Jacques Vermeulen is since 2009 Alcatel-Lucent’s Global Go To Market Lead for Smart Cities in charge of strategy, solution, partnerships and business development. Jacques is passionate to bring his ICT, digital video and customer experience to Smart Cities in order to help building a sustainable urban development. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent in 1998, Jacques has been in R&D for speech recognition, as well as ICT lead in the early 90’s for world’s first full digital audiovisual editing, production and television broadcast company. It was followed by business development and sales role for these systems in Europe. Jacques Vermeulen received the MS degree in electrical engineering in 1990 and resides in Belgium.