Chairholder 2018-01-18T12:54:11+00:00

Chairholder

Professor Pierre-Majorique Léger is the holder of the NSERC-Prompt Industrial Research Chair in User Experience. He is a professor in the Department of Information Technology at HEC Montréal. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and a Postdoctorate in Information Technologies from HEC Montréal and the NYU Stern School of Business. He is also a guest professor in the MBA program at the Henry B. Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa and the MBA program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Professor Léger is a researcher, inventor and entrepreneur. His research aims to improve the user experience when learning or using information technology, by mobilizing the massive biophysiological data generated during the interaction and to qualify the emotion. and the cognition of the user. Funded by NSERC, CSRH, CIHR and IVADO, he has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers, including several in the most important journals in his field, such as the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), the Journal of Information Management Systems (JMIS), Information & Management (IM), Technovation and Computers in Human Behavior (CHB). He is also the author of more than 100 conference proceedings at the most important scientific conferences in his field, such as the Association for Computer Computing Machinery-Human Interaction (ACM CHI) and the International Conference on Information Systems. He is the author of more than twenty books and monographs.

Pierre-Majorique Léger co-founded two research laboratories, Tech3Lab (tech3lab.hec.ca) and Laboratoire ERPsim (erpsim.hec.ca). He has been director of the ERPsim Laboratory since 2005, co-director of Tech3Lab since 2010 and teaching fellow at the Quebec Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sport from 2009 to 2017. He is co-holder of the two Tech3Lab infrastructure grants awarded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Fund and the Government of Quebec (2010-14, 2015-19). He is the principal investigator of a research grant operating team of the Society and Culture Research Fund (FRQSC) dealing with user experience in business context.

He is the principal researcher of the ERPsim project whose results led to eight invention declarations as well as to the creation of the ERPsim software now used for the training of the users of enterprise resource planning software, in more than 250 universities, and by more than 30,000 students a year, as well as hundreds of companies such as Boeing, Coca-Cola, 3M, Kraft, Caterpillar, Pfizer and SAP. He is the author and publisher of a book on ERP that has sold more than 100,000 copies. He is the co-winner of the 2013 Cidegef / FNEGE Educational Innovation Award and the 2007 Majdi Najm Outstanding Service Award from the SAP Academic Alliance.
Over the last 8 years, he co-organized the main scientific forum in his field (Gmunden Retreat in NeuroIS http://neurois.org/), and published a book on the use of neuroscience in research in neuroscience. information technology (http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783662450901).