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We are a team of young professionals surrounded by seasoned experts, sharing a common passion for Digital. We operate with integrity and honesty while putting our clients’ interests always first. We work hard, are reliable, motivated and we do what it takes to get the job done. We have fun and don’t take ourselves too seriously.

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Frédéric WEILL

Managing Partner and Founder

Frédéric is the founder of Swisscom Digital Technology. He has 25 years of experience in managing and growing technology firms in Europe. Frédéric co-founded Optaros in Boston (USA), which is now a recognized leader in the provision of innovative eCommerce services. Before that Frédéric was senior vice-president of Novell Inc.’s Consulting and Services in EMEA. He gained this position following Novell’s acquisition of Cambridge Technology Partners where he was Managing Director EMEA. Prior to this Frédéric worked for McKinsey & Company as an expert Associate Principal where he contributed to the launch of the Business Technology Office (BTO).

Before joining McKinsey, Frédéric worked as a VP of IT for SGS Société Générale de Surveillance (Geneva, Switzerland) and Accenture, where he started his professional career. Frédéric also served as a board member of Geneva’s chamber of commerce. He holds a degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich with a specialization in Parallel Computer Architecture and Business Administration.

Frédéric WEILL

Managing Partner and Founder

Frédéric is the founder of Swisscom Digital Technology. He has 25 years of experience in managing and growing technology firms in Europe. Frédéric co-founded Optaros in Boston (USA), which is now a recognized leader in the provision of innovative eCommerce services. Before that Frédéric was senior vice-president of Novell Inc.’s Consulting and Services in EMEA. He gained this position following Novell’s acquisition of Cambridge Technology Partners where he was Managing Director EMEA. Prior to this Frédéric worked for McKinsey & Company as an expert Associate Principal where he contributed to the launch of the Business Technology Office (BTO).

Before joining McKinsey, Frédéric worked as a VP of IT for SGS Société Générale de Surveillance (Geneva, Switzerland) and Accenture, where he started his professional career. Frédéric also served as a board member of Geneva’s chamber of commerce. He holds a degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich with a specialization in Parallel Computer Architecture and Business Administration.

Paul de LA ROCHEFOUCAULD

Partner

Paul’s interest lies in applying the disruptive nature of the internet to traditional business models. Having been recognized as one of Switzerland’s top-100 business leaders in 2007, he is involved in the operations of various Swiss online ventures. Being a true European citizen, Paul is a French national living in Switzerland, who is fluent in French, English and German. Paul holds a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Mechanical and Digital Image Processing from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Paul is a well-known figure of today’s European Internet community and a serial entrepreneur who co-founded a number of successful online start-ups over the last ten years, including SourcingParts.com, MFG.com, and more recently iTaste.com. He has also been working very closely with one of Switzerland’s e-commerce pioneers since their very first days: leshop.ch.

Paul de LA ROCHEFOUCAULD

Partner

Paul’s interest lies in applying the disruptive nature of the internet to traditional business models. Having been recognized as one of Switzerland’s top-100 business leaders in 2007, he is involved in the operations of various Swiss online ventures. Being a true European citizen, Paul is a French national living in Switzerland, who is fluent in French, English and German. Paul holds a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Mechanical and Digital Image Processing from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Paul is a well-known figure of today’s European Internet community and a serial entrepreneur who co-founded a number of successful online start-ups over the last ten years, including SourcingParts.com, MFG.com, and more recently iTaste.com. He has also been working very closely with one of Switzerland’s e-commerce pioneers since their very first days: leshop.ch.

Kay FLIEGER

Partner

Throughout his professional career, he has been able to develop a high level of expertise in IT, especially process optimization, architecture definition, outsourcing and business transformation. His strengths lie in his ability to combine his knowledge in business strategy with his change management skills, which he can both apply to a wide variety of industries, including telecommunication, blue chip, financial services, consumer goods and government organizations. Kay holds a Master’s of Science in Industrial management and Manufacturing from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ).

