Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

12-13 June 2018

Dr Alain Staron

Position: Senior VP Digital Strategy, Offers & Partnerships, Veolia

Alain joined Veolia in 2015 to manage the digital transformation of the company. He has more than 30 years of experience in Smart Things, Urban Mobility, Artificial Intelligence, Media, Telecom and Internet sectors, where he served as Managing Director, Marketing VP, Business Development VP and R&D manager in large corporations as well as start-up companies. Alain launched several innovative businesses for large corporations including OpenTV (a venture between Thomson and Sun Microsystem), TPS Interactive (a subsidiary of TF1 dedicated to new media), Urban Pulse (the most comprehensive real-time city guide on mobile for Transdev) and contributed to other technological ventures for companies like Thales, France Telecom, Sagem. He created, developed and marketed a number of innovative products and services, including, with his own start-up, an innovative technology allowing for real people to merge with virtual worlds. He received two prizes for innovative products and wrote over 15 patents. Alain is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, received an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale des Télécommunications, and holds a PhD in Signal Processing.