Open Compute Project

Blog

Screen Shot 2014 10 21 at 10.39.43 AMThe OCP Foundation is pleased to announce Philippe Dewost of Caisse des Dépôts as one of our featured keynote speakers for the OCP European Summit 2014.

Philippe Dewost is an executive with a dual corporate & startup track in high tech and telecom, and has been recognized over the past 15 years as an innovation driven, game changing, and inspiring leader.  As Wanadoo co-founder, he helped build Europe’s #1 ISP, held senior marketing and business positions in european startups, relaunched Orange France Telecom’s home devices business successfully, and ran a Cambridge (UK) imaging startup that was acquired by Apple in 2010.

Philippe Dewost joined Caisse des Dépôts in 2011 to drive a 4.25 Bn€ public funding effort in France’s Digital Economy, as part of the «Investment for the Future» program launched by the Government in 2010. This effort covered both infrastructure (FTTH, broadband) as well as R&D (Nanotechnologies, e-Health, e- Education, Big Data...) and financing companies in the sector from startups to industrial projects, like Cloudwatt where he serves as a Board Member.

During the first half of 2013, Philippe lead a Caisse des Dépôts Team mandated by France’s Prime Minister to elaborate recommendations for French Digital ecosystems. The report was downloaded more than 10.000 times and gave birth to La French Tech initiative announced by Minister Fleur Pellerin on January 29th 2014 with €215 M of public funding – http://en.lafrenchtech.com Philippe is also advising Caisse des Dépôts Executive Committee on its Digital Transformation.

Philippe is a seasoned bilingual keynote speaker, has served on several startup boards, and advised senior executives on their consumer cloud strategies. A graduate in Physics from Normale Sup and in Telecommunications from Telecom ParisTech, he holds a MBA from College des Ingénieurs. He currently lives in Paris with his wife and their four children.

Registration for the OCP European Summit 2014 is free and open to the public; however, registration is required attend. Those who wish to attend can here.

The OCP European Summit 2014 will be held at  École Polytechnique in Paris, France on 30-31 October. More information can be found at summit.opencompute.org