Donald A. Marchand


Dr. Marchand is a frequent and acclaimed speaker on a variety of compelling business topics at corporate seminars and conferences worldwide.  For information regarding how to engage Dr. Marchand contact: or

Speaking Engagements

International CFO/HR Directors Forum
Singapore, November 2015

Society for Information Management APC Meeting
Chicago, May 2014

Novartis SMS for Life Town Meeting
Basel, Switzerland, September 2012

McKesson Leadership Summit
Washington, DC, August 2010

Incontri ICT 2010
Stresa, Italy, July 2010

SC Johnson European IT Forum
Divonne, France, June 2010

The Technological Forum on Information Management
Bucaramanga, Colombia, May 2010

IT Challenges 2010
Copenhagen, Denmark, February 2010

EuroCIO Conference
Geneva, Switzerland, November 2007

15th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
St. Gallen, Switzerland, June 2007

HP Executive Sumit 2007
Budapest, Hungary, June 2007

McKinsey EM College
Cambridge, England, July 2006

The Research Board
London, England, March 2006

E&P Data and Information Management Conference
London, England, February 2006

Leaders Forum
Helsinki, Finland, February 2006

The Indian Institute for Planning and Management (IIPM)
Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai, January 2006

DSM World ITC Meeting 2005
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2005

ETIS 4th CIO Executive Workshop
Frankfurt, Germany, September 2005

CISCO/BNPP Trusted Advisor Club
London, England, September 2005

DCS 7th ITM Europe Conference Workshop on the Business Value of IT
Budapest, Hungary, September 2005

Gartner CIO Exchange 2005
Egham, UK, June 2005

Swiss IT Leadership Forum 2005
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, June 2005

Keynote: eponline Annual Conference
Saltzburg, Austria, November 2004

Keynote: 7th International Bielefeld Conference 2004
Bielefield, Germany, February 2004

December 2003
Cognos Executive Forum with Larry Bossidy
Frankfurt, Germany

November 2003
SIS Forum 2003
Brussels, Belgium

Keynote: Enterprise 2003, The Cognos Business Forum
Lausanne and Zurich Switzerland, October 2003

Society for Information Management (SIM)
Advanced Practices Council,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, September 2003

Informatik - Kolloquium
Universität Zurich, June 2003

Keynote: IO World 2003 Seoul, Korea, March 2003

Keynote: Online Information 2002 Conference London, December 2002.  

"e-Business: What is it Really About?", a seminar for the Board of Directors, Senior Management and Friends of the Company, by OTAVA Book and Magazine Publishing Group, Helsinki, Finland, August 19, 2002.

"Managing Information, People and IT to improve Performance", half-day seminar with CEO and Senior Business Leaders of TPG Post, Arnhem, The Netherlands, June 14, 2002.

"Managing Information, People and IT to Improve Performance", one day workshop in the Senior Leadership in Action Program, VIA Group, Helsinki, Finland, June 3, 2002.

"e-Business: Back to Basics", for the Tetra Pak Finance Conference, Barcelona, Spain, April 29, 2002.

"Making the Invisible Visible: Future Roles of CIO", for the Research Board, Munich, Germany, October 30 and November 6, 2001.

"Making the Invisible Visible: How Companies Win with the Right Information, People and IT", for the Schweizer Banken-und Finanzsymposium 2001, UNISYS International Management Centre, Sain-Paul-de-Vence, France, September 12, 2001.

"Evaluating the Competitive Value of e-Business Strategies and Information Capabilities", for the CISCO Trusted Advisors Club, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 3, 2001.

"Making the Invisible Visible: How Companies Win with the Right Information, People and IT", for the Business Objects IT Summit 2001, sponsored by Business Objects in association with IBM, London, UK, May 15, 2001.

"Competing with Information, People and IT", for the International Marketing Conference, HOLCIM, Hanover, Germany, June 7, 2001.

"e-Business, Information Capabilities and Business Performance", for the Financial Controllers' Conference, Emerging Markets, CEEMEA, Citibank, London, November 21, 2000.

"e-Business: The Right Mix of Business Strategies and Capabilities", for the AOMS Customer Conference, Odyssey Asset Management Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, November 9, 2000.

