Self-taught, I started with computers in the mid-80s. Parallel to my studies, I’ve been working in the field since I was 16 years old, first as a freelance journalist, and then in an webhosting company. From those first experiences, I refined my adaptability. Since then, I’ve mainly worked in various Web fields, creating new solutions (software or architectures), both in R&D and SRE teams, as an engineer or a manager. Today, I continue my work to improve the internet as a manager. Useability, performance and security are my main focus in a more humane world.


Experience

CTO @ Oxeva

Since June 2019

As manager of the R&D department, I’m leading the development of the next Public Cloud offering from Oxeva. Leading a team of 10, our main focus is the useability of the product prior to the number of features. When Gartner predict a global market revenue of 266 billions USD, we consider there is still plenty of room for new comers, focusing on their products, instead of building a new pure challenger for the Magic Quadrant.

CTO Freelance

Since September 2012

  • Expertise during the migration to Azure Cloud of one of their main customer (international group) – Atos Integration
  • Creation of an anti-DDoS platform – RandCO / massfilter.me (hosted on AWS and OVH Cloud)
  • P2V migration – Inovagora (from barebone to AWS)
  • P2V migration – Heimdall.net (from barebone to multi cloud, using Docker to homogenize the systems)
  • Writer of a security paper regarding DDoS in MISC
  • Working with SaaS editor to enhanced their global footprint (better performances and security to improve the revenue) - Kizoa

CIO @ Actility

From February 2016 to June 2019

As a CIO, I’m tackling both internal IT matters and external infrastructure, providing hosting to our products at a global scale. My focus for internal and external platforms are:

  • scalability
  • security
  • performance
  • high availability
  • automation

I have to consider the global pictures, from the way we develop to the way we run our platforms. Changing the tool sets. The minds. The process. Migrating part of the team to a more DevOps role. One leitmotiv remains in any project: Security by Design as we are an Telecom Operator-like company.

New platforms and IS created:

  • Intranet based on Xwiki linked to other IS
  • CI/CD based on Jenkins / Artifactory / SonarQube / … linked to Docker slaves
  • Web hosting platform fully redundant and multi tenant
  • Global monitoring revamp from Nagios to combo Sensu / Grafana / OpsGenie / Slack
  • Automated deployment with Ansible and Jenkins (as a self-service portal)

Also, I worked on the compliancy for the ISO-9001 certification and prepared the ISO-27001 certification.

I had to built an IS&T team from the grounds to 10 persons, with various but complementary experiences and skills.

Senior Architect / CTO @ Cedexis (now Citrix ITM)

From September 2013 to December 2015

  • Acting CTO for EMEA & APC
  • Technical reference in EMEA & APAC
  • Consulting in HA/HPC
  • WebPerf engineer
  • Creating a tech team based in Paris (1 new SE in Paris, 1 Ops in London at first)
  • Creator of Impact: a tool to correlate performance with Business KPIs
  • DevOps
  • Tools: Ansible, Puppet, Bamboo, …
  • Clouds: AWS, Azure, Softlayer, GCE, Docker, …
  • Management of 3 persons

CTO @ Emoovio

From December 2013 to December 2014

Long running Freelance mission to assist the startup

  • Scalability
  • Performance
  • bugfix
  • work process
  • dev team recruitment

CTO & co-founder @ MommyVille

From January 2014 to October 2014

Founded the social network MommyVille which connects expecting mothers and young mothers in France. Supported by BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole France & BPi France. Selected in Top 3 Best Pitch at Numa Camping in December 2013.

  • Development
  • Strategy
  • Design

Architect @ Polyconseil (Bolloré group)

November 2012 – September 2013

  • Consulting for France24
    • renew CDN contracts and architecture
  • Participation in the project Autolib
    • revamp of the whole architecture
    • preparation for internationalization of the platform and service (BlueIndy, BlueSG, BlueCity, …)
  • Passwords centralization with integration of Linux in Active Directory domain
  • Password securization
    • based on Keypass
    • setup of a safe to store and manage passwords
    • shared across multiple teams with different permissions set
  • HA Redis platform
  • Multi-master MySQL cluster
  • Global securization of the platform
  • Renew of the CC Softphone
  • Replacement of Fabric by Ansible for deployment
  • Creation of Dev/Staging environment, based on Docker
  • Prototype of hosting on Cloud services for foreign deployment (AWS, Azure, GCE, … + Docker)

Opensource expert @ Iliad

From July 2010 to October 2012

Iliad Entreprise is born from the M&A of Telecom Italia France (Alice, Tiscali France, …) by Iliad group. It has now became Scaleway.

