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Pascal Huijbers
CTO Western Europe
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Ron Tolido
Chief Innovation Officer
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Manish Sinha
Corporate CTO
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Miao Song
Global CIO
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Pierre-Paul Benoit
Global CIO
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Jorge Baião
CIO
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Erwan Conq
CIO
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Candice Dillon
CIO
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Stéphane Barranx
CIO
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Leo Brand
CIO
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Baladji SOUSSILANE
CIO
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Nouamane Cherkaoui
CIO
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Christopher Franskin
CIO
Daniel Marion
CIO
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Pekka Kahkipuro
CIO
Pat Graham
CIO
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Johan Kestens
CIO
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Charles Ruelle
Chief Innovation Officer
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Anthony Hié
Chief Information & Digital Officer
Bastien  Albertus
CIO & CPTO
Fabien Delivre
Group CIO
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Alain Courbebaisse
CIO
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Rim Tehraoui
Group Chief Data Officer
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Bernard Ruyssen
Chief Data Officer
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Jo Coutuer
Chief Data Officer
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Norman Stuertz
Chief Data Officer
Samir Boualla
Chief Data Officer
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Chafika Chettaoui
Group Chief Data Officer
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Bertrand Minary
Chief Innovation & Digital Officer
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Alexis de Nervaux
Chief Digital Officer
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Jacob Suñol
Chief Digital Officer
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Vincent Champain
Chief Digital Officer
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Philippe Netzer Joly
Group Chief Cyber Security Officer
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Mathieu Ovaert
Cheif Digital Officer
Pierre Constantin
Chief Digital Officer
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Thomas Daubigny
Group Chief Digital Officer
Patrick Chappuy
Chief Digital Officer
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Mauro Israël
CISO
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Johan Stronkhorst
CISO
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Gianluca Varisco
CISO
Arnaud Lietout
VP IT Business & Support Applications

Charles Ruelle

Chief Innovation Officer at Euler Hermes

Charles is Chief Innovation Officer and Co-head of Euler Hermes Digital Agency, the Innovation Arm of Euler Hermes Group, that leverage new technologies to reinvent trade finance. Previously, he was entrepreneur from 2005 to 2010, and then co-created Etalab, the French Prime Minister's task force for Open Data. As CTO, Charles built the French open data platform: data.gouv.fr to make easily and freely accessible French data. Charles is also Board Member at Hello Tomorrow Challenge, a international challenge open to science & technology innovators.

Thomas Daubigny

Group Chief Digital Officer at Bureau Veritas

Since 2016, Thomas Daubigny (@tdaubign) is group Chief Digital Officer at Bureau Veritas , the global leader in Test, Inspection and Certification services. He leads the entire digital transformation journey of the group from Digital Enabler to Digital Pure Play. Before joining Bureau Veritas, Thomas was the Chief Digital Officer & Deputy Head of Strategy, Sales & Marketing at Worldline, a leader in e-payment and digital solutions, part of the Atos Group. He was hired by Atos in 2006 and spent 10 years rotating through various responsibilities at Atos, progressively expanding his span of control. He has been notably global head of the Mobility and IOT offer of the Atos Group. He started his career working at Cap Gemini. Thomas’ educational background includes an Engineering degree from INSA in 2003 with a major in Software development and Entrepreneurship, as well as an executive MBA from HEC School of Management. in 2011.  

Chafika Chettaoui

Group Chief Data Officer at SUEZ

Chafika Chettaoui is the Group Chief Data Officer of the SUEZ since 2018. Her mission is to support the group's transformation by accelerating the use of data with the aim of improving performance, customer satisfaction and creation of new business models.She holds a PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science and began her career in consulting with large groups in the banking & insurance, retail and pharmaceutical industries, on projects around data governance and data science. In 2010, she joined L’Oréal group to build the research data strategy and organization. With her team, she sets up a methodology centered on Change management allowing the adoption of new analytical uses by researchers and evaluators and manages to demonstrate the value of these methodologies on productivity gains, capacity for innovation and securing of decision-making.

In 2017, she led the Teradata group’s Analytics team in France, the world leader in analytical solutions, and brings her technical, organizational and advisory skills to her clients to support them in their digital transformation.

Mathieu Ovaert

Cheif Digital Office at Nestle

Leading large scale Digital transformation and fostering organization performance through e-Business, Data & Analytics, Technology and Agile.

