Head of Digital Design Manufacturing & Services, Airbus
Alain Tropis is the Head of Digital Design Manufacturing & Services. Alain began his career in...
Alain Tropis is the Head of Digital Design Manufacturing & Services. Alain began his career in 1983 at Aerospatiale working on the development of the composite outer wing of the ATR72 as a Structural Analysis specialist.
He then worked as a Stress Analysis Manager before being nominated as the Head of Composite Department (Design & Stress) and in 2001 became the VP Head of Nose and center Fuselage for all Airbus Programs.
In 2007, he took the program role of A350 XWB Head of Airframe, Cabin & System integration for 2 years.
He was then nominated SVP Head of Airframe Engineering and held the role from 2009 to 2012 following which he moved to Stelia Aerospace as Chief Operating Officer. At Stelia, he went on to be the Head of Business Line Development and following a reorganization, was nominated as the Head of Programmes and Engineering at Stelia. He is now back in Airbus since the mid of 2018 to drive DDMS (Digital Design Manufacturing & Services), a key transformation programme that will shape the way we design, build and operate our future products.
Alain received the Award Title Charles Sharpe Beecher Prize in 1993 by publishing the paper entitled “Certification of the Composite Outer Wing of the ATR72” which was presented at the Seminar Airworthiness Requirements – Developments in the Recent Years, he received the “Medaille de l’Aeronautique” in 2014.
Dr. Yves Lostanlen
Head of Europe, Element AI
Dr. Yves Lostanlen leads the European expansion of Element AI, a Canadian company that delivers AI...
Dr. Yves Lostanlen leads the European expansion of Element AI, a Canadian company that delivers AI software products designed to make businesses stronger, safer and more agile in fintech, insurtech and supply chain. During his career as an expert in leading innovation transfer and as a senior executive, Yves was the CEO of the North American subsidiary of a Global Fortune 100 company, advised Facebook, Google, Bell Labs, Orange and AT&T, mentored and founded several startups and worked with more than 100+ scientific research labs. He holds an Habilitation, a PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from MIT and is an Adjunct Full Professor at the University of Toronto and Senior Executive Fellow at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Yves is an active contributor to the creation of business and innovation ecosystems in Europe and North America.
Dr. Markus Thomas Münter
Professor of Economics, HTW SAAR
Markus is a Professor of Economics at htw saar in Saarbrücken/Germany with 15+ years background in...
Markus is a Professor of Economics at htw saar in Saarbrücken/Germany with 15+ years background in management consulting, banking and M&A. His focus is on dynamics of strategy, entrepreneurship, corporate development and innovation. Being a frequent speaker on international conferences and workshops, Markus helps decision-makers, from C-levels with large corporates to managers and owners of SMEs, to capture the opportunities of digitalization and disruptive innovation from an economics and strategy perspective. He is also a Co-Founder of innovationhub@saarland – a consultancy supporting SMEs to develop sustainable innovation strategies, leverage digitalization and re-position in a disruptive environment with blurring market and industry boundaries.
Markus received his PhD from Erlangen-Nürnberg University, worked at London Business School and LaTrobe University in Melbourne, and is Germanys Professor of the Year 2016.
Dr. Jacques van Dinteren
Managing Director, IADP
For more than 40 years, Jacques van Dinteren has worked on various topics in the area of spatial...
For more than 40 years, Jacques van Dinteren has worked on various topics in the area of spatial economic development and planning in different countries around the world. Today he is an independent consultant and Founding Partner / managing director of IADP: the Innovation Area Development Partnership. In this partnership consultancy firms, science parks and innovation districts are working together. They undertake research and exchange information. IADP is a member of IASP.
Jacques was consultant for, among others, Utrecht Science Park (The Netherlands), Zernike Science Park (The Netherlands), Vnukovo business and science park (Russia), Ghent Science Park (Belgium), Delft White Biotechnology Campus (The Netherlands), Campus Bochum (Germany), High Tech Automotive Campus (The Netherlands) and Novio Tech Campus (The Netherlands).
Dr. Paul Jansen
Paul is founding partner of IADP (Innovation Area Development Partnership) and he currently leads...
Paul is founding partner of IADP (Innovation Area Development Partnership) and he currently leads the European Planning Business & Property Business in the Netherlands at Arup. With a background in Urban Economics, for the last 18 years, Paul has worked on urban challenges and city developments in various countries around the world, commissioned by public as well as private clients, working within multi-disciplinary teams. He believes that a modern and innovative work environment and more specific, a vital economy, is crucial to resilient cities and regions. Paul has a deep understanding of the economy and market dynamics, as well as the role these trends will play in existing regional and global ecosystems. Business development not only applies to companies but also to cities, regions, ecosystems and sites; understanding the client’s business case is key to deliver the best possible added value whether it is about developing modern work environments, real estate or general master planning. He has worked on developments of various types of real estate, business locations (business parks, science parks and industrial estates), new (airport) city developments, innovation districts and areas, port & waterfront developments and sustainable area developments in general.
Sonia Verde Martínez
Enrique Espino Barros
Jaime Parada Ávila
Gerard Le Bihan