Minister of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communication of the Republic of France
Cédric O was born on December 18th, 1982 in l’Arbresle and graduated from HEC Paris in 2006. He is a founding member of En Marche! political movement and has served on its Executive Board since its establishment. In May 2017, he joined both the Office of the President and the Office of the Prime Minister, as an advisor for State’s holdings and the digital economy.
On March 31st, 2019, he was appointed Minister of State for Digital Affairs. His three priorities are the support and development of the digital economy in France, regulatory policies and the promotion of digital inclusion.
On July 26th, 2020, as part of Prime Minister Jean Castex’s Government, he was appointed Minister of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, in addition to his former responsibilities. He is now in charge of the digital economy, regulatory policies and all types of telecommunications, from infrastructure to daily use by the French people.
The abundance of data can be the driver of innovation, as well as the reason for serious security and societal issues. For now – governments and international organizations seem to struggle with their approach to addressing emerging technologies. The first steps towards building a common understanding and ambition level still seem to be too vague […]