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Curriculum Vitæ

Damien DEBIN

39 years old, married, French nationality

mobile: (+33)6xxxxxxxx | damien@debin.net | damiendebin.net | LinkedIn


Since 01/2010 → SmartApps

CTO, co-founder

SmartApps is focused on mobile application development (and broadcast/geolocalization solutions) dedicated to cultural sector and museums.

  • Mobile applications dedicated to Museums and Cultural Institutions
  • Specialized Content Management System R&D
  • Custom next-generation iOS / Android / Windows Phone / HTML5 experiences
  • Restricted/accelerated AppStore(s) access via Wi-Fi
  • Indoor geolocation.

11/2007-10/2009 → Telecom Italia France / Free SAS

R&D Manager

  • In charge of all IPTV software (server side and embedded) and hardware (AliceBox STB) research and development for the French ISP Alice: TV over ADSL, video on demand, media center, user interfaces, editorial and catalog management consoles, etc.
  • Team management of project leaders, architects and software developers (11 people) working with technologies like ASP.NET, SQL, PHP, JS, Flash, IPTV.
  • Some figures: a network with 220 000 STB, 150 TV channels and 5 000 VoD titles

06/2004-11/2007 → Serensia

Software Project Manager

  • Responsible for following up projects, architecture and development (C#, .NET, SQL with persistence “Wikipedia definition for « persistence »”)) of innovative software applications allowing safe exchange and management of electronic documents
  • High involvement in the customer prospection ; in charge of applications hosting infrastructures and implementation of a user support service

07/2001-05/2004 → zSlide

Multimedia Project Manager & CIO

  • Team management of software developers working on new generation video game console projects (Playstation 2, Xbox), applications (instant messaging, video edition, media portal, etc.) specification and development (C/C++/UML)
  • Information Systems Manager (2 team members): in charge of the internal servers, desktop computers, networks, security (firewall), development tools (version control, bug tracking, etc.)
  • Led the Futuroscope Digital City giant Xbox network project (Futuroscope is a well-known French theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic and audio-visual techniques of the future) ; about 150 game consoles were connected together with a custom-made central control application

09/1999-02/2001 → THEMIS Observatory - CNRS/INSU (French National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy) (Santa-Cruz, Spain)

System Engineer

  • In charge of all Sun/HP/Linux servers and Windows PCs administration (~ 40 machines)
  • Specification and development of an interface for real time telescope piloting, client (Java) / server (C/VxWorks) architecture
  • Specification and development of a web application in PHP/MySQL to manage the observatory inventory
  • Re-design of the observatory Internet web site

1997-1999 → Preparatory Classes PC* and TSI (Marcelin Berthelot and Raspail)

Teacher in Computer Sciences



  • English: fluent
  • Spanish: reading, writing, verbal: good
  • German: reading, writing, verbal: basic

Computer Skills

Personal Interests

Running and adventure racing (raid) in competition, mountaineering (in France and abroad), traveling (India, Costa-Rica, Iran, Tanzania, China…), photography