Bernard Gidon joined W3C in 2011 to lead business development in Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). He is based in Sophia Antipolis, France. In the last 20 years, he has developed organizations and activities for hardware, software and telecom companies (Apricot, Softway, Retix, Vertel, AdvenNet, Plantronics) with channel and direct accounts activities. Bernard’s mission is to develop the W3C presence in EMEA with the 15 offices already deployed and to introduce additional services, like training and new initiatives. Bernard’s background in business development and sales activities, brings to W3C growth capabilities in EMEA.