Eric Saracchi
CIO story

Eric Saracchi

Chief Digital & Information Officer
Eric Saracchi is the Chief Digital & Information Officer at Firmenich, the largest privately owned Perfumes and Flavors house globally. He joined Firmenich in 1992 in the Manufacturing & Logistics division, and led various projects and roles in the company including the global business and organization transformation program supported by the SAP technology. In 2012, Eric was promoted Chief Information Officer and in 2019 Chief Digital and Information Officer.

Awarded "Best CIO in Switzerland" in 2018 and one of the “Digital Shapers of Switzerland” in 2020, Eric is an innovative and strategic thinker, overseeing and adopting the evolving digital technologies and platforms in order to create engaging customer experiences, enable agility, and grow key initiatives. For him digital is not about technologies but augmenting people and transforming business. He is the co-author of a book on leadership and holds a Master degree in economics from the University of Geneva, diplomas in Supply Chain from the INSEAD, Strategy from IMD and has been recently graduated at the Singularity University. He loves music and enjoys playing guitar, though far from being good at it.

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Wednesday, 11 November, 2020 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM GMT
(11:45 AM - 12:15 PM CET)
CIO Story: Creating Superior Fragrances and Tastes with Artificial Intelligence

The world of perfumes and flavors is exciting and rewarding, in creating positive emotions and enhancing well-being for billions of people globally. Digital transformation at Firmenich is shaped by its five fundamental values; Creativity, Customer, Sustainability, People, and Legacy… covering the entire Firmenich value-chain from consumers to the farmers and rightly called “Fundamentally Digital”. In this session, Eric Saracchi talks about his journey to bring technologies and algorithms to augment the highly creative people at Firmenich, and about transforming the future of business.

Hear it first at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo