Alain joined Veolia in 2015 to create and market digital offers dedicated to smart cities, coming from Transdev where he created, developed and led the digital project called Urban Pulse, “smart app for smart cities”. Alain has more than 25 years of experience in Urban Mobility, Media, Telecom and Internet sectors, where he served as Managing Director, Marketing VP, Business Development VP and R&D manager in large corporations as well as start-up companies. He launched several innovative businesses for large corporations including OpenTV (a venture between Thomson and Sun Microsystem), TPS Interactive (a subsidiary of TF1), and contributed to other technological ventures for companies like Thales, France Telecom, Sagem. He also created a start-up based on an innovative technology for real people to merge with virtual worlds. Alain is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, received an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Télécommunications, and holds a PhD in Signal Processing.