PARIS SCIENCES & LETTRES (PSL)

Henri Verdier

Managing Director, Etalab

Born in 1968, Henri Verdier graduated in biology from Ecole Normale Supérieure. He also holds degrees in philosophy and political sociology. In 1995 he created Cred-M (later Odile Jacob Multimédia), managing it till 2007. Cred-M focused on digital education projects, working with scientists such as Nobel Prize winner Georges Charpak. In 2007 Henri was hired by Lagardère Active as a director of innovation, before being recruited by Institut Telecom as a director of prospective. In 2010 he came back to the start-up world by cofounding MFG-R&D. Since 2009 he also chairs Cap Digital, a business cluster for digital content. He is a member of Institut Télécom Scientific Council and of several prospective committees (Arcep, Cnil, Ecole des Gobelins). He is the author, with Nicolas Colin, of "L'Age de la multitude" (Armand Colin, 2012). An interview with Nicolas and Henri has been published on "ParisTech Review": "The Economics of the Multitude."

Henri Verdier

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