Chairman and CEO
Bruno Sportisse is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and a general engineer of the Ponts et Chaussées. He also holds a doctorate in applied mathematics and a HDR (accreditation to direct research) in geophysics. After a PhD on large dynamic systems and a start in the space field, he created in 1999 a joint R&D laboratory between EDF and the Ecole des Ponts, on the simulation of the atmospheric environment. In 2003, he created the CLIME project-team at Inria dedicated to data assimilation. Director of transfer and innovation at the institute between 2008 and 2012, he was the first director of the Carnot Inria Institute. In 2012, he became digital and innovation advisor to the Minister of Higher Education and Research, Geneviève Fioraso, and in 2013, he became deputy chief of staff to the Minister Delegate for the Digital Economy, SMEs and Innovation, Fleur Pellerin, at the time of the launch of French Tech. In 2014, Bruno Sportisse became Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Thuasne, a medical device ETI, for which he has begun the digital transformation. In 2016, he took the next step in his entrepreneurial adventure by co-creating Skopai, a start-up combining artificial intelligence and automatic language processing. He became CEO of Inria in June 2018. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the European Innovation Council (EIC), for the scale-up of technology startups on a European scale.