Nicolas Brien runs France Digitale, the largest Startup organization in Europe with 1500+ startup members and 100+ VCs. He previously was the Director of Studies of Kantar-TNS Sofres (WPP) and a senior advisor to Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (Spokeswoman of the French Government). Brien is currently a lecturer at Sciences-Po Paris and HEIP (Institut des Hautes Études Internationales et Politiques). He holds a master degree from Columbia University’ SIPA. He regularly writes op-eds in French newspapers (such as Le Monde, La Tribune, Les Échos,…) and speaks at international Tech events (such as Vivatech, CEBIT, BlockForum or the Young EuroMediterranean Leaders Summit).