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!
Rémi AGIER has the dual skills of leading a technology company specializing in AI for robotics and having expertise in AI research thanks to the work of his doctorate. Before co-founding Visual Behavior in 2020, he founded Aigen in 2017 to provide the latest advances in computer vision for its industrial customers. With Visual Behavior, Rémi AGIER continues this work by focusing the skills of his team on the application of artificial vision to autonomous and assisted mobility across industries.
2WinHealth - 2WinMarket
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. “
Graduated with a master’s degree in Strategy & Management from the IAE of Lyon, Thierry Alvergnat has more than 25 years of experience in the transformation of business activities, particularly in the digital field. He has held several management positions within SMEs, start-ups and institutions in Lyon. In 2021, he joined Pulsalys, a pioneering Deep Tech incubator in France, where he co-founded and led the development of the “eYssor” program for nearly 2 years, with the aim of democratizing Deep Tech. Since April 2023, Thierry Alvergnat has supported, with acuYtiv, start-ups, SMEs and institutions.
Senior Technical Artist
Arnaud Armengaud is Senior Technical Artist at The Qt Company since 2021. A graduate of an art school in Paris, he works in agencies on brand identity. Since 2007, he has been working on user interface and user experience. Before joining Qt, he was head of design at Netgem and ensured the integrity of design in a technological environment. He now brings his HMI expertise to Qt’s new design solutions
President at FRACTAL
FRANCE SUPPLY CHAIN
After 30 years as a supplier of automated systems and 130 automated systems from 100 k€ to 40 M€, after designing several new technologies (goods-to-man, conveyors, etc.), I created FRACTAL in 2022, a ultra-senior consultants specializing in the organization and automation of intralogistics.
This long journey has allowed me to observe the evolution of technologies, but also that of market expectations, for a long time, and I am happy to be able to share my observations and assist companies on the exciting and delicate path of automation. of the Supply Chain.
CNRS researcher in Human Sciences
LIG Lab Grenoble
Véronique Aubergé is a researcher at CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) in humanities and social sciences at the LIG Lab (Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble) and MSH Alpes (Humanibots axis).
In 1992, she earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science-AI and Language Sciences while working as a research engineer in speech synthesis at the company OROS. She has been a lecturer at ENSIMAG and the University of Languages and Letters of Grenoble (Master’s in Idl with a specialization in Robotics) and a researcher at CNRS in ICP Lab, GIPSA Lab, and LIG Lab. Throughout her career, she has developed theories, cognitive models, and applications related to human interactions and the construction of social bonds through the dynamics of social signals. Her research spans areas such as phonetics, orthography, prosody, social affects, emotions, language learning, and expressive speech synthesis. Since 2010, she has been focusing on symbiotic robotics, its challenges, and ethical risks.
She has developed a methodology for inclusive “in the wild” experimentation with human-centered and society-centered technologies in the Domus Living Lab, particularly concerning vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and children in hospitals. She proposes a theory that explores the altruistic dimension of social bonds as a comprehensive and complex domain and advocates for the ethics of fragile robots. Véronique closely collaborates with various artists and has established ethical partnerships with social partners and robotics companies (Enchanted Tools, Awabot, Spoon…) and speech synthesis companies (Speech Morphing Inc).
Advisory Solution Consultant
Maxime Aubry is a Solution Consultant. He accompanies customers on their journey with the ServiceNow platform, from the identification of operational issues to the monitoring of project implementation.
Trained as an engineer specializing in production systems, he began his career at Parfums Christian Dior, in supply planning. It was on this occasion that he took part in his first ERP integration project as a key user. He then joined the world of software publishers, guiding customers through ERP transformation projects.
After a career with Infor, Synertrade and Oracle, on the main ERP and SCM solutions, on both the Services and Pre-Sales sides, he joined the ServiceNow teams at the beginning of 2020 to support the platform’s development in Manufacturing & Supply Chain issues.
AI Solutions Marketing Engineer
Pierrick Autret has been Artificial Intelligence Solution Manager in the microcontroller division of STMicroelectronics since 2019. He holds a master’s degree in engineering with a specialization in embedded systems from the Ecole Polytechnique and a master’s degree in economics and management from the IAE in Aix-en-Provence. He began his career as a hardware product owner on the STM32 series before developing ST’s software offering.
With more than 25 years of experience in digital innovation in higher education, I have carried out various actions in this field on 5 continents.
– I support institutions, community actors of teachers and trainers in their uses around digital technology on several continents.
– I have set up many innovative systems around training.
– I participated in several research projects around
the impact of technology on teaching,
the position of the educational adviser,
the hybridization of training
-I am often asked as a speaker to share my vision on these developments.
-I share my watch on my blogs and on my networks I have a community that follows me and enriches me.
And currently I hold the position of community manager in the startup EvidenceB
Head of SNCF Immobilier
Editor in chief
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.
Professor and Head of Oriented Computing
An INSA Lyon engineer (1988) with a doctorate in applied computer science and automatic control (1990), Frédérique BIENNIER is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at INSA Lyon. She is head of the Service Oriented Computing team in the LIRIS laboratory. Her teaching and research activities focus on distributed systems, service-based systems, IoT and blockchain, with particular emphasis on security issues. She has participated in and/or coordinated several regional, national and international projects on these subjects.
Merchant Care specialist
I have been working at Ease2pay in Rotterdam for more than 2 years as a merchant care specialist, which means that Í am responsible for the locations that use our software solutions for their hardware installations, for example harbours, campsites, truck stops and municipalities. I am educated as a strategy economist, which means that I am involved in the strategic decision making of our services as well.The KORE IoT solutions have enabled us to build a platform in which we can activate and deactivate electricity and water points and handle the invoicing of these sessions.
High Tech Industry Business Strategy Director
Head of new projects
Passionate about circular industry, Eléonore Blondeau juggles the development of packaging reuse across all industrial sectors with ETERNITY Systems and the development of a national ecosystem favourable to circular industrial start-ups with the Collectif Startups Industrielles France. His credo: to reconcile industry, finance and digital technology in the service of ecological and social transition, the preservation of know-how and our sovereignty across the territories.
Passionate about innovation and monitoring, François BOCQUET was a community project manager then in higher education to support digital projects since 1986, before joining the Ministry of National Education for the past ten years.
In charge of monitoring and forecasting in the Office of Support for Innovation and applied research at the Department of Digital for Education, he worked in particular on the protection of personal data and on the realities and perspectives of the use of Artificial Intelligence in education.
Today a consultant, he has more than 35 years of experience in the conduct of complex projects with local authorities, universities and laboratories, educational institutions and EdTech companies.
Founder & CEO
Azure Infrastructure Product Marketing Lead
XR Digital consultant
Expert in immersive technologies, I am a digital consultant in the field of XR. I am participating in the digitalization of the Volvo group through the adoption of immersive technologies.
Philippe Boulanger is the founder and CEO of Innoteo.
Philippe began his career in application development missions, then moved on to a position of project manager and finally project director in international environments.
The majority of his career has been in engineering companies, mainly in ERP project management (SAP, Oracle Applications), and in international environments.
Philippe also managed a Training Center.
In 2012, he launched and created Innoteo in order to offer the industrial world application solutions based on new technologies. The immersive turn was taken in 2017 with the arrival in France and in Europe of the R2alité Mixte helmet, HoloLens from Microsoft.
With more than 18 years of experience in the information technology sector, Arnaud Boulas has extensive know-how in defining and managing a Run team within an IT department. His very good knowledge of the issues and his expertise have led him to deploy SRE within DSI Grand Compte and to promote Chaos Engineering to his customers, collaborators and schools in the region.
Business expert industry 4.0
Patrick Boullier is a business expert in Industry 4.0. This covers connectivity aspects such as LPWAN networks, mobile networks and industrial IoT networks, as well as software integration and associated services. With over 20 years’ experience in industry, he began his career integrating complex industrial automation projects. He was then put in charge of managing IT-OT integration projects, again in the industrial sector, leading multi-skilled IT-OT teams. For several years now, he has been in charge of helping Orange Business customers develop the right strategy for transforming industrial sites towards Industry 4.0. Patrick holds an engineering degree in industrial computing and instrumentation from Polytech Grenoble.
CEO - Head of Industrial IOT Solutions
Managing Director and co-founder of INOUID. Engineer graduated from ISAE-ENSMA and INSEAD. He was Managing Director of CUMMINS France (industrial engines and generator sets), then of CMR France (Industrial sensors and wiring, Business supervision systems). He was the team manager of the 4X4 Cummins France team at the Paris-Dakar Rally from 2006 to 2012.
