Jean-Pierre Giacalone is Vice President of Secure Communications Engineering at the Secure Systems Research Centre at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a cutting-edge UAE-based scientific research centre. He is responsible for carrying out advanced research that makes communications in systems safer and more secure with a focus on improving resilience of cyber-physical and autonomous systems.
Giacalone is a systems technology leader and implementer with a career filled with innovations and technical achievements that have strengthened revenue and competitive advantage for Fortune 500 firms. He is a hands-on leader and dedicated doer who delivers technical vision by building as well as leading and mentoring collaborative advanced hardware and software development teams across the world.
Prior to joining TII, Giacalone worked as Expert in Software Architecture for Advanced Driving Assistance Systems at Renault, and as Principal Engineer and Architect within the Mobile Systems Technologies group at Intel, specialising in video systems.
In his earlier career, Giacalone spent 12 years at Texas Instruments and at Sensata Technologies in roles including Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. Previously, he engineered dedicated integrated circuits, among the largest conceived in the mid-80s, for the underwater defence domain.
Giacalone holds 19 patents and has published over 15 technical papers with hundreds of citations.
He has an engineering degree from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Electronique, Electrotechnique, Informatique et Hydraulique de Toulouse (ENSEEIHT) in France.