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Dr. Thierry Lestable

Chief Researcher

Digital Science Research Center (DSRC)

Dr. Thierry Lestable is the Chief Researcher of the Digital Science Research Center (DSRC), covering Telecom (B5G/6G) and (Cyber)Security, within the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Dr. Lestable has +25 years’ experience in the Telecom, Mobility and Energy industry, steering industrial innovation, from spark of ideas to prototypes, products, standards, and systems, rolling-out networks, whilst leading new businesses, within organizations such as Alcatel, Samsung, and Sagemcom.

His main topics of interest are NextGen Mobility systems, Smart Infrastructures, Sustainable & Cognitive Cities, Generative AI/LLM (Large Language Models) for Telecom & Cybersecurity, Large & Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (LIS/RIS), positioning signal processing, massive MIMO, Adversarial Attacks.

Before TII, Dr. Lestable was Director, heading the e-Mobility & Automotive Business Department from Sagemcom (France), addressing Market and Products challenges raising from Intelligent & Connected Vehicles (Telematics, DMS, ADAS), to micro-mobility (e-Bikes). Dr. Lestable was member of the Steering Committee from FIEV Federation, which represents major Automotive Equipment Suppliers, where he promoted the benefits of A.I for road safety.

Prior to Automotive, as Business Director, he was heading the Industrial IoT Business Department, designing and manufacturing connected devices, and platforms for the industry (Smart City, Asset Management, Smart Grid, …), rolling out LPWAN Networks worldwide. He was a founding member of IoT LoRa™ Alliance, and used to be Vice-Chairman of the Alliance. He received both Engg. Degree from Supélec (France) in 1997, and Ph.D., in 2003 from Supélec/Paris Sud-Orsay.

Dr. Lestable is author of 40+ international publications, 20+ patents, editor of 1 Wiley Book on Advanced Channel Coding, co-author in 2 Wiley Books on B3G/4G systems, was Telecom Expert for the European Commission, CELTIC, and the French National Research Agency (ANR). He was Chair of the M2M Expert Group in eMobility European Technology Platform, member of the Telecom Steering committee of Systematic, a French competitiveness pole, and created the IoT/M2M course in Supélec, where he was visiting lecturer for 7 years.”


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