Kay is heading up the e-commerce practice at Open Web Technology. He has over 15 years’ experience in consulting and change management in the areas of e-commerce and customer relationship management. Prior to his joining, Kay was a director at Optaros where he worked as client partner and account manager for their blue-chip clients, helping them to design, implement, roll-out and operate advanced IT-solutions. He started his career at Cambridge Technology Partners, where he worked as a senior consultant.

Kay FLIEGER

Partner

Throughout his professional career, he has been able to develop a high level of expertise in IT, especially process optimization, architecture definition, outsourcing and business transformation. His strengths lie in his ability to combine his knowledge in business strategy with his change management skills, which he can both apply to a wide variety of industries, including telecommunication, blue chip, financial services, consumer goods and government organizations. Kay holds a Master’s of Science in Industrial management and Manufacturing from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ).

Kay is heading up the e-commerce practice at Open Web Technology. He has over 15 years’ experience in consulting and change management in the areas of e-commerce and customer relationship management. Prior to his joining, Kay was a director at Optaros where he worked as client partner and account manager for their blue-chip clients, helping them to design, implement, roll-out and operate advanced IT-solutions. He started his career at Cambridge Technology Partners, where he worked as a senior consultant.

Markus EBERHARD

Partner

Throughout his career Markus Eberhard built an expertise in product development, user-oriented digital development and omnichannel transformation. He combines this solid foundation with his experience in strategic management and over 10 years of leadership practice. Before joining Open Web Technology as a partner at the time of the joint venture with Swisscom in early 2016, he acted as Senior Vice President “Online and Crosschannel Support” responsible for the digital and omnichannel transformation of Swisscom. In this role he was in charge of leading the strategic development as well as the technical development of the online channel.

He defined and executed the omnichannel strategy of Swisscom. His distinctive focus on customer oriented development, combined with his expertise in the digitalization process of the user interaction with a multi-level approach, expands the track record of OpenWT’s leadership team.

Markus EBERHARD

Partner

Throughout his career Markus Eberhard built an expertise in product development, user-oriented digital development and omnichannel transformation. He combines this solid foundation with his experience in strategic management and over 10 years of leadership practice. Before joining Open Web Technology as a partner at the time of the joint venture with Swisscom in early 2016, he acted as Senior Vice President “Online and Crosschannel Support” responsible for the digital and omnichannel transformation of Swisscom. In this role he was in charge of leading the strategic development as well as the technical development of the online channel.

He defined and executed the omnichannel strategy of Swisscom. His distinctive focus on customer oriented development, combined with his expertise in the digitalization process of the user interaction with a multi-level approach, expands the track record of OpenWT’s leadership team.

Pierre GRYDBECK

Head of Solutions

Passionate about technology, Pierre was an earlier joiner and key contributor to the growth of OpenWT.
He has a proven expertise delivering ambitious technological projects for leading companies in industries ranging from manufacturing to health or telecommunications - always with a hands-on approach.

Pierre holds a Master’s in Communication System from EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) focused on distributed systems and software engineering. Prior to joining OpenWT, Pierre worked for Microsoft in Switzerland and in the US and founded a web development firm. When he is not working, you will find Pierre cooking or scouting gourmet restaurants.

Pierre GRYDBECK

Head of Solutions

Passionate about technology, Pierre was an earlier joiner and key contributor to the growth of OpenWT.
He has a proven expertise delivering ambitious technological projects for leading companies in industries ranging from manufacturing to health or telecommunications - always with a hands-on approach.

Pierre holds a Master’s in Communication System from EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) focused on distributed systems and software engineering. Prior to joining OpenWT, Pierre worked for Microsoft in Switzerland and in the US and founded a web development firm. When he is not working, you will find Pierre cooking or scouting gourmet restaurants.

Cédric DEBRUNNER

Partner

Cédric has more than 25 years of experience in the ICT industry. He has built a specific acumen in driving and growing business development organisations to address multinational and large companies. The last 14 years, he actively participated to the business model transformation of Orange Business Services from a pure telecom player to a world leader in digital B2B and B2C consulting, solutions and services provider with a broad portfolio such as global IT infrastructures, IoT, omni-channel customer engagement, digital workplace, etc.

