SPEAKERS

Future Intelligence réunit pendant 2 jours les experts de l’IA issus de différents domaines : des startups aux multinationales en passant par la filière universitaire.

Elodie Chanthery

INSA Toulouse

Jean-Martin Jaspers

Ministry of Interior

Renaud Vedel

Ministry of Interior

Luc Marta de Andrade started his career as a business engineer and then an agency and regional manager for large digital services companies.  In 1997 he went out on his own and since that time has created several companies. He is now president of two digital consulting companies: U-need (150 employees) and Dragon.Trust (dedicated to cybersecurity).  He is a former regional delegate to the Syntec Numérique (professional branch), and is currently on the steering committee of the Medef de Haute Garonne (employer’s association). He is also the co-founder of AN21, a modern school offering work-linked training (Masters 1 and 2) in software development, AI and Cybersecurity. He is the founder and president of NXU, a think tank dedicated to studying the NBIC revolution and its impact on the future of society.

Luc MARTA DE ANDRADE
President of NXU, VP of IANP, President of U-Need

Je travaille depuis presque 20 ans dans le domaine de l’Intelligence Artificielle. Après un doctorat en Informatique (spécialité IA) dans l’équipe SMA du LIP6, en collaboration avec Thales, puis deux années d’enseignement en IA & Informatique à ex-Paris 6, j’ai rejoint en 2008 une PME du secteur de la Défense et la Sécurité Civile pour développer les IA de leur simulateur d’entrainement. A partir de 2012, j’ai pris la tête du pôle innovation et élaboré plusieurs projets collaboratifs en France et à l’Europe sur l’IA pour la robotique, les serious games ou encore l’IoT. En 2015, je fonde avec d’anciens collègues une startup Deeptech en IA dont l’ambition était de mettre à disposition une solution d’auto-apprentissage basée sur un algorithme de ML propriétaire et explicable pour faciliter la mise en oeuvre d’IA au sein de systèmes complexes qui évoluent dans le temps. Fin 2020, je rejoins le Hub France IA pour renforcer l’équipe et faire croître l’association qui compte aujourd’hui plus d’une centaine de membres fournisseurs et utilisateurs d’IA répartis dans toute la France et plus d’une cinquantaine de partenaires à travers l’Europe.

Caroline CHOPINAUD
Directrice Associée

Thierry Berthier est un expert, consultant, chercheur reconnu en cybersécurité & cyberdéfense. Docteur en mathématiques (cryptographie et théorie des nombres), il enseigne la sécurité numérique à l’Université et est chercheur associé au CREC Saint-Cyr. Membre actif de la Chaire de cyberdéfense Saint-Cyr, de l’Institut Fredrik Bull et de plusieurs think tank français, il codirige le groupe « Sécurité – Intelligence Artificielle » du Hub national France IA qui travaille sur la sécurité de l’intelligence artificielle et les apports de l’IA en cybersécurité.

Ses recherches s’appliquent aux stratégies algorithmiques et à la détection automatique des architectures de données fictives utilisées en phase initiale de cyberattaque. Il étudie en particulier les solutions de lutte contre les attaques par HoaxCrash, arnaques au Président et faux ordres de virement, basées sur la construction de faux profils, de fausses données et de fake news.

Il participe à de nombreuses conférences, colloques et tables rondes dédiés à la cybersécurité et à l’intelligence artificielle s’appliquant à des contextes civils et militaires. Auteur du livre « From Digital Traces to Algorithmic Projections » publié aux éditions ISTE & Elsevier, il a défini les nouveaux concepts de projection algorithmique d’un individu, de niveau d’ubiquité et de consentement algorithmique.

Ses nombreuses publications dans des revues scientifiques et dans la plupart des grands médias nationaux (presse, radio) font de lui un expert capable de communiquer efficacement auprès de tout type de public et de « vulgariser » quand il le faut. Ses conférences s’adressent au grand public comme aux experts.

Thierry Berthier est cofondateur, CTO de la startup de cybersécurité Aletheion, cofondateur des sites EchoRadar, VeilleCyber, SécuritéIA, et fondateur du blog Cyberland.

http://cyberland.centerblog.net/

https://iasecurite.wordpress.com/

https://veillecyberland.wordpress.com/

Thierry BERTHIER
Head of the Cybersecurity AI Group

A graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris and holder of a DEA in AI, François-Marie is SopraSteria’s AI Technology Champion and in charge of the Data / IA mission at the Aerospace Valley cluster. He also leads the economic development section of the 3IA ANITI (aniti.fr).

After starting his career in the first French AI company in the 80’s, he joined ArcelorMittal to develop AI systems for industrial processes. He leads the AI works of theSACHEM project for process control assistance, one of the largest civil AI projects of the 2000s. In 2004, he founded and manages his R&D Center dedicated to knowledge technologies.

His work mainly concerns the operational implementation of AI techniques from laboratories.

François-Marie LESAFFRE
Artificial Intelligence Technological Champion

Yann Ferguson est chercheur à l’Icam de Toulouse, associé au Centre d’Etude et de Recherche Travail Organisation Pouvoir. Ses travaux portent sur les relations entre les humains et les outils qu’ils créent pour résoudre les problèmes et faire face à la complexité. Il contribue également à concevoir des outils d’aide à la décision pour la ville soutenable et l’industrie du futur. Il est l’auteur de nombreux articles, dont « Puissance de calcul, force de l’emprise. Une critique de l’organisation augmentée (Erès, 2020), « Une IA au travail. 5 histoires d’Hommes » (L’Harmattan, 2020), “ Ce que l’IA fit de l’Homme au travail. Visite sociologique d’une entreprise » (La Découverte). Il est expert pour le Partenariat Mondial sur l’IA (OCDE), au sein du groupe « Futur du travail » et contribue au Think Tank toulousain NXU.

Yann FERGUSON
Expert, Partenariat Mondial sur l’Intelligence Artificielle 

Deputy CEO at Sopra Steria.
Chairman of the Fédération Syntec.

Member of the Executive Council, and Co-chairman of the Economic Sovereignty and Security Committee of the MEDEF.

Chairman of the ENSTA Paris Board of Directors and Board Member of the Institut polytechnique de Paris.

Laurent GIOVACHINI
President

Guillaume Desveaux est directeur du développement d’ALEIA en charge des secteurs transport et industrie. Diplômé de l’EPITA il a effectué sa carrière dans des entreprises du numérique (SFR, CISCO…). Il a créé le cabinet d’innovation InnOpen puis a rejoint l’institut Polytechnique de Paris comme Directeur du projet AIDA. Il préside AI Cargo Foundation, une association pour aider la transition énergétique de secteur logistique.

Guillaume DESVEAUX
Directeur du Développement

Diplômé d’un Master en systèmes de transports intelligents de l’école des Ponts-et-Chaussées et Supelec, Nicolas Misiak a déroulé l’essentiel de sa carrière à Paris, dans le conseil en transformation numérique des entreprises. Il est installé à Toulouse depuis six ans.

Après avoir travaillé sept ans dans une start-up, puis 13 ans chez Sopra Steria, il a créé une première entreprise en 2018 « Ublu », dans le conseil en nouvelles technologies, puis « Nuwo » en 2021, une startup qui souhaite développer les vélos de fonction dans les entreprises.

En 2020, il est élu Conseiller Municipal et Métropolitain de Toulouse. Il est en charge de la Modernisation de la collectivité, des Conventions Citoyennes sur l’Ecologie, Président de la Commission Mobilité, Président de Tisséo Voyageurs et Vice-Président de Tisséo Ingénierie.

Nicolas MISIAK
Conseiller Municipal et Métropolitain, Toulouse

Entrepreneur français, co-CEO de Dawex, Laurent Lafaye a un parcours reconnu dans le domaine de l’Économie de la donnée et intervient régulièrement auprès de décideurs sur la création d’écosystèmes de données et les enjeux liés à leur circulation, du data trading au développement de data hubs.

Créée en 2015 avec Fabrice Tocco, Dawex permet aux organisations de constituer de nouveaux écosystèmes autour de plateformes d’échange de données répondant aux exigences réglementaires et aux enjeux de traçabilité et de sécurité. La technologie Dawex aide les acteurs économiques à valoriser le potentiel de leur écosystème par l’échange de données, devenu un enjeu majeur de compétitivité des entreprises et de souveraineté économique. En 2020, Dawex est nommé “Tech Pioneer” par le Forum Économique Mondial et devient membre du Global Future Council Data Policy. Dawex est également membre de Gaia-X et contribue activement aux travaux portés par l’association sur l’échange de données.

Laurent LAFAYE
Co-PDG

Ingénieur en informatique industrielle, après le développement et le pilotage d’activités produits dans le domaine des segments de mission satellite, Olivier prend en charge les activités de recherche-développement dans le domaine digital du centre de compétence solution logicielle de Thales Alenia Space . Il rejoint ensuite la direction technique en tant que Artificial  Intelligence Workstream leader afin de de bâtir et de piloter la stratégie de montée en maturité sur l’intelligence artificielle. Il fait partie maintenant de l’entité Digital Compétence Center avec le rôle de Head of Discipline dans le domaine IA et data.

Olivier PONS
Head of Discipline Data/IA for Digital Competence Center

Artificial Intelligence Workstream Leader

Sébastien Soriano, ingénieur, a été directeur de cabinet de Fleur Pellerin (PME, innovation, économie numérique) et président de l’Arcep (Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques, des postes et de la distribution de la presse). Au niveau européen il a présidé le BEREC (agence des régulateurs des télécoms) et porté des propositions sur la régulation des Big Tech. Il est désormais directeur général de l’IGN (Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière), où il développe une stratégie sur la cartographie de l’anthropocène et les communs. Dans son livre Un avenir pour le service public, Sébastien Soriano propose l’avènement d’un « État en réseau » face à la vague écologique, numérique et démocratique.

