Talend, the global big data integration software leader, today announced that 20-year enterprise veteran Laurent Bride has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer and Head of Engineering. Reporting into CEO Mike Tuchen, Bride will play a key role in shaping Talend’s technology strategy as the company embarks on its next phase of growth in big data, applications and cloud.
Most recently, Bride served as CTO at Axway, a market leader in governing the flow of data. Prior to joining Axway, he was SVP of Advanced Development at SAP, leading a 350-person team of developers to build next-generation mobile, cloud, analytics and big data solutions. Bride came to SAP through its acquisition of Business Objects, where he spent 10 years overseeing complex enterprise software development. Bride holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from EISTI in France.
“Laurent brings extensive expertise in the management of large scale, advanced development teams primarily focused around driving company growth through technology innovation,” said Tuchen. “Laurent is a true technologist and a proven leader in executing on visionary product development to meet the future needs of customers. He has extraordinary operational expertise within very large, complex organizations. His addition to the Talend team reinforces our continued commitment to deliver the best tools for a data-driven enterprise.”
Talend delivers the only unified integration platform for data and applications, allowing firms to gain insights from big data to increase business productivity, deliver projects faster and lower operating costs. Talend’s big data integration and ability to take advantage of computing power that stems from Hadoop gives the company a unique position to help customers take advantage of the latest advances in both traditional and big data solutions.
“Talend has an innovative team and platform of solutions at the forefront of big data and new computing capabilities stemming from open source community development,” said Bride. “Talend continues to disrupt the market and invest heavily in building its next-generation integration platform. Much of my career has been focused on big data, analytics and the cloud; this will be instrumental in driving Talend’s technology vision to meet the growing data demands of our customers.”