CONCORDIA PRESIDENT’S SPEAKER SERIES ON DIGITAL FUTURES
Concordia University is developing a digital strategy. This is just one of the transformational projects being under undertaken in 2017-18 as part of the Strategic Directions initiative to position Concordia as a next-generation university.
To engage faculty, staff and students in this process, we are bringing a diverse group of thought-leaders to the university as part of the Concordia President’s Speaker Series on Digital Futures.
They will share their experience and insights to spark conversations and reflections as we work together to develop a shared vision for Concordia's digital future.
On February 20, we welcome Francis Baillet, vice-president of Corporate Affairs of Ubisoft, a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands.
About Francis Baillet
An actuary and Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Francis Baillet was vice-president of Human Resources at Ubisoft Divertissements from 2007 to 2013. In April 2013, he assumed the role of vice-president, Corporate Affairs.Ubisoft currently employs over 4,000 people in its studios in Canada (in Montreal, Quebec, Saguenay, Piedmont, Halifax and Toronto).
Baillet has 20 years of experience in human resources management. He was vice-president, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at Bell Business Solutions (previously known as Nexxlink Technologies). He also was director of Global Compensation for North America at Rexel, director of Benefits at Westburne and a pension consultant at Towers Perrin.
A Concordia graduate, Baillet is a board member of Montréal International, KnowledgeOne – an e-learning solutions provider, Bleu Blanc Tech – a bridge between Montreal and the communities of French Tech start-ups, Alliance numérique – the Quebec video game association and The 7 Fingers Creation Collective.