Faculty Directory

Hans-Ch. Brechbühl

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration
Executive Director, Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies






AM, Harvard University, 1993; Advanced Linguist Certificate, Defense Language Institute, 1990; BS, United States Military Academy, 1982

Areas of Expertise

Digital transformation, role of IT and the CIO, enterprise digital strategies, organizational change

Current Research Topics

  • Role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Digital Officer (CDO)
  • Digital transformation and organizational change
  • Role and development of information security
  • Digital strategies and collaboration

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2001–present
  • Faculty Director, Business Engagement and the Information Security Professional, Tuck Executive Education, 2008–present
  • Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Security Technology Studies, Dartmouth College, 2005–present
  • Executive Director, Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies, Tuck School, 2001–present
  • Director of Operations, 1993–95, Managing Director, 1995–98, William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan Business School

Nonacademic positions

  • Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, Trade.com Global Markets (BlueStone Capital), 2000
  • Group Vice President, Corporate Development, Metromedia International Telecommunications, Inc., 1998–2000
  • Change Management Consultant, Tichy-Cohen Associates, 1997–98
  • Officer, U.S. Army, Military Intelligence, U.S. Army- Europe (Germany), 1982–89

Board memberships

  • Member, World Economic Forum's Global Council on the Future of Software & Society, 2014–present
  • Board, Sports Venue Foundation (Upper Valley Aquatic Center), Hartford, VT, 2011–2015
  • Advisory Board, Waldorf School of Garden City, NY, 2014–present
  • Advisory Board, New England Technology Summit, 2003–06
  • Board of Trustees, Upper Valley Waldorf School, Quechee, VT, 2002–05
  • Board of Trustees, Waldorf School of Garden City, NY, 1999–2009

Editorial positions

  • Judge, CIO 100 Awards, 2012–present
  • Editor, CISO Workshop overview series, 2011–present
  • Editor, Roundtable on Digital Strategies overview series, 2001–present

Selected Publications

  • With A. Trnjanin, "Im Zeitalter des Kunden gibt dieser das Tempo vor," Handelszeitung (CH), Digital Transformation Issue, April 14, 2016
  • Contributor, Deep Shift: 21 Ways Software Will Transform Global Society, World Economic Forum, November 2015
  • With S. Berghaus, T. Sammer and A. Back, "Balancing Innovation and Operations: Opportunities and Challenges of Second Generation Enterprise Mobility," Journal of Management Systems, Volume: 3, Issue: 24, 2014
  • With T. Sammer and A. Back, "The New Enterprise Mobility: Seizing the Opportunities and Challenges in Corporate Mobile IT," Americas' Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), August 2013
  • With R. Bruce, S. Dynes, M.E. Johnson, "Protecting Critical Information Infrastructure: Developing Cybersecurity Policy," Information Technology for Development (online edition), May 21, 2009
  • With S. Dynes and M.E. Johnson, "Information Security in the Extended Enterprise: Some Initial Results from a Field Study of an Industrial Firm," proceedings, Workshop on the Economics of Information Security, Harvard University, 2005
  • "Best Practices for Service Organizations," Business Strategy Review (a London Business School publication), 15(1), Spring 200
  • With S. Ferencikova, "Transition at Whirlpool Tatramat: How to Enter Emerging Markets in Central and Eastern Europe," William Davidson Institute, 1999