François Gratiolet has a deep expertise and detailed knowledge of the European market of cybersecurity, data protection and digital trust.
François supports CxOs of large organizations to leverage the digital transformation and design the right strategy, so that information risk management be embedded into their business environment. He also provides pragmatic advices for new ventures in order to help them identify new opportunities and develop the right business model while streamlining their current assets and resources.
Previously as Deputy Head of Group IT Risk, Security & Insurance for La Poste or Chief Strategy Officer EMEA for Qualys, François worked for nearly 17 years, shaping and managing cross functional projects for large corporations, as well as leading consulting assignments in strategy, marketing, and business development.
François is a graduate of the Executive MBA from ESCP Europe (2011) and holds a master’s degree at Télécom ParisTech (1999). He is certified ISACA CISM, CISA and ISO 27005 Risk Manager. He is a member of the IFA (French Institute of Directors) and the Télécom ParisTech cybersecurity Group.
Jean Rannou, an Air Chief Marshall (2S), filled the roles of military chief of staff of the French Minister of Defence, Major General of the state office of the French armed forces and then head of the state office of the French air force (1995-2000). Finally, he was a master advisor to the Court of Auditors (2000-2004). Alongside his activities at CEIS, Jean Rannou is a member of the French Scientific Council for Defence, an advisory body to the French Minister of Defence, and president of the Eurodéfense association.
Michel de Gliniasty graduated from the École Polytechnique in 1969 and the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne (ENSTA Bretagne) in 1974. He was a general engineer for the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) and devoted the bulk of his career to research: first at the DGA (Centre d’Études de Gramat, 1974-1981), then at CEA (1981-2000). Finally, at the French National Office of Aerospace Studies and Research (ONERA, 2000-2010), as General Scientific Director, he was in charge of programming and assessing scientific research. He speaks three languages: French, English and Russian.
Michel Benedittini is a Vice Admiral (2S) and a graduate of the École Navale (1973-1975), the École des Officiers Transmetteurs de la Marine (1979) and the École de Guerre (1990). He started out as a marine officer (10 assignments at sea, including 4 leadership assignments, and 8 assignments at the staff office of the French navy or armed forces) from 1975 to 2006. He then acted as Deputy Managing Director of the French National Information Systems Security Agency (ANSSI, and previously Deputy Director of the French Central Information Systems Security Division [DCSSI]) between 2006 and 2012. He was then Secretary-General of the committee for the French white paper on defence and national security from 2012 to 2013.