Meet our expert speakers
Grande École du Numérique & Cap Digital
Co-founder & CEO
French entrepreneur and activist in the digital, cultural and creative industries, Stéphane Distinguin heads the FABERNOVEL group that he created in 2003.
FABERNOVEL now has 350 talents on 3 continents (US, Europe, Asia) and supports nearly 80% of the CAC40 as well as major international groups in their digital transformation and their innovation trajectory. FABERNOVEL also launches and supports startups such as Digitick, KissKissBankBank, Offices to share or Urban Campus.
Stéphane Distinguin is also at the origin of La Cantine, 1st coworking in Europe, place of exchange and sharing for the actors of the Parisian ecosystem and Le Camping, one of the first accelerators of startups in the world.
Stéphane Distinguin is President of Cap Digital, a competitiveness and digital transformation cluster bringing together more than 1000 companies and laboratories. He chairs the Grande École du Numérique, which trains at least 10.000 young people each year in digital professions.
He is part of the group of experts to which Bruno le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance and Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation have entrusted the mission of proposing changes to the system. direct aid for innovation.
Co-founder and Partner
Romain PIGENEL is co-founder and partner of Futurs.io.
Normalien, philosopher and historian of science and technology training, he worked for 10 years in public communication and digital in France, in particular as advisor to the President of the Republic and deputy director in charge of digital of the Information Service of the government.
Specialist in the digitization of the State and of information, he leads a reflection on the effects of the digital revolution on society and the regulation, reciprocally, of new technologies by the social body.
Founder & President
Paul Duan is a young entrepreneur who founded in April 2014 the NGO Bayes Impact whose mission is to put technology at the service of the "common good".
This association uses AI and data science in particular to create citizen public services and "create impact on a large scale" through its solutions. With its Bob Emploi tool, through big data, algorithms and people, the association helps unemployed people to speed up their job search and improve their employability.
Paul published in June 2018 a brilliant note: "A Pact for a citizen public service" which proposes an alliance between the citizen entrepreneurs who are ready to recognize themselves in the values of the public service, and the States which vouch for it and make their infrastructure available in exchange (data, distribution, financing).
The challenge is that social innovation is not simply a matter of supporting solutions on the fringes of the system, but that mechanisms are created to help them scale up and provide a response to our major societal challenges. 'today.
Advisor to the Director (Innovation Applications & Science)
Thomas Fouquet is an Engineer, Doctor of Physics and holds an MBA.
After a career as a researcher (plasma physics applied to fusion energy) and entrepreneur in technologies (co-founders of companies in biotech, digital, in particular) in California, Thomas joined CNES in June 2017 as Advisor to the Director - Innovation, Applications & Science.
President and CEO
Laurent BOUILLOT is Chairman and CEO of SIRADEL, a subsidiary of the ENGIE group.
After obtaining his engineering degree and his Doctorate in Electromagnetic Diffraction obtained at the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Rennes in 1993, Laurent BOUILLOT is the co-founder and President of the SIRADEL company created in 1994.
SIRADEL is a supplier of innovative solutions to optimize the urban transformation of connected and sustainable cities, based on a unique combination of technologies and know-how in the field of 3D modeling of cities and territories, simulation and 3D visualization.
In 2016, SIRADEL joined the ENGIE group, the world leader in providing city services, thus participating in the digital transformation of one of the world leaders in energy.
Siret SCHUTTING is an expert in digital strategy, cybersecurity and e-Government. Communication Director for the Estonian e-Residency program, she is now Marketing Director of Cybernetica, an Estonian company specializing in the research, development and production of secure information systems, maritime security and numerous radiocommunication systems. .
Cybernetica studies and implements theoretical and practical solutions in security with a focus on cryptology and situational awareness:
- Digital Governance Techniques and Infrastructures for
interoperability and "eID", Information security technology:
“Unified eXchange Platform (UXP)”, an interoperability system. The
project "X-Road" was initiated by the Estonian government in the
1990s in order to secure the exchange of information between
The first version of the project, launched in 2001, was developed by Cybernetica which now exports this UXP technology around the world.
- “SplitKey Authentication and Digital Signature Platform” is a new generation digital identification technology. The platform transforms users' mobile devices into a secure means of authentication, providing online service providers with a secure user access management tool.
