|Secretary of State for the Digital Sector|
|Assumed office |
31 March 2019
|Prime Minister||Édouard Philippe|
|Preceded by||Mounir Mahjoubi|
|Born||18 December 1982|
|Political party||La République En Marche!|
|Relatives||Delphine O (sister)|
|Education||Lycée du Parc|
|Alma mater||HEC Paris|
Early life and educationEdit
In 2007, Cédric O started working as communications manager for the Operationelle corporation. Between 2014 and 2017, he was project manager for the Safran aircraft & rocket engine manufacturing company.
Along with future La République En Marche! cadres Ismaël Emelien and Benjamin Griveaux, as well as HEC alumni Stanislas Guerini, Cédric O participated in the campaign team of Dominique Strauss-Kahn for the 2006 French Socialist Party presidential primary.
After serving as political adviser to finance minister Pierre Moscovici,, during the presidency of Socialist François Hollande, Cédric O was appointed treasurer of the La République En Marche! party in Emmanuel Macron's 2016–17 presidential campaign. In November 2017, O assumed the duties of political advisor to Macron and prime minister Édouard Philippe.
On 31 March 2019, he was appointed Parliamentary Undersecretary for the Digital Economy. In this capacity, he's invited tech CEOs to meet with the French president about the so-called “tech for good" project, as well as venture capitalists to Paris to promote to them the purported benefits of investing in the French "tech ecosystem." Cédric O convinced Facebook to allow French regulators to investigate the company's moderation processes, and also arranged a meeting between Macron and Mark Zuckerberg.
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- Pietralunga, Cédric (31 March 2019). "Cédric O, un proche conseiller d'Emmanuel Macron au secrétariat d'Etat au numérique" [Cédric O, a close consultant of Emmanuel Macron as Parliamentary Undersecretary for the digital economy]. Le Monde (in French). Paris. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
- "Cédric O: Biographie". Government of France website. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- des Déserts, Sophie (27 April 2018). "Les hommes du président:La bande de copains qui a porté Macron à l'Élysée" [The president's men: The group of friends who brought Macron to the Élysée]. Vanity Fair, France (in French). Paris. Retrieved 3 April 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- Hoarau, Leia (31 March 2019). "Remaniement : qui est Cédric O, remplaçant de Mounir Mahjoubi ?" [Rebooting: who is Cédric O, replacing Mounir Mahjoubi?]. RTL, Luxembourg (in French). Retrieved 4 April 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- Perreau, Charlie (1 April 2019). "Qui est Cédric O, le nouveau secrétaire d'Etat au Numérique ?" [Who is Cédric O, new Parliamentary Undersecretary for the Digital Economy?]. fr:Le Journal du Net (in French). Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- Rossignol, Aurélie; Lombart, Gaël (1 April 2019). "Cédric O, le nouveau « geek » du gouvernement" [Cédric O, the new government geek]. Les Echos (in French). Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- "Réguler internet ? Cédric O est "100% d'accord" avec Zuckerberg" [Regulate the internet? Cédric O is '100%' in agreement with Zuckerberg]. L'Express (in French). 1 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- Dillet, Romain (3 April 2019). "How France's new digital minister plans to regulate tech". TechCrunch. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- Rossignol, Aurélie; Lombart, Gaël (1 April 2019). "Remaniement : 5 choses à savoir sur Cédric O, nouveau secrétaire d'Etat au Numérique" [Reboot: 5 things to know about Cédric O, new state secretary for the digital economy]. Le Parisien (in French). Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- Rieth, Benjamin (1 April 2019). "Un nom de famille à une lettre comme Cédric O: pas si rare, mais cela peut causer des problèmes" [A one-letter family name such as Cédric O: not so rare but it can cause problems]. BFM TV (in French). Retrieved 4 April 2019.