Sébastien SORIANO
Directeur Général

Laurent Gabet, responsable R&D Innovation Airbus Geo, possède 30 ans d’expérience dans le domaine de l’observation de la Terre. Durant les dix dernières années, Laurent a pris la responsabilité de l’équipe de R&D et innovation. Il s’est consacré à la valorisation des images satellitaires d’Airbus en développant de nouveaux outils de traitement d’images et de photogrammétrie.

Les dernières années ont été dédiées à la transformation digitale de la société. Ces nouveaux travaux ont permis l’émergence d’une plateforme digitale sur le cloud ainsi que le développement d’analytiques à base d’IA. Laurent est titulaire d’un diplôme d’ingénieur en informatique et robotique.

Laurent GABET
Responsable R&D Innovation 

Directrice de Programme chez Sopra Steria dans le domaine Aeroline Air Traffic Management

Après 15 ans d’expérience dans le domaine du trafic aérien, j’ai occupé plusieurs postes et pris en charge multiples projets et programmes en responsabilité autour de gestion des vols et des flux de trafic aérien.

L’optimisation des flux est l’un des enjeux centraux du programme que je dirige depuis maintenant 4 ans pour EUROCONTROL. Dans ce contexte, la gestion de données est au cœur et les techniques de datascience et d’intelligence artificielle sont un vrai levier.

Meriem OUBELKASS
Directrice de Programme

Après plus de 16 années en tant que journaliste dans un grand média régional, notamment sur des thématiques d’innovation, puis en responsabilités managériales, Olivier Auradou est devenu en juin 2019 délégué général d’Ekitia (ex-Occitanie Data), puis directeur en décembre 2020. Il est en charge à la fois de la gestion administrative, financière et de gouvernance de l’association, de son développement stratégique, de communication, ou encore de représentation auprès de l’écosystème et des autorités. Sans être un expert data ou IA, il a acquis désormais une connaissance globale des enjeux, notamment des problématiques liées à la confiance dans l’usage et la valorisation des données.

Olivier AURADOU
Directeur

Executive Vice President of Fundación Encuentros del Futuro (FEF). Former representative of the City of Santiago in the Congress and Senate. He served as President of Future Challenges, Science, Technology, and Innovation Commission of the Senate, through which he created and drove Congreso Futuro, Latin America’s most prominent science, technology and innovation event. He created the Chilean Nutritional Labeling and Advertising Law, a model initiative in the Americas region and across the globe for which he was awarded FAO’s Jacques Diouf Award 2018-2019.

Guido GIRARDI
Executive Vice President

Christine Fernandez-Martin est la directrice générale d’AGENIUM Space depuis fin 2018. AGENIUM Space propose à ses clients une offre en Intelligence Artificielle et plus particulièrement en Deep Learning dans le domaine de l’Observation de la Terre. Grace au soutien du CNES et de l’ESA, ainsi que de la BPI, AGENIUM Space a développé un service de Deep Learning at the edge, permettant de simplifier des réseaux de neurones très volumineux, tout en conservant leurs performances, afin de les rendre embarquables. Ce service a déjà fait l’objet d’une 1ère démonstration en vol en 2022, puisqu’il a permis d’embarquer un réseau de détection de forêts dans un satellite et de l’opérer. Il est également soutenu par la région Occitanie dans le cadre du plan de relance pour une démonstration complète en vol qui a lieu en 2022-2023.

Christine FERNANDEZ-MARTIN
Chief Operating Officer

Diplômé de TBS ( Toulouse Business School) et de l’université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III.

Cofondateur du magazine «In Toulouse»

Conseiller Délégué, Toulouse , en charge des TIC (Technologies de l’Information & Communication) et Président Sipyla ( Syndicat Intercommunal Pyrénées Languedoc Roussillon ) (2001-2008)

Entrepreneur (Public Partner) (2010)

Vice-Président de Toulouse Métropole à l’Innovation & Numérique (2014-2020)

Conseiller Municipal Délégué,Toulouse, à l’Innovation & Numérique (2014 -2017)

 Adjoint au Maire de Toulouse à l’Innovation & Numérique (2017-2020)

Président Open Data France (2014-2017)

Président de TME ( Toulouse Métropole Emploi ) et de la SPL RIN  ZEFIL ( Société Publique Locale  Réseaux d’Infrastructures Numériques )  (2014-2018)

Maire de Quartier à Toulouse ( Quartier 2.1 : Saint-Cyprien) (2015 -2020)

Maire de Quartier à Toulouse ( Quartiers 2.2 : Croix de Pierre & 2.3 Bagatelle Papus) ( Novembre 2019 – Juin 2020)

Vice-Président de Toulouse Métropole à la Transition Digitale 2020

1er Conseiller Municipal Délégué au Logement 2020

Président de Toulouse Métropole Habitat ( TMH) 2020

Maire de Quartier à Toulouse ( Quartier 2.4 : Casselardit- Fontaine Bayonne – Cartoucherie) 2020

Bertrand SERP
Vice Président

Dahlia Kownator founded the public affairs and strategy consultancy Capsule Conseil, which is active in Brussels and Paris. With more than twenty years of experience on regulatory issues at the international, national and European levels, Dahlia assists both SMEs and large groups in regulated industries (space, telecom, defense, security, fintech, healthtech, online advertising) as well as public institutions on all issues related to regulation, access to public procurement and fundraising.

Colonel of the Air Force and Space Reserve, Dahlia Kownator is also a member of the Board of the Women4Cyber Council, the Brussels-based organization, whose objective is to promote, encourage and support the participation of women in the field of cybersecurity.

Dahlia KOWNATOR
Fondatrice

After several general management positions in Airbus subsidiaries (CEO Infoterra France, CEO Spot Image) and different VP positions within Airbus  in charge of  developing Innovative Digital Services based on satellite imagery for numerous vertical markets, Jean-Michel is now in charge of Strategic Partnerships for Airbus Defence & Space, Intelligence, from alliances with large companies up to startups scouting and building a digital ecosystem with the selected ones.

Jean-Michel DARROY
Vice-President, Head of Strategic Partnerships Intelligence

Catherine LAMBERT est diplômée de l’ENSEEIHT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electrotechnique, d’Electronique, d’Informatique, d’Hydraulique et de Télécommunications) en 1986.

Elle est titulaire d’un doctorat (1989) et d’une Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches en traitement du signal de l’INP Toulouse (2004).

Elle a été auditrice de l’Institut des Hautes Etudes pour la Science et la Technologie (IHEST, 2007-2008) et a obtenu le diplôme CPA de chef d’entreprise de Toulouse Business School en 2013.

En 1989, Catherine LAMBERT a rejoint le Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES). Elle a développé une large expertise dans le traitement des données embarquées et plus particulièrement dans la compression des données. Elle a été impliquée dans plusieurs projets spatiaux (CLEMENTINE, IASI, PLEIADES, …). De 2004 à septembre 2013, elle a été responsable du département « Animation technique et préparation du futur » du Centre de Toulouse et a participé avec son équipe à la création de nombreux projets structurants dans la région (pôle Aerospace Valley, RTRA STAE, Toulouse Space Show, projets spatiaux étudiants sur les nanosatellites, Nereus, Chaire Sirius, …).

Depuis octobre 2013, elle dirige le Cerfacs (Centre européen de recherche et de formation avancée en calcul scientifique), une entreprise privée dédiée à la recherche, au développement, au transfert et à la formation pour la modélisation, la simulation et le calcul haute performance. Le Cerfacs conçoit, développe et propose des méthodes et des solutions logicielles innovantes dans les domaines de l’aéronautique, de l’espace, du climat, de l’environnement et de l’énergie.

En 2014, elle a participé à la création d’un groupe local à Toulouse de l’Association européenne « Women in Aerospace » qu’elle a coprésidé pendant 4 ans. Elle a présidé l’association des ingénieurs de l’ENSEEIHT de 2016 à 2019 et est secrétaire générale du Fonds de dotation pour le développement de l’ENSEEIHT depuis 2020.

Catherine LAMBERT a été membre du Conseil scientifique sur l’observation de la Terre (ACEO) de l’Agence Spatiale Européenne (ESA) de 2018 à mars 2022. Elle est membre du conseil de la recherche et de l’innovation (RIAG) d’EuroHPC, membre du conseil scientifique du CEA DAM et présidente du comité scientifique et technologique chargé d’orienter et d’évaluer les actions à mener dans le cadre du programme prioritaire d’équipement et de recherche (PEPR) français sur les technologies quantiques.

En février 2022, Catherine LAMBERT a été nommée personnalité qualifiée au sein du comité numérique de France 2030.

Catherine LAMBERT est présidente du club GALAXIE, qui réunit une centaine de chefs d’entreprise du secteur spatial de la région Occitanie. Elle est membre du conseil d’administration d’Aerospace Valley et présidente du comité de labellisation.

Catherine LAMBERT est membre de l’Académie des Technologies, lauréate du prix KODAK-PATHE-LANDUCCI de l’Académie des Sciences (1997) et Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite.

Catherine LAMBERT
Présidente

Agée de 31 ans, diplômée de l’Ecole de Guerre Economique, titulaire d’une double licence en économie et espagnol, et d’une maitrise en science politique, Manon Vermenouze effectua un stage au journal « Le Monde » en 2012 avant de devenir journaliste économique au sein des rédactions des quotidiens « La Correspondance économique » et le « Bulletin quotidien » de 2013 à 2019.Parallèlement, elle fut intervenante sur la chaîne France 24 en espagnol sur des sujets économiques. Elle fut aussi membre du bureau de l’Association des journalistes économiques et financiers-AJEF de 2017 à 2019.

Depuis novembre 2019, Manon Vermenouze est directrice de la communication et de la stratégie de Shark Robotics. Elle est également vice-présidente de l’association européenne Drones4Sec, et advisory board member de l’Observatoire Internationale pour la Diversité en Intelligence Artficielle-IDAIO. Basée à Genève.

