Portrait | Education, Entrepreneurship / Innovation

They make the Université de Lyon: meet Bruno Fedrici

On The May 17, 2019

The Université de Lyon met with Bruno Fedrici, an alumnus of the 2018 Digital Transformation University Diploma program.

Tell us about your journey before beginning the Digital Transformation University Diploma.

I am a physicist by training. In 2017, I defended a dissertation concerning the deployment of quantum communication networks, following a bachelor’s degree from the ENS (École normale supérieure de Lyon) and a master's degree from the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1.

After my PhD, I wanted to distance myself from academia. I was eager to pursue a career as a data scientist, and I discovered the Digital Transformation University Diploma, which seemed like the perfect escape hatch between the laboratory and the business world.

In practice, what did you gain from this program? What stood out the most for you?

In addition to providing a 360-degree view of emerging technologies, the Digital Transformation University Diploma opened my eyes to the management and economics aspects of digital technology. It also helped me understand the marketing techniques and the methodology for pursuing a technical business project.

I also learned a lot from the project I worked on at a chemical company during the program. In addition to improving my technical skills in deploying automation solutions, it gave me an opportunity to observe and be part of managing a changing ecosystem where digital technology is removing well-established partitions between departments.

What are you doing now?

I currently have two occupations. I am a freelance data scientist and work in close collaboration with Palo IT Lyon, an agency specializing in the data valorization for projects with high added value.

I am also a teaching assistant at Epitech Lyon, where I teach digital methods and support students in their calculus and quantum cryptography projects.

I also occasionally host meet-ups and workshops for the LYON-iS-AI organization which aims to bring different players in Lyon together to work on artificial intelligence.