Olivier is a recognized telecom and technology expert. He founded NetCentrex, a leading provider of VoIP infrastructure for service providers, then became CTO of Comverse after the acquisition of NetCentrex in 2006. Olivier is a recognized thought leader in Telecoms and Energy markets. He is the author of several books on networking technology, VoIP, M2M, Internet of Things(IoT) and the Smart Grid. Olivier graduated from Ecole Polytechnique. Olivier founded Actility, IoT solution provider, in 2010. Via its ThingPark Wireless platform, Actility uses the Lora technology to enable LPWA IoT networks for applications such as Smart Cities.
Nicolas brings over 15 years of experience in business development and marketing in the world of IT and telecoms. He was a co-founder of NetCentrex and served as Development Director. Nicolas also headed the hosting division of Comverse IP Business Unit. Prior to that Nicolas was head of the electronic advertising platform for Hachette Filipacchi group. Nicolas graduated from New York University, Paris Dauphine and Paris Assas (MBA).
Bernard drives R&D activities in close collaboration with Olivier Hersent. Bernard has an extensive experience in complex infrastructures with distributed architecture, deployed for large-scale mission-critical applications. He was co-founder and R&D Director of NetCentrex. Bernard developed VoIP solution used by more than 6 million people worldwide. Previously, Bernard managed R&D projects for Orange, and customer projects for Cap Gemini. Bernard graduated from Rennes II University.
Pedro Da Silva joined Actility in June of 2011 as Director of Professional Services. Previously Pedro spent more than 15 years in heading international projects for NetCentrex and Comverse, rolling out carrier-grade platforms for telecoms operators in South Korea, Japan and Australia. Pedro has also led R&D and operations teams in charge of VoIp and Call Center products in India and Malaysia for more than 8 years.
Richard leads our accounting and finance department. Prior to joining the team, he was a senior Manager of the EY Transaction Services practice in Paris, having worked at EY for 12 years. He started his career as an auditor in 2005, and conducted statutory audits of family-owned and listed companies, and consulting assignments in several countries. From 2010, Richard focused on transaction services, and led numerous buy- and sell-side due diligence reviews for both corporate clients and private equity companies. Richard holds a master’s degree from Grenoble Ecole de Management.