  • Systems and network management
  • Creation of a CDN (caching only) plateform (scalable and can handle about 60000 connections in less than a second per server)
  • Virtualization platform design
  • Monitoring revamp
  • Staff management (4 persons)

IT Manager @ Yacast Media

From May 2009 to July 2010

Yacast Media was the CDN subsidiary for the Yacast group, tackling CDN services for european media, pure players, videogames company, …

  • Systems and network management
  • Creation of a “FTPX” platform: FTP(S) + SFTP with AD authentication
  • Staff management (4 engineers, 2 developers, 5 technicians)

Linux Engineer @ Yacast Media

From March 2008 to May 2009

Yacast Media was the CDN subsidiary for the Yacast group, tackling CDN services for european media, pure players, videogames company, …

  • Systems and network management
  • Setup of a solution for HTTP and RTSP mobile streaming
  • Development of a bot to monitoring hundreds of streams at once
  • Design of an intranet
  • Revamp of the whole platform (CDN and supervision)

CTO @ Baobab Software

From October 2007 to March 2008

  • Development of a groupware with integrated search engine
  • PHP5 development (web IHM and several daemons) and C++
  • Usage of a proprietary database
  • Mind of network impact (creation of a new markup language and of the more efficient solution than AJAX)
  • Web preview of all the attachments without a third party tool
  • Architecture of all the company platforms
  • Staff management (5 engineers)

Software engineer @ Baobab Software

From October 2006 to March 2007

  • Development of a groupware with integrated search engine
  • PHP5 development (web IHM and several daemons) and C++
  • Usage of a proprietary database
  • Mind of network impact (creation of a new markup language and of the more efficient solution than AJAX)
  • Web preview of all the attachments without a third party tool
  • Architecture of all the company platforms

IT Manager @ Inovagora

From March 2006 to October 2006

  • Setup of the platforms supervision (hosting, development, business recovery plan)
  • Drafting of specifications and technical solutions
  • Technical contact with clients and others providers
  • Creation of the tool to send and track mobile texting
  • Staff management (3 engineers and technicians)

Network engineer @ Spirent Communications

From January 2005 to May 2005

Support pre-sales and after-sales engineers of the company and customers for EMEA area

Co-Founder @ Polaxion SARL

From January 2004 to December 2004

  • Multi-tasking
    • manager
    • developer
    • architect
    • network and systems management
  • Creation of an hosting platform (PHP/MySQL)
  • Active monitoring of the hosting platform
  • Pre-sales engineer (software and hardware)
  • Systems and network architecture
  • Development of intranet and internet tools (PHP/MySQL and C/C++)

Systems and network engineer @ Agarik

From July 2003 to September 2004 Setup of clients platform Software and hardware updates Optimization of systems and network resources 2 hours GTR 30 minutes GTI 2nd level of technical support Drafting of specifications

Inter @ Agarik

From June 2003 to July 2003 Setup of clients platform Software and hardware updates Optimization of systems and network resources 2 hours GTR 30 minutes GTI 2nd level of technical support Drafting of specifications

Journalist @ ACBM SARL

From September 1998 to September 2003

  • Writing articles: tests, reviews, tips, … about software and hardware
  • L1 support for readers through various categories
  • L2 support for the redactor team
  • IT management for the company (about 30 equipments)

IT manager @ PC Gamer

From September 2001 to August 2002

PC Gamer was a cybercafé in Paris.

  • Setup of servers and desktops
  • Supervision
  • Customer care
  • website management (HTML + JavaScript)
  • 30 computers, 3 servers

IT technician @ Thales

July 2002

  • L1 support
  • Hardware and software setup
  • Daily maintenance

IT technician @ University Paris7

From October 2000 to June 2001

  • L2 support (students and admin representatives)
  • website management (HTML & JavaScript)

IT technician @ Allo Assistance Micro

From January 2000 to August 2000

  • Setup of hardware and software
  • Systems supervision
  • Customer support on premise (individuals and companies)

Education

2001-09 > 2004-06

Master of Computer Sciences
Université Paris 8 - IUP GMI

1998-09 > 2003-06

Master of Computer Sciences
Université Paris 7


Certifications & trainings

2019-02-19

Certified DPO
PECB Certified Data Protection Officer (GDPR)
DPCDPO1041566-2019-02 via PECB


Conferences & presentations

2019

SysAdminDays #9
Round table about recruitment

2017

SDM / Open Cloud Forum
Round table about DevOps

2016

Cloud/Datacenter/IoT World
Round table about Cloud management


Off-work experiences

President/Founder/ArchitectAssociation Heimdall.net (since April 2003)
Hosting PHP/MySQL, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, Webradio, Jeux, Mirroring…
DeveloperEQemu (April 2003 – April 2006 )
Manager/DeveloperWorld of Alkora implementation of EQemu) (April 2003 – April 2006 )
Developer/WebmasterStudents intranet - IUP GMI MIME Univ. Paris 8 (September 2002 – September 2004 )

Associative activities


Interests

  • Sports: Judo, Taekwondo, Kungfu, Archery
  • Travels: see my trips
  • Gastronomy
  • Far too many TV shows and Movies