BCG Platinion, BCG’s Technology Operations subsidiary, entered the US market in 2014 and now is further expanding its North American operations with a footprint in Canada. The new office will be led by BCG veteran Fabrice Lebegue, who rejoins the firm following a brief stint at Cogeco.
Prior to joining The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Platinion, Fabrice Lebegue worked at Cogeco as its Corporate Vice President in Technology, he held the role for a little under a year. Previously, he worked at The Boston Consulting Group from 2007 until 2015, joining as a Senior Principal and rising to the rank of Director. Lebegue’s earlier roles include Associate Partner at IBM where he was a Technology Strategy and Architecture Leader in the firm’s Financial Services practice for a year; a President and Partner at Via Strategies for almost a year; Consulting Practice Director at BEA Systems for five years; a Software Engineering Specialist/Sales Account Manager at Rational Software (IBM) for two years, starting in 1998; and a Senior software engineering/R&D consultant at ALTEN, where he started in 1996.
Fabrice Lebegue holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computational and Applied Mathematics from ENSEEIHT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electrotechnique, d’Electronique, d’Informatique, d’Hydraulique et des Télécommunications), as well as a Master of Science in Digital Communication Systems from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.
BCG Platinion is the firm’s wholly owned Technology Strategy Operation subsidiary, it was founded in Germany by BCG in 2000. The North American based operation of Platinion was established in 2014, and is led by Philip Panaro. The BCG subsidiary recently announced it is expanding into Canada, in part, on the back of strong demand for strategic ICT consultancy services in the North American region. The firm has hired Lebegue to lead the Canadian office as a Managing Director. In addition, he will take a seat of the subsidiaries North America Executive Team and lead its Digital Transformation practice. BCG Platinion also has a hub in Italy.
“Thanks to the rapid growth and success of BCG Platinion, we are formally expanding our geographic footprint in North America. Canada is a critical market for future growth in the execution services we provide for technology, digital, and risk, and we are excited to grow our presence there,” says Panaro. He adds that the firm is “thrilled” about Fabrice taking on a leadership role. “Having a permanent Canadian presence will enable us to better serve our existing clients and become better known to prospects throughout Canada.”
“I’m delighted to be returning to BCG Platinion to help extend our North American reach and build the business, which is growing rapidly,” says Lebegue. “We see a lot of potential to extend BCG’s capabilities across the Canadian market.”
Technology trends that in the coming years are set to disrupt business include the Internet of Things (which could add up to $11 trillion to the global economy by 2025 says McKinsey), quantum computing, Industry 4.0 (a market forecasted to add $493 billion in revenue gains per annum in Europe according to Strategy&), robotics and 3D printing. See the article 'The most important digital and technology trends for CxOs globally' for an overview of all major technological developments.