Director Digital Strategy & Innovation of Suez Smart Solutions
Frederic Charles steers innovation and digital strategy processes in the field of Smart Cities in order to develop the offer and services to communities and industry. He is also a moderator of the GreenSI blog (http://www.greensi.fr/) and lecturer on the digital transformation at ESSEC business school, the University of Technology of Troyes and the Douai Ecole des Mines.
Julia DE FUNES
Philosopher and author
Director of ANSSI
Guillaume Poupard graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1992. With a degree in weaponry research, he wrote his doctoral thesis on cryptography under the supervision of Jacques Stern at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris in 2000. He also holds a graduate degree in psychology. He began his career as expert then head of the cryptography lab at Direction Centrale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information (DCSSI). In 2009, the division was transformed, becoming Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information (ANSSI). In 2006, he joined the Ministry of Defence, continuing to work in governmental cryptography and then in cyber defence. In November 2010, he was appointed manager of the “information system security” department at the technical division of Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), responsible for cyber security expertise and technical policy. He was appointed Director General of Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’information on 27 March 2014. Guillaume is married, and has three children.
Director of School 42
Sophie Viger has been a fan of geek culture since childhood. She was one of the first role-play players in France in 1981, winning a ZX81 that year at the tender age of seven. Then, when she was ten, she learned the BASIC programming language at school and took an interest in all kinds of games (videos, board games, brain teasers, etc.) and in the science-fiction and heroic fantasy universes. She is very engaged in social issues, and is a member of many NGOs. She is a great supporter of learning through projects, and has been an independent developer, computer programming teacher, director of [email protected]émie, Samsung Campus and Coding Academy by Epitech. She was behind the first “feminine ambition” computing development training course in 2016, with 80% female students. She is also administrator of #JamaisSansElles. So, it was clear that she would join 42 in 2018 to promote not only the technical skills of 42’s students, but also the qualities sought today such as ethics, critical thinking, creativity and empathy.