International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF)
Director Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Éric-Normand THIBEAULT has more than 20 years of experience in program management acquired within national and international organizations.
Before taking up his new position as Director of BRAP in Hanoi, he held various positions within the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) giving him in-depth knowledge of institutional Francophonie programs.
Éric-Normand THIBEAULT held the position of program specialist at the Direction de la Francophonie Numérique (DFN) in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector in education from September 2008 to March 2013.
From 2008 to 2015, stationed at the Organization's headquarters, he successively contributed to the implementation of the “Maison des savoirs” program in partnership with the Association des maires francophones (AIMF), the Agence universitaire de la francophonie ( AUF) and TV5Monde.
Éric-Normand THIBEAULT supported the Protocol department within the International Committee of the Games of La Francophonie (CIJF) and worked in the Planning and Evaluation Department as a study and analysis manager. During his tenure, he supported the preparation of the Strategic Framework for La Francophonie (2015-2022).
Stationed in Bucharest from 2004 to 2008, he supervised the creation of the regional establishment of the Central and Eastern European zone, accompanied the creation of the French-speaking Regional Center in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Previously, as Director General of the Shawinigan International Consortium, Éric-Normand THIBEAULT carried out consultancy services with organizations of the United Nations system, the World Bank and the African Development Bank for the implementation of projects in Africa and In the Caribbean.
Founder & CEO
Frédéric is the founder of the company Wassa, which he created in 2011 with the aim of exploring and supporting digital transformations by relying on the two pillars of technological mastery and innovation through the analysis of 'picture.
In addition to his duties as CEO, Frédéric participates more particularly in the development of international and innovative activities of Wassa as well as in the launch - in 2018 - of the Dencity solution for traffic analysis in the Retail sector.
Francophone Country Manager Markets
Samy Bailly began his career at Nouvelles Frontières in 2003 to coordinate the adventure production of the brand: he launched the first Hiking & Trekking catalog.
In 2006, he took charge of the Adventure Department, which then made 8 customers travel per year. In March 000, he opened the 2008st Nouvelles Frontière Aventure agency in Paris.
In 2012, Samy Bailly chose to join Evaneos.com as Production and Sales Director. For the platform of direct contact between travelers and local receptive agencies, he is in charge, with his team, of the selection of receptive agencies and the follow-up of partnerships, of the animation of their sales and their provision of tools to develop their activity on the French market.
In 2017, he took charge of the French-speaking markets of Evaneos as Country Manager.
In addition to his activities, Samy regularly teaches courses at IEFT or ESCAET.
Expert in AI, Design, and Digital Transformation
Originally from New Caledonia, Valérie Morignat is a Doctor from the University of Paris I and an expert certified by MIT in Artificial Intelligence and business strategy. She is a Senior Lecturer in Cinema and Digital Arts available at the University of Montpellier III.
After having been a digital innovation consultant for the Government of New Caledonia, Valérie headed the Design Experience and Innovation Interactive departments of a major American advertising agency in Silicon Valley.
Valérie is now an independent consultant in San Francisco, and offers services in strategy centered on AI, design of interactive and immersive experiences, and digital transformation.
Director of Atelier XR Ubisoft
Atelier XR aims to research applied innovation, and to develop projects using Extended Reality technologies (Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality).
Game Director at Ubisoft Montreal, Olivier is the creator of Eagle Flight, the first virtual reality game published by Ubisoft and winner of the DICE 2017, prize for technical achievement in immersive reality.
He has worked in the video game industry since 1998, as Creative Director, Game Director, Level Design Director and International Design Trainer.
Olivier has worked on various AAA projects (The Rayman series, Ghost Recon, Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, etc.).
Expert in Gameplay, Game Design & Level Design and Virtual Reality, he is also an advanced international trainer of game and level design methods, for the Ubisoft Design Academy, for more than 600 designers already in place.
Its goal is to make the most of the strengths of virtual reality to create fun, intuitive and immersive experiences.
Communication Marketing Leader
Florent joined Dagoma in 2016. Coming from a background in popular education, he is sensitive to the startup's ambition to democratize 3D printing.
His position as Ideas Developer allowed him to develop training, events, and digital school projects.
Today, he is in charge of communication and marketing.
Florent loves board games. He doesn't like bites.
