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Speakers 2022

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!

Abdelhamid ABDI

ESC Architect


Laurent ACH



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.

Estelle AIMAR

Digital Supply Chain Analyst

Ariane GROUP

Estelle Aimar is a digital supply chain engineer-analyst at ArianeGroup, a European company specialized in civil and military space launchers.
After studying mechanical engineering and industrial performance at INSA Lyon, she is now working on the digital transformation and performance improvement of the supply chain of ArianeGroup. For this, digital and IoT projects are implemented such as the geolocation of various flows.


Founder & CEO

FFC Robotique

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 (

Alexandre AMBIEHL

Director of R&D programs


Alexandre Ambiehl is the Director of R&D programs for E-COBOT, an industrial company based in Nantes, France, manufacturer, editor and integrator of mobile robotics solutions for logistics. With a general engineering degree from Arts et Métiers ParisTech and a double degree in mechatronics from Lancaster University, he developed his expertise in industrial robotics during a PhD between the University of Nantes and the company Gebe2productique (EuropeTechnologie Group). He then became a research engineer in process robotization at the University of Nantes, and then project manager in innovation for E-COBOT. Keen on innovation, he puts his robotic, technological and regulatory skills at the service of innovative projects for delivery and handling robotics within E-COBOT.



Managing Director of Chamatex group and Head of operations, ASF 4.0



project manager IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest) in Health and Biomanufacturing

EIT Health

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

DAVI the humanizers

For 25 years, Pascal ARBAULT is a recognized specialist in France in the field of human/machine interfaces, expert in the field of Animated Conversational Agents and artificial intelligence.

He worked for 10 years for “Union des Industries” as a manager in charge of the development of digital training tools. 

Entrepreneur, investor and Administrator at the Réseau Entreprendre Bourgogne

Consulting and expertise DEEPTECH as a BPI FRANCE VP expert for the I-Nov competition in the Digital category

R&D management of digital technologies (Patent/Game & 3D Characters engine)

Client management and project management for large accounts (SNCF, TOYOTA, Renault, GMF, SFR, Orange…). 


Business developer


After obtaining his master’s degree in business administration & marketing, Steve started with a first experience within a French IT company before joining in 2009 a Canadian company specialized in IT solutions for Windows & Doors, as the first employee in France.
He spent 10 years selling a specific ERP including a CPQ solution.
He was the head of the French subsidiary for this Canadian company and managed the transformation towards the acquisition of this firm by a US company in 2017.
After several experiences as employee or self-employed in the software sector, Steve decided to join SYNERGIZ in May 2021, as Business Developer based in Lyon.


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


Founder & Engineer Consultant - Trainer


Didier Babout manages Convertgence, a consulting-training activity, born of a dual expertise in electronic design (boards and embedded systems, integrated circuits) and in the management of environmental services for industry. It supports the electronics industry to optimize the environmental footprint of technologies throughout their life cycle and to implement eco-responsible approaches. In particular, it offers eco-design, CSR and environmental/quality management services.
Convertgence works with training organizations, design and engineering offices, industrial manufacturers (components and finished equipment), distributors and end-of-life product actors (reuse, recycling …).




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.

Guillaume BANIEL


Revival Bionics

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


Specialising in Edge computing, artificial intelligence and robotics, Cyril creates systems for sectors ranging from military and security to healthcare, smart cities and industry. Leveraging the benefits of multiple software environments, he focuses on AI accelerators, hardware platforms, software stacks, and robotic frameworks; and also designs PCs and servers rugged enough to support challenging environmental constraints – temperature, vibration, shock and humidity etc.. Cyril joined ADLINK in January 2020 having gained a wealth of engineering solutions experience in key positions with companies such as Dell; IT systems manufacturer, transtec France as an HPC, & Big Data Solution Architect; and at Supermicro, the innovative application-optimised server solutions developer. He studied material science at both La Rochelle and Montpelier II universities and is currently based at the ADLINK facility in Montpellier, Occitanie, France.




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.

Pierre-Damien BERGER

Director, MinaSmart-EDIH Europe


Dr. Pierre-Damien Berger obtained his PhD for work related to the characterization of VCSELs at INSA Lyon in 1997. He worked successively for an agency of the Rhône-Alpes region promoting Measurement Technologies from laboratories to industries, then in the industry ATMEL-Grenoble, at CEA LETI as Head of the “Communicating Objects” Program Line managing industrial partnerships, then at CEA Tech as Head of Strategic Partnerships, and recently as coordinator of European projects related to CyberPhysical Systems.

During the last ten years, he joined MOVEA in 2012, a startup dedicated to motion capture and in 2016, he was co-founder and Marketing & Sales Director of the startup MORPHOSENSE. In 2019, he joined MINALOGIC, a Digital Competitiveness Cluster, Pierre-Damien is Director of MinaSmart, the Digital Innovation Hub of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region that supports SMEs in their digital transformation plan. In 2022 he was appointed Director of Business Development. Since 2016, he has been a member of the French Tech #IoT#Manufacturing thematic network and was elected National Secretary of this network and is strongly connected with all associated industries. Today, he carries the “Territoires Solutions” project of the French Tech in the Alps, which advocates experimentation at scale.

Pierre-Yves BERGER

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.


Technical Director France


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.

