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Gilles Babinet

Gilles Babinet

Digital Champion (EU), Expert in digital industry and serial entrepreneur
Languages : English, French

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Gilles Babinet (45) is a serial-entrepreneur, especially in the digital industry.  He has founded or co-founded and managed numerous companies in diverse areas such as consultancy (Absolut), mobile music (Musiwave), co-creation (Eyeka) Social Music Gaming (Mxp4), online marketing (Digibonus), Music Publishing (Sawnd).


At the age of 24, he set up Absolut, a consultancy firm specializing in product design and marketing that became, under his management, a major consultancy group in its

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Gilles Babinet (45) is a serial-entrepreneur, especially in the digital industry.  He has founded or co-founded and managed numerous companies in diverse areas such as consultancy (Absolut), mobile music (Musiwave), co-creation (Eyeka) Social Music Gaming (Mxp4), online marketing (Digibonus), Music Publishing (Sawnd).

At the age of 24, he set up Absolut, a consultancy firm specializing in product design and marketing that became, under his management, a major consultancy group in its field in France. Through Absolut, Gilles was involved in the emerging Entertainment mobile market from the beginning and sold Absolut at the beginning of 2000 to Euro-RSCG, a worldwide communications group, in order to fully dedicate himself to the creation of Musiwave.

In 5 years, Musiwave became the leading European provider of mobile music and entertainment services to telecommunication operators and media. Musiwave has been sold to Openwave – a public American company – for $139M in Jan 2006.

Along with these non-executive positions, Gilles is executive Chairman of CaptainDash, which provides some new generation marketing dashboard application.

Gilles has also served as the first Chairman of the “Conseil National du Numérique” (National Digital Council) in France from April 2011 until April 2012.

In June 2012, Gilles has been appointed "Digital Champion" by the French ITC Minister. As such, he is in charge of the relationship of the French Government with the European Commission.

The 100 Most Influential People in Fintech (TOP BLOCKCHAIN LIST) richtopia.com/people/top-100… With @babgi ranking 3d on this world podium.

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