Co-Founder & Chairman
Co-Founder & Chairman
Deputy Managing Director - CFO
His success formula and vision have been instrumental to the company, driving it from a small tech-shop to one of the most vibrant, innovative digital agencies in France.
In 2004, Louis created Bearstech, a cooperative society specializing in managed services, hosting and developing complex applications. He is an Open Source advocate and enthusiast, and holds leadership roles on a number of prominent associations and communities, including Secretary of Silicon Sentier and chairman of the Cap Digital’s Collibri community of Free Software and Web 2.0 actors.
He is also a member of the steering committee of Open World Forum, and was the co-president of the forum’s highly successful 2011 edition. He continuously supports Open Source communities through various events like BarCamps and Open Days.
She leads finance and accounting, human resources, general services, and legal. She is also responsible for relations with auditors, accountants, banks and state agencies.
A graduate of ESG, Sylvie started her career at Disney Television France. She has held several senior positions in operations, HR, and finance, both in France and internationally, for nearly 10 years. In 2007, she joined Yellow Pages Classifieds as Director of Administration and Finance.
Recently, Alban took over the technical manager functions at af83, besides the Lead Developer functions that he has been carrying out since 2012. He works on our most technically complex projects: choosing the best-suited architecture and technology, reviewing code, supporting the other devs… He has an in-depth expertise both on the transportation and digital radios fields.
And when he has extra time, he likes to listen to the radio, he also has a thing for poker and music.
In April 2016, Luc joined the tech team to manage the architecture and the technologies, to monitor the quality of code, to support the other developers and to lead the technical projects. He works specifically on the STIF and Suez Environnement projects.
Holding a Computer Science degree, Luc was once a developer, a technical lead and a project manager for numerous projects, especially about mobility for large groups such as RATP, SNCF and Transdev.
Besides his work, he is fond of discovering new cultures, especially the Asian culture, through its movies and through the practice of martial arts.
Lead UX Design
Chief Sales Officer
Studies in psychology, cognitive science, and ergonomics, and professional experience spanning over 20 years, have given Pierre a command of multiple fields and a mastery in analysing user journeys.
His consulting work as an ergonomics generalist has improved organisations, processes, and applications in a number of sectors (including industry, transport, public services, and commerce). These advances were made possible by :
- Cooperative and ethnographic (work analysis) methods
- Approaching work environments from all angles: workstations, user interfaces, work structure, interior design, and traffic flow optimisation
He has also directed consulting teams and has experience conducting user research, consulting, and designing innovative user interfaces (B2B and B2C) for mobile and desktop apps, responsive websites, interactive displays, and more.
Since 2015, these two facets of his expertise converged in optimising and implementing cross-channel and omni-channel customer journeys, analysis of new digital usage patterns, and user-centered design projects.
Pierre is drawn to systems that promote user autonomy and establish local solutions that are economical and collaborative. He enjoys all things that inspire a return to nature!
After acquiring a bachelor and master’s degree in computer science from Paris 6, Firas complemented his educational training by studying marketing and business at a management school.
Following his studies, Firas worked within the Telecom industry, with Internet providers and also at Disney. Allowing him to acquire a real expertise in commercial direction. He has also worked with major groups such as Capgemini (sales support for the deployment of offshore offerings, specializing in the Indian market) and Dassault Systèmes (in consulting and sales development of the Exalead search engine on behalf of major brands such as LVMH, Richemont, Monoprix, Carrefour ...).
In 2012, he established his own consulting firm to support SME in the strategy and growth of their business. Making his arrival at af83 as commercial director a natural transition. Through his eclectic experiences, Firas has acquired an excellent understanding of both the IT and Digital world. His presence at af83 is also highlighted by our shared ambition of taking beyond expectation.
Apart from his work life, he is passionate about tennis. Allowing him to reach a high-level of competition and to also share his skills by coaching children.
