Christian Bardon
President & CEO, VotreCity Monaco

Speaker Profile

Mr. Bardon worked 18 years at IBM France, IBM Europe. His last position was at the European Headquarters for managing 14 countries across Europe.

Then, he was appointed Vice President at  Gemalto, the world's leading Smart Card (SIM and Banking cards) manufacturer based in Marseille - France (2 billion Euro turnover and more than 11,000 people)  before taking the lead of Watchdata as VP & Deputy General Manager for EMEA  (Europe, Middle East and Africa) during 6 years. Watchdata, headquartered in Beijing is ranked Smart cards manufacturer N°1 in China  and  N°5 worldwide. 

In 2011, he became Sales Director Northern Europe, Eastern Europe and Southern Europe for MCTEL (based in Monaco) selling back-end platforms and VAS and Security Telecom solutions for Mobile Operators.

 

As of today, Mr. Bardon is the Founder the President & C.E.O  of  VotreCity a company located in  Monaco for deploying NFC, Secured and Mobiles & Smart City services (energy saving, waste management, traffic control, smart agriculture, smart education, smart health, electric vehicles, drone, security, etc...

VotreCity is offering a new and exciting Business Model and it is already in discussion with solutions suppliers (Corporate and start-up) for preparing Master Plan, for selecting the best partners, for testing them, for integrating their solutions inside a UNIQUE VotreCity platform and finally for duplicating it inside many cities in very short timeframe, for recording huge revenue.

From its experience in Monaco, VotreCity learnt how to reshape a project for making it profitable and attractive for investors.

 

At International level,  VotreCity and Mr. Bardon are recognized as serious reference in Smart City preparation and deployment.

Mr Bardon was invited as speaker at the International CARTES exhibition in Paris (2010-2013) for explaining the M2M and NFC strategy in the Telecom world but also during the Shanghai World Exposition (on the French Pavilion) and recently during the 2nd Smart City exhibition in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Delhi (May 2016), in South Korea (Sept2016), New Delhi (2017), Rio (Brazil 20117), Austin (Texas 2017), in Nice and Monaco (2017) for innovative City conference and in Egypt (end of 2017) for meeting investors.

  

He is also Expert for Gerson Lehrman Group (USA) since 2003. He is advising Capitalists Ventures and Financial institutions in the field of Mobile Payment industry, Telecommunications, M2M, NFC and Smart cities (Bain, McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, etc....)

 

 

Mr. Bardon is also heavily involved in many sports projects. Former athlete Swimming and Gymnastics, Vice Champion of France (University Rugby Championship), he has developed with Benjamin Bonnaud (double Olympic participation in sailing and coach of the women French Team) and Bertrand Cesvet (GM of the Communication Agency that is managing Adidas, Red Bull, etc...) a project for reshaping  "Dubai Sports City''. He also launched the ''Three Knights'' program for educating young African Football players and prepare their life after sport career.

He is in contact with many European Football Clubs.

Mr Bardon was National Coach for Ghana Beach Soccer team (preparation and selection to Worldwide championship 2011, in Morocco).

He worked with Olympic Sport Association in Monaco as advisor for preparing Rugby 7 and Beach Soccer Teams, for next Olympic Games.

 

Mr Bardon is very active with several humanitarian associations and NGO, "Ensemble pour le Togo" an association drilling wells for extracting drinking water and building school in Africa, the major donator is the Prince of Monaco. The second association is named "Pagani - Elia", in Monaco as well, it help children with heart malfunctions. We invite children and their family in Monaco for undergo heart surgery.

 

Mr. Bardon is  Physical and Chemical engineer (1981) and got his MBA (Commercial strategy) with IBM in 1994. He has two daughters, aged 29 and 31 years old.

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