Manon VERMENOUZE
Directrice de la Communication et des Affaires Publiques

Laurence Devillers is a full Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Sorbonne University (PIV) and heads the Chair in Artificial Intelligence HUMAAINE : HUman-MAchine Affective INteraction & Ethics (2020-24) at CNRS. Her topics of research are Human-Machine Co-adaptation: from the modeling of emotions and human-robot dialogue to the ethical impacts for society and the risks and benefits of AI. She is member of board of DATAIA (Saclay) and of the HUB France IA. Since 2019, she is member of National Comity Pilot on Ethics of Numeric (CNPEN) working on conversational Agents and Ethics. She is also an expert member of the GPAI on « the future of work » since June 2020. In March 2020, she wrote the book “Les robots émotionnels” and « La souveraineté numérique dans l’après-crise » (Ed. L’Observatoire) and in March 2017 “Des Robots et des Hommes: mythes, fantasmes et réalité” (Ed. Plon). Her Publications (h-index : 37) are listed: https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=TYStBt0AAAAJ&hl=fr

Laurence DEVILLERS
Professor of AI & Ethics

Sebastien Jardin is working in the Security & Safety sector since 2015. At the beginning focused on intelligent video analytics working with law enforcement & sensitive sites on key subjects (facial recognition, perimeter protection, access control, forensic enhancement…), he moved to cyber security in 2017 taking the lead of the IBM France Cyber Security Ecosystem team in 2018. He’s been awarded on these Security & Safety topics being invited as speaker in conferences and awarded two times at the French Security Trophy.

Sebastien is now the Business Development Director for IBM Security in France and works to promote towards C-Levels the necessity of adopting a cyber business reflex because « digital transformation is an unstoppable wave that will come back to us as backfire and will cost a lot to companies if cyber security is not considered in the projects from their very beginning ».

Sébastien Jardin
Business Development Director IBM Security France

Bruno joined ADAGOS in 2018 to support the development of the company and in particular, to promote and position its parsimonious neural network technology in the field of embedded systems and autonomous vehicles.
Doctor of Mathematics in 1992, he began his professional career at the CEA as a research engineer and then focused on the development and management of innovation projects. First within Bertin Technologies, where he created and led for more than 10 years a business unit dedicated to the design of diagnostic and decision support tools, then as an advisor to several start-ups and SME. In 2014, he led the creation of the first Mutual Innovation Platform labeled by the French state whose purpose was the development of decision support systems for the farmer. Robustness issues or even certification of these tools have always been a key factor in acceptability. This is especially the case for AI, considered as a « black box ».

Bruno MALNAR
Strategy Manager

Mustapha Derras holds a doctorate in IT and systems, is an engineer from the Ecole Polytechnique Clermont-Ferrand and holds an Executive MBA from the ESSEC business school. From 1990 to 2004, he used his technological and business skills to promote innovation in various areas: at CLAAS, for the full automation of agricultural equipment, at General Electric Healthcare in medical imaging processing, at Cadence Design Systems in the world of software simulation and at Dassault Systèmes in 3D CAD (CATIA).In 2005, he joined Berger-Levrault as Technical Director.Today, Mustapha Derras is the Research and Innovation Director. His mission is to develop research programs and ensure the integration of the latest technologies and innovations into the Group’s software solutions.

Mustapha DERRAS
Research & Innovation Director

Claire Pagetti is a senior research scientist at ONERA. She holds a research chair in the ANITI project on “New certification approaches of AI based systems for civil aeronautics”. Her fields of interest concern the safe implementation of safety critical applications on avionic platforms. She has contributed to several industrial, European and French projects that lead to several publications and industrial developments.

Claire PAGETTI
Senior Research Scientist

Thanh-Long HUYNH has more than 20 years of experience in the Investment Management Industry on setting up and implementing investment strategies within equity, commodity and credit markets. He held several senior investment positions within top leading investment banks and hedge funds, starting his career in 1998 for the equity derivatives trading division of Société Générale in New York. 

Thanh-Long HUYNH
Co-Founder & CEO

Emmanuel Saliot is a French senior civil servant (Inspection générale des finances) with 24 years of experience in the public sector. He is currently advisor on Security and Defense at the Council of the EU, leading on various security issues including cybersecurity and new technologies, counterfinancing of terrorism, Sub-Saharan Africa, CBRNe, and defense policy.

 

Since 2010, he was serving at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, where he participated and led some audit missions on various public policies for the Government. He was seconded as an expert on economic topics in the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Trade, and he hold the position of Chief of Operating Officer of the French-African Foundation for a shared growth, aimed at fostering economic partnerships through a network of African and French businessmen.

 

He served previously as a senior supply officer in the French Navy for almost 15 years. He served on board several warships, led Counter pollution and Maritime litigation at the Maritime Coastguard Agency for Channel and North Sea in Cherbourg, then joined the cabinet of the Chief of Defence in Paris before joining the cabinet of the President of the EU military Committee in Brussels.

 

Emmanuel Saliot is graduated in Politics (Sciences Po Paris) and in European Law (Free University of Brussels). He is observer at the High-Level Expert Group on AI and member of the security cluster of Hub France IA. He is an alumnus of the German Marshall Fund and lecturer at Sciences Po Paris in public policy management.

 

Emmanuel SALIOT
Advisor on Security and Defence at Council of the EU

Stéphanie Limouzin, an engineer in agronomics (food industry), graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). After heading up a business unit at ALCIMED, a company specializing in sectors driven by innovation, life sciences (biotech, healthcare, food), energy, environment, aeronautics, chemicals, cosmetics, materials, building, transportation, space and defence—she joined CLS as project coordination manager for space oceanography in 2009. CLS, a subsidiary of the French space agency CNES, is a global company and pioneering provider of Earth monitoring and surveillance solutions founded in 1986. Stéphanie Limouzin has since moved from head of space oceanography to Chief Business Development Officer. She is a committed woman who leads her team through concrete objectives, likes human challenges and makes innovation a key driver of everything CLS does.

 

Stéphanie LIMOUZIN
Chief Business Development Officer

Stéphanie Allassonnière is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Paris School of Medicine. She received her PhD degree in Applied Mathematics (2007), studied one year as postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Imaging Science at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. She joined the Applied Mathematics department of Ecole Polytechnique in Paris in 2008 as assistant professor and was recruited as Professor in the University of Paris school of medicine in 2016. She is also part time associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique. She was granted a research Chair of the Pr[AI]rie Institute in 2019 and is deputy director for the health curriculum. Her researches focus on statistical modeling and analysis of medical databases in order to: understanding the common features of populations, designing classification, early prediction and decision support systems.

Stéphanie ALLASSONNIÈRE
Professor of Applied Mathematics

Thomas Schiex is a computer scientist and a computational biologist. He obtained his PhD in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Toulouse in 1991, as a graduate of the « École Centrale de Paris ». His work has a strong emphasis on automated reasoning and its interactions with Machine Learning, especially probabilistic reasoning. Automated reasoning targets the resolution of complex puzzles: the algorithms developed in his lab can solve the most devilish Sudoku grids in less than a millisecond, can learn the rules of Sudoku from examples but also solve much harder and more serious puzzles (but many others are still too hard and cannot be solved).

On the computational biology side, Thomas initiated the development of computer programs that have been massively used in biology, in genetics and genomics. These tools have been used to analyze the genomes of many bacterial, animal and plant genomes (including his own favorite, cocoa). More recently, he started to use the AI algorithms developed in his lab to tackle a very serious puzzle: organizing atoms to design new molecules (proteins) that could then act as nano-agents in the real word. Through collaborations with biochemists and protein engineering specialists (from Belgium and Japan), this work led to the design of a new symmetric self assembling protein. He is now involved in collaborations with the Toulouse Biotechnology Institute (TBI), the Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) consortium, the Centre de recherche sur le Cancer de Toulouse (CRCT) and a few biotech startups in the design of new proteins, from improved antibodies to environmental friendly enzymes , e.g. for waste processing.

Thomas has a chair in the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute (ANITI), he is associate editor of the Artificial Intelligence Journal and editor of the Award Winning paper track of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR). He is a fellow of the European Association for AI (EurAI), and of the Association for the Advancement of AI (AAAI) as well as a recipient of the ACP Distinguished Service Award. He is currently smiling internally at the idea of writing a text about himself at the third person while he should instead be writing the names of so many collaborators.

Thomas SCHIEX
Research Director

Prof. Olga Battaïa holds the position of Associate Dean for Research at Kedge Business School where she is also a Full Professor at the Department of Operations Management and Information Systems. Her research and teaching activities are focused on the improvement of the performances of Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chains. She is involved in the development of new methodologies using Decision Support, Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence for design and optimisation in manufacturing and logistics. Olga Battaïa co-authored about 200 scientific publications, participated in several European research projects, coordinated research projects with industry and was involved in organizing several renowned international conferences across Europe and other countries. She has been invited to talk about her research by many internationally recognized universities and co-supervised 11 PhD students.

She serves as Associated Editor for several international peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Manufacturing Systems, IISE Transactions (Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers) and Omega-International Journal of Management Science. She is also an Associate member of CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering) and a Member of IFAC Technical Committee 5.2. Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control.

Olga BATTAÏA
Associate Dean for Research

Maître Cécile DOUTRIAUX, Avocate, fondatrice du cabinet Juris Défense Avocats, est membre de la Chaire Cyberdéfense & Cybersécurité Saint-Cyr depuis 2012, avec les sociétés SOGETI & THALÈS, leaders mondiaux des hautes technologies pour la défense et la sécurité, auditeur de l’IHEDN et membre de l’ARCSI.

