EDF (ELECTRICITY DE FRANCE) DESIGN MANAGER, EDF R&D. DESIGNER.
With twelve years of experience in design management from the automobile industry to the security storage sector, Gilles Rougon is currently in charge of the in-house design team for the research & development department of French low carbon energy company EDF Group (160,000 employees and 37 million customers worldwide). Building a sustainable energy future is at stake when the world is facing a triple “collective” challenge: responding to growing energy needs competitively, while tackling climate change and the depletion of easily accessible resources. At the crossroads of R&D, marketing, communication, and stakeholders needs, the EDF R&D design team tries humbly to lead visionary and strategic open questioning such as concrete problem solving on something invisible but essential for our lives — electricity. Gilles is deeply passionate about developing design as a driver of change. he is a contributor to numerous books and