Before joining Orange, Cédric worked for the Swiss IT manufacturer and solutions provider Ascom where he managed and developed the Suisse Romande region and then joined a start-up of the group to develop the Southern Europe countries.  He started his career in a banking software company.

Cédric holds a Master of Science from the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) completed by a Program for Executive Development cursus at the IMD Business School of Lausanne. Innovation, challenges and customer satisfaction are guiding him.

Cédric DEBRUNNER

Partner

Cédric has more than 25 years of experience in the ICT industry. He has built a specific acumen in driving and growing business development organisations to address multinational and large companies. The last 14 years, he actively participated to the business model transformation of Orange Business Services from a pure telecom player to a world leader in digital B2B and B2C consulting, solutions and services provider with a broad portfolio such as global IT infrastructures, IoT, omni-channel customer engagement, digital workplace, etc.

Before joining Orange, Cédric worked for the Swiss IT manufacturer and solutions provider Ascom where he managed and developed the Suisse Romande region and then joined a start-up of the group to develop the Southern Europe countries.  He started his career in a banking software company.

Cédric holds a Master of Science from the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) completed by a Program for Executive Development cursus at the IMD Business School of Lausanne. Innovation, challenges and customer satisfaction are guiding him.

Pascal CHATELAIN

Director

Pascal brings along many years of management & digital consulting experience and is seeking attractive and challenging projects for CIOs /CxOs to support their digital transformation. Before joining OpenWT, Pascal worked for PwC’s Strategy & Operations team in Zurich. His primary focus today is helping clients (re-)shape their business models for the digital age – from strategy development through to implementation of new digital business and IT solutions. Pascal is involved with different online start-ups in the e-commerce, e-learning and mobile applications sector. He holds a Master’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Berne as well as a Masters of Laws from the University of Heidelberg.

Main areas of expertise:

  • Strategy Development, Strategic Options, Fit-for Growth Programs
  • Digital Strategy, Digital Transformation and Digital Roadmaps
  • Business Model Transformation
  • Mobile and Digital Product Innovation
  • Realization of Efficiency Improvement Programs

Pascal CHATELAIN

Director

Pascal brings along many years of management & digital consulting experience and is seeking attractive and challenging projects for CIOs /CxOs to support their digital transformation. Before joining OpenWT, Pascal worked for PwC’s Strategy & Operations team in Zurich. His primary focus today is helping clients (re-)shape their business models for the digital age – from strategy development through to implementation of new digital business and IT solutions. Pascal is involved with different online start-ups in the e-commerce, e-learning and mobile applications sector. He holds a Master’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Berne as well as a Masters of Laws from the University of Heidelberg.

Main areas of expertise:

  • Strategy Development, Strategic Options, Fit-for Growth Programs
  • Digital Strategy, Digital Transformation and Digital Roadmaps
  • Business Model Transformation
  • Mobile and Digital Product Innovation
  • Realization of Efficiency Improvement Programs

Laurent CHAZALLON

Partner

Having started his professional career in 2000, Laurent has worked since then for multiple successful online start-ups, including leshop.ch, sourcing parts.com and mfg.com. He moved on to found his own business RampUp IT in 2009, supporting companies on establishing a competitive advantage in the online world by optimizing their web presence, infrastructure and IT processes.

He is a software & database architect, who has deep experience in deploying complex technologies and planning migration paths, to sustain growth and reduce complexity. He manages multiple development teams around the world and is an expert in writing code in a number of languages, using specialist software, working with database applications frameworks and other information technology tools.

Laurent CHAZALLON

Partner

Having started his professional career in 2000, Laurent has worked since then for multiple successful online start-ups, including leshop.ch, sourcing parts.com and mfg.com. He moved on to found his own business RampUp IT in 2009, supporting companies on establishing a competitive advantage in the online world by optimizing their web presence, infrastructure and IT processes.