Beryl BES

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

Passionate about environmental innovations, Eléonore likes to collaborate at the crossroads of marketing, communication, industrial strategy and product development through an innovative approach based on the circular economy.
She co-founded the Collectif Startups Industrielles France in order to promote the existence and help the development of the national startup ecosystem in favor of industrial projects while accompanying the industrial transition towards the integration of the pillars of the circular economy.
Finally, within the ETERNITY SYSTEMS Group, she is developing a regional network of micro-factories for washing reusable containers and packaging to fight against single use, in Europe and North America.
In 2015, as a young graduate with a passion for new technologies with a positive impact on the environment, she decided to invest in creating CleanCup®, a turnkey solution that distributes, collects and automatically washes reusable cups on site in order to eliminate the use of disposable cups and improve the way people drink on campuses, businesses and communities.

Nicolas BONNET

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”.

Alexandre BOUCHET

Managing Director



Business Manager

Agence Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes entreprises


Technical Leader


Frédéric Boulvert’s specialism is improving the performance of production processes with AI and industrial robotics.  He is currently concentrating on the new technological bricks of robotics 4.0: collaborative, mobile and humanoid robotics; vision (2D, 2.5D, 3D); IIOT; 5G; augmented reality; and cobotics. Since Frédéric joined the team at the Actemium facility in Rennes in 2014, it has achieved over 40 successful machine retrofits.Frédéric’s previous experience includes several years at Barillec as an Automation Engineer and then Project Manager, working on automation solutions for the food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, industrial and environmental sectors. Having initially studied at Brest National Engineering School, Frédéric went on to achieve a PHD in Engineering and Optics and is also a qualified lecturer in these subjects.




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.




Laure Bourgois is a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, expert in Symbolic AI and digital simulations. After 17 years of experience in R&D (Orange Labs, IFSTTAR …), she realized that she had in her hands a practical and applied vision of AI, both on the main analysis methods, but also on other emerging disciplines such as artificial agents, and simulation tools. As AI is the new technological revolution, and as it appears as a wave in our society, it is imperative to prepare people today.
The idea of creating Codataschool (a Qualiopi certified training organization specialized in AI and Big Data) came to her in 2016 following the numerous requests for training she was receiving. As she had a network of 20 trainers with PhDs in computer science specialized in AI, she decided to implement what she believes in: to be in the forefront on how to transmit knowledge but also on the educational content at the cutting edge of AI.
The objective: to unite AI specialists for a school of computer science that favors CREATIVITY and ETHICS!

Olivier BRETT

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


President and co-founder of INOUID.
Passionate about new technologies, IT and industry, Nicole BRIAND created INOUID in 2017, to support industrial companies towards the industry of the future. The team carries out projects to enhance the value of data, from the sensor to the Human-Machine Interface (HMI).
A process engineering graduate from ENSIC, she acquired her skills at IBM, working with SMEs and ETIs in the AURA region, building information system transformation projects, which are the real nervous systems of the company. She has thus contributed to setting up new IS architectures, implementing ERPs, and carrying out application developments in Agile mode. She completed her expertise with an executive education at Emlyon, with a thesis on innovation in small and medium-sized companies.
With its co-founder, an engineer from the industry, and its team of technicians and engineers, the INOUID team concretizes the convergence of OT and IT to realize connected solutions (industrial IOT).
INOUID’s know-how in data collection, communication, analysis and development of powerful HMIs allows it to offer innovative tools to support decisions in the chemical, marine, energy and smartcity industries. The projects cover predictive maintenance, real-time remote control, and production/process optimization.
Nicole BRIAND also participates in the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, in the specialized education programmes & projects for the digital transformation of companies.
She was also vice-president of the Emlyon Business Club for Women, where she continues to work for more women in the industry, in all professions and at all levels.


General Manager


After having worked 6 years at Météo France on air quality modelling at the end of his thesis on this subject, he joined NUMTECH in 2006. Within NUMTECH he manages the R&D activities and participates in the development and deployment of numerical projects such as the Plum’air system (monitoring and forecasting of the impact of atmospheric discharges from industrial sites) or more recently the tool for monitoring and reporting of environmental KPIs. These tools are part of Industry 4.0, using IOT technologies for sensor data feedback, and using data assimilation or machine learning approaches (collaboration with INRIA since 2009, etc.).


BU Director, Embedded & connected systems


Graduated from ENSEA (1998) with an engineering degree, completed in 2008 by a Master in Business Administration, Christophe BRUNSCHWEILER has been in charge of the Smile ECS Business Unit (Embedded & Connected Systems) since the end of 2016, as Associate Director.
At the beginning of 2022, this business unit had about 100 employees (mostly engineers) spread over 4 sites (Paris, Toulouse, Grenoble and Nantes).


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

CMS Automatisme

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.

Antoine CAMUS

Director of Cybersecurity


A graduate of Toulouse Business School, Antoine started his career in the Telecom sector, accompanying operators in their fast commercial growth and the consolidation of their organizations as Regional Director. After an MBA (HEC) and two years spent in the marketing department of SFR, Antoine took over the general management of a software publisher and then the management of the BtoB division of LDLC in order to transform the existing models and develop value-added services.
For the last 6 years at Visiativ, Antoine has been managing the operations of the group’s “managed services” BU, bringing the IT expertise of 50 engineers to the management of Visiativ’s customers.
A strong focus on cyber security has been introduced, with the creation and implementation of a process for diagnosing the maturity of companies in the face of these new risks, completed by a remediation and compliance plan.
Within the MINALOGIC competitiveness cluster, he leads the ecosystem of cybersecurity players in the region and certifies their innovation projects.


