The OIP is very pleased to welcome Hexagone School as a new member!

The OIP welcomes for the first time a member in the domain of higher education and training!

The Open Internet Project (OIP) association is very pleased to welcome École Hexagone as a new member! This is the first time that a school forming our future engineers, computer scientists and developers joins the OIP, in order to participate actively in the work and actions of the association, aiming to denounce and correct the abuses of dominant position, while extending its prerogatives to the issues related to education.

Indeed, many French schools that train students for digital professions work closely with American tech giants, “locking” their students into American software ecosystems, who later in their professional careers often become natural ambassadors for these solutions in the companies that hire them. At the end of their training, many graduates leave France or the European Union to be hired by the American tech giants, who often offer very high salaries that they compensate by their business practices based on dominant positions, which their French competitors cannot match.

The Hexagone School, Great School of French Digital Sovereignty, created in 2020, currently has two campuses in France, in Clermont-Ferrand and Versailles, and will have nearly 200 students at the beginning of the school year. The academic programs of the 4 tracks; Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Master’s degrees in Information Systems Architecture, Artificial Intelligence and Cyberdefense, are built around and with French publishers and manufacturers; Stormshield, 3DS Outscale, Scaleway, HarfangLab, Olvid, etc.

"I am very pleased that OIP is expanding its list of members. Thanks to the Hexagon School's membership, we will be able to highlight all the fundamental issues that arise from the organization of digital education in France, which is often too closely linked to American software and companies. We need to train our future developers in French and European tools, and sensitize them about issues of technological and digital sovereignty. For example, when it comes to cyber-defense and artificial intelligence, it is fundamental to realize that dependence on American companies and their software causes serious problems in many very sensitive areas. I am therefore very happy to attack this new angle, together with our new member!”
says Quentin Adam
CEO of Clever Cloud and President of the OIP
«I am honored by the trust placed in us by the Open Internet Project, which recognizes our vision and our work. We are forming the next technicians and engineers in computer science for French companies and industries. Our role is to educate them on sovereign technologies in order to get out of the straitjacket imposed by the American actors in particular. We are delighted to join the OIP, because we want to work as a team, with the various actors of the digital sovereignty. We believe that it is as a team that we will succeed in leading and winning the various battles »
specifies Sébastien Dhérines
President of the École Hexagone

All the members of the OIP welcome the Hexagon School!


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