Nawel Lafioune began her career as an entrepreneur and architect in Algeria, a field she worked in for several years. Once she was in Quebec, building on this experience, she shifted her focus to engineering and research on the contribution of technology to managing assets that have been built or are going to be built. After obtaining her Master’s in Urban Infrastructure Management, Nawel Lafioune became an associate with the consulting firm C-Innov, all while being responsible for the research and development department.
Ms. Nawel Lafioune is very active and is involved in various networks (Réseau femmes d’affaires du Québec, Building Smart Canada, CERIU, AQTr, Groupe BIM du Québec), and also of note, she was the ambassador for FEMMES 4.0. She also chairs the ISO 55000 committee.
In addition, she is involved in numerous conventions, forums, and summits: for example, she was a panelist on Femmes en Tech organized by Google and RFAQ; a panelist at MTL Connect, a digital transformation event in Quebec; a speaker at AQTr and CERIU. She has also worked on projects to support the construction industry in its digital transformation, such as Initiative Québécoise pour la Construction 4.0, the ACQ’s Boussole numérique, and the Feuille de route gouvernementale pour l’intégration du BIM.
Ms. Nawel Lafioune is currently working on her Ph.D. at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), focusing on the development of digital twins, all while being a mother to three children. She believes in the strength of women, is a leader in the field of digital transformation, and participates in, speaks and shares information about and advises on how to carve out a place as a woman in the business world and in male-dominated sectors.