The team

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Serge Soudoplatoff

Co-founder & Chief  Visionnary Officer

Serge (Wikipedia) is an Internet strategist, entrepreneur and angel investor. He enjoys a distinguished career at the leading edge of information technology and as an international speaker in corporate, government and academic environments. He lectures at business and IT schools such as ESCP-Europe and HETIC.

Committed to the start-up world, Serge is a strategic advisor and investor for Kzero, the leading consultancy company for online virtual worlds; for Vastpark, an open-source 3D enterprise community platform, one of the four chosen by the US government; for Nuukik, an innovative recommendation engine; and for Hello Mentor, the leading mentoring platform. He is also the founder of the Web development company Sooyoos, and co-founded Highdeal, a start-up that created an innovative pricing engine, and which raised € 24M in 2000 and 2001. Highdeal was sold to SAP in 2007.

Prior to this, Serge was innovation director at France Telecom, manager at Cap Gemini innovation, working on neural networks and artificial intelligence, researcher at IBM Labs in Paris and Yorktown Heights in speech recognition, and cartographer and engineer for the French National Geographical Institute in the fields of image recognition and satellite positioning.

Serge has published numerous scientific papers, and has recently published two books: “Avec Internet où allons-nous” in 2004 and “Le monde avec Internet” in 2012. Serge has an engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique.

idriss_scanderiaIdriss Aberkane

Co-founder & CEO

Idriss is a cognitive neuroscientist trained at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and Paris University (Orsay). He has eight years of experience in smartplay and serious gaming, in which he published his first peer-reviewed communication at the age of 19. He also trained twice at the department of Experimental Psychology of the University of Cambridge, the Collège de France and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and conducted research in concept theory and the cognitive basis of mathematics at Stanford University. He teaches at the Ecole Centrale, a school of engineering, conducts research at the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and is an expert in social networks and gaming for education since 2005.

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