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Joerg Niessing

Senior Affiliate Professor of Marketing


Joerg Niessing is a Senior Affiliate Professor of Marketing at INSEAD and is passionate about bridging the academic and the business world on topics related to digital transformation, marketing, branding, customer centricity, and data analytics. He is a globally recognized expert on digital strategy and is known for his work on customer-centric digital transformation. Joerg just published the book “The Definitive Guide to B2B Digital Transformation” in 2020 and is also the curator of – a resource hub for transformation leaders where he is also providing access to his webinar series featuring digital transformation leaders and brand builders.

At INSEAD Joerg teaches executives and MBA students on digital strategy, digital transformation, CX strategies, brand management, data analytics & customer intelligence. He is the co-director of INSEAD’s flagship programmes Leading Digital Marketing Strategy and B2B Marketing Strategies and Driving Digital Marketing Strategy (OOPS). Joerg has designed, directed, and delivered executive education programs or workshops for hundreds of global companies in over 30 countries such as Google, IBM, Diageo, Roche, Société Générale, PwC, Ferrero, Pernod Ricard, Abbvie, Randstad, Kion, Sanofi, Kone, Adecco, or Daimler. For his teaching Joerg has been awarded multiple times over the last years including the “teaching excellence award” in executive education, “direction excellence award” in executive education and “teaching excellence award in the MBA Programme”.

His credentials do not only come from his academic career, but also from over 14 years in consulting. Before joining INSEAD Joerg worked as a Partner at Prophet; a strategic marketing consultancy, where he was building and leading the customer insights & analytics team. As an experienced strategy consultant and start-up mentor, Joerg helps companies drive uncommon growth through customer-first, digital transformation. Joerg has worked and advised many companies across industries such UBS, Cisco, eBay, United Healthcare, PepsiCo, T-Mobile, United Airlines, Samsung, Electrolux, Cartier, Schneider Electric, Friesland Campina, Zurich, Swarovski, or GE. Joerg gives keynotes at conferences and consults for a number of organizations in his area of expertise.

Joerg holds a PhD in Marketing and a Master of Science from the University of Muenster. He has published more than 20 academic cases. He won the best marketing case award by the Case Center in 2018 for his case on Accor’s digital transformation.

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Ten Ways AI Is Transforming Marketing

H. Mann, J. Niessing

Firms will soon be able to decode the unsaid when interacting with consumers – in fact, some already do.


Making the Shift to Digital Sales in B2B

Joerg Niessing & Fred Geyer

The old methods of demand generation won’t work in the always-online era.


The State of AI-Driven Digital Transformation

Joerg Niessing & Marcus Ho

With a holistic transformation strategy, AI can create wonders.
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Building Digital Resilience Around the Customer

J. Niessing, D. Dubois, A. Bejjani

Resilient businesses use digital technologies, data and analytics to create long-term customer value.


The Three Essentials of B2B Digital Transformation

Joerg Niessing & Fred Geyer

The most common question we hear is, “Where do I start?” The answer is, “Where it makes the most sense from a customer’s point of view.”


How Corporates Can Leverage Start-ups Against COVID-19

Joerg Niessing

Top start-ups may be a critical resource for recovery, providing quick solutions where they’re needed most.
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