A globally recognized thought leader on digital transformation, Dr Didier Bonnet pioneered the concept of digital transformation over a decade ago and is co-author of the best-selling book “Leading Digital” described as the “source code” for understanding the DNA of successful digital transformation. His forthcoming new book “Hacking Digital” is focused on best-practice execution. Didier is a strategic thinker who blends in-depth research with deep business experience, having helped some of the world’s largest organizations transform into digital leaders. Didier is a Professor of Strategy and Digital Transformation at IMD Business School is Switzerland.
A true global citizen, disruptive thinker and digital optimist, Didier believes that digital technologies will have a profound impact on individuals, business and society. Didier was a precursor in anticipating the scale, and the likely transformational impact of the digital revolution that is sweeping through our economies.
Didier helps boards of large organizations make the shift to the new digital economy. For the last ten years, he has also led a joint research collaboration with the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), at the Sloan School of Management, focussed on researching the impact of digital technology on business and society. At IMD Business School, Didier teaches and advise on digital strategy and transformation to senior executives of large organizations both in open and custom programs.
Didier started in high tech and strategy consulting, he was the Global Leader of the Telecom, Media & Entertainment practice at Gemini Consulting for 15 years and Executive Vice President and Global Digital Transformation Leader at Capgemini Invent. He has more than 30 years' experience in strategy development, globalization, internet & digital economics as well as in business transformation for large multinational corporations. Didier was voted “Global Digital Leader of the Year 2018” by the CDO Conclave, in the “Top 20 Digital Transformation Leaders to Follow on Twitter in 2020” a “Top 5 Global Thought Leaders & Influencers on Digital disruption” by Thinkers 360 in 2021.
Didier has written numerous articles and is frequently quoted in the press, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The Economist. He also regularly provides commentary for broadcasters such as the BBC, CNN, Reuters and CNBC. Didier graduated in business economics from a French “Grandes Ecoles” and earned his Doctorate from New College, University of Oxford. He is based in London, England.
What does digital transformation mean in 2021? And what drives the elusive success? Transforming technology and its experience comes in all shapes and sizes. Didier Bonnet will help us understand the why, how and what of what it means to be transforming in the digital age.