Peter Billiau, CIO EDF Luminus

Foto Peter Billiau

A few months from now will mark the 5-year anniversary of Peter Billiau as CIO of energy producer and supplier EDF Luminus. For the two years previous he was also CIO of former financial institution Dexia. There he was responsible at group level for IT development and the IT infrastructure. But telecom is also familiar territory for Billiau. For nearly 4 years he was head of service operations with Vodafone in the United Kingdom and gained over 10 years’ experience working for the former Belgacom Mobile and later Proximus. He started out his career at Barco as hardware design engineer.

Recently Peter Billiau shared his five business imperatives. First of all: talk to the business. But talk to the customer too. Use the best technologies you can afford. Build a solid team according to your needs, and last but not least: focus on projects that matter. “We are now working on fewer projects, but commit more resources to each project, shortening time to market and delivering better quality. This allows our it staff to really build new things”, says Peter Billiau.