5-Day Executive Program

Decision-Making in a Digital Age

The more data you have, the better your decisions will be! If this were true, todays organizations would be perfect decision engines: in 2019 alone, more data was collected than in the entire history of humanity before. In 2020, the total amount of data stored will double yet again. Despite this vast amount of data and billions being spent on hiring data science teams and developing business intelligence units, odds are your organization isn’t twice as smart as it was a year ago. At the same time, The Economist finds that more than two-thirds of senior managers continue to rely on their intuition. Are they simply wrong or outdated?

Is your organization twice as smart as it was a year ago?

Our leadership program is based on 30 years of world-leading research, spear-headed by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development under Prof. Gerd Gigerenzer, one of the most influential psychologists and decision scientists in the world today. You will gain an in-depth understanding of when and why intuition can be a powerful tool, how less information and complexity can drive better decisions in dynamic and uncertain environments, when new modes of work such as agile management will be effective, and when to use Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. Find out how to make the most of the innovative potential of your organization and create the conditions for sustained growth. The program also provides a unique platform for networking with like-minded managers from around the world by exploring Berlin as Europe's leading digital start-up capital and cultural hot bed.

  • June 29th

    Day 1

    A Map and a Compass - Navigating an Uncertain Business World

      Risk & Uncertainty: differentiating decision environments

      Cutting the Gordian Knot: how less can be more in an uncertain world
  • June 30th

    Day 2

    Which hype is for me? Assessing new technologies and modes of work

      Data-Driven Technologies: Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Industry 4.0

      Modes of Work: Agility (Scrum, Kanban) & Design Thinking
  • July 1st

    Day 3

    Developing effective decision tools for an uncertain world

      Building Blocks: understanding the basics of successful decision strategies

      Construction: developing decision strategies for the challenges you face
  • July 2nd

    Day 4

    The Power of the Gut and an Empowering Organizational Climate

      Trust Your Gut: when and why you should, and should not, trust your intuition

      Risk Savvy Organizations: Moving your organization from a destructive to a positive risk culture
  • July 3rd

    Day 5

    Final Day - Bringing it all together

      Augmented Intelligence: combining the power of machine intelligence and human expertise

      Open Q&A with Gerd Gigerenzer: inspiration for superior decision making in a digital age


Prof. Dr. Gerd Gigerenzer is a former Max-Planck Director and co-founder of Simply Rational. He is the most- cited German psychologist and one of the most influential psychologists in the world today.

Prof. Dr. Florian Artinger is an entrepreneur, behavioral economist, and data scientist. He is a co-founder of Simply Rational as well as a professor at Berlin International University.

Dr. Niklas Keller is an organizational psychologist and decision scientist. He is co-founder of Simply Rational and associate researcher of the Max Planck Institute and the Charité University Hospital.

About Simply Rational

Simply Rational is a spin-off of the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, a globally leading research institute on decision-making under uncertainty. Former Max-Planck Director and co-founder Prof. Gerd Gigerenzer has published over 600 articles on the topic and his award-winning books Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions and Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious have been translated into over 30 languages. We provide access to the latest scientific insights in the behavioral and data sciences to professionals in business, healthcare, and society. Our trainers are all experts in behavioral science, data science, or behavioral training. Together, we have trained several thousand professionals.

Senior Management / Leadership (English)

Monday, June 29th - Friday, July 3rd 2020

€ 4,500 (including all materials and catering; excluding travel, accommodation and VAT)

Berlin International University of Applied Sciences
Salzufer 6, 10587 Berlin, Germany

Booking Information

for further information as well as terms and conditions of the seminar please contact us via dmda2020@simplyrational.de.

Simply Rational GmbH

Eine Ausgründung aus dem Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung.

Angewandte Forschung aus Data Science, Behavioral Science und Organisationsentwicklung für erfolgreiche Entscheidungen.


Simply Rational GmbH
Eberhard-Roters-Platz 7a
DE-10965 Berlin

Fon: +49 (0)30 8 93 93 797
Email: kontakt@simplyrational.de