My name is Bilel Kouider. Entrepreneur at heart with a passion for startups, social good and happiness. High energy, data driven and results oriented I'm focus on strategic execution and operational excellence. I'm passionate about new business models and how new technology can drive better customer loyalty and increase revenue.
Graduated in Business & Management from Grenoble University (France) & University of Exeter (UK), I had the opportunity to start a digital company called Wepic. My focus in this business was to develop a social app and building a business model around it. This venture allowed me to develop critical skills associated with starting and running a business and gave me the opportunity to work in Silicon Valley where I met and worked with other entrepreneurs.
After managing Wepic for two years, I decided to join in Sept 2016, the HP Inc team as a Global Program Manager where I was co-leading a program to move from the CRM Salesforce to Microsoft Dynamics. Successfully transitioned in 12 months, my current mission is to manage the Sales Collaboration Platform strategy to ensure a successful platform execution, focusing on both business effectiveness and operational efficiency.
In today’s world, nothing works forever. Everything can be improved. Always. To unclock my creativity, here's what I usually do:
The value of work has always been an important factor in my family environment. I started to work at an early age which allowed me to accomplish the objectives I had set. I realized very early on that your personal life is very closely linked to your professional life and having a variety of experiences gives you insight and capabilities, which define who you are and what you want to be. The value of work allowed me to become responsible and continually strive to meet objectives both personally and professionally.
from Sept 2016 to now
from Jun 2014 - Aug 2016
from Jan 2013 - Mar 2013 (Internship)
from 2013 to 2015
MY THESIS TOPIC: "Crowdsourcing as an innovation partner."During my Masters, I had the opportunity to study a topic related to the start-up I created. I focused on how crowdsourcing could be a key partner for innovation. I tried to answer the following question: Can we agree that crowdsourcing is a strong enabler for innovation and a potential business partner? I approached the question by using my own practical experience of building an application in the technology sector. I highlighted the importance of an idea meeting a market need. I then explain the complexity of the software development market and how competitive this market has become. I finished the study by calling out the limitations of the web-based contribution model.
from 2009 to 2013
From the experiences gained through my employment and studies, I have learnt that having a great idea alone is not good enough, success comes with putting data and a structured process behind the idea. Business is not about creativity it’s about execution. I am a structured individual who is very analytic; I am disciplined and ensure objectives and deadlines are met. I learn from my mistakes and adapt quickly. I believe making mistakes is good as it challenges your creativity and helps you develop. Most importantly, I bring passion and intuition to a team.