OCTO Technology Australia
David Alia has been the founder and CEO of OCTO Technology in Australia since 2015, and at OCTO for 18 years.
OCTO is an IT consulting firm, awarded 5 times in a row on the podium of “Great Place To Work” companies.
David takes on the role of Information Systems Architect, Big Data Architect, Executive Coach, Agile and Lean Coach, or Culture Pirate (culture hacking) when he works with its customers, young and old.
He has collaborated in the writing of numerous books for OCTO, notably “Les Géants du Web” or “Partageons qui nous décage”.
He has also hosted several conferences on various themes: hacking culture, pleasure and productivity at work, creating amazing teams ... whose videos are easily found on the Internet.
Finally, David has been a teacher in several universities and grandes écoles in France.
Christian, our young Polynesian prodigy, is just 31 years old, but is already one of the personalities who matter in the digital field. Already in 2016, Forbes magazine cited Christian Vanizette in its ranking of young Europeans under 30, future leaders in around ten sectors.
In 2015, Google gave Makesense, the company he co-founded, a prize of € 200.000 after finishing in the ten finalists of the Google Impact Challenge competition.
MakeSense is a network to help innovative and meaningful projects, supported by Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner.
The MakeSense community is active in a hundred cities around the world, incubators have been set up on 5 continents, as far as Polynesia, with the PRISM incubator of the CCISM.
Christian was appointed by the French government to the National Digital Council. He is also a member of the orientation committee of the Grande École du Numérique, which aims to imagine its future strategic axes.
A graduate of EDHEC Business School, Farid HUMBLOT began his career in Amsterdam with a monetization startup before joining La Réunion as Head of Economic Development for the digital sector within Digital Réunion.
Since 2015, he joined Simplon.co and takes care of overseas development as Overseas Director of Simplon.co
Co-founder & CEO
Daniel Hierso is President and co-founder of the Outre-Mer Network, Vice-President of La Nouvelle PME.
He has directed and organized the JDS sessions since 2014.
Very involved in popularizing entrepreneurship in the so-called priority neighborhoods of the city and in Overseas France, Outre-Mer Network has helped to create a physical network for more than 4.600 entrepreneurs, advised and or funded more than 400 projects since 2009.
Daniel Hierso also co-founded with Said Hammouche and Aude de Thuin, the “Osons la banlieue” Forum in 2015.
Kevin Heremoana BESSON
Founder & CEO
Kevin Heremoana BESSON is a passionate IT and electronics entrepreneur. Coming from a family of farmers in Tahiti and self-taught, he trained early in digital techniques.
After several rich experiences in IT Security and Information Systems Management, he decided in 2014 to create his first company, Aware Systems, specializing in technologies applied to housing and smart buildings.
Very attached to Polynesian Nature and passionate about the bee, he founded LeadBees, the connected beekeeping management solution supporting beekeepers in the management of their farms. This tool exploits the latest technologies available on the market and makes them available to beekeepers and farmers in a simple and intuitive way.
In January 2018 and after a worldwide selection, Kevin was selected to join the first class of the “Fighters” program at Station F, the largest startup campus in the world, in order to develop LeadBees.
Subject Matter Expert in training and education
Denis Floréan has always worked “on the development of digital for people and for the enhancement of their potential”.
A specialist in "Artificial Intelligence" and "Educational Sciences", he advises many companies and organizations in the definition and implementation of digital development systems.
He also teaches at the University of Paris Diderot, at the CNAM and works at Sciences Po Paris, with Bruno Latour, on the teaching of Technical and Scientific controversies.
He intervened, as an expert on MOOCs, at IHEST (Institut des Hautes Études pour la Science et la Technologie), in the 2013-2014 national cycle: "Science, digital and public life: towards new interactions. "
Finally, he contributed to the Mettling report: “Digital transformation and life at work”, submitted on September 15, 2015 to Myriam El Khomri, Minister of Labor, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue.
At IBM, he is a Subject Matter Expert in training and education.
# Tech4Good Entrepreneur
Through her career and her involvement in associations, Élodie has participated in the creation of many services and products with a strong societal impact (Dreal Aquitaine, MakeSense & GiveVision).
In 2011, his work on corporate sponsorship was rewarded by the French Ministry of Ecology.