In 2017, he created the company INOUID, to put his skills and his taste for innovation at the service of Industry 4.0 and the improvement of its environmental impact. With his growing team, he implements turnkey connected solutions for air quality, zero carbon mobility, water control, remote monitoring of engineering structures and various equipment. , AI-assisted predictive maintenance.
Christian BRUERE is President of Mob-ion. It was through his work with alloresto.fr (now Just Eat), of which he is a founding partner, that Christian first came into contact with electromobility in 2007. In 2014, he teamed up with a friend who ran a motorcycle dealership to sell electric two-wheelers. In 2015, he became interested in the economy of functionality and cooperation model, and set up a company to rent electric scooters to catering companies, offering a maintenance service for the vehicles. As these scooters had not been designed for their intended function, they were not profitable: they were too expensive to repair and had too limited a lifespan. It was at this point that Christian decided to do #ProgrammedPerennity and become the builder of an electric two-wheeler designed for a circular industry…
Senior Solution Engineer
Günther Brutscher is Senior Solution Engineer at HiveMQ, the leading enterprise MQTT platform for reliable, scalable, mission-critical IoT. At HiveMQ he is responsible for technical customer engagements with a focus on mapping customer requirements to an appropriate solution design and architecture proposal. For the last 20+ years he held similar positions in leading technology companies within the application performance management (APM) as well as network performance monitoring (NPM) space. Günther’s role allows him to work on new challenges and exciting customer projects while sharing best practices and MQTT expertise.
Director, Account Management
With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector in various technical and commercial positions in France and abroad, Benjamin Buscayret now assists KORE’s customers in simplifying the complexity of their business
Co-founder & Business Development Director
Digital Pharma Lab
Co-founder of Digital Pharma Lab, Pascal spent nearly 20 years in IBM’s marketing and sales departments and over 7 years on the Executive Committee of IMS Health (now IQVIA) France. Committed, innovative, caring and highly aware of the digital challenges facing the healthcare world and its ecosystem, Pascal has made the healthcare industry and healthcare systems his areas of expertise. Pascal has been able to observe and analyse the major changes that have taken place in businesses over the last few decades as a result of digital technology, particularly in the healthcare industry.
So it was only natural that in 2019, together with Didier Tranchier, they decided to create Digital Pharma Lab: the leading consultancy in digital innovation in the healthcare sector. 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. Pascal also gives more than 25 conferences a year on digital health transformation and is a regular speaker on various training courses.
Rémy Cadoret is intellectual property manager at PULSALYS, the Deeptech innovation incubator and accelerator in Lyon and Saint-Etienne. He leads the team in charge of the management of intangible assets at Claude Bernard Lyon University1, the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon and the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, i.e. more than 700 patent families spread around the world. entire. Before joining PULSALYS, Rémy held various positions within the National Institute of Industrial Property. He also provided training in IP at INSA and CESI, thus helping to make this subject more accessible to young engineers.
Directorr Pole Cybersecurity and Defense
CHU Chalon sur Saone
Ambulatory Surgery Nurse Coordinator and D-0
Médipôle Villeurbanne - Ramsay Santé
Elodie has been coordinating the teams in the outpatient surgery department at Médipôle Hôpital Privé for 1 year. Prior to that, she was a general surgery nurse at the Clinique du Grand Large for 13 years and a neurosurgery nurse for 4 years.
La fabrique de l'industrie
Market Leader in Electronics & Telecom
Market Leader in Electronics & Telecom within AYMING, Patrice has been supporting companies of all sizes in these sectors for more than 15 years on all innovation financing mechanisms.
Since 2020, I’ve been running I-Care LAB Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the regional health lab, before being involved in managing the i-Care Cluster for around ten years. From 2017 to 2010, I worked at ARDI Rhône-Alpes (Innovation Agency) as a digital and health project manager. At the start of my career, I worked in the Armed Forces Health Service’s Research Department, in charge of telemedicine and advanced health information systems. With a university degree in Biology/Physiology (Lyon 1 University), I completed this initial training with a postgraduate course in cognitive ergonomics/cognitive psychology and specialised training in design engineering and innovation management at ENSAM Paris in close collaboration with Ecole des Mines de Paris.
I’m a project manager at Citeos, a Vinci Energies brand specialising in urban infrastructure.
With nearly 10 years’ experience under my belt, I’ve been working for 2 years with the Aix Marseille Provence Metropolis, as an IoT solutions integrator, on the Smart Metropolis prefiguration project.
As Project Director, I’m leading the programme to help the MAMP address the IoT issues facing its territory, so as to effectively evaluate and implement innovative solutions and services.
Cossalter Maxence COSSALTER
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…
Associate member - Thoracic and vascular surgery
Académie Nationale de Chirurgie
Head of Data Science
Head of Data Science at MyDataModels. After obtaining a PhD in Geostatistics in 2015, he taught machine learning, geomatics and statistics at the University of La Rochelle and then in Delaware. With 10 years’ experience in machine learning and data analysis, he joins MyDataModels in 2021 as Head of Data Science. His favourite subjects are interpretable AI, automatic feature engineering and reinforcement learning.
Arnold Daignère holds a doctorate degree in physical sciences and works as an engineer for Bosch Mondeville, specializing in industrialization and electronic manufacturing. His expertise mainly covers the fields of engineering, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), quality management, product development, research and development (R&D), and semiconductors.
Business Creation Manager
EIT Manufacturing West
Jérémie Dalibot has 15 years of experience working in Asia, Latin America and Europe, leading International Business Development, Partnerships and Sales negotiations for private companies and public entities.
He holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering and he is passionate about innovation and technology. Jérémie joined EIT Manufacturing as Business Creation Manager, developing his activities in the French ecosystem, where he brings together the key players in Manufacturing : startups, SMEs, investors and corporates. These activities include the scouting of new technologies in Europe and the execution of Open Innovation projects.
Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships
SIERRA WIRELESS (Groupe SEMTECH)
Nicolas Damour is Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships at Sierra Wireless, a Semtech Group company. He is responsible for the development of next-generation IoT technologies and services on the market, in close collaboration with industrial partners who are strategic carriers of innovation. With nearly 15 years at Sierra Wireless and nearly 25 years in the wider ICT industry, Nicolas is helping to position Semtech as a global provider of chip-to-cloud IoT solutions that includes hardware, connectivity and services. He currently chairs the GSMA IoT Terminal Steering Group and is an engineer with a degree in telecommunications and a master’s degree in innovation management.
Koen DE JONG
Founder & CEO
Supplai / VisionPlateform.ai
Koen is founder of visionplatform.ai and supplai, two companies doing real-time video analytics (computer vision) using the Nvidia Jetson where he and his team of 13 colleagues build ”digital brains” that help you improve your business processes with vision.
visionplatform.ai is build upon the proprietary knowledge that supplai generated with real-time video analytics using edge computing.
Through visionplatform.ai any camera can be turned into an AI camera using video processing in minutes without knowing a single line of code.
Previously, Koen worked as a business owner and later business unit director at a large chemical distribution company. With this background in manufacturing and logistics, he understands how to successfully apply and deploy Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions in a practical way.
Commercial Manager France & Benelux
Proven experience in the healthcare sector, acquired working for companies and major international groups, particularly in the fields of medical imaging, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine and quality control.
10 years’ experience in business development up to 2007,
13 years’ experience in profit centre management in the Capital Equipment Division of Toshiba Medical and then Canon Medical until 2020.
2 years’ experience in quality control and international operations at Meditest in the Operations Department.
I will be joining CMR Surgical in 2023 as Sales Manager for France and Benelux.
La Fabrique des Mobilités
Ghislain Delabie has a wide experience of developing mobility services in the fields of digital technology, car-sharing, electric vehicle charging and innovative vehicles. At the Fabrique des Mobilités, he is in charge of projects on 3 key themes for the association and its partners: digital infrastructures for low-carbon mobility; cooperation on the development and deployment of light vehicles; demobility and regional approaches to planning and services to reduce mobility at source.
