Jean-Pierre Tual

Expert in Electronics Security & Biometry


Jean-Pierre Tual has more than 30 years of professional experience in the industry of trust and security (Biometry, Authentication & Identification), and has mainly held positions of management in strategy, research and innovation.

Jean-Pierre Tual brings his expertise in:

  • Digital identification & authentication;
  • Secure digital identity, secure mobile communications, secure IT and payments applications;
  • Biometrics;
  • Cybersecurity and emerging IT technologies (blockchain, neuromorphic chips, artificial intelligence, cryptography, etc.)

Jean-Pierre is the Scientific Director Emeritus of the SYSTEMATIC cluster, a position he held in an executive manner from 2017 to 2020. This competitiveness cluster brings together more than 800 software, digital and electronic industry companies in France around collaborative innovation themes, particularly in terms of safety.

From 2001 to 2017, Jean-Pierre has worked at Gemalto (previously Axalto) where he has occupied different functions: Industrial Relations Director (2003-2006), Vice-President, Industrial Relations (2006-2015) and then Vice-President Open Innovation (2015-2017).
As Vice-President Open Innovation at Gemalto, Jean-Pierre worked on the:

  • Elaboration of the Company’s corporate strategy for cooperative R&D;
  • Coordination of the preparation of Gemalto participation to national and international calls: Horizon 2020, EUREKA, National Calls in France and Western Europe.

From 1979 to 1996, Jean-Pierre managed research and development projects in electronic security within the company Bull. In 1996, Jean-Pierre became Director of the Smart Cards unit, in charge of the international development of this unit. In 1998, Jean-Pierre became Vice-President R&D and Technical Support of Bull. He has developed the 2G / 3G offer, the payment security offer, etc.

He has also been:

  • Company’s representative within the EUREKA PENTA (and previously MEDEA+), CELTIC clusters management boards;
  • Company’s representative at the SYSTEMATIC and TES Competitiveness Clusters management Boards;
  • President of the Systematic Digital Trust and Security Working Group (~240 Industrial and Academic members within the Paris area);
  • VP, Research and Innovation at the French CoFIS (National Council of the French Security Industries).

Jean-Pierre Tual holds an engineering Degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (Paris, 1976), and a PhD in Mathematics (Paris VI University, 1979) “Agrégé de Mathématiques” (Paris, 1980).