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Portrait of Salobir

Eric Salobir

Chair of the Executive Committee, Human Technology Foundation

Éric Salobir is the President of the Executive Committee of the Human Technology Foundation and the Founder of OPTIC, an international research and action network that places people at the heart of technology development by bringing together several thousand researchers, entrepreneurs, and technology developers. This network carries out research projects in practical ethics, leading to the publication of articles and reports. It also assists public policymakers and entrepreneurs in assessing the impact of technologies through coaching and training. In Paris, the network runs Lab.222, a think tank dedicated to ethical innovation. 

A graduate of the ISC Paris Business School, Salobir has worked in the economics and trade section at the French Embassy in Prague and at Crédit Lyonnais (now LCL) in the investment banking department in Paris. 

He joined the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in 2000 and is a priest with degrees in theology and philosophy.  As an expert to the Holy See, Salobir advises leaders in the public and private sector on ethical issues related to disruptive technologies. 

He has been Editor-in-Chief of the radio station ROC FM and a member of the Board of Directors of the French Federation of Christian Radio. He was also responsible for Catholic programs for the French television channel France 2.  He is the author of the book, ""Dieu et la Silicon Valley,"" which means God and Silicon Valley in French.

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