Regional Delegate Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
After training in the plastic arts and art history, Ferdinand Dervieux joined the ‘Printed Images’ department at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. He graduated in 2013 and joined an interaction design research laboratory at EnsadLab. Intrigued in 2015 by the then-experimental medium of VR, he designed and developed the immersive and interactive experiences DRIFT, Along the trail and Panopticon, three Oculus award-winning projects. In the midst of the VR boom and with the support of its major players, he devoted himself to creating virtual reality experiences and games. Multiplying his collaborations to create hybrid and experimental immersive works, he joined Atlas V and Albyon in 2020 as Technical Director.
Cyril Deschanel is an experienced international leader with 25 years experience in the Telecoms and Automotive industries, and has almost 20-year’s experience in the IoT space. Much of his career has been spent working for international companies like Renault, Valeo, Wavecom, Sierra Wireless, and Vodafone.
He is now the Managing Director of the IoT Business Unit at Tele2, one of the top 10 European leaders in Global IoT Connectivity, with more than 10 000 customers and 10Millions connections in 180 countries across all verticals and all enterprise segments.
Cyril is a graduate of INSA Lyon in electrical engineering and ESCP-EAP Paris in international business management.
Sales Director Europe
Trained as a Telecom and Network Engineer, Renaud began his career in the robotics sector as a technical project manager, then turned to commercial jobs. After 4 years spent at Witekio as a sales engineer, Renaud took over the European sales management of Witekio.
The mission of his team is to help Witekio customers meet new technological challenges that transform the paradigms of their organization, the relationship with their customers and the user experience of their products.
An entrepreneur committed in the energy transition of the tertiary sector.
A graduate of ISCPA and emlyon business school, Steven co-directs the communication agency Anima. A former business journalist, he notably contributed to Bref Eco, La Tribune and L’Express, which led him to take responsibility for content and events at La Tribune. With his understanding of the transformations of our society and his expertise in the field of media and communication for more than 12 years, Steven has collaborated with many organizations to develop impactful content and a Public Relations approach in line with media expectations.
Director of the Electronic Offer Department
Start of his career at Landis+Gyr on embedded software and electronic development on the premises of future Linky energy meters.
He then worked for the Automotive sector at Delphi Diesel System on software development on automotive ECUs.
In 2007 the adventure of entrepreneurship allowed him to develop his commercial capacities and marked a turning point in his future experiences.
After having held commercial positions in various companies, he has devoted himself since 2010 at Viveris to the development of the connected system branch. Since 2023 he has taken charge of the development of the electronics offer at the national level.
Federator Industry Isere/Bassin grenoblois - Animator XR community
After starting my career at Renault Trucks until 2001 at the Cabin Design Office as head of the Vehicle Exterior Form Plan/Digital Design activity, I completed my career by participating in the development of the CLARTE Virtual Reality Platform de Laval and the impact of immersive technologies on the territory of the Pays de Loire. Back in the Auvergne-Rhone Alpes region in 2008 and a stint at IDESTYLE Technology, in 2010 I developed a technological consulting activity in virtual reality through the company COTEREV in order to support companies in the integration and use of XR technology. Since 2018 I have joined the CIMES competitiveness cluster.
Digital Twin Program DIrector
Nicolas Ferrara directs the “Digital Twins” program for EGIS, an international consulting, construction engineering and operations group. This consists of creating new services for the benefit of stakeholders in asset management, infrastructure operation/maintenance and sustainable development (inclusion, resilience, environmental footprint control) based on digital representations of the heritage. With his background as a general engineer, his experience of large public transport projects and his expertise in BIM, he also designs and runs workshops to support change and training on collaboration around digital models. He is notably an educational coordinator for the Specialized Master® BIM at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and ESTP Paris.
Director of Products, Innovation and Sustainability
Rémi Ferrier is product director at Kinéis, he is responsible for the development of electronics and services to provide a new type of IoT connectivity via satellite to millions of terminals. A graduate of the École Polytechnique in electrical engineering and of Mines ParisTech, he was previously responsible for industrial and economic public policies in the Occitanie region, where he developed a broad vision of the challenges of industry and innovation. He also worked for Thales Alenia Space and Facebook Inc where he developed an interest in space technologies, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Chief Executive Officer
As the CEO of PAKOLE Szerviz Ltd., a european company specialized in industrial heating technology, mechanical engenireeg and construction, Markus is a visionary leader with a proven track record of driving business growth and maximizing profitability. With his strategic mindset and strong business acumen, he excels in developing and executing innovative strategies that propel organizations to new heights. His ability to inspire and empower teams fosters a culture of excellence and drives exceptional results.
B2B partnerships manager
Thierry is a B2B IoT Partnerships Manager at Orange Innovation, leveraging over 30 years of experience in product innovation and marketing for mobile and cloud services, devices, and apps. He holds an engineering degree from ESIEE Paris (automation) and an executive program certificate from INSEAD (marketing and telecommunications).
His mission is to assist digital transformation players – including sensor, chipset, and device manufacturers, system integrators, and solution editors – in benefiting from a partnership program that offers enhanced visibility, technical support, and go-to-market opportunities. He advocates for the B2B ecosystem within Orange and promotes corporate assets and offerings, such as networks, edge, and cloud services and open platforms in various B2B sectors, including smart industries, agriculture, cities, buildings, and more. Thierry is deeply passionate about innovation, digital marketing, AI, IoT, and automation, holding over 25 patent families. He also enjoys sharing his knowledge at conferences and as a lecturer with master’s students.
Technical Director "Contents & Uses"
David GAL-REGNIEZ has been Technical Director “Contents & Uses” at MINALOGIC since 2019, a competitiveness cluster for digital technologies in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. It supports the members of the cluster in the strategy and the search for funding for their innovation, particularly in interaction, immersion and sensory technologies (graphical interface, robotics, immersive technologies). David is also responsible for the “Cultural and Creative Industries” and “NewSpace” Communities and the referent with the academic actors of the cluster.
An electronics engineer by training, in 2013 Thomas co-founded the start-up NodOn, now a major player in the Smart Home / Smart Building sector in France.
In 2018, in addition to his role as CEO of NodOn, Thomas became Managing Partner of Altyor, in charge of R&D and innovation. Altyor is a French SME specialising in consulting, engineering and manufacturing of IoT products for a wide range of markets (Industry, Smart building, Wonder, Energy saving, etc…).
Sensitive to the issues of ecological and social transition, Thomas is actively involved in Altyor’s ‘Design for Tomorrow’ programme, which aims to offer eco-designed and eco-made products.
Since 2023, Thomas has been in charge of the project to transform the Altyor group into a Mission company.
Edge Infrastructure Marketing Manager
Philippe Gelin is senior manager, coordinating the Industrial Edge infrastructure offering at Schneider Electric. Based at our automation development centre near Nice, he has more than 30 years’ experience in automation.
Born in Lyon, he studied in his home town and then worked for a systems integrator. He then joined Schneider Electric to manage the complete lifecycle of automation products worldwide: strategic investigations, development and management of offers, launches and support for our local sales teams. He has taken part in numerous innovation projects such as the adoption of Industrial Ethernet and Modbus TPC, as well as in the field of Human Machine Interfaces.
He has produced several publications on communities of practice, in the fields of industrial PCs and the cybersecurity of automated control systems, as well as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Vice president of Business Development
Stéphane Gendrot has almost 30 years’ experience in the electronics industry. He began his career in production and quality for the BULL group (now ATOS), then TRONICO. He moved into sales in 2005 when he joined LACROIX, where he currently holds the position of Vice-President of Business Development, covering the full range from design to series production of electronic products for all the group’s industrial sites (France, Germany, Poland, Tunisia, USA and Mexico).
Regional Councillor, Chairman of Committee C07 - Economy, relocation and regional preference
Executive VP Strategic Innovation
Stéphane Gervais has over 30 years’ experience in high-tech sector in international marketing, innovation and product design.
He has worked for multinational companies in Europe and Asia. He is currently EVP Strategic Innovation, Smart Data & Partnerships at LACROIX, with a focus on new uses for technology. His favorite topics include Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), AI, data, new technologies, electronics, intelligent mobility, water management and smart city.
Laurent fell in love with electronics, by chance, when he was 8. He began to program in BASIC 2 years later.
From 2002 to 2007, he was a PhD student in LIMOS, France, and worked on biosensors for heart diseases detections. His research interest includes the development of low power electronics front ends for ECG acquisition, wireless microcontrollers & protocols.
He is currently CTO at Exotic Systems that he cofounded in 2007, which provides various services in innovation and smart objects design. His daily challenge is to successfully integrate these technologies into impactful projects that will preserve our common assets.
