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Future@SystemX 2016

On March 10, 2016, SystemX organized the third edition of its annual event, Future@SystemX. It was the opportunity to understand how digital technologies will impact and change our lives! Nearly 500 academic and industrial key stakeholders attended the event. 

Plenary session

Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, introduced the plenary session to a packed audience with a video message. He reiterated his deep commitment to the “Plateau de Saclay”. He also congratulated the work done by SystemX to create “a common house, where researchers and industries complement with each other


Pascal Cléré, SystemX President and Vice-President of Transport Information Solutions Division at Alstom, then took the floor. His leitmotiv: “SystemX, it is working!”. He illustrated his words by presenting technologies implemented at Alstom thanks to the work done within the institute.

Then some of our SME partners shared with the audience tangible results developed within SystemX.


Guillaume Poupard, CEO of ANSSI (French Network and Information Security Agency), talked in a keynote focused on “Trust, one pillar for digital innovation”. He underlined the corporate responsibility in order to offer products and services with a high level of security, adapted to the current uses in the digital era. Guillaume Poupard emphasizes the need for researchers and industrials to work quickly and together on cybersecurity. To do so, SystemX is the place to be.


Louis Schweitzer, General Commissioner for Investment in France, made a speech. He started by congratulating the success of Future@SystemX, “the event to see and understand what will change in our digital lives”. The General Commissioner for Investment also shared his vision of the digital, which is ubiquitous in our society, and underlined the importance of basic and applied research in this field. According to him, SystemX is a privileged place where academic and industrial meet each other. Finally, Louis Schweitzer highlighted three important values, "excellence, innovation and cooperation", that correspond to the SystemX DNA.


Éric Perrin-Pelletier, SystemX CEO, concluded the plenary session by offering the audience the opportunity to discover SystemX history in facts and figures.


A video clip of the event will be available shortly on our YouTube channel. Stay tuned!

Throughout the afternoon, there were numerous visitors walking in the demo-tour organized around four thematic ‘villages’: Systems Engineering, Autonomous Transport, Smart Territories and Internet of Trust.
More than 25 innovative demonstrations illustrated the work done within the 17 research projects and 7 technological platforms. For example, participants had the opportunity to secure an energy network, to plan the mobility in 2030 or to secure control of an autonomous vehicle!
Thematic workshops

Thematic workshops were organized in order to present the SystemX roadmap for the 2016-2020 period, structured around the four research programs:

  • Systems Engineering” or the digital transformation of engineering, with Étienne de Pommery.
  • Autonomous Transport” or the development of security solutions for the embedded intelligence of the autonomous vehicle, with Paul Labrogère.
  • Smart Territories” or the construction of tomorrow’s territories, with Charles Kremer.
  • Internet of Trust” or the deployment of an “Internet of Everything”, with François Stephan.
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