Philippe BénézethDirector of the Information Systems Department (DSI)

Philippe Bénézeth graduated from the Ecole Centrale Paris engineering school and began his career in 1989 with the digital services company Unilog before becoming the IT director of Christian Dior Couture in 1995. In 1999 he joined the GrandVision group as director of information systems for the Générale d'Optique brand and four years later became the general manager of GIS, an internal digital services company which managed the information systems of all the groups' subsidiaries. In 2010, he became the director of information systems for GrandVision France which includes GrandOptical, Générale d'Optique and Solaris. After a Master's Degree specialising in Big Data at Telecom Paris in 2020 (the theoretical part), he joined the CNRS in March 2021 as director of information systems.


The DSI implements the CNRS's management and steering information systems in compliance with the organisation's strategic and business orientations.
It also provides CNRS research laboratories with secure digital services (collaborative, storage, nomadism, sharing, etc.).
The tools and data are hosted in France on infrastructures that guarantee availability, security and confidentiality.
The DSI runs a national helpdesk for users and also dovetails with the CNRS regional offices' information systems departments to implement national tools and services.
Finally, the DSI implements the CNRS IT security policy and drives the network of regional and laboratory IT security correspondents