Jacques Dang is Secretary of the board of L’Université Numérique, the French Digital University, and of AUNEGe, its Economics and Management branch. He leads international cooperation, especially with francophone countries. Together with ICDE and Université virtuelle du Sénégal, he steers a joint working group with UNESCO on the implementation of the November 2019 Recommendation on Open Educational Resources. In the context of the current pandemic, he is involved in several projects for HIgher Education in countries such as Bénin, Burundi, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali.
As Technology Director at HEC Paris, Jacques has also led collaborative initiatives in technological R&D, in cooperation with French universities, high-tech companies from the Systematic Paris Region cluster and academic partners in Europe. These projects involve next-generation networks, open education, and evaluation. Prior to joining HEC, he was founder and CEO of several companies in the fields of IT and telecommunications for the banking sector.
Jacques is a member of the French delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36, a member of the Steering Committee for Telecommunications at Systematic Paris Region and an expert for the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation.