Séverin Naudet's english biography
Séverin Naudet, 38 years old, began his career at Virgin Music in the image and marketing department where he worked with leading French and international artists such as Alain Souchon, Françoise Hardy, Kelis, Ben Harper, the Neptunes or Lenny Kravitz.
He left the « major » to create his own publishing and music production company in Paris and New York. He participated in the production of numerous independent international groups, such as the New York rock trio, Nada Surf. He quickly sensed the development potential offered by the internet and by 2002 he was among the first french producers to make music available online for free and to adapt its business strategy to web usages.
In 2004, he was appointed as an adviser for cultural industries and media to the French Minister of Culture and Communication. The issues were complex and numerous, including the financing of cultural industries, copyright in the era of an information society... He created a tax credit for music and video games, arguing for pragmatic responses to the problems of a sector in crisis.
In 2006, he joined the founders of Dailymotion to turn the first community site for video-sharing into a French champion of the web. He became Vice President, member of the executive committee, and chief editor. he negotiated and signed the first major national and international partnerships (Universal, Warner, Lagardere). Dailymotion has helped change web usages and is now one of the top 30 websites in the world.
In May 2007, he joined the newly appointed French Prime Minister as "digital Advisor". During four years, he led e-government and e-administration policies and projects for the French government. During this period, France consolidated its 700 governmental websites to 60, greatly enhancing access to the government’s online services. France entered the era of e- democracy with the first major online public consultations on matters of domestic policy.
Along the lines of Barack Obama and David Cameron, the French President committed France to a policy of open government data, or Open Data. In 2011, the Prime Minister created the interdepartmental mission “Etalab”, and appointed Severin Naudet to drive this decidedly innovative and ambitious policy. Open Data aims to greatly contribute to the transparency of the state and its institutions and help support the digital economy. A year after its creation, the speedy success of the mission was widely welcomed by all observers from the international community.
Séverin Naudet joined Havas Group to create Socialyse, a global pure player dedicated to social marketng and media. Started from scratch in September 2013, combining state of the art "real time bidding" technologies and best talents on the market quickly became a major player on the global market. Socialyse has been creating social campaigns and advising many major global brands in 40 markets with 610 collaborators.
Séverin Naudet left Socialyse and Havas group in September 2016.
He started WeWork in Paris in October 2016. WeWork is the largest global community of entrepreneurs and creators. WeWork opened it is first co-working space rue Lafayette in Paris with more than 2000 memebers.
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