France makes move to digitalise Europe

Guillaume Toublanc has been appointed as Director of EIT Digital France. EIT Digital's mission is to catalyse European digital innovation champions. In France, EIT Digital focuses on accelerating the growth of French startups in Europe and European startups in France, training new digital talents and investing to stimulate market adoption of digital technologies in areas such as digital industry, digital cities, digital wellbeing, digital finance and digital infrastructure.

Guillaume Toublanc intends to place Europe at the heart of the French digital ecosystem and make EIT Digital a major player in the French digital scene by combining the best startups, innovative companies and world-renowned French research and education.

He brings to the role, over twenty years of expertise in digital innovation, entrepreneurship and digital transformation in both, big corporations and startups. After creating several startups and helping to set up two startup studios dedicated to fast-track innovation at Orange, he held the position of VP Digital Marketing where he led major digital transformation projects. He serves on the selection committee of several French accelerators. He has personally accompanied numerous digital startups at various stages of evolution over the last ten years.

Guillaume holds an Executive MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, an MSc from Telecom ParisTech and an MSc in Physics from the University of Paris VI.