Class of 1998
Technology division - Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel - an independent administrative authority in charge of regulating the French audiovisual sector.
I started out lobbying the public authorities and audiovisual stakeholders for a trade syndicate in order to promote TNT in France. Then I went to Switzerland where I worked for a France Télécom subsidiary, deploying private networks and innovative services with enterprises. Back in France in 2005 and working in another subsidiary (Viacess), I kept track of the company's standardization and the prototyping of a solution to protect mobile television.
My team in the CSA is up to date on all the slightly "unusual" technical aspects, whether in terms of new technologies, services or projects. It specifically monitors the technical quality of audiovisual services in close collaboration with publishers, broadcasters and constructors. It also paves the way for future developments with the upcoming introduction of, say, interactive services and audio-description.
Class of 2002
MSc UC Berkeley, Management of Technology Certificate HAAS Business School.
Different outsourcing positions with IBM Global Services over five years: Offering manager, Account Manager and Engagement Manager. Starting out in a small company enabled me to have a structured grasp of its operating problems (organization, communication, worker motivation) and to avail of the support and training for young people with potential.
Then I wanted to shift to the biotechnologies and pharmaceutics sector and I got an opportunity with a bio-pharma company in Singapore, Moleac. I do similar work with responsibilities in terms of business development, sales and marketing, but in a very different context and culture!
Class of 1983
I began my career by… staying at school ! Teacher-researcher, professor, then head of the Electronics department, I was there in the heady days of the race to digitization (telecom, video) and played a role – in cooperation with industry – in developing the first digital image coding circuits (MPEG).
In 1997 I joined Motorola to create and develop in France the largest research center outside the USA. I became the director of research for Europe and then for the world and was appointed one of the nine Motorola Fellows. I also became President of Motorola France in 2008. During the second part of my career, I was part of the exciting adventure of the development of mobile telephony and Internet, from the first GSM networks to the development by my teams of prototypes and 4th-generation standards. I left Motorola mid-2009 and am currently building the third part of my career adventure with a project to create a start-up that will democratize access to the data available through the Internet.
Class of 1978
GM for Southern Europe - Arrow Electronics, world's leading distributor of electronic components