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Jean Deydier

Director, Emmaus connect

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

In parallel of a career in the software edition field, Jean Deydier is engaged in the development of innovative social projects. Today, he develops the « Connexions Solidaires » program aimed to provide sustainable access to digital technology for the poorest populations. The objective is to develop digital use in order to increase social and professional insertion. Jean Deydier holds a DESS in Technology and Innovation Management as well as an executive MBA.

ACHIEVEMENT / What is your project, initiative, startup, company all about?

Connexions Solidaires is a program dedicated to the digital inclusion of the most fragile populations.
Actions :
For the attention of the underprivileged populations : development of hubs dedicated to welcoming and supporting the beneficiaries on digital use. We provide comprehensive offers (telephone, smartphones, access services to telephone and internet). This program exists thanks to the influence of more than 450 French social organizations over the public and thanks to digital solutions implemented by private companies such as SFR and Huawei.
For the attention of social players : development of dedicated services (applications, information…), construction of paths towards digital autonomy, training and methodological support.
Increase awareness and question society by publishing studies, creating events bringing together public services, key players and field operatives.

LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Connexions solidaires is located in Paris, France, in the region of Ile de France, Nord, Rhônes-Alpes and PACA.

IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental… of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company?

The project contributes to accelerate the social and professional inclusion of the most fragile populations.

QUOTE / A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you.

The shortest answer is action.