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Forum Teratec 2022
Plenary session
Tuesday 14 June 2022

Digital Simulation for High Performance, Big Data and Machine Learning (AI): Technology challenges and diversity of use

Thales as HPC key user and technology driver
Philippe Keryer
Executive Vice-President, Strategy, Research and Technologies, Thales

During the design, validation and operation phases of our systems, simulations are becoming increasingly important and demanding in terms of computing power in order to improve the accuracy of our equipment and ensure the complete simulation of our systems. Thales has been a partner of the CCRT (Centre de Calcul Recherche et Technologies) for several years to ensure the highest level of precision in the design of certain products. The development of digital twins and their deployment at the heart of Thales environments is accelerating this evolution.

In addition, Thales solutions and products, historically embedded, are increasingly connected to computing resources such as HPC/Private Cloud or even public for better performance and efficiency. Thales is therefore very concerned by the "continuum computing" issue at several levels: on the one hand, for the design of our products and the operation of our solutions, and on the other hand, to provide our technological solutions to ensure cyber-security throughout the entire computing chain, from the sensor to the HPC, including the various levels of the Edge. For example, Thales secures IT and Cloud applications with its CipherTRUST product, which ensures the protection of their sensitive data.

Finally, Thales is already contributing within French and national ecosystems to the evaluation of future quantum computing technologies with a view to further improving the accuracy of our products (e.g. antennas design) and considering new applications (e.g. dynamic mission planning in satellite constellations).

Biography: Philippe Keryer has joined Thales as Executive Vice-President, Strategy, Research and Technologies, and will be a member of the company’s Executive Committee. He succeeds Hervé Multon who has been appointed Executive Vice-President, Europe and International Operations.

A graduate of France’s Supélec engineering school and EDHEC business school, Philippe Keryer began his career in 1990 at Alcatel. After holding several strategic management positions, he was appointed President of the Mobile Radio Division in 2005, and President of Evolium™, a joint venture between Alcatel and Fujitsu.

In 2007, he joined the board of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell and became President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Mobile Access division, where he was in charge of the GSM and UMTS radio access businesses. In 2009, Philippe Keryer was promoted to President of the Networks & Platforms business group and became a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Executive Committee.

From 2013 to 2015, he was Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer where he played an important role in repositioning the Alcatel-Lucent group and in the merger of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia. He was also successfully involved in developing and growing innovation, notably through the company's research entity, Bell Labs.

In August 2015, Philippe Keryer became directly involved in sustainable development and social innovation when he was appointed as the Chairman of the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation.


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