Bernard Despres

Vice-President Core network, Automation, Security, Orange

Bernard Despres

Speaker Bio


Bernard graduated from ISEP, a digital engineering school, and began his career at the Orange Group's R&D center, progressively becoming team manager, chairman of standardization committees and then head of an R&D laboratory.



For 4 years, he held the position of Strategy and Planning Director of the "R&D, Network and Service Platforms" department within our subsidiary Orange Poland in Warsaw.



In 2012, he joined Orange Europe (Spain, Poland, Belgium-Luxemburg, Romania, Slovakia, Moldova) as Country ITN Director in charge of Poland, then as Vice President "Europe Country Support" where he supervised the ITN activities of Orange subsidiaries in Europe.



Since January 2022, he leads the Orange Innovation Networks unit in charge of core network, automation, cybersecurity and E2E services integration where one of the key project is to deploy in Orange Countries a brand new 5G stand-alone core network.