Nicolas Gaume

Directeur de la division Developer eXperience

Microsoft France

2015 Edition, 19 November / Game summit

Former CEO of Kalisto Entertainment, a French development studio, Nicolas GAUME began his career at the age of 19 years. Passionate about digital technologies, this entrepreneur will make of his small business based in Bordeaux (a French city) one of the international leading actors of gaming industry in the 1990s.

At the same time, Nicolas brings his creativity and his expertise to different companies in the sector. Indeed, he has accompanied the development of one of the first French web agencies, WCube. He also has participated to the project in collaboration with “Crédit Agricole”, a French bank.

From the early 2000s, he directed the Parisian studios of Ubisoft Entertainment, before creating the Mobile Games & Applications department at Largardere Active.

In 2008, Nicolas co-founded and directed Mimesis Republic, a service and applications development company for social networks.

Through various positions in professional associations (member of the executive Committee of the MEDEF, Co-founder and President of the French National Union of Video Games), he had the opportunity to work with a wide range of business leaders and thus, to understand their issues.

Before becoming the Director of the Developer eXperience division at Microsoft, Nicolas Gaume was a consultant and an expert in digital strategy for different actors: investors, media and IT players including Google.