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Chief Data Officer | HRS Group
Dr. Sébastien Foucaud is the Chief Data Officer of the HRS Group, the leading global Business Travel company.
A former Professor in Astrophysics and a Data Scientist himself, Sébastien has headed several Data departments (BI, Analytics, Data Science and Data Engineering) in different organisations, focusing on creating a measurable business impact leveraging data related technology and machine learning.
Deeply convinced that data is a strategic business asset, he aims at democratising data across the company by advocating a profound cultural change. His experience led him to transform organisations beyond a centralised data function to a decentralised one, where data becomes part of everyone’s responsibility.
Such changes required him to focus as well on topics such as data governance, monitoring, data processes, data lifecycle and data sourcing.