Elle est également membre du comité stratégique de Cythère, institut pour le développement de la cybersécurité et de la compétitivité économique des territoires. Elle enseigne le droit des technologies de l’informatique et de la communication au Conservatoire National des Arts & Métiers (formation labellisée par la CNIL) Maître DOUTRIAUX est régulièrement sollicitée en qualité de conférencière et a ainsi effectué de nombreuses interventions au profit de différents ministères, chambres de commerce, collectivités territoriales, entreprises et organismes publics et privés. Elle participe également à des groupes de travail et de réflexion avec de nombreux partenaires publics et privés. Elle participe à des publications, notamment : Revue de la Gendarmerie Nationale n° 248 décembre 2013 « La conduite des hostilités dans le cyberespace », « La cyberdéfense, Quel territoire, Quels droits ? » éditions Économica 2014, « Données personnelles et cybersurveillance » Revue Défense Nationale n°775 décembre 2014, « Cyber : la guerre a commencé » Sécurité Globale n°24 en 2015, « Droits et souveraineté numérique en Europe » Bruylant, 2016, Revue de la Gendarmerie Nationale n° 261 juin 2018 « Justice prédictive : mythe ou réalité ? », «  La gestion du risque numérique juridique des collectivités territoriales » février 2020, Chaire Cyberdéfense Saint Cyr.

Cécile DOUTRIAUX
Lawyer

Yann Ferguson is a Senior Research Scholar at Icam Toulouse, associated with the Research Centre on Work Organizations and Policie. His main interests focus on the relationships between Humans and tools they create to solve problems and to face to complexity. He is also an aid decisions tool maker for sustainable city and industry. He is the author of numerous articles, including “The Power of Computing, a Force of Control? A Critique of Enhanced Organization  » (Erès, 2020), “An AI at Work. 5 Human Stories » (L’Harmattan, 2020), “What artificial intelligence does to work. Sociological visit of a company » (La Découverte, 2019). He is an expert for the Global Patnership on AI Future of Work (OECD) Working Group and contributes to the Toulouse Think Tank NXU.

Yann FERGUSON
Expert, Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence

Gérard de Boisboissel is a research engineer at the Saint-Cyr Military Academy (CREC Saint-Cyr). He addresses the implication of new technologies in the changing nature of conflict and their impacts, especially in Military Robotics, Cyberdéfense, Artificial Intelligence and in the Enhancement of the Soldier.

Gérard DE BOISBOISSEL
Research Engineer

Romaric is a senior expert in Artificial Intelligence, he started in early days with LISP programming and had the chance to work with various symbolic and data driven AI technologies.
He went through various roles: software engineer in an Artificial Intelligence startup, Team leader of AIRBUS AI research team, DataLab manager in AIRBUS Defence and Space and he is currently the AIRBUS « Fast Track » Leader reporting directly to the AIRBUS CTO. He leads the AIRBUS Artificial Intelligence and computing technology roadmap for AIRBUS and partners with all relevant internal and external stakeholders to foster AI adoption inside AIRBUS.

Romaric REDON
Artificial Intelligence Fast Track Leader 

Frédéric Pradeilles became Director of the “Digital Solutions, Ground Segments and Operations” Directorate as of April 2018.

He joined CNES in January 2016 as Advisor of the Director of Innovation, Applications and science (DIA). He had become Deputy Director of DIA in November 2017

In 2010, he integrated CAPGEMINI as vice-president in charge of the Business Development Unit « Space, Navigation and Defense » for CAPGEMINI Technology Services, and then was “Cybersecurity” Business Unit Manager for SOGETI France in 2014 and 2015.

In 2007, he joined “CS-Systèmes d’Information” as head of the Homeland Security division and then CTO.

Associate professor at ISAE/SUPAERO in Mathematics until 1999, he spent 8 years with DGA (French Defense Procurement Agency) as a manager in the fields of Space, Observation, Intelligence, UAVS and of System of systems engineering.

Education: “École Polytechnique» (Palaiseau, X88), PhD in applied Mathematics, Armament Engineer, Post doc at the University of Maryland in College Park. Auditor of the 66th national session on « Defense Policy » (IHEDN) ; he has publications in , international conferences and books in the domains of mathematics, signal and image processing and system engineering.

Frédéric PRADEILLES
Director of the “Digital Solutions, Ground Segments and Operations” Directorate

Patrick Séguéla holds a doctorate in AI, is an engineer from the National Institute of Applied Science (INSA). Patrick has been designing solutions around textual analysis and unstructured data for over 20 years.

Patrick strongly believes that Knowledge is conveyed by written documents and is passionate in knowledge transmission, from helping its generation to sharing it.

Today, he is the CEO of Synapse Development which, under his leadership, continues its growth while maintaining the level of excellence of these products.

Patrick is member of the board of Digital 113 (cluster of SME in Occitanie), member of the AI Think Tank NXU and founder of the Alliance for Open Chatbot.

Patrick SÉGUÉLA
CEO

Olivier Pagès is an engineer (ICAM of Lille) and also holds an MBA in Finance (HEC). For 5 years he worked for a business firm specialized in the takeover of companies in difficulty (JL BORLOO law firm).

At the end of 1990, he was Director of the European Development at LPR in Toulouse, a wooden pallets rental service for the food industry.

At the beginning of 2000, he became Deputy CEO of the group. He then created Pick-and-Go in the field of plastic pallet pooling and realized the need to track mobile assets.

It is then in June 2015 that he created ffly4u after having validated the approach by a first pilot in 2014 with the CASINO group.

Olivier PAGÈS
Founder

Erwan Le Pennec is associate professor at the applied math departement of Ecole Polytechnique. He is interested in Data Science and Statistical Learning. Besides research and industrial collaboration, he likes to teach in both initial and continuous education.

Erwan LE PENNEC
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics

Caroline Lair is the founder of The Good AI, a go-to online resource aiming to help companies, policymakers, scholars and aspiring students harness the power of Artificial Intelligence for good and build responsible technologies. 

She’s also the co-founder of Women in AI, an international community of 4500+ members, working toward a gender-inclusive AI. 

Prior to this, Caroline did operate in various business positions, lately at Snips, building private by design AI Voice Assistant ( acquired by Sonos in November 2019) and at HCVC venture capital firm, as an investor and partner. 

She’s a regular speaker and adviser on AI ethics topics and was ranked « Top 50 Women Pioneers in Tech in France » in 2018.

Caroline holds two master’s degrees in business (EM Lyon) and international relations (Lyon III).

Caroline LAIR
Founder

Jean-Jacques Toumazet started his career in Thales as project manager on real time simulators. He has then been one the founder of the OKTAL Company where he developed several simulators for aircrafts, trains, and cars. He joined AIRBUS in 2001 and spent more than ten years managing research and technology for simulation, model based system engineering, and aircraft avionics. Jean-Jacques joined then as a technical architect the ATTOL (Autonomous Taxi, Take Off, and Landing) demonstrator that successfully flew an AIRBUS aircraft without any pilot interaction, only based on sensors and computer vision software.

Jean-Jacques has an engineering degree in Automatics and Electronics from INSA Toulouse, a Master degree in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics from Paul Sabatier University, and a DEA in Automatics. He has also spent one year in University of Pennsylvania as an Image Processing researcher.

Jean-Jacques TOUMAZET
Technology Exploration

After 20 years in local authorities, including 10 in the direction of economic action and research in the Midi-Pyrénées Region, I joined the Midi-Pyrénées Incubator in 2012, became Nubbo in 2018.

Nubbo Incubator hosts in Toulouse project holders for innovative business creation. It supports them from the stage of the proof of concept or first prototype up to the stage of the first business contracts and first fund raising. This support deals with all key aspects for business creation (strategy, intellectual property, legal analysis, market, marketing and communication, etc.).

Nubbo Incubator was created in September 2000 and is funded by the Occitanie regional council and the French minister of higher education, innovation and research. Nubbo offers 3 programs adapted to the stage of development of the project or the company: free pre-incubation and open to any innovative BtoB project to test the idea (1 month), incubation to validate the business model and acquire the 1st customers (12 months), acceleration to structure the business commercially and financially (6 months).

Anne-Laure CHARBONNIER
Director of NUBBO

Patrick Pleczon is Technical Lead of the Satellite Ground Systems Engineering at Airbus Defence and Space and a Senior Expert in Ground System technologies and software.

He has over 25 years of engineering experience in architectural design and development of complex systems and drives the Ground Systems research and technologies activities.

Before joining Airbus, Patrick started his career in an artificial intelligence startup and has been working on Artificial Intelligence topics and operator assistance systems.

Patrick has a PhD in Computer Science from ENSAE sup’Aéro Toulouse and an Engineering degree from INSA, Toulouse.

Patrick PLECZON
Technical Lead of the Satellite Ground Systems Engineering

Jean-Marie is Data Scientist at AIRBUS, member of AI & Analytics central team, representative at ANITI Education Council, focal point for « Recruiting and Training » at Aerospace Valley (E2 DIA) and member of the working group on « Attractivity and Training » part of the national « AI for Humanity » initiative. Experienced in Machine Learning, Reasoning and Real-Time Systems in international environments (17 years in USA & Canada), Jean-Marie is passionate about helping people find creative and simple solutions to challenging problems.

Jean-Marie DAUTELLE
Data Scientist

In 1998, Fabien obtained both a Master Sciences in Engineering from CentraleSupelec and a Master Sciences in Research in Solid Physics from University Pierre et Marie Curie. He started his career developing physical models (granular media, thermodynamics, engine control, electromagnetics) for various industrial applications (automotive, aeronautics, space). He joined the corporate research center of Airbus in 2000. In 2007, he took the lead of the R&T department in applied mathematics to develop advanced methods in physical modelling, optimization, CAD/CAE, High Performance Computing, Probabilistic & Statistical Modelling and Model-based systems Engineering. When he left Airbus in 2017, he was in charge of the Roadmap in Applied Mathematics &numerical methods at Group level. He was involved in the screening and development of strategic partnerships in Europe and abroad (India/Russia).

In 2018, he joined Renault as an expert in statistics (durability/reliability, robust engineering, data analytics, V&V of autonomous vehicles) and leads the data roadmap for the quality department.

Since february 2020, he holds the position of Expert Leader in Artificial Intelligence and manages the world-wide network in this field with applications in all domains and functions (engineering, supply-chain & manufacturing, sales & after-sales, quality, support functions, …).

