I’m very excited to announce that Alain Chesnais is joining Receptiviti as our new Chief Technology Officer. To say that Alain is a seasoned technology executive would be a significant understatement. As both a software engineer and data scientist, Alain has spent his career building products, teams and companies that solve very difficult and technically complex problems.
Alain has been a tireless innovator in the industry for over 30 years. He’s held technical leadership positions at Tucows, TruSpectra, ATI, and Alias|Wavefront. While at Alias|Wavefront, Alain spearheaded the development of 3D graphics application Maya, which received an Academy Award for scientific and technical achievement in 2003. Most recently, Alain co-founded Trendspottr, which was acquired by ScribbleLive in 2017.
In addition to his professional experience, Alain has held esteemed industry positions such as President of the Association of Computing Machinery from 2010-2012 and ACM SIGGRAPH President from 2002-2005.
We’ve been looking for a very specific person to take this role, and Alain fits our needs to a tee; his industry pedigree, technical achievements in engineering and machine learning, and his understanding of the complexities of building research-based products make him the perfect person to help us scale.
As we continue to focus on research, expanding our platform, making privacy and anonymity core tenets of our software, and of course, satisfying our customers, Alain’s experience and knowledge will power our growth into 2019 and beyond.
I am thrilled to welcome Alain to the Receptiviti team!
If you want to learn more about Alain, check out the full press release here.