About the Roundtable for Digital Strategies
Membership in the Roundtable on Digital Strategies delivers an ongoing series of business dialogues at which CIO's (chief information officers) and top-level executives of American and European corporations share new insight into the enabling role of information technology in meeting current business challenges. In focused discussions that cut across organizations and industries, Roundtable participants from noncompeting member corporations examine meaningful business issues they have in common. They come away from the day-long experience with new ideas and new approaches to specific challenges—the kind of creative assessment that arises only from diverse perspectives. Because participants themselves help choose each topic, the discussions are always relevant to their real-world concerns.
Executives are drawn from different industries to share their perspectives on a specific business issue and wrestle with concerns common across sectors. The Roundtable also invites two or three leading academics who bring examples from industries other than those represented and provide any theory needed. Participants are expected to bring their best practices, share their key issues and strive to generate new insights to business problems together. Recent topics include nurturing innovation, collaborative leadership, strategic partnering and working in emerging markets.
The Roundtable meets four times a year to discuss a specific business issue. The Americas and European chapters meet jointly once a year, alternating between a European and an American host. The Americas chapter meets separately two additional times per year while the European chapter gathers once a year. Each meeting is a full day event and includes a dinner together the evening before. Member companies take turns hosting the meetings.
Each Roundtable results in a written summary distributed to participants in a timely manner and, subject to a confidentiality review, made available publicly. The Roundtable is run by the Center for Digital Strategies at Tuck and governed by a Roundtable Executive Committee.
Roundtable on Digital Strategies Executive Committee
- Bill Blausey, VP & CIO, Eaton
- Martin Petry, CIO, Hilt
- Geir Ramleth, CIO, Bechtel
- Per-Åke Tobiasson, Head of Global IM and CIO, Tetra Pak
- Hans Brechbühl, Executive Director, Center for Digital Strategies
- M. Eric Johnson, Director, Center for Digital Strategies