Fabien is also associate professor at CentraleSupelec and belongs to several scientific comittees (AMIES, Fondation Sciences & Maths à Paris,SIA, …).

Fabien MANGEANT
Expert Leader

Fabien Bardinet is an aviation fan and a robotics enthusiast. Before joining Balyo, Fabien served as a vice president at Aldebaran Robotics, a specialized humanoid robotic firm, where he worked alongside its founder, Bruno Maisonnier. For six years, Fabien participated in the development of this world champion by managing Operations until the company got sold to a Japanese Industrial. In 2012, Fabien founded a start-up on connected objects.

Fabien Bardinet loves to travel and work hard where opportunities are. After graduating from ESCEM School of Business and Management, he started his career in auditing and joined Cora in Hungary as a Deputy Chief Financial Officer. He then joined the Sofinco Group and the international management team where he was in charge of developing the business in Hungary, Greece, Morocco and the Netherlands from 1998 to 2005.

Appointed CEO of Balyo in 2013, he managed the growth of this logistic automation leader. He launches Balyo’s IPO on Euronext Paris. Early 2020 Fabien joined Airbus as VP in charge of Robotics and Automation. With an highly talented team he is building the mid-term robotic roadmap. He succeeded in this role while launching on the side a family business in the hospitality management and touristic field.

Fabien is convinced that robotics is key to build a world in which people will be free from doing dull, dirty and dangerous task.

Fabien BARDINET
Senior Vice-President – Head of Robotics & Automation

Former student of the National School of Administration and the Graduate School of Public Health, David GRUSON, 41, is Director of the Health Program of the Jouve Group, specializing in digital transformation. He has held several positions of responsibility in the areas of public policy and health. He was, in particular, adviser to the Prime Minister in charge of health and autonomy (2010-2012) and director general of the University Hospital Center of La Réunion (2012-2016). He is Professor at the Sciences Po Paris Health Chair. His proposals on health AI inspired the artificial intelligence component of the revision of the bioethics law which has just been voted in Parliament. He is a member of the Task Force of the World Health Organization on the ethical regulation of AI in health.

David GRUSON
Program Director

Grégoire Mercier, M.D., Ph.D., is the founder and current head of the Data Science Unit at Montpellier University Hospital and a researcher at the CEPEL (CNRS/Montpellier University), a social sciences team primarily focused on public policies. He was a 2018-19 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on equity in healthcare and on the assessment of healthcare coordination using real world data. Mercier has been the principal investigator on a research project supported by the French Ministry of Health on potentially avoidable hospitalizations. He has developed a new indicator which is now part of the national guidelines on healthcare coordination. He is the co-founder of KanopyMed, a company aimed at improving health care systems through data-driven and population-based decision-support tools. Mercier’s publications include 60 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Health Affairs, BMC Health Services Research, and Plos One. He completed his medical degree (Public Health) at Montpellier University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Management from Montpellier University and a M.Sc. in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the London School of Economics.

Grégoire MERCIER
Founder and Head of the Data Science Unit

Dr. Bonnefon is a Research Director at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, affiliated to the Toulouse School of Economics, the Toulouse School of Management, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. He holds the Moral AI chair at the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute. He conducts research on decisions which have a moral component, especially in the context of machine ethics and human-AI cooperation. He is the author of 100+ scientific publications, including influential articles in outlets such as Nature, Science, and PNAS. He chaired the European Commission independent expert group on the ethics of driverless mobility whose report was released in September 2020.

Jean-François BONNEFON
Research Director

Cesar A. Hidalgo is a Chilean-Spanish-American scholar known for his contributions to economic complexity, data visualization, and applied artificial intelligence. 

Hidalgo currently holds a Chair at the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Institute (ANITI) at the University of Toulouse. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Manchester and a Visiting Professor at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Between 2010 and 2019 Hidalgo led MIT’s Collective Learning group, climbing through the ranks from Assistant to Associate Professor. Prior to working at MIT, Hidalgo was a research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Hidalgo is also a founder of Datawheel, an award winning company specialized in the creation of data distribution and visualization systems. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor in Physics from Universidad Católica de Chile.

Hidalgo’s contributions have been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2018 Lagrange Prize and three Webby Awards. Hidalgo’s is also the author of three books: Why Information Grows (Basic Books, 2015),  The Atlas of Economic Complexity (MIT Press, 2014), and How Humans Judge Machines (MIT Press, Forthcoming 2020).

Cesar HIDALGO
Founder of Datawheel
Chair at ANITI

Ghislain De Roeck is Director Information Systems at Liebherr-Aerospace and Transportation SAS.

Graduated as Electronic Engineer from the ENSEA – Cergy-Pontoise (1999), Ghislain wrote his Diplom Arbeit at the Technische Universität Berlin.

After 2 years working for Cooperation Training Programs in Bangui, he dedicated the following years working as a consultant on Information Systems for Engineering.

Since 2005 as at Liebherr, Ghislain works with multicultural Teams on the Digital Transformation journey.

A Key step in that Data valuation journey was the creation of a Digital Lab in 2017 and the support to the Toulouse 3IA dossier, successfully transformed into ANITI.

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, Toulouse (France), is one of eleven divisional control companies within the Liebherr Group and coordinates all activities in the aerospace and transportation systems sectors.

Ghislain de ROECK
IT Systems Director

With a 15-year experience in HR Consulting industry, David has been running MODEL RH since 2016.

MODEL RH aims at strengthening links between strategy analysis, skills demand forecasting and training offers for players who build new national education and training strategies (e.g. government, unions)

David has led studies in several fields, such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Energy, Engineering, Public works, Safety, Airports or Water supply.

His suggestions are not only based on indicators, but on a strong day-by-day job contents’ forecasting, at a level companies and training players can make effective transformations.

David DUCAUD
President

Nicolas Dobigeon received the Ph.D. degree in Signal Processing from Toulouse INP, in 2004 and 2007, respectively.

From 2007 to 2008, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Since 2008, Nicolas Dobigeon has been with Toulouse INP (INP-ENSEEIHT, University of Toulouse) where he is currently a Professor. He conducts his research within the Signal and Communications (SC) group of IRIT and is an associate member of the Apprentissage Optimisation Complexité (AOC) project-team of CIMI.
He currently holds an AI Research Chair at the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute (ANITI) and he is a Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF).

His recent research activities have been focused on machine learning and statistical signal and image processing, with a particular interest in Bayesian inverse problems and applications to remote sensing, biomedical imaging and microscopy.

Nicolas DOBIGEON
Professor

Jocelyne Troccaz, Directrice de Recherche, CNRS – Laboratoire TIMC (Université de Grenoble Alpes). Doctorat en informatique en 1986 et HDR en 1993 à l’Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble. Enseignante-chercheuse de 1984 à 1988 à l’Université Joseph Fourier de Grenoble. Chercheuse au CNRS depuis 1988.

D’abord spécialisée dans la programmation automatique des robots pour des applications industrielles et spatiales. Depuis 1990 spécialisée dans les applications médicales de la robotique (nouveaux concepts d’interaction, nouvelles architectures de robots) et de l’imagerie (recalage et fusion de données). A ou a été responsable de projets de recherche à finalité clinique dans de nombreuses spécialités notamment urologie, radiothérapie, chirurgie cardiaque, orthopédie et traumatologie, neurochirurgie. Plusieurs de ses travaux ont été industrialisés et sont utilisés quotidiennement en clinique. Des centaines de milliers de patients en bénéficient à travers le monde. Très forte activité d’animation et de structuration de la recherche.

Responsable de l’équipe GMCAO (Gestes Médico-Chirurgicaux Assistés par Ordinateur) de 1996 à 2013 et directrice adjointe du laboratoire TIMC-IMAG de 2006 à 2016. Coordinatrice de l’axe Robotique Médicale de l’Equipex Robotex de 2011 à 2020. Coordinatrice du labex national CAMI depuis 2016. Co-porteuse de la chaire « CAMI Assistant » de l’Institut MIAI d’Intelligence Artificielle de Grenoble avec S.Voros depuis 2019.

MICCAI fellow (2013), IEEE Fellow (2018). Prix de l’Académie Nationale de Chirurgie (2013). Membre de l’Académie Nationale de Chirurgie (2014). Médaille d’argent du CNRS (2015). Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (2016).

Jocelyne TROCCAZ
Directrice de Recherche

Mick is Director of Business Innovation at Business & Decision (Orange Business Services Group). He is a committed player and an informed observer of the impacts of artificial intelligence as he has been advising organizations on their data strategy for 20 years. His sharp expertise and his unique vision have been developed through concrete projects conducted for organizations in all sectors of activity, in France and abroad.

Author and speaker, passionate about AI and its impact on society and organizations, he delivers exciting and inspiring insights that shed light on complex issues. His contagious passion makes those who know him tell that it is not blood but data flowing through his veins! 

His favorite keywords: #Data, #BigData, #AI, #DataScience, #DataGovernance, #DataProtection, #GPDR

Read his publications on the Business & Decision blog (http://blog.businessdecision.com/author/MickLevy)

 

Mick LEVY
Business Innovation Director

Nicolas Mansard is Senior Researcher at Gepetto, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France. He is one of the lead members of the Gepetto team, among 8 permanent researchers and about 25 post-docs and PhD students. Gepetto is recognized for its expertise in legged robotics, and developed the humanoid research platform, strong of 3 full-size humanoid robots and a family of smaller quadrupeds. Nicolas Mansard coordinates the EU project « Memory of Motion » and holds the chair « Artificial and Natural Movement » of the Toulouse AI Lab ANITI. He received the CNRS Bronze Medal and the award of the best computer-science project of the French research agency ANR. Before that, he was visiting researcher at U.Washington, post-doctoral researcher at AIST Japan and Stanford U. and received his PhD from U.Rennes in 2006.