Director of AI Solutions
Pierre Goutorbe is the Solution Director for the Energy & Manufacturing at Dataiku since 2021. Before Dataiku, Pierre worked for over ten years in the energy industry at TotalEnergies, Vallourec, and Schlumberger. He has held different positions in research, software development, product development, and artificial intelligence projects. Since graduating, Pierre has been passionate about artificial intelligence, believing that everyone and every company will benefit from it. Pierre is leading the development of fit-for-purpose solutions for energy and manufacturing customers. As more and more companies use AI and data science, those solutions will help Dataiku’s customers accelerate their AI journey and enable them to obtain extraordinary results.
Frédéric GRZESIAK holds a doctorate in engineering from the University of Valenciennes, Industrial and Human Automation Laboratory (now LAMIH), after studying automation engineering.
He joined PROSYST almost as soon as it was founded, to develop the software and AI business, and is currently its Technical Director.
PROSYST’s mission is to design and deploy innovative solutions (products and services) for the optimisation of automated production tools, by forging close partnerships with major industrial groups, particularly in the automotive sector.
Digital and AI law Specialist
Bookinou by Pimely
Passionate about entrepreneurship and the culture industry, Vincent worked for 10 years in the performing arts as an employee in the private sector and as a founder of non-profit organisations.
In 2019, he and his partner Guillaume Chanteloube launched the Bookinou project with the aim of giving all children a taste for reading and access to it. The challenge is incredibly stimulating, since reading is the basis of all learning and a powerful lever against inequalities in educational success.
Today, 200,000 children use Bookinou at school and at home, thanks to the support of the French Ministry of Education.
Director of BU NEUTREO
LCIE Bureau Veritas
After graduating from Neoma Business School, Pénélope Guy began her career as a sales engineer at Viveris, an ESN specializing in the sale of IT consulting services. She specializes in subjects related to responsible digital and takes the position of marketing and communication manager at Dotgreen (Green IT Software Editor). After 15 years spent building her expertise, Pénélope joined the Neutreo department of APL Data Center in 2021, as responsible digital development and UGAP market manager. She took over the management of this department last April.
Digital transformation / digital twins project manager
SIEMENS DIGITAL INDUSTRIES
– Electrician/automation engineer by training + 20 years of experience (as a pre-sales consultant and project manager) with providers of innovative software solutions for the fields of industrial automation, digital factories and industry 4.0 (large groups like Dassault Systèmes, Siemens, and start-ups)
– Specialist in 3D Simulation/Emulation and Digital Twin subjects for Manufacturing environments, I implemented the first 3D Virtual Commissioning solution (virtual commissioning) within General Motors in 2007
Today, Digital Transformation / Digital Twins Project Manager within SIEMENS Digital Industries in France, I support manufacturers (Large manufacturers, factory operators and machine manufacturers) in the implementation and operation of 4.0 solutions. .
Director of Cybersecurity department
LCIE Bureau Veritas
A graduate engineer from ENSEEIHT, Jérôme HAMEL specializes in Information Systems Security and Telecommunications. After 20 years spent with the major international groups Thales, Alcatel & NEC, he joined Bureau Veritas 8 years ago to develop new services in the world of IoT and cybersecurity. Jérôme is now the head of cybersecurity technical governance for Bureau Veritas CPS and is leading the IEC 62443 cybersecurity assessment team.
Passionate about computers since a very young age, a teenager specializing in the production of Flash games and Internet sites, Charly followed the path of training as a generalist engineer at the Ecole Polytechnique to specialize in telecommunications and computer science at Télécom Paristech.
From the start of his career, he took an interest in what was then called “M2M”: solutions combining connected objects and cloud, web and mobile applications.
For nearly ten years, he officiated at Orange Business Services as an IoT architect, designing solutions for fields as varied as medical, transport, the “Smart City” or industry, and initiating then piloting the The “Live Objects” IoT platform development team is now at the heart of Orange’s LoRa and IoT offer.
Looking for new challenges, Charly joined Rtone in 2018 and takes on the role of CTO, using his experience to architect and develop in “full stack”, describing Rtone’s know-how in a Cloud “Rtower” offer, and leading a multidisciplinary team of IoT enthusiasts.
To share his experiences, Charly has been working for several years as a teacher in “IoT architectures and technologies” within the “Big Data” master’s degree at Télécom Paristech.
Emmanuel Helbert has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. As Innovation Manager at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, he develops a culture of innovation within the organization while multiplying inspiring collaborations. He is convinced that creativity is born from the mixture of talents and culture and he promotes co-creation as a driving force for innovation at the service of citizens.
Product Marketing Manager
Gildas Henriet, PhD in electronics in 1991 at Sorbonne University – Marie and Pierre CURIE campus, France.
He has held various positions in start-ups in the field of telecoms as a development engineer.
Gildas joined STMicroelectronics in 1998 as an application engineer. He has held various positions within the company, including Product Marketing Manager, where he is responsible for marketing MEMS sensors for EMEA. He focuses in particular on MEMS sensors integrating artificial intelligence. Its work in this area contributes to the sustainable development of applications at ST’s customers.
He is based in Paris, France.
Centre Léon Bérard
Medical oncologist and deputy head of medical affairs. He is an expert in digital health and the driving force behind research projects into the re-use of healthcare data and artificial intelligence.
Business Developer Hydrology
Florian Hoorelbeke is a Business Developer for Kinéis. He develops Kinéis international business by identifying and setting new partnerships with key market stakeholders. Graduated from the engineering school INSA in Smart IoT Systems and Toulouse Business School in International Business, he brings a unique blend of technical expertise and strategic vision to his work. As he worked in the energy sector at EDF Hydro as a Dam Reliability Engineer, he is concerned about hydrological issues and developing this segment with the different partners.
Chief Product Officer
Nadia Hospital is Chief Product Officer at Cosmo Tech. She leads the Cosmo Tech product teams and drives the product offering. Nadia has held several positions in software companies, developing a wide variety of software analytics solutions and managing international consulting teams. particularly within the telecom industry, introducing new products & offers at Comscore Inc., CGI, and Orange Group.
Head of the Intelligent Cities and Territories Mission
FEEL IN JOB
As an IT recruiter and finder of great IT jobs for passionate talents, I help developers, architects, leads, DevOps and other experienced or senior tech profiles to find the job of their dreams and top companies to recruit their future talent. I only offer permanent jobs with end customers, on a fully remote and/or face-to-face basis (Lyon, Paris and the whole of France).
I’m highly selective, working exclusively with companies and candidates who are driven by quality, passion and enjoyment of their work. I select companies that I myself would have enjoyed working with if I had been a candidate in tune with the market. I attach particular importance to the vision, mindset and objectives of both the company and the candidate.
Working on a long-term basis rather than on a one-shot basis, I like to talk to valuable tech profiles even if they’re not actively looking for a job, so that I can keep in touch with them, follow their career paths and maybe, one day, ping them to present them with THE job of their dreams!
Editor in chief
Cécile Jarry is a journalist and editor-in-chief of IC Le Mag, the graphics and creative industries magazine published by Infopro Digital Trade Shows. At the same time, she manages the content strategy for the C!Print trade show, which brings together over 120 speakers each year to discuss changes and developments in the industry. Her favorite topics: the digital transformation of companies, the ecological transition and new uses.
Senior Solutions Architect
Makram JENAYAH is a Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, specializing in healthcare cloud solutions and assisting healthcare institutions optimize their cloud infrastructure and develop tailored solutions for their specific needs. With his expertise in AWS services and commitment to excellence, he helps healthcare organizations leverage the benefits of cloud computing for efficient storage, management, and analysis of healthcare data. Makram holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers.
In the field of training for more than 30 years and more particularly in Digital Learning, I co-founded Speedernet in 1999 and worked on the development of the company on its 3 main areas of activity: Training engineering-Studio of creation of multimodal digital content – Immersive technologies.
Co-founder and CEO
Maria Kabtoul is the co-founder and CEO of Automatika Robotics, a startup developing intelligence software for robots’ understanding, reasoning, and autonomous action, to enable more general-purpose applications in robotics.
Maria previously worked at Inria France, where she did pioneering research in developing navigation algorithms to allow autonomous mobile systems to operate around humans. Realizing that the widespread adoption of robots can only occur with specialized intelligence software, was the impetus for creating Automatika.
Maria has technical expertise in the fields of electronic systems and control theory. She has a doctorate in robotics and computer science from Inria, France and she holds an MS in Control Theory from University Grenoble Alpes. She originally hails from Syria and is now settled in Grenoble, France.
