Cofounder, President and CEO,
François Bourdoncle, a pioneer of the search engine software market, is the president and chief executive officer of Exalead. In 2000, he co-founded Exalead with the goal of revolutionizing the search engine software market by providing users with a unified technology platform to access information in the enterprise. With a deep background in engineering and R&D, François is truly passionate about technology. He can be credited with the development of Jazz, a programming language designed for synchronous digital circuits, as well as Exascript, an object-oriented XML programming language based on JavaTM technology. Prior to Exalead, François was a researcher at both Digital Paris Research Laboratory and Digital Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, California. While at Ecole des Mines de Paris, he collaborated with Patrice Bertin, an Exalead co-founder and the company's chief technology officer, on the LiveTopics project for AltaVista. François holds a PhD. in computer science from Paris-based École Polytechnique. He is the author of several various technical papers and publications, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.