Nicolas MANSARD
Senior Researcher

Eleonore Fournier-Tombs is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and the Director of the Inclusive Technology Lab, within the Research Chair on Accountable AI in a Global Context. She lectures in data science at McGill University and Université de Montréal and consults as a data scientist at the World Bank. Her academic work has focused on automated methods for the measurement of political deliberation in the Canadian North and in social media, as well as the impacts of emerging technologies on women, migrants and other vulnerable populations. She is the recipient of the United Nation’s Secretary General Award and has contributed to a number of policy reports involving data and modelling at the United Nations. She is currently an Area Editor for Data & Policy Journal, published by Cambridge University Press.

Eléonore FOURNIER-TOMBS
Director and Adjunct Professor, Inclusive Technology Lab

Julien Chiaroni has been appointed Director of the great Challenges on Artificial Intelligence in the French Innovation Council. He was previously Director of Strategy and Programmes at List, the Institute for digital and artificial intelligence technologies. He implemented the strategy for AI for the institute and set partnerships between research and industry; in particular in regards to the thematic of trust in AI and its implementation in embedded systems. Before this, he had operational positions at scientific level as well as management level. From 2008 to 2010, he coordinated the nanosciences and nanotechnology programme at the National Research Agency.

Julien CHIARONI
Director of the Great Challenges on Artificial Intelligence

Liviu Nicu is currently senior scientist at the French National Scientific Research Center and is General Director of the CNRS Systems Analysis and Architecture Laboratory in Toulouse, France. After obtaining his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, he joined Thales Avionics Valence (France) where he took charge of the company’s inertial silicon microsensor projects from 2001 to 2003. He joined the Systems Analysis and Architecture Laboratory since 2003 where he conducted research in the fields of bioMEMS and MEMS for the physical and chemical characterization of advanced functional materials. Liviu Nicu is co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, 2 books / book chapters and has co-invented 3 patents. The laboratory he is heading since January 2016 brings together more than 700 people working in the fields of automation, robotics, computing and micro-nanotechnologies.

Liviu NICU
Director

Jean-François Guégan is a Senior Research Professor “de classe exceptionnelle” at the IRD, now hosted at INRAE, in Montpellier. He has also been an associate Professor and head of teaching units at the University of Montpellier on global change and health for almost 15 years, Professor at the School of Advanced Studies in Public Health (EHESP), Paris, Rennes, and (co-)head of a Masters track (260 hours) of international public health in English (Erasmus Mundus), where he teaches the issue of Advanced Planetary Health. An expert at both the WHO (Skin Neglected Tropical Diseases) and UNEP (Biodiversity and Health), he is also a member of the French National Committee on Global Change (CNFCG) and former member of the High Council for Public Health (HCSP) where he has been in charge of several official State reports, including one on emerging infectious diseases and national preparedness and another one on the consequences of climate change on health (as a President for the French national plan for Adaptation to Climate Change). He was a team leader of joint research unit for 15 years (2000-2015), former head of the Parasitology-Pathology-Microbiology specialty of the Montpellier Doctoral School SIBAGHE, former member of the Scientific Council of Doctoral School at Montpellier (ED 477) and current member of ED 393 Pierre Louis de Santé Publique, Paris. He was a member of the Scientific Committee in Biomathematics, biostatistics, public health and epidemiology (CSS7) at INSERM (2012-2016) and of the Scientific Council and of the Management Committee of the LabEx CEBA (2011-2019) in charge of biodiversity-health transversal research programs.

His fields of research are global change and infectious disease transmission, climate change and emerging infections, biodiversity and emerging infections, and biostatistics. He has been trained in artificial intelligence, and notably on artificial neuronal networks. He holds a PhD in parasitic ecology (1990), a post-doctorate in epidemiology in Great Britain (1990/1991) and an HDR in epidemiology and ecology of infectious disease transmission (2000).

With nearly two years of experience in the Agri-Food, he is involved in the transfer of scientific knowledge to public decision-makers and is a co-organiser of an annual Seminar of the Val-de-Grâce School on the societal, economic, health, political, media consequences of emerging infectious diseases (www.malinfemerg.org). He has directed and participated in many national, European and international research programs on animal/environment-to-human transmission and emerging infectious diseases, and as a member of the UNEP international program FutureEarth he participated to the writing of international reports and resolutions, in particular for the Convention on Biological Diversity and for the WHO. He has published over 182 scientific publications in international journals, has coproduced 11 books (1 in Artificial intelligence), including 5 for higher education, and gave 180 national and international conferences.

For the past 20 years, he has been interested in the consequences of environmental changes, climate change, loss of biological diversity and habitat changes on infectious disease transmission and emerging disease risks. His work has focused on the transmission of measles and whooping cough, cholera, meningitis, avian influenza and West Nile viruses. He is currently working on Buruli ulcer due to Mycobacterium ulcerans, in Western and Central Africa, and Southern America, and he is a co-leader of an US NSF-NIH research program on emerging infectious diseases. At INRAE, he is coordinating an international program on international agricultural transition and emerging disease threats for animals and humans and is a coeditor of the international initiative PREZODE on Prevention of new zoonotic disease threats. He has been recently nominated at the scientific council of the French national veterinary school in Toulouse, and elected as its President, and also at the international scientific council of Santé publique France, the main French public health agency on human safety.

Jean-François GUÉGAN
Exceptional Grade Research Director

Nicolas is a Sr. Field Engineer at Neo4j. Previously Big Data Expert and Senior Architect at Orange, he worked for 10 years on various projects, some of which used Neo4j. Before joining Orange, he spent several years as a software engineer and consultant for IS companies such as Sopra. Nicolas is a civil engineer from Mines de Nancy.

Nicolas ROUYER
Senior Field Engineer

Alexa Hagerty is an anthropologist and scholar of science, technology and society studies (STS) investigating societal impacts and human rights implications of AI/ML systems. Her research focuses on affected communities and utilises ethnographic and participatory methods. She is a research associate at the University of Cambridge Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. She is also a member of the Ada Lovelace Institute’s JUST AI network and a Fellow at the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Systemic Inequalities and Social Cohesion.  

Alexa HAGERTY
Research Associate

 French serial entrepreneur and innovator, Bruno Maisonnier is founder and CEO of AnotherBrain, world category leader in 3rd generation AI, and the founder & ex-CEO of Aldebaran Robotics. Passionate about technology and the way it can improve people’s everyday lives, in 2017, Bruno founded AnotherBrain, a French company which brings new artificial intelligence using a singular approach. 

AnotherBrain develops a new generation of artificial intelligence: Organic AITM. Bio-inspired and close to how cortex works, our technology learns autonomously, can explain its decisions, work without big data, without cloud and in real time. AnotherBrain’s ambition is to become an European AI leader, on the world stage. 

In 2005, Bruno developed from scratch Aldebaran Robotics, which became the world leader in humanoid robotics with the creation of NAO, Romeo et Pepper. Prior to this, Bruno has been a CEO of banks and international finance companies in France and internationally. 

Bruno MAISONNIER
Founder and CEO

 Nominated May 2020, Christophe Valorge is Chief Technical Officer of Thales Alenia Space. 

A native of Lyon, Valorge graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris in 1987 and from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in Toulouse two years later. 

Hired at CNES in 1989, he first worked on precise orbit determination on Topex-Poséidon. 

In 1993, Valorge moved to image quality and processing, first working for Helios military imagers then, in 1997, as manager of the service in charge of Helios, Spot and Pléiades families’ image quality. 

In 2005, he became Advisor for Scientific Payloads and Imagery, before being promoted as Assistant Director for Scientific Payloads and Imagery in 2007, managing more than 120 engineers in the domain of instrumentation, data quality and processing and Earth Observation Science. 

In 2011, he was appointed as Assistant Director in charge of the development and early operations of all satellites, platforms and payloads developed by CNES for Earth Observation, Science and Defence. 

He joined Thales Alenia Space in May 2016 as R&D and Product Policy director. 

Christophe VALORGE
CTO

Graduate of Telecom Paris, Laurent Gardès has a 20 years experience in the Digital Pay TV Industry where he covered many topics ranging from system architecture to UX and design. He has now shifted toward the transport industry thanks to his recent master degree in smart mobility. After a first experience as a data science project leader in the Lab Mass Transit of SNCF Transilien, he is now in charge of the AI team within the Research & Innovation department of SNCF where he conducts around 30 prospectives projects preparing the future of the group.

Laurent GARDES
Head of AI division @ Research & Innovation 

After some fifteen years of designing and implementing strategy in central headquarters in France and abroad, with a solid experience in transformation, particularly digital, and a good knowledge of the Army’s capability network, BRIG(R) advises senior managers on the strategic transformation of their organizations (Truchements consultants).  He is associate fellow to FRS and a member of Hub France IA.

Olivier KEMPF
President

Tien Zung Nguyen is a distinguished Professor of Mathematics, at the University of Toulouse.

In 1991 he obtained his Master of Science at Moscow University and in 1994 his PhD in Mathematics at Strasbourg. He did his Post-doc at SISSA (Italy) and Max-Planck Institute (Germany).
He was a CNRS Researcher for 6 years, before becoming a Professor at Toulouse University from 2002, until now. He is a distinguished Professor (classe exceptionelle) since 2015.

Zung Nguyen is the Founder in 2019 of the Artificial Intelligence company Torus Actions SAS. With this company, he wants to make Artificial Intelligence accessible to all.

Tien Zung NGUYEN
Founder

Professeur agrégé de mathématiques (1992), titulaire d’un doctorat en Mathématiques (Université de Bordeaux I) au laboratoire d’Algorithmique Arithmétique eXpérimentale (1996).

Inspecteur d’académie – inspecteur pédagogique régionale (IA-IPR) de Mathématiques à Toulouse depuis 2017 et inspecteur référent pour les enseignements de l’informatique au lycée : Sciences Numériques et Technologie (SNT – classe de seconde) et Numérique et Sciences Informatiques (NSI – enseignement de spécialité de la voie générale).

Co-pilote de la mission académique égalité Filles/Garçons au Rectorat de Toulouse.