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

Sylvain CHAPON

Global Business Unit Energy Solutions Key expert


Initially a lawyer in public law “Carrières de l’Entreprise”, with an expertise in economic intelligence, Sylvain Chapon has 15 years of experience in local authorities and in Parliament, in particular within the Defence Committee of the National Assembly or as a former Regional Advisor. He then worked in the energy sector, successively in charge of concessionary economics and business development. He then joined the GRDF headquarters as Head of Public and European Affairs.
In 2016, he joined the ENGIE headquarters in support of the subsidiaries. He now leads the “e-earth” Program (3D solutions, digital twins,…) for Siradel-ENGIE , in addition to his expertise within the Low Carbon Cities team of the Energy Solutions Global BU.
Sylvain Chapon is a key expert for ENGIE and specializes in “Territorial Resilience” issues. He represents the Group at various entities, including the OECD, the World Urban Forum, the GINUM (digital sovereignty) and France Ville Durable.
He is a Knight in the National Order of Merit (Energy, Sustainable Development) and an officer in the operational reserve. He speaks at universities in the Ile-de-France region and in Europe.



Senior Sales IoT, EDGE & Robotics EMEA

AWS - Amazon Web Services


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.


Innovation Manager & External Research Collaboration

Charvet Digital Media

Innovation Manager at Charvet Digital Media, since 2020, in charge of Partnerships and Innovation Financing and at the same time Project Manager.
Prior to that, experiences as a project manager in Atlantic group and as a consultant in European projects
Education : Engineer in Industrial Systems Engineering


Product Marketing Lead | Mixed Reality – HoloLens

Microsoft France

Othman Chiheb is Microsoft France’s HoloLens product manager and helps organizations exploit the full potential of mixed reality.
This new form of digital interaction is redefining the way we create, communicate and collaborate across all industries.
This session will be an opportunity to discover to what extent digital twins are integrated into the industrial metaverse and what concrete impacts they will have in France


Materials & Process, Project Manager


After having successively held the positions of production manager, quality manager and trainer, Guy CHRETIEN has been working for a few years as a consultant and Materials Process project manager within Polyvia, the groupment of Polymer Transformers.



Founder and leader of AJC Maintenant (act now), an organic inspired entrepreneurship consultancy.
“Or how to be inspired by nature to grow your business in its ecosystem.”
A former territorial economic developer, Alexis took a long time to understand that he worked like a naturalist who observes living things and marvels at their richness and complexity. And like a gardener, he creates the right conditions for life to flourish and grow.
By founding AJC Maintenant, he brings to companies a systemic response to complex problems, fluidifies and strengthens the internal and external links of the company.
By humbly following the principles of life, he believes in strengthening the robustness and resilience of companies.
Co-founder of the Morning Wonder that he has been organizing since 2016 to build bridges between nature science and entrepreneurship, Alexis offers through the organization of Bio-inspired seminars in organizations in France and around the world, the opportunity to learn and regain vitality in contact with nature.




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

Anima Conseil

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…


General Manager


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

Exotic Systems

Engineer in embedded systems, president of EXOTIC SYSTEMS.
After 3 years spent in research on connected biomedical sensors, Julien created EXOTIC SYSTEMS with Laurent Gineste 15 years ago, a company specialized in the design, development and industrialization of communicating electronics. Julien is now the general manager of the company.


Kinéis Chief Commercial & Business Development Officer or CBO


Trade and Development Department of Kinéis, after more than 20 years with Groupe Cahors.
Graduate of the HEBO – European Studies School in The Hague, Netherlands, where she was born, and after an initial experience in sales management with the Lot company SAFARAID, Astrid Cousteau joined MAEC (Groupe Cahors) in 1997 to take charge of international sales administration for VISIOSAT, a company specializing in the distribution of television and data via satellite.
In 2000, she assumed international sales responsibility for this expanded telecommunications business.
In 2015, the new governance structure gave it a new challenge: the implementation of a commercial development strategy in Europe for low and medium voltage activities as well as the smart grid business.

Erwan COZ

Senior Solution Engineer


Erwan Coz is Senior Solution Engineer at the Qt Company.
He has been working more than 20 years in the embedded software industry. He held various technical and project management roles in the Professional Services organization at Wind River (RTOS and embedded Linux distribution vendor leader).
Before joining Qt, his last position was more focused on product and project technical presales at Krono-Safe a software vendor offering a tool suite and a real time kernel for embedded safety critical application development.


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.

Nicolas DAMOUR

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?

Jean-Alix DAVID

Ingénieur Innovation


After graduating from Supélec and completing a master’s degree in robotics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Jean-Alix David worked for five years as a research engineer at Inria Grenoble – Rhône-Alpes, on one of the autonomous vehicle projects of the Chroma research team, with the main task of developing real-time perception algorithms and setting up experiments on autonomous vehicles. He then joined the Computer Vision division of the Inetum Innovation FabLab as an innovation engineer, in order to develop cutting-edge image processing algorithms.


Chief Revenue Officer

Cosmo Tech

Thierry joined Cosmo Tech in 2011 in charge of the business development. He was formerly Business Development Director at ADERLY where he supported the growth of US and European based companies on the French market, and a senior project manager at Corning Inc. Before joining industry Thierry was a researcher in the Chemistry Department of the University of Cambridge. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.


Engineer consultant


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.


