Valérie Blavette is working at Orange in the Direction of Open Innovation, watching after employee innovation as well as Orange participation to Celtic-Plus that she is vice-chairing.

During the last years she has been responsible for a portfolio of cooperative projects including Eureka projects.

She had been coordinating France Telecom strategy for standardization in the area of service platforms and home networks & services between 2004 and 2006.

Before that she had been supervising European research projects at Eurescom in the areas of Internet networks and services, Service platforms, NGN and wireless technologies.

She started as an R&D engineer in France Telecom R&D (former name of Orange labs) in Lannion in the field of Broadband networks and services in 1994, after a training period at NTT Commutation and Switching Laboratories, in Tokyo.

Educated in France and Poland, she graduated from Telecom Sud Paris a French “Grande Ecole” in 1993.