Ludovic Le Moan

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Ludovic Le Moan

Le Moan (left), 2012
Born November 1, 1963
Nationality French
Occupation CEO
Known for Sigfox

Ludovic Le Moan is a French businessman, CEO of Sigfox, an IoT network provider.[1][2][3] Before Sigfox, Ludovic Le Moan headed several French businesses, such as Goojet and Anywhere Technologies.

Career

Le Moan graduated with a certificat d'aptitude professionnelle (CAP) in woodturning, and later from the École nationale supérieure d'informatique et de mathématiques appliquées de Grenoble with an engineering degree.[4][5]

Being termed the "100 million man", Ludovic Le Moan co-founded SIGFOX, and has been its Chief Executive Officer since December 2010.[5] His previous occupations included serving as founder, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Scoop.it (now Scoop.it) until November 2010; CEO of Anyware Technologies (sold to Wavecom in 2007); managing COFRAMI Group. He left the position to create Anyware Technologies. He founded GOOJET (now Scoop.it).[4] In December 2015, Le Moan was named Le Monde Informatique IT personality of the year, together with Gilles de Richemond.[6]

Sigfox

Template:Main article Together with Christophe Fourtet, Le Moan co-founded Sigfox, based in Toulouse, in 2009, the goal of which is to provide the infrastructure and capabilities for an IoT network. Specifically, the company provides narrow-band low-energy transmission capabilities (M2M communications) for objects ranging from washing machines to cars. Sigfox coverage in France and Spain is total, via approximately 1300 antennas in each country.[7] As of 2015, the company operates in several countries, and covers an area of over 1000000 km2 in Europe.[8][9] The company connects 7 million objects in France alone.[10]

After its most recent round of funding in 2014-2015, which garnered $115 million (after an initial round of €27 million),[11] it has announced its association to Samsung, and plans on going through with an IPO in 2016.[7][8] Naming the company as the "Twitter of telecoms", Le Moan believes Sigfox will become a standard in global short-message communications.[12][13][14] Speaking to PCWorld, Le Moan said that he didn't want to spend "that long" for deploying Sigfox in the US mainland, and would therefore build its own network instead of finding a local partner, where they plan to cover "main cities" first. He pointed out that "business will include networking gas, electricity and water meters, security systems, and products used to track pets, bikes and cars."[15]

References

  1. Objectif News. "Sigfox renforce son équipe pour accélérer son internationalisation". La Tribune. http://objectifnews.latribune.fr/entreprises/business/2015-06-04/sigfox-renforce-son-equipe-pour-accelerer-son-internationalisation.html. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  2. "Ludovic Le Moan (Sigfox): "Face à nous, Bouygues Telecom a perdu d'avance"". BFMTV. http://bfmbusiness.bfmtv.com/entreprise/ludovic-le-moan-sigfox-face-a-nous-c-est-perdu-d-avance-pour-bouygues-telecom-890250.html. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  3. O'Brien, Chris. "Sigfox raises France’s biggest VC round ever at $115M to expand its IoT wireless network". VentureBeat. http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/11/sigfox-raises-frances-biggest-vc-round-ever-at-115m-to-expand-its-iot-wireless-network/. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 PASSEBON, PHILIPPE. "Ludovic Le Moan à la conquête du monde des objets connectés". IT. http://www.industrie-techno.com/ludovic-le-moan-a-la-conquete-du-monde-des-objets-connectes.36142. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Doumergue, Cyril. "Ludovic Le Moan, l'homme qui valait 100 millions". La Depeche. http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2015/01/08/2024715-ludovic-le-moan-l-homme-qui-valait-100-millions.html. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  6. Leblal, Serge. "Ludovic Le Moan, PDG de Sigfox, personnalité IT 2015 pour LMI". Le Monde Informatique. http://www.lemondeinformatique.fr/actualites/lire-ludovic-le-moan-pdg-de-sigfox-personnalite-it-2015-pour-lmi-63432.html. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Moreau, Marion. "Sigfox : la start-up française pourrait bientôt lever 100 millions d’euros". Frenchweb. http://frenchweb.fr/sigfox-la-start-up-francaise-pourrait-bientot-lever-100-millions-deuros/168303. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "#IoT : Après Samsung et ENGIE, qui viendra frapper à la porte de Sigfox?". Maddyness. http://www.maddyness.com/prospective/2015/06/23/sigfox-samsung-engie/. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  9. "[3 questions à Ludovic Le Moan: " Sigfox vise une nouvelle levée de fonds d’environ 60 millions d’euros ""]. FrenchWeb. http://frenchweb.fr/3-questions-a-ludovic-le-moan-sigfox-vise-une-nouvelle-levee-de-60-millions-euros/119752. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  10. Leymarie, Jean. "Ludovic Le Moan (Sigfox) : "Sept millions d’objets seront bientôt connectés"". france info. http://www.franceinfo.fr/emission/l-interview-eco/2014-2015/ludovic-le-moan-sigfox-sept-millions-d-objets-seront-bientot-connectes-02-06-2015-19-40. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  11. TAAFFE, JOANNE. "Sigfox Plans Global IoT Network". LightReading. http://www.lightreading.com/iot/iot-strategies/sigfox-plans-global-iot-network/d/d-id/712227. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  12. Manière, Pierre. "Sigfox, LoRa, Qowisio : la bataille pour les réseaux bas débit est lancée". La Tribune. http://www.latribune.fr/technos-medias/sigfox-lora-qowisio-la-bataille-pour-les-reseaux-bas-debit-est-lancee-482685.html. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  13. "Vidéo Ludovic Le Moan – Sigfox : quelle place pour le bas débit dans la 5G". ITespresso. http://www.itespresso.fr/video-ludovic-le-moan-sigfox-place-bas-debit-5g-90100.html. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  14. Arutunian, Sophie. "Sigfox annonce l'arrivée de Samsung dans son capital". La Tribune. http://objectifnews.latribune.fr/entreprises/business/2015-06-15/sigfox-annonce-l-arrivee-de-samsung-dans-son-capital.html. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  15. Ricknäs, Mikael. "Sigfox taps new funding to expand its IoT network around the world". PCWorld. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2883212/sigfox-taps-new-funding-to-expand-its-iot-network-around-the-world.html. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 

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