Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Philippe Dewost, CEO of EPITA

Who: Philippe Dewost, a veteran tech industry executive, is CEO of EPITA, one of the leading French schools in computer science and software engineering and the author of a recently published book entitled “De Mémoire Vive”, which details the evolution of the IT industry. He is also an operating partner in France’s C4V venture capital fund. Since co-founding Wanadoo, a leading European Internet Service Provider, Dewost has successfully launched consumer services, software startups, technology ecosystems, and corporate transformation programs. Topic: How business should think about Web3 and the evolution of tech. Quote: “CEOs need to hire real CTOs and be willing to spend money on technology and make tradeoffs that are going to dissatisfy their CFOs. The European companies that survive will have CTOs that have the same say and power as their CFOs.”

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.