Wednesday, October 25, 2017

[DevOps - Azure] Live Webcast–for international students

Great to have the opportunity to train during evening classes. I was live from Poland – Warsaw, with about 18 students on Azure DevOps. Many questions. Hope to see them loving Azure and VSTS soon !


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Making Industrial IoT move in France with OPC UA Standards

I had the opportunity to work with the OPC Foundation with Thomas Burke, president of OPC Foundation worldwide, very open minded and accessible to talk on various topics.

We organized an OPC Convention in France (free event), in the Headquarter of Schneider Electric (an OPC member, where Jim Luth, Schneider-Electric, is Chief Technology Officer). The “hive” has reached its full capacity, with head of Industry4.0 from SAP, Renault and Schneider. With other VIP and CTO interested in security, blockchain, …

Behind this OPC convention, we had the opportunity to present our vision on stage (along with the head of SAP for Industry4.0, head of Schneider Electric for Industry4.0, head of Renault for Industry of the Future, creator of OpenOPCUA, the creator OPC UA nodeJS and book author, …).
During the convention, many insights of Industrial IoT got presented worldwide, concrete feedback of the massive Industrial project with Renault and OPC UA as key to its strategy, … The problem is that, now we see that France are so much behind Germany, and even behind China that has an innovative strategy enforced by the government on their Industrial products/goods and manufacturing processes !!
(report in French here)

Wake-up France !! Industrial IoT is a reality, when you’ll realize that, it’ll be too late ! I also presented the work we done for Renault regarding security and Blockchain (ePassport).

Finally, we got the chance to make thing move in France, with Thomas Burke (on the very right hand-side proposing great ideas). We’ve got a plan with few elements and let’s hope I’ll gather enough people and companies (and budget !!) to make things move nationwide : I might be Microsoft Regional Director and Azure MVP, which gives me access to those VIP people worldwide on one side, and on NDA roadmap for the next few years on the other hand, but if all the promises made to me are not in place rapidly, we could wait an extra 2 or 3 years to make things emerge into industrial reality…

Let’s hope France will not be “Industry of the Past !“ if the Government and other major actors are not moving fast enough !
OPC UA is totally independent from Microsoft ; but because Microsoft works on Industry4.0 and Industrial IoT connected to Azure Cloud, with Microsoft France, we are trying to join our forces with Microsoft Germany and Microsoft Corp.
And by that time, France we will be the bottom rank : It’s an industrial competition, we have to be proactive and move fast !!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Providing a Blockchain session to Top leaders worldwide during Microsoft ENVISION in Orlando !

So glad to have been selected to provide a session on Blockchain with Connected Cars and Insurance, at the Microsoft ENVISION event in Orlando. I was lucky enough to have been invited as a guest, as part of my Regional Director’s Role. Otherwise it would have cost a fortune !

ENVISION is a Great event where Microsoft invites on stage for instance Michelle OBAMA, which was just an EXCELLENT and Historical moment for me. with less than 5 000 people attending ENVISION, and about 25 000 people for the INGNITE that was held simultaneously.

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Final preparation in the morning before I jump in ; notice the healthy food !!
(to be honest, I’m the kind of “work hard, play hard” !! and we did party all night long, and I missed the VIP breakfast that Microsoft has prepared for us at the Hilton !).



Thursday, September 14, 2017

AzureDay : Industry 4.0 and GDPR

I am glad to have been chosen to present in front of an expert audience coming from many countries across Central East Europe and else (Sweeden, Poland, France, Russia, Ukraine, …). My two new topics:

  • Industry 4.0 and OPC-UA
  • the new GDPR : How to prevent paying 20 millions Euros of fine ? 

My Slides soon available on my Slideshare



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Global Azure Bootcamp 2017 Lyon

In order to attend the Global Azure Bootcamp France and specifically in Lyon, here is the link

a new city, Bordeaux, is also part of the game : Here is :

Here is the team of experts, including 11 MVP and 1 RD:

Here is the program, that includes 17 sessions.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

AZURE DAY in Lyon :

A talk dedicated to ISV, orientated to prove Agility and ease to ISV
co-organized with Microsoft :

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Training on IoT Cloud Azure for yNov students

Igor Leontiev and I were presenting the IoT and the Cloud Azure to dozens of students for a month ! with Labs and Hands-on. All in French, the best studends did win …. a job offer !!  Here is the program !



INTRODUCTION :Le domaine de l’internet des objets est actuellement en pleine croissance et est déjà un des secteurs technologiques qui subit l’évolution la plus forte. A la fois utilisé dans la domotique, le contrôle d’appareil de productions, la récupération et le traitement d’informations, ce secteur ouvre des portes à des développements multiples.

OBJECTIF: Comprendre les enjeux de l’IoT en 2017 (Internet of Things, ou en français, Internet des Objet connectés). Nous aborderons les concepts généraux et verrons pourquoi l’année 2016 marque une rupture dans l’IoT, notamment avec les Top 3 plateformes d’IoT (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM IoT). Et verrons en quoi ils se distinguent l’un des autres.

Au-delà de la théorie, nous verrons les architectures IoT et BigData modernes, et verrons comment les implémenter rapidement avec AWS et Azure IoT, et en quoi ils sont révolutionnaires en termes de services proposés (contrairement à avoir de l’infrastructure IoT uniquement).



  • · Introduction IoT, enjeux
  • · Méthodologies de gestion de projet
  • · Architectures BigData/IoT/Lambda
  • · Système de liaison et échanges (protocoles)
  • · Les capteurs, et les Gateway
  • · Exemple de réseau (Sigfox, LoRa…)


  • · Du développement sur des machines de faibles puissances et Raspberry PI
  • · Récupérer les données des capteurs
  • · Traiter les données en local et sur le Cloud IoT



Développer une solution complète basée sur une approche IoT. Ce sujet sera décomposé en deux parties :

  • une avec la technologie OpenSource NodeRed en « sujet libre » (sans soutenance orale),
  • et autre en « sujet libre » avec un déploiement, par exemple sur la plateforme IoT nommée Microsoft Azure IoT (avec soutenance orale).

Friday, February 24, 2017

Talk on Azure IoT success–Duncan MacCloud Garage

Got invited by Microsoft EMEA, Global Black Belt's boss, with the presence of Microsoft Corp, to present VISEO's many success stories with Azure IoT project.

VISEO presenting Duncan Mac Cloud Garage Microsoft Corp EMEA GBB Reading London


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