Antoine Blondeau is co-founder and chairman of Sentient Technologies, which has built the world’s most powerful distributed artificial intelligence platform. Sentient’s platform powers innovative products that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. The quality of the Sentient team and technology has attracted some of the world’s most influential investors, making Sentient the best-funded independent artificial intelligence company.A seasoned entrepreneur, Antoine has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the technology industry, having held senior executive positions at Good Technology (acquired by RIM), Salesforce.com and Sybase. Using artificial intelligence to solve previously unsolvable problems has been Antoine’s passion for close to 20 years. As chief operating officer of Zi Corporation, he drove the creation of smart text input software that was embedded in hundreds of millions of devices. As chief executive officer of Dejima, Antoine led the company that powered DARPA’s foundational CALO project that later evolved into Apple’s Siri.In addition to his operating roles, Antoine is an investor, advisor and board director of multiple innovative technology start-ups.A visionary leader with extensive experience as CEO, COO, senior officer, investor and director in listed companies, start-ups, turnarounds and medium-to-large companies. 25 years of experience in technology companies in the world’s main markets. Accomplishments include starting and growing businesses, fund-raising, M&As, restructuring, strategic licensing and OEM agreements. A hands-on executive and investor, with a strong innovative streak, a liking for operational challenges, and a record of success in competitive environments and markets.Areas of expertise include: Developing and articulating ground-breaking visionary business and product concepts Starting, financing and growing a business from concept to market dominance Investing in a business, from seed to growth, structuring it or rebuilding it Leading a team of high-powered, talented, individuals Working with the investment community, institutional investors, VCs, analysts, the press Intimate knowledge of the software industry, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence Serving on boards and advisory boards in the US, China, Japan and Switzerland Lived and worked in the US, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany and France.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Antoine Blondeau and other top speakers and celebrities.