Hans Brechbühl is an Associate Professor of Practice at the SDA Bocconi School of Management where he leads corporate initiatives and researches/teaches on digital transformation, information security and their organizational impact. He was the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Strategies and an Adjunct Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth from 2000-2018, where, amongst other responsibilities, he led the center’s outreach and partnership-building efforts, building relationships with Global 1000 corporations in the Americas and Europe.
Brechbuhl’s research interests focus on the digital transformation and organizational change, the role of the CIO / CDO and corporate IT in today’s corporations, and the challenges of information security in a collaborative, networked environment. He has served as a judge for the CIO 100 Awards since 2012, as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society, and as an affiliated faculty member at the Institute for Security, Technology and Society at Dartmouth College.
Prior to Tuck, he was in corporate life, serving as a Senior VP, Global Partnerships in a .com and as Group VP of Corporate Development for Metromedia International Telecommunications, Inc. Prior to Metromedia, Hans was Managing Director of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and in a previous life, Hans served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army for ten years, where he led tactical units on the Iron Curtain in Europe.
Hans holds a master’s degree from Harvard University, a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, is an alum of the University of Michigan’s Global Leadership Program executive course and a graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterrey.