ESSEC Business School
Benoit (Ben) Bergeret is a long-time AI serial entrepreneur who has spent his career commercializing and promoting the use of AI and other digital technologies. Benoit recently returned to France from the United States. He leads the Metalab for data, technology and society at ESSEC Business School, and advises governmental bodies and public sector organizations, as well as C-level executives in global corporations on AI adoption and strategies. He is a co-founder and board member of Hub France IA (“French AI Hub”), an industry non-profit that aims to facilitate the AI ecosystem in France and Europe. He has broad international experience working with corporate clients of all sizes (including Bull, IBM, Lucent Technologies, Vinci), and building companies from scratch in Europe and in the United States. Educated in “Industrial Applications of Artificial Intelligence” (at the Compiègne University of Technology), he is one of only 25 certified “AI and data diagnostic experts” with France’s public investment bank, bpifrance.