Biography

Benoit Duverneuil is a French-American web marketer, data analyst, startup founder, business adviser, drone pilot and explorer.

Benoit has 15+ years of extensive experience in the web industry where he has worked for both fortune 500 companies and startups.

He worked for companies and clients such as Ford, Nissan, Lexus, Aston Martin, Systemax – TigerDirect, Norwegian Cruise Line, AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, Airbus, Unilever, Thales… on eCommerce, Web-Marketing, Web Analytics and Optimization, Business Intelligence and Big Data related projects.

At age 21, he started his first company, a dot com venture specialized in fair trade business. Then, he worked for a French regional governmental agency, helping local web companies with business development, initiating a startup accelerator dedicated to webdesign and human-machine interfaces and creating the first International Webdesign Festival, a conference where young designers had to deliver a unique interactive creation within 24 hours.

He also worked as an Internet Business Development consultant for clients located in the USA, Europe, Russia, and China.

Pioneer in Drone technology, he has founded A.D.A.P, a research group specialized in non-invasive techniques (Aerial Digital Archaeology and Preservation).

He is also the President of the Centre de la Francophonie de Floride et des Caraibes, a local organization dedicated to the promotion of French-speaking cultures.

Work Experience

  • Present2015

    Big Data & Web Analytics Team Lead

    Private group, Automotive & transport industry

  • 20152014

    VP Marketing (Consultant)

    Private company

  • 20152012

    Co-Founder | COO

    Cruise.me, Abbey Labs

  • 20142013

    Director of Web Analytics

    Elephant Group

  • 20132012

    Sr. Web Analyst | Web Intelligence Unit, Director

    Systemax, TigerDirect

  • 20122009

    Co-Founder - Member of the Board

    Code.me

  • 20122009

    Web Entrepreneur & Consultant

    BrandsLike.me, Dot Me Startups and Business Accelerator

  • 20122008

    Channel Metrics Analyst

    Norwegian Cruise Line

  • 20122006

    Six Business Int.

    Owner, E-Business Consultant

  • 20062001

    Project Manager, Web Coordinator

    Limousin Expansion

  • 20062000

    Executive VP, Internet Manager

    Gaia of Life

  • 20011998

    Director of Activities, Marketer

    Regional Federation of Action Development

Education & Training

  • Special course 2016

    Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime

    University of Glasgow

  • Executive Education 2015 (ongoing)

    Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership (ongoing)

    M.I.T, Sloan School of Management, Boston

  • Master 2006

    Master1, Internet & Development

    University of Limoges, France

  • D.E.U.S.T 1998

    DEUST, Culture Administration

    University of Limoges, France

  • Special course 2014

    Maritime Archaeology

    University of Southampton

  • Certification 2013

    Mapping with Google (Google Maps & Google Earth)

    Google

  • Certification 2013

    Digital Analytics Fundamentals

    Google

  • Certification 2009

    Google Analytics IQ

    Google

  • Training 2006

    Strategic and financial Analysis for Startup companies

    Ernst & Young, France

  • Training 2005

    Online Video for Web Marketing

    Benchmark Group

  • Training 2005

    English & Chinese for business

    Chamber of Commerce, France

Honors, Awards and Volunteer Experience

  • 2015-Present
    Board Member | Taras Oceanographic Foundation
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    The Taras Oceanographic Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in Jupiter, Florida, is dedicated to advancing marine science and the long-term survival of both people and the oceans, through research, conservation, education, and cultural programs.
  • 2015-Present
    Volunteer | Humanitarian UAV Network
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    UAViators (humanitarian UAV network), a subsidiary of the Qatar Computing Research Institute, is a platform to promote and enable the safe, responsible and effective use of UAVs in a wide range of humanitarian and development settings. The UAViators Advisory Board includes the United Nations, Red Cross, World Bank, European Commission, OpenAerialMap, 3DRobotics, OpenRelief...
  • 2014
    Non-Invasive Archaeology & Coral Reef Preservation in Florida | Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation (INTEL)
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    The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, established in 2000, seeks to advance environmental conservation, scientific research, and improve the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit moore.org

  • 2014-Present
    President | Centre de la Francophonie de Floride et des Caraibes
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    The ``Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques de Floride`` is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the Francophonie in all its diversity and to the organization of the local French-speaking communities.
  • 2012
    Founder | Aerial Digital Archaeology & Preservation
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    The Aerial Digital Archaeology & Preservation (ADAP) research group is an independent organization that aims to give archeology and preservation professionals an opportunity to become better informed about non-invasive technologies and applications. We also volunteer to provide non-invasive tools and techniques to professional archaeologists, anthropologists, geologists, historians, experts in geography and local preservation authorities. For more information, please visit us at www.dronearchaeology.com
    Our work has been featured in The Telegraph, ABC.Es and many more...
  • 2011
    World's Leading Cruise Line Website 2011 | World Travel Awards
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    NCL.com With the eCommerce team at Norwegian Cruise Line
  • 2010
    World's Leading Cruise Line Website 2010 | World Travel Awards
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    NCL.com With the eCommerce team at Norwegian Cruise Line
  • 2006
    Most Innovative Company - Regional Award |Credit Mutuel Limousin (France)
    Award recipients represent the region's most innovative companies, based on their technological innovation, management strength, market size, and impact on society.
  • 2004
    Nominated and Finalist - JCE Regional Innovation Award | Youth Chamber of Commerce (France)
    Award candidates are nominated by professionals and voted on by JCE members.
    The Chamber’s Annual Awards are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of regional innovative companies and young entrepreneurs.
  • 2004
    Nominated and Finalist - JCE Regional Innovation Award | Youth Chamber of Commerce (France)
    Award candidates are nominated by professionals and voted on by JCE members.
    The Chamber’s Annual Awards are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of regional innovative companies and young entrepreneurs.