Jean-Jacques Thomas | Chief Innovation Officer
SNCF Réseau

Jean-Jacques Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, SNCF Réseau

PhD from Ecole Polytechnique, after 10 years in research and innovation at PSA Peugeot Citroen, mixing customer data and material modelling for better design, Jean-Jacques pursued his career in innovation for mobility at SNCF. Particularly, he has set up a wide program of workshops aiming at the rising of breakthrough innovations, leading for example to the use of UAV for track inspection.

After being scientific and innovation program director of SNCF, Jean-Jacques his now Chief Digital and Innovation Officer of SNCF Réseau, the French railway infrastructure manager.
Within this role Jean-Jacques is heading the digital transformation program of SNCF Réseau, including the data management, mobile deployment, IT and telecommunications, and, cultural transformation.

Jean-Jacques is also President of Futura Mobility, a think tank co founded by SNCF Reseau, Safran, Valeo, Colas, Airbus, and Air Liquide


Rail Live 2019 - 6th March @ 12:40

The Digital Transformation at the heart of SNCF Réseau

  • The importance of common technologies when constructing back office systems for digital transformation
  • The essential role of data governance,
  • The challenge of setting up an efficient mobile device policy,
  • Exploring and deploying new technologies such as IOT, Blockchain, AI, VR/AR…
  • From shadow IT to citizen IT

Rail Live 2019 - 7th March @ 09:20

Automation, IoT, AI, blockchain: the reality of innovation at the heart of global railway infrastructure companies

  • How can we use cutting edge technology such as blockchain, AI and chatbots to facilitate operations and maintenance in a traditional industry like rail?
  • How can we create infrastructure that is flexible enough to adapt to the capacity demands of tomorrow?
  • What areas of innovation should we explore in order to develop the major projects of the future?
last published: 05/Mar/19 10:15 GMT

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