Alexis de Nervaux

Chief Digital Officer at Terreal

Alexis de Nervaux began his career in 2000 as the founder of EGZone. In 2002, he joined Technip as an intranet project manager, then became a senior consultant for KPMG / CGI Consulting in 2004. He joined Total in 2006 as manager of digital transformation in France and abroad. Responsible for digital transformation from October 2008 at Saint-Gobain, he was appointed director of digital transformation four years later. In January 2017, Alexis de Nervaux took charge of digital and IT at Saint-Gobain Abrasives, then joined Terreal in early 2018 as director of digital transformation and CIO. He reports to Terreal’s CEO.Alexis de Nervaux graduated in 1999 from the University of San Francisco with a master of science, internet business and technologies and from the University of Florida with a bachelor of business administration, international business and marketing.

Bertrand Minary

Chief Innovation & Digital Officer at Fret SNCF

Bertrand MINARY is Chief Innovation & Digital Officer at SNCF Logistics Rail & Multimodal Division (Fret SNCF, CapTrain, VIIA, VFLI, ...), which is the 3rd rail freight company in Europe. Due to his important experience in Supply Chain, rail and Digital, he is in charge of reinventing rail freight business with added value, using Lean startup, UX and Agile approaches. He is also in charge of the management of innovation, to make possible for every worker to enhance the company. He entered at SNCF in 2000, as project leader dealing with freight techniques at international level.  He began to work for Fret SNCF in 2006, as projects manager for the CEO.  Then he had different rail freight operations positions during 10 years: customer center manager for automotive clients, Sales & Operations planning program manager, operations manager for Fret SNCF in the Rhone Alpes region (270 employees – 280,000 wagons per year). He previously worked at Michelin as Supply Chain Manager. Bertrand MINARY is graduated in Transport and Logistics. He also teaches logistics and international transport in engineering schools (Ecole Centrale de Lille, ESTACA) and IAE Business School in Lyon. He was certified on July 2018 as “Digital Transformation Facilitator” by Nextexplo / ESC Paris, one of the first course dedicated to digital transformation in Europe.

Bernard Ruyssen

Chief Data Officer at AXA

Bernard Ruyssen has been working for AXA for 13 years starting within the Finance and Strategy family at AXA Real Estate. Then he took new challenges by learning consolidation and Insurance business before moving deeper into business developing an expertise in Protection and Health.This led him to become Chief of Staff to AXA  “Group CFO and deputy CEO”. Since April 2019, he took a new challenge by becoming Corporate Center Chief Data Officer.

Erwan Conq

CIO at Engie

Erwan Conq built it's professional background over customer projects delivery, from the Telecom business in the rise of mobile services, to contribute development of several innovative services in French Tech startups. Technology and People oriented, he is involved since 2014 in the digital transformation of Engie,  holding several CIO positions for Engie's Business Units. He is currently contributing to the transformation of Engie's B2B energy supply business in France, shaping 0-Carbon transition related solutions, from a legacy Gas Supply activity.

Vincent Champain

Chief Digital Officer at Framatome

Vincent has over 20 years experience in the design, development and implementation of digital transformations and performance plans. He has held the role of Director of the Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Forecasting; responsible for assessing public policies and the development of the digital economy. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer of GE France and he was previously, creator and president of GE Digital Services Europe.

Manish Sinha

CTO at L’Oréal

Manish has more than 25 years of experience in IT and related Services industry. He is currently the Corporate CTO in L’Oréal France. Before Loreal, Manish has worked as the Global CIO at ANSYS, Managing Director in UBS, VP of Customer Advocacy in Yahoo!, and Managing Director for Microsoft Corporation.

Alain Courbebaisse

CIO at Euronext

Alain Courbebaisse is the Chief Information and Technology Officer of Euronext. He leads the IT function across Euronext. Alain joined Euronext in June 2017.

Prior to joining Euronext, Alain was Head of Prime Brokerage and Clearing Services and Head of Platform Sales at Societe Generale Americas Services. Previously, he was the Global CIO of Newedge. Overall, Alain Courbebaisse has spent 8 years in the US developing technology platforms for capital markets businesses. In his earlier roles, he was European CIO and Global head of Development at Fimat, Head of IT at Draeger Medical SA, Consultant and Developer for IBM.

Alain graduated from Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in Computer Science.

