SIDO collaborates with the key players who are shaping IoT, AI, Robotics and XR today and tomorrow in order to find the most beautiful innovation success stories: a big THANK YOU to them!
Laurent Ach is CTO of Qwant since 2022, the French company creating a web search engine that respects users’ data privacy. He is an expert in machine learning and artificial intelligence. He previously created and led the European team of Rakuten Institute of Technology that contributed to many innovations in the fields of machine learning and deep learning, for e-commerce. He started his career working at Thales on defense projects using neural networks as early as 1990, and on virtual car prototyping for Renault and Honda, developing advanced computer graphics technology. He later worked in the domain of mobile communication with Safran and with several startup companies in the domain of artificial intelligence and virtual reality. He has been CTO of Living Actor, a company creating virtual assistants, and CTO of Rakuten France. He has also coordinated and contributed to several French and European collaborative research projects.
Digital Supply Chain Analyst
Founder & CEO
2WIN'MARKETS – SARL AMSY’TECH
Entrepreneur – Consultant Expert in Industrial robotics
Vice-President of the FFCR – National federation of robotics clusters
Président of Réseau 3R, sole private cluster for Industrial Robotics developed throughout France.
“With more than 30 years of robotics experience in the field, both in terms of supply and use of robotics, I worked for 16 years at Stäubli Robotics. In charge of the robotics training center for 10 years, I was able to understand and adapt the training for multiple types of users, from the operator to the high-level programmer, including the adjusters and maintenance personnel, technical and industrial directions…
Between 2005 and 2012, thanks to the acquisition of complementary skills in Industrial Marketing, I studied the specific needs of the food and Life Sciences industries to write the specifications for the design of new robots adapted to specific and demanding environments such as the wet and aggressive environments of the food industry or the Grade A of injectables, or the Very High Speed of immediate packaging…
Since 2012, I have been assisting manufacturers in improving their means of production through automation & robotization as well as high-tech equipment manufacturers in their development.
Did you say collaborative robotics? Why, for whom? Where are we? I will highlight testimonies, from suppliers and users, experiences from the field. “
Director of the "eYssor by Pulsalys" programme
Entrepreneur & intrapreneur for 25 years, engaged for 15 years in the development of local innovation ecosystems, his career is a testimony of a will to propose new growth opportunities to the regional companies. Creative, empathetic, loving to solve complex problems, he contributes at Pulsalys to reconcile SMEs & Start-Ups by deploying the eYssor program, a business creation and/or development studio, based on Deep Tech bricks (www.eyssor.com)
Managing Director of Chamatex group and Head of operations, ASF 4.0
CHAMATEX / ASF 4.0
project manager IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest) in Health and Biomanufacturing
After 10 years working within academic research labs in immuno-oncology, Marie Anson joined Aviesan (the French national alliance for life sciences and health) to support scientists with the promotion of their research and push innovations to the market. She coordinated the digital platform “BMK TOOLS”, dedicated to biomarkers and in vitro diagnostic, with the aim to bridge the different key players in the biomarker field to foster public private partnerships and accelerate the development of innovative solutions. After two years navigating within the French ecosystem, she joined EIT Health to bring a European dimension and enlarge the ambition of the BMK TOOLS platform. She is now strongly involved in the development of the activities linked to the biomanufacturing, both in collaboration with the IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest) in health instrument and with the other Knowledge Innovation Communities of EIT.
Chairman & founder
Senior Technical Artist
Founder & Engineer Consultant - Trainer
Gaële BACQUE is a senior consultant in Wavestone’s public sector teams. She is particularly involved in data strategies and digital services for local authorities and local public service providers. She has extensive knowledge in the field of IS urbanization, territorial hypervision and smart city, and has recently conducted research on cybersecurity issues in connected territories.
A UTC engineer who started his career at Thales, Guillaume is touched by disability in 2018.
His passion for technology leads him to explore the state of the art around exoskeletons and bionic prostheses.
He prototypes an actuator and realizes that he can more quickly offer a bionic prosthesis to amputees.
He structures the business project in 2020 and founds Revival Bionics in 2021, a startup in the medical field whose vision is to fully compensate for the disability of amputees or paralyzed people of the lower limb through the development of advanced technologies in biomechatronics. Revival Bionics’ first product is a bionic foot prosthesis designed to replace the missing limb of a below-the-knee amputee.
Director, Alten Innovation Lab - Sophia Antipolis
He is a graduate of ESM Saint-Cyr in 2002 and holds a PhD from École Polytechnique in 2007. He started his career at the French Ministry of Defense as a cryptology engineer. In 2010, he founded a private R&D laboratory in the fields of AI, computer vision and cybersecurity. In 2016, he joined EVOLUTION, an agricultural cooperative in bovine genomics, where he set up an innovation laboratory to enhance data and participated in the creation of the livestock data platform, Applifarm. In 2019, he takes over the management of the Klanik start-up incubator and the technical Department to develop an expertise value proposition. Finally, in 2021, he will take over the management of the Sophia Innovation Lab within ALTEN and will work in particular on Data & AI and Cybersecurity topics.
Sr Solution Architect
Thomas Baverel has worked for nearly 15 years in the world of Tech recruitment. In 2013 he founded the recruitment firm SILKHOM specialized in Digital Computing and IOT. The company now has 50 employees for nearly €6 million in turnover and supports more than a thousand customers ranging from start-ups to CAC 40 companies. It is also made up of 2 complementary brands: Upway.IO: digital platform for linking Freelance/Company and BlueDocker: recruitment firm specializing in the world of Industry. In 8 years, the Group has become one of the French recruitment leaders and is one of the fastest growing companies at the national level.
In addition to his professional activities, he exercises a role of Business Angel with several start-ups and supports new companies in their growth.
Digital Pharma Lab
Co-founder of Digital Pharma Lab, Pascal has spent his entire career at the crossroads of 2 worlds, health and new technologies. Committed, innovative, caring and very aware of the digital challenges in the evolution of healthcare and its ecosystem, Pascal has made the pharmaceutical industry his area of expertise. During nearly 20 years at IBM’s Sales and Marketing Department and more than 7 years on the Executive Committee of IMS Health (now IQVIA), Pascal was able to observe and analyze the major changes in companies due to digital technology and in particular in pharmaceutical companies over the last few decades.
It is therefore quite natural that together with Didier Tranchier, they decided in 2019 to create the first independent accelerator of digital pharmaceutical projects: Digital Pharma Lab. In addition to his responsibilities at Digital Pharma Lab, Pascal is also Co-Chairman of the Health Committee of Numeum (formerly Syntec Numérique), operator of Coalition Innovation Santé and Coalition Next, and Treasurer of the Board of IFIS. Finally, Pascal gives more than 25 conferences per year on digital health transformation and regularly participates in various training programs.
Director, MinaSmart-EDIH Europe
Strategic Marketing Director
Pierre-Yves Berger is the Strategic Marketing Director for IoT & Digital transformation at ST. With 20 years of industry experience, he has held several positions in customer relations and sales and marketing in high-tech fields with complex ecosystems at stake. Pierre-Yves has extensive experience in various industries such as the cell phone and set-top box industries. He also oversees Open Innovation activities in France. Pierre-Yves holds an engineering degree in embedded systems as well as an Executive MBA in innovation management.
Henri Bernard has spent seven years developing innovative additive manufacturing processes at ESTIA – Compositadour & Addimadour platform as research engineer. His main focus has been algorithm development for large scale additive manufacturing using industrial robotics. Since January 2021, he is the president of ADAXIS, a French-Swedish start-up developing AdaOne, the next generation software tools for robotic 3D printing.
Presales Director France - Industries
Olivier spent most of his career working in the most innovative IT companies. Starting in the infrastructure, he moved to the IoT and manufacturing activities building real time systems to improve security, efficiency and performance in the industry. With an engineering degree and an MBA at ESCP Europe, Olivier is working now on supporting innovation at KX by helping to build the technical solution as well as the business activities. He is in addition supporting the launch innovation projects.
Founder & CEO
25 years for sustainable performance (Insurance, Financing, CSR)
Beryl Bès graduated from Skema Business School in 1993 and worked for 15 years in banking and insurance. In 2009, she resigned and created her own insurance and credit brokerage firm: BB-A Conseil.
In 2014, convinced by the extraordinary potential of crowdfunding as a support for business development and very involved in women’s entrepreneurship, she launched the startup MyAnnona.
At the beginning of 2021, she brought together all her activities in the Bes&Co entity to support entrepreneurs towards sustainable performance by activating financial, digital and CSR levers.
She co-authored a book on crowdfunding and business published by Eyrolles.
