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Né en France en 1960, Bertrand Ricque passe son enfance à l’étranger et y forge son goût pour les contextes internationaux et les échanges culturels. Après des études techniques en génie mécanique, il intègre l’Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr et obtient un diplôme d’ingénieur. Il commence sa carrière par la direction d’une unité de missiles de reconnaissance (drones) au sein de laquelle il conforte son goût pour les systèmes de technologie avancée, l’organisation des équipes et l’initiative.

En 1990, il décide de s’orienter vers des activités industrielles et est nommé Chef de Projet Senior chez Elsag Bailey. Il dirige alors de nombreux projets notamment dans les domaines de la pétrochimie, de l’offshore et de l’énergie classique et nucléaire. Il occupe ensuite des postes de responsabilité dans des sociétés fournissant des systèmes automatisés aux industries de procédés continus et manufacturières, telles que Rockwell Automation, Euraltech et Vanderlande Industries. Dans ces sociétés, il promeut des méthodes d’ingénierie basées sur l’efficacité de la gestion de projet et sur la maîtrise de la sûreté de fonctionnement des systèmes automatisés. Bertrand Ricque est depuis 2004 Chef de Programme de systèmes de défense chez Sagem Défense et Sécurité.

Il contribue aux travaux du comité SP84 de l’Instrumentation, Systems and Automation society et représente le GIFAS au sein du groupe de travail SC65A de la Commission Electrotechnique Internationale. Il est formateur et consultant dans les domaines des systèmes automatisés de sécurité et de la certification FDA au sein de ControlChain Group. Il réalise des audits d’installations classées sur la base du référentiel IEC 61508/61511 et a enseigné la gestion de projet à l’École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.

Bertrand Ricque was born in France in 1960 and spent his childhood abroad. He developed a strong taste for international relations and cultural exchanges. After a BS in mechanics, he enters Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr (French military academy). He completes an MS in general engineering, specialises in unmanned airborne systems and starts his career as commanding officer of a drone unit. He gets familiar with high technology systems, team organisation and initiative.

In 1990 he switches to industrial activities and is appointed Senior Project Manager within Elsag Bailey. He manages various projects in petrochemical, offshore, classic and nuclear energy industries. He then holds managing positions within different suppliers of automated production systems, such as Rockwell Automation, Euraltech and Vanderlande Industries. Within all these companies, he promotes good engineering practices based on efficient project management and automated systems availability. Since 2004, Bertrand Ricque is Defense Systems Program Manager within Sagem Défense Sécurité.

He contributes to Instrumentation, Systems and Automation society SP84 committee and to International Electro technical Commission SC65A workgroup. He is trainer and consultant for safety instrumented systems and FDA certification for ControlChain Group. He conducts IEC 61508/61511 audits for hazardous plants and gave project management lectures at École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées..

 

 

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14 décembre 2006 4 14 /12 /décembre /2006 14:31

24 years ago.

The year before I graduated she was my best friend. It was psychologically a very difficult period for me with a bad relationship with and between my parents. For her it was even worse. Her father was in jail. As he was working in a bank, he was abused by fake customers and the bank was suing him. Sylvie was sent from the south of France to her grandmothers house in Normandy. At that time, my selfishness and my own problems were such that never imagined that her problems were immensely more serious than mine. We were very very close to each other, but only friends. I never saw that Sylvie had all I expected to build a relationship. After graduation I left for Lyon more than 700 km from home. Before leaving, I gave her my most precious book as a gift and a remembering : Don Quixote.

3 years later her father was freed and she had joined her family again in Toulouse with her brother and sister. She was attending a nurse school. I went to visit her spending most of my money for the train. It was delightful. We spent three days chatting without quite any sleep. She had a boyfriend who was working in a garage. I asked her how she could accept that somebody could touch her with dirty hands. I went back to Lyon. We started writing letters. Some months later she came to visit me for some days in the flat were my sister was hosting me in Lyon. We had a lot of fun discussing and going to the restaurant as well as starting what I wrongly understood as a love affair. The night before leaving she went with another boy and came back in the morning. I was so sad that I couldn't stand to see her any go with her to the railway station. Three months later she was dead in a bike accident. When her mother phoned us to tell it, I cried during a whole afternoon. I didn't understood that she was just having some fun after difficult years.

Since this day, I have great difficulties to leave a loved person after angry words or a dispute.

