François Candelon joined Boston Consulting Group in 1993. He has worked in several European countries, led BCG’s global telecommunications work from 2008 to 2012, and spent seven years in China where he worked with the most advanced tech companies.

He is now located in Paris where he leads BCG Gamma’s AI@Scale effort for technology, media, and telecommunications companies and has served as global director of the BCG Henderson Institute since 2019.

His research is focused on AI and digital as a source of competitive advantage for businesses and national economies. His work has been published in several prestigious reviews (Harvard Business Review, MIT, and Sloane Management Review), and he has been a speaker in global conferences like TED, Web Summit, Global AI Summit, and Wuzhen Internet Conference. Most recently, he coauthored the 2020 BCG-MIT AI report on how organizations can expand financial impact with AI.


  • DEA, industrial economy, Paris Dauphine University
  • Engineering degree, École Polytechnique and MINES Paris Tech


  • Featured speaker, 2014 Asia Innovation Forum
  • Board member and strategic advisor, Virtuos Games
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