Committed to a fairer and more responsible economy, she is a speaker at Force Femmes, Rézoé and 100 000 entrepreneurs, and a member of FCE France in charge of the BPI partnership. She was President of Action’elles Rhône Alpes and co-founded the REF (Feminine Economic Network). For 2 years, she was General Delegate of the LDigital Foundation. In 2020, in the middle of Covid, she co-founded the Be Amazonial collective which acts for a responsible digital.
Author of "Sous le règne des machines à gouverner" (Lancier, 2022) - Researcher in ethics and sustainability of AI
Centre d'Etudes Avancées IBM France - Centre for Advanced studies IBM France
Arnaud Billion, a lawyer, is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and a researcher in ethics and sustainability of AI at the IBM France Center for Advanced Studies.
He wrote a thesis on the copyright of robots. He is the author of the book “Sous le règne des machines à gouverner” published by Larcier. (2022)
Co-Founder & Chairman
Collectif Startups Industrielles France
Startup Project Manager
Digital Pharma Lab
Nicolas is a pharmacist specialized in e-health and holds a master’s degree in innovation management from the Ecole des Mines ParisTech and the University of Paris-Dauphine.
Passionate about new technologies, he has produced several analyses on technological foresights in the field of health and biotechnology. His experience at the Trois Prime agency has given him a good understanding of the issues surrounding digital communication in the healthcare industry.
At Digital Pharma Lab, he is the Startup Project Manager. Nicolas works with the healthcare industry through Coalition Next, where he assists with the strategic management, technical implementation of the call for projects for 2022 and the monitoring of projects deployed in 2021, i.e. over 15 projects. He also carries out missions as a consultant for some Digital Pharma Labs on current health topics such as recently on the theme of “DTx REGULATORY & REIMBURSEMENT PATHWAYS”.
Agence Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes entreprises
Nicolas Bourdel is a professor of gynecological surgery at the University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand and CEO of SurgAR (Surgical Augmented Reality). SurgAR is a deeptech startup he co-founded with Adrien Bartoli (Professor of computer vision). SurgAR develops augmented reality software dedicated to minimally invasive surgery (surgery that is performed with a camera and small incisions). Thanks to the solutions developed by SurgAR, the organs become transparent and the surgeon can see the tumors inside. The surgical gesture will become safer and more precise for the benefit of the patient. After a little more than 2 years of existence, SurgAR gathers more than 30 collaborators, realized a first fund raising and finalizes the development of its first software associated with a dedicated platform.
CEO of CODATASCHOOL & AI Expert
French Fab manager
He is persevering and a listener.
Olivier obtained his engineering degree in 2003. He started his professional career, first as a validation engineer at Airbus Space, then Product Manager at Safran and Quality Director at Parrot. Olivier was then Production Director at Lunii and was noticed for the success of the re-industrialization of their product in France. He joined Altyormates in 2021 with the mission to install and manage the company’s Made in France production. According to Olivier, the recent awareness on ecology and de-industrialization of the last decades, opens doors to go towards an encouraging French industrial scheme. His tenacity and his ability to federate are real assets for Altyor and its mission.
CEO & Co - Founder
Global collaborative innovation manager
After graduating from IPSA, an air and space engineering school, Brice Bryon joined ASSYSTEM, an international engineering and innovation group, where he carried out various missions for more than 8 years, from engineer in aerospace to head of design offices and of the POWER Business Unit. In 2017, he co-founded ANANKE, a young innovative company whose solution converts waste heat into a useful energy source for industry. Today, he participates in the development of FIVES CINETIC and its employees as Global collaborative innovation manager.
Referent for the Industry of the Future
Grégory BUCHHEIT is an engineer passionate about the issues and challenges of digital technology. He has been working since 2020 as a referent for the Industry of the Future within CMS Automatisme, a family-owned SME with a strong expertise in the integration of innovative solutions for special machines in the industry.
After an experience of more than 15 years in Higher Education and Research where he was able to contribute to research works, carry out consulting, expertise and training in specialties such as automation and dependability, he now leads the Innovation and Development department, ensuring in particular the technological watch around Industry 4.0, in order to accompany the company and its customers in the transition towards the Factory of the Future.
Lead Robotics Software Engineer
Specialized in complex system design and software application development in the field of mobile robotics and embedded systems, Florian joined Awabot in 2017 to support robotics and industrial manufacturers on issues of autonomous navigation, supervision or even simulation. Since 2020, Florian is in charge of the Awabot Intelligence development team.
Technology transfer & innovation
IRT Jules Verne / Inter'nov
Guy Caverot has been working for 25 years in companies and research institutes in robotics and industrial logistics. His activities have led him to structure more than 20 innovative robotics projects with companies such as Airbus, Manitou, RATP or GE Healthcare. In 2014, he received the IEEE Robotics Innovation Award in Shanghai.
He holds a PhD in Management Sciences, an Electrical Engineering degree and a DEA in Systems. For more than 15 years, Guy Caverot has been teaching innovation techniques and robotics in a dozen schools and universities (ENSAM, Centrale Supelec, IUT of Rennes, University of Nantes…). He is an IHEDN auditor and founder of inter’NOV
Senior Business Developer
Christophe Chaussecourte is a Senior Business Developer in the Smart Mobility Solutions Business Unit of Orange Business Services.
He is in charge of qualifying opportunities, analyzing customers’ functional needs, providing support to sales teams, and taking charge of complex qualification and specification on IOT and video flow analysis.
Previously, he was in charge of responding to a call for tenders for the construction, operation and maintenance of an IP network covering several hundred sites in France for a national infrastructure operator.
Prior to joining Orange, Christophe was Sales Director for the Public Sector and Defense segment, and the Energy segment for Alcatel-Lucent France.
Christophe is a graduate engineer from ESIGELEC.
Founder & CEO
HORS SITE, Patch Conseil
Founder of the company Ossabois, which has become the leading company in France for wood construction. Founder of the company AQUA LOGIS manufacturer of bathroom cells. Creator of PATCH Conseil, the first Hors-site® consultant. Founder of Hors-site® Magazine. Founding president of the Hors-site Campus, the first school dedicated to offsite construction in France
After 30 years during which Pascal Chazal has worked in both the construction and industrial sectors, in 2012 he created Patch Sarl, a consulting firm specializing in the “industrialization” of construction.
He is firmly convinced that it is possible to build housing that meets the needs of today and tomorrow through industrialization, just as the automobile industry has gone from the era of the ultra-standard model to the era of the car for everyone in 30 years, it is possible to move from the single prototype building to one using standards. For example, since 1981, Ossabois has built more than 15,000 wood-frame homes; Aqua Logis has produced more than 10,000 industrialized bathroom units since 2007.
Pascal Chazal’s role is to encourage the emergence of construction projects that integrate industrialization and prefabrication and to create links between the players, from upstream to downstream, because success lies in collaborative engineering that takes into account the uses! It thus participates in the industrial and digital transition of real estate and construction, for the respect of people and our planet.
Product Marketing Lead / mixed reality
Product Marketing Lead | Mixed Reality – HoloLens
Materials & Process, Project Manager
Since 2020, Gérald Comtet has been managing I-Care LAB Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the regional health lab, after having been involved in the management of the i-Care Cluster for about ten years. From 2017 to 2010, he worked at ARDI Rhône-Alpes (Innovation Agency) as a digital and health project manager. At the beginning of his career, he was in the Research Department of the French Army Health Service in charge of telemedicine and advanced information systems for health. With a university education in Biology/Physiology (Lyon 1 University), he completed this initial training with a postgraduate course in cognitive ergonomics/cognitive psychology and a specialized training in design engineering and innovation management at ENSAM Paris in close collaboration with Ecole des Mines de Paris.
Director & partner
Accessible, open and always ready to listen, Maxence approaches his missions with a systemic vision that brings relevance and coherence to his projects. An expert in collective intelligence and interpersonal relations, he specializes in the management of participative projects in both the private and public sectors.
A graduate in communication and management from the iaelyon school of management, Maxence has 10 years of experience at Niagara in animation, facilitation and mediation. He has worked with La Tribune, the Metropolis of Lyon, Enedis, Deloitte, Icf Habitat…
Nicolas Coudert leads the French team, responsible for the implementation of Codit’s strategy and the development of the domestic market in France.
With 20 years of experience in IT and IoT, most recently in an executive role dedicated to IoT and Intelligent Edge at Microsoft, Nicolas brings a sharp perspective and recognized expertise.
Co-Founder - DG
Kinéis Chief Commercial & Business Development Officer or CBO
Senior Solution Engineer
STM32 Security Marketing manager
Thierry Crespo has more than 25 years of experience in the field of microcontrollers. Whether in applications, product marketing or business development, he has addressed a wide variety of sectors, from analog or digital television, to automotive or smartcard products, notably around NFC SIM, eSIM as well as NFC or NFC+eSE controllers. He is currently marketing manager for microcontrollers and microprocessors at ST and is particularly focused on security aspects.
