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Automotive Marketing & Business Development Director
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion Euros. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. 
Franck Cazenave has 15 years of experience in the automotive industry. He currently works at Robert Bosch, as marketing and business development director for French customers around four key automotive innovation pillars: Mass reduction with new material & designs, Powertrain electrification (Stop/start, Mild hybrid, Strong Hybrid & EVs), Advanced Driver Assistance Systems towards autonomous driving (video, radar, US ...) and, finally, Internet connectivity & services for end-user.
He completed master degrees in Purchasing (Bordeaux) and Business Intelligence (Paris), and a Ph.D. in Business Administration, specifically about Toyota inter-firm learning and relationships at Paris University in2009.
He just published a book, in France, at Pearson, whose title is “Stop Google – Meet new challenges from the Web giant”.


Ecomobility Ventures


Pascale Chopin
Investment manager
Investment Manager at Ecomobilité Ventures Hewlett-Packard for 7 years, then Total for 12 years. Total recently detached Pascale in the Ecomobilité Ventures management team to bring a customer&business-focused insight on startups. Pascale is dedicated to building links between the startups of Ecomobilité Ventures and its partners SNCF, Orange, Total and Air Liquide. holds an Engineering master degree in Electronics from the Grenoble Institute of Technology in France.



Frédéric Charon
Technology Strategy Manager 

Faurecia provides innovative solutions to automotive challenges. It works hand in hand with automakers to develop cars that are cleaner, lighter, more comfortable and easier to customize.
Faurecia  is a global leader in automotive seating, interior systems, emissions control technologies and automotive exteriors


Valère Pelletier
Head of Public Transport Orange Smart Cities
Graduated from École des Ponts, Valère Pelletier joined Orange within the Smart Cities strategic program at its creation in 2011. He previously held several business development positions for major infrastructure projects (motorway, high-speed line, etc.) including at VINCI Concessions, John Laing or Eiffage. The Orange activity in the transport vertical is focused on 2 main topics : the Connected Car and the Public Transport. As the Head of Public Transport at Orange, he is in charge of developing the business made by Orange in the transport arena through innovative services dedicated to public transport (bus, coach, tramway, train, etc.) and more generally urban mobility (shared mobilities, car parks, investment fund EcoMobilité Ventures, etc.).




Thierry Chériot
Open Innovation Academic Responsible
In charge of organizing scientific meetings Innovations themes between companies, startups, universities, laboratories and PSA.
Diffusion of technological and societal weak signals between universities, spinoff, laboratories and PSA



Jérôme Perrin PhD
VP Scientific Director
Jérôme Perrin is engineer from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris (X74, 1977), and doctor in physics from the University of Paris Denis Diderot (1983). Originally researcher in the CNRS (French Scientific National Research Center) in the fields of plasma physics and chemistry, he joined the Balzers & Leybold group - now Oerlikon – in 1997 as R&D director on plasma reactors for flat panel display and solar panel manufacturing. In 2001 he became R&D program director in Air Liquide, particularly on hydrogen and fuel cells. Then in 2007 he joined Renault as VP director of advanced engineering projects for the reduction of energy consumption and environmental impact of vehicles, towards the future electric mobility. In June 2012 he was appointed director & general manager of the VeDeCoM Institute for the carbon-free electric and communicating vehicle and its mobility. Eventually in July 2014 he went back in Renault as VP Scientific Director.

Guillaume Eurin
Director of Energy and Environment Innovation projects
G. EURIN studied Aeronautic at TOULOUSE, then Engines at Rueil Institut Français du Pétrole. In 1993 he joined RENAULT as tuning engineer for gasoline engines, then for diesel systems. After several functions in Powertrain division, he took in 2010 the responsibility of Powertrains performance Department, in charge of the trade-off between NVH, fuel consumption, driveability and emissions regulation. 
Since 2013 he is Director of Innovation Projects for CO2 reduction and Environment. The projects lead breakthroughs in powertrain efficiency, electrification, aerodynamic and vehicle weight reduction. 
Daniel Blaise
Innovation Project Manager
Daniel Blaise has a double Masters-degree curriculum : Electrical Engineering in France and Computer Sciences in the USA. First job in the Aeronautics field (in the Avionics European leader company): 10 years as system engineer, then as program manager. He joins Renault in 2000, in the Research Division, to manage a new project focused on Human Machine Interface (HMI). He then goes to Engineering to manage innovations studies and development of new products in the display and cluster field. Lastly, he goes to Advanced Engineering in order to manage the Renault innovation projects in the HMI field.
Hervé Szychter
Innovation Project Manager

Hervé Szychter is an Physics-Chemistry Engineer, major in Electronics (ESPCI- Paris Tech) – Master  Electronics Paris 6, with an executive MBA (Paris –Dauphine+ ESG UQAM). He started in CILAS, where he led the Particle Size Analysis by laser diffraction developments, then he managed the Business Unit “ Particle Size Analysis”. He joined Renault in 1999 in the Electric/Electronics (EE) department (Cost Analysis Direction). He managed the « Instrument Panel » group for the Espace and Vel Satis, before managing the EE Quality/Validation/Diagnostic group for the Light Commercial Division Engineering. In 2009, he became System architect for the Renault Electric vehicles, responsible for the charging system and the link vehicle/infrastructure. After few months in the BU Zero emission and Battery in RNBV, he joined the Research Team, as Innovation Project Manager for 2020 Battery.






Pauline Dalicier               Fabien Reppel

Advancity, the Smart Metropolis Hub, offers firms, teaching and research centers and territories to cooperate and to set up sustainable urban innovations. The 240 members of its ecosystem (170 Small and Medium Enterprises, 13 world business leaders, 31 academic partners, 30 local governments) investigate the following innovative fields within Strategic Committees which are complete workshops of project’s emergence:

•             Urban planning, Driving Tools, Decision Support Systems (EcoCity)

•             Smart and Efficient Transportation Systems, Accessibility, Mobility (EcoMobility)

•             Sustainable Buildings & Infrastructures (EcoConstruction)

•             Urban Technologies (water, waste, atmosphere…) & renewable energies including photovoltaic (EcoTechnologies)

Smart and Efficient Transportation Systems, Accessibility, Mobility products and services are the main topics being discussed by the Strategic Committee EcoMobility : the aim is to seek the most effective integration of these solutions in urban areas. Advancity’s members are developing new mobility services by improving their interoperability with urban transportation systems, increasing the efficiency of traffic congestion control systems and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. On these matters, Advancity supports its members from the laboratories to the market including “ real conditions demonstrations” thanks to multiple partnerships with local authorities and urban planners.

Pauline Dalicier, Manager of the Ecomobility Strategic Committee and Manager Urban Laboratories of and Connection with Territories

Fabien Reppel, Manager of the International & Communication Department