Innovation: startup strategies

Palestrante(s): Patrick Valduriez

Local: Auditório V

Data: 05/08/2022 às 10:00

Tópico(s): Inovação & Pesquisa Startup

Resumo: Technological innovation as driven by startups is hard to formalize (and manage) as the context may be unknown or quickly changing. To be successful, the innovation process involves not only inventions (new methods) but also context, e.g. user behavior, and timing, e.g. market readiness. In this talk, I illustrate various innovation strategies based on startup success stories, in particular LeanXcale, which delivers a new generation HTAP DBMS product. I also give hints to promote innovation within startups.


Biografia:  Patrick Valduriez is a senior scientist at Inria, France. He has also been a professor of computer science at University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris (2000-2002) and a researcher at Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp. in Austin, Texas (1985-1989). He received his Ph. D. degree and Doctorat d'Etat in CS from UPMC in 1981 and 1985, respectively. From 1995 to 2000, he was the manager of the Bull-Inria joint venture (called Dyade), which fostered technology transfer in IT and security. Dyade spined off five successful start-ups, including Kelkoo based on the Disco software that he built at Inria with his team. Since 2019, he is the chief scientist officer of the LeanXcale company, developing a NewSQL DBMS.

He is currently the head of the Zenith team (between Inria and University of Montpellier, LIRMM) that focuses on data science, in particular data management in large-scale distributed and parallel systems and scientific data management and the scientific director of the Inria-Brasil lab.

He has authored and co-authored many technical papers and several textbooks, among which “Principles of Distributed Database Systems” with Professor Tamer Özsu. He currently serves as associate editor of several journals, including the VLDB Journal, Distributed and Parallel Databases, and Internet and Databases. He has served as PC chair of major conferences such as SIGMOD and VLDB. He was the general chair of SIGMOD 2004, EDBT 2008 and VLDB 2O09.

He received prestigious awards and prizes. He obtained several best paper awards, including VLDB00. He was the recipient of the 1993 IBM scientific prize in Computer Science in France and the 2014 Innovation Award from Inria – French Academy of Science – Dassault Systems. He is an ACM Fellow.