VP Strategic Dev. & Public Affairs / Chairman, OVHcloud / CISPE
Alban Schmutz is VP Strategic Dev. & Public Affairs at OVHcloud, Chairman of CISPE (Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe, Cispe.cloud) and member of the Board of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact. He was Board Member as currently service as Vice-Chair of the Policy Rules Committee of GAIA-X. CISPE is focusing on developing the best playing field for Cloud in Europe, addressing Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Reversibility or Climate Impact. With Cispe, Alban drove the creation of the 1st GDPR Code of conduct for Cloud Infrastructure services approved by European Data Protection Authorities. He participated to the inception of the 1st industry pledge to make data centre Climate Neutral by 2030: the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact. He also co-chaired with the General Secretary of EuroCIO, the European CIOs Association) the development of 1st industry code of conduct for porting of data for cloud infrastructure services (SWIPO IaaS Code, facilitated by the European Commission). In addition, he serves as board members of various organizations, including the SystemX Institute for Research and Technology, the Alacrité startup accelerator, Eurocloud France or Yncrea Ouest engineering school. Before joining OVHcloud, Alban started several companies in Open Source Services and High Performance Computing. He holds Master degrees in Telecommunications, Political Science and Entrepreneurship.