Thierry Collette is director of the Information Sciences and Techniques research group at Thales Research and Technology. The group focuses on disruptive technologies such as embedded and trusted AI, open hardware, continuum computing, quantum computing, etc, in order to facilitate their adoption and integration into future Thales products. Before, Thierry Collette led the technology development division for embedded computing and components at CEA Leti & List for eight years. He contributed to set up the European Processor Initiative (EPI) in cooperation with industrial and academic partners. Previously, he was deputy director in charge of programs and strategy at CEA List. He holds several patents on multi-core architectures and has contributed to the creation of more than 10 startups, including Kalray and SiPearl. He holds an engineering degree in computer science and electrical engineering and a PhD in microelectronics.