About

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A former CTO who is a geek in … social sciences. A former Managing Director who used to build on trust more than on processes. A lecturer at Paris 1 Sorbonne University… You might find it hard to put me in boxes! Still, I have consistently enjoyed trailblazing changes and helping people and teams to grow.

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Over the last 15 years, I experienced first hand the benefits digitalization brings to people when I led Operation, Product & Tech cross-cultural departments in international FinTech and PropTech companies. However, having lived on 3 different continents and worked in places already “under constraint” led me to question the mainstream model of a double digit growth fuelled with infinite resources.

To put it bluntly, I realized it's a dangerous myth, both for our planet and for our companies' future profits. And the digital sector is no stranger to this myth. Between Tech for Good and sustainable IT, “Tech” is a key enabler of our ecological transition but also a serious contributor to the ecological crisis. In 2021, I decided to focus full-time on this dual issue with a balanced approach.

I chose to pause executive positions and focus full time on helping teams build greener digital products and helping executives leverage Sustainable IT as a strategic opportunity.

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How do I achieve results ?

  • I provide open-source content like the Green I/O podcast, articles - for free - to any professional, manager or top executive who needs to become acquainted with green IT and web sustainability. I have trod the path: you gain valuable time.
  • I build bridges between communities & networks. I know key people and can connect you to them.
  • I leverage collective intelligence. You benefit from solutions built with insights from your own talents, supported by your own talents, and with a clear focus on what is actionable in your own structure.
  • And all this works because I steer my ship based on 3 core values: respect people, respect science and respect the planet.
Picture of Gaël Duez hiking with his daughter in Reunion Island

In addition to speaking, curating and consulting, I do volunteer work to familiarize people to both the stake of climate change (as a facilitator for The Climate Fresk) and the footprint of our digital world (as a facilitator for The Digital Collage). I also assess innovations to reduce greenhouse gases for Time For The Planet.

And I still take the time to enjoy hiking with our little girl in Reunion Island where I live most of the year

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