I met Laurent at reboot in Copenhagen where he facilitated a conversation called "Why are blogs working THAT well with people?" Later we shared a dinner the night after the conference with Nikolaj Nyholm and his family, Doc Searls, and Ben Cerveny.
Laurent blogs at ballpark (pro) and bohellz (personal). He was born in Reims, France, in the Champagne region, but now lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
In February of 2006, Laurent organized the LIFT conference in Geneva, a conference conceived, in part, over dinner in Copenhagen. Being present at the conception, I felt an obligation to attend the birth. And it was a good show.