Nouamane Cherkaui

CIO at Société Générale

Nouamane began his career in Capital Venture & Card Management Systems. He carried out major innovation projects.He has over 20 years of experience in financial services industry and joined several international banking (retail & asset management) to lead strategic IT transformation (Caisse d'Epargne, Natixis and Postal Banks). He joined Société Générale in 2015, where he took in charge the Group Data Management Office before joining Franfinance as CIO (FAP activities).He has written several articles and talks on technological developments, data and its uses as well as on open banking - open insurance and collaboration with Fintech and InsurTech.

Miao Song

Global CIO at MARS

Miao joined MARS in Jan 2018 as Global Chief Information Officer of global Petcare. Prior to MARS , she worked in Johnson& Johnson as VP/CIO. She has over 23 years of global experience in IT industry, with broad exposure to the Oil/ Energy/Natural Resources as well as Consumer Goods and Health Care business, having worked for Royal Dutch Shell for 14 years, Nestle for 5 years and more recently Golden-Agri Resources for two year. She has extensive IT Management experience, having headed all IT disciplines in both global and regional capacity – Strategy and Planning, Program Management, Project Delivery, Delivery Management (Application and Infrastructure Support and Operations), Business Systems Management, Business Engagement, IT Supplier Management, and IT transformation.

Miao graduated from the Peking University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Information in 1992 and started her career with Nestle in China. She was the first local IT employee there and started in an application support role. She subsequently took on an ERP implementation role and led an ERP implementation for 10 JVs and 15 sales offices.

After 5 years with Nestle, she joined Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest Oil & Gas companies in the world. In her 14 years career with Shell, Miao had worked in Beijing, the Netherlands and Singapore taking on Country IT head, regional IT lead and global IT leadership role . She had been managing IT operation in the largest Refinery and Chemical manufacturing in the world, her last role with Shell was Global Strategy and Planning lead for Application Services.

In 2012, Miao joined Golden Agri Resources, the largest palm oil plantation and commodity trading company in the world, as Global CIO.  In her two years with GAR, Miao had been successfully driving a few transformational initiatives, such as consolidating the data centers and the fragmented IT organization into one, a single SAP implementation and Big Data initiatives and building a talent development plan for the whole team.

Miao has been living and working in China, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Singapore and Belgium . She is a strong supporter of Diversity and Inclusiveness, she used to head the Netherlands D&I council , also led IT Women Leadership Institution in Johnson & Johnson.

Pascal Huijbers

CTO Western Europe at Fujitsu

Pascal is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Western Europe where he drives the Fujitsu portfolio , competences, innovations and thought leadership. He also facilitates our Financial Services Industry approach as CTO FS EMEIA. He defines digital business innovation and digital business transformation together with our customers. Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers.

Leo Brand

CIO at Vopak

After obtaining an MBA in Economics, Leo Brand started his career at the airline KLM, where he worked in different positions for eight years, both in The Netherlands and in Germany. After KLM, he became manager at the strategic consultancy firm A.T. Kearney. Later on he became one of the founders of Adcore Strategy, where he took the helm as managing director. Brand was the pioneer in commercializing Wifi in the early days and founded Megabeam in London which was sold to Swisscom where he also was the CEO for almost twelve years. Nowadays he is Vopak’s CIO and is involved in different start-ups.

Candice Dillon

CIO at NN International

Candice has spent the last 18 years of her career working with and for Financial Services institutions in The Netherlands, South Africa and United Kingdom. Candice is currently the CIO for NN International where she is accountable for Technology in 11 countries across Europe and in Japan and plays an active role in driving the digital transformation of the International organization. Before joining NN in 2017 , Candice was a Managing Director within Financial Services at Accenture in the Netherlands and led the Banking Consulting  and Technology practices for NL. During her 16 year consulting career at Accenture, Candice worked with many FSIs to assist them in defining their business and technology strategy and playing a role executing and delivering against that strategy. Throughout her career Candice has been active in driving and supporting diversity and building teams that reflect the society in which they worked. Candice likes to go Hiking or running in the weekend, plays tennis and enjoys travelling to new places.

Norman Stuertz

CDO at Credit Suisse

Norman Stuertz started his career with JPMorgan in Frankfurt and London, where he gained experience in the short term securities, treasury and foreign exchange business in mid- and front-office roles. Norman continued his career in consulting with BearingPoint and Capgemini and projects in London, Munich, Madrid and Vienna on system and process topics for trading, asset management and private banking. Since 2007 Norman is with Credit Suisse in Zurich where he has lead IT units as Head Of Application Development and was Chief Of Staff for IT. Since 2016 he is in the role of a Divisional Chief Data Officer, and a data enthusiast when it comes to data management and data monetization.

