CEO / Founder

Kris is the company Founder and Chief Executive Officer. He has more than 17 years of engineering and leadership experience. Kris has founded BlackBoxSecu in 2017 and prior to creating the company, he has held various engineering and management positions at NVIDIA, Icera Semiconductor, France Telecom/Orange, & Bouygues Telecom.

In his previous role as Senior Manager at NVIDIA corporation, Kris led the company’s modem chipset certifications among worldwide mobile carriers (Worldwide groups: Vodafone, Orange, Telefonica, NTT DOCOMO Japan, etc.) where he drove and execute many of the company strategic projects in mobile communication area.

Prior to that, Kris’ previous experience includes engineering positions focused on 2G/3G/4G radio mobile communication, protocol stack integration in mobile chipsets, OEM customer support and Customer Projects management.

Kris holds an MBA from EDHEC Business School (France), a Master degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland) and Ecole Centrale de Lille (France).


CTO / Co-Founder

Arnaud is company founder and Chief Technology Officer. Arnaud has always been fascinated with Software Development. His early passion for new technologies paved the way for his commitment to tech innovations and continuous reinventions. He used to enjoy having a clear and detailed understanding of entire systems and how they work at every level.

A nearly 20-year software development veteran, Arnaud has held several development and leadership roles within major semiconductors companies in mobile telecommunications area (Sagem, Schneider, Philips, NXP, Nvidia) and as well in some successful startups (Icera Semiconductor).

During his career, he worked on topics related to software design that were strongly linked to hardware. This allowed him to balance experiences between low level layers (DSP and assembly) and higher layers (interfaces). He has always been very excited to own a component or technically lead new challenging developments.

Arnaud holds Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Institut d’Administration des Entreprises de Nice and Master of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique, Informatique et de Radiocommunications de Bordeaux.

Julien PANIS

Senior Software Developer

Julien is a Senior Software Developer. He brings over 12 years of test and measurement software development, including 3 years of development with sbRIO embedded systems (single-board with Reconfigurable I/O). Before joining BlackBoxSecu, Julien was a test bench software engineer and took parts in industrial projects by creating LabVIEW/C/C++ applications for Thales. This strengthened his knowledge in instrument control and data acquisition.

Julien holds a Master Degree in Physics Engineering (sensor and measurement specialization) from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse (France).

Piotr Krasnowski

Senior Software Developer

Piotr is a PhD researcher at BlackBoxSecu participating in CIFRE, Industrial Convention for Training through Research with cooperation of CNRS, the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and coordinated by the French Ministry of Defense. During his PhD, Piotr will work on innovative solutions in the fields of cryptography, coding and audio signal processing to improve the security and performance of BlackBoxSecu products to the highest possible level.

As a student, Piotr was a member of R&D group focusing on telecommunication equipment for aerospace applications. He participated in the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) project held by the European Space Agency (ESA) and concurrently he was developing signal processing algorithms for airborne radars. Piotr’s successful work in the research team encouraged him to pursue his interests in numerical algorithms.

Piotr obtained Master’s degrees in Modern Telecommunications from the Nottingham University and the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, both with highest distinctions. Additionally, he is a holder of a diploma in Mathematics from the Wroclaw University of Technology.


Prof Bruno Martin

Scientific Advisor

Prof. Martin received his PhD from ENS Lyon in 1993. Since then he is member of the I3S lab from Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (member of Université Côte d’Azur). He became full professor in 2008. His research interests range from theoretical computer science to applied cryptography and computer security. He authored or co-authored more than 30 publications and a book on error correcting codes and cryptology (in french). He teaches security, cryptography and computer algebra at the faculty of sciences. Webpage : I3S web : University page : UCA page :

Dr. Jerome Lebrun

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Lebrun has graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) from which he received both the M.Sc./Ing.Dipl. degree in Applied Mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in Communication Systems. Since 2001, he holds a tenured researcher position (senior since 2006) at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and teaching appointments (in signal and audio processing) at the Polytechnic School of the University Cote d’Azur, France. He is a member of the I3S laboratory (Signals, Images and Systems division) of the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. His research interests lies in the fields of communications and auditory signal analysis and processing, with the development of tools such as specialized time-frequency-modulation representations for the study of space-time continuous phase modulations, avian and marine mammalians vocalizations but also seismic signals. Computational algebra based algorithms in signal processing and cryptography have also been the subjects of research. Webpage :

Francois-Pierre Le Page

Strategy & Marketing Advisor

Mr. Le Page is the Founder & President at Marketkaps (Corporate finance, Strategy & Consulting, pre-IPO, IPO & ICO in France & UK). Former CEO of Login People (France & USA), François was appointed French Foreign Trade Advisor by Prime Minister in 2010 and is European Commission & EUREKA’s EUROSTARS Expert & Auditor since 2003. François is a Senior Manager with solid international experience in managing and developing organizations with a track record that includes two successful IPOs (in France) and selling a company to large worldwide IT Group. François is certified iCEO® Expert (CEO Worldwide) François is also a teacher in Entrepreneurial Finance at SKEMA Business School and is involved within the SKEMA Ventures ecosystem. He is also Advisory Board Member at University of Lincoln in the UK. Marketkaps covers the fields of new technologies, IoT, blockchain and health, organization and change management, as well as the Business Development strategy and the Innovation strategy. The company develops its consulting activities around personalized coaching on topics such as financial strategy and fundraising support (by listing on Euronext Access, Access + or Growth), financing transactions by ICO, the Business Development strategy and the Innovation strategy. Marketkaps is a partner of Chaineum, the first ICO Boutique based in Paris, Montreal, Copenhagen, Geneva and Singapore.

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