Thierry is a graduate of ESIEE and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Practice Manager Data & IoT
Graduated from a computer science and automation engineering school, Christophe Creuseveau joined VISEO in 2010 and has been working on cloud-based IoT projects since 2013. He is responsible for the Data & IoT Practice at VISEO. Highly committed to environmental issues in the broadest sense, Christophe has recently been integrating the environmental component into the implementation of IoT and I4.0 projects. While he is convinced that IoT and the cloud can be real vectors of progress, he devotes much of his energy to ensuring that the IT solutions delivered are as lean as possible.
Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships
Nicolas Damour is Senior Director, Strategic Partnership at Sierra Wireless. He is responsible for innovation projects with industry partners and ensuring market adoption of next generation IoT technologies and services. With over 10 years at Sierra Wireless and more than 20 years in the broader ICT industry, Nicolas is helping to position Sierra Wireless as a global provider of field-to-cloud IoT solutions that include hardware, connectivity and cloud services. He currently chairs the GSMA IoT Terminal Steering Group and holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering and a Masters in Innovation Management?
Thierry DE LUMLEY
Chief Revenue Officer
Trained as an electronics engineer, Didier has nearly 30 years of varied experience in Engineering and Design Departments or with industrial companies. For more than a year, he has been supporting companies in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in their projects involving electronics within CAP’TRONIC.
Director of the Future of Works program and Key Account Co-Innovation
Born in 1968, Philippe Delbary holds an engineering degree from Polytech’Lille in instrumentation, a master’s degree in telecommunications from the Institut Mines Telecom and an MBA in media. He has been working at Orange since 1995. He started his career as manager of the Customized Offer for Companies, then as InterLAN product manager. As key account manager, he moved to the purchasing function as a group buyer for DSLAMs and IPTV platforms. In 2006 he was appointed Marketing Director for IPTV at the Orange Technocentre. Then in 2011, he took over the responsibility of the innovation department on the B2B Internet of Things within the group’s innovation department. Since March 2020, he has been director of the “Future of Work” program within the Orange Innovation department.
Engineer in energy and sustainable construction, president of the company EnerBIOFlex, energy specialist for the agricultural world and responsible for Biogas ATEE Lorraine (Technical Association Energy Environment).
After 5 years of experience in the energy and auditing sector, Julien Delgove specialized in economic intelligence at the European School of Economic Intelligence in Versailles (EEIE).
His professional experiences and his double expertise allowed him to acquire a good technical knowledge and a better understanding of the different needs of the construction and energy stakeholders.
Thus, he decided to create an engineering company, EnerBIOFlex, to put his know-how at the service of the reduction of energy consumption as well as the production of clean and sustainable energy, notably for the agricultural world.
Marketing Manager - Microcontroller, Memory & Secure Microcontroller
Laurent Denis is marketing manager for ST’s secure microcontrollers. He is responsible for the STSAFE family of products that provide authentication services to fight counterfeiting and help ensure the security of connected objects. He has 25 years of experience in the development and marketing of embedded systems and electronic components.
Director & Partner
Curious and dynamic, Steven is very creative. His strengths: knowing how to grasp strategic issues, clearly expressing complex ideas and asking pertinent questions… His experience as an economic journalist, then as head of content and events at La Tribune, has allowed him to study the transformations of society in the field.
A graduate of the Institut Supérieur de la Communication de la Presse et de l’Audiovisuel, Steven has worked for more than 12 years in the media and communication sector. He has worked with La Tribune, Metronews, L’Express, TBWA, emlyon business school, Esdes…
Innovation Director, Lyon
After more than 20 years of experience in the field of organization and deployment consulting in the industrial sector, Isabelle Donato joined the Inetum group 10 years ago within the SAP teams.
For the past 5 years, Isabelle has been overseeing all Sales Marketing, Communication and Consulting issues within the Inetum group’s Innovation department. She also manages one of the innovation places, the FabLab in Lyon. She plays a fundamental role in the Innovation department teams by supervising the animation of the FabLab of the group.
Isabelle Donato has a strong expertise in change management and training of business actors in new technologies and supports customers in their digital and innovative transformation. This knowledge enables her to meet her primary objective, which is to bring to the innovation teams a vision that is highly oriented towards use cases and market knowledge.
Machine Learning Engineer senior
Mehdi Doubiani has been practicing his skills in statistics, cellular and molecular biology as well as in computer science in different structures for more than 15 years. His core competence in IT being Databases, SQL and project management applied to the medical environment, Mehdi was able to install and maintain a blood donation management software in more than 57 countries. In 2017 he decided to extend his field of expertise to data science and data engineering and applied it at Renault and Peugeot among others. The diversity of his experiences allowed him to join Soladis as a confirmed data scientist in the Nice agency.
Since his arrival at Soladis, he has put his dual skills in data science and data engineering/cloud to good use, notably by participating in calls for proposals and architecture choices. He also gives introductory courses in machine learning for clients and internally.
Gilles DU CREST
VP Enterprise IoT
Nicolas Ducrot is Vice President Orange Innovation Devices and Partnerships, Enterprise IoT at Orange. He has extensive experience in telecommunications, with over 15 years in network and IT services, devices, digital transformation and the Internet of Things. During his career, he has held numerous positions including Director of Connected Objects, where he led innovative IoT partnerships to increase revenue from smart devices and cellular connectivity based IoT solutions. Nicolas holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications from the University of Technology in Troyes, France.
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional Director
Head of Data & Analytics, Digital & Innovation, Responsible Digital
Richard DUMON has been with the Volvo Group since 2006. He has held several positions until he became CIO of Renault Trucks. Responsible for the after-sales, data & analytics, and now digital transformation domains, he also has a real appetite for innovation, digitalization, and agility that he tries to spread within the company. He has also set up the Digital Factory and launched a sustainable digital approach.
Managing editor of L'Usine Nouvelle, Industrie & Technologies and L'Usine Digitale
Groupe Infopro Digital
Director of the Industry Division of the Infopro Digital group since March 1, 2022, he leads the editorial teams of L’Usine Nouvelle, Industrie & Technologies, BIP, Enerpresse and L’Usine Digitale. Previously, Emmanuel Duteil was editor-in-chief of Europe 1 in charge of the economy and social issues since 2014. He co-hosted the daily program La France Bouge on Europe 1. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, he was in charge of the economic editorial at 7:15 am and the economic interview every evening at 10:20 pm. Emmanuel Duteil, born on October 2, 1979 in Nantes, is a journalist specializing in economics. He is a graduate of ISCPA, the Institut Supérieur des Médias in Paris. Emmanuel Duteil began his professional career in 2000 at BFM Radio: journalist, reporter, presenter and then editor in chief in charge of the transformation of BFM Radio into BFM Business. In 2010, he became the New York correspondent for BFM TV, before becoming Deputy Editorial Director of BFM Business in 2012. In 2014, he joined Europe 1. Since 2008, Emmanuel Duteil has also been a professor at the Sciences Po School of Journalism.
Team Manager, Global Field Engineering
Eric Faure is responsible for the Global Field Engineering team at Provenrun. Eric has over 30 years of experience in embedded software products and solutions. Prior to joining Provenrun in 2021, he was a technical account manager at Mentor Siemens Business and Field Engineering Team Manager for the EMEA region at Wind River.
Eric holds a post-graduate degree in software engineering from the University of Bordeaux.
La Ruche Industrielle
R&D, digital and sustainable development project manager
With his multidisciplinary experience in complex technological fields such as telecommunications, aeronautics, automotive and other digitalization projects, Bruno FERRIER is leading the “Open Active House” project within the Fortil group. This research project develops a biomimetic architectural initiative aiming at a reasoned energy consumption, a reduction of the environmental impact by the valorization of waste and an optimized water management. Technologist and self-taught, it is by traveling the world through industrial projects that he developed a passion for anthropology and the conviction that a more resilient way of life was possible without degrowth.
Business Development Manager
ASCA - An Armour-group company
John FISKE is Business Development Manager at ASCA, where he develops the Sensor segment, an emerging market with high potential for energy harvesting in the IoT field.
Trained as an engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit, John quickly became interested in the development of technological solutions for Smart Cities and Smart Buildings by moving from a technical position to more commercial ones, and worked with reputable companies in the sector, in particular Bouygues Energies and Services, GE Current and Fayat Energie Services.
Consulting in organizational, managerial and HR innovations for start-ups and SMEs
Marie-Pierre Fleury has been involved in HR, managerial and digital innovations since the early 2000s. A graduate of the emlyon business school, she has a career as an HR manager with extended responsibilities in SMEs and start-ups and as the designer of the id-carrières platform (2010-2018). Today, Marie-Pierre co-constructs with entrepreneurs and their teams the framework and actions to increase the contribution of HR and management to the business competitiveness and attractiveness of the company. She also accompanies executives and managers in their individual trajectory.
