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SIDO collaborates with the key players who are shaping IoT, AI and Robotics today and tomorrow in order to find the most beautiful innovation success stories: a big THANK YOU to them!


Rédacteur en Chef

L'Usine Digitale


Physicien, Professeur titulaire de la Chaire « La Physique Autrement », et chercheur au Laboratoire de Physique des Solides.

Julien Bobroff is a physicist, Professor at the University Paris-Saclay and holder of the Chair "Physics Reimagined". He is doing his research at the Laboratory of Solid State Physics (Orsay). As a specialist in quantum physics, he worked for twenty years on superconductivity and quantum materials. In 2013, he created a new research team, "Physics Reimagined", where he explores new forms of popularization of science. He develops collaborations with the world of design. In 2011, he received the Jean Perrin SFP prize for the popularization of science, then in 2015 the "Le Goût des Sciences" prize from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. In 2019, he published at Flammarion "Mon grand mecano quantique".


Senior Manager, Digital Emerging Tech



Chair, IEEE Standards Industry Connections group on Neurotechnologies for BMI

IEEE Standard association

Passionate of responsible development and social implications of technology, Ricardo Chavarriaga is highly interested on the translation of emerging technologies onto applications at service of society. With more than 12 years of experience in human-machine interaction, brain-machine interfaces, and artificial intelligence, his work is focused on the conception of technologies that allow symbiotic interaction between human and intelligent machines. This is based on better understanding of the brain and cognitive processes, humane development of artificial intelligent systems, and user-centred technology design.


Professeur des universités au Cnam et Directrice du Learning Lab Humain Change



Olivier HESS

Executive Technical Leader & IBM Ambassador



"Dr Rand Hindi (@randhindi) is an entrepreneur and data scientist. He is the founder and CEO of Snips, the first AI Voice platform for connected devices that offers Privacy by Design. Investor in Artificial Intelligence and Privacy, he is now the CEO at Zama, a ZeroTrust machine learning solution based on homomorphic encryption. Rand started coding at the age of 10, founded a Social Network at 14 and a web agency at 15 before getting into Machine Learning at 18 and starting a PhD at 21. He then created Snips, the first edge-based, private by design voice solution for OEMs, which was then acquired by Sonos. He has been elected as a TR35 by the MIT Technology Review, as a ""30 under 30"" by Forbes, is a lecturer at Sciences Po in Paris and an advisor to multiple companies. He was previously a member of the French Digital Council where he focused on AI and Privacy issues. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Bioinformatics from University College London (UCL), as well as two graduate degrees from Singularity University in Silicon Valley and THNK in Amsterdam."


Francis is the Global Managing Director of Accenture Research, a team of 300 researchers based in 20 countries around the world. A graduate from “Sciences Po”, Paris, he is currently based in New York City. Francis is responsible of shaping and delivering the Thought Leadership agenda of Accenture. He is also passionate about transforming research activities through the implementing at scale of research techniques powered by Artificial Intelligence and select partnerships with innovative research organizations.

Nicolas HUGUET

Vice President, Digital Services Growth

Andra KEAY

Managing Director

Silicon Valley Robotics

Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, non-profit industry group supporting innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies. Andra is an experienced futurist, and also founder of the Robot Launch global startup competition and a mentor, investor and advisor to startups, accelerators and think tanks, with a strong interest in commercializing socially positive robotics and AI, shared on “The Robot State” site. Andra cofounded Robohub, the global robotics research news site, building on her background in film, television and media production, internet and computing technologies, with degrees in Interaction, Communication and Human/Robot Cultural Studies. Andra also cofounded Robot Garden, a robotics makerspace and teaches Interaction Design and Theory. Andra has a particular interest in understanding diversity and representation in robotics and AI and started the Women in Robotics community. Andra speaks regularly to international audiences on robotics/AI ethics, innovation, commercialization and interaction. Fun fact: Andra used to play in early Australian punk rock bands.

Nataliya KOSMINA

"Nataliya is passionate about the idea of creating a partnership between AI and human intelligence, the fusion of a machine and the human brain. She obtained her Ph.D in Computer Science as a part of the EHCI team of Université Grenoble-Alpes, France in 2015. Most of her projects are focused around Brain-Computer Interfaces in the context of consumer grade applications. Nataliya was previously a post-doc at Hybrid team, Inria Rennes, France. She has given 2 TEDx talks. Nataliya is the author of such project as “piloting a drone with your brain” and several others. These projects were presented to the general public and were tested by more than 3000 people in 2015-2018. Nataliya won multiple awards for her work: a prize for best Ph.D dissertation from Université Grenoble Alpes community; a fellowship from L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women and Science in 2016; a fellowship from Dassault Systems US Foundation in 2018. She was also named as Top French Talent 2017 from MIT Innovators Under 35. In 2016 Nataliya created her first start-up called Braini, for consulting in the domains of Artificial Intelligence for Cognitive Enhancement as well as Neuroscience. Follow her @nataliyakosmyna"

Murielle LAFAY

Expert prospective et Impacts économiqes, animatrice Space’ibles



Directeur de l’innovation et des nouvelles écoutes au sein du pôle News


Maître de conférences (HDR), Equipe

Université de Rennes

Jean-Hubert LENOTTE

Directeur de la Stratégie et des Ressources

"Executive Committe member , in charge of Strategy, M&A, Investments, Fleet Deployment, Regulatory Affairs, Capacity Planning, Pricing and Strategic Marketing. Became a member of Eutelsat Executive Committee in 2016, as Chief Strategy and Strategic Marketing Officer, after first joining Eutelsat in 2013 as Director of Strategy. Since June 2019, is also in charge of the Deployment Department. As part of this newly created role, Jean-Hubert is responsible for Eutelsat’s satellite Fleet Deployment, Regulatory Affairs and Resources Planning. This revamped department continues to cover Strategy, M&A, Investments, as well as Pricing and Strategic Marketing, and is known as the Strategy and Resources Department. Jean-Hubert started his career with the Bouygues Group, taking part in the creation of its subsidiary Bouygues Telecom in 1994. In 1997, he joined McKinsey & Company in Paris, where he was appointed a Partner in 2004. Held several leadership positions in McKinsey’s global Telecommunications, Media and Technology Practice. Jean-Hubert holds a MS from Ecole Polytechnique (X87) and a MS in Economy and Finance from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris."


Researcher and developer vocal communication and cognition, audio signal processing

Nicolas NOVA

Associate Professor, Geneva School of Art and Design, Principal at the Near Future Laboratory


Michel PUECH

Philosophe, Professeur


CEO & co-founder



Expert auprès de l’Institut Montaigne et avocat chez Allen & Overy LLP

Jehanne SAVI

Senior VP Innovation for Future Connectivity Business & Beyond

Jehanne Savi is responsible to leverage technology services such as SDN, Cloud and 5G to drive the development of Orange’s advanced networking & cloud offers on new supercharged on-demand networks for the benefit of B2B and wholesale customers in 27 countries. More recently, she served as Executive Director, Online Channels of Orange France, where she transformed the customer relationship of mobile offers to focus on youth demographics through the introduction of consumer digital strategies, resulting in the successful launch of SOSH™ – a first for Orange to launch online only offers. Jehanne has held various executive positions in IT, automating VoIP & TV & Internet, over ADSL & fibre. She is a board member of the French research institute INRIA, and is a member of the European network for Women In Leadership. Jehanne has a bachelor’s degree in Telecom Management, and PhD in Theoretical Physics. She is the proud mother of three children, and she is actively involved and promotes Women-in-STEM.

Sébastien STORMACQ

Developer Advocate

Amazon Web Services


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