Born in Toulon in 1977, Alexandre ZAPOLSKY founded LINAGORA in 2000 while still a student at the Institut National des Télécommunications.
The company he chairs is now regarded as France's leading open-source software publisher. A citizen entrepreneur and visionary, Alexandre ZAPOLSKY has been defending the idea of a "3rd Digital Way" for more than two decades, one that respects users' rights, is ethical, inclusive and sustainable, and is capable of providing an alternative to the American (GAFAM) and Chinese (BATX) digital giants.
Passionate about the challenges of digital sovereignty, he never stops trying to convince people that a different digital world is possible. For him, there is no fatality: France and Europe can build their digital autonomy. To this end, he takes part in numerous seminars and conferences in France and around the world, to share his convictions and the solutions for achieving them. In France, Alexandre ZAPOLSKY is one of the leading figures in the digital sector.
LINAGORA, his company, offers TWAKE, a complete Digital workplace solution that is enjoying growing success, as well as a full range of software: LinSHARE (file sharing), Twake Mail (collaborative messaging solution), LinTO (voice to text transcription platform). In addition to its software offering, LINAGORA supports its major customers in the public and private sectors in their software usage strategy through its consulting, support and professional services offerings.
Since AI technology is currently eating the world, along side with key strategic partners, in summer 2023, LINAGORA launches the Open LLM France community with the aim to bring together the vital forces of academia and industry, with a view to developing a French, sovereign, truly Open Source LLM based on open, public learning data corpora and algorithms documented under a free, non-restrictive license. This LLM is called CLAIRE.
Headquartered at La Villa Good Tech, 37 rue pierre poli, 92130 Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France, LINAGORA is present throughout France. The company, which also has offices in Canada, Russia, Vietnam and Tunisia, sells its software worldwide, either directly or in SAAS mode.
hellekin is a free software activist with almost three decades experience with organizing grassroots events and virtual communities. He co-founded petites singularités in 2017.
petites singularités (p.s.: ), a non-profit registered in Brussels, aims to bring a different outlook on transindividual aesthetics with regard to local collectives and their digital practices.
p.s.: provides mentorship for the NGI Zero consortium to free software developers, including ActivityPub developers active on the SocialHub.
p.s.: is an affiliate member of the European Digital Rights network.
p.s.: is active in free software, digital rights, independent publishing, transdisciplinary research related to digital technologies (from feminist video games, digital collective practices, and public digital infrastructure to metal mining, water protection, and e-waste...).
Better known as Brusselsgeek, Jennifer Baker has been a journalist in print, radio and television for more than 20 years, the last 10 or so specialising in EU policy and live event presentation.
Regularly listed as one of the top influencers in the EU bubble, Jennifer was named #1 Tech Influencer 2019 by ZN, and listed by Politico as one of the #1 Tech Influencer 2019 by ZN, and listed by Politico as one of the Top 20 Women Shaping Brussels in 2017. Onalytica ranked her as one of the world's Top 100 Influencers on Data Security 2016.
She regularly features as an EU expert on BBC radio, Euronews, Sky News and other media, and hosts Brussels’ must-watch weekly round-up show TOTW for Euractiv. From editing a national daily paper in Malta to reporting on European affairs for Middle Eastern television, she has worked across a wide range of media and written for some of the biggest names in publishing. Jennifer has a wealth of experience in navigating the political quagmire of the EU and is skilled in translating EU policy-speak into understandable English.
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