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Sébastien Gens

Innovation management


"Helping employees to turn their ideas into businesses."

My passion for Innovation and Technology led me to explore the business and marketing side of projects which I enjoy very much. Consequently, I've been contributing to the marketing success of the winners of the latest ideation events within Gemalto (Hackathon 2015 & 2014, BIG Ideas Challenge 2014 & 2013 and 4 other local ideation events).

Also, my experience in 6 different countries and my interpersonal skills allow me to adapt quickly while having a global perspective.

Soft skills: Analytical and yet creative problem solver, good team player, optimist & empathic. I love learning!

Expériences professionnelles

Business ideas analyst

Gemalto SA , Austin

De Juillet 2013 à Aujourd'hui

Helping employees to turn their ideas into businesses!
Within the Business Innovation Garage (BIG):

- Marketing of our innovative projects: value proposition, business model strategy & canvas, market research, slide design, live presentations, early stage projects coaching, interviews, communication.
- WW Project management: co-Design of 7 ideation events so far with managers, planning, event / brainstorming facilitation with tools and exercises. Short listing the best ideas and following-up with winning projects.
- Building a business toolbox
- Developing our innovation activities in NORAM / LATAM
- IT: design, administration, information management and content marketing for our 4 online platforms (G-web website, Sharepoint 2007 & 2010, Gemalto Collaborative ideas platform)

Working on-site and remotely with employees from all around the world!

Communication assistant


De Mars 2012 à Août 2012

- Event planning and articles writing
- Benchmarking and product development
- Graphic design and training on adobe suite software and web tools

This experience gave me the opportunity to work by myself while taking initiatives.

Organizer & participant


"No talk, all action."​
Start a company in 54 hours!

Startup Weekends are worldwide events which bring professionals with a variety of backgrounds together to start a company. During the 54 hours that they have, participants pitch ideas, form teams, and work hard to make their ideas a reality.

As an organizer I keep learning about:
- Team management
- Project management
- Getting sponsorship (Money, prizes, goodies)
- Recruiting participants, mentors and jury members (events of 100+ participants)
- Facilitating events

Formations complémentaires

Master of Global Innovation Management -

North Carolina State University / IAE Aix-en-provence, Business school of management - Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

2012 à 2013

Vice-president of Junior Consulting (Business student association)

Master of Science (MSc)

IAE Aix-en-provence, Business school of management - Business Administration and Management, General

2011 à 2012

HR manager of Junior Consulting (Business student association)

Licentiate degree

Uppsala University - Computer Science

2010 à 2011

2 year Degree of Network & Telecommunications

IUT Aix-en-provence - Computer Science

2008 à 2010

Board member of the Student association


Junior Consulting IAE

HR manager

Junior Consulting IAE


Parcours officiels

IAE Aix – MASTER – MASTER's In General Mgt. – 2012


Anglais - Courant

Espagnol - Courant

Français - Langue maternelle

Centres d'intérêt

  • Traveling
  • taking pictures
  • trying new activities
  • Doing sport: Swimming
  • Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Running
  • Playing & discovering new music (of All kinds)
  • And much more!