Chloé joined us in February 2017 after completing her end-of-study internship within the Digital Transformation team of one of our clients! Her previous work experience within major companies, helped Chloé develop a strong understanding of their structuring issues, on which she now capitalizes to ...
Florent has been working with us since 2018 as a Junior Project Engineer. He is soon to graduate from top engineering school Télécom ParisTech where he specialized in embedded systems and cybersecurity and he already holds a master’s degree from SciencesPo Paris in Innovation & Digital Transformation. No wonder he enjoys our projects so much! He’s already worked on the redesign (and development) of a website for one of our clients in the cultural field. But you’ll mostly find him in the Sandbox (our very own mini fablab) where he’s worked on various IoT projects, and is currently prototyping new solutions for our soon-to-come new headquarters. When he’s not creating new devices, Florent is outdoors running or rowing!
Thomas is Lead Project Manager and has been with us since 2013. As a designer with a background in engineering he naturally tends to focus on product design and connected spaces. He has largely contributed to our development on these subjects through his work on specific projects, like the creation of interactive terminals for La Villette park in Paris or connected apartments for Nexity. More recently he worked for Airbus on redesigning passengers’ flying experience inside an A380. He feeds his interest in these fields with constant research - he published two studies on the industrial IoT and 3D impression - and by regularly coming up with new ideas for our own use: he contributed largely in the creation of the Sandbox, our very own fablab!
With a passion for sport (and biking in particular - check out his article on bike sharing in Shanghai!), Thomas was keen to work on the topic of innovation in sports. So in 2017, along with Kévin and Boris, he published a study on digital disruption in the sports industry which was presented for the first time at our Business&Breakfast at LA.SALLE.DE.SPORT. and many times since! A great way to explore a fascinating subject, which brought Thomas to contribute to projects for Eurosport and Rolland Garros this year.
A ENSCI Arts et Métiers graduate, Thomas previously worked for Jaeger-Lecoultre and Aubecq in product research and development.
Following his graduation from Strate, school of design, Nicolas joined us as a Junior Design Strategist in 2018. Having started his studies in engineering, and then shifting too design, he decided to specialize in interaction design - thus finding a way to link both interests! He defines himself as having two sides : on the one hand, solid and down to earth and on the other hand, light, intuitive and creative.
He really enjoyed his time studying and developed a true passion for his subjects, and he still feeds on his learnings in every part of his work, from the observation to the prototyping phase. He’s definitely very curious and he loves to investigate unexplored territories to bring out tomorrow’s practices. No wonder he specialized in service design!
With work experience with many companies like PSA, Carrefour, BNP Paribas and others during his studies, he now applies what he learned to develop services that deliver high quality experiences to users, customers, and to all the ecosystem.
Elina joined us as a Senior Project Manager in early 2017. Trained in economics in Latvia and Spain, she kicked off her professional career in a retail chain in the Baltics. After receiving her Masters degree in Economics of Public Policy from Barcelona GSE, she moved on to working into innovation research in the Netherlands, the UK and finally France.
Since joining us, Elina has worked closely with the OECD, a global do-tank, on their digital transformation. Amongst other projects, she worked on developing the OECD’s anti-corruption and integrity Hub and on different digital products aimed at improving the OECD’s interactions with the various OECD communities.
From her retail days, Elina kept a true passion for the industry and its transformations. She has worked with a number of our clients, notably in the luxury industry, on identifying, defining and developing new business models and customer relationship frameworks in the digital age.
Sustainability is another question that keeps Elina up at night. She is currently pondering about ways in which we could help our clients adjust the design of their products and experiences, so they would naturally lead their customers to a more sustainable choices and behaviours. Drop her a message if you’re keen to exchange!
In December 2014, Guillaume was conducting technology intelligence reports within Essilor, a leading eye-glass company where he completed his apprenticeship, when he came upon a presentation that changed his vision of the network economy: our yearly report, GAFAnomics.
After months of eager anticipation - he had to complete his studies! - and after graduating from both engineering schools Telecom ParisTech and École Polytechnique, we welcomed Guillaume as a Project Manager.
Since he first read about the platform economy in GAFAnomics, Guillaume has been exploring organizational transformations that digital technologies enable, with clients from many industries: construction, logistics, retail, smart city…
Guillaume is always keen to reshape business and operational models as well as to renew customer relationship. His favorite topic? The launch of disruptive spin-offs within traditional companies.
