Testimonials

Théodora

Manager

ENS Cachan, PhD Université Panthéon-Sorbonne

Why I joined

After four years in risk management and a PhD in Economics, which allowed me to connect both the academic and professional worlds, I wanted to work in a consulting firm in strategy in order to use original methods and propose innovative solutions.
Eleven meets all the criteria I was looking for. First, the diversity of sectors and missions fits into a context of growth and development where the digital revolution profoundly transforms business models. Second, the intellectual and analytical richness on both strategic and data issues encourages interactions and fosters a dynamic and challenging environment. Finally, the open, creative and collaborative corporate culture of eleven leads us to work directly with the firm’s partners, and to be involved in the missions.

Assignments

I have contributed to the internationalization of a leading media company, from the search of interesting markets to the implantation in these markets. The mission was particularly varied and combined the opportunity and competitive analysis in several countries, the identification of potential targets, making contact with these targets, the organization of a direct implantation, and the negotiation of partnerships.

Hélène Baud

Hélène

Consultant, Data Scientist

CentraleSupélec Paris

Why I joined

I chose to join eleven because of its unique positioning, which allows me to be a data scientist as well as a strategy consultant. I wanted to work on business issues without abandoning the technical aspect, which is for me a true source of value creation. In hindsight, the autonomy that we are offered on assignments and the friendly working atmosphere are also major assets of the firm to allow consultants to flourish.

Assignments

Since my arrival I have been able to work on assignments combining business and data. For example, I have had the opportunity to analyze internet customer feedback and thus identify new innovative and digital offers for a player in the aeronautics industry. I also worked with a bank to design and develop an automatic alerting tool that helps bank advisors in managing their customer relationship.

Taoufik

Senior Consultant

HEC Paris, Sciences Po Paris

Why I joined

3 main reasons : First, my interest in strategy consulting as a profession and learning platform. Second, eleven’s positioning that I find highly attractive: an expertise in strategic issues raised by digital and data in a wide variety of industries. And finally, my fit with the teams and the culture, humility and high performance, human scale organization favoring team spirit and empowerment.

Assignments

Since I started at eleven, I had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of assignments such as:

  • Due-diligence on targets with “pure tech” assets and value-propositions heavily reliant on digital levers
  • Launching an innovative offer around LPG for a large corporate interacting with several of its international offices, as part of eleven’s start-up studio
  • Defining a BIM strategy and shaping an actionable roadmap for a player in the construction industry
Taoufik Fourati
Arnaud Benoits

Arnaud

Consultant, Data Scientist

Polytechnique, Imperial College

Why I joined

I did an internship at eleven during my studies and I didn’t hesitate to come back when I had the opportunity to do so 2 years later. After an experience as a data scientist for a London-based fintech company, I wanted to work in an environment with high technical requirements but also strategic and entrepreneurial dimensions. I really believe eleven provides such components through its various offers. The human size of the firm, the trust placed in the consultants and the measures put in place to facilitate the development of skills were also key elements in my decision.

Assignments

My first engagement illustrates quite well the variety of missions offered by eleven: Within an Artificial Intelligence program created for a large CAC 40 company, I piloted 2 use cases around predictive maintenance, from the ideation to the industrialization of solutions on the cloud. More broadly, this program was part of the client’s initiative to raise awareness on data transformation. In addition, I also worked on a Start-up Studio that led to the creation of a Business Unit within a major energy group as well as on pricing issues in the real estate sector

Adèle

Senior Consultant

HEC Paris

Why I joined

During my studies and internships, I realised the huge impact of the digital revolution on every businesses, at every scales. I found this wide change was thrilling since it was leading to great opportunities but also to drastic transformations, everywhere and for everyone. To me, it was urgent to learn more about it to have a positive impact on tomorrow’s businesses and society. That is the main reason why I joined eleven, which, thanks to its unique positioning, allows me to work on subjects that I love through the prism of strategy consulting.

Assignments

Since I arrived, I participated in the definition and the implementation of a digital strategy for an investment fund portfolio’s company.

Ismail

Senior Consultant, Data Scientist

HEC PARIS, POLYTECHNIQUE

Why I joined

After a first experience in quantitative research I felt like I was drifting apart from my business side and focusing too much on the technical aspects of things. Eleven – throughout its vast portfolio of offers – provided me with an environment where I could tackle both business and technical issues.

The team is one of the things that makes Eleven special. The tech/start up-like mindset of the team members makes eleven a remarkable environment for learning and personal growth.

Assignments

I had the opportunity to work on several types of assignments upon my first days at eleven:

I was in charge of the algorithm and coding development work for a player of the energy sector (Start up Studio). I also worked on a AI roadmap for a major international bank (AI Strategy) and finally I helped an international leader of the transport operation industry write the equity story of one of its main portfolio companies  (Digital Strategy) .

Thibaut

Case Team Leader

Polytechnique, HEC Paris

Why I joined

I decided to join eleven as the strategy consulting firm has been specifically founded to address the challenges of the digital revolution. The positioning of eleven allows its consultants to support large companies on innovative and high-stakes assignments with approaches combining strategy and entrepreneurship. I appreciate the cohesion inside the teams, the goodwill between consultants as well as the responsibility given to them.

Assignments

I took part into various assignments combining strategy, entrepreneurship and digital, especially related to the IoT and industrial Internet.