"e-Business Strategy and Information Capabilities", Senior Management Conference, TNO, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 13, 2000.

"e-Business", Annual Customer Conference, sponsored by Swiss Re Life & Health, Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain, September 18, 2000.

"Competing in the e-Economy", First International Senior Management Conference, sponsored by VNU, Cannes, France, September 15, 2000. (CS)

"The Challenge of Knowledge Expansion", for the CAT Eltrak Dealer Conference, sponsored by Caterpillar Europe, Crete, Greece, June 22, 2000.

"e-Business Strategy, Information Capabilities and Business Performance: Getting the Right Mix", for the Xerox Europe Industrial Business Executive Conference, sponsored by Xerox Corporation, Milan, Italy, June 20, 2000. (CS)

"Competing with Information, People and IT to Improve Business Performance", for the Global CIO Conference, sponsored by Zurich Financial Services, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland, May 11, 2000.

"e-Business", for the Information Session, International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland, March 23, 2000.

"Predicting and Improving Corporate Performance: The IO Key", UBS, Wolfsberg, Switzerland, February 15, 2000.

"e-Business", for the 4th Dimension Team, sponsored by Tetrapak, Evian, France, February 14, 2000.

"e-Commerce: A Look into the Future", Eurodrive 2000, European Management Conference, Baxter Corporation, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, December 8, 1999. (CS)

"Competing with Information and IT", I-Segment Management Meeting, ABB, Zurich, Switzerland, October 25, 1999.

"Managing Information, People and IT to Improve Business Performance", for the Ruling Companies, Milan, Italy, October 14, 1999.

"The Information Revolution", for the Managing Board, Strauss-Elite Group, Ltd., Evian, France, August 29, 1999.

"Managing Information, People and IT to Achieve Superior Business Performance", for the European Asset Management Summit, sponsored by Business Week and Cadogan International Conferences Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland, May 12, 1999.

"Are you betting your company's demand/supply chain on BPR (Business Process Redesign) and IT again?", Executive Dinner Presentation, sponsored by Cambridge Technology Partners, S.A., Geneva, Switzerland, December 3, 1998.

"Navigating Business Success: Research Study Update", SITE Launch Meeting, sponsored by Andersen Consulting, Montreal, Canada, November 10, 1998.

"The Future in Telecommunications and IT: Its Implications for Business Strategy and Banking", at the 40th Forex (Foreign Exchange) Geneva '98 Congress, Geneva, Switzerland, June 5, 1998.

"Competing with Information: Know What You Want", Making Knowledge Work for our Clients: A Business Integration Perspective, 3rd Knowledge Management Conference, sponsored by Andersen Consulting, London, UK, March 9, 1998.

"Competing with Information", for the 1998 European Technology Summit, sponsored by Andersen Consulting, January 27, 1998, Nice, France.

"Competing with Information", for the Channel Vision Conference, sponsored by Caterpillar Overseas S.A., November 18-19, 1997, Nice, France.

"Competing with Information: Managerial Mindsets Count!" for the First Annual Symposium, sponsored by the Baan Institute, July 10, 1997, Putten, The Netherlands.

"Building Digital Business Capabilities", for the Quarterly Meeting of SBC's Global Service Products Division, sponsored by the Swiss Bank Corporation, July 4, 1997, Sigriswil, Switzerland.

"Competing in the new information age", for the AFS Management Conference, sponsored by the ABB Group, Financial Services, May 26, 1997, Burgenstock, Switzerland.

"Managing Information about Customers and Services-A Look into the Future of Private Banking", for senior executives and managers of Union Bancaire Privée, May 6, 1997, Geneva, Switzerland.

"Managing the "I" in IT: creating business value with information and technology", for the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce, sponsored by the RSA, February 19, 1997, London, UK.

"Supply Chain Management and Information Management--Improving Your Chances of Success", for the 4th Global Conference on Information Management, sponsored by Management Centre Europe, American Management Association, December 1, 1995, Brussels, Belgium.

"The Global Information Infrastructure: Promises and Realities", sponsored by Executives International, February 23, 1995, Lausanne, Switzerland.

"The Global Information Infrastructure: Promises and Realities" sponsored by the International Public Relations Association, February 1, 1995, Geneva, Switzerland.


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