O Cédric

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Cédric O is an entrepreneur and former Secretary of State for Digital Affairs. He is a non-executive co-founder of the generative AI startup Mistral AI and a board member of Artefact, a consulting firm specializing in data and AI. Additionally, he is a member of the national committee of experts on artificial intelligence. Cédric O graduated from HEC in 2006. After working for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and in consulting, Cédric O became an Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance, Pierre Moscovici, between 2012 and 2014. From 2014 to 2017, Cédric O worked for the Safran group, notably as the Deputy Industrial Director, responsible for the Factory of the Future project, and later as the Production Manager. As a founding member of the En Marche movement and treasurer of the 2017 presidential campaign, Cédric O served as an advisor to Emmanuel Macron and the Prime Minister, overseeing state participation and digital affairs from 2017 to 2019. In March 2019, he was appointed Secretary of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications. In this role, he supervises the government’s innovation policy, the growth of French Tech, as well as international (G7) and European negotiations related to digital regulation. He played a key role in crafting the Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act during the French presidency of the Council of the European Union. Cédric O is also responsible for digital coverage of the territory, 5G deployment, and digital tools in the context of pandemic management, including the TousAntiCovid application. Finally, Cédric O is a member of the high-level advisory council on space exploration for the European Space Agency.