Pierre joined af83 in order to solidify the projects gestion team. What is important to him is to manage the projects until the end and respect their costs, the times, and the zone. For him, spreading information and trying to make the team work with joy are the key-points that lead to the client’s satisfaction.
After a Master in Digital Communication in Grenoble, Pierre has made his first steps as a Freelance Developer in Canada. When he came back in France, he started the project gestion in agency in Grenoble.
Moreover, Pierre is fascinated by medieval history and the West American hudge spaces.
It’s during her formation in typographical design at Estienne school in 2010 that Laure took a deep interest into cartography, information design and transport issues in a urban environment. Passionate about complex projects with complex information structuration and organization, Laure designs signage systems as well as websites and applications.
At af83, she works as Art Director on many projects for our clients such as Air France, SEB or Mon Album Photo.
Since 2010,Laure has been an active member of « Rencontres Internationales de Lure » a visual design organization that organizes every year a conference in this city of the Alpes De Haute Provence.
Chief Legal Officer
Back Ruby Developer
Victor de Paillette
In December 2016, Alexandre joined the agency as the new Chief Legal Officer. Meticulous and rigorous, leaving no legal technicalities to escape him. Besides administrative tasks, he collaborates with the business sector working on: employment contracts, amendments, social issues etc.
He holds both a Social Law degree and a Human Resources Management degree. Before joining the agency, he worked on HR consulting missions for large groups such as La Poste and Bolloré.
His passions include History and the Arts, which explains why he volunteers in a historical reenactment association which he founded in 2008.
Édouard carried out a Master in Computing at the Paris-Saclay XI University, during which he dealed with web development projects about compilers, search engines, artificial intelligence creation for games.
Then, he joined af83's team in 2015 as a web developer, and works in particular on STIF project.
During his free time, Edouard plays cello, of which he has been playing for 17 years at academic of music, and also manages his own historical reconstruction association.
After her studies in Sociology at Concordia University in Montreal, Ayan Bihi decided to move towards the design field, and continued her studies at ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Paris, wanting to apply her previous training in a tangible way.
Her position in UX is a natural link between her two trainings, and she currently works as a UX Designer within our Design team.
Fascinated by all that contains a rich and unique narrative, she often uses the photography and drawings as a way to express and spread her universe.
After being trained in Expert Computing for Information systems, Victor worked as a developer at Arone, Canal TP and also Vizion’ R. Before joining af83, he acquired 4 years of experience at companies such as Box n Roll and President overseeing project management, sales management and development.
Victor arrived in December 2016 to strengthen af83’s project management team. He is in charge of projects focusing on mobility, his previous experiences as a programmer permit him to properly handle complex and detailed subjects to coordinate at best the engineering team.
When not working at af83, he places his energy in music, with an affinity for composing electronic music.
In November 2016, Cyrielle joined the agency to provide backup for the tech team. She intervenes specifically in mobility projects and contributes to the development of apps using the programming language Ruby on Rails.
She holds a degree in cell and molecular biology. Cyrielle decided to make a career shift to work in a field that is of major interest for her, that is computer science and languages. Curious and into challenges, she likes experimenting new line codes.
Hyperactive, Cyrielle shares her free time between sports and her associative commitments.
Robert is Austrian and a graduate from Vienna technical university. An engineer in software engineering with a speciality in compiler design, he joined af83 in December 2016 as a senior developer. Working on projects which focus on mobility improving the design of the currently active MQ.
With more than 25 years of experience, Robert is equipped with a strong background in system,database, networks and programming which were acquired during his time working at Siemens. His various posts at Up&Net, Aeglé and Facilecomm have strengthened his technical skills and expertise in Ruby and its surrounding environment (Heroku, gems open source). Along with others, he worked on the problematics present with virtual machines.
During his free time, Robert enjoys listening to jazz music, bossa nova, classical music and as always programming (https://github.com/pragdave/earmark). He also enjoys breaking away for bike rides to the wine vineyards of Corbières.
