Jérôme Billotte is the Scientific Secretary of the World Knowledge Dialogue Foun- dation. He obtained a PhD in 1991 from the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC). He then carried out postdoctoral research in the field of molecular oncology before completing an MBA program from the University of Lausanne in 1995 and becoming a consultant to universities, research organizations and health system organizations. He has since been involved in the management of many academic large- scale multi-partner projects. He has developed a number of management tools specifically dedicated to research organizations and is the founder of Amethis, a company developing scientific information systems designed both to promote information sharing across fields and to be user-friendly for managers of scientific organizations.