Innovation manager of the computer vision division
Graduated from Télécom Saint-Etienne in Digital Imaging and Computer Vision, Guillaume Fortier spent his first 10 professional years working in the world of Scientific Research, applied to Computer Vision, notably for INRIA and CNRS institutes.
Afterwards, he joined the industrial world through the SII group, working on innovative projects for start-ups and SMEs.
In June 2019, he finally joined the Innovation department of Inetum as head of the Computer Vision cluster. He now manages the team and monitors internal and customer projects, whether industrial or applied to scientific research.
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Director of missions for IoT factory
ITNOVEM, filiale Tech groupe SNCF
Vice Chairman EMEA
At 61 years of age, while Intelligent Buildings have always been at the center of his professional activity, Emmanuel FRANCOIS has been President of the Smart Buildings Alliance for Smart Cities (SBA) from 2014 to 2022, which he co-founded in 2012.
He is also the founding president of the MAJ endowment fund, whose objective is to open up a new path, a new social project to respond to the major challenges facing society today by repositioning the human being at the heart of transitions and by relying on digital technology for more frugal and inclusive buildings and cities.
To accompany these changes, he advocates the 3rd urban revolution in response to the major challenges facing society.
Emmanuel FRANCOIS is also the Western European director of EnOcean GmbH, which is the bearer of a key technology for the IoT, as it is wireless and battery-free, allowing buildings to be instrumented in a non-intrusive and completely sustainable manner. He has always been in the electrical engineering world in general management or sales management positions successively at Wieland Electric France, Cooper Group, ABB and Schneider Electric. In this capacity, he became convinced of the interest of the progressive introduction of direct current for SmartBuilding and SmartCity, in order to reduce their carbon footprint and became one of its promoters at a global level.
Founder & CEO
ISEN alumni and engineer Marc-Henri Frouin founded Niryo in 2017. After having gained recognition from makers and academics, Marc-Henri’s ambition is to lead learners and professionals towards Industry 5.0 with the help of cobots (AKA collaborative robots). Nearly 40 professionals work at Niryo today, exporting robots in 60 countries.
VP Sales Edge
Luca has built his career in multi-disciplinary roles at international level (Europe and USA) selling and managing leading-edge innovation projects, setting-up business units from concept to implementation and running digital transformation initiatives. Over these years, he acquired a solid experience around IoT and Edge supporting companies such as Nokia, IBM and Red Hat entering this market. Luca earned a MSc in Physics from EPFL and an MBA from SDA Bocconi.
Group Manufacturing Performance & Organisation Manager
President Tiko Services
Frédéric Gastaldo’s professional career began in 1986 at UGINE ACG, a Franco-American stainless steel manufacturer, before joining the Paris office of the Boston Consulting Group. He then joined Cegetel Entreprises (Vivendi) in France as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and in 1998, he became co-founder and CEO of Louis Dreyfus Communications – renamed Neuf Telecom – the largest French fixed-line telecommunications competitor to France Telecom.
In 2003, Frédéric Gastaldo joined Swisscom to found Swisscom Hospitality Services, a specialized international provider of Internet services for hotels and conference centers. After various other functions within the Swisscom Group – among others as member of the Executive Board of Swisscom Switzerland, in charge of Strategy and Innovation or Chairman of the Board of Directors of local.ch – he is currently CEO of tiko Energy Solutions AG.
EVP Strategic Innovation
Stéphane Gervais is Vice-President for Strategic Innovation, Partnership and Smart Data at LACROIX Group. He has over 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry in global marketing, business development, innovation, project management and as a product designer. He has worked for multinational companies in Europe and Asia in the consumer and industrial sectors. As Vice President for Strategic Innovation, Partnership and Smart Data at LACROIX Group, he focuses on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), new technologies, electronics, autonomous vehicles and smart cities, which are among his favorite topics.
Olivier Gillet, an INSA engineer, turned to Ecological Transition after several years spent in product development. A stint at the ADEME headquarters allowed him to confirm this choice and he is now in charge of the Ecological Transition for companies in the AuRA region: energy sobriety and efficiency, waste heat recovery, decarbonization of industry and promotion of thermal renewable energy.
CEO & Founder
After more than 10 years within the Smart Building industry, Fabien Girerd saw first-hand the real challenges of large organisations to improve their workplace efficiency. That is why he created Jooxter: a cutting-edge solution. It is suitable to any organisation from small businesses (100+ employees) up to blue chip companies (100k+ employees). With the recent outbreak of COVID19, Jooxter has proven specifically relevant to the current workplaces challenges.
Fabien Girerd started his professional career as a Management consultant, he then transitioned into the industrial sector within large international SAP programs. Since then, he decided to leave the back-office operations to be face-to-face with customers by joining the Workplace Technology team at Johnson Controls. All this combined experience led him to create Jooxter in 2014 that now became a European leader in workplace management technology with top-end satisfied clients.
Fabien Girerd envisioned Jooxter as an agile solution:
– It constantly evolves with its context, its clients, and the technologies.
– It is fueled by its talented multicultural teams and its world-leading partners.
– It is driven by core values such as user well-being with excellent client feedback, quality solutions and efficiency.
With solutions rooted in the Internet of Things, Jooxter builds applications and services to help businesses and people to adapt to a better and smarter workplace. By integrating it to any Building Operating System, it offers complete control over a building occupancy.
MINES ParisTech - CAOR (Centre de Robotique)- Département Mathématiques et Systèmes
Alina GLUSHKOVA is a researcher at the Centre de Robotique at the Ecole des Mines de Paris where she co-directs the Specialized Master “AIMove: Artificial Intelligence and Movement in Industries and Creation”. Her research work focuses on Human-Machine Interaction and more precisely on the development of systems and algorithms that improve the machine’s perception and make it capable of evaluating human movement in order to provide feedback to the human to correct the technicality of his gesture/posture. His work has been applied in the analysis and correction of the ergonomics of professional gestures, as well as in the learning of expert gestures.
Collaborative Project Director, R&D Innovation Coordinator of the European Project CPS4EU
VALEO - CPS4EU
Present since the beginning of the Techview adventure, Paul GRIHON now co-directs the company.
He manages R&D for the connected solutions and his expertise expresses in a more operational way. This is quite a challenge for him who started as a maintenance technician in the group in 2008.
Talent Acquisition Leader
After starting her career in a law firm, Fanny integrated Somfy Group, first as HR Manager for an R&D entity and then in the recruitment department where she is currently in charge of IT / R&D talent acquisition.
Passionate about outdoor sports and nature, Fanny holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences and an MBA in Human Resources Management.
Technical advisor & Principal architect, IMPLUSE
After spending several years at Renesas as a software engineer and system architect on SoCs for cell phones, Nicolas Guilbaud co-founded eSoftThings where he was R&D Director and CTO. In 2019, after the sale of eSoftThings to LACROIX, he joined IMPULSE, the Group’s design office. Today, he leads the system architecture team with a specialization in IoT technologies.
CEO & Founder
Tenured CNRS researcher
Sorbonne Université - ISIR (Institut des systèmes intelligents et de robotique)
Nathanaël Jarrassé, CNRS research fellow at the ISIR (Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics) of Sorbonne University. He is a specialist in human-robot physical interaction, and in rehabilitation and assistance robotics. His research focuses on the development of technologies for the disabled, human motor control, but also the appropriation of technical devices and the relationship between technology and society.
CEO & Co - Founder
Founder & CEO
With a master’s degree in mathematics from ENS-Lyon and a master’s degree in management from EM-Lyon, Martin has been practicing data science for almost 15 years. Since 2018, he specializes in data valuation strategies and the development of new data products. With his company DatArtibus created last year, he supports companies in the development and organization of data skills around the value perceived by users.
Digital strategy Advisor
La Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
CTO & Founder
Founder of the startup Safehear, created during his studies at the INP Phelma engineering school, Antoine Kuhnast has always been very sensitive to ecological and social issues, and has chosen to develop a risk prevention solution for company employees: communicating in noisy environments is a daily problem for millions of people in France and Europe. This product, hardware / deeptech, comes with a local and responsible production: a real “made in France” and high quality solution to reduce at most the ecological impact.
Full professor & holder of the "Construction 4.0" Chair
Prof. Dr. Zoubeir LAFHAJ is Full Professor (Exceptional Class), at Centrale Lille Institute, France and the holder of the “Construction 4.0” Chair since January 2017, an industrial research chair that addresses the challenges of modernizing the construction industry in France and Europe. His research expertise focuses on (i) additive manufacturing (3D printing) for construction, industrialization and robotization of construction, (ii) applications of AI, blockchain and BIM in construction and finally (iii) productivity, lean construction, and collaboration with all stakeholders in the construction industry. He is working at the international level with the most advanced experts in the world.
