Vincent Puig has been pioneering new technologies in the cultural domain at Centre Pompidou since 1993. Director of Industrial relations at IRCAM, he founded Forum IRCAM and projects such as Studio On Line and Semantic HIFI, and has been active in the Mpeg7 standard process. In April 2006, he became Deputy Director of Centre Pompidou Cultural Development Department, in charge of the newly founded Institute for Research and Innovation (IRI). He is currently Executive Director of IRI, which he co-founded with Bernard Stiegler. He is member of the board of Ars Industrialis, Vice-President of the evaluation committee for services at Cap Digital Paris Cluster. He is also part of the scientific board of Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Research, at University Aix-Marseille.