For the last four years, Jean-François Lavignon has provided services to SMEs helping them to exploit technological innovation and has worked to develop the European High Performance Computing ecosystem.
From 1998 to 2016, he worked at Bull - which is now part of the Atos Group - where he was responsible for technological partnerships in the Big Data and Security Service Line. He has also been general manager of the HPC business unit, in charge of developing Bull’s business in the HPC market. Additionally, he has been the Chairman of the European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC).
As of 1 September 2020, Jean-François Lavignon is the new ITEA Vice-chairman. He will succeed Philippe Letellier, who was the ITEA Vice-chair since 2008.