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Gilles Gravier
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Attended ENSTA, Paris, France
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To kill an open source project...
During my last trip to Singapore, while I was talking about open source business models at FOSSASIA , there was a discussion about what happens when somebody "kills" an open source project. I'd like to spend a bit more time discussing this subject here. In ...
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Well... it's not dead. If somebody needs it badly, they will pick up the code. If nobody cares... people will move to soéething else, and THEN it will die... but people won't be interested in it.
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New Role at Wipro
This week is a great week for me. I started on Monday Feb 2nd, 2015, a new role as a Director at Wipro in the Open Source practice . I'll be advising both clients and the implementation teams on open source best practices around licensing, business models, ...
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Looking forward to it!
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Funny the number of "women" who create fake profiles here, add you to their circles in the hope that you will do the same, and pick a lovely profile picture... but when you do a Google Image Search for that picture, you find it's already used by several profiles, with several different names, on several different sites. Like https://plus.google.com/100402410231639231555 :) Some people are so evident. :D
Hat bei as mon propre compte gearbeitet Wohnt in lille
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Now you take that picture, and you do a search with http://images.google.com/ and you have fun.
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IT Financials 101
An excellent reading on IT Financials at : http://www.definitivemeasures.com/ValueManagement/VM01-financial%20101.htm This is particularly interesting when considering deployment of open source as the financial structure of an open source project is differe...
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Announcing the Quantum Safe Security Working Group part of the Cloud Security Alliance during their EMEA Congress in Rome, Italy.
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Hello GNOME foundation fight the idiots at Groupon.
 
Latest XDA News! GNOME Foundation Seeks Support to Fight Groupon Trademark Attempt http://ow.ly/2Qwnos
Groupon is attempting to steal GNOME Project's name, and now GNOME is seeking support in its battle to preserve its identity.
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Picking your open source license, and business model so that your company doesn't go out of business
These last 2 weeks, I was busy traveling in Asia, where I talked at two different events. The first one was FOSSASIA , in Singapore, and it's an open source conference regrouping people from all over Asia. At least that's the definition. In reality, it's a ...
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La cryptographie quantique (QKD) expliquee en 10minutes
J'ai été interviewé pour la chronique Interstices de l'INRIA autour de l'utilisation de la cryptographie quantique pour la sécurité informatique. L'interview est ici : https://interstices.info/jcms/ni_78647/quand-la-physique-quantique-se-mele-de-la-securite...
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NVIDIA SHIELD and Open Source - The winning combination
So I just received my brand new NVIDIA SHIELD (thanks, NVIDIA France !), which I will be using as the most sexy platform to deliver presentations to my customers while on the move. It's light, thin, high resolution, and packs an amazing amount of power. Fir...
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My new blog entry on instant entropy
Just wrote this piece on ID Quantique's blog, about instant entropy and what it is good for. http://www.idquantique.com/news-and-events/blog/348-instant-entropy-what-is-it-good-for.html Read it... not too randomly!
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At Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Congress. We will make an announce today!
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My new blog entry on better use of social media.
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Work
Occupation
Director, Senior Advisor in the Open Source practice of Wipro
Skills
Security, Open Source, Strategy, Business Development, Venture Capital Relations, Technology Evangelism
Employment
  • Wipro
    Director, Senior Advisor, 2015 - present
    I advise Wipro's key and strategic accounts, worldwide, in their open source strategy, enabling them to leverage a better, more efficient, IT infrastructure that really benefits their business.
  • Compagnie Divague
    President, 2013 - present
    Lyrical singing and, in particular, it's links to my other passion : photography, is something I enjoy sharing and encouraging. Compagnie Divague aims at promoting vocal arts in all possible forms, regardless of geographical or cultural context, and linked to other arts, through various forms, both artistic and educative, which may include creation, promotion, training, in various musical genres.
  • Why Open Computing
    Member of the Board of Directors and former CTO, 2012 - present
    Why! open computing SA is a very young company that focuses on sustainable computing by providing computing systems pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux for end users and a community based support model that ensures a longer, useful, life time of the machines, past the manufacturer's warranty. I was previously responsible, during the company creation phase, for creating and implementing the OEM partnering strategy for the company, identifying, selecting the right hardware and software partners to make our business model a successful one.
  • ID Quantique
    Director of Product Management, Network Security Division, 2014 - 2015
    Driving the product strategy for the quantum random number generators (QUANTIS) and the network security (CENTAURIS - Layer 2 traditional encryption with Quantum Key Distribution option CERBERIS, and ARCIS - Layer 3 and 4 traditional encryption). QKD enables proven future proof secure key distribution by relying on quantum physics properties and mecanisms to ensure true randomness of keys, and non interception of key exchange, and this, despite the, now confirmed and demonstrated, observability of fiber transmissions with low technological requirements.
  • inZair
    Venture Capital Relations, 2012 - 2014
    inZair is a technology startup focusing on next generation geotagged instant messaging for mobile platforms. I am working with them on their Venture Capital funding strategy, in addition to providing strategic insight on mobile market and trends.
  • Sun Microsystems
    Chief Technology Strategist Open Source and Security, 1994 - 2010
    Driving Sun's vision and strategy around Security, communicating to Sun's top account executives worldwide, part of Sun's corporate Strategic Insight Office. Supported of Sun's Public Policy forum in various lobbying activities around open standards (ODF, Identity), security (DRM, cryptography, TCG) and open source. Interface with European Commission, and other governments. Recurring speaker at key industry events (including RSA conferences). CISSP #91529 Press and analyst point of contact. I was instrumental in ensuring that Sun's vision and strategy were properly communicated to our strategic accounts, as well as building a trusted advisor relationship critical to a strong and lasting business relationship.
  • Oracle Corporation
    Open Source Director for Public Sector, 2010 - 2011
    Open Source Director of Public Sector at Oracle. Analysis of the market. Creation and implementation of a strategy for developing Oracle's global, strategic activities in the public sector around open source technologies and offerings. Evangelist, internally and externally, for open source in public sector at Oracle, my role is to educate Oracle's field people about positioning our open source portfolio in the different national contexts of public sector markets around the globe. I am also responsible for delivering key messages around open source and standards at Oracle to groups, communities, public sector institutions, and organizing and speaking at industry events. As a subject matter expert, I help lead the agenda of the public affairs team in EMEA in their activities around open source, open standards, and security.
  • Independant Consutant
    Corporate Strategy Consultant, 2012 - 2014
    Independent consultant. I provide my customers with the vision, strategy and guidance they need to grow to their full potential. Services such as interim executive (in particular, CTO), venture capital relations, lobbying, mobility, software and hardware strategy consulting.
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Security, Open Source. Mobility. Enterprise IT Strategy. And humanly speaking, father of 3, lovely wife, geek, everything to be happy!
Introduction
I'm an Open Source and Security (CISSP) specialist.

I'm also involved in a mobile services startup called inZair, offering next generation geotagged messaging services. You'll love them!

I have significant interactions with the venture capital community.

Looking for enterprise IT strategy advise and consulting, look no further.

Bragging rights
Teaching backyard astronomy to my kids elementary school during summer nights.
Education
  • ENSTA, Paris, France
    Formal Computer Systems Design, 1986 - 1989
  • Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi
    Computer Programming Methodology, 1988 - 1988
  • Lycee Jean-Baptiste Corot, Savigny sur Orge
    Math Sup, 1983 - 1984
  • Lycee Jean-Baptiste Corot, Savigny sur Orge
    Math Spe, 1984 - 1986
  • Lycee Einstein, Sainte Genevieve des Bois
    Bac C, 1980 - 1983
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