I created the GBIF French node in 2003 and managed it till 2013. Since 2011, I represent France at GBIF Governing Board. I have a double experience in capacity development in the global south, and in information processing. Currently, I am focusing on applying digital and symbolic Artificial Intelligence to biodiversity data. The aim is, on the one hand to make the best of these methods capacity to process heterogeneous and non linear information, and on the other hand to combine the capacity of neural networks to represent the complexity of reality, with the capacity of symbolic AI to formalize and reason.