For 3 years, she joined GiveVision, where she supported the development of the first product, SightPlus, a new generation of devices adapted for the visually impaired.
Élodie mobilized more than 2.000 testers and users, as well as partners to support the adoption of the product and its distribution in other countries.
In 2015, she received an award from TechPreneurs honoring women involved in digital. Since 2017, she has been a member of the Royal Society for the Arts in England which recognizes achievements that help improve social problems.
Originally from Tahiti, Elodie wishes to bring her expertise on accessibility and the use of new technologies for a more inclusive society.
Founder & CEO
Founder and CEO of the Franco-Canadian company 44 Screens, entrepreneur of digital innovation, his tourism and cultural projects have received numerous awards in France, Canada and Spain, including the Ulysse Prize for Innovation and Excellence in Tourism awarded by the World Tourism Organization.
In 2013, he founded the Franco-Canadian studio 44 Screens present in 10 countries and this year launched his new company, OHRIZON, for the creation of augmented reality solutions for the tourism, cultural entertainment, training and entertainment sectors. help with the decision.
Sam joined Dagoma in 2015 as a web developer. He saw the team go from 6 people to more than 30 today and experienced 2 moves to larger premises.
Today, Sam, with the help of the IT team, develops and implements Dagoma's IT tools. These tools range from the group's websites to internal tools to develop the growth of the company.
You will realize it, Sam runs the 100 meters like no one else.
Account Manager France
Originally from Fontenay sous-bois, Delphine lives in Jerusalem where she notably studied Biotechnology at the Braude technological institute.
First export manager for Europe at Sion Medical, Delphine Nabeth joined OrCam in January 2017 as Key Account Manager for France and Belgium. She takes care of the market set-up, training and coaching of the sales force, marketing and PR.
Delphine is in charge of implementing the MyEye product on the French market, in particular through opticians (distribution contract with Essilor), distributors specializing in low vision as well as various associations of the visually impaired, and other organizations concerned.
LTU Tech - MyPack
Co-founder & CEO
President of Digital Packaging, specialized in digital printing for prototypes and small series of packaging, Gilles Pingeot believes in digital applied to the pack.
In 2017, he bought the visual recognition company Jastec France, with Olivier Gravet President of OnPrint to create LTU Tech, the visual intelligence agency.
Mobile Marketing Association France
Administrator and entrepreneur
Entrepreneur and business creator, CEO and team manager in large French and international groups, Bertrand has 15 years of expertise in digital marketing and mobile marketing.
He is a regular speaker in several business and management schools, and administrator of the Mobile Marketing Association France since 2010, rapporteur of the Mobile Commerce commission.
Charlotte LANDRY - Quentin WARNANT
Charlotte is CEO and co-founder of Augmenteo, which offers an augmented reality animation solution to make visitors or employees dream during seminars, team buildings or escape games. After studying Graphic Design at ESAAT in Roubaix, this passionate about new technologies decided to combine these two passions to create a transmedia project that will give birth to Hackeo.
Quentin is co-founder of Augmenteo, responsible for R&D.
Web developer and Unity3D, graduated from the University of Lille 1, Sciences and Technologies, they are both passionate about augmented and virtual realities, and intend to democratize them.
Director of the local pole
Graduated from ESC Toulouse in 1991, a first experience in the world of studies for 1 years at GFK Marketing Services.
Guy Detrousselle joined the Media world to spend nearly 5 years at Lagardère Active Publicite Régions, in charge of operational marketing on the Radio network for the Europe 2 and RFM brands.
Now for nearly 15 years at Médiamétrie, he has been following the overseas markets since taking up his post and developing the Media and digital activities with the creation of the Local Pole.
Grouping of CB Bank Cards
Head of Large Transversal Projects
An electronic payment engineer by training, Benoît Barré began his career working for various major players in card payment in France on subjects related to acceptance and issuance.
For more than 6 years now, including more than 3 years now in the Projects Department of CB, he has been leading projects focused primarily on innovation and more particularly mobile payment.
National Digital Director & President of CSIESR
National Director of Digital at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts in Paris, Thierry KOSCIELNIAK is also involved in two networks of digital professionals in higher education: President of CSIESR, French association, and administrator at the office of EUIS, European association.