Now, Guillaume is one of our Senior Project Engineer, a role which perfectly combines both his engineering discipline and his passion for digital disruption.
Curious to read some of his work ? Check out his most recent article on Voice interfaces and the "war" between Amazon and Google, published as part as our story on new interfaces.
Marina joined us in 2017 and took hold of our communication and marketing: she is in charge of defining and implementing our brand and communication strategy, involving everything from event organization, partnership management and press relations to branding or internal communication! Having started her professional life in advertising and communication agencies after specializing in brand strategy and advertising at top communication school CELSA, she naturally has a very “brand oriented” approach to communication and uses her creative and strategic baggage daily in her role. And that is precisely what she likes about her everyday work: its creativity and the liberty she is given to develop new ideas (hers and ours together!) and make them happen!
Curious to see some of her work? She organized our latest Business&Breakfast events at Paris hotspots LA.SALLE.DE.SPORT., STATION F and PALAIS DE TOKYO, worked on the launch of our 2018 annual study: TESLA, uploading the future, and she edits the articles and stories we write for the FABERNOVEL blog (she says this is one of her favorite tasks). Oh, and she co-created this very website (and keeps it up to date) ;-)
Aurélie joined us in February 2017 as our Office Manager.
After studying communications at Iscom, Aurélie spent 1 year in Sydney with an Australian family. Once back in Paris, she worked at UGC as a team manager on one of its largest Paris locations.
Today Aurélie is in charge of many different aspects like administrative, logistics, accounting, events and, of course, our happiness at work!
She’s a keen traveler and loves new adventures and discovering new cultures, meeting people. But mostly? She loves photography!
Mellie is a UX Designer who is passionate about humans and digital ! Her user-centric methodology is based on sociology to better understand user behaviors and usages. Since 2018, she has been working with us as a Design Strategist.
With a multidisciplinary background that mixes service and product design, Mellie worked on different types of interfaces, from mobile and web development to connected objects. Her freelance experience in Montreal has allowed her to work with entrepreneurs and startups on various issues: from the collaborative economy to the development of a biometric bracelet. Her dual career in service and product design allows her to tackle any problematic from a global point of view, and to enrich each project stage.
Her favorite subject is, without doubt, that of ethics in the digital world. She worked on the issue of attention and informational abundance in new working modes as part of her UX Design Tangible Interface Master at L’école de Design Nantes Atlantique. She is also involved in the association Designers Ethiques which aims to make this a central topic in schools and in designer’s daily practice - it definitely is a part of hers!
Louise joined us in 2017 as a Project Director. Just before, she was heading European strategy and optimisation for Braintree, a disruptive payments platform bought by Paypal.
Her curiosity and love for international experiences have led her to work in strategic marketing for four years at the headquarters of one of India’s leading IT companies : HCL technologies as well as complete an MBA from INSEAD.
In her 8 years of professional experience, Louise has led many large cross-functional projects and is capable of combining both a strategic vision and an operational mindset.
She is extremely enthusiastic about startup ecosystems and innovation and more importantly on how they impact society. She has organised many roundtables and treks on the subject and is keen to help corporates understand and navigate this unfamiliar world.
With her hypokhâgne and khâgne background, she loves talking about literature and reads a lot during her spare time !
Juliette joined us in 2016, after receiving an innovation management double degree from HEC and Polytechnique. She then got passionate about innovation by design by studying and working part time at the Thales Design Center. Here at FABERNOVEL INNOVATE she is keen on using design methodologies to solve diverse and essential issues such as developing services to help National Education teachers manage students’ uneven academic levels.
She recently helped a startup to design a health service for men with fertility concerns: from identifying needs, defining the user journey and business model to prototyping and testing.
She’s also interested in inclusive design, a methodology which aims to design products and services for people experiencing particular difficulties - and then broaden their use to all users. She had the opportunity to implement it when working with the Signes de Sens association, to create a new reading experience for visually impaired children and she is convinced that such an approach can benefit people universally by resulting in simple and differentiating designs.
Anthony joined us in 2015 and has been designing new services and products ever since! As a Senior Project Engineer, he works on projects that combine design and technology, creating new experiences which he brings to life in tangible ways, through digital services or physical devices for example.