A graduate of Epitech, Ménouer is an expert in computer science and has a particular appetite for video games. During his university years, he participated in several projects working to create various video games (Bomberman and Zappy Serveur).
He arrived at Af83 in February 2017 as a junior developer and has came to reinforce our team of developers.
He divides his free time between playing videogames and reading various scientific works.
Before studying to become a developer at Bootcamp Le Wagon, Cédric trained in Transport Logistics Territories and Environment (TLTE) before pursuing a Master 2 in the Operation and Development of Public Transport Networks.
His experiences at Keolis and Transdev have allowed him to specialize in the field of transport and the quality of the urban environment. His dual competence in development and transportation is a real asset for the agency. Cédric joined our technical team in March 2017 as a functional lead and is particularly involved in projects related to transportation.
Sports, music, travel, video games, art and new technologies are part of his daily life and rhythm his spare time during the weekends.
Mobility Market Manager
After a Master in Management and Game Design and several experiences as project manager at HumanoGames and Yamgo, Hugo joined af83 and manages many projects, with strong UX and strategic focus, such as Medici, MetLife, and SEB Open Food System.
When he is not in our open space, Hugo likes playing piano or practicing aïkido.
After a background as a telecom engineer at Alcatel, Etienne majored in e-business and VOD management (Glowria, AlloCine, CineGV) since 1998, during which he showed his responsabilities skills and his excitement about challenges.
He recently joined the team of af83 as a project manager and works especially on the MAP project, in which Etienne shows a strong invesment.
Moreover, he is fascinated by start-ups, innovation and new digital services conception.
With a long experience in communication agencies (digital and cross-media edition) Arnaud has always had ambitious vision on strategic stakes before all operational deployment.
He likes manipulating words and images, concepts and different atmospheres in order to insure a steady coherence between brand, services and contains platforms. Thanks to these qualities, Arnaud has become Key Account Manager at the Sales department at af83.
He likes handling brand and marketing communication issues, linked to this fascinating human sciences aspect.
His hobbies ? Arnaud shares a part of his time between epistemology, semiotics and information philosophy.
After a Master's degree in Cognitive Sciences and Human Computer Interaction at Lorraine University, a freelance experience, and UX Designer in a large group, Romain holds today the position of Creative Technologist at af83.
Thanks to his various skills such as interface design, project management as well as a technical background, he developed a transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary role within af83 team that he joined in 2016.
He also inherits a heavy associative path aroud Cognitive Sciences, Design and Third-Place (hackerspaces), bringing a community and DIY approach.
His field of interest are new mobilities, ubiquitous computing and new forms of technological-social interactions.
Before becoming a developer, Oz - who studied the History at the University of Jerusalem became a fiction writer - and also worked as a radio journalist and cultural editor.
Self-taught, he became specialized little by little as a developer by coding first in Perl, then in PHP and Ruby and more recently in Golang and on the DSL of ElasticSearch. He has also collaborated in the development of several applications within companies as Synchronic Editions, Cheapism.com or still Feedbooks.com.
Oz joined the af83 team in February 2017, strengthening the team as senior developer. He intervenes on projects focused on mobility.
Fascinated by writing, he has published a book, Picnic Grounds - A novel in Fragments.
Sofian studied Computer Engineering at INGESUP Paris, with concentrations in information systems and software engineering. While he started as a back-office Java EE developer, he later changed his focus to mobile application development, equipping him with a wide range of experience. His breadth of knowledge allows him to leverage a number of frameworks, APIs, databases, and operating systems, and have a broad understanding of software infrastructure.
Following work in various different roles – a co-op as a web developer, a research engineer on multi-month-long projects with companies including Nissan, Digitas, and the RATP – Sofian decided to take the startup route. In 2014, he co-founded Box’n’roll (along with Victor, one of our project managers), a responsive web and mobile application development company.
After spending time as a full-stack developer at ACConseils, Sofian joins our development team as a Senior Developer, bringing us his expertise in mobile and embedded systems.
