Tariq Krim, Vice-President of the Conseil National du Numérique (French Digital Council) responsible for ecosystems and international relations, submitted a report on IT development in France to Fleur Pellerin, Minister with responsibility for SMEs, Innovation and the Digital Economy, attached to the Minister for Industrial Recovery.
In this report, Krim, who is also the founder of the Netvibes website and CEO of Jolicloud, lists around one hundred French developers who, in his opinion, contribute to France’s reputation in this sector.
EPITA alumni and teachers are listed among the many persons selected by the businessman:
Akim Demaille, teacher at EPITA since 1999, member of the Free Software Foundation, and teacher-researcher in programming language, logic, programming, etc
., Loic Dachary (first class of EPITA), pioneer of open-source software, creator of the association Free Software Foundation France, member of the GNU project, groundbreaker behind the Savannah development platform and currently employed by Cloudwatt, a company specialised in cloud computing, Thomas Gillon (EPITA class of 1999), developer on 4-Flight, the future French air traffic management system, for Thales Air Systems, Philippe Langlois (EPITA class of 1999), network security expert, founder of P1 Security and Senior Security Consultant for the Telecom Security Task Force (185), and Julien Vanegue (EPITA class of 2006), security expert and CTO Security Architect for Bloomberg.
Other developers are also alumni of the various schools of the IONIS Group. Read the entire top 100 with the slideshare below or in PDF format. The full report can be viewed here.