The starting point for effective transformation: a robust business strategy and visionary leadership

Organizational culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch and dinner; so don’t leave it unattended.
Mark Fields (adapted from Peter Drucker)

Xlifecycle Ltd offers a combination of operational leadership and strategic advisory services to facilitate successful business transformations. Their services include program management, business change, master data management governance, digital strategy development, organizational change management, and coaching for CxOs. Xlifecycle Ltd focuses on managing new product development and all aspects of product and project lifecycle management.

Xlifecycle Ltd bridges the gap between management consultancy, enterprise architecture, and business integration. Their experienced consultants have expertise in various business and technical domains, ranging from top-down strategy definition to bottom-up use case mapping.

The company also supports business integration, serving as product owners and acting as a liaison between business and IT functions to drive change strategies forward. Xlifecycle Ltd leverages enterprise architecture frameworks and leverages cross-industry and global delivery experience, as well as various business consulting methods and models, to implement digital transformations.

Xlifecycle Services Portfolio

Strategy plays a crucial role in guiding organizations towards their next level of maturity on the digital ladder. This involves aligning operational models and talent development with continuous improvement in enterprise operations. To achieve this, business leaders must make bold choices and prioritize platform and architecture shifts that will have the most significant impact on business outcomes. This includes improving both operations effectiveness (doing the right thing) and efficiency (doing it right).

To ensure successful change strategies, organizations must clearly define their desired outcomes, establish metrics to track progress, and build holistic data governance and operational structures that can effectively support the change after it is implemented.

Steering committees play a critical role in ensuring ongoing alignment, providing direction during execution, managing delivery partners, and implementing new processes or platforms. It's important to note that cultural change cannot be planned; success typically arises from the continuous execution of contextual strategies, organizational design and change management, and the convergence of capabilities and practices.


Consulting services

Digital Strategies

Enabling digital continuity, Digital Twin adoption, IT modernization strategies, including platform selection

Value Chain Mapping

Improving master data governance, integration, architecture alignment and process re-engineering

Business Change

Driving change roadmap and skill alignment, business initiative justification and benefit realization

Delivery Leadership

Leading program delivery and deployment; from stakeholder and third party management to service transition


Our consultants can lead your functional and technical teams, and / or advise your executive stakeholders to deliver continuous improvement and business change programs.

This includes advising on how to assess PLM and related enterprise platform suitability, selecting technology vendors and service providers, managing delivery performance—acting as the "glue" between all parties, including internal IT and business teams; we are experienced in leading effective steering committee governance, while interfacing with solution architects to ensure that the solution is fit-for-purpose.


We can support vendors in positioning their PLM platform and solutions in context of OEM requirements, respond to client RFx and provide business change credibility.

Our consultants are familiar with the sales process of such enterprise platforms; supporting business case definition, C-level and B-level stakeholder engagement, also guiding on defining business requirements, commercial and delivery strategies. This includes partnering with your reseller or system integration and leading implementation services.

Service Providers

Whether your organization focuses on reseller support and education services or implementation / system integration services, we can assist with account planning, client stakeholder management, responding to service opportunities, leading and pitching commercial proposals, building capability development roadmaps—part of formal RFx responses or proactive client statements of work.

Our expertise covers both technology-agnostic (business centric) and technology-related solutions (platform specific), including both IT / technical and business change capabilities; we can help lead your client’s digital transformation programs.


Thought leadership services

Value Marketing

Developing go-to-market strategies, case studies, POVs, and value propositions

Business Advisory

Supporting leaders to define and implement data lifecycle and Digital Thread strategies

Best Practices

Assessing business insights, capability maturity, innovation planning, portfolio configuration


Implementing business change requires a sound understanding of digital transformation and enterprise platform capabilities; we can advise and educate executives, business and technical leaders on how to size and maximize returns from such investments.

This includes coaching on how to build a PLM roadmap, simplifying technical jargon from vendors to business-friendly messages, and define communication strategies to the extended enterprise.


We can help you capture project case study material, compile success stories or product capability value into impactful artefacts to drive further sales and marketing opportunities (white-papers, blog posts, keynote presentations, surveys, webinars, etc.).

With sound understanding of technical solution elements coupled with business change requirements, we can help with the development of platform sales strategies, technical product and implementation service practice.

Service Providers

Our consultants and data analysts can help define your services go-to-market strategies, create sales and marketing roadmaps or define the relevant growth and capability development plans.

We can help your organization create the required body of knowledge to build credibility with your clients and prospects, feed into how you develop and train your consultants, document success stories and create thought leadership point-of-views to support your client proposals. 

These services include the development of bespoke branding and educational material which can be crafted to help adopt new solutions and support complex choices that leaders and technologists face in digitalization, business transformation, IT modernization, master data management strategies, enterprise data integration, operations, governance, organisational change management and other technical or business changes.

Read the blog

Digital transformation continuum: understanding the lifecycle of things

Who we are

Xlifecycle Ltd helps organizations ADAPT to change, ADOPT new digital continuity solutions, and TRANSFORM their operating models—by making the most of enterprise platforms, aligning operating practices and people to realize value from digitization and IT modernization.


We are committed


We bring new ideas


We solve problems

Lionel "Lio" Grealou


Lio brings over 20 years of experience in the engineering and manufacturing industry, having worked in the US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Japan, India, China, etc. and currently based in the United Kingdom. Since August 2018, he has been working as an independent consultant and business advisor with Xlifecycle Ltd, helping organizations implement digital strategies, define business change and technology roadmaps, and implement data continuity solutions across various areas.

As a trusted advisor, Lio has been instrumental in architecting and growing global consulting services teams, leading strategy and practice development, operations, sales, and marketing. He has delivered technology-enabled business transformation initiatives for engineering and manufacturing OEMs and their supply chains.

Lio has also initiated and led several consulting engagements, ranging from small to multi-million dollar initiatives, covering solution architecture, program management, integration, deployment, and operations. He has worked across various leadership roles, from business architect, strategist, business development manager, to business unit/territory vice president or country general manager.

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Rika "Lica" Grealou


Lica contributes to driving internal operations forward within Xlifecycle Ltd—organizing internal and external comms, building marketing-enabling strategies, ensuring reliable bookkeeping, supporting efforts towards operational efficiency, delivering administrative support and coordinating logistics when required.

Following a diverse career in import / export, logistics, supply chain engagement, and business administration, Lica is leveraging 10+ years of experience across small and large organizations in the United Kingdom and Japan—always bringing a positive, people-centric, and refreshing perspective on everything she does. Lica is also passionate about learning and development; she worked for a number of years in the field of early-year foundation stage education.

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