Dr. Philippe Aigrain, Chief executive officer, R&D, studies
Philippe Aigrain holds a doctorate and Habilitation à diriger les recherches in computer science. Prior to creating the Society for Public Information Spaces, he was head of sector “Software technology and society” within the Information Society General Directorate of the European Commission. He was in particular in charge of actions related to free/ open source software actions. Before that Dr. Aigrain was head of the “Media Analysis and Interaction” research group within the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT). Involved in information commons advocacy, active in many free/open source software initiatives and public debate projects, he has founded and is the CEO of Sopinspace. He is an active blogger and writer of articles and books on his subjects of interest.
Karine Chevalet, Administration, debate analysis, consulting
Graduated in law; she has experience as office manager in all aspects of administrative management of software companies. Responsible for all the administrative and communication aspects of the company, she is also involved in Sopinspace’s consulting and surveys of public debates activities over the internet.
Gérald Sédrati-Dinet, Research and Development (R&D)
Graduated engineer from INSA (Applied Sciences National Institute) Lyon, he has a strong experience (since 1994) in design and development of computer programs and services. Since September 2009, he’s involved in Sopinspace technical projetcs (Drupal design and development, etc.).
Simon Descarpentries, Research and Development (R&D)
Graduated engineer from the computer science department of the Polytechnique school of Tours university, he also gets a research master in algorithmics and a french equivalent to MBA (from Tours Enterprise Administration Institute). He has an extensive experience in web and system development on free software plateforms, as well as in support for non-specialist users and writing of guides and manuals.