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Power transition: speakers

Nozha Boujemaa

Director of the Inria Saclay Île-de-France research center

Nozha Boujemaa, Inria research director holding an HDR (authorisation to supervise research) in computer science, was scientific director of the Inria IMEDIA project team between 2000 and 2010. A specialist in data mining and the indexing and search for information through visual content, she has contributed to the emergence of new-generation multimedia search engines. Her research findings have been applied in several fields, including security, earth observation, the audiovisual sector and biodiversity. She is a founding member of the ACM ICMR (International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval) and was General Chair of ACM Multimedia 2013, the sector's main conference. She has served as the scientific coordinator of several European projects and led mixed think-tanks of academics and industrialists on a European and international level in order to draw up recommendations for the European Commission's roadmap on information search engines. 
Nozha Boujemaa has been director of the Inria Saclay-Île-de-France research centre since 2010. She is the founding member and head of the Institute for Digital Society, which aims to carry out interdisciplinary ICST and SHES research within the framework of Idex Paris-Saclay. Nozha Boujemaa is a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (Knight of the National Order of Merit) and auditor at IHEST (French Institute of Advanced Studies in Science and Technology), class of Leonardo da Vinci.

Olivier Teytaud

Research fellow at Inria Saclay - Île-de-France, member of the Tao project-team

Olivier Teytaud is research fellow at Inria Saclay IDF. He works on machine learning, optimization, in the framework of power systems. In particular, he considers investments in large scale power grids and the management of electric production and transmission, taking into account the impact of stochastic power sources.

David Marchal

Deputy Head of Smart Grids and Renewable Energy Department (SRER), ADEME

David Marchal is an engineer from Ecole Polytechnique in 2002 and graduated from the body of telecommunications at ENST Paris in 2004. That same year he began his career at the Sub-Division of Computer and Telecommunication in the Ministry of Justice. Firstly as a project manager then as technical architect, and finally as head of the  Urbanization and Architecture Office where he managed a team of 8 persons.
In September 2009, he joined the Executive Programs Directorate of ADEME (French Environment and Energy Managment Agency) as manager of the SINOE-EnR project in Climate Department. Since 2011, he held the position of Deputy Head of Smart Grids and Renewable Energy Department (SRER).

Pascal Rioual

Deputy Head of EDF Group, Open Innovation Team

Pascal Rioual obtained his Phd in power electronics in 1994, after integrating the “Ecole Normale Supérieur de Cachan”. He joined EDF R&D In 1994 and worked in this division, on diverse functions, during 12 years.
He joined the Insular Power Systems Division in 2007, in order to manage the electricity purchase and the supply demand in the non interconnected systems.
He was responsible for the project of installing a NaS Battery storage system on the reunion island. This installation was connected the 1st December of 2009.
These last years the questions of insertion for the intermittent renewable was one of his activity in relation with the institutions, the regulator and with the investor in electricity generation to adapt the rules of contractual framework, in the non interconnected systems.
He joined the innovation cluster CAPENERGIES, as acting director, on the 1st of December 2010.
He came back in the EDF Group, at the Open Innovation Team, on the 1st of October 2013.

Éric Horlait

Deputy CEO for Transfer and Industrial Partnership at Inria

Having previously worked at the Tutor Group, a private commercial group specialising in the installation of optical fibre networks of which he was the general manager, Eric Horlait now becomes the Institute's new Deputy CEO for Transfer and Industrial Partnership.
The holder of a doctorate in Information Technology from the University of Paris XI and of a doctorate in Science from the University of Paris VI, Eric Horlait started his career as a Computer Engineer before turning to higher education in the early 1980s. From 1980 to 1982 he was initially a lecturer at ENST, Paris. He then joined the Pierre and Marie Curie University, where he was a lecturer until 1989, and then a senior lecturer until 2004.
During this time he was also the Director of the Pierre and Marie Curie University's Computer Science Research Unit from 1992 to 1994. From 1997 to 2000 he was a scientific advisor to Alcatel, while at the same time being the Assistant Director of the LIP6 (CNRS UMR 7606) research laboratory until 1999. He then became the Director of this laboratory until 2004, leaving to occupy the post of administrator of "Paris Développement", an agency for economic development in Paris.
In the year 2000 Eric Horlait tried his hand at entering the world of start-ups with the QosMos company, of which he became Technical Director in 2004. He left this company in late 2007 and sold all his shares in early 2008, when he joined Afone, of which he was Managing Director from 2008 to 2010. Returning to the Pierre and Marie Curie University, he directed technology transfer projects in SATT Lutech, a semi-public technology transfer accelerator company, until 2011, when he joined the Tutor Group.
During his career, Eric Horlait has published over 70 international scientific articles and 4 books. He has also registered 5 patents (in the fields of QoS technologies, electronic payment and alarm systems).
Eric Horlait, a lecturer at the Pierre and Marie Curie University on secondment at Inria, has been appointed Director of Technology Transfer and Innovation with effect from 1st December 2013 then Deputy CEO for Transfer and Industrial Partnership one year later.

Keywords: Futur en Seine 2015 Rencontre Inria - Industrie Transition énergétique Saclay - Île-de-France