Digital security delegate for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’information (ANSSI)

Philippe DELBARY

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. 

Laurent DENIS

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

Anima Conseil

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…

Isabelle DONATO

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.




Julien DREANO joined Framatome in February 2022 as Information System Security Manager.
Julien is in charge of :
  • Cybersecurity of Framatome’s information system,
  • The daily awareness of the employees on cyber risks,
  • Security support for business projects.
Julien holds a Master’s degree in Information Security and has worked in several industries such as defense, aeronautics, technology industry and start-ups. Julien teaches cybersecurity as well as other IT disciplines in various French universities and also helps the Paris firefighters to increase their cybersecurity level as a Captain Reservist.


Industry Director

Microsoft France

Gilles du Crest is responsible for solutions for the Manufacturing sector of Microsoft France. His mission is to strengthen Microsoft’s presence and role as a strategic partner for this sector in France, through its solutions, its expertise in new technologies and its ecosystem. The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, agile development and time-to-market are all key issues that will enable this sector to compete on the international stage and meet the challenges of the industry of the future. He also created within the framework of Impact IA the IA certification training for industrial operators. Gilles du Crest is a graduate of TélécomParis and the HEC marketing academy.

Patrice-Henry DUCHENE

Independant expert & teacher

Responsabilité Sociétale et Environnementale des organisations, et mobilité./ Societal & environmental responsaibility of organisations and Mobility

Independent expert (Societal and Environmental Responsibility of organizations, and mobility.) and teacher.
Patrice Henry Duchêne was in charge of the CSR policy of the PSA Group for 7 years, at the request of Philippe Varin. He co-founded the Group’s Corporate Foundation, dedicated to inclusive mobility, and directed it for 4 years, under the chairmanship of Carlos Tavares. In 2013, the PSA Foundation joined the Inclusive Mobility Laboratory to work with La Poste, Keolis, Transdev, the Red Cross, etc. on mobility issues for vulnerable people and new modes of transport in rural areas.
Patrice Henry Duchêne co-edited, with France Nature Environnement and Mobivia, the books: “The place of the car in tomorrow’s mobility” and “Climate and mobility”.
As a member of Entreprises Pour l’Environnement, chaired at the time by Jean-Dominique Senard, he led the working group on climate.
Patrice Henry is now a member of the “sustainable transport and mobility” board of France Nature Environnement. He is a member of the Territorial Development Committee of Haropa Ports.and a member of the Partners Committee of the Regional Energy and Climate Agency, which is attached to the Paris Climate Institute.
He is also a member of the strategic committee of the Norauto Foundation.
He was a member of the Paris-Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 18 years, where he was the circular economy referent. He has chaired the ARDIES association for the past 10 years, which brings together the FRTP, elected officials from the Paris region and the CCI to fuel the debate on major transport infrastructures in the Paris region and to conduct strategic monitoring in Europe.
Finally, he holds degrees in Law, Political Science and Marketing. In 2017, he attended the Institut des Futurs Souhaitables and the Ecole de la Nature et des Savoirs sponsored by Pierre Rahbi.

Nicolas DUCROT

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.

Richard DUMON

Head of Data & Analytics, Digital & Innovation, Responsible Digital

Renault Trucks

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.


Emmanuel DUTEIL

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.

Caroline FELIX

Managing Director.

La Ruche Industrielle

Graduated from the IUP Infocom in Lille and from the IAE in St Etienne in Business Management, Caroline started her career with her bike against her desk at MAVIC, manufacturer of equipment for cycling professionals. Curious about cultures and collective dynamics, she multiplied her stays and experiences abroad. In 2002, she joined the Bosch group where she led marketing, communication and innovation culture development projects for 12 years, adopting an intrapreneurial posture. After 5 years as an expatriate in Sweden, where she founded her own consulting company and worked on a sustainable development project, she returned to France with two goals in mind: to bring a bit of Scandinavia back to France and to instill entrepreneurial reflexes in the world of employees and industry in particular. Convinced that the answers to the complex challenges of our time will only come through the emergence of a true collective intelligence, she lit the spark that gave birth to the Ruche Industrielle. A totally disruptive and innovative structure which, in 4 years, has developed a unique expertise in accelerating the human, technological and environmental transformation of industry, based on the pooling of resources, experience and skills of industrials.


Business & Solutions Manager Digital Twin


Nicolas Ferrara, 45 years old, is in charge of developing new services around the Digital Twin (consulting, training, development of prototypes, data management, design of data-centric applications, etc.) for the RAIL domain of the Egis group, that benefit the management of assets, the operation and maintenance of transport infrastructures. With his background as a general engineer, his experience in large public transport projects and his expertise in BIM, he also designs and leads training courses on the subject of BIM collaboration. In particular, he is the pedagogical coordinator of the Specialized Master® BIM of the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and the ESTP Paris.


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.




Frank FISCHER is the CEO of ADEUNIS, a company specializing in IOT solutions and sensors for the Smart Building. ADEUNIS’ mission is to support its clients in the digitalization through IoT of building equipment and services for more energy performance, a reduction of the carbon footprint, more comfort for users and maintenance optimization. In 2019, he was responsible for transforming the company’s industrial model and redefining the processes of the supply chain, subcontractors and the design approach to products and solutions. Prior to his role as CEO, Frank FISCHER served as ADEUNIS’ Director of Marketing and Strategy and participated in the company’s IPO in 2017. Prior to joining ADEUNIS, he was Sales and Marketing Director of Aaton Digital, a manufacturer of audiovisual equipment, based in Grenoble and Los Angeles.



