The European Digital Reading Laboratory (EDRLab), recently established to host Readium Europe and IDPF Europe operations, has appointed Laurent Le Meur (@lmrlaurent) as its founding CTO. Laurent will take overall responsibility for day-to-day operations of the Lab as well as in setting strategic direction and coordinations with Readium Foundation, IDPF and other stakeholders in the global EPUB platform.
Laurent brings an extensive background in overseeing development of software solutions and open standards, including leading the development for IPTC NewsML G2 while heading the Médialab at Agence France Presse. More recently he was head of R&D for media companies UniversCiné and AlloCiné.
In addition, Cyril Labordrie (@Cyril_EDRLab) has been nominated as the EPUB evangelist for IDPF Europe and Readium Europe, jointly appointed with Cap Digital, the French cluster for digital innovation, which is hosting the EDRLab offices. Cyril brings a strong background in software and video game development, and project management.
"EDRLAB Board and I are very pleased to welcome Laurent and Cyril." said Pierre Danet, President, EDRLab, Board member, Readium Foundation and IDPF, and Director Innovation and Digital Technology, Hachette-Livre Group. " With their arrival and engagement we're now advancing our planning in order to actively participate in the creation of new services around the EPUB open standard and Readium open source software, in a perfect coordination and deep partnership with Readium Foundation and IDPF".