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A New Dean for the New School Year at Grenoble Ecole de Management

pigni federico doyen GEM - credit photo : bruno fournier
Published on
20 October 2020

Federico Pigni, the sixth New Dean of Faculty at GEM, elected in July 2020, has now fully taken on his new functions. He is the third Dean to be elected and his plans are shaped by his vision

His vision

“Our school faculty is a strong collective that surprises with its agility, adaptability, energy and ability to innovate. I want to get involved in the development of our differences and strengths by actively contributing to overcoming the obstacles and uncertainties of the current context. The analyses of our differentiators, our strategy, and the capitalization of our collective experiences have shaped the three principles that define my project for our faculty:

“1/ To build on the collective engagement and thus empower the faculty at GEM to act ‘glocally’ (think global, act local strategy).

2/ To focus on transparency and simplification of the organization at GEM so that faculty are aware of who does what, how we operate and how decisions are made.

3/ To implement the conditions required for GEM faculty to excel both individually and collectively in research, pedagogy, engagement and societal impact, so that “we can drink our own champagne.” Explains Pigni.

A Systems Information Management Specialist

At the age of 45, Federico Pigni is a Professor in Information Systems at Grenoble Ecole de Management. He has a Degree in Business Management achieved with Cum Laude and a Doctorate in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. He is also co-author of the book “Information Systems for Managers”, a textbook adopted by nearly 100 universities around the world. Between 1999 and 2010 he was a Researcher and Professor at the University Carlo Cattaneo LIUC, at the Cattolica University and Bocconi School of Economics, in Italy. He also did a post-doctorate at France Telecom R&D and co-founded Lab4Consulting, a consulting firm in the future of IS. His research is currently focused on the possibilities of creating value from Big Data, Digital twins and 5G networks.

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ABOUT Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) is more than just a school. GEM represents an open-ended laboratory – a Business Lab for Society - through which 8,000 students and 500 employees learn and work everyday t solve complex problems and overcome major challenges for business and society. Founded in Grenoble, a city of science and technology, the school has developed solid expertise in the management of technology and innovation. This foundation has enabled GEM to expand its research, teaching and expertise to meet challenges in the digital world, healthcare, energy, entrepreneurship, territorial ecosystems in transition and geopolitics.

By developing its own educational model, GEM has become a center for experimentation, study and creation. The school offers 50 educational programs in French and English that cover all levels of study from undergraduate to graduate, doctoral and continuing education. Students can take part in programs delivered in Grenoble, Paris, Berlin, Singapore, Moscow, Georgia or Casablanca.

The school is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA and member of the french “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles”. Its programs are regularly ranked by major international economic newspapers and magazines. As an institution for higher education (EESC) affiliated with the Grenoble Chamber of Commerce and Industry, GEM is a founding member of the GIANT Innovation Campus in Grenoble as well as an associate member of the Université Grenoble Alpes Community.

Photo Credit: Bruno Fournier