Chief Executive Officer
Paddy Padmanabhan has over 30 years of executive management and consulting experience in the technology and health care sectors. In addition to his role as the CEO of Vision Objects, Paddy also serves as the Managing Director at Myrian Capital where he oversees the digital writing investment portfolio that includes Vision Objects and three other companies.
Prior to joining Myrian, Paddy’s executive experience includes Americas Practice Leader for Commercial Diligence in the Transaction Advisory Services group at Ernst & Young; Director and Principal Consultant in the Strategy Consulting and M&A Advisory Practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers; Co-founder & COO of Tempus Technologies, a software company focused on barcode data capture solutions; Head of Strategy and Product Manager in two health care technology companies. Paddy also served as an Adjunct Faculty at the Graduate School of Business, Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he taught Corporate Finance and Business Policy in the MBA Program for over 11 years.
Paddy holds advanced post-graduate degrees in business including MBA from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and Bachelor of Science degree in Physics & Chemistry from the University of Madras, India.
Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing
Jean-Marc is a seasoned executive who brings over 25 years of experience in International Sales & Marketing of software.
Jean-Marc joined Vision Objects in 2005 as Vice President of sales and marketing, he opened key accounts in the mobility and education markets, multiplying the business by 10, and diversifying the sources of revenues.
Prior to Vision Objects, Jean-Marc worked in Canada as VP of Marketing and helped Engenuity Technologies in its strategic turn to focus on rehearsal and simulation tools for defense and aerospace.
In the early 80’s, with Philips, Europe, he was a pioneer of software engineering and with his team built a state of the art software engineering environment. After 12 years he moved to Verilog / Telelogic as VP of Sales where he created the global sales organization making graphical software design and automated test tools key pieces of the very fast growing market of embedded software development.
Jean-Marc is a graduated engineer in electronic and applied mathematics from Grenoble National Polytechnic Institute (INPG).
Executive Vice-President Engineering
Pierre Laporte brings to Vision Objects more than 20 years of experience in managing international Software Product Development teams. In the late 80s he launched E3X, a leader in electronic communication software that he continued developing after its acquisition by France Telecom. He then held senior management positions at Dorotech / SER, European leader of the CMS market in the 90s; then Business Objects, leader of the Business Intelligence market, where he went on to drive the project for integrating into SAP in terms of Product Development processes. Before joining Vision Objects, Pierre Laporte was leading the Product Development team of SYSTRAN, the Machine Translation pioneer. Pierre Laporte holds a PhD in Automatic Control and Signal Processing from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France), and joined Vision Objects in 2010.
Chief Technology Officer
Pierre-Michel Lallican holds a PhD in handwriting recognition and has been with Vision Objects from the very beginning. Considered as a pioneer in the field of on-line handwriting recognition, he brings his extensive knowledge to Vision Objects in his position of Research and Technology Director. Pierre-Michel’s fields of expertise include on-line and off-line handwriting recognition technology, symbol recognition, signature verification, language modeling and document analysis.
Director, Cloud Services
Before joining Vision Objects as director Product Development, Christophe Droulers served as Technical Director for Be Europe, an infrastructure and multimedia software vendor and Christophe co-founded their European organization (Be Europe was purchased by Palm Inc). His experiences as Marketing Director and Partner Relations Director at NeXT in France and Developer Group Manager at Apple Computer, France, where he was one of the first employees in the early 80’s, bring to Vision Objects a very complete and valuable insight in market development that help Vision Objects better serve their customers’ needs. Christophe holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from E.S.M.E. Sudria, Paris.
Director, Mobility Products and Professional Services
Denis Manceau brings to Vision Objects an in-depth knowledge in software development, quality and support. His credentials include working for Amadeus and Schneider Automation, where he was responsible for setting up methodologies & tests and provided support to international companies. Denis joined Vision Objects in 2003 as Quality and Support Manager and quickly took the lead of the Product Development and Customer Service department. Denis has more than 10 years of experience and holds an MSc in Automation.
Fernando Rynne is responsible for all of Vision Objects’ corporate marketing, product marketing and public relations. Mr Rynne has been involved with developing and leading marketing and product directions in companies ranging from Lotus/IBM to Trend Micro. While at Trend Micro he managed the gateway security portfolio, the core profit engine for the company and introduced encryption solutions to the Data Leakage Prevention product line. Mr Rynne has honed his marketing expertise through 25 years of experience in the software industry. He holds a B.S.in Computer Science from University of Montpellier and executive marketing training from INSEAD.