As an engineer, Anthony’s role is to find elegant solutions to problems in complex environments, but he enjoys going digging deeper and systematically goes out “exploring”: through field work he observes usage patterns, seeks and gathers inspiration and tests new concepts first hand.This is how Anthony worked on the launch of a network of co-working spaces in Germany in 2015, a project that continues today and for which he is Product Manager and Product Owner. He also led, among other things, the design of innovative services for an international organization and the creation of a new 100% mobile-based banking offer: Orange Bank.
By participating in our LAB, Anthony explores new technologies to build prototypes and shape new services to inspire our customers and simplify the daily lives of all of FABERNOVEL collaborators and partners. In particular, he worked on the Desk, a very simple screen placed at the reception desk which makes it possible to announce to our colleagues via Slack when someone has arrived for a meeting or if a parcel has been delivered for them. A simple, elegant and very practical object that unburdens our Office Manager and facilitates the life of the deliverers, customers and service providers who visit us!
Anthony is a graduate of Centrale d’Electronique de Paris, Telecom ParisTech and ESSEC Business School.
Having studied both design interaction and innovation management at Strate Design School and Grenoble EM, Charlotte is all for mixing approaches and methods and now constantly reinvents her job! She joined us in 2017 at a hybrid position, both as a designer and analyst, allowing her to keep exploring the relationship between design and strategy and to confirm her intuition: a new profession is emerging at the crossroads between both disciplines.
From leading user research to defining new business models, Charlotte works with our clients on creating new services and launching new business offers. She recently helped a publishing leader create a new service addressing a new marketing target in record time by testing our “design sprint” format. Whichever the project, Charlotte’s mission is first and foremost to help our clients understand and address their end-users’ needs by defining new user journeys, creating experience maps or developing prototypes. Charlotte strongly believes that part of today’s designers’ role is that of reflecting on the impact produced by digital products and services on our society and she is actively involved in researching new methodologies for sustainable innovation. Don’t miss her latest articles, an invitation to consider every designer’s responsibility, and a propsective design fiction!
Diego started his academic journey in aeronautical engineering in Brazil before pursuing it in Paris with a diploma from Ecole Polytechnique and a specialization in innovation and entrepreneurship at Ecole des Mines. He went on to co-found Shotgun, a mobile app dedicated to electronic music in Paris.
A true tech geek, he joined us as Head of Finance in 2015 - a perfect match as he was able to join his financial expertise and the dynamic, innovative state of mind he loves! For two years Diego’s priority was to make the financial department a key support lever for our team and clients, one that allows them to keep a fresh mindset and constantly innovating.
Today Diego is in charge of operations and continues to grow with our team, constantly looking for the operational excellence we need to keep pushing back the limits of innovation.
Joachim is a Senior Project Analyst and has been with us since 2016. As a business analyst, he helps our clients define their strategy and create new businesses in an economy shaken by digital technologies.
Through competition benchmarks, trend reports and strategy workshops, Joachim has helped clients like Le Bon Marché redefine their digital strategy. He also worked for Sephora, or a leading French clearance store chain. But he’s not just focused on high-end fashion players, check out his article on Wish, a low-cost platform that is taking on Amazon!
Joachim is also an expert in platform business models, and has conducted several studies to help our clients understand the potential impacts of platform disruption. For example, he studied the impact of Amazon Business for a European leader in packaging procurements, or the disruption of the automotive value chain for an industrial giant.
Joachim graduated from SciencesPo, with a specialization in Economics and Business administration.
Since she graduated from EMLyon Business School in 2013, Kirène has been working on projects to launch new products, brands or services: first at Philips, where she participated in the launch of a new product line on the French market and then during her projects as a consultant at Capgemini Consulting, where she contributed to the launch of a new mobile banking offer for a major French bank retailer or design a service offer for an airport leader.
With us since 2016, as a Lead Project Analyst, Kirène is in charge of projects revolving around the launch of new services or the design of new economic models - always integrating the perspective of the user experience. She recently contributed to projects such as the design and launch of a nutritional coaching service for a start-up in the health industry or the identification of new services thanks to personal cloud technology for a French insurer.
In general, Kirene is particularly interested in the health, travel & hospitality and user experience measurement areas.
In addition to that, Kirène also participates in internal reflections related to the development and growth of our agency to ensure that our teams are always a step ahead regarding innovation topics.
Louis graduated from L’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique in 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design, and a Master’s Degree in Transculturality & Design, which he completed in Shanghai where he spent 18 months.
