After a career working as a computer engineer in the aerospace industry, Jean-Philippe Blanchard joined the French bank Crédit Agricole. In the early 2000s, he led the bank’s technology unit to serve clients with a “design thinking” approach to digital and multi-channel projects, through open, responsible and frugal innovation. He was a member of the management, start-up selection and science committees of Technolab and Village by CA, as well as the “e-Health” think tank, and has played a mentorship role during hackathons for the CA Group. Through 15 years of partnerships with small businesses and universities, he has:
– hosted a number of Master 2 interns in cognitive sciences, design, applied mathematics and computing;
– funded and served on the jury for 6 theses (AI applied to financial marketing, automated control, telecommunications…);
– participated in the ANR VERSO 2008 project (directed by Telecom Paris) to distribute AI services within a telecommunications network;
– led the Living Assistant Robot consortium (DGCIS e-Sante 2012) in developing a prototype ecosystem for electronic, robotic and medical services, as well as healthcare house calls for seniors, which ended in 2016.
Retired since 2017, Jean-Philippe Blanchard is actively involved in activities of the M3 research laboratory of the Biological Station in Roscoff.