Professional Summary

Worked for 30 years, including six in the USA and two in Africa, in advanced technical environments in computer, network and information system R&D (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, W3C, X Consortium, OSF, MIT)

Participated in the design of some important standards of today modern computing and networking technologies: XML, HTML, CSS, X Window,Widgets, WAI.

Managed for several years an international team of skilled researchers, engineers, lawyers, administrative staff (from Europe, USA, Japan, North Africa, Australia, etc) representing W3C activities in Europe.

Launched and successfully completed several multi-stakeholder (industry, research, government/European Commission, advocacy groups) large technical and outreach/promotional oriented projects.

Tracked and actively participated in the ICT standardisation international field on behalf of W3C for several years, in such fora as WSIS, ICANN, ETSI, CEN, JTC1, ISOC, UN, IETF, ITU, etc.



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Multiple appearances in national and international press articles for interviews and speeches.

Invited several times by officials to represent W3C and Web/Internet specificities in governmental missions.

Regular teacher at local universities, dozens of seminar/tutorials (most of them in English and abroad) on Web or Graphics technologies, reviewer of PhD thesis, of engineering degrees. Dozens of publications, papers, and co-author of printed books. See details on those.

Member of program committees of international conferences.

President (founder in 1988) of the AFUX, the French X Window User's Group (not in activity anymore, but I'll be proud of that all my life :).

President of AGIFEM (Association pour la Gouvernance de l’Internet en France, en Europe et dans le Monde, 2008-2009). The name is funny, but it was a temp assoc 1901 set up to organize the ICANN meeting in Paris in 2008.