I am based in Silicon Valley and I have been working for about 20 years as a technology executive in the US and in France - where I was born.
I currently evaluate investment and startup trends for Sharp, the Japanese CE manufacturer.
Prior to Sharp, I was Senior Director and Digital Media Portofolio Manager for Microsoft in Silicon Valley. As such, I evaluated opportunities for Digital Media startups to engage with Microsoft’s Entertainment Division and product groups such as Xbox, XboxLive, Zune and IPTV. I represented Microsoft on numerous media and investment industry panels in the US and abroad.
Prior to Microsoft, I was a Vice President of Research at Gartner Group in Paris for ten years. During my tenure at Gartner, I was responsible for the creation and launch of several flagship products, including:
• “Gartner’s Cool Vendors List” — a yearly round-up of the best and brightest startups in IT
• “Gartner Invest” — an advisory service for investors in tech
• “Gartner Predicts” — yearly predictions on IT markets
As a Gartner executive, I focused on the consumer Internet space and spoke at numerous Gartner and industry conferences around the world.
This is my personal blog, opinions are my own.”