Gilles Babinet is a digital entrepreneur.He co-chaired multiple taskforces for Institut Montaigne, such as French Youth: Online and Exposed, Connecting Higher Education & Digital and Big Data & Internet of Things. Making France Champion of the Digital Revolution. He is also the author of the study For a Digital New Deal.
He created numerous companies in diverse domains like consultancy (Absolut), construction (Escalada Industrie), mobile music (Musiwave) and co-creation (Eyeka). He serves as executive Chair of Captain Dash, a company which supplies new generation mobile dashboards to companies. He was the first to chair the National Council on digital technology between April 2011 and April 2012. He is now its Vice-President. He was named “Digital Champion” for the European Commission in June 2012 and was therefore the French representative to the European Commission on the issues of education and inclusion linked to digital technology.