As a Design Strategist, he accompanies clients at every step of a project. The scope of his work includes defining user needs, creating user scenarios, building complex ecosystems, defining strategic orientations, prototyping and user testing.
Always looking to test and prototype new ideas, methodologies, media (check out his friday fiction series!), Louis loves new challenges, and has worked in many different fields since he’s been with us: fighting corruption for an international organization, rethinking a european mobility company’s customer space, or even helping restaurateurs in their daily life. Whichever the type of project, his role is always that of “being the advocate of users” as he likes to say.
Having developed a strong interest in culture and media, Raphaëlle started to work in the music industry in 2008, in the French startup Deezer. She then moved to Orange, and later Dailymotion in London to focus on new video consumption behaviors.
The media industry was certainly one of the first to be disrupted by the new economy, but Raphaëlle was already convinced that many others would follow. She decided to come back to Paris in 2012 and joined our team in order to help other industries in their transformation : FMCG, retail, beauty, …
She developed a strong expertise around data, CRM, e-commerce and retail, before becoming a partner in 2018.
Raphaëlle graduated from French business school ESSEC. She is (still) passionate about music, and photography.
Camille joined us as Business Development Director in September 2018.
Camille started his career in Shanghai where he spent 3 years. A founding experience, which taught him how to do business through "networking" and by building trust. Back in Paris, he then accompanied the transformation of major French groups for nearly 4 years as a consultant at Kurt Salmon: Airbus, Sanofi, EDF, Veolia, Vinci ... He still considers this as having been an excellent school of rigor as well as general knowledge of Business strategy and organizations. Always curious with a thirst for creativity, he then joined Tulipes & Cie, a consulting agency in digital communication, to develop the business. In six years in this position he acquired a strong expertise in content production, storytelling, digital project management and made use of his creativity and sense of development on key accounts.
Camille defines his professional vocation as that of developing reliable, solid and reassuring partnerships, by helping others, all in joy and good mood. This is the mission he gives himself at FABERNOVEL INNOVATE.
Camille holds a Master's degree in Law (Aix and UCL), Management (Audencia and Tongji), and is currently completing the Sciences Po Executive Master Digital Humanities (2017-2019).
Jean joined us in September 2018 as a Junior Project Analyst. He is soon to graduate from Business School and has already completed an exchange program with Bocconi University in Milan and had prior experiences in finance and strategy consulting.
Convinced that disruption and innovative ideas can reshape any sectors, particularly the oldest ones, Jean mixed his passion for art and entrepreneurship when he joined Ground Effect, a new parisian art gallery with urban roots and a focus on contemporary art, aiming to shake the art world’s codes.
Passionate about literature and in perpetual movement, Jean enjoys traveling the world. Iceland and Japan definitely amazed him, but he keeps a preference for Italy.
His curiosity, his pragmatism, his versatility as well as his willingness to move forward are all points that led him to join us!
Fiona is our Senior Art Director and has been with us since 2017. As such she contributes to designing brand identities, is in charge of the design of interfaces on many of our projects and develops experience maps for our clients. Before joining us, Fiona started off as a freelancer. She worked for different projects on brand identities, publishing, packaging and digital for Cerruti, SMC and Bouygues Télécom entreprises amongst others.
Having gained all this experience, she joined Publicis where she worked for 5 years in an international team. She played a key creative role on global campaigns for clients such as Nestlé, Sanofi, Pfizer or Roche. She worked on creative concept and global campaign development. Branding, identity and guidelines, press ads and publishing, web development for multiple usage, websites, iPad apps...
Pierre joined us as a Project Engineer in 2017. Technically, he actually is an engineer, but that’s not all - and if you ask him he’ll tell you he’s more of a “chimera” (that mythological creature that mixes different animal body parts) with different profiles, which all complement one another.
Curious? He graduated in civil engineering at top engineering school Centrale in Lyon, and completed his training course at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Lyon. Before joining us, Pierre kept on exploring both of these disciplines, always finding a way to mix both approaches. Convinced that no idea is complete without a field approach, he began as a site manager for Eiffage Grands Projets on a big renovation project for the Grande Arche de la Défense. He had always been fascinated by the interconnection between digital and urban issues, but that is really when he developed his first intuitions on Smart Cities. He recently traveled to Qatar to tackle his vision by working for Orange Business Services on the iconic project of the Msheireb Downtown Doha Smart City.
Today, Pierre puts his ability to question and dig subjects to great use - for his team and clients! Any question on space, architecture or cities? Feel free to reach out to him - he loves a good debate!