Business Development Manager

ASCA - An Armor-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.

Marie-Pierre FLEURY

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.

Guillaume FORTIER

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

Julien Fournier is a computer engineer from INSA Lyon and is the Director of Missions at the IOT Factory at ITNOVEM (tech subsidiary of the SNCF group).
He has acquired 13 years of experience in the industrial and railway field. Since 2017, his mission is to support IoT projects bringing value to the SNCF group.
Passionate about technology Julien Fournier, works on the implementation of solutions that meet the needs often specific to the world of rail and contributes to the definition of IOT strategy for the SNCF group on the entire value chain (purchase of sensors, integration of solutions, telecom, deployment …)
ITNOVEM, through its 5 factories (Digital Consulting, Digital Agency, IoT, Data IA, Cloud & Cybersecurity), has for mission to advise and support the SNCF’s business and IT departments, to convert their innovations into performance levers.


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. 

Marc-Henri FROUIN

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


Hervé Gacoin, 55 years old, has nearly 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, first at Philips and then at Legrand, in Industrial functions (Industrial Projects, Production, Process, Maintenance, Supply Chain)
He is currently in charge of Performance and Industrial Organization for the Legrand Group under the responsibility of Philippe Bastard (Group VP Operations Performance & Supply Chain)
Within this mission, Hervé is more specifically in charge of the deployment of Industry 4.0 tools in the Group’s strategic factories. (35/110+) following 3 pillars: 1/Connected factory & Data analytics, 2/Lean Automation and 3/Agility by design


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 – he is currently CEO of tiko Energy Solutions AG.



Managing Partner


Electronic engineer by training, Thomas co-founded in 2013 the start-up NodOn, today a major player in Smart Home / Smart Building in France.
Since 2018, in addition to his role as CEO of NodOn, Thomas becomes Managing Partner of Altyor, in charge of topics related to R&D, innovation. 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…)
Sensitive to ecological and social transition issues, Thomas actively participates in Altyor’s “Design for Tomorrow” program, which aims to offer eco-designed and eco-made products.


Senior consultant & Manager


A graduate of the Ecole Centrale Paris, Robin Gayrard is an experienced IT consultant. After spending 8 years accompanying industrial and public clients in their IT transformations (Cloud, Digital Workplace, ERP, Emerging Technologies), for the past 2 years he has been actively contributing to the development of Wavestone’s sustainable consulting offers: Responsible Digital and Low Carbon Strategy / CSR in parallel with awareness raising actions on Climate and Responsible Digital.

Stéphane GERVAIS

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


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.



Research engineer

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.


Xcelerator Portfolio Business development Executive

Siemens Digital Industries Software

More than 30 years of complex projects & enterprise software selling for the French industry, with proven records in Automotive, Defense, CPG, and Energy large accounts. His taste for continuous innovation, his need to be intellectually fed, and his winning spirit, allow him to develop complex selling skills in all needed areas (enterprise strategy, program organisation, innovative technologies ,legal&finance, trusted advisory, Challenging discussions ) to manage large accounts and enterprise software deals and stay on the top of sales execs. For the last 3 years, he is in charge of the French operations business development of the Lifecycle collaboration software portfolio, mentoring & supporting direct & Indirect Sales teams to increase the market coverage.

Philippe GOUGEON

Collaborative Project Director, R&D Innovation Coordinator of the European Project CPS4EU



Operational manager


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.


CEO & Founder


Thibault Honegger is the President, Scientific Director and Co-Founder of NETRI ( In everything we do at NETRI, we believe in challenging the way we discover new treatments. We use neural activity at the network level to translate the mode of action of any drug. We design, manufacture and sell neuro-organ-on-a-chip.
A graduate of Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Thibault Honegger obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering at LTM (CNRS/University of Grenoble Alpes). He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Voldman laboratory of MIT, Boston for two years, where he developed and studied axonal guidance in microfluidic devices. He then joined the CNRS as a senior researcher in Grenoble to lead the microfluidic neuroengineering team. He has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is the inventor of 8 patents. He co-founded Peerus in 2015, Linkio in 2015 and Smart Force Technologies in 2016.


Business Manager


Camille HUYETTE’s career is rooted in industrial energy efficiency. She has worked on several themes such as: energy optimization of small and medium-sized companies, recovery of industrial waste heat, development of renewable energy such as agricultural methanization, and inter-company synergies around energy. She has notably contributed to a collective inter-company self-consumption project on a business park, a project that is anchored in a territorial industrial ecology dynamic.
Today, she combines all these elements: analysis of the “company” system in its entirety by adjusting energy production, consumption, and the strategy for buying and selling energy according to the constraints of energy suppliers and distributors.

Nathanael JARRASSE

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


After graduating in 2019, Héléna JEROME founded the startup Safehear with her partner Antoine Kuhnast, with the mission of solving the following problem: communicating in noise while remaining protected from hearing risks in factories, a daily problem for millions of people in France & in Europe. Safehear has designed Louis: a communicating hearing protection for industry. The product, hardware / deeptech, comes with a local and responsible production: a real made in France and high quality to reduce the ecological impact.


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.

Zoubeir LAFHAJ

Full professor & holder of the "Construction 4.0" Chair

Centrale Lille

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.

Joumana LAGHA

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.


