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Frederic Genta has been appointed Chief Digital Officer, the interdepartmental delegate in charge of Monaco’s digital transition.
A graduate of ESCP Europe and with an MBA from Harvard Business School, the 36-year-old Monegasque was part of the Google France management team where he held various positions in Paris and Mountain View. Previously, Frederic worked at Amazon and Orange
He will be in charge of all aspects of the Principality's digital transition, including Smart City, e-government, security and digital law, innovation, such as blockchain, and other topics including (e-health, e-education, and e-communication in collaboration with the departments concerned.
He will work under the direct authority of the Minister of State and will take part in government decision-making on digital subjects in order to ensure the success of interministerial collaboration.
His primary mission is to define a vision of the Principality's digital future, and to establish a new form of governance and an organisation that will include the administration’s five key players in this field: Digital Advisor, Department of Electronic Administration and Information to Users, IT Department, Monaco Digital Security Agency, and the Electronic Communications Department.
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The Grimaldi Forum Monaco will host the Maria by Callas exhibition in the spring on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of the Greek American soprano, based on an original idea by Tom Volf.
The Maria by Callas exhibition will be presented in various facets, particularly relating to the time that she spent in the Principality, from 1960 to 1967, when the New York-born singer was living away from the limelight. During this time, she shared a great love with the Greek ship owner Aristote Onassis and attended many Monegasque parties.
Callas died of a heart attack in Paris, age 53, in 1977.
Photographs, archival footage and unpublished films will be offered, notably from the collections of Monaco cultural organisations such as the Opera, the Société des Bains de Mer, the Audio-Visual Archives of Monaco, and the Prince's Palace.
Tom Volf, director of the film Maria By Callas, released in cinemas on December 13, and author of two reference books on the singer – Maria by Callas and Callas Confidential – will be present to help visitors rediscover her history.
The exhibit runs from April 11 to 15 at Espace Indigo. Admission is free.
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The 9th Monaco International Meetings and the Mediterranean have just opened at the Oceanographic Museum, in the presence of Prince Albert, Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior and many prominent personalities.
Created by Elisabeth Bréaud, President and Director, this year's theme is “Artists and intellectuals in the Mediterranean, their places, their roles, their challenges.”
In his opening speech, the Sovereign Prince said: “Thanks to these meetings, it will be possible over two days to promote the artistic expression, the heritage, the philosophers, and the writers who were born on the Mediterranean in order to appreciate the impact of the artists who come from it or who speak about it.”
The inaugural lecture was then delivered by Jérôme Clément, former President of the Alliance Française Foundation, former President of ARTE and the National Centre for Cinema and Moving Image.
Prince Albert presented the important RIMM prize to Elias Sanbar, writer and Ambassador of Palestine to UNESCO since 2012.
Intellectuals and creative minds from the shores of the Mediterranean will exchange views over three round tables and try to renew their shared vision.
After the closing of the symposium on Friday, March 16, the screening of the film “Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces” will take place at the Théâtre des Variétés at 8:30 pm, in the presence of Egyptian director, Yousry Nasrallah, and in collaboration with the audiovisual archives of Monaco. Open to the public free of charge.
More information: www.rimm-mc.org
Saturday 23 September, 8 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier
Recital by the Monte-Carlo Opera Academy, with Kira Parfeevets and David Zobel on piano. Organised by the Monte-Carlo Opera
Information: +377 98 06 28 28
Wednesday 28 June, 8.30 pm, Sporting Monte-Carlo – Salle des Etoiles
Sporting Summer Festival 2017: show featuring Deep Purple, Pretenders and Johnny Gallagher & The Boxtie Band
Information: +377 98 06 36 36