After recalling the major industrial challenges, the article discusses the evolution of approaches and methods of risk management, dependability and safety from 1990 to 2015. Three periods can be distinguished. The first is oriented maintenance purposes. The second, given the scarcity of financial resources, is concerned with ageing management and life cycle management. Continue reading “Risk management, safety and dependability: looking back from 1990 to 2015, which future? (by André Lannoy)”