The Team

Jan Ondrus
Chaired Professor

Jan Ondrus is Associate Professor of Information Systems and Associate Dean of Faculty, ESSEC Asia Pacific. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Information Systems from HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne) in Switzerland.

His research examines the strategic role of information technology in the development of digital ecosystems. He is particularly interested in the disruptive and transformative aspect of digital technology for business model innovation and social impact. Also, he has been specifically studying the emergence of mobile payment platforms for more than 15 years. His research has been published in top academic journals, presented at major conferences, and actively used in his teaching in the GMBA, the EMBA, and executive education programs at ESSEC. He served as an Associate Editor for academic journals such as the Information Systems Journal (2013-2018) and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (2015-2020).

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Emilie De Stefano
Chair Assistant

Under the responsibility of the chair professor as the Dean's department, she assists the chair in the administrative and operational organization of the educational and event activities (student recruitment, seminar, conferences, learning expedition, social media communication, graduation...). She connects students, professors, ESSEC staff and different partners of the Chair. 

Cédric Kachaner
Program Manager

Before joining the Digital Disruption Chair team in 2021 to take over ESSEC’s Digital Marketing Strategy class, Cedric has been teaching in the Marketing Management & Digital MS program for 5 years. He has been a regular coach for the Digital Week Competition, and has been tutoring groups of students in their research projects (Chair, MBA Capstone). As a former Consultant working at Google, Cedric developed a strong expertise in digital marketing. He is currently the CEO of Digital Transformers, which mission is to support large organizations in rolling-out their strategic plans by fostering employee engagement, upskilling and acculturation. Cedric is also an ESSEC Executive alumni since 2020, during which he completed a 1-year Advanced Certificate in Coaching, Leadership & Change. In 2023, he becomes Project Manager.