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Photo: Emmanuel Darmois, Alcatel-Lucent

Biography, Mr. Emmanuel Darmois

Vice President of Corporate Standards, Alcatel-Lucent


Emmanuel Darmois has been working with Alcatel-Lucent since 1989. In his current position as VP Standards in Bell Labs, he overlooks standardization in Alcatel-Lucent, coordinates the standardization strategy and makes sure that the contributions of the several hundreds of Alcatel-Lucent engineers working in standards are reflecting this strategy and bear the highest technical value to the standardization community.

Prior to that, he has been taking different senior positions in operational business or in the field of Research and of R&D. He first headed research in Artificial Intelligence, Open Distributed Platforms, Service Creation. He has worked two years in the USA as Technical Director for the TINA Consortium, a standards making organisation in the field of Service Creation. Back in Alcatel, he has been head of Corporate Research in Software, CTO of the Network Applications Division, VP R&D Effectiveness in charge of “overseeing the R&D Engine” of Alcatel and VP Unified Management Interaction in charge of the definition of a business strategy for Instant Real-Time Collaboration.

Before joining Alcatel-Lucent, he has been a Computer Science professor in “Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées”, a French School of Engineering, both as a teacher and a researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems. During that period, he also has created a start-up in the domain of network gaming.