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French Tech what’s next

Kat BORLONGAN

Directrice @French Tech

Kat Borlongan has just been appointed as Director of Mission French Tech, with the role of strengthening French public policies to support French start-up and scale-up companies. The emergence of French tech champions on an international scale is an economic challenge that, if met, will deliver jobs, innovation, and independence. Particular attention will be paid to corporate social responsibility viewed through the lens of “tech for good.”

For the last five years, Kat led Five by Five, a young innovation consultancy that she co-founded with Chloé Bonnet, sharing insights with organisations from a wide variety of backgrounds (from Facebook to SNCF/French Railways and the World Bank) into how they can work with and like start-ups and to build cross-functional capabilities to encourage open innovation and building partnerships to enable marketing via open programming interfaces. Previously, Kat was Director of the Open Data Institute in Paris, a product strategy expert for Google, a communications strategist at the United Nations and a member of the French government’s first Open Data Expert Committee.

Kat is a graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux and McGill University.

Kat Borlongan has just been appointed as Director of Mission French Tech, with the role of strengthening French public policies to support French start-up and scale-up companies. The emergence of French tech champions on an international scale is an economic challenge that, if met, will deliver jobs, innovation, and independence. Particular attention will be paid to corporate social responsibility viewed through the lens of “tech for good.”

For the last five years, Kat led Five by Five, a young innovation consultancy that she co-founded with Chloé Bonnet, sharing insights with organisations from a wide variety of backgrounds (from Facebook to SNCF/French Railways and the World Bank) into how they can work with and like start-ups and to build cross-functional capabilities to encourage open innovation and building partnerships to enable marketing via open programming interfaces. Previously, Kat was Director of the Open Data Institute in Paris, a product strategy expert for Google, a communications strategist at the United Nations and a member of the French government’s first Open Data Expert Committee.

Kat is a graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux and McGill University.