Before co-founding Dynamixyz, Gaspard worked for more than twelve years as researcher and research program leader at Orange Labs on facial analysis/synthesis. He defended his PhD (University of Rennes I) in the field of facial animation in 2002. Notably, he was promoted “senior expert” in 2007 as a recognition of his outstanding work. He participated in many European projects and networks of excellence as well as smaller national collaborative projects. He continues in the role of expert for the French Research National Agency. He also supervised several PhD students on various technologies that were all related to facial animation (rigging and animation, speech production, photorealistic rendering and motion capture). Gaspard has successfully evolved from R&D engineer to businessman, and brought with him a collaborative mindset that demands proven efficiency, combined with a strong dedication to customer satisfaction.