SVP Smart Tracking & Building
Industry Digital Transformation Manager
Director of Health Technologies, Innovation and Clinical Engineering
CHU de Chalon-sur-Saône
He holds an engineering degree in Biology, specialising in Biomedicine, from the Université Technologique de Compiègne, followed by a professional thesis on “the management of health technologies” with a double EHESP/UTC diploma. He recently joined the “Marie Curie” class at Sciences Po Paris for the “Health Management and Policy” executive master’s programme under the tutelage of Mr Didier Tabuteau. He has been working in the healthcare sector for almost 25 years, and is currently Deputy Director of the Saône et Loire Bresse Morvan Hospital Group. He supports healthcare establishments in the organisational transformation of their healthcare provision, facilitating the work of carers and participating in the continuous improvement of the patient experience through biomedical and digital technologies, thanks to the human capital of the structures.
Export Manager - Head of R&D department
ZLotan is Export Manager and Head of R&D.
Research area : Applied IoT Solutions with Smart Sensors based on ad-hoc local and LPWA (Cellular) technologies; Cloud DataBase solutions; Industrial electronics
Over 100 international publications, several books in electronics. Listed in British Pedia’s Successful People of Hungary in 2018, 2019 and 2022 editions.
Prizes: Industry Days Grand Prix 2016,2020,2022 Golden Medal Plovdiv International Fair 2022, German Innovation Award 2022
Education: MSc Electrical Engineer, PhD studies at Technical University of Budapest
Postgraduate courses: Apple Software Development WebUni 2022
Recent: Design Thinking and Innovation – Harvard Business School
Solution Sales Executive, Security
As a German citizen living and working in France, Leif has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Computer Systems and Networks from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom. For more than 20 years, he has been working with CISOs from various organizations and geographies, helping them reduce their IT risks.
Leif has been a speaker at various European events, such as Assises de la Sécurité, FIC, InfoSec, RSA Conference, SIGS, Systems, and the CESIN.
He joined ServiceNow in October 2019 and now works as Solution Sales Executive for Security and Risk to participate in the digital transformation of the Chief Information Security Officer’s role.
Journalist & Philosopher
Ariel Kyrou uses science fiction to think about (and heal) the world we live in today. This approach is embodied in his two latest essays: Dans les imaginaires du futur (ActuSF, October 2020, reissued in paperback by Hélios in April 2023) and ABC Dick (ActuSF, October 2021), as well as in the anthology of science fiction short stories that he edited Nos futurs solidaires (Actu SF and the Laboratoire des solidarités de la Fondation Cognacq-Jay, March 2022). Co-writer of the documentary film Les mondes de Philip K. Dick (Nova Prod, Arte, 2016), he is also the author of L’emploi est mort, vive le travail! (Mille et Une Nuits / Fayard, 2015) with Bernard Stiegler, and Techno Rebelle, Un siècle de musiques électroniques (Denoël, 2002). Editorial director of the Laboratoire des solidarités at the Fondation Cognacq-Jay, he is also associate director of Moderne Multimédias. A member of the editorial team of the journal Multitudes, he teaches digital-age cultures and the imaginaries of the future at the Université de Versailles / Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, with a focus on the imaginaries of artificial intelligence, on which he works with the CultureIA research group.
SVP IoT portfolio and B2B verticals
Jean-Marc Lafond is head of the IoT innovation portfolio at Orange. He is in charge of the strategy, innovation and development of these activities for the Group. He leads the Internet of Things project roadmap, built with and for Orange business units, supported by a team of 250 specialists across Europe. He is also the sponsor of the B2B verticals within Orange Innovation. He previously held various positions within the Group, including VP Strategic Marketing at Orange Business Services and COO of Etrali, the former Orange subsidiary specialising in trading solutions.
Head of Digital and Telecom Markets and Uses
An engineer by training, Ramzi has worked for more than 10 years in supply chain, operational management and governance. (warehousing, IT gov, large-scale transformation), at P&G & Coty, and has an entrepreneurial background (ex-co-founder
Art4humans) and consulting (board Hanabi consulting). He is committed to driving positive global change for businesses through the power of blockchain technology, including co-founding Carbonable since 10/2021.
Adrien Lainé is an Account Manager at Amazon Web Services, specializing in healthcare cloud solutions. With over 6 years of experience in the cloud computing industry, Adrien works closely with healthcare organizations in France to adopt robust and secure cloud platforms. He is passionate about leveraging technology to drive innovation and improve patient care. Adrien holds an MBA in Value Selling & Value Negotiation from INSEAD.
IoT Business Architect
Grégoire Lanaud is Business Architect IoT at Lacroix, with also the role of working with the group’s partners to meet customer needs together. He has been working in the IoT for 10 years, having launched a hardware startup in connected urban bicycles, then in hardware and software design offices dealing with projects from the device to the cloud. He has worked with many customers to help them realize their IoT projects, from design to production, and from the start-up phase to deployment and industrialization. Grégoire holds an MSc in Management from EM Lyon Grande Ecole, and followed the Koudetat training from TheFamily.
Jacques LE CONTE
Managing Director of Kuzzle, Jacques has 25 years of experience in digital business transformation, innovation management, marketing and international development.
Jacques Le Conte is a recognized expert in the IoT community, a key animator of the ecosystem in France. He has participated in numerous conferences and interventions in round tables and workshops in order to share his advice and feedback.
Cédric LE DILLAU
Senior Solutions Architect
Ronan LE GOFF
Manager of R&D Programmes
IPC Centre Technique Industriel de la Plasturgie et des Composites
Dr. Ronan Le Goff, PhD in engineering science, and obtained his PhD degree at the University of Nantes in 2006 for his work on the injection moulding process. With more than 10 years of experience in the management of R&D collaborative projects, he is in charge of the setting-up and management of R&D programmes at IPC. In particular, he is in charge of activities on smart manufacturing from material, process modelling to digital transformation.
Yann LE GUILLOU
Supélec engineering degree (1999), PhD in Electronics and Microelectronics (2005), Executive MBA (2013-2015). Yann has more than 24 years’ professional experience in Research and Development, Innovation Management and Finance, Business Strategy…
He has managed multidisciplinary and international R&D teams in major companies such as Philips semiconductors, NXP Semiconductors, Zodiac Aerospace and Renesas Mobile.
In 2017, he co-founded BiOSENCY with Marie Pirotais to address the lack of digital remote monitoring medical devices for patients suffering from chronic cardio-respiratory pathologies, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death worldwide and affecting more than 392 million patients worldwide. In response to this challenge, Biosency has developed and markets Bora care®, a digital medical device (class 2a) for remote monitoring. Based on measured cardiorespiratory data (SpO2, respiratory rate, heart rate) and activity, the BVS3 technology integrated into the platform displays variations in patients’ vital signs via a predictive score and alerts healthcare professionals when the score deteriorates so that they can adapt management and take targeted, preventive action.
Ronan LE ROY
Ronan Le Roy has an engineering degree in mechanical and production engineering, from the EDHEC business school and an MBA from the IBERO AMERICANA University in Mexico City.
Before creating GoodFloow, he was a sales agent for the sale of reusable industrial packaging to all the automotive players, manufacturers, and tier I & II equipment suppliers, in France, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, for 2 years.
Marketing Manager at DAF Trucks France for 5 years, he contributed to solving the challenges of his former logistical and industrial customers. Lastly, he worked as a project manager and consultant for Atos Origin, where he was able to market and organise the production of IT projects for clients in the banking and automotive sectors.
Lead Prototype Engineer
Dr. Michel Lebon boasts an extensive career and experience in thermodynamics.
Hailing from Réunion Island, in 2016 Michel completed a PhD in Bubble Dynamics in Microgravity at the Toulouse Institute of Fluid Mechanics in France. He then travelled to Maryland in the USA as a Postdoc research fellow where he researched Flow Boiling Experimentation in Microgravity which was funded by NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Michel is the author of six academic journal papers and ten peer reviewed conference papers.
Now based in Ireland, Michel is the Lead Prototype Engineer for one of the leading solution providers for sustainable electronic cooling, Nexalus, where he focuses on thermal issues across a range of industries. With a strong passion for thermal management, sustainable electronic cooling, and thermal-fluid science & engineering, Dr. Michel Lebon brings his extensive expertise to the forefront of innovative cooling solutions. His research interests lie in developing efficient and eco-friendly cooling systems that address the pressing challenges of electronic heat dissipation. At Nexalus, he plays a pivotal role in designing, building, and testing server prototypes, ensuring their performance and reliability in various applications. Michel’s dedication to advancing thermal management technologies contributes significantly to creating sustainable solutions that cater to the growing demand for effective and environmentally friendly electronic cooling solutions.
