David Latapie

David Latapie

Core Team Member chez Monero

Information Technology and Services

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David Latapie's Overview

  • Core Team Member at Monero
  • IT and expansion consultant at Technoprog
  • Various at Marketing Internet
  • IT Journalist at JeuxVideoPC.com
  • Student Jobs at Various

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David Latapie's Summary

They say success is a three-pronged story: "want", "can", "needed".

What I want to do in my work life is "IT", "management", "English language" and "innovation". I can do them and they are definitely needed.

My goal: to make IT leaner, greener and cheaper.

David Latapie's Experience

Core Team Member


August 2014Present (2 months) Malla, Estonia

Developping adoption and awareness of the Monero cryptocurrecy worldwide.

IT and expansion consultant


February 2012Present (2 years 8 months) Paris Area, France

NGO for the promotion of technology as a mean to improve the human condition as a whole. As a prominent actor of the NGO, I handle many activities related to the propagation of the ideas.

✓ Set up, maintained and expanded the IT platform
✓ Improving the enterprise-wide documentation system
✓ Teaching and advocating use of the said platform

Technical skills
✓ Google Apps
✓ Enterprise architecture

Human skills
✓ Proposing, coordinating and evaluating projects
✓ Handling daily life of an association
✓ Gathering teams and new members
✓ Establishing and implementing policies for communication
✓ Organising successful events since may 2013 (NOT on the financial side, but full spectrum: choosing the theme, gathering a team, preparing the lecture, spreading the word...)
✓ Interviews

Information System Manager


Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Investment Management industry

May 2013April 2014 (1 year) Paris Area, France

With 750 billions euros of assets, Amundi (75% Crédit Agricole, 25% Société Générale) is the number 1 asset management company in Europe (number 3 in the world). It has locations in Europe, Asia and America.

✓ Moving of the Service Desk. Analysing and optimising the contract
✓ Monitoring updates to the knowledge base
✓ Formalising the charity campaign (with the company's Social Responsability department). Process flow, revising contracts, order processing, stock processing
✓ Cost-cutting for IT - electricity, printing, licences, processes (including self-ticketing and cheaper workstations/BYOD), including green IT
✓ Enterprise social network. How to get everyone involved; not IT enthusiasts only

Technical Skills:
✓ SWOT, strategic analysis
✓ Entreprise Social Network
✓ Contractualisation
✓ Monitoring, dashboards

Human Skills:
✓ Managing people
✓ Lecturing, training
✓ Producing clear-cut summaries for the hierarchy
✓ Proposing new ways of fulfilling the company's goal
✓ Acting as an interface between several services

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Research industry

November 2011April 2013 (1 year 6 months) Gif-sur-Yvette, France

The CEA (http://www.cea.fr/english-portal/) is the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission. It is a public body established in October 1945 by General de Gaulle. A leader in research, development and innovation, the CEA mission statement has two main objectives: to become the leading technological research organisation in Europe and to ensure that the nuclear detterent remains effective in the future.

✓ Supervising change of IT outsourcing (quality control and monitoring)
✓ Improving the enterprise-wide documentation system

Technical Skills:
✓ Dynamic queries (Excel), setting up meetings (Outlook), engaging presentations (Powerpoint)
✓ Application of ITIL - RACI, processes, project-oriented management, Gantt/Pert diagrams, client-suppler approach, KPI...)

Human Skills:
✓ Self-confidence
✓ Proactive consultancy of other services
✓ Transversal working (establishing bridges between silo'd departments)
✓ Understanding the unnofficial working of an organisation
✓ Clear and concise information for upper management (what to report and what not to report)

IT Director

Agence du don en nature

December 2010September 2011 (10 months) Paris

✓ Vastly improved the IT platform, from mere BYOD computer to a Google Apps intranet
✓ Daily IT handling (printers, networking, setting up machines...)
✓ Improved the visibility of the website

Technical Skills:
✓ Google Apps
✓ Office automation
✓ Web accessibility, SEO, conversion

Human Skills
✓ Concise reports
✓ Innovative thinking
✓ Advocating the goal of the compagny


Marketing Internet

June 2007September 2010 (3 years 4 months) Paris Area, France

- University
- Retail Chain
- SEO Company
- Software Editor
- Software Consultancy Group
- Public body (CNIL, French center for electronic liberties)

✓ Proved my self-reliance and my over-commitment (my contract had been extended thanks to this)
✓ Restoring archive to an operational level
✓ Surpassed the expectations by not only doing what I've been employed to (correcting several months of neglect) but by also improving existing process and reorganising the archives

IT Journalist


January 2006January 2006 (1 month) Paris Area, France

Writing articles on videogames.

