Vanessa Lyon




Vanessa Lyon is a Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group's Paris office. She is a member of the Technology Advantage and Industrial Goods practices. She is specialized in large IT transformation and has conducted 4 major IT transformations from ideation to results.

Prior to joining BCG, Ms. Lyon worked for L'Oreal for four years. Vanessa graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in 1998 where she studied economics and applied mathematics, and from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in 2001 where she majored in industrial management.

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Aug 7th 2017

Transform or disappear, the Darwinism of IT: In order to adapt to a digital world, a two-speed IT is needed. Despite the importance of IT in today’s digital world, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) often struggle to get their voices heard by executive committees. Faced with this challenge, IT departments are being forced to reinvent themselves to adapt their companies to the fast paced evolution of technology. The Boston Consulting Group has developed a business approach that allows IT to shed off its appearance of a heavy cost center and to adopt a new, more realistic persona as a quality service provider, partnering with users and the management.

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