Faculty Profile 2

Dr. Philippe Bouvier

Designation:Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department:Graduate Programs and Research
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Dr. Philippe Bouvier is the President of INREGU, a French institute of research and executive education in urban digital transformation. In collaboration with universities, he delivers educational programs to graduates and professionals as adjunct professor of practice related to strategy, digital transformation, and innovation.

Dr. Bouvier has 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experiences in consulting, engineering, audit, research, business development, entrepreneurship, innovation, and education. In parallel to his professional experience, he devotes time to publish his thoughts in articles, and present them at conferences.

He holds a PhD in urban studies from Paris University and an executive MBA from INSEAD.
French, native (French nationality)
English, fluent
Spanish and Japanese, limited working proficiency (used to be fluent)
Arabic, elementary proficiency (still studying)

  • Ph.D. with Honors, University Paris 7, Urban Studies
  • Executive MBA, INSEAD, Graduate School of Business (Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Fontainebleau, San Francisco)
  • M.Sc., University Lyon 1, Signal processing and acoustics
  • M.Eng., CPE ICPI Lyon, Electronics, Signal processing and computer science
  • B.Eng. with Honors, Coventry University UK, Combined engineering studies
  • Urban digital transformation
  • City foresight planning
  • Virtual cities

Referred Publications

  • “Disrupting The Real Estate Value Chain”, DREI - DUBAI REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE, Article, Jun 2020
  • “How to Model our Future Cities?”, INSEAD Knowledge, Article, December 2016
  • “Commercial Real Estate Needs a Digital Transformation”, INSEAD Knowledge, Article, July 2016
  • “The Innovation Potential of Human-Centred Cities”, INSEAD Knowledge, Article, April 2016
  • “Cities Can Capture More Value”, INSEAD Knowledge, Article, March 2016
  • “Can Cities Innovate?”, INSEAD Knowledge, Article, March 2016
  • “Smart cities boost innovation and help start-ups thrive”, VISION Magazine, Article, November 2015
  • “Mega Smart Move”, Construction World Magazine India, Article, September 2015
  • “Pioneering Spirit Innovation”, VISION Magazine, Article, July 2015
  • “Smart Move”, Construction World Magazine India, Article, January 2015
  • “Port Infrastructure Security”, Thales, White paper, January 2009
  • “Critical Infrastructure Security”, Thales, White paper, January 2008
  • “Airport Infrastructure Security Towards Global Security”, Thales, White paper, January 2008
  • “Oil & Gas Industry Towards Global Security”, Thales, White paper, December 2007
  • “Air Base Security A Holistic Defense-In-Depth”, Thales, White paper, November 2007
  • “Information Security Awareness: Local government and Internet service providers”, European Network and Information Security Agency ENISA, Contribution to the white paper, August 2007
  • “Raising Awareness in Information Security”, ENISA, Contribution to the white paper, December 2005
  • “Risk Assessment and Risk Management”, ENISA, White paper, Co-author, May 2005
  • “Intrusion testing”, Clusif, White paper, Co-author, March 2004
  • “The Management of Security Risks in Information Systems”, Thales, White paper, 2004
  • “Le tableau de bord de la sécurité du système d’information”, CNRS, Article, June 2003
  • “Information System Security”, MISC, Article, 2002
  • “Lessons learnt from the impacts of pandemics on cities”, Webinar organized by Rochester Institute of Technology University, March 2021
  • “Covid-19 & Cities: Not Just A Temporary Crisis, A Permanent Disruptor”, Webinar organized by The William J Clinton Leadership Institute, Queen’s University Belfast, November 2020
  • “Smart Cities, Urban Tech solutions to shorten the road to recovery”, Webinar organized by  UrbanTech, July 2020
  • “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Smart Cities in India”, I&ESC 2018 Co-organizer of 3 international seminars in 3 cities in India, during November and December 2018, in collaboration with ISB Hyderabad, IIT Delhi and NMIMS in Mumbai. Dr. Bouvier delivered 9 keynotes and moderated 6 panels.
  • “IoT and Value Creation in Future Cities”, IoT Forum, Speaker, February 2018
  • “Urban Digital Transformation”, TEDx RIT Dubai, UAE, Speaker, February 2018
  • “Blue Ocean Strategy”, Middlesex University, UAE, Guest speaker, December 2017
  • “Are you Ready to Innovate?”, UAE Innovation Week, HBMSU, Moderator, November 2016
  • “Value Creation in a Smart and Sustainable City”, UN-Habitat conference, Saudi Urban Forum, Riyadh KSA, Guest speaker and panelist, March 2016
  • “Accelerating Innovation towards Sustainable Economy”, Innovation Arabia 9 conference, Dubai, Moderator, March 2016
  • “Threat to Opportunity: Advice for Established Players facing Digital Disruption”, INSEAD, Panelist, February 2016
  • “How to Create Value Innovation and Entrepreneurship in a Smart and Sustainable City”, Smart Mauritius Innovation Summit 2016, Mauritius Island, Guest speaker and panelist, February 2016
  • “Entrepreneurship in the UAE”, INSEAD conference, Speaker and panelist, January 2016
  • “Governing the Large Metropolis: Smart Dubai”, Science Po Paris, Speaker, January 2016
  • “The City We Need is Smart and Sustainable”, UN-Habitat, Moderator and speaker, January 2016
  • “Innovative Product and Service Development”, UAE Innovation Week, Guest speaker, November 2015
  • “Project, Problem and Product Based-Learning”, UAE Innovation Week, Guest speaker, November 2015
  • “How to Innovate in a Smart City and Become an Entrepreneur?”, American University of Ras Al Khaimah UAE, Guest speaker, November 2015
  • “How to Create Value in a Smart City?”, TechForum Conference, Dubai, Guest speaker, Novmber 2014
  • “Creating Value In Smart Cities Through The Integration of Urban Systems”, MEED’s Smart Cities conference, Dubai, Guest speaker, September 2014
  • “Holistic Security Risk Management in Port Infrastructures”, MAST, Cadix Portugal, Guest speaker, November 2008
  • “Managing Security Risks Implies Understanding What a Risk Is!”, European Commission, Joint Research Center, Guest speaker and panelist, Italy, October 2005
  • “Values in Smart Sustainable City”, MBC Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation, TV interview, Feb 2016
  • “Smart Cities”, Business Mag, Press interview, February 2016
  • “Value Creation in Mauritius Island”, Indian Ocean Network TV News, TV interview, December 2015
  • “Smart City Professional Diploma”, City7 TV National News, TV interview, May 2015
  • “Entrepreneurship in a Smart City”, Sama TV National News, TV interview, May 2015
  • “The Hackers”, Europe 1 radio, Radio interview, 2001
  • “Wifi Security” Radio France International, Radio interview, 2001
  • “Intrusion Detection”, 01 Net, Press interview, October 2002
  • “The Honeypots and the Hackers” 01 Net, Press interview, June 2002
  • “Information System Security”, Le Monde Informatique, Press interview, 2002
  • “Information System Security”, 01 Reseaux, Press interview, 2002
  • “Information System Security”, Le journal des telecoms, Press interview, 2002
  • “Information System Security”, La Tribune, Press interview, 2002
  • “Information System Security”, Le Nouvel Observateur, Press interview, 2002