Student Jobs


April 1991July 2005 (14 years 4 months) France, Slovenia, United States

- Private Tutor
- Teacher of French as a Foreign Language (Slovenia)
- Stand-in (France)
- Store Clerk (USA)
- Junior Student Manager (USA)
- Temporary worker (France)
- School Prefect (France)
- Watchman (France)
- Corn detasseler (France)
- Independant salesman (France) - age 14, first job, will for entrepreneurship

My greatest asset is being a native speaker. I speak English fluently; I also (poorly) speak Slovene. I have some degrees in litterarure and am well-versed in typography and linguistics.

David Latapie's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Treasurer, event holder, lecturer and spokeperson

      Association française transhumaniste
      • Science and Technology
      February 2012 present (2 years 8 months)

      The French transhumanist association promotes public debate on social consequences of emerging technologies (NBIC).

      - Organising successful events since may 2013, now bi-monthly (NOT on the financial side, but full spectrum: choosing the theme, gathering a team, preparing the lecture, spreading the word...)
      - Interviews

    • President

      • Arts and Culture
      November 2009 present (4 years 11 months)

      Founder and president (and volunteer), we publish a free e-zine, have the rights for Fighting Fantasy in French and also heavily collaborate with Joe Dever, the author of the Lone Wolf gamebooks series. I learnt dozens of skills thanks to this occupation but the most important are:
      1) get a good team 2) focus on what really matters 3) keep on going.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Human Rights
      • Science and Technology

David Latapie's Education

Groupe IGS

Information System Management, Information Technology


Groupe IGS

Administrateur système et réseau, Informatique


Diplôme RNCP. Windows Server 2008, ITIL, management, droit informatique...

Activities and Societies: Délégué de classe

Université Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV)

Licence, Geography


Human geography, I was also taking land management courses at the same time (although unofficially, since it was not normally possible).

Université de Toulouse-le-Mirail (Toulouse II)

DEUG, Geography


Stopped studies for a while

David Latapie's Certifications

  • MCTS Windows 7: configuring

    • Prometric
    • License 70-680
    • March 2011
  • Microsoft Word 2000 User Specialist

    • Isociel
    • April 2000
  • ITIL 2011 Foundation

    • November 2013

David Latapie's Languages

  • Français

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Anglais

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Espagnol

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Slovène

    (Elementary proficiency)

David Latapie's Skills & Expertise

  1. Drupal
  2. Dotclear
  3. Wordpress
  4. MediaWiki
  5. Gmail
  6. Word
  7. Windows Server 2008
  8. Windows
  9. HTML + CSS
  10. Mac OS X
  11. Ubuntu
  12. Computer hardware
  13. Computer Security
  14. Network Security
  15. Teaching adults
  16. Teaching/mentoring
  17. Google Apps
  18. Typography
  19. French
  20. Teaching
  21. Microsoft Word
  22. HTML
  23. CMS
  24. CSS
  25. XHTML
  26. Web Development
  27. Web 2.0
  28. User Experience
  29. SEO
  30. English
  31. HTML 5
  32. Technical Writing
  33. Blogging
  34. Project Management
  35. Team Leadership
  36. Business English
  37. English to French
  38. Futurology
  39. outliers
  40. Community Management
  41. Accessibility
  42. Transhumanisme
  43. Transhumanism
  44. ITIL v3 Foundations Certified
  45. Technology monitoring
  46. Windows Server
  47. WordPress

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David Latapie's Courses

  • Licence, Geography

    Université Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV)

    • Outils statistiques et vocabulaire de la Géographie (LGE1UF1 / GE 300)
    • Géographie physique (LGE1UF2 / GE 301)
    • Géographie urbaine (LGE1UF2 / GE 302)
    • Géographie régionale des pays en développement (LGE1UF3 / GE 303)
    • Géographie générale de la France (LGE1TER)
    • Initiation à la recherche - géographie économique et des transports (LGE1UO / GE 313B)
    • Outils infographiques de la géographie (LGE2UF1 / GE 300)
    • Géographie des milieux - géographie physique (LGE2UF2 / GE 304)
    • Géographie des milieux - géographie rurale (LGE2UF2 / GE 305)
    • Géographie régionale des pays développés (LGE2UF3)
    • Géographie régionale de la France (LGE2TER)
    • Initiation à la recherche - géographie politique (LGE2UO / GE 321A)
    • Stage de terrain (LGESTAGE)
  • Information System Management, Information Technology

    Groupe IGS

    • MGSI Manager de systèmes d'information (RNCP 11554 ROME M1803)
    • ASRBD Administrateur systèmes, réseau et bases de données
    • Management de personnes
    • Droit
    • Architecture Informatique
    • Management de projet
    • Stratégie et organisation SI
    • Communication et négociation
    • MGSI
  • Information System Manager


    • Environnement de l'entreprise

David Latapie's Additional Information


new technology, transhumanism, occultism, geography, psychology, ecologism, webmastering, semantics, linguistics, typography, cryptozoology, parahistory, horse-riding, historical fencing, hicking, Macintosh,

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Honors and Awards:

Microsoft Word 2000 Specialist

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