Sylvie Leotin, Founder & CEO
Sylvie is an entrepreneur, artist, writer and scientist, with a unique multi-disciplinary approach to bridging the worlds of business, technology and the humanities. Trusted as a problem solver, innovative thinker, and insightful marketer, she serves as consultant, advisor, and interim VP of marketing to early-stage technology companies.
Transitioning from ballet to robotics, Sylvie made her way from France to Silicon Valley, initially as a visiting scholar at Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She continued to broaden her expertise working in various engineering, product and marketing roles at Oracle Corporation and Sun Microsystems, and subsequently directing marketing for startup companies. With a diverse professional background and deep communication skills, Sylvie is uniquelly adept at understanding customer needs, and bridging the gap from technology to customer value.
Sylvie is currently CEO of Tech Atelier, a strategy consultancy serving innovative startups and organizations in multiple industries. A guest speaker, blogger and columnist, her articles have been featured in many publications, including the Huffington Post, TED Weekends, VentureBeat, Vator News, and the Creativity Post.
Sylvie holds a Master’s degree in management science from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in computer science from ENSIIE (France). Prior to getting the technology bug, Sylvie was a professional ballerina and earned a gold medal from France National Conservatory.