With a real passion for digital and new technologies, Arielle joined us in 2018 as a Project Analyst, after having graduated from Essec Business School. Her curiosity has lead her to work in very different organisations before. Starting with marketing studies for the Spanish luxury group PUIG, she went on to lead a consulting mission for an NGO in India and spent most of last year in New York working for an American investment fund specialized in cleantech. This unusual and exciting career course most definitely broadened her horizons and knowledge on new markets: she likes to draw inspiration from abroad and particularly enjoyed spending six months in Singapore and nine in New York, two major innovation hotspots.
With this broad experience on various departments and across different countries and cultures, , Arielle brings her fresh, pluridisciplinary outlook to our projects, helping us to understand our clients’ needs. She recently worked on the comprehension of the Chinese BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) for a specific study and on the future of retail.
Arielle is also a chess champion and viola player. A true romantic, she strongly believes that after its frantic race for simplicity and fluidity, digital is now bound to look for more emotions.
A French entrepreneur and associative activist in the field of digital, cultural and creative industries, Stéphane Distinguin graduated from ESCP Europe in 1997.
Stéphane Distinguin leads FABERNOVEL GROUP, which he founded in 2003 and which now brings together 350 talents on three continents (US, Europe, Asia). For 15 years, this consulting and creation group of digital products and services has been supporting the French CAC40 and major international groups in their digital transformation and innovation trajectory. FABERNOVEL is also dedicated to creating and supporting startups such as Digitick, KissKissBankBank, Shared Offices or more recently One Third.
Stéphane Distinguin is currently Chairman of Cap Digital, a competitiveness and digital transformation cluster bringing together more than 1,000 companies and laboratories.
Stéphane Distinguin also chairs the Grande École du Numérique, which trains at least 10,000 young people each year in digital professions, with a particular emphasis on parity and access to these training courses and jobs for drop-outs from the traditional system.
Caroline is Project Director and has been with us since 2013. Caroline started her journey at FABERNOVEL designing and operating open innovation programs for SNCF and EDF to detect promising startups and develop synergies with clients’ activities. She then went on to focus more specifically on data strategy for the launch of new projects and customer experience/process improvement for Unilever, Coca Cola, L’Oréal, CNP Assurances, and others. In this context, she studied the impact of the different touch points with the customers, the future of physical retail (don’t miss her article on the subject!) and the management of related data.
Caroline is pragmatic and keen to ensure feasibility, she is obsessed with providing concrete solutions that can be activated quickly. She regularly meets startups and technology providers to decrypt their solutions and recommend the best ones to her clients.
Caroline has a master’s degree in business and management from ESSEC Business School and an engineering degree from Supoptique. Before joining us, she worked at ERDF on services linked to smartmeters and as a consultant for Wavestone.
Bursting with energy and fascinated by the future, Elisa joined us as a Junior Project Analyst in 2018.
During her studies at Essec Business School, Elisa discovered both corporates and startups working first for AXA Investment Managers as a real estate investment analyst in London and then coming back to Paris at Fundraise Advisor to advise startups on their business model and strategy and help them raise funds. She then enhanced her digital and entrepreneurial knowledge during her exchange program in the United States at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University.
What does she do with all this energy? Elisa especially loves conveying it to other people. As a former volleyball champion and team captain, she was committed to motivating her teammates to push back their limits and sharing unique moments with them for over 15 years.
Elisa loves being at the heart of action and making things happen. She joined us to bring together corporates’ power and startups’ disruption in hopes of changing the life of the greatest number of users.
After an exchange semester in Australia, Maxime joined us in 2018 as a Junior Project Analyst. An entrepreneur at heart, he wants to help organizations awaken their pioneering spirit through technology.
He is particularly concerned about the impact that these new technologies have on our lives, our economy and our behaviour. He is deeply convinced that design and business can unite to create more responsible and sustainable products and services.
Before working with us Maxime worked for Ubeeqo, a Europcar startup, leader in carsharing in Europe to develop a btob market. He also joined an innovation agency to help big organisations navigate through digital transformation. At the same time he worked with friends on a subject he was (and still is) really passionate about and co-founded an application to connect worldwide travellers! He actually used the application in Australia and met great new people. Finally, at FABERNOVEL, Maxime contributed to the diagnosis of Europcar's customer experience and the creation of a new service for Havas Group.
