President ARTEMIS Industry Association
Laila Gide is Director Advanced Studies Europe, at the Corporate Strategy, Marketing and Technical Directorate, member of the Thales Technology Board.
She joined Thomson-CSF (now Thales) in 1976, and built a strong experience in large international cooperation programmes, transfer of technology and industrial exploitation in various countries in South America, Asia, South Africa and Europe. She held several positions in Thales and before moving to the European Affairs in 2002, she was quality director of Thales Naval Systems insuring quality assurance of major naval programmes.
Since 2002, Laila Gide is active in the European R&D&I funding frameworks and represents Thales interest in several trade associations and European initiatives (such as ASD, GIFAS, ITEA3, Photonics 21, KIC DIGITAL, EuRobotics and ARTEMIS-IA. She coordinates Thales involvement in the PPPs/ JU where Thales is member, such as Contractual PPPs Big data, 5G, Cyber-Security, SPARC, Photonics 21, as well as in the Joint Undertakings CleanSky2 and Shift2Rail.
In October 2016, Laila Gide was designated President of ARTEMIS-IA, and for ECSEL JU she is now chairing the Private Members Board and represents it in ECSEL JU Governing Board. She chaired the Strategic Research Agenda Workgroup that delivered ARTEMIS SRA 2006 and its up-dates 2011, 2014 and the latest 2016 version published in April 2016.