While the Financial Times has published a lengthy article on the promise by Binance - a global cryptocurrency exchange and digital currency portfolio management platform that allows you to buy, sell and store cryptocurrencies - to train 10,000 young French people in crypto professions, a training disguised as a marketing operation, École Hexagone and the Open Internet Project (OIP) association are reminding us of the importance of training our young talent in sovereign European tools that respect our data and values.
This unfortunate episode is a reminder that even today too many French schools and training organisations that train graduates in digital professions work in close collaboration with American and Chinese tech giants, ’locking’ their students into American software ecosystems and turning them into natural ambassadors for these solutions in the companies that will take them on.
The 'training' offered by Binance demonstrates once again that the organisation of digital training in France is too often closely linked to American and Chinese software and companies. At École Hexagone, we familiarise our future engineers with French and European tools, and make them aware of the issues of technological and digital sovereignty and, more generally, economic intelligence. We believe this is essential, particularly in sensitive areas such as cyber defence and AI.
Too many French training organisations rely on global digital platforms, when serious European alternatives exist! Let's work together to promote training that respects our values, our data, our talents and our sovereignty.
Anaïs STRAUSS, Project Manager: +33757503010 – [email protected]
Camille BRUNEL, Quality Director: +33188883290 – [email protected]