An ardent enthusiast of the latest technologies, he spends much of his free time exploring all kinds of innovations: augmented and virtual reality, holograms, drones, artificial intelligence, etc...
Arriving straight from Boston, Teddy joined the agency in December 2016. Coming to strengthen the team as senior developer working on the projects centered around mobility.
Teddy studied computing to the Tufts University de Boston. After the obtaining of his diploma, he worked in Web development front and back-end for several start-ups as Luvo, Textaurant and Philharmonia Baroque orchestra. In 2010, he co-created Parallel Cities, a social network created within the spaces of coworking to encourage communication and collaboration of skills.
Fascinated by the transmission of know-how and knowledge, he teaches Ruby on Rails online on the Firehose Project.
When not at af83, he enjoys attending music concerts and discovering new art expositions. An addict for pastries and baked goods, Teddy is always on the lookout for discovering the best Parisian bakeries.
After studying engineering in preparatory class, electronics during college, he handled radio for GSM at Texas Instruments, company creation and management at Tryphon, development of BSD's core network at One Access and Linux system administration at Orange, before adventure and curiosity led him to af83.
Thanks to his large experience and his knowledge in electronics and hosting, he successfully manages our infrastructure, our clients projects hosting, as well as the connected objects and IoT projects.
Junior Art Director
After various experiences and achieving many projects, particularly for Canal+ , Syntec-Numérique, Parti Socialiste, Terra Nova, and others, Xinhui joined af83 in 2015.
In the team, he works as a web developer, especially on the STIF project.
During his free time, Xinhui runs, he likes climbing, and is particularly interested in silver photography.
Florent comes in as a UX Designer to reinforce our UX team. He will work on our projects during the research, design and tests stages.
Freshly graduated from the Nantes Atlantique Design School, Florent has already explored many aspects of User Experience: from Service to Interaction Design, without forgetting Interfaces, even Game Design. He also worked as Webdesigner, and as a Freelance Art Director, which gives him a good global view on digital projects and the involved trades.
On his free time, he loves developing tangible interfaces using the capacities of Rapsberry Pi. He is also passionate about photography.
After having obtained an Art Director diploma at the École Multimédia, and with several former experiences in agency as a graphic artist and junior webdesigner, Théo joined af83’s team in September 2015.
At the agency, he works within the Design department, permanently linked to the UX and Developers departments. His main missions are to deal with the screen models creation as well as motion design on projects for SEB, Vinci Energie or UP group.
When he is not in the open space, he likes listening to symphonic music, playing video games and badminton.
Guillaume studied Digital electronic systems before continuing his studies at Ecole Multimedia. He received various professional experiences during his university studies.
He did an internship at 360Learning where he was a Front-end developer which he later followed with an alternation at DEVISPROX where he was responsible for the front end and back end maintenance of both applications and website.
An apprentice in development since 2 years, he has acquired a solid experience and a real expertise in back and front end, a competence which we truly appreciate at the agency. Guillaume joined our team in March 2017 to reinforce our technical team as a junior developer.
Curious,motivated and passionate, Guillaume has multiple hobbies. He devotes his free time to Panantukan, a Filipino martial art which resembles street boxing which originates in the conventional and codified framework of classical boxing. Guillaume is also a SF addict and is always on the lookout for new technologies.
In 2014, Pauline joins af83, to reinforce the administrative and communication teams. She is responsible for coordinating and organizing the office operations and procedures in order to ensure everything runs smooth. In particular, she manages employee administration, payroll, training plans, as well as accounts payable. Pauline also works with Marie on the internal and external (events, social networks, website…) communication.
After her International Business Master, she worked during two years in San Francisco for American branches of French companies. Marketing, management, administration, communication, event organization… she is super polyvalent!
Hyperactive, she likes playing tennis, dancing modern jazz, skiing… when she isn’t traveling all around the globe.