Jan Topp

CIO at Bang & Olufsen

Working within the areas of technology, Digitalization and organizational changes for more than 15 years, Jan Topp has amassed extensive experience and significant results both in private and public companies.Jan believes the primary ingredient in a successful digital journey has nothing to do with IT, but rather reliance on processes, relations and  cultural changes.Jan Topp has been working in large complex organizations including: A.P. Moller Mærsk, The danish Ministry of Taxation, Region of Southern Denmark (Healthcare), CGI Denmark and Bang & Olufsen a/s.

Mauro Israël

CISO at ORPEA

Mauro ISRAEL is a cybersecurity expert with more than 25 years of professional experience and more than 500 audits, consulting assignments, awareness sessions, conferences and trainings in information security. He is the Corporate CISO of ORPEA group, one of the european leaders in healthcare.

Mauro has carried out assignments in a multitude of fields and in particular in the automotive and aeronautics industry, for EDF's nuclear power plants, Ariane Espace, French Air Force, French Army, Alcatel, Ford, Crédit Immobilier de France, Peugeot PSA, Bosch, Institut Curie, Bureau Veritas, Valeo, Société Générale, SFR, Ferrero, Bank of Africa, The European Commission, BOAD and ORPEA.

He currently working on strengthening information systems security, including management for ISO certification process and business continuity plans. He is the author of several books and articles in numerous specialized safety magazines as well as a lecturer in French and English.

He has taught information security at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécoms de Paris, as well as at the European Commission and has  also taught  at the University of Economics of Lille 1.

Specialties: ISO 27001 security audits, ISO 22301 business continuity plans, security architectures, certification support, training: ISO 27001 Lead auditor, Lead Implementer, Risk Manager, CISO job.

Gianluca Varisco

CISO at Arduino

Gianluca currently works as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Arduino, the world’s leading open-source hardware and software platform. All aspects of corporate security, including information protection, ID management, network security, threat analysis, emergency response, security policy, and IT audit/compliance programs fall under his purview. Previously, he held engineering roles at Digital Transformation Team (Italian Government), Rocket Internet, Red Hat, Lastminute.com Group, PrivateWave.


Johan Stronkhorst

CISO at Greenyard Group

Johan Stronkhorst is a Senior ICT Security Management Consultant, CISSP certified and a specialist in IT Security & Risk Management, IAM and (financial) administrative systems (ERP). Since 1985 Johan has been working on the edge of IT and Business, implementing systems and security in a wide range of international organizations, varying from manufacturing, retail and finance to international governmental institutions. He is currently working as CISO of the Greenyard Group.

Jorge Paulo Baiao

CIO at Crédito Agrícola

Jorge Paulo is a C-level executive and Board Adviser with a 25+ year track record of high-level impact both entrepreneurial and mature company settings who balances IT Strategy and Transformation with strong business acumen. Currently working in Financial Industry, he also led M&A and Restructuring & Turnarounds programs in Tier 1 Advisory Firms. Experienced assistant teacher with a demonstrated history of 10 years working in the Higher Education industry.

Christopher Franskin

CIO at Cigna

Chris Franskin has more than 16 years of experience in technology servicesHaving worked in various sectors (Army, Bank, Healthcare, Recycling and Insurance) and in different countries as France, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland. Since 18 months he’s active as CIO for Cigna International organizations and Africa and leading a global team supporting more than 600.000 lives worldwide Recent achievements are moving from waterfall to agile, datacenter migration, RPA/AI technologies linked project,  CRM migration.

Philippe Netzer Joly

Group Chief Cyber Security Officer at Arkema

Philippe is Group Chief Cyber Security Officer for Arkema. Prior to his tenure at Arkema, he successfully managed information security operational services at several international companies (Energy, Business Services, Retail…). He has rich experience in Information Security, Security Operational Center, governance, transformation management and risk management.

Pierre-Paul Benoit

Global CIO at Société Générale

Pierre-Paul Benoit has been Global CIO and Deputy COO of the International Retail Banking arm of Société Générale over the past 6 years and thus primarily focused on spearheading the digital transformation of 40 banks in Europe and Africa. Over his 30-year career in banking, he has held has acted as board member, CEO, COO and CIO in Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Retail Banking and Financial services in France and abroad.

