Roundtable on Digital Strategies

European Roundtable Chapter Kickoff Meeting

November 2, 2007 • Zurich, Switzerland

European Roundtable Chapter Kickoff Meeting Photo


European Chapter hosted by Holcim

CIOs from ABB, Bechtel, Hilti, Holcim, and Nestle were joined by academics from Tuck for this kickoff meeting.

In this meeting, members of the European Roundtable Chapter gathered for their first organizational meeting to get to know each other and to set a course for the direction for the chapter to take. The goals for this meeting included the following:

  • To gain some understanding of each other’s companies and the chief issues they face as CIOs;
  • To make a list of topics they would like to address in future roundtables, deciding on a topic for the April 2008 Roundtable in London, and prioritizing some topics for the Fall 2008 joint Roundtable in Munich;
  • To review how the Roundtable has been run in the U.S. and express and agree on expectations for the European chapter;
  • To have a short content discussion about the role of the CIO, where it is headed, and what the key issues are in Europe.
  • Geir Ramleth, SVP and CIO, Bechtel (left)
    Jim Barrington, CIO, Novartis (right)

  • Urs Bleisch, SVP and CIO, Holcim

  • Olivier Gouin, SVP and Group CIO, Nestlé (left) Haider Rashid, CIO, ABB Group (right)

  • Martin Petry, CIO, Hilti

  • back row: Olivier Gouin, CIO, Neste; Martin Petry, CIO, Hilti; Jim Barrington, CIO, Novartis; Haider Rashid, CIO, ABB Group; M. Eric Johnson, Tuck.
    front row: Urs Bleisch, CIO, Holcim; Hans Brechbühl,



List of Participants

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