Nicolas co-founded The Future Society in 2014 and incubated it at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. A 501 (c) (3) incorporated in Massachusetts, the think-and-do tank specializes in questions of impact and governance of emerging technologies including Artificial Intelligence through its “AI Initiative”. A recognized strategist and thought-leader, Nicolas advises multinationals, governments and international organizations. He has over fifteen years of professional experience working at the nexus of innovation, technology, government, industry and civil society across Europe, America and Asia.
Nicolas teaches at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po), is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard, and a Fellow with the Center for the Governance of Change at IE Business School in Madrid.
Nicolas is also the co-founder of YesEuropeLab, a pan-European civic innovation & entrepreneurship lab; and of Aletheion, a Paris-based startup which harnesses the power of AI for cognitive cyber-security. He is a member of three Committees (Policy, Economics, and General Principles) of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. An Arthur Sachs Scholar, Nicolas holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, a Master in Defense, Geostrategy & Industrial Dynamics from Panthéon-Assas University, and a Bachelor of Arts in European Affairs and International Relations from Sciences Po Strasbourg.