ESSEC Business School’s Metalab for Data, Technology and Society
Benoit Bergeret is Executive Director of ESSEC Business School’s Metalab for Data, Technology, and Society. A recognized expert on artificial intelligence, Bergeret is a frequent advisor to government cabinets and private and public investment banks as well as to the French Tech Mission and the OECD. A co-founder and board member of Hub France IA, an industry non-profit organization that seeks to act as the operating system of the AI ecosystem in France and Europe, Bergeret has served as a consultant to the French government on its national AI and metaverse strategies. He has been an external member, for more than five years, of the investment committee of the French Tech Acceleration government fund, which aims to develop the technology startup ecosystem in France and abroad through investment in private incubation and acceleration ventures. After serving as a C-Level executive at Bull, IBM, Lucent Technologies, and Vinci, Bergeret, a computer science engineer specialized in AI by training, became a serial startup entrepreneur in Europe and the United States, where he has lived for 17 years. Bergeret writes press articles about AI, its impact on business and society, and about the AI ecosystem.