Nicolas de Cordes is Vice President Marketing Anticipation for the Orange Group, in charge of identifying consumer trends and exploring new business opportunities. As part of this role he develops “Data 4 Development”, Big Data innovation initiatives launched in Ivory Coast and Senegal.
Nicolas is also member of The World Economic Forum’s Global agenda Council on Data-Driven Development 2014-2016, and The Future of Humanitarian system 2016-2018. He is on the Board of Paris21 at OCDE, and served on the UN Secretary-General Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the “Data Revolution for Development” (http://www.undatarevolution.org/) outlining the vision and path to progress to use Data to transform the Development sector.
He is Co-founder and on the board of Digital Forming, a Personalisation and 3D printing service start-up based in the UK. He owns of several patents in telecommunications, big data analytics and 3D Printing,
He worked in the past as head of Corporate Strategy for the Mobile business for the Group based in the UK, then VP of Corporate Strategy for the whole of Orange Group based in Paris. Previous to that he was head of Consumer marketing for Mobistar the affiliate in Belgium.
Before joining Orange, he worked as a consultant for Accenture and The Boston Consulting Group, and is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique of Brussels
BigData for Development specialist, speaker in conferences, Radio, TV (ARTE/Futur) Author of articles: “The Futures of Privacy” in Fondation Telecom yearbook, “Big Data for Development” in Digital Enlightenment Yearbook 2014
Co-author of “Me We” a book on “Speculative Design”, at IOS Press with the Design Master at the London Metropolitan University
Expert on TechCastGlobal.com a trend research corporation service (www.techcastglobal.com)
Specialties: Data for Development, Private Data sharing, Prospective, New business launches and managing Growth, Strategic planning, project management, Co-Design and 3D Printing