Speaker Profile


Job TitleCEO

Company NameLAITAO


Born in 1967 in Paris, Gilles Babinet is a French multi-entrepreneur. Since 1989, he has created 9 companies in various areas, such as mobile music (Musiwave, sold $139M in 2006), co-creation (Eyeka), Big Data marketing (CaptainDash). He is also vice-president of the National Digital Council.
Gilles is a well know digital visionary in France. He has been collaborating with the Think Tank Institut Montaigne on many research papers on digital competitiveness, digital inclusion, big data, IoT... In 2011, he was appointed chairman of the National Digital Council by the President Nicolas Sarkozy. Since 2012, Gilles has been the French Digital Champion, representing France at the European Commission for digital matters. He is a professor at SciencesPo Paris in Public Policies & Digital. and returned to the National digital Council as Vice-Chair in June 2018.
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. Finally he’s member of many boards, including EY and EDF Foundation and loves to give new startups advice.

Conference Sessions

  • Inspirational Opening Keynote

    02-Jun-2020, 10:30 - 11:00, CARLTON HOTEL

    Where does the digital revolution come from and why is it fundamentally accelerating, while transforming our social and economic organizations? To start this de...

    • Language: English