FLORENCE GHIRON / Director
Florence Ghiron, graduated from the Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in Toulouse, has more than 25 years of experience in space sector. Working for the three years as a General Manager of Wallonia Space Logistics, later in 2003 she created Capital High Tech. Before, for 10 years she was responsible for the Innovation Management Consultancy Unit of Bertin Technologies, the company which is one of the French leaders in engineering and technology transfer projects. She has key competences in the field of space strategy and business models in the services and info-mobility areas. For 5 years she was a memeber of the European Comission Space Advisory Group. Currently she is the President of the TOPOS, a French cluster dedicated to satellite applications, operating in the area of Aquitaine (the cluster chaired the World ITS Congress in 2015).
PHILIPPE LATTES / Co-founder
Philippe Lattes spent 20 years in Airbus DS company (ex Astrium). He worked there on the position of AIT Programs Manager and took part in all the major Earth observation programs such as SPOT 4-7, METOP, Pleaides, etc. Currently, for 6 years he is working in the Aerospace Valley, the biggest French cluster in space and aeronautics sector. He is responsible for the development of new projects related to the use of space sector potential in various fields. In addition, he closely cooperates with ESA BIC Sud France, the incubator creating new companies devoted to data and new technologies. Philippe has an extensive network of professional connections and direct access to European entities and clusters in the space sector.
YANNICK GHIRON / Aeronautics Expert
Yannick Ghiron has more than 20 years of experience in consulting and in the aeronautical sector. He started his career in consulting prior to joining the Safran group where he held several positions: Engineering Director for Hispano Suiza (aircraft equipment manufacturer), Industrial Director for Techspace Aero in Belgium (modules and equipment for aerospace engines) and Sales Director for France at Turbomeca (gas turbines for helicopters). He then took the direction of Creuzet Aéronautique, a tier 1 supplier for Airbus specialized in the manufacturing of airframe structures and engine components for the aerospace sector. He has a deep knowledge of the industry, particularly of the relationships between prime contractors and their sub-contractors as well as of French and European collaborative projects. In 2010, he joined Capital High Tech where he is in charge of several missions for local and regional authorities as well as for SMEs.
PAWEŁ KWIATKOWSKI / Business Manager
Paweł Kwiatkowski, MSc. Eng. Graduated from the Military Technical Academy in Warsaw, Department of Geodesy and Cartography, Geoinformatics specialization in 2006. He is a GIS Specialists. He has over 11 years of professional experience in geoinformation and remote sensing. For the past few years he worked in the Research Institute as a Senior Specialist where he was responsible for coordination and implementation of the European R&D projects in the field of sustainable transport, satellite technologies, spatial information and navigation systems. Earlier he worked in GIS company, where he oversaw the implementation and maintenance of a spatial data. He managed projects for the navigation systems, maps for the websites, tourist sightseeing systems and other projects where used the digital maps and geodatabases. Also for the short time he worked in the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Science in the Department of Seismology. Currently he is an employee of the Kapitech Sp. z o. o. He is actively participated in the PolAir project as well as he is responsible for the coordination and implementation of European projects (H2020, ESA) in the fields of satellite technologies and spatial information.