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

Bosch Rexroth

Director of Industry of the Future 4.0 for Bosch France and Director of the Bosch Rexroth France Division, Pascal Laurin is a pioneer in mechatronics within the Bosch group and the profession (President of mechatronics ARTEMA/FIM). For nearly 15 years, he has been observing the major technological developments in the industrial world as well as the related commercial impacts and opportunities. With his dual background in sales and marketing and technology, he is now putting this experience to good use by managing Industry 4.0 for Bosch France and heading the Bosch Rexroth Assembly Techniques & i4.0 division in France. Pascal Laurin mixes with passion, innovative technologies with the commercial opportunities of digitalization for the success and excellence of the industry of the future 4.0 in France.


Commercial Manager


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.


Managing Director


Engineer, Jade Le Maitre brings robotics into her life with her research project on Human-Robot Interaction.
She then co-founded Hease Robotics and became its technical director, thus reconciling her two loves: robotics and industry. In addition to her activities as an expert at the European Commission, she has been in charge of the industrial robotics cluster PROXINNOV since the beginning of 2022.
She is also a member of the Holnest Club, a business angel club, and a mentor for French industrial start-ups.


President of the IO-Link France collective


Thierry LECOEUR has a 30-year career in the industry with 11 years at Harting, 17 years at Phoenix Contact and 3 years at ifm. He has developped his expertise as Product and marketing Manager in Automation.
Today, as Product Manager Network & Control at ifm France, he is in charge of networks, IO-Link and edgeDevices to the cloud.
Thierry is 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.

Jérome LEON

Account Manager


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.

Louis-Ferdinand LESPINE

Psychologist & Research fellow

Centre Hospitalier Le VINATIER

Doctor in Psychology and researcher in the fields of epidemiology and psychobiology of psychiatric disorders and addictions. Louis-Ferdinand Lespine received a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Liege (Belgium) in 2012, during which he specialized in neuroscience and psychopharmacology of addiction. He graduated with a PhD in Psychology in March 2018. His doctoral thesis focused on the effects of physical exercise on the addictive properties of cocaine (in animal models).
During his postdoctoral stay at the Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin (2019-2020), he worked on several research projects in addictology (e.g. neurocognitive predictors of smoking cessation). During this time, he was introduced to the use of machine learning techniques.
Since October 2020, as a researcher and project manager at the Centre Hospitalier le Vinatier (Lyon), he has been involved in several multicenter study projects, such as the QUALIFACT (“Quality of Life in Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder”) and TRYAD (“Trajectories and Reactions of Users and Relatives Consulting French Youth Addiction Services”) in the field of addictology. Louis-Ferdinand is also in charge of the “Data management, Biostatistics, Data Warehouse” strategic axis for the Clinical Research and Innovation Department (DRCI) with the mission of proposing a prospective vision and new tools for research teams.

Diane LEVY

Lead Advisory France


Diane Lévy is Director of Advisory at Avanade France. In charge of the development of the consulting activity, she helps companies define their digital model in order to reinvent themselves and accelerate their growth. Diane has more than 20 years of experience in transformation projects, management and team coaching, in international environments.

Guillaume LIO

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.

Philippe LOMBARD

University Lecturer

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Laboratoire AMPERE

Nicolas LOUVET

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.

Elisabeth LUCAND

Co-founder & CEO

Valeur d'être; Archipel Kyosei

Bringing to life aligned beings and businesses, Accompanying passages for a regenerative societal transition.
Elisabeth has been accompanying transitions for nearly 25 years.
She has acquired a 360° vision as an employee for 20 years, from start-ups to multinationals, in financial functions and as a project manager in organization and information systems.
A Master’s degree in Research and Intervention in Socio-Economic Management, with the desire to professionalize her approach on this subject: “Societal transformation by entrepreneurs, from mental representation to actionability”.
She is also :
Creator of collective coaching courses and Mentor of women creators in SSE (social and solidarity economy) ;
Teacher in higher education and in the private sector: TRE, social networks, team management and innovative projects, Design Thinking, Agile Method;


Business Manager

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.

Jean-Philippe MALICET



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 Robotics Centre and Director of AIMOVE Master.

MINES ParisTech - Centre de Robotique - AIMOVE

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.

Philippe MARCEL

Technical Director


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.

Jean-Christophe MARPEAU

Consulting Engineer


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.

Frédéric MARTIN

Groupologist and organizational consultant

Frédéric Martin has been in charge of innovation projects in consular structures and organizations that support business leaders. Since 2017, he has been an organizational consultant and groupologist.
He leads transformation projects on a human scale (coaching, training,…) or on a larger scale and spreads the culture of innovation within private and public organizations.
With his Groupologist skills (unique in the world!), he is an organizer, facilitator or expert, , depending on the field of intervention, in order to align the stakeholders of transformation projects with the ambition of collectively building the organizations for tomorrow: conscious, sustainable and inclusive.
In addition, as an expert in public speaking, he facilitates numerous institutional and entrepreneurial conferences as well as internal communication “large meetings” for major accounts throughout the year.


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.

Sandra MELKI

Energy Executive & Sustainability Lead

Microsoft France

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


Eric Ménard has over 20 years’ experience in the Aviation, Aerospace and Telecommunication industries, developing infrastructure and services of telecommunications around the globe. After having connected flying aircraft through terrestrial and satellite networks to Operational Centres and Air Traffic Control in a very operationally demanding Air Transport Industry, he transposed his expertise into the IoT to connect mobile and fixed objects around the world to make satellite-based IoT connectivity a corner stone of remote operations.

