Pierre is Chief Digital Officer of the Radio-Communication Products Business Line at Thales. He leads the large scale digital transformation of Thales’ #1 Business Line across 15 industrial countries, a wide partners’ ecosystem and a worldwide customer base, through three key pillars: Innovation & Growth, Competitiveness and People. Structuring and empowering teams, he leverages strategically and operationally digital technologies fueled by data: AI, Big Data Analytics, Smart Connectivity & IoT, Cybersecurity, and Digital Twins.
Pierre is an expert in the Information & Communication Technologies industry, with 13 years in Thales, amongst which 10 years so far in the Radio-Communication Products BL, after 3 years spent in the Ground Radars Business Line.
With 30+ years overall in the Aerospace & Defense industry (Airbus, Safran, Thales), Pierre has a strong experience in Artificial Intelligence, Operation Research, Data Science, Mathematical Modelling & Simulations, and Complex Systems Engineering. Pierre has lead for 12 years the Systems Design & Engineering of fully autonomous intelligent systems: multinational cruise missiles family (MBDA) and smart air-launched armament (Safran).
Pierre is Thales’ representative for the EU’s Digital Strategy through the CCE, delivers keynotes in various organizations, and is member of several CDO professional groups.
Pierre holds a MSc in Aerospace from Isae-SUPAERO (Fr), a MSc in Astrophysics from Paris7 University, a global EMBA (HEC Paris, London School of Economics & NYU Stern), and certifications in Artificial Intelligence & Data Science from Ecole Polytechnique & Stanford University.