Head of IoT for Business Domain
Project Director, Data Governance and Territories
Making our towns and cities pleasant places to live, while respecting the principles of limiting greenhouse gas emissions, preserving the environment, biodiversity and natural resources and spaces.
Product Owner within the Engineering and Infrastructure Department of the Enedis Information Systems Division, in charge of automation solutions for our infrastructure.
Leader of the Chaos Engineering batch as part of the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) approach.
Acting Director of Enterprise IoT
Barbara Lucesoli is Acting Director of the Enterprise IoT team, within the Devices and Partnerships department of Orange Innovation. Previously in charge of a team of experts on XR solutions and IoT devices, ensuring the optimal performance of connected objects on the Orange network as well as the construction of a catalog of products and solutions validated by Orange, she recently extended its scope to include the IoT Continuum program and support to Orange sales teams for customer projects. Barbara has been with Orange for 15 years, both in the UK and France, where she led numerous projects in the areas of IoT, payment services, cloud services and mobile phone applications. With an engineering degree in telecommunications and marketing studies, Barbara has 25 years of experience in the telecoms industry, both in the B2B and B2C markets, with a particular interest in innovation technology and the business development, in a multinational and multicultural environment.
Technology Development Manager
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.
Head of Consulting
Pascal is Director of Strategy at Valtech, where he manages digital transformation, business strategy and change management projects. With over 20 years’ experience in digital, he has also worked for Havas. He teaches business strategy and digital marketing in Master 2 programs at Paris Dauphine and Cergy-Pontoise. Pascal is also a member of the Webby Awards jury.
PG Industrial Digitalization Manager
Eric MANOUVRIER is responsible at VALEO for the digital manufacturing of global sites producing electric motors. He manages in acting a team of industrial data scientists on subjects of performance (TRP, TLR), quality (vision or acoustics), reduction of energy consumption and predictive maintenance. He is also, at Group level, Master process expert and, outside of VALEO, is certified Master Black belt in lean 6 sigma. Author of 2 professional books (lean 6 sigma and IA) and 2 popular novels (lean, digital), he is frequently invited to international round tables: WeTech fair, Telecom Paris, IA institute, showcases of the Future, etc. .. After a 30-year career in lean manufacturing with several international equipment manufacturers (MAGNETI MARELLI, BOSAL, VALEO), he gives absolute priority to transmission to young engineers and PhD students. As such, he will testify with his team on the challenges of industrial data, a subject integrated into the OTPAAS consortium: Abdelhakim DARRAZ (PhD acoustics and deep learning), Ahmed AIT-HADJ-IAICH (Arts and Trades, machine learning) and Romain VALLA (PhD Telecom Paris, anomaly detection).
Development of Downstream Metering Services - Technical Department
Within Enedis’ Nex’Us division, in charge of developing partnerships for downstream meter services with communities outside Enedis. In particular, with partners who develop solutions using data from the meter.
The Nex’US Pole designs, develops and operates the metering system and its communication chain services. The services and data provided by the meter and its communicating chain are used by customers to contribute to the ecological transition.
Jean-Christophe MARPEAU, specialist in cybersecurity and complex systems engineering, is in charge of the deployment of CAP’TRONIC in the Grand Est region.
Its interventions are aimed at companies wishing to improve their production lines and take the path of industry 4.0 (data architecture and mapping, instrumentation of the production tool, industrial cybersecurity, etc.) and SMEs wishing to innovate at through the implementation of on-board electronic systems
In particular, he participated in the drafting of a guide on Industrial Cybersecurity “Guide to the implementation of the IEC 62443 standard For the use of industrial operators and equipment suppliers for industry” (CETIM No.: 9Q441 ).
Innovation Lab Manager
Brice MAY is responsible for innovation activities around embedded AI and green IoT at the ALTEN Lab in Grenoble. After graduating from Grenoble INP ESISAR with an engineering degree in embedded systems and networks, he went on to specialize in application development as well as the cloud for various customers in the medical and industrial sectors. His work focuses on new edge data architectures to optimize energy efficiency, and the use of IoT to protect biodiversity.
Health Data Hub
An experienced doctor specialising in medical informatics, Dr Menu-Branthomme has been involved for over 20 years in developing, sharing and facilitating access to healthcare data in the public interest in France.
She has coordinated numerous multilateral partnerships within the AP-HP and then on behalf of the French government (Agence technique de l’information sur l’hospitalisation (ATIH) and Agence régionale de santé (ARS) d’Ile-de-France).
Jean-François MENUDET is operational manager of Station H, the HCL’s innovation platform for hospital robotics. He has 20 years’ experience in the development of healthcare technologies, initially from an R&D perspective in industry (3D imaging and surgical robotics) and then in healthcare innovation consulting and management. For more than 10 years, he has devoted himself to implementing user-centred design approaches, integrating the technological, regulatory and economic challenges of innovations.
Project Director in charge of Resah Conseil
Jean-François Mercury is Project Director at Resah, which he joined in 2017 to set up the hospital logistics consultancy division. In this role, he has managed around forty projects and studies for hospitals and hospital groups throughout France, including master plans, audits, optimisation or overhaul of practices, innovations and the pooling of logistics and pharmaceutical functions. He also assists his colleagues – as Resah is first and foremost a central purchasing body – with logistics issues relating to purchasing, and in particular with securing supplies. He draws on solid expertise in the supply chain – purchasing, procurement, contract management, logistics, distribution – acquired in industry and consulting.
New Media Consultant
Hôpital de Bourgoin Jallieu
Jérôme Monceaux (President and CEO, expert in interactive robotics, multi-entrepreneur)
At the origin of the SIMPLEX Robotics project, Jérôme Monceaux already has several successes in high-tech entrepreneurship to his credit. Engineer graduated from the National School of Engineers of Le Mans (ENSIM), he began his career at Arkamys (specialist in audio signal processing) as a lead engineer.
Five years later, he co-founded Aldebaran Robotics, serving as Chief Creative Officer. He oversees the creation of humanoid robots NAO, Romeo and Pepper, but also software like NaoQi or Chorégraphe. Nao in particular was the first French humanoid robot, autonomous and programmable. It was adopted in many universities and laboratories around the world for research and education purposes. It has sold over 10,000 copies. Pepper is also a humanoid robot, able to recognize the main human emotions and adapt its behavior according to the mood of its interlocutor. It is mainly used in business to welcome customers, inform them or entertain them. It has also sold over 10,000 copies.
After the acquisition of Aldebaran by the Japanese group Softbank in 2012 for $100 million, he became Executive Vice President of Softbank Robotics. Eager to push the limits of human-robot interaction, he decided in 2015 to leave the company to found Spoon.ai, which creates interactive and social artificial creatures. In organic growth, Spoon now achieves an annual turnover of around €1.5 million, with clients such as Renault and LVMH. Jérôme Monceaux is leaving his position as CEO of Spoon in 2021, of which he remains Chairman, to found Simplex Robotics, where he serves as Chairman and CEO.
Business Developer, Hydrology application, Satellite Telemetry CLS
Ulrick MONDONGUE has dual skills, technical skills as an aerospace engineer and commercial skills as an industrial business engineer.
Initially working in the aerospace and defense industry as a Sales manager at HUTCHINSON, he joined the telemetry division of CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellite) in charge of hydrological applications.
His mission is to develop partnerships to promote the use of space technology in hydrology
Gemma MORRAL ADELL
"Living Lab 5G" Project Leader
Gemma MORRAL ADELL joined SNCF in 2016 after two years in Norway working on aerospace innovation projects. At SNCF, she started as a project manager and telecoms manager within the Train Autonome innovation programme. She co-piloted the TC-Rail (Telecontrol on Rail) project consortium for 4 years, resulting in the first telecontrolled train prototype hybridising private/public 4G and SATCOM networks.
Since 2021, she has joined the Distribution Networks Division (DRC) to coordinate 5G innovation projects around the themes of private networks and Industry 4.0.
Gemma MORRAL ADELL graduated as a telecoms engineer in Spain and France and holds a doctorate from Télécom Paris.
