Founder & President
Nicolas co-founded The Future Society in 2014 and incubated it at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He also co-founded the AI Initiative (2015), the CitX Initiative (2016), and the Science, Law and Society Initiative (2016) under The Future Society. A recognized thought-leader, strategist and implementer, Nicolas has over fifteen years of professional experience building partnerships at the intersection of industry, academia, innovation, government and civil society across Europe, America, Africa and Asia. He has lectured around the world, and advises cities, governments, international organizations, NGOs and industrial players. Nicolas is the co-Convener of the Global Governance of AI Roundtable (GGAR) organized yearly during the World Government Summit in Dubai, as well as a member of the AI Group of experts at OECD (AIGO), of the World Bank’s Digital Economy for All Initiative (DE4ALL), and of the Global Council on Extended Intelligence (MIT Media Lab). Nicolas teaches at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po), at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs in Madrid, and at the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai. He is also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard Kennedy School, and a Fellow with the Center for the Governance of Change at IE Business School in Madrid. He sits on three Committees (Policy, Economics, and General Principles) of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. An Arthur Sachs Scholar, Nicolas holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, a Master in Defense, Geostrategy & Industrial Dynamics from Panthéon-Assas University, and a Bachelor of Arts in European Affairs and International Relations from Sciences Po Strasbourg.