François Candelon is the Global Director of BHI based in BCG’s Paris office and a Managing Director & Senior Partner. He also leads BHI’s Tech & Biz Lab focused on exploring the technology horizon and sharing actionable insights with leaders.
François’ research is focused on AI and Digital as a source of competitive advantage for businesses, national economies, and current research themes include topics such as AI competitiveness, deep tech, and AI & society.
His work has appeared in publications such as Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Strategy Science, TED. He writes a monthly column on AI in Fortune and he has been a speaker at global conferences like Politico, AI Summit, MWC, TED, Web Summit, Global AI Summit, and Wuzhen Internet Conference. In 2021, he was among the 8 shortlisted for the prestigious Thinkers50 distinguished Digital Award.
Outside of work, Francois enjoys sports, karate, contemporary art, and theater.
The world’s top 20 internet companies come from just two countries — the US and China — and they show no signs of slowing down (think Amazon and Alibaba, respectively). We need a more equitable digital revolution to spread the wealth or else face massive global inequality, says BCG Fellow and senior partner François Candelon. His solution? To urge […]