Michael Wade is the Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation and a Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD Business School.
He is the Director of the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an IMD and Cisco Initiative. Michael has more than 100 articles and presentations to his credit in leading academic journals and conferences, and has written seven books and more than 20 case studies based on his experience working with organizations. He directs the following IMD executive programs: Leading Digital Business Transformation, Digital Execution, and Digital Transformation for Boards. He has designed several customized programs for companies such as Credit Suisse, Vodafone, Maersk, Gazprom, PSA Peugeot Citroën, and Cartier. A consortium of Swiss newspapers named him one of the country’s top 10 digital thought leaders in 2016 and 2017. Professor Wade has provided consulting services, executive education, and expert evaluations to public and private sector organizations, including IBM, LVMH, Nestlé, Google, and Novartis. He obtained Honors BA, MBA, and PhD degrees from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada. He has lived and worked in seven countries and currently resides with his family in Switzerland.