Jean-Francois Gauthier

Executive Director, Loran Technologies

Mr. Jean-François Gauthier is a strategic advisor with over 25 years of experience. An expert in government relations, and passionate about public service, Jean-François is now dedicated full time to open government and co-founded the citizen association “democratie ouverte”. Currently established in France, Tunisia, Belgium and Switzerland, this group is dedicated to the appropriation of the concept and the sharing of better global practices in open government in the french-speaking world. As a consultant, Mr. Gauthier advises public organizations in developing strategies and implementing projects that demonstrate tangible benefits. He is also an enthusiastic speaker who can communicate messages that allow us to understand the scope of a shift towards strategic transparency, participation and collaboration tools offered today. Jean-François has worked in the public service, in political offices, and as a consultant lobbyist. Since 2004, he has worked in the technology sector with small, medium and large businesses. He has a keen understanding of the issues surrounding the implementation of technology in the public sector, the governance of information and access to public markets.