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Pierre-Jean Benghozi

Research Director at the National Centre for Scientific Resarch (CNRS)
Professor at the École Polytechnique
Commissioner at the Electronic Communications and Postal Regulatory Authority Arcep
Pierre-Jean Benghozi is a former student of the École Polytechnique and is graduated, additionally, in Management studies and Economic. . He headed up, until 2013, the Centre for Management and Economic Research. He has also been in charge of the Innovation and Regulation in Digital Services Chair since 2007. He developed, since the early eighties, a pioneering research group on Information Technology, Telecommunications, Media and Culture. His recent projects draw attention to the adoption and uses of ITC in large organizations, the structuring of ITC-supported markets and supply chains, the characterization of competitive business models, expressly in creative industries. Pierre-Jean Benghozi publishes on these topics more than 140 academic publications in French and English. Board member of scientific committee in highest French institutions and numerous international scientific conferences and academic journals, Pierre-Jean Benghozi taught regularly in major French and foreign Universities and is frequently requested as an expert.`


Christophe Lecante

Founder & CEO at TKM
President at IHEST (Institute on Higher Education on Science and Technology)
Vice President at Comité Richelieu

Christophe Lecante holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Pantheon Sorbonne University and a Master of Business Administration from Sup de Co Reims.
He starts his career in Canada, where he successively worked as Head of Technology Watch, Head of Strategic Marketing, and finally as Sales and Marketing Manager.
Back in France, he managed various Business Units and faced on a daily basis the operational practice of management and quality in challenging areas such as aeronautics.
After an executive course focused on Entrepreneurship at Lyon Business School (EM Lyon) he creates his first company in the field of Marketing Services in 2001 in Toulouse.
In 2003, with researchers from INRA and Grenoble University, the TecKnowMetrix project started. TKM develops data mining software and techniques that are used on technological literature (Patents or scientific articles) in the perspective of delivering business intelligence services for innovation and research. TKM leads numerous partnership-based research and innovation projects, and created a joint laboratory with CEA and INRIA. Main fields of interest are Big Data, semantic analysis, and data visualization. TKM also participated to 5 European collaborative projects with among others, Inserm, CNRS and CEA.
Since then, Christophe Lecante has led numerous missions in innovation management, technological watch, technology transfer, diversification and innovative company creation. Clients are mainly large firms, public research organizations, incubators, VC’s and SME’s. He also teaching and giving lectures on business intelligence, patent cartography and valorization and information cartography.
In 2011 he was appointed as Vice-President in charge of innovation at the Comité Richelieu. He takes an active part in the emerging of a real innovation plan at national and regional levels, and the fostering of crossed innovation between public funded Research and innovative SME’s.
In 2012, he participates in the Steering Committee of the National Consultation on Research & Innovation, and he was also involved in the experts group in charge of writing proposals for the national innovation system, and which delivered the “Beylat-Tambourin” Report (2013). He also was appointed as Chairman of the Board at IHEST.
Christophe Lecante is member of the national commission for the evaluation of public policies for Innovation, within the CGSP (France Stratégie).


Keywords: Machine learning Data mining Data visualisation Big data Visual analytics

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