Bernard Ourghanlian

CSO, Microsoft France

Bernard Ourghanlian joined Microsoft France in 1999 as the Chief Technology Officer and has been appointed as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer for Microsoft France since 2001. As a CTO and CSO, Bernard leads the subsidiary’s strategy for Technology and Security. Bernard is a member of the Microsoft France Executive Committee since 2008. He also is a member of the “Syntec Numérique” board and chair of the e-Education committee.

In his last position prior to Microsoft Bernard was the Chief Technical Officer at Digital Equipment Corporation in France where he was in charge of introducing new technologies and to develop related new services. Before joining Digital Equipment Bernard was part of one of the first worldwide Magnetic Resonance Imaging design team at Thomson CGR working on computer graphics optimization and systems design.

Bernard Ourghanlian has started his carrier as a teaching and research assistant in Orsay University (France). Bernard holds a PhD in Mathematics and has authored several articles and books about computer science and mathematics. Bernard also continues to give lectures and training courses in various French universities and schools.