Pascal LETARD
Inspecteur d’académie

Dr. Guillaume Poupard graduated from the École polytechnique in 1992. Having completed a research degree in armament engineering, he started as a PhD candidate in cryptography under the supervision of Jacques Stern at the École normale supérieure in Paris. He received his PhD in 2000 and also holds a university diploma in psychology.
He began his career as a cryptography specialist, later progressing to become Head of the Cryptography Laboratory at the Central Network and Information Security Directorate (Direction Centrale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information, DCSSI) which evolved in 2009 into the French National Cybersecurity Agency(Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information, ANSSI).
In 2006, he joined the Ministry of Defence, continuing in the field of government cryptography before moving to cybersecurity.
In November 2010, he was appointed Head of the Cybersecurity Division within the Technical Branch of the National Defence Procurement Agency (Direction Générale de l’armement, DGA), responsible for expertise and technology policy in the field of cybersecurity.
On 27 March 2014, he was appointed Director-General of the French National Cybersecurity Agency.

Guillaume POUPARD
Executive Director

Sa carrière en informatique débute en 2000. Il occupe successivement des fonctions d’administrateur système et réseaux (France Telecom), de chargé d’études NTIC (CCI de Nîmes) puis intègre la fonction publique d’état au CNRS. Il y assure pendant 12 ans, les fonctions de responsable informatique et de chargé de sécurité des systèmes d’information dans deux laboratoires de recherche à Caen (GIP Cyceron) puis à Grenoble (CERMAV).

En 2018, à la faveur d’un détachement, il rejoint la fonction publique territoriale en qualité de RSSI auprès de Grenoble Alpes Metropole. Il constitue en 2020, un réseau de RSSI de collectivités territoriales afin de partager des informations et améliorer la résilience face aux cyberattaques.

Il apprécie particulièrement de partager ses connaissances, raison pour laquelle il est enseignant vacataire en Cybersécurité auprès de l’Université Grenoble Alpes. Il intervient aussi pour le CNFPT sur la région Auvergne Rhône Alpes afin de sensibiliser aux enjeux liés à la Cybersécurité les agents de différentes collectivités.

Enfin, il est auditeur IHEDN/INHESJ de la 2ème session nationale « Cybersécurité et Souveraineté numérique » et a intégré en octobre 2020 l’INCRT (Institut National de Cybersécurité et de Résilience des Territoires) en qualité de vice-président.

Cyril BRAS
Vice-President

Holding degrees in both business management and political sciences, Eve has accumulated more than 20 years of Marketing and Communication experience in the tech industry, especially in fast growing companies with an international scale. She first worked for several start-ups and medium size companies, growing their digital distribution of innovative products. After moving to Accor in 2016 where she developed the direct distribution of hotel rooms and services on all brand websites and mobile applications, she joined a French PHV company and launched their business in several european countries. Since 2020, she has been VP Marketing and Public Affairs at Preligens, supervising the overall marketing and communication strategy of the company and accompanying its international expansion.

Eve ARAKELIAN
VP Marketing & Public Affairs

Emmanuel Chiva a été nommé au poste de directeur de l’Agence de l’innovation de défense à compter du 1er septembre 2018, membre du comité exécutif de la DGA et rattaché au Délégué général pour l’Armement.

Agé de 51 ans, Emmanuel Chiva a travaillé depuis plus de 20 ans dans les domaines de l’intelligence artificielle et de la simulation militaire. Jusqu’au 31 août 2018, il était cofondateur et directeur général adjoint en charge de la stratégie et du développement de la société AGUERIS, filiale de John Cockerill Defence, société spécialisée dans la simulation opérationnelle et l’entraînement pour les opérateurs de systèmes d’armes.

Normalien, Emmanuel Chiva est docteur en biomathématiques avec une spécialisation en intelligence artificielle et dans le domaine des systèmes complexes et du biomimétisme. Auditeur de la 49e session nationale Armement & économie de défense de l’IHEDN, il a été pendant trois ans vice-président de l’association des auditeurs et cadres des hautes études de l’armement (AED-IHEDN). Il est également capitaine de vaisseau de réserve et a travaillé sur des sujets liés à l’innovation technologique (notamment l’intelligence artificielle) pour l’état-major de la Marine nationale. À ce titre, il a imaginé et organisé les deux premiers « Hackatons » de la Marine nationale en collaboration avec Thales et l’École 42.

Emmanuel Chiva a débuté sa carrière en 1997 chez MASA (Mathématiques appliquées SA) Technologies logicielles de simulation – systèmes adaptatifs, intelligence artificielle, et modélisation du comportement humain pour la défense et la sécurité globale où il a exercé les fonctions de directeur général adjoint puis de vice-président exécutif tout en fondant et développant la Business Unit Simulation militaire. MASA (aujourd’hui MASA Group) a notamment réalisé le système SCIPIO d’entraînement des postes de commandement de l’armée de Terre.

En 2007, il est cofondateur et associé de la société SILKAN spécialisée dans le calcul haute performance, les technologies embarquées et la simulation. Depuis 2014, il était en parallèle président de la commission recherche, technologie et innovation du GICAT (groupement des industriels de l’armement terrestre) et président du jury du programme GENERATE d’accompagnement des start-ups innovantes dans le domaine de la défense aéroterrestre et de la sécurité. Enfin, Emmanuel Chiva a créé et animait jusqu’il y a peu le blog VMF214 (vmf214.net) sur l’innovation technologique de défense.

Emmanuel Chiva est Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Il est marié et père d’un enfant.

Emmanuel CHIVA
Director

Nicolas Malbec is the French Navy chief digital officer. He is responsible for the Naval Data and AI policy which recently permitted to createy the Naval Data Services Center in Toulon and the Maritime AI Center in Brest.
Information system specialist and cybersecurity expert he worked both at sea (recently he was the commanding officer of the frigate Nivôse) and in the digital battlefields (he was in charge of the Navy cybersecurity between 2014 and 2016).

Nicolas MALBEC
Chief Digital Officer

Florence Lambert a rejoint le CEA en février 2000 et a assumé différentes fonctions managériales liées aux systèmes de stockage d’énergies renouvelables. A partir de 2006, elle a fait partie des fondateurs de l’Institut National de l’Energie Solaire (CEA-INES) et a initié la première plateforme de recherche de stockage stationnaire en Europe.
A partir de 2009, elle a développé la division transport du CEA-LITEN, en se concentrant sur le développement et l’intégration de deux composants majeurs : les batteries lithium-ion et les piles à combustible et a joué un rôle clé dans différents développements de véhicules à faibles émissions de carbone en France.
Depuis 2013, en tant que Directeur de l’Institut CEA-LITEN (1000 chercheurs, http://liten.cea.fr/cea-tech/liten/Pages/Accueil.aspx), elle dirige une équipe couvrant différents domaines technologiques : solaire PV, transport décarboné, hydrogène, cycle du carbone et recyclage des matières.
Cet institut d’innovation focalisé sur les technologies de la Transition Energétique est le 3ème au monde en matière d’effectifs (après le NREL/US et le Fraunhofer-ISE/Allemagne) et le 1er en matière d’inventivité (plus de 210 brevets/an).
Cet institut est au coeur de nombreux projets industriels (SAFT, ACC, Symbio notamment) ou démonstrateurs ambitieux (Energy Observer).
En parallèle, sur le plan institutionnel, et ce dès 2013, elle a été en charge des plans industriels nationaux de stockage de l’énergie, sous la responsabilité du ministère de l’économie (« La nouvelle France Industrielle ») qui a donné lieu aux projets ambitieux actuels et à la feuille de route H2 française présentée en 2018.
En juin 2018, Florence Lambert a été nommée Présidente de la Commission Industrie, Emplois et Innovation lors du Conseil d’Administration du SER.
Genvia – Private
En février 2019, Florence Lambert est nommée présidente de la conférence mondiale de l’énergie solaire PV, EUPVSEC 2019, à la suite du processus de nomination et de vote du comité consultatif scientifique international, première femme à accéder à cette distinction en 35 ans.
En Mars 2021, elle est nommée « Femme de l’année 2020 » dans la catégorie Innovation par le média Green Univers.
Enfin, à la même date, elle prend la présidence de la société GENVIA visant l’industrialisation de la technologie d’électrolyse Haute Température du CEA en partenariat avec l’industrie (Schlumberger majoritaire, Vinci et Vicat).

Florence LAMBERT
President

Guillaume Soudain has been working since 2006 as a Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware Expert in the Certification Directorate of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). In 2014, he has been appointed Software Senior Expert and since then is in charge of the coordination of the Software aspects of certification within the Agency.

Guillaume was a member of the EUROCAE WG-71/RTCA SC-205 joint committee in charge of producing the Software standard ED-12C/DO-178C and its associated documents.

He is currently leading the EASA project team for Artificial Intelligence with the objective of implementing the EASA AI roadmap. He is also a member of the joint EUROCAE WG-114/SAE G-34 working group on Artificial Intelligence.

Prior to joining EASA, Guillaume worked for 5 years as Software Engineer in the development of Automatic Flight Control Systems in the European rotorcraft industry.

Guillaume SOUDAIN
Senior Software Expert

Patrick Fabiani leads the Dassault-Aviation Artificial Intelligence roadmap and acts as head of scientific advanced studies in the future concepts directorate of Dassault-Aviation since 2020.

Experienced Scientific Director with a demonstrated working history in managing research laboratories and projects, developing innovation and technology transfer to the aviation and aerospace industry. Carrying a 30 years project of developing and integrating safe and robust artificial intelligence functions in aeronautics for aircraft, drones, decision assistance, design and safety. Multidisciplinary skills including Artificial Intelligence, Drones (UAS), Nanosatellites, Autonomous Systems, Decision sciences, Systems engineering, Flight Dynamics, Robotics, Aeronautics and Astronautics. Strong research professional with a PhD from SUPAERO in Artificial Intelligence for decision aid, graduated « ingénieur » from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and SUPAERO (Toulouse).

