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VINCI Construction: Building digital and sustainable future

The Industrialist: An interview with Gilles Godard, Chief Digital Transformation Officer at VINCI Construction


January 24, 2024

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For this edition, Accenture´s Grégory Christophe, Managing Director, Global lead Engineering, Construction, Real Estate and Business Services talked to VINCI Construction’s Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Gilles Godard, about the digitalization of the construction industry, where VINCI Construction is on that journey, how they are addressing the net-zero challenge and why he is optimistic about the future of the industry.

Our industry is changing, the pace of digitalization is accelerating, and this will allow us to address the central challenge of our generation, which is decarbonization.

Gilles Godard / Chief Digital Transformation Officer, VINCI Construction

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