Raphael MILLET

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


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

Alexandre MOLLA

CEO & Co - Founder


After several years in investment banking in London and Saudi Arabia, Alexandre Molla joined the world of operations as General Manager for Uber in France and Switzerland, seeing the company grow from 200 employees to over 25,000. Uber will be a seminal experience, notably because of the immersion in the world of urban mobility, as well as the exposure to the daily challenges of hypergrowth. Today, Alexandre Molla is co-founder and CEO of Sharelock, a startup whose mission is to massively unlock the use of bicycles, by developing the world’s first network of shared locks, as well as an innovative insurance against theft. Alexandre Molla is a graduate of HEC (H08) and IHEDN.


Business Developper


Justine MOLLIER is a Business Developer for MIOS, a subsidiary of the SNEF group dedicated to IoT, supervision and cybersecurity. Combining technical know-how and expertise, MIOS designs, implements and maintains complete, interoperable and scalable solutions.
With a background in engineering and sales, Justine joined MIOS in 2020 to support the development of the high-potential industrial market. This dual technical and commercial skill set allows her to meet the needs of her customers as closely as possible, and to support them in the construction and implementation of their digital transformation projects.

Frédéric MOULIN

Product Manager

Festo France

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.

Jean-Paul MULLER

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


Security Marketing Manager


Electronic circuits are a largely invisible part of the world we live in today.  STMicroelectronics, as a leader in the semiconductor industry, helps its customers make their products smart, energy efficient, connected and secure through the wide range of STM32 microcontrollers.

As a Security Marketing Manager his role is multiple:

– Define the security features of any new microcontroller to meet or anticipate market expectations

– Define and follow the security evaluations & certifications that the objects will have to comply with.

-Promote the security of connected objects through the hardware and software primitives made available by ST and its partners.

In the past, he has held various engineering and project management positions in the security and innovative components industries.

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Vincent NGUYEN

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 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

Deputy CEO of e.Voyageurs SNCF since the end of 2018 in charge of, 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.

Norbert NOURY

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

Nicolas NOVA

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

Hitachi Solutions

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.


Scientific Director


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.

Eugénie PESSIA

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).

Frédéric PILLER

Digital Factory R&D Manager


After several years of experience as a software developer in the design of end-to-end IoT solutions in the industry, Frédéric Piller is now in charge of the development team of the generic IoT platform LxConnect within the LACROIX design center. This platform aims to provide IoT services to connected products designed and produced by LACROIX while guaranteeing reliable and secure communication via different communication protocols.



VP IIoT product & market strategy


Paul Pinault is VP IIoT product & market strategy at Braincube, a company based in Auvergne that has been specializing in artificial intelligence solutions for industrial players and factories for 15 years.
Paul Pinault graduated from the Institut Supérieur d’Informatique de Modélisation et de leurs Applications (ISIMA) in Clermont-Ferrand in 2000. Functional analyst, project manager and then technical architect in the supply chain, Paul Pinault was then in charge of integrating the back offices in India and Manila into the Michelin process. He then became the Group’s infrastructure architect where he developed the strategy for data centers and DRP, storage, middleware infrastructure, database, output management, mainframe and Oracle ERP.
In 2014, he was one of the pioneers of the Michelin incubator and led various innovation projects that were turned into products and external acquisitions.
In 2016, he becomes Integration Architect and Domain Manager where he is in charge of Michelin Group’s strategy on integration middleware (APIM, EAI, ETL, SOA, BPM, iPaaS, API Management, Kafka…). In 2019, he becomes CTO Data to Intelligence, an internal Michelin start-up aiming to improve road safety by improving driver knowledge (Better Driver product line) and identifying road hazards (Better Road product line).
At the same time, Paul Pinault is co-founder and CTO of Ingenious Things, a company specializing in the manufacture of intelligent objects (IoT), which will be present twice at CES to offer connected services. He runs a blog that is a reference in IoT as well as a related Youtube channel – – where he offers various MooCs concerning IoT and LPWAN. Paul Pinault is identified as an expert in LPWAN technologies, integrated to the Sigfox “ambassador” program, leader of the Helium community in France among others.
He has also been teaching for 20 years, at the IUT of Clermont-Ferrand, at Science Po Grenoble and at the ISIMA of Clermont-Ferrand. Paul is a regular speaker at international IT and IoT conferences, such as Devoxx, The Things Conference…


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.

Frédéric POINTU


GRANDLYON - La Métropole

Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) of the Metropolis of Lyon (Grand Lyon), IHEDN auditor of the national session on Digital Sovereignty and Cybersecurity, Frédéric previously worked as a software architect and developer. Prior to that, he worked with large groups or ETI on the implementation and evolution of their QSE organizational management systems.


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).

Guillaume POLLIN

Industrialization manager and pre-sales architect


Serial entrepreneur, co-founder and industrial director of Delta Drone, and above all a specialist in product industrialization. With his experience within the Thales group and his knowledge of startups, he created StartAndFab to support startups and VSEs to cross the threshold of industrialization. Responsible for industrialization at Rtone, he pilots these activities that cover all aspects of industrialization: the initial process of reflection on a project, budgeting, planning, product development, manufacturing or production management.

