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Pierre Hessler

Chairman’s delegate, Capgemini


Pierre Hessler is a Capgemini Fellow and Chairman’s delegate. He focuses on business transformation, business technology and corporate management.

He is also a board member of Bureau Veritas SA and head of Actideas.

Pierre Hessler joined in 1993 Cap Gemini, where he served in several executive positions, notably as a member of the Directoire and as chairman and CEO of Gemini Consulting. He served on the board of directors between 2000 and 2012.

Pierre Hessler started his career in 1965 in IBM Switzerland, holding executive positions in Europe and in the United States, notably as corporate vice-president for marketing, and general manager for marketing, services and operations of IBM Europe.

Swiss and French citizen, aged 68, married with 2 children, graduate of the University  of Lausanne with degrees in law and economics, author of  “Media and Corporate Scandals”.


Complexity / Simplicity: Managing the Digital Enterprise

Much richer, non stop customer interactions, time compression, massive data flows... all contribute to the complexity of managing the digital enterprise. But technology brings better intelligence, easier mobilisation of energies and knowledge, faster development of new capabilities, new ways to cut across layers and silos... all should simplify the executive's life.

What areas of the business require more focus? Which tasks are becoming easier? How should executives relate to technology? On balance, is it easier or more difficult to manage the digital enterprise?