Jean-Paul Smets

CEO, Rapid.Space

The Open Radio Station: carrier-grade Open Source vRAN hardware

Open Hardware


Founder of Rapid.Space and co-inventor of edge computing, Jean-Paul is promoting the development of converged cloud and vRAN industry based on radical transparency standards, a.ka. Hyper Open Cloud. Jean-Paul graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure with a PhD in computer science and from Ecole des Mines de Paris with a Master in Public Administration. He is the original author of Nexedi’s open source ERP5 and an active member of Free Software associations.