Marie-Pia Ignace, President – Institut Lean France

Marie-Pia Ignace

From Lean IT to Lean digital

Marie-Pia Ignace is the President of the French Lean Institute and member of the Board of the Lean Global Network.

She created the Lean Digital Summit – formerly Lean IT Summit – in 2011 to gather the first Lean IT practitioners and the Lean and agile experts. Since then, every year the Summit brings the Lean IT community together to share ideas, to network and create knowledge.
Marie-Pia Ignace is highly experienced in managing large operations in the service industry. She started her career as a station master at the French railway company. Twelve years later, she was in charge of a business unit at Atos Origin, managing 2,800 persons distributed over 8 call centers. She launched one of the first French online banks. Subsequently, she built and deployed the first Lean program at BNP Paribas. Since then, she has conceived and deployed Lean management programs for other major European companies, engaging more than 5,000 people in IT, back office and other services with Operae Partners, the company she founded in 2007.

She co-authored the first book in French about the practice of Lean management in IT: “La Pratique du Lean Management dans l’IT“ (new updated version available in December 2018).