Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Laurent Gil

President and CEO, Viewdle


Laurent Gil is President and CEO of Viewdle, which provides visual analysis for professional and consumer media content. Viewdle utilizes facial recognition technology in a multi-modal approach that extracts information from all three dimensions of rich media: visual, text and audio. Gil previously worked in corporate finance at Crédit Agricole, with assignments in New York, Tokyo and Paris. While completing his M.B.A., he co-founded a boutique investment bank in Brazil that executed several large transactions in the Latin American telecom sector. He also co-founded TAHO, a wireless Internet service provider in Rio de Janeiro. More recently, he spent a few years in West Africa, deploying wireless networks in high schools for his nonprofit organization. Gil graduated from the University of Bordeaux, holds a master′s degree from the French engineering school Supelec, a postgraduate management degree from the College des Ingenieurs in Paris and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania′s Wharton School.


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