Managing Director & Senior Partner
Vanessa Lyon is a member of the leadership team of The Boston Consulting Group’s Technology Advantage practice where she is in charge of talent pool development. She has substantial automotive experience and is a core member of the firm’s Industrial Goods practice, within which she focuses on engineered products and infrastructure, and transportation.
Since joining BCG in 2005, Vanessa has specialized in large-scale transformations. She has worked across a wide range of sectors helping clients assess their organization strategies, define their business models, and develop long-term performance plans.
Vanessa is an expert in the IT, Internet of Things, and digital arenas and has led a number of major programs from ideation to implementation. Within the automotive and transportation industries, she has worked not only on IT transformation programs, but also on business models around the electric vehicle, automation equipment, postmerger integration, cost performance, and large-scale digital transformations.
Before joining BCG, she worked for L’Oréal for four years as a supply chain manager and was a consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co.
While the automotive industry has been dealing with increasing sophistication in the past years (comfort, safety, regulation…), some were hoping that, with electrical powertrains replacing traditional internal combustion engines, automotive engineering would get simplified. Unfortunately, this is not so simple.
People support their companies’ efforts to work in new ways, but many feel the transition could happen even faster.
BCG’s Vanessa Lyon describes how we enable clients to build internal capabilities so that they can own and drive their digital transformations.
This approach helps organizations overcome the challenges associated with the speed of change.
To unlock digital’s full potential, companies—not their vendors—must drive the effort with a balanced focus on three dimensions: people, processes, and technology.
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