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Numeum is the professional organization for the digital ecosystem in France. It represents digital services companies (ESN), software publishers, platforms and Engineering and Technology Consulting (ICT) companies.Numeum brings together over 2,500 member companies, which account for 85% of the sector's total sales. Chaired by Véronique Torner, Numeum has set itself three priorities: territories, to support members in the regions; skills, to meet the challenges of gender diversity and attractiveness; and responsible digital, to accompany and support the development of a digital ecosystem on a trajectory of positive economic, social, societal and environmental impact on a European, national and local scale.

Numeum is a member of the Syntec federation. The digital sector represents 65 billion euros in sales and 661,000 employees in France.

Numeum figures

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StartUps and VSEs

Sector figures


billion euros in sales

29 348


Numeum in the regions


of our members in the regions


regional delegations


Véronique Torner

A graduate of CPE Lyon, Véronique Torner began her entrepreneurial career in 1998 with the co-creation of Black Orange, an e-commerce startup that was sold to Editions Atlas in 2000.

Then, she became CEO of Masterline Net Solutions, then of Masterline for 5 years alongside Philippe Montargès, its founder. Masterline will be sold to Alti at the end of 2005.

Philippe Montargès and Véronique Torner co-founded Alter Way in 2006, a technology SME that designs, develops and outsources digital infrastructure and application services around the cloud and DevOps methods.

At the end of 2021, Alter Way joined the Smile group, the European leader in Open Source digital services, and became the spearhead of the Smile group's Cloud Infrastructure and DevOps offering.

In parallel, since 2009, Véronique Torner has been president of the Open CIO Summit, the first Open Source summit "by CIOs for CIOs". She regularly speaks to IT decision-makers to support them in their strategic thinking and the implementation of Open Source projects.

Since 2013 Véronique Torner has been a member of numeum's board of directors, and since 2019 a member of the comex in charge of the Responsible Digital program and Planet Tech'Care.

She received the "Femme du Numérique" award from the Tribune Women's Awards 2015 and was the chairwoman of the Program Committee for the Paris Open Source Summit 2015 (the result of the merger of Open World Forum and Solution Linux).

By decree of the President of the Republic on February 8, 2016, Véronique Torner was appointed member of the Conseil national du Numérique for two years.

From 2016 to 2018, she was also a member of the Orientation Council of the Friedland Institute.

From 2016 to 2019, she was a board member of Monde Nouveau - CPE Lyon's endowment fund.

In January 2018, Véronique Torner was appointed honorary member and member of the scientific council of the Société informatique de France, a space for reflection, consultation on the challenges of computing, and a space for action, amplifying actions based on the work of the community.

Since March 2018, Véronique Torner has been a mentor at the Institut du Mentorat entrepreneurial, a program, dedicated to SMEs and SMIs, of tailored coaching and peer-to-peer experience sharing.

On October 17, 2018, Véronique Torner received the insignia of the National Order of Merit from Mr. Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State for the Digital Economy.

On June 14, 2023, Véronique was elected President of Numeum, prior to which she was Vice President in charge of Responsible Digital at Numeum.

Véronique Torner, President of Numeum

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