We’re on the verge of a third industrial revolution through the creation of a new general-purpose technology platform. Embedded and cyber-physical systems will be pivotal in achieving this revolution as they act as a bridge between the physical and cyber worlds. So, embedded intelligence is driving the ‘new industrial revolution’, while the value is shifting from hardware to solutions and applications. Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni will provide an economic and technical outlook on software development in Europe. Value is shifting across the value chain to downstream, application specific and mostly on software and solutions. This growth is expected to be very strong and could become a significant driver for the EU in all applications.
Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni became group corporate VP in charge of sustainable development and external affairs at Valeo in 2010. He was previously advisor to the CEO of Gaz de France and has research experience in the field of defense, international relations and strategic affairs since he has been a scholar of Harvard University, École Normale Supérieure and Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale. In 2018, he was elected president of Artemis-IA, the European association representing the embedded systems industry and research actors in the Ecsel Joint Undertaking.
Jean Luc’s commitment to establish fair relationships between the automotive industry and international bodies, with a multi-stakeholder approach, is also reflected by his engagement as a member of the Corporate Partnership Board (CPB) of the International Transport Forum (ITF), the formal mechanism of the OECD and associated countries’ transport ministers to engage with the private sector.