Faculty Directory

Hans-Ch. Brechbühl

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



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

AREAS OF EXPERTISEDigital strategies in corporations, role of IT and the CIO, organizational change

Current Research Topics

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

Selected Publications

  • 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 2004
  • "Linking Demand Chain and Supply," Le Nouvel Hebdo, July 5, 2002
  • "Migrating Asia’s Manufacturing," BusinessWeek CEO Forum Executive Briefing, 2001
  • With S. Ferencikova, "Transition at Whirlpool Tatramat: How to Enter Emerging Markets in Central and Eastern Europe," William Davidson Institute, 1999

Working Papers

  • With S. Berghaus, T. Sammer, and A. Back, "Opportunities and Challenges of Second Generation Enterprise Mobility"

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 IT Software & Services, 2014–present
  • Board, Sports Venue Foundation (Upper Valley Aquatic Center), Hartford, VT, 2011–present
  • 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

Research & Teaching Summary

Through Tuck’s Center for Digital Strategies, Hans Brechbühl explores the impact of digital strategies in organizations with a particular focus on the role of the CIO. He came to Tuck after work in military intelligence and the communications industry and is also affiliated with Dartmouth College’s Institute for Security, Technology, and Society.