Maxime is a graduate of Rennes School of Business with a specialization in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Claire recently joined us as a Finance Manager to strengthen our finance team and make it a strong support for both our team and clients. She really is committed to delivering relevant financial analysis and particularly enjoys working together with our different departments to keep our business growing and innovating.
Before joining us, Claire was a financial auditor at KPMG and Mazars in Bordeaux, where she already had a keen innovative state of mind. She helped develop a secured platform enabling auditors to access audit files and to work remotely. She also trained new employees to using data analysis softwares and create interactive visualization of their reports through dashboards.
Claire graduated from Audencia Business School with a specialization in Business and International Finance.
After a three year entrepreneur journey at the head of a biotech startup in Paris, Abderrahmane joined us as a Senior Project Analyst in 2017 and he now puts his learnings at the service of our clients. With a keen interest in strategic issues, he loves to decrypt and interpret the strategic moves of large corporates and startups in the digital era. He was - with Maxime and Mehdi - one of the analysts and speakers behind our March 2018 Business & Breakfast conference on the theme “There are no markets, only customers” (what is your idea of a “market” ?), showing how digital technology tends to erase the boundaries between traditional markets.
An innovation expert with a very hands-on approach, he also loves to witness practical innovation wherever it happens. As such, he helped large corporates such as Nexity structure their corporate innovation efforts around a startup-studio and designed a business model for this hybrid structure between a VC, an internal lab and a startup studio. Besides, he’s been closely observing African innovation developments these past years and has decided to make the exploration of Africa’s innovation ecosystems a priority for this year (if this subject interests you too you should check out his articles on the subject!).
Abderrahmane mostly comes in to help our clients better understand the hidden dynamics in their markets and design an overall strategy, fit to the stakes of the digital era. His double degree in Strategy and Management from EDHEC Business School combined with his hands-on experience helps him design pragmatic solutions for the best interest of our clients.
Morgan is our filmmaker & motion designer and he has been with us for 10 years!
In all this time he’s had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects for our clients as well as for us: documentaries, interviews, videoclips, video animations, and many more… He himself says he is a true “video geek”, always keen to discover new techniques and innovative solutions in video making.
Not surprisingly, what he likes most is testing out these new ideas in his work and he is particularly proud of the different formats we’ve developed on our Youtube channel : the FABERNOVEL TALKS in which we interview colleagues to talk about their jobs, the LAB videos which tell the story of our latest research and development projects and the videos covering our KITCHEN SESSIONS, the private intimate concerts we organize in our kitchens.
As a Junior Project Analyst, Quentin helps our clients define their strategy and create new businesses in an economy shaken by digital technologies. After a 2 year entrepreneurship journey at the head of a clothes brand named Eskiv, Quentin joined us in September 2018 and he now puts his knowledge at the service of our clients. He has a real passion for new technologies and digital, which he really discovered during a 6-months internship at the music streaming company Deezer in Finance.
As a former football player and coach, Quentin is keen on sports and never says no to a football game, a ski slope or a half marathon. Don’t hesitate to challenge him about sports news !
Quentin has been studying at ESSEC Business School since 2016.
Benoit is both a Partner and Creative Director. He joined the FABERNOVEL adventure early on and has been with us since the very early stages.
With curiosity and movement as his main guidelines, Benoit is responsible for the visual assets of our client projects, and in charge of supervising and building the identity of all internal projects, as well as all of FABERNOVEL’s excubations.
Benoit began his career as a graphic designer / freelance illustrator in 1998 at the Maison des Artistes. He graduated from the Saint Luc Institute in Brussels with an Applied Arts degree. He was also awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Paris VIII in 2000 and a Diploma in Information Communication, advertising option from IUT René Descartes Paris VII.
Passionate about drawing and comics, Benoit scribbles constantly, do not take this as a lack of interest but rather as a way to focus! Learn more about Benoît and his passion for drawing in this article on his all-time biggest art inspirations.
Valentin joined us in September 2018 after receiving a Data Analytics & Digital Business degree from EDHEC. His taste for innovation, learning and sharing, combined with his willingness to contribute to ambitious and strategic projects are what motivated him to join our team. After an introduction to the Private Equity world, He discovered the AdTech Industry, working at Criteo as an Account Strategist, in Paris and in London. He also contributed to the creation and development of a FoodTech startup in Lille, where he was in charge of User Experience and Digital Marketing.
