Laure Lucchesi is the Director of Etalab, the French Prime Minister’s taskforce for digital innovation & transformation in government.
Acting as a start-up, Etalab is placed within the Directorate for the Digital Sector (DINUM), where it leads radically innovative projects to put digital practices and tools at the heart of public administration, and to usher public services into the age of open and data-driven strategies.
It operates the platform data.gouv.fr and animates the ecosystem to stimulate data reuse. Leading the team of the State Chief Data Officer, Etalab leverages datasciences and AI to improve public policies and disseminate the culture of data within government. It also coordinates France’s action within the Open Government Partnership, an international initiative gathering 75 countries, that France chaired in 2017.
Etalab also leads “Entrepreneurs d’Interet General”, the presidential innovation fellow program.
Laure has 20 years of experience on digital transformation, disruption and innovation, for both the public and private sectors, in France, the US, in the Middle East, Africa and India. She spent two years as Trade Attaché at the Economic Department of the French Embassy in San Francisco. She holds a Master in Business Administration from HEC in Paris and has studied Psychology at Paris 8 University.