- French Multi-Entrepreneur
- Digital Champion for France within the EU
Gilles Babinet is a French multi-entrepreneur, born in 1967 in Paris. Since 1989, he created 9 companies in various areas, such as mobile music (Musiwave, sold $139M in 2006), co-creation (Eyeka), Big Data marketing (CaptainDash)…. Gilles Babinet is a well known digital visionary in France. He has been collaborating with the Think Tank Institut Montaigne on several research works on digital competitiveness, digital inclusion, big data, IoT… In 2011, he was appointed chair of the National Digital Council by the President Nicolas Sarkozy. Since 2012, Gilles Babinet is the French Digital Champion, topics working together with the European Commission on digital skills related topics. Gilles Babinet published his first book in January 2014, “l’Ère numérique, un nouvel âge de l’humanité”, where he discusses the impact of new technologies on our societies, our lives and our institutions. Throughout his book, he identifies five areas such as Education, Healthcare, the State, Knowledge and Production, that are deeply challenged in the context of the ongoing digital revolution. His new book, “ Big Data : penser l’homme et le monde autrement”, came out in February 2015 and deals with economic and social issues linked to the eruption of the data. Gilles recently published another book « transformation digitale, l’avènement des plateformes » on the digital transformation as it should be implemented in large companies.