Research & development engineer
At the end of her thesis in real time systems, she joined the embedded systems design office of Fortil in September 2021. Within FORTIL, she participates in the development and the realization of new connected objects or sophisticated embedded systems which require the intervention of many expertises such as communication protocols, knowledge of real time systems, and development on microcontrollers and in embedded OS. It also assists in the design and development of systems with high constraints.
ENSEM- Université de Lorraine / LORIA
Abdelkader Lahmadi is a professor at the University of Lorraine. He teaches at ENSEM and does his research at LORIA in the RESIST team.
His research work focuses on the cybersecurity of networked systems, in particular connected objects and industrial facilities.
He is also the scientific leader of the High Security Laboratory (LHS) in Nancy and co-founder of the startup CYBI specialized in the management of computer attack paths.
Head of Innovation Department
Hacène LARECHE is currently in charge of the Innovation, Offers and Services Department of the Collection Networks Division at SNCF. Her mission is to prepare the implementation of electronic communication networks at SNCF and anticipate the arrival of new technologies. Previously working at Arcep in the Mobile and Innovation Department, Hacène LARECHE has led prospective work on the electromagnetic spectrum and its future uses. His first steps on these topics of connectivity go back to 20 years ago, having started in the semiconductor industry with the objective of designing radars in millimeter waves, at CNRS and then at SOITEC. He also worked in an ecosystem of innovative companies, Creative Valley, as director of operations and served as president of a citizen laboratory.
Digital Products Team Manager
Director of Division and Industry 4.0
Passionate about innovation and technology, Damien has been bringing his enthusiasm and experience to innovative projects for the past 15 years. Creator of start-up acceleration programs and start-up competitions, he has coached nearly 200 innovative companies. On a daily basis, he accompanies large-scale projects that transform large organizations, and always makes human change a priority. Convinced that tomorrow’s technology will be driven by Mixed Reality, he joined Synergiz to support its development since 2020.
Jade LE MAÎTRE
President of the IO-Link France collective
Manager, 3D perception and logistics market
Damien Legrand is 3D Perception & Logistics Market Manager at ifm, an international group specialized in automation, instrumentation and industrial detection solutions. Trained as an engineer, he has experience as a project manager with manufacturers of special automated machines with a common denominator: the vision system as the keystone of a high value-added solution. His main areas of expertise include developing new markets and replicating successful vision applications. As an interface between customers and Research and Development, D. Legrand accompanies customers wherever perception is a major issue, whether it is 2D, 3D, indoor or outdoor.
He is responsible for the Perception activity for ifm France, Spain & Portugal and is particularly involved in the automation of the logistics warehouse, using ifm’s complete automation and sensor offer to make AGVs / AMRs more flexible and intelligent.
In addition, the analysis and evaluation of technological trends and the cooperation with institutes and universities provide inspiration for his work on innovation.
A nurse by profession, Jérome LEON joined Deepsen to help with the commercial development of the solution, having at heart the optimization of the patient’s care and well-being, without losing sight of the caregivers’ comfort.
AI Vision Project Manager
For the past 5 years, François LEROSIER has been part of an AI Inetum team specialized in automated vision. He applies the latest visual analysis technologies to multisectoral use cases: industry, banking, urban planning, quality, documents…
Psychologist & Research fellow
Centre Hospitalier Le VINATIER
Lead Advisory France
Co-founder of SIBIUS, research fellow at the CNRS and at the Vinatier Hospital
Guillaume is an engineer specialized in signal processing and has a PhD in neuroscience. He moves between computers and MRIs, from microscopes to neuropsychologists, from mathematics to neurology. Co-founder of SIBIUS, research fellow at the CNRS and at the Vinatier Hospital, his research projects focus on the study of the healthy and pathological brain through the development of innovative measurement and analytics methods. It is within the framework of studies on autism spectrum disorders that he developed Digitrack after having noticed that the diagnosis itself suffered from a total absence of reliable biomarkers allowing an efficient screening. The most efficient algorithm available cannot do without a reliable measurement method that can quickly and easily objectify and quantify the disorders, but also the effectiveness of the various therapeutic strategies.
Co-Founder & Chairman
Nicolas Louvet is a political scientist (Ph.D. Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées/ENPC), founder and CEO of the research firm 6t, and co-founder and Chairman of Sharelock. For more than 20 years, he has been advising and assisting public authorities and institutions, real estate planners and developers, car manufacturers, energy companies, as well as urban, interurban and international transport operators (public and private) in France and abroad. Nicolas Louvet is also a professor at Sciences Po Paris. He taught at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne from 2005 to 2015 and at the ENPC from 2000 to 2008. Author of numerous publications, Nicolas Louvet works on the interaction between uses, networks, institutions and territories.
Co-founder & CEO
Valeur d'être; Archipel Kyosei
Agence Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes entreprises
Professor Mines Paris- Université PSL, Lead author of the 6th IPCC report, Director of The Transition Institute 1.5 de MINES Paris - PSL
Mines Paris - Université PSL 6ème rapport du GIEC Transition Institute 1.5
Member of the IPCC and Professor, Research Director, Nadia Maïzi heads the Center for Applied Mathematics at MINES Paris University where she has initiated research and teaching activities related to Modeling for the Economy, Energy and Environment, reconciling short and long term. With her team, she is developing a prospective approach based on the TIMES long-term energy planning model, at the national, European and global levels, and represents France in the IEA consortium, ETSAP, which oversees the deployment of this model.
In 2022, she created a new institute: The Transition Institute 1.5 for Mines Paris – PSL.
In 2018, she is appointed lead author for the next IPCC report and participates in the writing of the 6th assessment report delivered in April 2022.
In September 2015 she was appointed member of the expert committee on energy transition by the Minister of Environment, Energy and Sea.
She is the head of the ParisTech delegation to the UNFCCC Conferences of the Parties since 2010.
In 2008, she created the Chair for Prospective Modeling for Sustainable Development which is currently financed by industrial (SCHNEIDER Electric, EDF, GRTgaz, TOTAL, RTE) and institutional (ADEME, DGEC) partners and whose work is valued in many governmental and international circles (CAS, MEDDE, MRP, COP/UNFCCC, IEA).
She founded the Ecole des Mines de Paris’ specialized master’s degree in Energy Systems Optimization in 1999, of which she is the pedagogical manager.
A civil engineer from Ecole des Mines de Paris (P85), she holds a PhD from Ecole des Mines de Paris in Control (1992) and did a post-doctorate at Stanford University (1994).
She has published 12 books or book chapters, 46 articles in international refereed journals, 15 in French journals, 95 articles in international conference proceedings and 37 invited lectures.
Nadia Maïzi is a Knight of the Palmes Académiques, was promoted to Officer of the National Order of Merit in 2021 and is a Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honor.
JESSICA FRANCE - Cap'Tronic
After several experiences in the industry, Jean-Philippe, a computer engineer graduated from the INSA of Lyon, has been working in the support of French companies for more than 20 years. He is currently the National Director of JESSICA France, which carries CAP’TRONIC.
Deputy Director Lab CAOR (Robotics Centre) and Director of AIMOVE Master.
Sotiris Manitsaris is Deputy Director of the Robotics Centre of Mines de Paris, PSL University. His research and teaching interests are in the field of human-centered Artificial Intelligence, which consists of machine learning and pattern recognition methods based on signals from the human body for Human-Machine Collaboration, including mobile and collaborative robotics.
Expert in electronic systems, Philippe is currently Technical Director for CAP’TRONIC. First as a design engineer and project manager, then as a teacher and researcher, expert and trainer, and finally as a company director, Philippe has a rich career of more than 30 years in the field of product and process innovation.
Expert in Industrial Process
A mechanical engineer and industrial process manager, Eric is the industrial process expert at CAP’TRONIC. He has twenty years of experience in industrialization in the aeronautics and automotive sectors, which he puts to use for French companies.
A specialist in Industrial Engineering and Complex Systems Engineering, Jean-Christophe has been a CAP’TRONIC consulting engineer for over 20 years. He puts his years as a technology consultant and the hundreds of projects he has accompanied to the benefit of companies in the Grand Est region where he is based.
Senior Director, CTO
Nicolas Marzin leads TIBCO’s CTO office and the TIBCO LAB innovation program for the EMEA region. As an integral part of the Products & Technology department, the CTO office supports the field teams and is a bridge between engineering and customers. Nicolas works with customers and partners on innovation projects involving various technologies and architectures including cloud, AI, IoT, XR, process mining. Previously, Nicolas worked for Staffware, the leading BPM vendor, acquired by TIBCO in 2004. At Staffware and TIBCO, he held the positions of solutions consultant, BPM architect manager and strategic enablement group, focused on TIBCO’s SaaS solutions.
