Who we are

The Lean IT Summit was founded in 2011 by the French Lean Institute and the Lean Global Network to provide Lean experts and IT practitioners an inspirational space to meet and share ideas about how Lean IT could help grow enterprises and be a driver for innovation.
Over 110 leaders in the Lean IT world have since shared their expertise and experience with 800 participants coming from all over the world.
For its 7th edition, the Summit becomes the Lean Digital Summit and moves to Lisbon, organized with the Portuguese Lean Academy.

Lean Global Network

The Lean Global Network promotes lean thinking and provides leadership to help organizations with their lean transformations. The Members of the Lean Global Network include a growing number of non-profit organizations that are devoted to the promotion of lean thinking throughout the world. The members are completely independent, but interact on a regular basis. Read the Lean Global Network Journal: Planet Lean.

The Lean Academy Portugal is a nonprofit research, education and publishing LGN Affiliate with the goal of spreading Lean thinking and practice throughout Portugal. Through several partnerships with leading Portuguese universities, companies and other non-profit organizations, we have created different ways to develop our community. Some examples are the: Lean Foundation Program for Universities, the Post-Graduation Lean Practitioner Certification and the Portugal Lean Summits.

New areas of research will be developed, with incursions on how to teach and apply Lean Thinking to the Junior Schools and to the High schools. Specific Chapters are to be created, to deep dive on clusters of the society, such IT, Construction and Healthcare.

Lean Academy Portugal has a simple Mission: ‘Help spreading the Lean Thinking and the Lean Knowledge in Portugal’.

Institut Lean France is the organizer of the Lean IT Summit. Its main role is to promote the principles and practices of Lean in France through training, best practice sharing days, book publishing…



The non-profit organizations members of the Lean Global Network

Today, LGN is comprised of 27 institutes or partners and dozens of co-learning partners across the globe. LGN is led by a Board of Directors, including one member from each of the 27 institutes or partners. Day-to-day management of LGN is overseen by an Executive Committee and an Executive Director.

Lean Global Network Affiliates