Henri Verdier / Managing Director, Etalab

Last updated on profile page : February 6th, 2013

BIO

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.”

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BOOKS BY HENRI VERDIER

By Henri Verdier on Paris Innovation Review

Les Big Data de A à Z

Society on November 16th, 2012

Les Big Data sont partout. Certains craignent un nouveau Big Brother, d'autres célèbrent les étonnantes possibilités ouvertes dans des domaines aussi variés que le marketing, l'épidémiologie ou la gestion urbaine, et le gourou du Web, Chris Anderson, prophétise une science sans théorie. Une révolte ? Non, sire : une révolution. Mais, au fait, de quoi parle-t-on ?
Big Data are all over the news. Some fear a new Big Brother, others celebrate new, astonishing possibilities in fields like marketing, epidemiology, city management, and Chris Anderson prophesies a science without theory. Obviously we are on the verge of a revolution. But, by the way, what are we talking about?

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