Dominique Piotet is the owner of Rebellion Lab, a digital strategy consulting agency based in the Silicon Valley. Dominique holds more than 15 years of experience in innovation strategy for large organizations. Prior to opening Rebellion Lab, Dominique was responsible for Internet and Intranet strategy for BNP Paribas. While at BNP, he ran research and development at “L’Atelier” in Paris, before opening a subsidiary office in San Francisco in 2005. Yearning to work with a broader spectrum of industries, Dominique created Rebellion Lab shortly thereafter. His team assists clients in analyzing, understanding and leveraging the movement in innovation in the Silicon Valley and the United States. Dominique is a contributing columnist for various publications, including La Tribune and has been profiled in Le Monde. He is regularly an invited lecturer for IBM, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and co-presents on radio programming including France’s business station, BFM. Before joining BNP Paribas, Dominique led the team of an e-business strategy consulting firm, accompanying members of Fortune 500 companies in their Internet strategy. He continues to focus on innovation in the fields of fashion & beauty, finance and food distribution. He was previously in charge of Internet strategy for Groupe La Poste, and was a lecturer at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.
He is co-author with Francis Pisani’s book “How the Web changes the world – Alchemy Multitudes”, published by Pearson Publishing in April 2008, whose second edition was released in June 2011, translated into Spanish, and received the Roberval Prize for best technology book. Dominique graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and in Political History.
Flora Boucard is a Project Manager for the Digital Academy Program of a French Luxury group. Designed by Rebellion Lab, this program offers a complete training on e-business dedicated to high level management. Based in Paris, she manages the organization and the logistics of the Digital Academy and coordinates all the activities of the program directly with the client.
She graduated with a M.A. in International Affairs at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Aix-en-Provence. She has earned a B.A. in Law and Political Science at the University of Paris Panthéon Assas, and in addition holds a B.A. in French and Spanish Literature at the Universities of Poitiers and Barcelona.
She joined Rebellion Lab in 2011. Before, she was a consultant for 2 years in both for the Aeronautics industry focused on innovation and competitive strategies and for territorial planning and development policy.
Basile Michardière is an analyst interested primarily in innovation within politics and e-government. He focuses on writing cutting-edge content for clients and designing Rebellion Lab’s internal social media strategy.
Prior to Rebellion Lab, he worked at Terra Nova, a leading French progressive think tank, where he focused on how digital tools can boost political participation and reshape forms of civil activism. He joined La Netscouade, a web agency as the personal assistant to the CEO.
He improved his knowledge of social web by analysis of in-depth technology and political subjects such as the Arab Spring or E-government. Also, he participated in various consulting projects for clients: creating a geolocalization app for a local newspaper and a crowdsourcing, fact-check platform for a television channel.
His personal passion for empowerment thru technology led him to work for a radio show on France Culture – the leading national radio station- where he took part in various interviews, including for Wired magazine. He currently is finishing a B.A. in Public Policy and Communications at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
Ilaria Caputo is a management consultant specialized in strategy design, organizational change and communication management for Rebellion Lab.
Prior to joining Rebellion Lab in May 2012, Ilaria has worked for Booz Allen Hamilton in the Organization and Change practice for corporate and public sector clients with a specific focus on communications and training. Ilaria’s work background also includes having worked with Ittierre, an Italian luxury fashion conglomerate where she worked in International Marketing. She also worked for ENI, a key player in the global oil & gas industry, where she focused on international projects and risk management. She has also worked in Iran in 2003 for the Italian Embassy and in China in 2006 for the Ministry of Italian Foreign Commerce. As a consultant, her focus is on organizational training and communications, with a specific interest in stakeholder engagement and project management.
Ilaria holds a degree with honors in International Political Science at LUISS University in Rome, a Master in International Business from the Italian Society for International Organization and an MBA from Hult International Business School. She also holds a Business Management and Entrepreneurship certificate from UCLA. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Italian.
Jeff Michels is Head of Operations at Rebellion Lab, where he focuses primarily on client services, research development and human resources. Holding more than ten years of experience in luxury retail and hospitality, he was formerly a front office manager at Morgans Hotel Group where he created exceptional customer experiences daily while managing a team of sixty front-line employees. He was later promoted as Conference Services Manager working across hotel departments to meet corporate contracting needs for events and rooming.
Longing to work more with San Francisco’s East Bay youth, he later worked as a high school teacher for San Leandro Unified, teaching the French language to grades nine thru twelve. While teaching at San Leandro, he took part in a Differentiated Instruction Community, helping create a curriculum that better served the learning needs of the district’s diverse, at-risk student population. He also partnered with the SF Film Society to bring international film makers to the classroom and take students on cultural outings that exposed them to foreign culture thru cinema, helping to bridge cultural understandings and foster racial acceptance. In 2011 he took a diverse group of high school youth to France to experience history and culture first-hand. More recently, Jeff went on-site to the renowned Barefoot College, in Tilonia, India to direct a new social media campaign that capitalized on Barefoot’s 40 years of celebrated archival media; redefining their external communication strategy and exponentially increasing individual funding towards their solar engineering program.
Jeff holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in Comparative Politics and Francophone Studies, as well as an M.A. in French Literature from San Francisco State University. He has also attended the Institut d’Etudes Politique de Paris.
Colas Zibaut joined Rebellion Lab in February 2013 to curate and edit content for the website Silicon-Valley.fr. He writes astonishing articles and records thunderous podcasts. Besides coordinating contributors, he also determines the overall design of the website, and other visual elements. Meanwhile he is pretending not to be a social media guru, and he is still developing transmedia platforms and shakes curiosity as a community manager
Prior to Rebellion Lab, Colas participated in the development of the startup A* pour toi as business developer in San Francisco. He most notably implemented tactical plans for the digital strategy of the launch for the brand.
Being a radio freak and a digital culture advocate, he previously devoted himself at The Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Bordeaux to the creation of the student web radio, Radio Lado. This commitment let him work on the development of a smartphone native application and on the animation of the radio’s communication on social networks.
Colas is now living in Oakland, California, where he is involved in several community-based associations, such as the Oakland Hackerspace and Oakland Wiki. Colas holds a Philosophy Degree from University of Bordeaux III and a Master’s Degree in Project Management from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Bordeaux.