Benoit Hardy-Vallée leads a team of consultants who reinvent HR by enhancing operating models and the employee experience. Through Design Thinking and Digital Change Management, his team brings the best IBM methods and technologies to clients. Benoit consults with HR leaders to envision the art of the possible and co-create new ways of engaging employees and enabling performance.

Benoit has worked with banking, retail, hospitality and industrial clients in North America, Middle East and Africa. Through white papers, publications, interviews and speaking engagements, Benoit shares his knowledge and contributes to IBM thought leadership in Digital and Cognitive HR.

Benoit received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from the University of Quebec in Montreal. He completed his doctorate in philosophy and cognitive science from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), and a post-doctorate fellowship at the University of Waterloo and University of Toronto.  His research focused on the understanding of psychological and neural mechanisms that underlie economic decision-making.

With his wife , he raises 2 little girls in Toronto. His personal and professional missions are the same: to create workplaces where his daughters could have fulfilling careers – despite the seismic changes in technology, society and business.

Benoit’s childhood hero was Leonardo Da Vinci.