Patrick FABIANI
Head of Scientific Advanced Studies

Victor Vuillard est responsable sécurité du groupe Parrot, premier constructeur européens de drones. En particulier, il a en charge l’intégration de fonctions de sécurité dans les drones afin de répondre aux usages les plus sensibles dans les domaines de la défense, la sécurité publique et plus largement les usages professionnels. Les efforts ainsi menés par Parrot lui permettent d’offrir des drones souverains et de confiance.

Avant de rejoindre Parrot en 2018, il a fait partie de l’ANSSI durant en tant que responsable du Bureau Audits et Inspections, responsable du Groupe d’Intervention Rapide et OSSI adjoint du SGDSN. Il a ensuite rejoint EDF pour créer et gérer l’équipe cybersécurité de l’ingénierie nucléaire où il a participé à la mise en place de la gouvernance cybersécurité pour ses systèmes industriels et défini les mesures visant à protéger les systèmes numériques des centrales nucléaires françaises.

Victor VUILLARD
Chief Security Officer, CTO Cybersecurity, DPO

Ana Brandusescu is a researcher, advisor, and facilitator who works on a more publicly accountable use of data and technology. Currently, as the 2019-2021 McConnell Professor of Practice at McGill University, Ana is examining public investments and policy in AI across Canada. She is co-leading “AI for the Rest of Us”, a research project to develop a new model of public (civic) engagement in government decision making processes that are being automated with AI. Ana serves on Canada’s Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Open Government. She is a member of @OpenHeroines and <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms.

 

During her time at the World Wide Web Foundation, Ana led research on the implementation and impact of open government data in 115 countries, co-chaired the Measurement and Accountability Group of the international Open Data Charter, and led gender equality research advocacy across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Ana authored blogs, reports, and book chapters on open data, open contracting, data measurement, AI policy, data protection, and gender equity.

Ana BRANDUSESCU
McConnell Professor of Practice for CIRM

As the Director of R&D Center at Loft Orbital, Pierre is leading the development of key satellite technologies to serve Loft Orbital’s innovative business model. Loft Orbital enables its customers to fly their payload in orbit as a service through ridesharing on board Loft’s microsatellites.

Before joining Loft Orbital, Pierre was the project manager for the Assembly Line at OneWeb Satellites, where he drove the design and implementation of a fully digital production line outputting two satellites per day.

Pierre graduated from a dual master at MIT, in both aerospace engineering and technology & public policy. His research alongside Professor Dava Newman, former NASA Deputy Administrator, focused on spacesuit mobility and astronaut injury. Pierre has since maintained his passion of human spaceflight. He is the founder of the Space & Shake conferences, inviting keynote speakers of the space industry to inspire French students.

Long distance triathlete and passionate about mountaineering, Pierre enjoys exploration: hiking along the Via Francigena from Chamonix to Rome (1,252km), or flying a manual DR-400 plane from Toulouse to Senegal. He strongly believes that space and exploration are inspirational drivers enabling science and technology.

Pierre BERTRAND
Director R&D Center

Diplômé de Supaero (en 1997) et docteur de INRIA (en 2001), Grégory Flandin a commencé sa carrière chez Airbus Defence & Space dans l’ingénierie des systèmes d’observation de la terre. Il a rejoint l’IRT Saint Exupéry en 2014 où il a monté le centre de compétences en Intelligence Artificielle, le programme de recherche transatlantique DEEL, puis pris la direction des programmes en Intelligence Artificielle pour les systèmes critiques. Il est également responsable du programme intégratif sur l’IA certifiable au sein d’ANITI.

Grégory FLANDIN
Executive AI Strategist

Chantal Soulé-Dupuy  is full professor in computer science since 2001. She was director of the Toulouse Doctoral School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Telecommunications for 5 years and Dean of the Information Technology Faculty of the Toulouse Capitole University for 10 years. She is currently Director of the Graduate School of the Toulouse Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Vice-President of the Toulouse Capitole University. She is a specialist in information retrieval, integration and annotation of structured and unstructured information, recommendation systems and prediction explanation. Her research focuses on the consideration of the user in all actions of access and processing of information (contextualization, traces of use, recommendation). She also has a strong experience in managing large-scale heterogeneous information repositories in various application domains (including biology, health, aviation and space). She has supervised 25 PhDs and published more than 100 papers in leading journals, conferences or workshops in the field.

Chantal SOULÉ-DUPUY
Director of the ANITI Graduate School

Odilon Faivre graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and holds an M.Sc. from ETSI Industriales in Madrid. Odilon started his carreer in EDF Group in the Energy Management field in Gas and Power. He then worked in the strategy department in London for EDF Energy. After joining Enedis, he had been in charge of smart grids projects management for Enedis in Ile de France.

After going back to university and completing a Master in statistics and data science, Odilon is currently Head of Data Analytics for Distribution in Enedis, a team of data scientists and developers elaborates and industrialize new solutions based on “big data” technologies for power distribution.

Odilon FAIVRE
Head of Data Analytics for Distribution

Laurence Rouïl is the Director of the strategy, science policy and communication at Ineris (Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques).
She received her Ph.D in 1995 in the field of applied mathematics. After a first experience of consultant on numerical systems, she joined Ineris in 1998 and for more than 20 years developed skills and experience in air quality modelling and management, being the leader of research activities closely linked to operational applications. In 2003, she developed with her team the French air pollution forecasting platform, PREV’AIR, a precursor system which is now a reference in Europe.  She participated actively to the air quality monitoring and management strategy in France providing technical expertise to the Ministry in charge of the Environment. She is mandated by the Ministry as national head of delegation or competent authority in several international bodies and participated to negotiations related to the definition and implementation of European legislation in the field of air pollution. Since September 2014, she chairs the EMEP Steering Body, the scientific program of the Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air pollution. She has been involved in several European research projects and was very active in the development of the EU Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring services. Development and implementation of machine-learning algorithms to support environmental risk analysis and assessment (and design) of mitigation strategies open new fields of interest for Ineris and will be part of its upcoming science strategy.

Laurence ROUIL
Scientific Director

Catherine Tessier est maître de recherche à l’ONERA à Toulouse et référente intégrité scientifique et éthique de la recherche de l’ONERA. Elle enseigne à l’ISAE-SUPAERO. Ses recherches portent sur la modélisation de cadres éthiques et sur les questions éthiques liées à l’« autonomie » des robots.
Elle est membre du Comité national pilote d’éthique du numérique et membre du Comité d’éthique de la défense. Elle a fait partie du Groupe d’experts ad hoc mis en place par l’UNESCO en 2020 en vue de l’élaboration d’un instrument sur l’éthique de l’Intelligence Artificielle.

Catherine TESSIER
Research Director

Après une Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles en économie et deux Licences en Droit et sciences politique et en Philosophie, Pauline termine actuellement un Master 2 en Droit du numérique et intelligence artificielle à l’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole et en alternance chez Occitanie Data, où elle est chargée de projet droit du numérique.
Forte de ce parcours universitaire varié, elle s’intéresse particulièrement aux enjeux économiques, sociaux et éthiques dans le domaine du numérique.

Pauline ZORDAN
Project Coordinator – Digital Law

Dr. Rachid Alami is Senior Scientist (Directeur de Recherche) at  LAAS-CNRS.

He currently holds the the Academic Chair on Cognitive and Interactive Robotics at the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute (ANITI)

He received an engineer diploma in computer science in 1978 from ENSEEIHT, a Ph.D in Robotics in 1983 from Institut National Polytechnique and an Habilitation HDR in 1996 from Université Paul Sabatier. He contributed and took important responsibilities in several national, European and international research and/or collaborative projects (EUREKA, ESPRIT, ECLA, IST FP5-FP6-FP7, H2020), France: ARA, VAP-RISP for planetary rovers, PROMIP,  and several ANR projects).

His main research contributions fall in the fields of Robot Decisional and Control Architectures, Task and motion planning, multi-robot cooperation, and human-robot interaction and collaboration.

Rachid ALAMI
Senior Scientist

Greg Ameyugo heads the Ambient Intelligence and Interactive Systems Division at CEA. With 250 researchers dedicated to AI, Robotics, digital twins, IoT and HMI technologies, Greg’s teams work on new intelligent, interactive robotics paradigms and provide state-of-the art digital technologies to over 100 companies worldwide.

An aerospace engineer by training, Greg holds an engineering doctorate in Aerospace propulsion and technology strategy. From Rolls-Royce to Indra, and Airbus Emerging Technologies and Concepts, Greg led disruptive projects in industry prior to joining CEA.

He has worked with over 300 companies to help bring innovations to market, launched and directed the Innovation Pillar at EIT Manufacturing (210m€), and serves in the board of various initiatives at national and European level. Greg also consults regularly on technology, innovation and business strategy and policy for companies and governments.

Gregorio AMEYUGO
Head of Ambient Intelligence and Interactive Systems Division

2004-2005 : Ingénieur Développement chez CCA- Corse Composites Aéronautiques

2005-2008 : Resp. Atelier composites de Développement chez LATECOERE Toulouse

2008- 2015 : Resp. du centre composites sur LATECOERE Prague

2015-2018 : Directeur pièces élémentaires sur LATECOERE Prague

2018-A ce jour : Directeur de site MONTREDON Usine 4.0

Richard MONTANEL
Toulouse Plant Director (Montredon Usine 4.0 -T15)

Graduated from ICAM (Toulouse), Enzo get a first experience in operational logistics as activity manager for a big agrobusiness company. Passionate by innovation and how they can leverage industry, he joined Daher as project manager in the DaherLab. From 2017 until 2020, he was in charge of PoC Together, call for projects at group scale that permit to collect business needs across all activities. He likes to be attentive to operations, understanding their problems and trying to solve them by implementing technologies such as AI, IoT and many others. In a logic of spreading innovation mindset, Enzo had also the mission to organize Innovation Days, events opened to a large public, going from operators to clients showing Daher’s Innovation strategy.

Since 2021 he has the position of innovation platform manager.

Enzo SEBASTIANELLI
Innovation Project Manager