Deputy director general at SERFIM Energie
Knowledgeable and passionate consultant in cleantech, sustainability, and technology spaces, with 3.5 years of experience at McKinsey & Company, supporting companies around the world on core strategy topics, new markets opportunities, due diligence work and better organization and operations. Imperial College (MSc Sustainable Energy Futures) and Ecole des Mines graduate.
From 1999 to 2016 Yvan Measson was Head of the Cobotics Laboratory at CEA LIST & Business Development Manager. At the same time, he is a member of the ISO UNM 81 commission: “robots and components for robotics”. Today, as CEO of ISYBOT, his extensive technological expertise together with a fine understanding of the industrial needs acquired by his experiences in the field and in industrial transfer bring a precious help to the development of the company on its markets.
Energy Executive & Sustainability Lead
As energy & sustainability lead, Sandra is in charge of developing strategic partnerships with CxO to support strategic customers in their digital transformation and sustainability journey
She has a solid background in strategy, complex transformation programs and sustainability with a deep industry knowledge, working during 15 years for global consulting firms -10 years for Accenture & 5 years for ex-Deloitte consulting as a Partner – driving growth in Energy, Utilities and Manufacturing sectors, and leading strategic transformation programs for CAC40 companies.
More recently, she was driving the Group annual strategic sales and marketing plan to accelerate the digital shift of Schneider Electric
Since a few years, she is involved in sustainability, Energy efficiency, economy decarbonization and completed the University of Cambridge Business Sustainability Leadership diploma last year.
Head of Product Management and Strategy
CEO & Co - Founder
In 2021 Raphaël launched with two friends Mithril Security, the Confidential Computing solution dedicated to AI, of which he is now the Director of Operations. Graduated from Neoma BS Business School, his passion for tech subjects led him to learn about data issues and then to become a data architecture consultant at Wavestone. Among the various missions he has carried out, he was able to experience the compliance constraints that weigh on AI projects, especially in the financial sector. At Mithril, Raphaël is in charge of the research of new synergies and the marketing strategy.
Director of Strategy and Business Development
15+ years experience working on countless innovation initiatives with world-leading organizations like GE, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, General Mills, Smiths Medical – setting strategy for innovation initiatives, delivering on-going support, embedding novel innovation process solutions
Passion for facilitating real-time, problem-solving and idea generation groups and think-tanks – from technology to product to business challenges.
Customer services director, digital services
SIEMENS DIGITAL INDUSTRIES
With 30 years of experience in Automation, Laurent Mismacque is Director of Digital Services at Siemens Digital Industries, for France, Belgium and North Africa. Siemens Digital Industries supports its customers in the digital transformation of their production facilities by providing IIoT, Edge, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Augmented Reality and Low-Code applications solutions.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
S2P - Smart Plastic Products
Maël Moguedet holds a PhD in polymer and composite materials science from INSA Lyon and joined the Industrial Technical Center for Plastics and Composites (IPC) in 2006 as an R&D project manager. After the 2008 crisis, when plastics industry players were looking for growth relays, he set up and developed the Plastronics activity within the technical center, in order to bring intelligent added value to plastic products. In 2014, after several years of R&D, he took over the management of S2P-Smart Plastic Products, a company created thanks to IPC, Polymeris, plastics and electronics manufacturers, and the help of BPI France and the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region: the objective is to offer manufacturers means of designing, prototyping and producing plastronic systems, requiring both miniaturization and integration of electronic functions in 3D
With 20 years of seniority at Festo France, Frédéric MOULIN has been Pneumatic Automation Product Manager for 10 years. He is responsible for the pneumatic product lines including sensors and actuators, and in particular the IO-Link part. He is a member of the IO-Link collective since its creation in 2016.
Global practice manager IA
After 10 years of managing BI and web projects, mainly in the banking and retail sectors, Jean-Paul MULLER specialized in SharePoint with the release of the 2007 version.
First responsible for the SharePoint offer at Capgemini, he then built and formalized the digital workplace offer within the Gfi group (which became Inetum in 2020). As head of a practice of referents, he led the community and made his expertise in formalizing the service offering available to clients for 5 years.
He then took over the responsibility of the Parisian Fablab within Gfi’s Innovation department, and for the past 5 years has been developing skills and teams around the 4 domains of AI (tabular, image, sound and natural language) as well as expertise in collaborative VR (55 people in 2020).
Today, he is Global Practice Manager AI of the Inetum group, and is in charge of the animation of the expert communities and of the group’s strategy on AI
EMEA Solutions Architect
Vincent Nguyen graduated from “Ecole Centrale de Lyon” in France in 1995, and started his career at HP in Grenoble in 1996, at that time in charge of Corporate PC design. A long-time computer graphics enthusiast, he quickly moved to the position of recommending solutions for the corporate PC roadmap.
He moved to NVIDIA in 2002, and in his current embedded role, advises customers on the NVIDIA Jetson platform, and the technical solutions recommended for their specific needs. Since NVIDIA focus on Deep Learning and AI, he took the opportunity to refine his knowledge in this area and became a DLI Certified Instructor on Fundamentals of Computer vision in 2018.
Industrial Partnership and Ecosystem Manager
Vincent Nicaise is in charge of developing technological and commercial partnerships with automation and cybersecurity players for Stormshield. Vincent previously contributed to the construction of a cybersecurity offer for the IoT within Atos and developed the commercial activity of a start-up for a detection probe dedicated to industrial systems. His career path has allowed him to work for 20 years in software publishing, including 13 years in the cybersecurity field.
Corporate Digital Director
Julien Nicolas, 46, is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Pau and Leeds University Business School. Before joining the SNCF Group, he held various positions in digital, customer relations and communications, notably for TPS (TF1 Group).
In 2005, he joined the railway group and the Voyages-sncf.com teams, where he successively held the positions of CRM/Web Manager and then Director of Customer Relations France and Europe in 2008. He was then in charge of customer services and support, selfcare and the development of customer information.
He then became Director of the Business Unit Europe until February 2016 before bringing together the France and Europe teams of OUI.sncf.
Deputy CEO of e.Voyageurs SNCF since the end of 2018 in charge of OUI.sncf, SNCF Assistant and the MaaS program, he was also a member of the boards of directors of the Federation of e-Commerce and Distance Selling (FEVAD) and the French Association of Customer Relations (AFRC). In September 2020, he was appointed interim e.Voyageurs Director, before the appointment of Anne Pruvot.
Professor, manager of the research platform "Living Lab Health & Autonomy"
Université Lyon 1
Norbert NOURY is :
– Director of the Professional Master’s Degree in Technical and Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices – Polytech Lyon, the engineering school of the University of Lyon 1
– Director of the Professional Degree in Medical Equipment Technologies, IUT Lyon 1 University
– Head of the “Living Lab Health and Autonomy” research platform, Biomedical Sensors team, INL Lab – UMR CNRS 5270
Professor Researcher - Co-founder of Near Future Laboratory - Anthropologist of technology
Haute-Ecole d'Art et de Design (HEAD – Genève) Near Future Laboratory
Nicolas Nova is a professor, researcher, entrepreneur and writer. He is an anthropologist of technology active in the field of contemporary cultures, interaction design and futures research. His work is focused on observing and documenting digital and new media practices, as well as environmental changes. Using ethnographic approaches, Nicolas investigates everyday cultures to tell stories, and employs design techniques such as Design Fiction to explore the implications of social or technological changes.
Co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory, he is Associate Professor at the Geneva University of Arts and Design (HEAD – Genève), where he teaches digital anthropology, ethnography and design research. He is also associate researcher at medialab SciencesPo in Paris.
Nicolas holds a PhD in Social Sciences (University of Geneva), and another PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL, Switzerland). He was previously visiting professor at ENSCI – Les Ateliers (Paris) and Politecnico di Milano, visiting researcher at the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA), and the Institute of Sociological Research at the University of Geneva.
Director, Enterprises market
Francis Otshudi is Director of the Enterprise market at iExec, a French pioneer in blockchain. A graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Lille, he has over 20 years of experience in the technology sector. Francis Otshudi has held several management positions in the IT and commercial departments of financial institutions and international companies. Among them, Barclays, CityIndex, SoFi, and more recently SLIB (BNP Paribas) where he led The Lab, a development unit for blockchain projects for various industries. Francis Otshudi has worked in Paris, Lyon, London and Hong Kong. At iExec, he advises and supports companies in the development of blockchain projects, enabling them to make the most of this technology to create value for their business.