For a major transportation company, I contributed to create and accelerate an internal “Digital Fab”,  aiming at supporting industrial IoT and Big Data projects. With an entrepreneurial approach through Eleven’s « Start-Up studio », I created and deployed two startups, one for a French distribution company and one for a major player in the building industry. The objective of the latter is to improve the productivity of the sector by leveraging new services based on industrial connected sensors.

Christophe Delacroix

Christophe

Consultant

Sciences Po Paris, HEC Paris

Why I joined

After an academic path and first experiences in public administration, I was looking to join a strategy consulting firm in order to broaden my horizons by discovering various industries. The digital positioning of eleven has perfectly met this expectation, since the technological challenges we work on are common to many industries (new distribution channels, IoT, data exploitation…) : helping our clients to better understand the impact of these technologies on their industry, then to exploit them to build competitive advantages is indeed our core business. Our interlocutors are at the highest decision level within companies, and our recommendations often lead to major strategic changes for our clients.

I also appreciate the firm’s atmosphere, the great cohesion within the teams and the goodwill that prevails, both among colleagues and with our managers and partners.

Assignments

I took part in a strategic and technological analysis of the ticketing activity, in the context of the emergence of MaaS (Mobility as a Service) for a transport operator. I also participated in various due-diligence assignments, notably in the automotive and B2B services sectors.

Aude

Senior Consultant, start-up studio entrepreneur

Essec Paris

Why I joined

During my last internship in banking during ESSEC, I contributed to the digitalization of several services. Wishing to continue along this path, I wanted to join a strategy consulting firm focused on innovation and data, serving companies’ best interests. I heard about eleven, which perfectly matched my expectations, combining a unique positioning in digital and an entrepreneurial DNA.

Assignments

For an Energy leader, I developed as an intrapreneur within the Start-Up Studio a B2B service, integrating a connected sensor. The service is now live on a larger scale and operational, with many concrete benefits for the users (stock optimization, lower delivery costs…). In addition, I helped a key player in real estate development in the definition of its digital strategy and I am now implementing, in real conditions, one of the main projects identified in the strategy assignment.

Aude Van de Wiele

Pietro

Manager, Data Scientist

Politecnico di milano, PHD centralesupelec

Why I joined

After four years as a researcher in the academy, I found a place where I can harness the acquired competences on real application. At eleven, I have the opportunity to develop my business sense and my data knowledge in an intellectually stimulating environment. I think that the synergy between data and business allows achieving tangible results in a limited time. Last but not least, the working environment is exceptional.

Assignments

For gasoil wholesale distributor, I contribute to the definition and the realization of a predictive model that enable to anticipate the competitors prices in a non-transparent market. The model has been put in production and it is daily used by our client to optimize sales and margins

For an investment fund, I took part to the strategy of an adtech start-up. In particular, I could evaluate the technical assets and the mathematical models at the center of the company business.

Eric

Consultant, Data Scientist

CentraleSupélec Paris

Why I joined

I am convinced that the digital revolution is deeply transforming the processes of corporates’ strategic decision-making and has become key to beat competition. Thus, pursuing a career in digital consulting places me at the heart of the transformation in which I wished to evolve. Eleven appealed to me for several reasons: the firm specifically tackles the digital revolution challenges, including AI and Data Science, and rapidly gets its consultants exposed to high-impact projects. On top of that, while maintaining its differentiating positioning, eleven still preserves a human-sized structure embodied by an entrepreneurial spirit that creates a highly creative and collaborative culture.

Assignments

During an engagement for a major French retail bank, I was able to further develop not only my technical skills but also my communication skills by working hand in hand with both data and business profiles as well as top management and operational teams. From the conception of relevant business cases to the development and deployment of machine learning models, I had the opportunity to experience real-world machine learning issues for a large financial institution.

Eric Thai
Mathilde Grivet

Mathilde

Consultant

HEC Paris

Why I joined

The two reasons why I joined eleven are part of its unique positioning : an undisputed expertise on digital and data, and a deeply-rooted entrepreneurial mindset. This mindset translates not only into consultants’ autonomy and high-level exposure during assignments, but also into the commitment of each consultant in elevens’ daily life and growth. eleven also offers a remarkable learning environment when it comes to building sectorial expertise or mastering technical stakes, especially during Data assignments. Last but not least, I truly appreciate eleven’s team spirit and stimulating working environment.

Assignments

Following my arrival, I had the opportunity to accompany a client in its project of primary LBO, which allowed me to learn a lot about the company’s industry and its specificities. During this mission, I was very exposed to the client as well as to the investment bank mandated for the operation.

Arnaud

Manager

Polytechnique,  Mines de Paris

Why I joined

After 3 years in a top 3 generalist management consulting firm, which allowed me to build solid consulting and methodological foundations as well as to gain knowledge on various industries and functions, I wanted to work in a more agile and entrepreneurial structure, and to finally specialize.

eleven offered me to fulfill both these desires, as well as to focus on the growth coming from digital opportunities. Moreover, discovering eleven during the recruitment process awakened the tech-savvy person in me, and it is a pleasure to learn every day from passionate and brilliant people, may them be data scientists or consultants

Assignments

I have worked for a leading construction player on the adoption of BIM, a technology that is currently reshaping the industry’s value chain. The diverse streams covered during the assignment made it particularly interesting : from building a high-level strategic perspective on the European market to numerous on-site tours in several European countries, not to mention the building of an in-depth expertise on the technology itself. The combination of these approaches, complemented with a hand-in-hand collaboration with a high-level client i, was a formative and rewarding experience. We delivered to our client a strategic vision taking into account the field reality of its operations and external environment.

Arnaud Couffin
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