Meet Dawex leadership team

Market creators. Innovation drivers.

Leadership team

We have fostered a culture gathering the best conditions for people, ideas, and innovation to grow, thrive and prosper. 

Our leadership team is composed of passionate experienced individuals, working hand-in-hand as one team to provide forward-looking solutions and exceptional customer experience to our clients. 

Dawex ambition is to deliver cutting-edge Data Exchange technology and accelerate secure data sharing for all economic stakeholders.

The co-founders words

“We are two experienced entrepreneurs, both deeply convinced that data irrigates the economy.”

We created Dawex in 2015 with one mission: create the conditions for the development of the data economy by facilitating the exchange of data between companies and organizations.

Today, thousands of organizations rely on Dawex Data Exchange technology to source, share and exchange data, and to orchestrate data circulation within their ecosystem.

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Renowned research firms like Gartner, Forrester and 451Research recognize Dawex as the most advanced, mature solution on the market for data exchange.

This exciting adventure is just beginning, in June 2020, Dawex was awarded “Tech Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, and joined a two-year program on Data Policy. Also, Dawex was invited to join the Global Future Council convening 30 of the most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders on data.

In 2020, Dawex also co-founded the Data Exchange Association - DXA - a global non-profit association dedicated to accelerating the economy through data exchange innovations scaled-up for impact.

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Didier Navez

Senior Vice President of Strategy and Alliances
"I am a data value generation expert who thinks strategically and always puts clients first."
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Isabelle Joulot

VP of Communications and Marketing
"I am a passionate Marketing and Communications expert, striving to grow organizations."
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Morgane Commowick

Director of Product and Customer Success
"I am a user-centric product expert striving to maximize customer success."
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Stéphane Vaquer

Director of Engineering and Research
"I love tackling complex subjects to guarantee technology excellence."
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Frédéric Bellaiche

PhD & Senior Security and Architecture Lead
"I am inspired by quantum computing and bring the latest innovations in our products."
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Sophie Der Baghdassarian

Director of Finance
"I am an enthusiastic finance expert eager to accompany organizations in their growth."
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Alliances
I am a thought leader in the domain of digital disruption, digital strategy, data monetization, ecommerce and mobile. At Dawex, I lead the implementation of corporate and partner ecosystem strategies. I am regularly invited to speak at international events and conferences on Data Economy, data circulation and data monetization topics. For over 10 years, I worked for leading technology research firms Gartner and Forrester where I advised business and tech leaders in their digital transformation journeys, across Europe and North America. Previously, I had leading roles at international consultancies and technology firms with full P&L responsibility, including CSG International and Texas Instruments where I managed several multi-million-dollar IT transformation programs.
VP of Communications and Marketing
I joined Dawex in April 2019 and I am leading the efforts to educate on the opportunities of Data Exchange and position Dawex as the pioneering and cutting-edge technology on the market. Since 2019, as a team we have achieved so much: being recognized as leading technology by renowned leading analyst firms, engaging with consortiums and global institutions spreading the words on the benefits of Data Exchange. And this is paying off. What I love most about Dawex is the engagement, expertise and motivation of the team, who actively collaborate with our customers and partners to shape the future of Data Exchange! Before joining Dawex, I worked as Marketing and Communication Director and Vice President for over 20 years, building global marketing and communications strategies for leading IT B2B Software companies. What drives me: developing sophisticated communication strategies, piloting complex corporate projects and helping organizations grow.
Director of Product and Customer Success
I joined Dawex at the very beginning of the adventure. My role is to lead the Customer Success and Dawex Global Data Marketplace and Data Exchange Platform product teams. Thanks to my expertise in internationalization, localization and customization of customer experience, I am committed to constantly enriching our solutions based on our clients' feedback and expectations. One of the best things about working at Dawex is experiencing the strong team-spirit that animates the teams: everyone is an expert in its domain and is eager to learn from each other, there is a great synergy between the departments. Previously, I managed a team of web & content experts as Web Project Director in a data company for 5 years. I built an international public media and buying guide available in more than 20 countries and 16 languages.
Director of Engineering and Research
My role at Dawex is to lead product innovation, manage the engineering teams and maintain Dawex Data Exchange cutting-edge technology excellence. I enjoy working with this team of enthusiastic developers, engineers and research experts, dedicated to maintaining Dawex pioneering position on the Data Exchange market. Before joining Dawex, I worked for more than 20 years in major ICT companies within operations and advisory functions with full P&L responsibilities, leading teams of more than 200 people. I also love teaching Big Data, Innovation and IT Management at engineering schools in Lyon in France, leveraging my skills in IT architectures, data science and artificial intelligence, agile methodologies, teams and project management.
PhD & Senior Security and Architecture Lead
I am part of the Dawex Research team where I’m leading the directions and choices of the Architecture and Security, two absolutely critical pillars for Dawex. My role is very transverse as I am responsible for implementing the most advanced security technologies not only in the architecture and design of our products, but also within the organization itself, fostering a culture of security and best practices. I love tackling complex and enthusiastic subjects like blockchain, edge computing, homomorphic encryption, trusted execution environments or secure remote passwords. Prior to Dawex, I held positions as Researcher, Technical Director and Senior IT Expert for more than 20 years. I hold a PhD in particle physics and a degree in nuclear and particle physics.
Director of Finance
I have strong expertise in setting up structured financing as well as accompanying companies in their digital transformation and evolving financial structures. My role is to support Dawex in its fast-paced growth by implementing company-wide financial and administrative best practices and processes. I started my career at PwC France as an External Finance Auditor for 11 years. This rich and intense experience led me to develop a strong technicality as well as a great work capacity. I joined Dawex in 2019, after 8 years as Associate CFO for a Business Consulting firm.

A human adventure relying on strong values

A talented team, committed, enthusiastic and determined to create a strong and lasting impact on the future of data economy.

Once upon a time…

It all started with a fundamental observation: there was no structured data marketplace for trading or exchanging data… This kicked off Dawex exciting adventure, leading us to be awarded “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum!