Biography: Alain Dupas

Alain Dupas

Alain Dupas is an international expert in space technologies, industries and policies as well as in defense and information technology strategies.

Mr. Dupas trained as a physicist and in 1977 he was awarded a Doctorat d’Etat from Université Paris-XI/Orsay. He is one of the founders of post-graduate multidisciplinary teaching at Université de Versailles-St Quentin en Yvelines (“Diplôme d’études supérieures approfondies” – DESS – on Strategic System Analysis) where he is currently researching and teaching courses on “Relationships between Strategies and Technologies” and on “Methodologies for System Analysis”. He is still a Fellow of the Space Policy Institute at the George Washington University (Washington D.C.) and since May 2000 he has been Senior Advisor for Aerospace to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

In 1987 Mr. Dupas was one of the founders of a new “think tank” called CREST-Ecole Polytechnique (Center for Research on Relationships between Strategies and Technologies of Ecole Polytechnique) and as part of his work he created a center of excellence in aerospace strategies and the impact of new technologies on security. He was Scientific and Technical Director of CREST between 1987 and 1993. Since then he has worked as an expert for many organizations and companies (Aerospatiale and later EADS, SEP, EC, ESA, etc). He is now pursuing his activities as Director of Strategic Studies at the College de Polytechnique in Paris.

"If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking."

—General George Patton Jr.

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