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Presentation Pierre Hessler – To Conclude on the Digital Happiness Summit

Thijs Pepping
May 02, 2018

Our current research topic is called “Digital Happiness” and we’re exploring new ideas about how companies should interact with their clients and employees. This time we want to share the idea and vision from Pierre Hessler – To Conclude on the Digital Happiness Summit. Mr. Hessler shared his vision with us and our clients during our event In Pursuit of Digital Happiness in Brussels on November 9-10 2017.

As is tradition, Pierre Hessler brilliantly concludes the Digital Happiness Summit. He summarizes the two-day summit into five lessons and five actions to be taken. If you haven’t time to watch all the other presentation, then Mr. Hessler will give you a insightful and practical executive summary. If you like the video, consider subscribing to our YouTube channel!
About Pierre Hessler Mr. Hessler is a Capgemini Fellow and Chairman’s delegate.He focuses on business transformation, business technology and the digital enterprise. 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 70, married with 2 children, graduate of the University of Lausanne with degrees in law and economics, author of “Media and Corporate Scandals”.   About the In Pursuit of Digital Happiness events Two recent deep dives with a group of  IT Executives gave us more insights in how our current research topic “Digital Happiness” is going to evolve. We’ll share the videos recorded at these meetings that we’ve organized in the coming months. Both in the US (Chicago) and Europe (Brussels) business executives, media experts and academia shared their views on the massive transformative impact of digital technologies. The fundamentals on which the program In Pursuit of Digital Happiness was based are simple: the technological and financial limitations of digital progress have been dealt with. The real question to answer for businesses to be successful in the society that emerges is, “What do we desire?” Happiness, in the broad definition by the school of positive psychology – from fun and the daily pleasure to getting in a state of flow, and the rewarding feeling of living a meaningful life and doing meaningful things – guided the discussions about the social desirability.  

About the author

Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Thijs Pepping is a humanistic trend analyst in the field of new technologies. He is part of the think tank within SogetiLabs and in his work he continuously wonders and analyses what the impact of New Technologies is on our lives, organizations and society. He specialized in Humanistic Counselling and Education at the University of Humanistics in Utrecht and worked for five years with autistic chi

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