Before becoming the chairman of The CoSMo Company, Michel Morvan has been from January 2009 to February 2013 the Chief Scientist and Vice President for Strategic Intelligence and Innovation at Veolia Environment. There, he was responsible for all innovation activities, including the Veolia Innovation Accelerator, as well as other corporate strategic initiatives as the 4CT sustainable cities project. He is also a former Full Professor of Computer Science at École normale supérieure de Lyon, a former Senior Scientist (directeur d’études) at Écoles des hautes etudes en sciences sociales in Paris (chair “Complex Systems Modelling”) and was until June 2013 External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute (New Mexico, USA). Michel is also the founder and former head of IXXI (Rhône Alpes Complex Systems Institute), the co-founder of the European Conference on Complex Systems as well as the first chair of the steering committee of this conference. He is a former member of the Institut universitaire de France, as well as an Eisenhower Fellow and IHEE alumni.