Circular Economy and Solidarity Project Manager
Métropole du Grand Paris
Stephanie Morrisset has been working in the circular economy for 12 years, including 6 years with Veolia (waste, water). She then set up the Circular Economy incubator at Paris&Co, before heading the Circular and Solidarity Economy team at the Greater Paris Metropolis.
Security Marketing Manager
After having held various engineering and project management positions in the security industry and that of innovative components, Bruno Mussard is now Security Marketing Manager at STMicroelectronics. The missions inherent in its role are multiple: – Define the security functions of any new microcontroller to meet or anticipate market expectations – Define and monitor the security assessments & certifications with which the objects will have to comply. -Promote the security of connected objects through the hardware and software primitives made available by ST and its partners. Electronic circuits form an essentially invisible part of the world we live in today. STMicroelectronics, as a leader in the semiconductor industry, helps customers make their products smart, energy efficient, connected and secure through the wide range of STM32 microcontrollers.
Professor of Political Philosophy and Director of the Chair of Ethical AI at the MIAI.
Université Grenoble Alpes
Sébastien, a former top-level sportsman, I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an engineering qualification from the Ecole Centrale.
I fell into the printing business by chance, spending 15 years working in the packaging sector for SMEs and major groups in France and abroad. I then moved into consulting in industry, before returning to the printing industry 5 years ago to work in the publishing and communications sector.
I held operational field positions for the first 10 years, before moving on to site and company management positions over the last 10 years. I have led numerous projects to transform the organisation and improve financial profitability.
I am currently Business Director in charge of Dupliprint Mayenne and cross-functional projects for the Dupliprint Group.
Practice Supply Chain - Director
Director at Wavestone, Yannick is in charge of the development and management of logistics assignments, with a particular focus on intralogistics. A graduate of HEI (1998), he spent many years in the logistics services sector, working on pre-sales engineering, strategic projects and innovation for players in the retail, e-commerce, FMCG and industrial sectors. This enabled him to develop expertise in warehouse organization and processes. He joined Wavestone in 2021 to help clients in the Supply Chain practice benefit from his experience. He works on subjects ranging from audits or the design of logistics solutions, through sourcing and solution selection (AO 3PL or equipment manufacturers) to the implementation of solutions.
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.
Engineer and doctor in electricity, he worked for 10 years in innovation in the field of electric vehicles.
He then became innovation director in an innovation consulting firm at Groupe Zebra for 3 years and finally he set up the French POC to link innovation and industrialization skills.
The Le French POC association has been supporting project leaders for 3 years to help them derisk their innovation, a major step in the creation of value.
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.
Logistics project manager
CHU de Nantes
I have a master’s degree in supply chain management, and initially worked in industry as a logistics coordinator and then as a project manager. For nearly 10 years now, I’ve been in charge of logistics projects at Nantes University Hospital, where I’m responsible for the logistics platform (excluding healthcare products) and the development of logistics, particularly in connection with the opening of the future hospital:
– Modernising by integrating innovative solutions for high-performance logistics (autonomous mobile robotics AMR, automated storage systems, etc.)
– Steering the studies and implementation of logistics for the future Nantes University Hospital (AGV, traceability, WMS, etc.)”.
Chief Innovation Officer
David Perlmutter is a signal processing engineer. As a student, he built several supersonic rockets, then began his career in embedded electronics. In 2006, he co-founded the start-up AIRTAG to develop mobile phone payment (acquired by Safran in 2015). He then joined forces with a cardiologist to develop AI in healthcare. They created the startup IMPLICITY, of which he is currently Director of Innovation.
A graduate of the Corps des Mines, as well as an Executive MBA from ESSEC-Mannheim, Xavier has worked in the field of IT and the Internet for more than twenty years. With a hybrid background of engineer, marketing, sales, he has co-founded and supported several startups, held several positions within large telecommunications and IT groups and has written two books on digital transformation. He is now Director of the Azure entity of Microsoft France in charge of the development of all infrastructure solutions, artificial intelligence and mixed reality services, Internet of Things as well as the animation of developers.
Head of Building Management
Industrial Engineering Engineer, Facility Management Professional.
Blockchain Business Manager
Co-founder & CTO
Jean-Christophe POISSON – Co-founder: With a degree in space instrumentation from Toulouse University, Jean-Christophe has been an expert in signal processing for 12 years, designing and developing remote sensing systems for hydrology. He worked as a space systems engineer for Alten and Eurogiciel, before joining CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites) as a project engineer in the Space Oceanography Division (Instruments and Measurement Physics Department). He now works as Managing Durector and CTO at vorteX.io and is in charge of the R&D roadmap and product development.
Supply Chain Director
Manufacturing Industry Go-To-Market Director, EMEA South
With 15 years’ experience in innovation, digital, electronics, materials and engineering, Jérôme Praquin has a proven track record of successful transformations and new product launches in Europe and Asia. These assignments have included setting up hardware and software development teams, industrialisation, the associated supply chain and the roll-out of the quality management system.
After working in the automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics and medical devices sectors, Jérôme joined ServiceNow in 2022 as Manufacturing Industry Go-To-Market Director, EMEA South, where he contributes to ServiceNow’s sector-specific approach to industrial and manufacturing companies.
Marketing and Sales Director
Séverine Raimondi received a Chemical, Material’s Engineer degree from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in 2004 and a Mastère Of Entrepreneurship at Grenoble Ecole Management (GEM) Business School.
She spent 15 years at STMicroelectronics in various functions in Production, Supplier Quality or Spare Parts Supply Chain Management within Corporate Purchasing organization. Then Séverine spent 6 years to manage her own company as Hotel in French Alps.
At Kheoos, she is in charge of sales and marketing and is acting as circular economy ambassador.
Chief AI Officer
Business Line Manager Cloud & IoT
As an engineer from EPITA, Cédric first learnt and practiced business development at Michael Page.
He has been selling Open Source solutions for more than 2O years by targeting only big companies.
Currently he is leading all of the IoT and cloud projects of Smile Group.
As a recognized coach and speaker, he has proven that he was able to gather and rally his teams around only one purpose: getting client satisfaction but also maintaining profitability of the projects.
EMEA Sales Lead Industrial Metaverse
With a hybrid background combining commerce and engineering, Carla cut her teeth at various SSIIs in the industrial manufacturing sector. She has solid expertise in the optimization of production processes, thanks in part to her years at Dassault Systèmes which allowed her to acquire in-depth experience in virtual modelling, simulation and change management. Having joined Microsoft 2 years ago, Carla first managed the Mixed Reality portfolio and HoloLens before recently taking responsibility for the development of the Metaverse Industrial activity at Microsoft.
OXIWIZ - WEB3 INNOVATION
Sébastien RAYNOIRD-THAL is a graduate of the INPG engineering school and has founded several digital companies, in particular the OXIWIZ.fr agency, which supports companies and industries in the implementation of innovative solutions based on web2/ web3 and blockchain. He also works as a consultant for companies around these themes.
CHU de Genève
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.
Flow and Transport Project Manager at Colissimo
Alice Richard-Bréauté, I’m currently working for Colissimo, La Poste’s Mail and Parcels Service Division, as a Flow and Transport Project Manager. My role is to bring together the various stakeholders involved in managing the transport business (Product Owners of current and future information systems, buyers, specifiers, etc.), in order to provide the best possible response to the needs expressed by the field.
Today, Colissimo is modernizing its tracking IS for its own transport units (Semi-Trailers and Caisses Mobiles). The current system provides information on the position of these UTs, while the future event-based system will enable real-time operational management based on a digital twin.
After 25 years working in the food industry (Nestlé, Mars, Andros…) in 2016 Maxine Roper co-founded with Stefano Volpi Connecting Food, the 1st Food Confidence Platform in the world powered by blockchain. This tracks and audits food from farm to fork, while generating a Digital Twin to help food industry players manage their commitments to transparency and sustainability.
Responsible for Smart Industry and IoT offers, Consulting Director, Digital Expertise Center
Supporter of the Smart Industry and IoT at Sopra Steria, Guillaume has several years of experience in strategic support and the framing of large-scale projects in these areas. It also defines the associated policy for the group.
Richard SALVETAT led a design office in digital signal processing for embedded applications for 15 years. In 2013 he joined Cap’Tronic to advise companies in the integration of embedded systems both in product development and in process improvement. He teaches digital technologies in embedded as well as Industry 4.0 in engineering schools in the Toulouse basin.