Anthropologist, Doctor in socio-anthropology, specialist in contemporary worlds
Strate Lyon, Université de Lausanne
Fanny Parise is an anthropologist with a doctorate in socio-anthropology. She specializes in consumption and the evolution of lifestyles, and is interested in imaginary and beliefs (industrial animism, responsible capitalism, etc.). She teaches Human and Social Sciences at the Strate School of Design in Lyon, and is also an associate researcher at the Institut Lémanique de Théologie Pratique at the University of Lausanne, and Director of Research and Innovation in the ethical digital sector. She founded the collective Magical Thinking and the podcast Madame l’Anthropologue where she deciphers current events.
Book published in 2022: Les Enfants gâtés. Anthropologie du mythe du capitalisme responsable, published by Payot.
European Director, design thinking & emerging technologies
James Parker is Director of Design Thinking and Emerging Technologies at Hitachi Solutions Europe. He is responsible for the development of Microsoft’s cloud offerings around the power platform and Data & AI as well as our approach to digital transformation through Design Thinking and Microsoft Catalyst. Prior to joining Hitachi Solutions, James spent several years at Microsoft, first at the Innovation Center (MTC) as an innovation architect where he led workshops with business and IT decision makers on digital transformation and technology before specializing in the Power Platform. Prior to Microsoft, James spent 9 years at Salesforce where he coached several large enterprises on adoption and value realization.
Steve Péguet is Scientific Director of the ALTEN Group. He has worked for 22 years on digital transformation, first for retail banking related to the advent of the Internet, then 7 years on e-administration for State Administrations and local authorities and 9 years on the entire digital revolution, all sectors combined, as Director of Innovation within the Atos Group.
Today, his mission is to define the ALTEN Group’s R&D strategy, to implement it within its Labs and to federate the ecosystem of strategic partners, academic players and innovative startups/SMEs to address the innovation challenges related to customer transformations.
An entrepreneur since his student days, Paul worked in the world of data visualization before founding Adok in 2016. Adok is a French high-tech company that develops collaborative tools made in France based on tactile projections.
Business development Director
Project Manager Innovation Europe
Eugénie PESSIA is Project Manager, Innovation Europe at Lyonbiopole Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes since November 2021. Within the innovation team, she mainly assists members in structuring and setting up their research and innovation projects on a European scale.
Eugénie holds a Master’s degree in Biosciences from ENS Lyon and a PhD in Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics from the University of Lyon 1 (Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology). Eugénie taught courses during her thesis (Licences 2&3), worked for 2 years in computer engineering, then was for 5 years a consultant in innovation’s financing within a large consulting group (2.5 years setting up European collaborative projects in biology and computer science; 2.5 years consulting in CIR/CII/JEI in computer science).
VP IIoT product & market strategy
Executive & founding partner
Ludovic PINGANAUD, manager and co-founding partner of ATRISC, in charge of development and customer relations in PARIS and ILE DE FRANCE.
Ludovic Pinganaud is one of the founding partners of ATRISC, one of the references in France in the fields of crisis management, analysis of risks, threats and vulnerabilities and organizational reliability.
Ludovic PINGANAUD is a former senior officer (Lieutenant-Colonel) of the fire department with more than 30 years of experience. Between 2013 and 2019, he was assigned to the Ministry of the Interior where he developed a strong competence in the field of crisis management and complex situations by occupying the position of coordinator of the Inter-ministerial Crisis Unit (CIC) placed under the authority of the Prime Minister. He has participated in the management of major events with the highest national authorities such as the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the hyper kosher store (January 2015), the crash of the Germanwings plane (March 2015), the attacks of November 13, 2025 in Paris, the attack of July 14, 2016 in Nice, hurricanes Irma/José/Maria in the Caribbean in September 2017, the attack on the Strasbourg Christmas market in December 2018), the monitoring of major events such as the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings in June 2014, the 2016 European Football Cup, or the COP 21 world summit in December 2015, a few weeks after the deadly November attacks in Paris and the Stade de France.
As such, he has become a national reference in this field due to his multiple experiences, which allow him today to know well the world of work in the private and public sectors and to approach with pragmatism the subjects related to security by bringing a global and transverse vision.
Director, Future of Work Consulting
After 10 years spent in major consulting firms Bruno is head of “Future of Work” Consulting entity at Fujitsu France. With his team, Bruno support organizations of all sizes in the co-creation and implementation of new work experiences where technology serves human and environmental issues. Passionate and curious, he studies the impact of the XR / Metaverse related technologies on the world of work and he is co-founder of the podcast “Generation Alpha” which explores the future of work in 2050.
GRANDLYON - La Métropole
Head of the strategy & management of innovation department
Sylvain Poisson is Director of the Innovation Strategy Department of the Ayming consulting firm. With a degree in literature from the Sorbonne and a master’s degree from ESSEC, Sylvain has been operating in innovation consulting for about 15 years with start-ups, SMEs, ETIs and Large Groups. He joined Ayming in 2018 to manage the Strategy – Innovation Management department and accompany companies along the entire innovation value chain (from fundamental research to innovation, from strategy to organization).
Business Line Manager Cloud & IoT
CEO of Proditec Co-president of Aquitaine Robotics President of Lean France Institute
Christophe Riboulet is president of the Lean France Institute and president of the Aquitaine Robotics cluster. He is also president of Proditec, a world leader in automatic quality control solutions for the Pharmaceutical and Monetary industries. Holder of an MBA and a DESS in Computer Science, AI and Robotics, Christophe is passionate about the study of lean and its link with technologies with the aim of making our industry more competitive, more resilient and more sustainable.
Innovation Director, France-Benelux
Passionate about data, a fan of Power BI, innovation driven but business oriented, artificially intelligent, Jean-Pierre drives innovation and “passion-for-tech” at Avanade. He has been working on challenging projects for over 20 years, ranging from the web to IoT and including lots of data and AI.
Jean-Pierre has been recognized by Microsoft as a Data Platform MVP since 2008 and is very involved in communities in France, as an organizer and speaker.
Head of Robotics in the equipment department of Bouygues Travaux Publics (Public Works)
Bouygues Travaux Publics
Patrice Robert (Engineer CESTI-Supméca Paris) has 30 years of experience in robotics engineering for industrial applications. He was in charge of defining robotic solutions for the engineering department of the French subsidiary of a major European robot manufacturer. Patrice has managed several robotic engineering projects for the automotive industry. He joined Bouygues Travaux Publics in 2010, as project manager of Robotic Developments for Construction in the Equipment Department.
Antoine has been managing MODJAW as CEO since its creation and has been able to develop MODJAW from an idea to a real innovative and promising product, while giving it an international dimension.
His experiences in the elaboration of creation projects coupled with commercial and marketing experiences have particularly sensitized him to the issues faced during the phases of company creation. He has had the opportunity to co-develop start-up projects with renowned entrepreneurs in Europe and the United States.
Head of Business Development France
Joël Rosenberg is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1987), Sup’Aéro (1989), M.I.T. (1991) and CIIA (2005), equivalent to an MBA and CFA in Europe. Joël Rosenberg was a merchant banker at Rothschild Bank, then the founder and Managing Director of the Private Equity and Venture department of Société Générale Asset Management. He was in 1996-1997 appointed as head of industrial innovation under the Prime Minister Alain Juppé government. He has held several very senior positions within the Ministry of Defence, the last one being dedicated to industry 4.0 and innovation. He has been Director France of EIT Manufacturing since July 2021. He has taught at Ecole Polytechnique, ENSTA, SFAF, NEOMA and FINANCIA Business Schools.
Head of IoT Industry 4.0 expert Consultaing Director, Digital expertise centre
Guillaume is in charge of the IoT offer for the Sopra Steria group. He has worked for several years in the strategic support and framing of large-scale projects in the field of smart industry and IoT.
He also leads the IoT tribe of the Digital Expertise Center, enabling experts to support the group’s various businesses and markets across the entire value chain (including, more recently, 5G and edge computing) and in all phases of a Smart Industry / IoT program: from strategic definition to deployment, including business model construction and architecture design.
Auvergne Rhône Alpes sales director
Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong professional skilled in Microsoft Technology such as Azure, Big Data, AI, HoloLens, SharePoint, Xamarin.
Sales Executive France
Innovation Director for B2B & Wholesale
Jehanne Savi is Senior Vice President, Innovation for B2B & Wholesale of Orange.
She is in charge of leading Orange group innovation to support business development and strategic moves for B2B & wholesale markets in 27 countries. This embraces the design, development and enrichment of services and solutions for enterprises, content providers and operators on enriched connectivity, communication and collaborative solutions and Internet of Things.
More recently, she was driving the development of Orange’s networking & cloud innovative solutions for the benefit of B2B and wholesale customers, leveraging the on-demand promise and technologies such as SDN, Edge Computing and 5G.
Before that, she served as Executive Director, Online Channels of Orange France, where she transformed the customer relationship of mobile offers to focus on youth demographics through the introduction of consumer digital strategies, resulting in the successful launch of SOSH™ – a first for Orange to launch online only offers.
