Jean-Luc Beylat is the current Vice President Global Innovation Ecosystem Partnership at Nokia Bell Labs, President of Nokia Bell Labs France, and is also Chairman of the Business Cluster “Systematic Paris–Region” which boasts 800 members and more than €3.2 billion invested in research and development. Jean-Luc Beylat was also elected as president of the French Association for Competitiveness Clusters (AFPC) on the 16th December 2013.
Jean-Luc first joined Alcatel in 1984, working on semiconductor lasers for seven years at Alcatel’s research centre in Marcoussis (France). In 1992 he launched various projects concerning WDM transmission which led to an increase in Internet speed, and in 1996 he was appointed Director of the Department of Systems and Optical Networking Research Center, responsible globally for research in terrestrial and submarine transmission. In 2000, he rejoined Alcatel Optic as Programme Director then as Vice President for Network Solutions, before finally in 2003 being named as VP in Charge of Partnership Programs at Alcatel CTO office.
Jean-Luc holds a doctorate in physics on semi-conductor lasers and their applications, awarded by the University of Pierre Marie Curie (UPMC, France). He is a member of the Board of IRT SystemX, the Board of Administrators of the Paris-Region Company, the board of the PPP Photonic 21 and the Executive Committee of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Digital. Since February 2015, he is an expert for the European Commission within the Connect Advisory Forum (CAF). Finally, he co-founded and chairs the organizing committee of Prix Jerphagnon Jean. He co-chaired, with Pierre Tambourin, the report “Innovation is a major issue for France” delivered to the government in April 2013 and 2 other reports for the French government delivered in 2017, one about IP done by public research and the other one about proposals for the Revision of the Allègre law.