Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Anne-Delphine Beaulieu, Digital Transformation Expert

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Who: Anne-Delphine Beaulieu is Chief Digital Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer at LISI Group, a 247-year-old French company in the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors that employes 10,000 people and had a 2023 turnover of €1.6 billion euros. It operates 42 factories in 13 countries. She is a member of the executive committee. Beaulieu is responsible for ESG topics, the company’s carbon trajectory, digital transformation of the company and development of artificial intelligence across the group. She previously held the position of CFO within the aerospace division.

Topic: LISI Group’s digital transformation

Quote: “Convincing the general management to participate in the proof of concept is the most difficult. Factories are always facing challenges, have limited resources and dedicate their time cautiously to new things. So, it takes time. But, once the test is in place, most of the times, the appetite grows rapidly and adoption too. Opening the gate is hard, but when you succeed, then they provide you with full support and want ,as much as you, to make it a success.”

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.