Philippe Letellier

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Philippe, born in 1957, studied engineering at ENSEM Nancy before obtaining a doctorate in computer science from Paris XI Orsay. In 2000, he obtained an executive MBA from HEC/CPA to acquire a double culture: technology and business.

Philippe Letellier has a broad industrial experience (25 years) with start-up and international companies such as what are now Thomson and Thales. His last position was General Manager of the French research centre of Thomson. His main involvement has been in software development for interactive image systems and in R&D management. Among other activities, he was responsible for the definition of strategic views and participated in the definition of the worldwide Thomson Research Programme.

He was also deeply involved in standardisation and developed patent production. Since 2006, he has been Deputy Research Director at the Institut Mines-Télécom, where he is responsible for valorisation, technology transfer and partnerships. In this role, he participates in the building of the innovation ecosystem connecting international companies, SMEs and the academic world around open innovation and research used as a business-development tool. As of 1 September 2008, Philippe Letellier is Vice-chairman of ITEA.