Hamilton Mann

Pioneer of Digital for Good.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2024.


Host of the Hamilton Mann Conversation podcast.


Mentor at the MIT Priscilla King Gray Center.


A leader in the field of digital transformation and marketing, Hamilton spearheads initiatives that drive customer engagement, excellence in integrated campaigns, and sales & marketing effectiveness. He engineered the establishment of Thales Digital Seller, a pioneering “Contentflix” platform that transforms sales and marketing enablement. He also initiated the Thales BIG program (Business Innovation & Growth), empowering over 10,000 staff and generating the creation and incubation of new business models. He is host of the Hamilton Mann Conversation podcast on Digital for Good, which has been honoured by the European Business Review for making a significant contribution to the AI discourse.


Group Vice President Digital Marketing and Digital Transformation at Thales, Hamilton is also a Senior Lecturer at INSEAD, HEC Paris and EDHEC Business School. As a mentor at the MIT Priscilla King Gray (PKG) Center and a speaker at the prestigious MIT Platform Strategy Summit, he actively participates in driving the advancement of digital technologies for positive societal change. Additionally, Hamilton serves as the President of the Digital Transformation Club of INSEAD Alumni Association France (IAAF). Prior to joining Thales, he was a director at Capgemini Invent and was a co-founder of Mann & Miller. Hamilton is a graduate of MIT Sloan School of Management, INSEAD, and EDHEC Business School.


The Looming Algorithmic Divide: Navigating the Ethics of AI’ (with Scott A. Snyder, Knowledge at Wharton, October 2023); ‘Disruption or Distortion? The Impact of AI on Future Operating Models’ with Scott A. Snyder, Knowledge at Wharton, October 2023); ‘L’IA dans le monde du travail: l’équation complexe?’ (Harvard Business Review France, September 2023); ‘Pourquoi la majorité des transformations numériques échouent?’ (Harvard Business Review France, August 2023); ‘Artificial Intelligence is Exclusive-by-Design’ (European Business Review, June 2023); ‘L’Intelligence Artificielle Responsable n’est pas un avantage compétitif’’ (Harvard Business Review France, May 2023); ‘L’endurabilité, moteur de la prochaine revolution industrielle’ (Harvard Business Review France, February 2023).


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Through his Conversation Initiative, Hamilton Mann has put together an impressive asset, offering insights from leaders and experts, into how to make the world a better place. His work demonstrates how collective intelligence beats individual silos, how democratizing knowledge adds value, and how digital literacy creates opportunity.” 

Marshall Van Alstyne, author of Platform Revolution

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