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Ludovic COPERE

Digital Dream Kid

37 ans

Situation professionnelle

A l'écoute du marché

Souhait professionnel

Poste
Director
Experience
Plus de 10 ans
Rémuneration
Plus de 100 K€
Type de contrat
CDI
Mobilité
- Etats-Unis
Fonctions
- Responsable planification
- Directeur (général)
- Directeur financier
Secteurs
- Informatique
- Electronique, Communication
- Management

Résumé

Short version: Sparkles in the dark.


Long(er) version:

• 11-year experience in innovation catalysis, venture scouting, strategic partnerships, new business creation and mid-term corporate development.

• Natural leadership and successful track record in driving high-level negotiations and managing complex, sensitive cross-border projects.

• Fine-grained knowledge of global telecommunications, entertainment, digital media, electronics, semiconductor and enterprise competitive ecosystems.

• Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp, study and synthesize multi-dimensional market landscapes, competitive analysis, diving in their underlying technology, financial and Intellectual Property (IP) dynamics.

• Strong analytical skills comfortable with deeply abstract and conceptual reasoning, with natural eagerness to think and act creatively for shaping new business opportunities.

• Agile interpersonal and smooth communication skills combined with intuitive ability to influence, evangelize and rally key stakeholders, both internally (R&D, planning & engineering teams) and externally.

• Driven by international challenges and multicultural environments, prolonged successful experiences across Japan, USA, Sweden, UK and France.

• Proficiency in English, French, Swedish and Spanish. Working knowledge and undergoing learning of Japanese (JLPT/日本語能力試験 level 3).

Expériences professionnelles

Director, sony innovation fund

SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA , San jose

Depuis le 08 octobre 2013

Sony Innovation Fund is the venture capital arm of Sony Corporation and is dedicated to investing in and engaging with promising early-stage companies.

Beyond investment, our mission is to provide resources such as access to the broader Sony world and its global network, as well as collaborate with startups to:
• Foster business creation in related lines of business and new areas of interest to Sony
• Catalyze a talented and passionate team
• Develop innovative and scalable technology
• Explore new and emerging ecosystems

Associate director, sony innovation fund

SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA , San jose - CDI

De Juillet 2016 à Janvier 2019

Sony Innovation Fund is the venture capital arm of Sony Corporation and is dedicated to investing in and engaging with promising early-stage companies.

Beyond investment, our mission is to provide resources such as access to the broader Sony world and its global network, as well as collaborate with startups to:
• Foster business creation in related lines of business and new areas of interest to Sony
• Catalyze a talented and passionate team
• Develop innovative and scalable technology
• Explore new and emerging ecosystems

Associate director, growth ventures & innovation

SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA , San jose - CDI

De Octobre 2013 à Aujourd'hui

Creating and achieving mid- and long-term strategy through strategic partnerships with & investments into innovative start-ups.

Focusing on disruptive ecosystems and highly-impacting fields for Sony, notably:
• Artificial Intelligence (AI)
• Automotive (Car Connectivity, Autonomous Driving, ADAS, V2V/V2I, Heads-up Displays...)
• Smart Machines (Drones/UAVs, Robotics, Factory/Industrial Automation...)
• Financial Technologies (FinTech)
• Insurance Technologies (InsurTech)
• Education Technologies (EdTech)
• Agriculture Technologies (AgTech)
• Security (DRM, Biometrics, Bitcoin & Blockchain...)
• Imaging (Semiconductors, Materials, Software/Cloud processing...)
• Entertainment (Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 3D Printing, Toys & Transmedia...)
• Telecommunications (5G/beyond LTE, Mesh Networking, SDN, NFV...)


Working closely with business units spanning the entire Sony Group portfolio to identify opportunities, source deals, drive evaluations and shape investment/partnership/collaboration use-cases.

Identifying & analyzing emerging and new business trends, innovation as well as Intellectual Property (IP) opportunities.

Optimizing Offensive and Defensive IP portfolio strategies (cross-licensing, patent-pooling, litigation...) together with IP teams in US, Japan, Europe and China.

Strategist

SONY CORPORATION , Tokyo - CDI

De Juillet 2012 à Septembre 2013

Fueling IP footprint through front-line negotiation in key areas (e.g. LTE, DRM, Connected Vehicles, Semiconductors).

Acting as window function for IP and software-related license matters for next-generation connected consumer devices. Highlights include evaluation of mid/long-term licensing opportunities of Sony's portfolio in unexplored areas and internal seeding of disruptive trends in Cloud/online services.

Empowering group-wide standardization, 3rd-party lobbying and technology promotion around Sony’s core electronics assets. Involvement in multiple on-going IP assertion initiatives or defense negotiations.