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14 décembre 2006 4 14 /12 /décembre /2006 14:30

My son's name is Valentin. This child is a so-called "gifted" child. It reminds me about one of my few best friends from college. His name was also Valentin. He was probably also a gifted boy. He was excellent at school and got graduated among the very first ones with an incredibly high score. We were playing music in the same middle ages music group. He was able to play very well any new instrument he was trying in less than one year, switching for instance from piano to trombone. Unfortunately, his father had troubles with his business. As a consequence of that (and potentially of other issues unknown from me) his father was scarcely present at home. The relationship between his parents was monthly getting worse and worse (they are now divorced). My friend started having personal difficulties at an age which is critical for boys. He started to drift from any reasonable reference, in particular concerning his political opinions. After graduation he decided to enter the university without any clearly defined project, when his capabilities were opening him all the doors from the top ranking engineering schools to the music academies. His years at the university ended with a disaster. No diploma, deep depression, heavy medical treatments. Years later, he has an obscure non-qualified job and survives. He listen from time to time to some music and doesn't play any more any instrument. I phoned him and got scared by the sound of his voice. I feel I can't leave him alone like that. I have to find the courage to invite him at home. Morality : my duty with respect to my family can't stand any compromise. I don't want my Valentin to become like this Valentin.
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13 décembre 2006 3 13 /12 /décembre /2006 17:25

A french blog in english ? I am sorry for the french but I am afraid that I have more english speaking readers than french ones.

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13 décembre 2006 3 13 /12 /décembre /2006 17:25

Did you ever went to central Asia ? No. You should. From Iran to Uzbekistan or Kirghizistan the air is not the same as in our countries. The plateaus are so high that the air is lighter. The visibility is incredible. You can see the mountains at tens of kilometers. You feel you can touch them. You drive towards them but they never get closer. When you arrive in Tachkent, it's an absolute disorientation. You discover a metro in the middle of the desert. And from the center the mountains seem so close. Actually they are distant from more than 100 km. I will write another day on Uzbek music.

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13 décembre 2006 3 13 /12 /décembre /2006 17:24

I went once to Persepolis. It was  during july. The temperature was probably over 50 celsius. I weared a suit as it was during a business trip with 2 french colleagues. It was in middle of the day, but I had 4 free ours before catching the plane in Shiraz back to Teheran, and I just could'nt imagine leaving without having visited thoroughly the site. The guide had not seen french tourists since years and wanted to show us everything. The thousands years old stones were so hot that I thought that my soles were going to melt. Although I was used to impressive antique site since childhood, the coming out of the site in front me was a shock. It is not possible to describe the immensity of the constructions. We spent all the available time running from palaces to tumbs in the surrounding mountains. I filled myself with all available images, smellings and emotions arising from the area. My colleagues left the site totally exhausted and thirsty thinking that I was crazy and dreaming of a golf course with a whisky. The 2 other tourists were young married iranian. They seemed very poor. She was probably around 16 and he around 18. She was not wearing any scarf but magnificent colored clothes, and was asking plenty of questions to the guide. Before leaving I asked the guide who they were. He asked them and told me that they were coming from a village in east Iran. They were here for there honeymoon as they had some relatives in Shiraz. She was not knowing to read or to write. She was barefoot on the boiling hot stones. And she was visiting Persepolis. This is a place where I feel at home.

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13 décembre 2006 3 13 /12 /décembre /2006 17:23

Have you ever seen Sylvie Guillem dancing ? I saw her once and I could'nt refrain myself from crying.

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13 décembre 2006 3 13 /12 /décembre /2006 17:22

In our civilised societies having banned the death penalty we forgot an old tradition : the last cigarette. I always smoke my cigars as if it was the last one.

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13 décembre 2006 3 13 /12 /décembre /2006 17:21

Interesting thought from my wife about USA : "How strange it is that a country conquished by immigrants over its original inhabitants is now building walls against immigrants..."

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13 décembre 2006 3 13 /12 /décembre /2006 17:20

I went last sunday with Valentin and Fanny to the Christmas party of my company. The afternoon started with a fantastic circus show : "Moscow's stars". It just reminded me a recent mail from my young cousin Sophie, who lives in Berlin and works on an european program for circus pedagogy. When I was in my eighteens, this nice young lady was a baby who I sometimes held in my arms. Usually at this age, boys are not that found of babies. But she was so pretty and smiling that probably this close contact created deep emotions which I only experienced again with the birth of Valentin and then Fanny. I remember that a photograph of Sophie, baby, was with my id card more or less until I got married.

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