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Roch Parayre  

Dr. Roch Parayre is Managing Director and a scenario planning expert with Decision Strategies International Inc. He teaches executives at the Wharton School, at CEDEP (at INSEAD) in France, at the Cox School of Business at SMU, and for the Institute for

Dr. Roch Parayre is Managing Director and a scenario planning expert with Decision Strategies International Inc.  He is also a Senior Fellow in the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  He teaches executives at the WhartonSchool, at CEDEP (at INSEAD) in France, at the Cox School of Business at SMU, and for the Institute for Management Studies.  He has consulted and given executive education seminars on 4 continents, on the topics of decision making, scenario planning, creativity, and strategy.

He was previously on the faculty at the Cox School of Business at SMU, where he won numerous MBA teaching awards.  He holds a Ph.D. in business strategy from the University of British Columbia, a Master's degree in engineering-economic systems from StanfordUniversity, and an undergraduate degree in operations research and mathematics magna cum laude from the University of Ottawa.  

He is an expert in the areas of scenario planning, decision analysis, the psychology of decision making, and creativity & innovation.  Some of his papers have been published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and Managerial and Decision Economics. He most recently co-authored a chapter on the topic of Technology Assessment in the book Wharton on Managing Emerging Technologies.

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