Jehanne has held various executive positions in IT, automating VoIP & TV & Internet, over ADSL & fibre.
She is a former board member of the French research institute INRIA, and is a member of the European network for Women in Leadership.
Jehanne has a bachelor’s degree in Telecom Management, and PhD in Theoretical Physics. She is the proud mother of three children, and she is actively involved and promotes Women-in-STEM.
Partnership & commercial development Director
Christophe Scheid is Director of Partnership and Business Development for E-COBOT, an industrial company based in Nantes, France, manufacturer, editor and integrator of mobile robotic solutions for logistics. With a degree in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Computing and a diploma from Kedge Business School, he developed his expertise in industrial marketing at Schneider Electric and then at SOCOMEC for over 10 years. As an innovation enthusiast, he applied his skills in industrial marketing and business development to projects in mobile robotics, drones, IoT and connected objects as part of a consulting firm. He joined E-COBOT in January 2018.
France Security Offering Lead
Co-founder & Managing Director
Trained as an electronics engineer, Pierre Yves Sempere created an embedded systems design office in 2004 with a small team of experts combining RF and processor skills.
In 2015, he created EMSPROTO with his partner Damien Michaud, which offers a disruptive offer on the market of electronic board assembly, through the automation of the online costing and the robotization of the production in small series for a manufacturing time of a few days. Today, the two partners of the company, renamed EMS FACTORY, have developed a complete universe of services in electronics with an online management of the sale of very technical and customized solutions.
Project Director - Innovation Manager at ENGIE IT - Head of the Digital Center of Excellence
Olivier Servoise was born on January 6, 1971. An engineer by training, Olivier has spent his entire career in the energy sector. After starting his career in telecommunications, he took charge of digital innovation in the Digital and Information Systems Department of ENGIE. After a break in Polynesia as CIO of Electricité de Tahiti, he returned to France as Director of Innovation of ENGIE IT and Director of the Center of Excellence Sustainable IT.
Managing Director & Co-founder
BEL AIR CAMP
Professor in social psychology; Researcher Coordinator Engagement and Change GEFISS (Expanded governance for the underground engineering sector).
Université de Rennes; GEFISS - Gouvernance élargie pour les filières d'ingénierie du sous-sol.
Alain Somat is currently a professor of social psychology at the University of Rennes 2 and the Laboratory of Psychology, Cognition, Behavior and Communication. His research activity is mainly focused on the modeling of the support of the change of practices implied by the occurrence of 3 unavoidable transitions: 1) digital and technological, 2) environmental, ecological and energetic, 3) health, well-being and generational. Accompanying these transitions implies such transformations that the issue of change is central to developing an anthropocentric rather than technocentric world.
After having worked for many years on an approach to change that is particularly anchored in models designed to convince (persuasion) or to engage (commitment theory or Nudges), Alain Somat is now focusing his research efforts on the hypothesis that successful and appropriate change requires the concerted development of the skills of the people concerned by the change in practices; this concerted effort cannot be envisaged without the necessary consent of all the actors concerned.
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Senior Solutions Architect
Bruno Soulères is a solutions architect at TIBCO Software. He has supported companies in their grid computing projects before turning to analytics in recent years. Bruno Souleres is part of the TIBCO Labs team that develops innovation projects around IoT, analytics and process mining in association with TIBCO Software customers and partners.
Specialist in general medecine
Corinne Talotte has been Innovation Director at SNCF TER for a year to develop innovation in all new contracts.
She has held various innovation positions at SNCF for 27 years. In particular, she has led major technological innovation programs for the Group (hybrid trains, batteries, hydrogen, light rail, etc.) and managed multidisciplinary teams combining science, design and data with SNCF’s business lines. Integrated methods from the world of innovation and startups into the SNCF to generate disruptive innovation and drive projects through to industrialization. Developed strategic partnerships with railway companies but also with other industrial sectors (aeronautics, defense, automotive).
Trained as an engineer and passionate about innovation, Franck Tarpin-Bernard holds a doctorate in computer science and is a former university professor. He is currently the Managing Director of Humans Matter, a company he co-founded in 2000.
A pioneer in digital cognitive remediation, he is at the origin of the first digital therapies (Happyneuron). Thanks to cognitive design and machine learning, he is working with the Humans Matter teams on the new generation of DTx (Digital Therapeutics).
Digital Solutions Manager Samson Regulation
Sr Director | Industry X.0, Manufacturing Digital Transformation Lead
A senior IT and digital leader with 30 years of experience transforming and managing multi-cultural IT organizations, Eric has held leadership positions in manufacturing and life sciences companies. Recognized as a strong business partner with a passion for data and technology, Eric focuses his energy on determining the tangible value proposition for customers.
Digital Pharma Lab
Passionate about serendipity and the exponential economy, Didier is a serial entrepreneur. He has, in fact, participated in the creation and investment of more than 50 digital startups. He has an international background with a MBA from Columbia University, a PhD from INRIA, and an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech.
For 12 years, he worked in the telecom industry and became President of France Telecom North America and then Business Coach for the European Commission’s H2020 program. He also taught for many years at the Institut Mine Telecom – Business School (IMT-BS) and directed the Executive MBA “Leading Innovation in a Digital World”,
Co-founder of Digital Pharma Lab, he is committed to the transformation of the healthcare industry through digital innovation, drawing on his real-life experience of transforming several industries. Didier has led the success of many relationships between pharmaceutical companies and healthcare startups through the “Open Design Thinking®” methodology.
Data Lab & Innovation Manager
Marketing & Communication Manager
Madeline Vassaux has always been passionate about the human link that technological curiosity can generate. As Marketing and Communication Manager for maxon France, she wanted to bring together three fascinating speakers to illustrate in concrete terms the contribution of the Swiss group maxon to scientific progress. As the world leader in precision motorized systems and mechatronics, maxon technologies are used wherever extreme precision is required for biomechatronic prostheses, Mars rovers, implantable motorized medical devices or even the latest generation of intralogistics robots (AGVs).
Vice President, Head R&D France
Jacques Volckmann is a Doctor of Pharmacy, and holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Pharmacy and Microbiology from the Institut de pharmacie industrielle de Lyon (IPIL) and a Master’s degree in Fundamental Virology from the University of Lyon I. He also holds a degree in Business Administration from CEDEP/INSEAD.
He has held several responsibilities in Production, Analytical Sciences, Quality Assurance, and Development in the pharmaceutical industry, mainly in the field of biological products (hormones, vaccines…).
From 2007 to 2009, he was R&D Director of the French sites at Sanofi Pasteur. From 2010 to 2014, he was Director of New Vaccine ProjectsEurope at Sanofi Pasteur, in charge of ensuring the progress of new vaccine projects in the global development portfolio. From 2014 to early 2017, he was Global Director of R&D Sites, Hubs and Scientific Support at Sanofi Pasteur, with overall responsibility for R&D Sites, interfaces with the French and European R&D and academic ecosystems, in France and Europe, scientific support teams for projects, and Global Quality. Since April 2018, Jacques Volckmann is Head of Sanofi R&D in France.
He is a member of Sanofi’s Global R&D Management Committee, as well as of Sanofi’s Strategic Committee in France. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institut des Sciences Pharmaceutiques et Biologiques de Lyon (ISPB/ Faculté de Pharmacie de Lyon), a member of the Board of Directors of the Institut Bioaster de Lyon (IRT) and a member of the Board of the Ksilink Research Institute in Strasbourg.
Since 2022, Jacques Volckmann has been Chairman of the “France Biolead” association launched as part of the strategic initiatives of the industry contract.
La Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Vice-President Advanced Programs d'EFI Automotive
A graduate of the Grenoble Polytechnic Institute and holder of an MBA in Strategic Management, Jean-Baptiste Yvon began his career at Schneider in sensors, then joined Valeo in electrical systems. He joined EFI AUTOMOTIVE in 1991 as a project manager dedicated to German customers, and then became the group’s R&D director for 7 years, director of the sensors business for 5 years, and group Business Development director for 7 years before being appointed Innovation director in 2014. At the same time, he created, within EFI AUTOMOTIVE, the start-up accelerator Axandus in 2015 and EFILIGHTING in 2016 which he manages. His mission is focused on finding the right strategic positioning and new applications for the group through appropriate partnerships. Jean Baptiste Yvon is also Vice President of CARA “European Cluster for Mobility Solutions” since 2008 and has contributed to the development of this cluster through various initiatives.
AXANDUS Director – Industrial acceleration for start-ups EFILIGHTING Director – Start Up – JV with Brochier providing light fabric and light guide solutions for automotive cockpits Vice-President of CARA « European Cluster for Mobility Solutions » in charge of the vehicle sector.
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