Luxembourg's Ministry of State and the Ministry of the Economy have announced the appointment of David Papiah as CEO of LuxProvide SA, as of 2 November 2022.
Headquartered in Bissen, LuxProvide hosts the national supercomputer MeluXina and offers tailor-made high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics (HPDA) and artificial intelligence (AI) services.
David Papiah, the new CEO of LuxProvide, has spent the last decade contributing to the development of the data analytics, AI and HPC business for Fujitsu in Europe, the Middle East, Southern Asia and North America. Prior to Fujitsu, he held senior management positions at IBM during eight years in the field of business development and finance in Europe. The 51-year-old French national is a graduate of École polytechnique Paris (E2020) and has attended professional education at INSEAD (Institut européen d'administration des affaires).
"Research brings innovation that [is] vital to make our world and societies more sustainable for a better future. Supercomputers and digital technologies are at the core of these strategic activities enabling big steps into creation of new green products, new medicine and anticipating climate changes", commented David Papiah. "At LuxProvide, with Meluxina supercomputer, we aim at being the technology backbone to contribute to the digital transformation of the society and to reinforce Luxembourg's position at the forefront of innovation for the years to come".
Under the governance of the Ministry of State and the Ministry of the Economy, LuxProvide SA, as a 100% subsidiary of LuxConnect SA, is in charge of the operation of Luxembourg's high-performance computer MeluXina, which is ranked among the top 50 supercomputers in the world. By offering a wide portfolio of services, LuxProvide offers dedicated support to startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and larger companies as well as to academia and research organisations.