Always curious to discover new topics, Valentin is particularly interested in the future of retail, the transportation industry and the mobile app environment. He is also passionate about surfing and traveling. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with him to discuss any of these topics (and he’ll give you insider tips on the best surf spots from Colombia to Sri Lanka, Morocco to Indonesia).
In July 2015 Audrey came to strengthen our creative team as an Art Director, and she’s been with us ever since!
Today she is involved in a wide variety of projects: visual identity design, responsive interface design, illustrations, as well as video editing alongside our filmmaker Morgan.
Audrey works hand in hand with our design strategists, by contributing to the design of many experience cards (for MAIF for instance) as well as hosting workshops and rapid prototyping.
Audrey has always loved the visual arts and often visits museums after dark to draw. After high school she moved straight into the artistic world by following courses in visual arts, before naturally turning to a diploma in visual communication specialized in publishing and visual identity. But something was missing! She wanted to be more in touch with today’s digital realities. And that’s exactly what she got by pursuing a master’s degree in Digital Art Direction at French school LISAA, which taught her more about web development, video editing / motion design and to web and mobile model creations.
After her studies, Audrey first joined the teams of 148 (agency of digital & creative communication) where she worked for various clients before joining us six months later.
Aiming to build new products and digital services, Mehdi trained as an IT engineer at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes. Realizing that the product is just one piece of the puzzle, Mehdi became interested in growth and go-to-market strategies based on new distribution and business models. Thus, after completing his training at HEC Paris in 2015, Mehdi joined us as a project analyst, allowing him to provide analysis on the strategy and business models of successful companies in the new economy. From these examples, he draws inspiration to imagine and design new services feeding the strategic roadmaps of our customers.
Always curious to discover new activities, Mehdi has worked on many sectors since his arrival. His missions have ranged from defining the place of radio in tomorrow’s autonomous cars for Radio France, to defining new digital services in social housing, to analysing and explaining winning strategies for ready-to-wear brands in the digital age.
Beyond customer projects, Mehdi contributes to enriching our strategic analysis models in the new economy. For example, he recently conducted a study with Maxime and Abderrahmane, presented at Station F, where he challenged the idea of “market”: "There are no more markets, only customers". What about your idea of a “market” ?
Drawing on his past experiences in startups, in international consulting at Capgemini and marketing at Ubisoft, Nicolas joined us in January 2017 as a Junior Project Analyst. He contributed to the success of the 4th edition of the EDF Pulse entrepreneurial challenge and helped the French Fashion Federation to elaborate its new digital strategy. Nicolas also delved into subjects on artificial intelligence for Microsoft and employee experience for a leading software company.
In July 2017 he took off for Australia, where he completed a 6-months exchange program at the University of Queensland and discovered a whole new culture and approach to innovation and new technologies. Back in France and after graduating from ESSEC Business School with a Media & Digital specialization, we were happy to welcome Nicolas back as Project Analyst in March 2018! Always on the lookout for new subjects , Nicolas has since tackled many different projects like a study on tomorrow’s education models for a French industrial group and he is now working on defining a great Parisian retail institution’s strategy in the new economy.
Magali joined our team in 2013 as our Office Manager.
After graduating in History of Art and Archeology from Paris Sorbonne university in 2002, she previously worked at Silicon Sentier, an organization of innovative startups where she was in charge of communications for over four years. She was also project manager for Mobile Monday Paris, a monthly event for mobility professionals.
Today Magali is our Back Office Manager, and she works with our financial and HR teams on all operational aspects.
Gareth has always tried to understand the relationship between software and the devices they run on. Naturally he pursued his degree in Embedded Systems at the Ecole Centrale d’Electronique in Paris. After graduating he quickly put this knowledge to use, and took his first bite of an entrepreneurial and social adventure by working with Leka, a start-up which develops a social robot created to help children with special needs learn and progress.
After a successful crowdfunding campaign and as a Techstars alumni, he joined us in 2017 and has been nourishing his natural entrepreneur spirit ever since! He contributes to our projects by bringing in his creative and engineering expertises which contunuously strengthen our proposals. Recently, he has helped a client in retail develop its co-creation strategy and tools, helped source the CRM infrastructure needed for another client, and lead a major european start-up competition, from sourcing to jury, for a major energy company. Gareth works a lot in our Sandbox - our very own internal fablab - and from it he recently tinkered IOT objects used to correlate interfaces and biodata.
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