What we believe in

We believe that a new generation of powerful and advanced technologies can be used to unlock a deeper understanding of the world we live in and have a profound impact on the way we make better decisions... for people, for businesses and for the wider world.

Our next generation of predictive AI will help organisations make smarter decisions faster, reduce costly errors, and bring more stability to a world that seems to move faster every day.

Leadership team

Maurice N'Diaye

CEO and Founder

Maurice is an entrepreneur, who has dedicated is entire career designing B2B tech-based capabilities and services. His dual culture as an Ecole Polytechnique Engineer and a Columbia University business graduate help him navigate the complexity of today’s organizations and find impactful solutions for their business.

Both in life and work, he is driven by relentless curiosity, since he believes "great things always happen when combining diverse and hybrid approaches".

If you want to impress him when you meet him, show him your best dance moves!

Yannis Kavounis


Yannis is a foresight practitioner, a prolific client relationship builder and an inspiring manager. He has 20+ years of experience at top consulting firms, delivering consumer and growth strategy by fusing the disciplines of Futures, Innovation and Cultural Insight.

His motto in life and work is “better done than perfect” leading him to drive action in everything he does.

How to impress him when you meet him: talk to him about micro-nutrients and polyphenols!

Thomas Decerisy


Thomas is an experienced leader who likes to "get things done". He met Maurice at Ecole Polytechnique, and then worked 6 years for McKinsey & Company, 4 years for Salesforce and was part of the founding team of iziwork - a French Tech 120 start-up which went from 0 to 250M€ in 4 years.

He praises framing and efficiency above all. Sounds boring? Thomas can (sometime) be fun too, and some people say that his karaoke interpretations of "Eye of the Tiger" are "not to be missed"!

Meet Some of The Descartes & Mauss Team

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Say hello to Yannis!

Our resident foresight practitioner and VP, Customer Success who oversees our post-sale customer experience.

Bonjour Barbara!

Our Customer Success Director on the Customer Success and Professional Services teams.

Meet Thomas!

Our Chief Operating Officer on the Operations team.

Team Moments: Capturing D&M in Action

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