CTO @ Thales Group
A strong supporter of open innovation, managing an annual budget of over 700 million Euro, Marko Erman, 63 years old, has already filed 17 patents and has over 150 publications to his name in scientific journals or congresses. A graduate of École Polytechnique and Télécom ParisTech (ENST), he held different posts in the Philips electronics labs (LEP) from 1982 to 1991, before moving to Alcatel.
He first joined the Thales group in 2003, as Director of Research and Technology in the land and inter-army division. In 2009, Marko Erman took on the role of R&T Director for the whole group. One of his principles: to push the boundaries and break down barriers.