François-Pierre Le Scouarnec (B.A., LL.L., M.A., Ph. D.) is the CEO and General Manager of PodiumTech Inc., a corporation strongly focused on telecom management services. Mr Le Scouarnec studied law, administration and international relations. He has degrees from the Université de Sherbrooke, the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and York University. His doctoral thesis addresses uncertainty management as a vector of organizational development.
Author in technology management and specialist in uncertainty management, Dr. Le Scouarnec is frequently asked to be a speaker at various events. He sits on the board of directors of several organizations.
After having held several executive jobs in the Ontario Public Service (Intergovernmental Affairs, Industry, Trade and Technology, Management Board of Cabinet), François-Pierre Le Scouarnec joined La Chaîne française (TVOntario French Channel) to launch the Commercial Affairs Bureau. He then became Executive Director of the Quebec Cable TV Association, and, later, was a Professor at the École nationale d’administration publique (ÉNAP, International Management Sector). Several years as an independent consultant allowed him to work on several strategic broadcasting, information technology and telecommunication projects, with an international dimension. His vast experience led him to create PodiumTech in 2000.
Today, PodiumTech is made up of a seasoned team and a network of several high-performance technology management experts. PodiumTech has a number of sister companies including PodiumTech International. M. Le Scouarnec also sits on Advisory Committees and Boards of Directors.
Committed to social engagement, François-Pierre Le Scouarnec was a member of the High Level Expert Committee that advised the director-general of UNESCO about the information superhighway. He sat, over a decade, as a Member and, later, from 2002 until 2006 as the Chairperson of the Sectoral Commission on Culture, Communication and Information of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
Dr. Le Scouarnec became a Board Director of the International Center on Conflict Resolution and Mediation in 2003 and is its Chairperson since 2006. This organization, now named the Pacific Path Institute, is active in 5 countries. He is a Member of the Board of the Canada China Network Council since 2004 and has been a mentor for entrepreneurs of the Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal.