18 minutes | Aug 16, 2022

Inventing the Beauty of the Future: L’Oréal’s Stéphane Lannuzel

Stéphane Lannuzel has worked in the beauty industry for 15 years and now directs the Beauty Tech program at L’Oréal. His team uses artificial intelligence to improve customer experience in a variety of ways, including helping them try on cosmetics virtually and providing product recommendations. L’Oréal recently developed TrendSpotter, an AI-based social listening tool that tracks macro-influencer posts and other online content and informs the cosmetics, skin care, and hair products company of upcoming trends that can then inform new product development. Listen to this episode to learn how Stéphane sees AI, and technology more broadly, as a force of good and the enabler of more meaningful professional and customer experiences. Read the episode transcript here.

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Guest bio:

Stéphane Lannuzel is director of L’Oréal Groupe’s Beauty Tech program, which aims to personalize the customer experience through technology. He started his career in project finance in Australia at Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, a large French bank, after graduating from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and Imperial College . He then spent seven years with Kearney, a consulting firm specializing in the luxury and consumer goods industries.

For the past 15 years, Lannuzel has been working in the beauty industry, first for Shiseido and then for L’Oréal, where he has been for the past seven years. He has held various positions in the role of operations director, most recently serving as chief digital officer in charge of Operations 4.0, a large-scale digital and tech transformation program within L’Oréal Operations. Lannuzel is also a member of the GS1 management board.

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