He is a software & database architect, who has deep experience in deploying complex technologies and planning migration paths, to sustain growth and reduce complexity. He manages multiple development teams around the world and is an expert in writing code in a number of languages, using specialist software, working with database applications frameworks and other information technology tools.

Joël GARDET

Partner

He was involved in the development and roll-out of numerous complex online solutions over the last years. Prior to joining Open Web Technology, Joël held various positions at Optaros, an internet consultancy specializing in e-commerce and online marketing: Starting as Program Manager, he was soon promoted to Delivery Manager for all Swiss operations, spanning two offices - Geneva and Zurich. Before that, Joël worked as Solutions Architect for various consulting firms. Joël holds a Master’s of Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Lausanne).

Joël is heading up the Web Architecture practice at Open Web Technology. He is a seasoned IT professional with considerable knowledge in a number of functions including line management, project management, solution architecture and management consulting. With nearly 15 years’ international experience, Joël has a well-rounded profile, having had broad exposure to a variety of different industries, where he was able to gain an excellent technical understanding.

Joël GARDET

Partner

He was involved in the development and roll-out of numerous complex online solutions over the last years. Prior to joining Open Web Technology, Joël held various positions at Optaros, an internet consultancy specializing in e-commerce and online marketing: Starting as Program Manager, he was soon promoted to Delivery Manager for all Swiss operations, spanning two offices - Geneva and Zurich. Before that, Joël worked as Solutions Architect for various consulting firms. Joël holds a Master’s of Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Lausanne).

Joël is heading up the Web Architecture practice at Open Web Technology. He is a seasoned IT professional with considerable knowledge in a number of functions including line management, project management, solution architecture and management consulting. With nearly 15 years’ international experience, Joël has a well-rounded profile, having had broad exposure to a variety of different industries, where he was able to gain an excellent technical understanding.

Michael SILBERMAN

Associate Partner

Mike began his career at IBM in Zurich, Geneva and in the European headquarters in Paris, after which he became Managing Principal / Practice Leader in IBM Global Business Services in Germany. At the time, he initiated the Corporate Data Quality competence center with the University of St. Gallen. Later, he managed a telecoms software and service provider in Munich, which was the software developer behind an enterprise-class event and fault monitoring platform. Moving back to Zürich, Mike joined Software AG (Switzerland) as managing director for SAG´s Digital Business Platform. He has graduate degrees from universities in Switzerland, USA, and UK.

Mike´s focus is on business process transformation at the enterprise level. He has worked with practically all Swiss SMI companies, enabling them to step-change their business models with agile and mobile applications. Every project involves the design and delivery of digital technology combined with organizational change.

Michael SILBERMAN

Associate Partner

Mike began his career at IBM in Zurich, Geneva and in the European headquarters in Paris, after which he became Managing Principal / Practice Leader in IBM Global Business Services in Germany. At the time, he initiated the Corporate Data Quality competence center with the University of St. Gallen. Later, he managed a telecoms software and service provider in Munich, which was the software developer behind an enterprise-class event and fault monitoring platform. Moving back to Zürich, Mike joined Software AG (Switzerland) as managing director for SAG´s Digital Business Platform. He has graduate degrees from universities in Switzerland, USA, and UK.

Mike´s focus is on business process transformation at the enterprise level. He has worked with practically all Swiss SMI companies, enabling them to step-change their business models with agile and mobile applications. Every project involves the design and delivery of digital technology combined with organizational change.

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We share passion and intellectual curiosity to implement changes and show willingness and courage to deal with uncertainty. We take pride in our work and have fun doing so because of our common passion for new technologies.

We make sure everyone's voice is heard in our work environment (through open communication and frequent feedback) which engages challenges around ideas. This allows to gain mutual commitment to decisions and improves focus on achieving collective results.

We have fun and don't take ourselves too seriously. Our teams get together outside of the office from time to time to socialise and have team events. This builds a positive relationship with colleagues and a more relaxed environment.

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