In 1994, Benoît made an encounter that would change his life -
professionally, at least. Mosaic was back then the first and only web browser around. Studying
Computer Science, Benoît didn't like COBOL, Pascal, or C
programming. Despite having good grades and ranking high in his class, he didn't see himself doing this
for the rest of his days. When he first saw Mosaic and a web site (very very basic back then), he saw
his ticket out of a life of programming, and into a life of marketing, ecommerce, and the likes.
- "La Générale des Eaux", now multimedia giant
, the first
private telecommunications operator in France,
world's number 1 tire manufacturer,
- Euro RSCG
France's well renowned advertising agency,
- and many more...
In 1999, Benoît was offered a job with the company that made the web what it
is today: Netscape Communications
As a pre-sales engineer in charge of convincing European customers and prospects to deploy Netscape
Messaging and Calendar Servers, alongside the critically acclaimed Netscape Directory Server,
Benoît was pretty successful, building demos and doing benchmarks so customers can see
the true benefits of deploying Netscape's solution. This was his first job in the Messaging and
Collaboration arena. Since then, Benoît moved to the US to work at Netscape's world headquarters
in the heart of the Silicon Valley. He's also worked with Critical Path
, and Oracle
. He still works in the Collaboration business and also helps small businesses
take advantage of everything the web has to offer them.