Strategist

SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA , New york

De Août 2011 à Février 2012

Accelerated IP licensing, involving in tactical deal negotiations together with M&A and Legal teams.

Structured directions and transversal brainstorming on software platforms, cloud computing and next wave B2B/B2C services.

Bridged media-related activities in Music and Pictures businesses with long-tail technology, start-up and ecosystem trends.

Catalyzed corporate projects (e.g. advisory board, business risk continuity…) and other special initiatives to Top management.

Corporate strategist

SONY EUROPE , London - CDI

De Mars 2010 à Juin 2012

Supported Sony’s pro-active IP strategy by fostering future IP execution, such as on wireless and connected TV.

Identified next target areas and technologies for IP filling, acquisition, and joint ventures to maximize new revenue generation.

Reinforced research outcomes, mid or long-term opportunity assessments and valuations at worldwide, regional and local levels.

Assistant manager, digital home & mobile europe

SONY , Paris - CDI

De Août 2008 à Mars 2010

Managed mid-term intelligence, with overall responsibility for fixed & mobile broadband strategies across all Europe.

Oversaw techno-economic analysis platform on network infrastructures, service developments, and key players’ profiles.

Researched emerging disruptions such as LTE, femtocells, Web 3.0, semantics, augmented reality and cloud gaming.

Evangelized to senior management (e.g. Tokyo HQ, Business Groups, Corporate R&D, Product Planning).

Analyst, business development & innovation group

SONY , Paris - CDI

De Décembre 2004 à Août 2008

Analyzed Broadcast (Digital TV, HD) and Broadband (IPTV, Catch-up TV, mobile TV) innovations in Western Europe.

Synthesized the technological, regulatory, market and competition trends, and their transversal impact for Sony.

Developed joint use-cases with key European telecommunications operators, broadcasters and start-ups.

Consultant

CENTRUMUTVECKLING

De Juin 2004 à Novembre 2004

Consolidated the business model for a multi-channel IPTV/Video on Demand portal and virtual shopping center.

Reported technology and strategy choices for delivering A/V entertainment to home users through Fiber-to-the-Home.

System engineer

STMICROELECTRONICS

De Juin 2003 à Août 2003

Benchmarked e-Learning platforms and content aggregation tools to optimize the corporate university’s offering.

Deployed an open collaboration module and integrated advanced Key Performance Indicators.

Foreign adviser

KEEP KYOKAI

De Juin 2002 à Août 2002

Supervised large-scale summer events as part of an international team (American and Japanese).

Conducted enhancements for the renowned center’s infrastructures.

Assistant system engineer

IMAGINE S.A.

De Janvier 2002 à Février 2002

Beta-tested on several platforms the newly designed version of the 1D simulation software AMESim.

Optimized the physical models of various library components for use in complex mechatronic systems.

Formations complémentaires

IP Licensing

IEEPI (Institut Européen Entreprise et Propriété Intellectuelle) - Intellectual Property

2011 à 2011

endorsed by LES (Licensing Executives Society), OSEO, INPI and ParisTech

Deal-valuation methods, counter-proposal drafting, negotiation strategies & simulations, contract laws, cross-cultural parameters (e.g. China vs. Japan vs. Korea)

Master of Science

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Information and Communication Technology

2003 à 2005

Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology (Civilingenjör), at Scandinavia’s leading university.

Double-degree within the TIME (Top Industrial Managers for Europe) network of excellence.

Thesis subject: Strategic Outlooks for European High Definition and IPTV.

Master of Science

Ecole centrale de Lille - Industrial Engineering and Management

2001 à 2005

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management, at a Top 10 French engineering school (Grande École).

Cumulative GPA: 3.84 / 4 (top 5% of graduates).

Entrepreneurship

SSES - Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship

2004 à 2004

Integrated curriculum on the venture creation process: ideation, planning and financing.

Classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles

Lycée Claude Fauriel - Mathematics

1999 à 2001


MPSI, MP*

High School

Lycée Jean Puy - S

1996 à 1999


Secondary school diploma, scientific section (Baccalauréat).

Parcours officiels

ECLille – Scolarité à l'étranger – 2005

Langues

Anglais - Langue maternelle

Français - Langue maternelle

Japonais - Courant

Espagnol - Courant

Suédois - Courant

Compétences

Venture Capital
Stratégie
Startups
Open Innovation
Innovation Management
Telecommunications
Electronique
Machine Learning
Virtual Reality
Intellectual Property
M&A

Centres d'intérêt

  • Entrepreneurship
  • innovation
  • Web 3.0
  • new media
  • classical music
  • piano
  • geopolitics
  • Japan
  • cooking