Alain Zarli has more than 25 years of experience in various fields of Information and Communication Technologies applied to the Construction sector at large, and in collaborative Research and Innovation projects at National and European levels. He was formerly Head of the “Innovation Numérique pour la Construction” division at the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) and in the “Technologies de l’Information et Diffusion du Savoir” department (Sophia-Antipolis – FRANCE), then European Affairs manager in CSTB. He is nowadays Managing Partner at R2M Solution and is ECTP Secretary General since 2016. His main fields of interest are programming languages and compilation, product modelling, rule-based languages and knowledge-based systems, distributed architectures, software components, and technologies for smart constructions – and their broad application to the Built environment and the Construction industry. He has been the Project Coordinator of various FP5, FP6 and FP7 projects, including the IST ICCI and ROADCON projects, and the REEB project establishing a roadmap to ICT-enabled Energy Efficiency in Buildings and construction. He has been in support for a long time of ECTP initiatives (the E2B cPPP, and the “Energy & Efficient Buildings”, “Active Ageing & Design” et “Infrastructures & Mobility” Committees) in roadmapping and impact assessment. He is acting expert for the review of European R&D projects on behalf of the European Commission and has been participating in the European Commission Advisory group for ICT Infrastructure for energy-efficient buildings and neighbourhoods for carbon-neutral cities. He has been acting as leader of the “Open Data” Action Group in the European Innovation Partnership Smart Cities and Communities (EIP SCC), and is contributing as expert to both the EIP SCC Operational Implementation Plan, in particular in the “Sustainable District and Built Environment” Action Cluster.
Main area of activity in R2M:
Strategic direction of R2M France in relationships with the Construction sector, research and consulting activities (including roadmapping), developping European R&D collaborative proposals and participating to projects. Acting as Secretary General of ECTP – the European Construction, built environment and energy efficient building Technology Platform, which is the leading European membership organization promoting and influencing the future of the Built Environment in Europe and beyond