This space is my personal blog. It holds the bulk of things I have written (a selection is available here).
As a professional with multidisciplinary expertise, my goal is to enable strategic development of key players in both the private and public sector, architect and drive their (open) innovation and expand activities in EMEA.
Creative and analytical data-driven strategist, I conduct risk and crisis management assessments using OSINT on a daily basis. I speak different languages and consult for international organisations, businesses, media and nonprofits.
Driven by a keen interest in the future of technology, I have nurtured meaningful interactions with blockchain, data and media initiatives. I was the Director of Digital Strategy and Development at Bity SA, a disruptive fintech Swiss startup. I have also created one of the first corporate-oriented blockchain MOOCs in partnership with IBM.
Before founding my researcher consultancy, I was the lead research fellow for Les Savanturiers at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI), Paris Descartes University, focusing on innovation in education.
I am a regular guest on different broadcast, print and online outlets, as well as an invited speaker at conferences.
Writing & research
I have founded and been the editor-in-chief of the only French-speaking humanly curated media resource about all things data, Désidédata (previously Data Colada). I am a data visualisation fan and co-authored "Data visualisation with D3.js" (Springer/Apress) - available here!
My new book demystifying the 'dark stuff on the internetz', is to be published with Larousse-Hachette in May 2017. It is available for preorder!
Past bylines include Al-Jazeera English, Jadaliyya, Nature Middle East, Open Democracy, The Atlantic, Global Voices Online & Global Voices Advocacy, Foreign Policy Bulgaria, Future Challenges, Nature's SciLogs.com: The Aggregator & Beyond the Lab, Australian Science. I have co-founded and managed the only French speaking resource Bioinfo-Fr.net and used to be an editor at the biggest French-speaking resource about Free/Libre and Open Source Software, LinuxFr.org.