Yan teaches in a variety of programs at ESSEC. Her current research interests include digital transformation and big data analytics. Her research papers have appeared in top-tier information systems conferences and journals such as Journal of the Association of Information Systems etc. She has been giving master classes to the public and at renowned universities and providing executive training for enterprises such as Singapore Press Holdings, Resort World Sentosa, Danone and senior managers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Arabic Gulf region, France, China and Mauritius. Yan has also been very actively involved in industrial consulting projects and a number of her cases about innovative business models in Asia have been adopted by CEIBS MBA Case Library.