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Chief of Staff of the ministry for higher education, research and innovation

Philippe Baptiste began his career at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in 1999 as a computer scientist. He then joined IBM's research team in New York, where he stayed from 2000 to 2001, and lectured at Ecole Polytechnique in France, from 2002 until 2011. Mr. Baptiste became director of the computer science laboratory of Ecole Polytechnique in 2008, he was then appointed director of the CNRS Institute for Information Sciences and Technology in 2010 and became the Chief Research Officer at the CNRS in 2014. In 2016 he became Senior Vice President, Scientific Development at Total and was the first CTO of the Group.

Mr. Baptiste has published a number of books and several hundred papers and articles, of which 40 have appeared in international journals. His research interest range from theoretical computer science to operations research, business analytics and AI. He has led many R&D projects with software developers and industry-leading manufacturers.


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