Altran, as part of its Altran 2020. Ignition strategic plan, has launched a new engineering and R&D consulting business line, Altran Consulting. Christopher Miles, formerly Vice President of Consulting Services at Foliage, a subsidiary of Altran, will take the lead of the new business line. Miles reports directly to Pascal Brier, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Innovation at the firm.
Altran Consulting is targeted at creating solutions for the firm’s clients related to a range of technical and R&D related issues, initially focusing on Foundational Transformations; Innovation & Design; and Disruptive Technologies & Solutions.
The new business line will not be built from scratch – Altran will bundle its consulting expertise and resource base from across its range of other service lines. The new unit will be be led by Christopher Miles, who currently works at product development Foliage, a subsidiary of Altran acquired in 2014, as Vice President of its Consulting Services.
Dominique Cerutti, Altran Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has tasked Miles with "bringing together the best-in-class global industry and technology expertise of Altran into a unified set of practices.” Miles will report to Pascal Brier, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Innovation.
Prior to joining Altran, Miles was a Director of Engineering at ESA Biosciences, Associate Director of Software at Affymetrix and Director of Software Engineering at Advanced Bionics. Earlier in his career h worked for Nellcor, Digital Systems and NASA Ames Research Centre, where he started his career in 1989.
"I am delighted that Christopher Miles has been appointed as Altran’s Vice President Consulting Services", comments Cerutti. "With over 25 years’ experience in the research, design, development and management of complex, software centric solutions and products, Christopher’s broad depth of systems thinking, organisation development, strategic and tactical experience and hands on skills allow him to support clients at any stage of their product development lifecycle. His customer experience and achievements will be valuable assets to take Altran to the next level as we sharpen our value creation models.”
Miles says that he is “very excited” about his new role, and the opportunity to help drive the next phase of the Altran 2020. Ignition strategy. "I am looking forward to collaborating with some of the world’s leading industry and technology experts in order to provide high-value consulting services to our clients.”
As part of its Altran 2020. Ignition strategic plan the firm has made a number of acquisition in recent months, including merging US-based product innovation firm Synape into its Cambridge Consultants subsidiary and the acquisition of software engineering firm Lohika.