Ron Tolido

Chief Innovation Officer at Capgemini Insights & Data

Ron Tolido is the Chief Technology Officer of Capgemini’s global Insights & Data practice. He is also an Executive Vice President within the company’s Technology & Innovation Council, leading efforts around AI and Data Strategy. He is a certified Master Architect and the lead author of Capgemini’s annual , widely acclaimed ‘TechnoVision’ trend series. Ron is an executive lecturer at several university business schools in the Netherlands, focusing on innovation and technology-driven transformation. He published several books and numerous articles about software engineering, agile systems development, architecture and innovation.

Johan Kestens

CIO at New York Mellon European Bank

Johan has 20+ years of experience, mainly in the area of financial services, corporate finance and innovation.  He has global responsibility for $1 billion business, with deep expertise in strategy articulation, product management, policy formulation. Johan is also an experienced public speaker and panel moderator as well as a recognized coach and people developer.

Mr. Kesten's areas of expertise include: Product launch, portfolio management, strategic analysis, IT management, Risk management, Strategy formulation and implementation.

Anthony Hié

Chief Information & Digital Officer at ESCP Europe

Chief Information & Digital Officer at ESCP Europe the world's first business school with 6 campuses across Europe. Expert in digital transformation of organizations, Anthony Hié has more than 20 years of experience in Information Systems Management & Digital in higher education. He was previously Chief Digital Officer at the Catholic University of Paris & Chief Information Officer at Neoma Business School in the 2000s. He was also CIO in different public organizations in France. He is graduated from ESSEC Business School in IS Management & has a master's degree in IS Audit & Design from the University of Lorraine (France).

Stéphane Barranx

CIO at PAREL S.A.(Société Générale group)

Stéphane Barranx started working at SG as a developer in Securities Services business unit (SGSS) then evolved in the company through multiple roles as business analyst, PMP certified project manager and IT delivery department manager with staff massive ramp-up needed to lead major transformation projects on core services over financial international programs.Then Stéphane became Chief Information Officer of PAREL S.A., SGSS subsidiary company. Several challenges had to be faced upon which organization, legacy management and rationalization. Over the last three years, he led a wide transformation program on teams, infrastructure and software. New international partnerships and distributed methods were deployed, inhouse applications refactored. Now he's leading a stable and productive tribe that will keep transforming in 2020 to reach scalable agile models. As a digital innovation enthusiast, he's also contributing to several SG initiatives on client bots, AI and public blockchain based platforms.

Pekka Kahkipuro

CIO at Brunel University London

Pekka Kähkipuro is Chief Information Officer at Brunel University London since January 2016. He is heading the Information Services Directorate responsible for ICT, Media and Library services within the university. Prior to joining Brunel, Pekka was Director of IT at Aalto University in Finland and, before that, he held various senior roles in the private sector including Nokia. Pekka obtained his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Helsinki in 2000.

Baladji SOUSSILANE

CIO at Bolloré Transport & Logistics

Mr Soussilane has over 25 years of IT experience. He has held senior roles in consulting, and in the industry. He is experienced in Managing and Re-Engineering Multicultural and Global IT Organizations. With his diverse industry experience, he brings a balanced and pragmatic approach to business and IT alignment.Mr Soussilane holds a degree of Electrical Engineering with a major in Computer Science.

Jo Coutuer

Chief Data Officer at BNP Paribas Fortis

Jo Coutuer is the Chief Data Officer and member of the Executive Committee for BNP Paribas Fortis, based in Brussels.  Jo’s objectives include the aspects of Data Governance, Data Quality, Customer and Employee Privacy, industrial provision of Management Data and Data Lakes and the delivery of scalable Analytics and AI services. Jo believes in Advanced Analytics as a driver for Value but he sees Enterprise Data Management as the essential condition to tap that value. Prior to joining BNP Paribas Fortis, Jo was a partner at Deloitte consulting and a long time entrepreneur before that.

Jacob Sunol

Chief Digital Officer at Ipsen

Jacob is the Chief Digital Officer at Ipsen. He is responsible for leading IPSEN’s global digital initiatives across five business domains – Oncology, Neurosciences, Rare disease, R&D and Business Development. Before that, Jacob worked at Roche Diabetes Care as VP Global Head of Digital Innovation leading the digital innovation group for the creation of innovative products to help T1D, T2D and pre-diabetes. At Roche, he formerly led the Digital Solution Organization for the design & development of consumer, professional and data solutions as Digital CTO, VP Global Head of Ecosystems.Passionate about digital to support healthcare, Jacob also started a company in 2012, a Care management platform that helped patients improve their quality of life.In his free time, Jacob likes to code, mostly learning new technologies or cool projects for friends. He loves Python and Javascript.