Yves Caseau


1. Bio     

Yves Caseau is the head of the Digital Agency of the AXA Group. The Digital Agency, in line with AXA's digital strategy, develops digital products and services for the Group entities, with a focus on mobile applications and connected objects, and fosters customer-centric innovation following the Lean Startup principles.

Yves has been Bouygues Telecom's EVP in charge of Technologies, Services and Innovation, from January 1st, 2007 until February 13th, 2014.  His main job for the past few years was to develop Bouygues Telecom's boxes (set-top boxes and Internet gateways). He was responsible for the "BBox Sensation" program that lauched on June 2012.  His assignment included the development of new telecommunication services, research & development and total quality management, sustainable development, security and business process management from 2007 until 2010. Before this, he was Bouygues Telecom's CIO from 2001 until 2006. As the Chief Information Officer, Yves Caseau was in charge of the overall strategy and development of the IT divisions of Bouygues Telecom.

His main scientific interests are open system architecture, complex systems and business activity models (from cost forecast to market simulation), including stochastic and game-theoretical models. From a more general perspective, his themes of interest include organization theory, social networks, CMC (computer-mediated communication) and information flows.

Until November 1st, 2001, Yves Caseau was the corporate Director of New Technologies at Bouygues (Corporate Headquarters) and Director of the Bouygues "e-Lab", providing key technologies and vision to Broadcast and Telecom subsidiaries of the Bouygues Group. Dr. Caseau has been a major contributor to strategic tasks such as the re-engineering of the IT systems architecture of Bouygues Telecom or the on-line optimization of advertising revenue.

Prior to joining Bouygues in 1994, Dr. Caseau was a Research Director at Telcordia (formerly Bellcore). He is a worldwide reputation expert on hybrid algorithms for combinatorial optimization. His work has led to two patents and many world-class optimization software, such as workforce and routing optimization. He has taught several courses about optimization and constraint programming.

Yves Caseau lead several research programs at Bellcore and Alcatel Telecom R&D center where he started his career. He published more than 40 papers on various scientific innovations, covering a large field from combinatorial optimization to compiler design. He is also the designer of the CLAIRE programming language, a language for solving optimization problems which was used in different research laboratories as well as software companies.
A former student of the "Ecole Normale Supérieure" (82), he holds a PhD in Computer Science from Paris XI University (87) and an "habilitation" from Paris VII University (95), as well as a MBA from the "College des Ingénieurs".

Yves Caseau is a member of the National Academy of Technologies and the "Académie Catholique de France".

A more detailed bio may be found here.

2. Perso

An almost complete bibliography is compiled on the DBPL site. From it, you may derive my historical list of topics of interest. For instance, I have a strong interest on topics such as rule-based languages and object-oriented programming. More recent papers deals with enterprise architecture, application integration and "autonomic middleware".

I wrote a first book on "Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management" in 2005 (Dunod), which has turned to be an exciting adventure and a best-seller in its own field (4th edition).

I wrote a second book "Information System Performance" (Dunod) that came out in February 2007. Part of this book deals about enterprise organization and information flows, a topic for which I have opened a blog (a summary in French may be found here). This second book is available in English under the title "Information Technology for the chief executive". It also led to my lecture about information systems at Ecole Polytechnique.

My third book was published in 2011, about "Business processes and Enterprise 2.0", and was awarded the "best quality and performance book" prize.

I maintain a research agenda. Since I have much less free time than in the past, I have restricted myself to a few "active" subjects. 

bulletOrganizational Architecture (Organization Theory from the information flow angle)
bulletEnterprise Architecture, Middleware and Optimization of Quality of Service (OAI), which I have recently embedded into the larger topic called "Biology of Distributed Information Systems".
bulletGame Theoretical Evolutionary Simulation (GTES)

I am becoming more and more interested about autonomic computing and intelligent autonomous distributed systems. Hence, I have opened a second blog on this topic (the "biology of distributed systems"). Contrary to my first blog, this one is written in English. 

hobby: the CLAIRE language.  My main job, at this stage of the CLAIRE project, is fixing bugs ... fortunately, there are few. I am more into finite-event simulations and various kinds of weird models these days (see my research agenda).