Expert in EdTech in higher education, he is working on the Cnam E-course project: a lifelong professional development E-portfolio based on skills management. It monitors and actively researches the educational uses of virtual reality and augmented reality.
Thierry holds a chemistry degree and has a doctorate in chemistry and bioinformatics from the University of Paris 6 - Pierre et Marie Curie.
CEO & Founder
Benoît Klajn, founder of Highlab, worked for nearly 12 years in a communication agency and in the Integrated Digital Marketing department.
Today, he supports agencies from all backgrounds and advertisers in the production and realization of digital experiences with high added value (VR, AR, Phygital, e-retail…).
Commonly known as “Creative Technology”, a leitmotif since the creation of the company, Benoît and his associates want this clever mix of innovation and customer experience in all of the files handled at Highlab Marketing.
Founder & CEO
Director, production manager and technical director on films and attractions produced in synthetic images and live shots.
Yannick joined Thomson Digital Image (TDI) in 1985 for his beginnings in digital audiovisual creation. During this period, TDI developed a 3D software “Explore” which is one of the ancestors of the Maya software.
In 1989, he joined the company Ex Machina which would become the most important European computer-generated image studio of the 90s. He held the position of production manager for the various sectors of activity: dynamic cinema, relief film , the commercial.
In 2003, he founded the Nayade company, one of whose specialties is the production of relief films.
Natacha POUTOUX & Sacha HOURCADE
Since 2017, Natacha Poutoux and Sacha Hourcade have co-founded their own design studio “Natacha & Sacha”.
Both designers by training, they like to surround themselves with other people and fields of expertise to rethink the uses of our daily lives.
Today, they are engaged in the development of their first startup “Tabletop Computer”, a collective computer that changes the way we work with digital tools and seeks to reintroduce a form of social interaction between people.
Co-founder and Partner
Entrepreneur and Production Director in Audiovisual for 15 years, Arnaud has mastered all Image technologies.
He created ITECA in 2015 with a desire to offer Industrial Key Account customers ever more innovative interfaces and solutions on the theme of the factory of the future.
It ensures the synergy of all of ITECA's skills, VR / VA / 3D / IA, business development and customer relations.
Co-founder - Content Manager
Co-founder of Journal du Geek, passionate about high-tech since always. Editor-in-chief of the JDG Media group's sites for 10 years, then content manager and business developer.
Pop culture, mobility, audio and innovations are his main areas of interest.
The Digital Factory
Editor in Chief
A graduate of IPJ Paris and bi-media editor-in-chief for 15 years, Stéphanie Mundubeltz-Gendron took over as editor-in-chief of L'Usine Digitale in September 2016.
French Tech, Food tech, smart city, start-ups, change policies, mobility, innovations and digital trends are at the heart of his areas of interest.
Luc LAVENTURE, Founder of France Ô, is President of Outremers360, a digital media which deals with news from overseas and also in France (local, regional and international).
He has been involved for many years in the digital transformation of audiovisual models.
The innovation and promotion of these ecosystems in overseas territories is a strong focus of Outremers360, the only overseas media to promote original and innovative experiences in these territories.
Cyber defense expert
Julien STEUNOU joined Provadys in October 2016 to create the SOC Provadys dedicated to SMEs and mid-caps.
Expert in cyber defense, Julien has been supporting companies of all sizes and in all sectors for 16 years to protect their information systems, detect and respond to security incidents.
A graduate of UTBM, he started his career in 2001 in the integration activity of Cyber Networks, supporting the company's transition within BT where he ended up leading the BT Security France activity.
In 2015, Julien headed CERT-Lexsi specializing in threat supervision and one of the largest private CERTs in Europe.
LTU Tech - MyPack
Caroline joined MyPack in March 2016 as a project manager.
Today, its missions have extended to the management of the product and content referencing system of MyPack and the management of the development of the interface, as well as the management of key accounts of the packaging and retail division of LTU Tech.
Pioneer in humanoid robotics
Marine FABRE has contributed as Communication Director to the development of Aldebaran Robotics, a startup that has become a successful SME in humanoid robotics, known today as SoftBank Robotics Europe.
After having participated in the launch of the NAO robot and then of Pepper, Marine embarked on a new personal project: a half-round sailing trip around the world, told through her blog “Chronicle of an ordinary family”.