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IDATE DigiWorld, a pioneering think tank with a global reputation in the digital industry, welcomes its new Chief Executive Officer and strengthens its telecoms team

A new CEO for IDATE DigiWorld

Jacques Moulin, will be taking over as head of IDATE DigiWorld on 1 July 2017. He will thus be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Sofrecom, a consulting firm that specialises in assisting large corporations in their digital transformation. Deeply passionate about new technologies, after beginning his career at Thomson, Mr Moulin occupied several positions at Orange which allowed him to master of all of the key components of a service company competing on the international stage.

He comes to replace Yves Gassot, who has devoted himself to building the reputation and influence of an original institute that has become a veritable reference in its field, for both the quality of its work and the singularity of its model. A unique model in Europe that combines a team of high-level consultants and analysts who carry out consulting assignments and international watch services on the core issues shaping the sector, and an annual programme designed for a community of more than 60 members (which include many of the digital ecosystems most prominent corporations): monthly Clubs meetings in Paris, London and Brussels, popular conferences (DigiWorld Future and DigiWorld Summit), and highly reputed publications (DigiWorld Yearbook, DigiWorld Economic Journal).

‘I would like to pay tribute to Yves Gassot for the magnificent work he has done. It will be from this bedrock that Jacques Moulin will shepherd our Institute into a new phase of our development. He will have the exciting job of propelling this magnificent team in a new direction, working even more closely with its customers around the globe and in new markets at the heart of the current digital transformation,’ said IDATE DigiWorld Chairman of, François Barrault.

Jean-Luc Lemmens to head IDATE DigiWorld’s Telecoms Division

The arrival of Jacques Moulin as the new CEO of IDATE DigiWorld, on 1 July 2017, coincides that of Jean-Luc Lemmens who is taking over as director of our Telecoms Division. A reputed industry specialist who honed his skills at McKinsey Europe, Jean-Luc has been the Competitive Intelligence Manager at Bouygues Telecom for over five years.

He will be responsible for developing the consulting assignments contracted to our teams:

  • Superfast network rollouts
  • 4G and 5G network rollouts
  • Spectrum management
  • Development of cloud and datacentre infrastructures
  • The telecoms industry’s economic outlook
  • The transformation of telcos’ business models

Our Telecoms team also monitors the global market, and provides dedicated market watch solutions. Their briefs, market reports and global datasets deliver the latest investment and technology news, five-year market forecasts and insights into the top players’ positioning strategies in the following markets:

  • Wireline: the go-to global database on FTTx rollouts
  • Wireless: tracking global 4G rollouts and the outlook for 5G
  • Digital Telcos: complete analysis of the global telecom services, and the fixed and mobile internet services markets