Françoise SANGO CARBONEL
Territory Sales Manager France
Arrow Intelligent Solutions
Françoise is Arrow’s Intelligent Solutions Territory Sales Manager for France. She brings over twenty years of sales management experience in the electronics test and measurement market, along with other previous experience in the IT market as distribution, purchasing or logistics manager.
Head of Sales and Partnerships
Sales et partnership manager chez Carbonable, Thibaut s’est spécialisé sur le marché volontaire des crédits carbone après ses études en finance d’entreprises et adaptation aux changements climatiques. Il a pu travailler dans le domaine bancaire chez BPI France et Crédit du Nord, avant d’entrer chez Carbonable pour combiner blockchain et impact.
Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry & IT Consulting. Skilled in DES, Enterprise Software, Enterprise Architecture, ITIL, and Document Management. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a ingénieur focused in Computer Science from Institut national des Sciences appliquées de Lyon.
Solution Sales Leader
Thierry SAUVAGET, 48 years old, married, two children, industrial designer by training, co-founder of AVA in 2022 with Patrice BESSON, my professional partner since 2012, co-manager with him of the DEMS Group, a group of design offices with skills in mobility, mechanics & electricity, style & design, design office colleagues with Patrice at IVECO BUS from 2001 to 2012, we master the tools for creating 3D digital models, we deliver 3D files to our customers manufacturers, we have developed a virtual reality immersion simulator for design reviews, we have carried out a thesis on object recognition by AI, we have developed our own augmented reality headset presented at CES in 2021, we created AVA, a software publisher, to allow company players to enjoy the benefits of 3D at their workstation. We are presenting at SIDO our industrialized solution for creating assembly instructions and distributing them on a digital tablet. We will be present at CES in 2024 to present it to the general public!
EMEA Alliances Manager Global CSP
Nicolas Savides manages Hyperscalers Alliances in EMEA at NVIDIA. With 20 years of experience in partnership building for software and cloud, he focuses on combining companies’ strengths to deliver unique solutions that help joint customers achieve their goals faster and more efficiently.
Passionate about innovation, new technologies and especially in the industrial world.
I joined Robotics Valley in September 2021 after more than 30 years of experience in the industry.
My main missions are:
– Unite the actors and animate the robotics and industry 4.0 sector in Bourgogne Franche-Comté.
– Supporting industrial companies in their technological transition to Industry 4.0.
Business Development Manager
Managing Director of Kuzzle, Jacques has 25 years of experience in digital business transformation, innovation management, marketing and international development.
Jacques Le Conte is a recognized expert in the IoT community, a key animator of the ecosystem in France. He has participated in numerous conferences and interventions in round tables and workshops in order to share his advice and feedback.
Digital Industry Advisor
France 2030, Secretary General for Investment
Institut National de l'Economie Circulaire
Director of Infrastructure and Mobility Operations
Métropole du Grand Lyon
Pierre Soulard has been Director of Infrastructure and Mobility Operations at the Métropole de Lyon since 2022. His initial training was in urban engineering at the École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris, he previously worked as an operations manager on infrastructure operations manager on infrastructure projects for a number of local authorities, as well as and as head of a local roads subdivision. He previously managed the Urban Mobility department of the Lyon Metropolitan Authority for 10 years, in particular policies to promote the development of cycling, car-sharing and the
car-sharing, car-pooling, multimodal information and interoperable ticketing, the deployment of charging points for electric vehicles, the testing of autonomous vehicles using V2X technology, and dynamic road allocation systems.
Design for Tomorrow Manager
Bastien is an engineer specialising in plastics processing. He began his career with Altyor in Shanghai, before returning to France to work in the design office in Orléans. Bastien is a person with a strong capacity for analysis, which pushes him to question the established elements in order to bring an innovative and winning vision.
So his ambition naturally veered towards eco-design, seeking to combine his passion for product development with today’s ecological challenges. His adage: “Small brooks make big rivers” sums up his desire to change things in the industrial world.
With a university education in Mathematics and Computer Science, Eric Stefani, after having held positions as an Engineer and Technical Director, is today the CEO of the Viveris Group, an engineering company of 850 people with significant activity in the Embedded Systems sector. . He and his teams are also heavily involved in the Embedded France structure, an association of French representatives of embedded software and systems of which he is Vice-President.
For as long as he can remember, Sacha Stojanovic has been passionate about new technologies. A man of commitment, a visionary and a technophile, Sacha Stojanovic decided to put his 20-plus years’ experience in robotics to good use and set up his own robotics company in December 2017 with one conviction:
“Robots are not there to replace humans, but to save them from tedious tasks”.
Solution Consultant, Manufacturing
Baptiste joined ServiceNow’s French team of Solution Consultants in October 2022.
He supports major customers in the Industry sector in their journey with the ServiceNow platform, from identifying operational issues to monitoring the implementation of their projects. In particular, he is working on Digital Workplace use cases for Industry, IoT management and security.
With a background in mechatronics, he previously worked for Rockwell Automation as a sales engineer for 9 years.
He supported customers in the manufacturing sector in the design and validation of hardware and software architectures for their machines.
His role was also to work on digital transformation projects such as improving machine OEE through analytics and Machine Learning, improving the user experience for machine operation or training.
Innovation project manager
Walter TOMA is an Innovation Manager at the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises economic development agency. He supports companies in their innovation projects, particularly in the area of digital technology. Moreover, he is the coordinator of the team of business managers of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises, specialized in supporting the digital transformation of companies.
Frédéric Touvard is Franco-Canadian and has been a recognised practitioner of complex and innovative project management for 25 years. An associate professor in Innovation Management at the CNAM in PARIS since 2013, he was the founder and operations director of the Air Liquide group’s fuel cell spin-off and led the corporate fuel cell R&D programme internationally. In 2019, Frédéric is leading the strategic collaboration project between the Colas Group and Sidewalklabs (a Google subsidiary) to implement Flowell branding. He will join the Colas teams in 2022 as Business Development Director for Flowell.
Vincent VAN STEENBERGEN
Vincent has worked on Data & AI projects for more than 10 years, in telecom, finance & industry. He founded ThinkDeep AI to democratize AI solutions for industry.
Innovation Project Manager
Christophe Vautey worked more than 20 years for the leader of lighting industry. In 2022, he joined open innovation center (Y-Spot) of the Commissariat à L’énergie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) in Grenoble. He is managing Addvisia , a collaborative hub for the Institut de Recherche Technologique Nanoelec.
Sustainable IT Director
Innovation Director & AI Expert
Philippe Wieczorek joined the Minalogic competitiveness cluster in December 2012, where he successively held the positions of Software Director, Innovation Director, before enriching his field of expertise in Artificial Intelligence to respond to the rise in power of this theme in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.
Minalogic is a competitiveness cluster dedicated to micro-nanotechnologies, software and photonics, based in Grenoble, Lyon, Saint Etienne and Valence.
Philippe is in charge of leading communities, activities and collaborative projects on the cluster’s key themes: quantum computing, Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, industry of the future, cultural and creative industries, new space. To do this, he relies on a team of 7 technical directors.
Philippe also manages the European activities of Minalogic, whether in the search for funding for the cluster, or for its members.
The only non-American judge of the famous CES Innovation Awards, Philippe is also very active at this gigantic international tech show which is held every year in early January in Las Vegas. Over the past few years, he has been able to develop real expertise in the mysteries of this show, particularly at Eureka Park, through the many start-ups he has supported there (30 start-ups / year over the last 10 years.
Engineer Arts et Métiers Yannis Brun is co-founder and one of the leading members of the Altyor group.
Altyor is a French SME, specialized in consulting, engineering and manufacturing of IoT products for a wide range of markets (Industry, Smart building, Wonder, Energy saving, etc…).
Vice-President Advanced Programs d'EFI Automotive & AXANDUS Director
After having had responsibilities in R&D management, business management, then sales & marketing management within the group, he is in charge of innovation. At the same time, he created, within EFI AUTOMOTIVE, the start-up accelerator AXANDUS in 2015 and EFILIGHTING in 2016, of which he is the Director. Its mission is focused on finding the right strategic positions and new applications for the group through appropriate partnerships. Jean Baptiste Yvon is also VP Business Development CARA “European Cluster for Mobility Solutions” since 2008.
AXANDUS, the industrial accelerator, aims to support innovative startup, SME, ETI and large group project leaders in the development and industrialization of their products.
AXANDUS has already supported more than 110 industrial Start Ups for 9 years.