The main function of the Advisory Board
is to advise the management of the MSc in Digital Business on the curriculum taught in the programme in order to ensure that graduates meet all the requirements of the marketplace for talent in various areas of digital business.
The Board pools experts from industry, consulting and academia who specialise in various aspects of digitisation.
Current members of the Advisory Board:
Didier is the senior vice president and global practice leader at Capgemini Consulting. He also heads Capgemini Consulting's Digital Transformation programme. Didier has over 25 years’ experience in strategy development, globalisation, internet & digital economics as well as in business transformation for large multinational corporations. Together with George Westerman and Andrew McAfee, he is the author of the Harvard Business Review Press book "Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation".Didier Bonnet on LinkedIn
Julien is the director of Platform Partnerships at Facebook, managing the team responsible for Facebook’s developer relations and platform marketing. Formerly he was the director of business development at Microsoft Corporation where he created and launched the BizSpark programme for startups. Julien also serves on the board of the french newspaper Le Monde. He’s the co-author of the Pearson book "The Kelkoo.com success story".Julien Codorniou on LinkedIn
Lucile Hyon-Le Gourrièrec
Lucile leads the Marketing for Big Data & Analytics category at IBM France. She is also contributing actively to the digital transformation of IBM by offering innovative ways of conducting marketing activities using digital resources to targeted customers. Lucile has over 20 years' experience in marketing and communication for leading software publishers as well as start-ups. She has an extensive presence on social networks on topics related to extracting value from big data, and has recently contributed to the first French collaborative book on the topic, Tout savoir sur le Big Data, to be published by Kawa Editions in 2015.Lucile Hyon-Le Gourrière on LinkedIn
Hanno is the president and managing director of SAP Labs France. Recently, he has been asked to take on new responsibilities: to develop the Active Global Support line of business for the public sector worldwide. He played a key role in developing the Latin American market units for SAP in the '90s. He also headed the Public Sector Industry Solution Management in the United States before being named vice president of Business Development and Field Services for the Public Services unit.Hanno Klausmeier on LinkedIn
Bill is a professor of Marketing, Information Technologies and Computer Science at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. He is also the director of the Center for Complexity in Business. He has published numerous articles on matters related to digital communications and marketing in top scientific journals. He is the co-author of the MIT Press book: "An Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling: Modeling Natural, Social, and Engineered Complex Systems with NetLogo".Bill Rand's page at RHSmith.edu
Nicolas is the director of Innovation, Digital Transformation and Culture at AXA France. He is in charge of supporting the cultural shift in terms of innovation and digital transformation by fostering digitally fluent customer-centric leaders to develop innovations for better understanding of the customer behaviours in the digital economy. Previously he has served as the director of Digital and Learning Transformation at Danone.Nicolas Rolland on LinkedIn
Joel is a professor and the Frederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. Previously he held positions at University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Management and Yale University. He has published numerous research articles in top scientific journals on issues related to digital products, including piracy, pricing, and revenue sharing. He is the author of the Princeton University Press book "Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn't Buy Presents for the Holidays".Joel Waldfogel's page at CarlsonSchool.edu
Zakaria Babutsidze, MSc Digital Business director
Zakaria holds a PhD in Economics of Technical Change from Maastricht University's School of Business and Economics. He has held research position at the United Nations University's UNU-MERIT. Currently he is an associate professor at SKEMA Business School. In parallel he has an appointment at the OFCE Sciences Po Paris.
His research focuses on social interaction and how advancement of digital technology has changed the impact of such interactions on the economy. He has published a number of articles in scientific journals on topics such as social networks, blogosphere, and advertising. His research has been supported by grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the European Commission and the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net.