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M. Eric Johnson
Benjamin Ames Kimball Professor of the Science of Administration

E-Mail: M.Eric.Johnson@dartmouth.edu
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Eric's teaching and research focuses on the impact of information technology on supply chain management. Through grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Science Foundation, he is studying how information security and trust effect supply chain relationships. His recent book, Managing Information Risk and the Economics of Security (Springer 2009) examines how organizations can protect their information assets. He has testified before the US Congress on information security and collaboration and published many related articles in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, and CIO Magazine. He is particularly interested in the supply chain challenges faced by industries with short product life cycles such as computers, toys, and apparel. He was previously employed by Vanderbilt University, Hewlett-Packard Co., and Systems Modeling Corp. He has consulted for diverse companies such as Nokia, Hewlett-Packard, Accenture, Pepsi, DHL, The Parthenon Group, Lucent, Mattel, Campbell-Hausfeld, Fleetguard, and Kulic & Soffa. Eric holds an MS in industrial engineering and operations research from Penn State University, and a PhD in industrial engineering from Stanford University.

Hans Brechbühl
Executive Director
Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration

E-Mail: Hans.C.Brechbuhl@dartmouth.edu
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Hans leads the center's outreach efforts. Before joining Tuck, he was group VP of corporate development for Metromedia International Telecommunications and an executive for a financial dotcom. At MITI, Hans led business development and strategy from 1998-2000, negotiating cable, telecoms, and internet deals. As managing director of the Davidson Institute from 1993-98, Hans co-directed a $3.5 million independent business education institute focused on emerging markets at the University of Michigan Business School. He built corporate partnerships with AT&T, Whirlpool, P&G, and other Fortune 500 companies and was responsible for establishing all aspects of the Institute's operations as a startup. In a previous life, Hans served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army where he led tactical units on the Iron Curtain in Europe for six years. He holds an AM from Harvard University and a BS in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Hans is of Swiss heritage and speaks a number of European languages.

J Childs Jennifer Childs
Corporate Relations Manager - Bay Area
E-Mail: Jennifer.E.Childs@dartmouth.edu
Jennifer comes to the center with a background in marketing and public relations, including five years of experience in telecommunications. She has worked as a researcher for the Telecommunication Information Policy Institute, evaluating telecommunications infrastructure development on the Texas-Mexico border. She also has worked as an analyst evaluating 3G technology in the UK, and developed international marketing schemes for Vonova, an early leader in VoIP and VON. Jennifer holds a BS and MA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kelli C Pippin Kelli C. Pippin
Web and Marketing Manager
E-Mail: Kelli.Pippin@dartmouth.edu
Kelli leads the web and marketing efforts of the center. She brings with her 12 years of integrated marketing and public relations experience gained in the luxury consumer products field, renewable energy and hospitality industries. She acts as sole proprietor of an ecommerce advisement consulting company. She has developed multiple online loyalty programs, back-end ordering systems and client-facing websites with an emphasis on rich media, usability, social networking and scalability. She has always worked to position brands to compete globally and rise to become leaders in their fields. Kelli holds a BA from Wesleyan College.

L Tait Leslie Tait
Center Administrator
E-Mail: Leslie.R.Tait@dartmouth.edu
Leslie joined the Center for Digital Strategies in October 2001 after more than a decade in private industry as an office and laboratory administrative professional. In addition to Leslie's administrative assistant duties at the center, she also provides academic support for the center team and affiliated faculty.

Appari Ajit Appari
Research Fellow
E-Mail: Ajit.Appari@dartmouth.edu
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Ajit’s research focuses on risk measurement and risk management of information technology investments. Currently he is working on the center's research projects entitled "Information Risk in Data-Oriented Enterprises" focusing on information security in the health care sector. He recently graduated from Syracuse University with a PhD in Business Administration (Management Information Systems). He also holds a Master of Technology in Quality, Reliability and Operation Research from Indian Statistical Institute, India. Before pursuing his PhD he worked with Honeywell Technology Solutions Laboratory at Bangalore, a subsidiary of Honeywell Inc. USA, as Principal Software Engineer. His industry expertise includes quality management system deployment and assessment, and application of statistical techniques for process and product quality improvement.

Juhee KwonJuhee Kwon, Research Fellow. Juhee recently earned a PhD from Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. She received a master's degree in Information Management Systems from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003. Juhee's research interests cover a variety of topics in Management. Foremost among them is her investigation of Information Risk Management. She has a bachelor's degree in Microbiology from Kyungpook National University in Korea. Prior to joining the Purdue PhD program, she worked as a business analyst at Samsung Electronics and as a software engineer at Yahoo and LG.

The center is led by director M. Eric Johnson and executive director Hans Brechbühl. They are supported by Jennifer Childs, program manager; Kelli C. Pippin, web and marketing associate; and Leslie Tait, center administrator.

Ajit Appari is a research fellow and completes the core team.

Eric Johnson on securityVideo: Eric Johnson on IT challenges Fortune 500 companies face, e.g., protecting customer data and intellectual property.