Director, Senior Advisor - Global Open Source Practice, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.