Henri Verdier born 1968 in Toulouse is the French State Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief data officer (CDO), deputy to the Secretary General for Government Modernization. Before, he was the Head of Etalab, the French Agency for Public Open data. With Etalab, he launched the first government open data portal open to Citizen's contributions. Henri Verdier was CEO of MFG Labs, an internet startup involved in social data mining, and Chairman of the Board of Cap Digital, the French European Cluster for Digital Content and Services located in Paris Region.