Today marks a major new milestone in Talend’s journey: we’re thrilled to announce that Laurent Bride is joining us as CTO. Laurent is both a terrific manager and leader as well as a strong technologist who brings a wealth of experience to lead our engineering team in the coming years. Most recently, Laurent was CTO at Axway and was responsible for R&D, Innovation and Product Management. His role was to take Axway’s products to the next level while ensuring quality and security of the solutions. Laurent was also very involved in M&A and post-integration activities. Laurent has spent more than nine years in the Silicon Valley, with Business Objects and then SAP. During his tenure, Laurent has developed deep expertise in Enterprise Software Development, working with multi-national teams across the globe. His last role at SAP was SVP of Advanced Development, leading a 350 person team of developers building the next generation mobile, cloud, real-time analytics, M2M and big data solutions. Laurent holds an engineering degree in mathematics and computer sciences from EISTI.
This milestone is a good opportunity to reflect on the remarkable work the team has done in the last 8 years. Starting from nothing in 2006 and shipping the first product in 2007, the team built Talend into the leading open source integration company in the world. They built a world-class team with a killer work ethic, consistent delivery, and supported by a leading edge engineering process and systems that will help the company continue to scale with the highest levels of quality and reliability. Their work made Talend the best in the world at what we do. Laurent has the privilege of starting with a winning team and continuing the growth and evolution that Fabrice and Cedric started. We will do extraordinary things together in the coming years.