François PORTIER

Director of the research program "Smart Factory 4.0"


François PORTIER has been Director of the Smart Factory 4.0 Research Program within ALTEN’s Innovation Department since 2020. A graduate of the CESI general engineering school, he began his career in England in the automotive sector. In Spain, he continued for 10 years in product development and industrial processes. He joined ALTEN in 2013 in France, where he worked on the industrialization of the A350. He then specialized in industrial performance, was certified Black Belt Lean Six Sigma and focused on the processing and visualization of industrial data.



Technical Director



Business Line Manager Cloud & IoT


An initial training with a DUT GEII (1995) and an engineering degree at ENSEA (1998), completed in 2008 by a Master in Business Administration. Since the end of 2016, in charge of the Smile ECS (Embedded & Connected Systems) Business Unit, as Associate Director. At the beginning of 2022, this business unit had more than 100 employees (mostly engineers) spread over 4 sites (Paris, Toulouse, Grenoble and Nantes).

Constance RAVEL

Development Officer


Constance Ravel works at AgrOnov, the agro-ecology innovation cluster of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. AgrOnov federates about a hundred members, composed of companies, training and research centers, institutional partners and professional agricultural organizations. Within the framework of its missions, and in line with the key characteristics of AgrOnov, which are its proximity to the field and its regional anchorage, Constance accompanies companies and actors in the agricultural world in their innovation projects for sustainable agriculture.


Christophe RIBOULET

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.

Jean-Pierre RIEHL

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.

Patrice ROBERT

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.


Managing Director


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.


Director 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.

Sébastien ROSPIDE

Managing Director


Passionate about industry, Sébastien Rospide is a specialist in the electronics sector, which he has been studying and helping to develop for the past twenty years. He first worked as a strategy consultant for DECISION, a consulting firm he joined in 2002, where he developed the electronics business for national and European clients. In 2013, he structured and managed the We Network technical center in Angers to unite the electronics production sector around innovation projects and boost the use of connected objects in industry. In 2019, he leads the acquisition by We Network of the Cité de l’Objet Connecté to create the Technocampus Electronique & IoT, a platform of expertise and resources dedicated to the digital transformation of industry.

Christophe ROURE



Christophe Roure has accompanied the transformation of companies for more than 20 years, through his work as a consultant, partner and then manager in various consulting firms (PwC, KPMG, Eurogroup or Implid).
In 2018, he created the Lyon-based start-up emage-me, a feedback solution on soft skills, whose “Raison d’être” is to learn to know oneself better in order to grow.
emage-me now has 11 employees, and supports around 50 clients (companies, higher education institutions and training organizations) around the issues of recruitment, development and certification of skills, as well as employee and student engagement.

Guillaume ROY

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.

Matthias SANCHEZ

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


Throughout his career, Mathias Savalle has always wanted to be close to customers. He is now Sales Manager for France at Sensolus after having worked for several years at Sensolus as a customer manager in order to solve problems and follow the progress of projects, for customers such as Airbus, Ariane or Suez. Mathias is now focusing on developing the business in France and offers the possibility to optimize complex industrial flows with Sensolus’ end-to-end solution based on the Internet Of Things.

Jehanne SAVI

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.

Philippe SEBAG

France Security Offering Lead


Philippe Sebag began his career as a security consultant at Microsoft Consulting 22 years ago, then joined Thales Secure Solution as deputy to the technical director. Philippe then spent more than 10 years working for IT services companies to set up security offers, manage the infrastructure/security entity and develop the business in the banking world in particular. Philippe is now France Security Offering Lead for Avanade where he is in charge of cybersecurity pre-sales, and the development of security offers.

Pierre-Yves SEMPERE

Co-founder & Managing Director

EMS Factory

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


Pauline Siché-Dalibard, CEO of the Bel Air Camp Group, has been leading a human and innovative project since 2016 through her vast Network of Third-Party Businesses installed in the AURA region. 450 people, including 80 member companies, with the ambition of bringing together the sectors of the territory.
The project, co-founded with Didier Caudard-Breille, germinated during a backpacking trip to South America a year before, a transition period after a first life in financial auditing and a certificate of professional aptitude in pastry making. Today, the Group has 3 buildings: Bel Air Business, Bel Air Industry, and Bel Air Center, to help companies establish themselves in the long term and develop in an efficient manner through intelligent space planning.

Blaise SOLA

Methods Director in the building sector


Blaise SOLA is Methods Director in the building sector at ARTELIA.

He leads missions of Project Management and Smart and Digital Project Management to support the digital mutations of ARTELIA’s customers and to promote the deployment of Digital Twins.

An active member of the Smart Building Alliance, Blaise is also the President of the BIS/BOS (Building Information System/Building Operating System) Commission, which has produced a reference shared by the entire industry, the BIS/BOS white paper. 


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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President, Specialist in general medecine


General medecine practitioner in La Tour de Salvagny, engineer Polytech Lyon, entrepreneur and president of SAS MaQuestionMedicale, ERP eSanté.


Innovation Director


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

Vinci Construction

Camille Vaneenoge leads the Data lab & Innovation. The purpose of this entity is to provide innovative, data-driven solutions for all Vinci Construction businesses and to advise local teams on their initiatives worldwide.
These solutions include IOT for construction equipment and asphalt plants, GIS for our quarries and industries, RPA and AI for all our business processes.

Madeline VASSAUX

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

Jean-Baptiste YVON

Vice-President Advanced Programs d'EFI Automotive & AXANDUS Director


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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