Dr. Luc JULIA

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Innovator at heart, conceived, built and deployed complex digital media desktop products, scalable Mobile and Internet applications (300M+ users), worked on big data and distributed architectures. Built and led large, multidisciplinary, multi-sites engineering and research teams. Interested in all kinds of technologies to improve human lifes with a special twist for data fusion, home automation, wearable devices and the next generation of context-based Human-Computer Interactions.

Named one of the top 100 most influential French developers in the digital world.
Experience
 
2012-present: Vice President and Innovation Fellow, Open Innovation Center - Samsung Electronics - Menlo Park, California
Developing SAMI, an agnostic data centric open ecosystem for the Internet of Everything. Pioneering the idea of "Small Data" to improve users' experience in the connected World through the development of data analytics, rule engines and machine learning.
 
2011-2012: Director, Siri - Apple, Inc. - Cupertino, California
Co-authored Siri's core patents at SRI International in the late 90's with Siri's co-founder, Adam Cheyer. Grew the team from 40 to 85 people. Reorganized and oversaw all the pieces of Siri: client and server Development, Speech, Operations, QA. Added Analytics and Research groups.
 
2011: Chief Technologist - Hewlett-Packard Company, L.P. - San Francisco, California
Designed and implemented the web based architecture for connected devices. Led a global team of about 200 architects and developers to deliver the latest generation of HP products using Agile methodologies.
 
2004-2010: Co-Founder and CTO - Orb Networks, Inc. (Acquired by Qualcomm [NASDAQ: QCOM]) - Oakland, California
Invented "Place Shifting" by creating an ubiquitous, multiplatform system for retrieval, access and streaming of multimedia assets, with agnostic transcoding and transrating capabilities - Led the design and development of numerous Windows, Mac, Linux as well as iPhone, Android or WinCE product lines.
 
2000-2007: Co-Founder - Soliloquy Learning (Acquired by Scientific Learning [NASDAQ: SCIL]) - Union City, California
Pioneered the Reading Assistant that combines advanced speech recognition technology with scientifically-based interventions to help kids strengthen their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. The Reading Assistant has been successfully implemented in more than 1,000 schools in the U.S. since 2001.
 
2000-2010: Co-Founder and V.P. R&D - BravoBrava! LLC - Union City, California
Created this tech incubator to focus on new interfaces for education, multimodal and multimedia products. Started spin-offs and sister companies: Soliloquy Learning, AgileTV, SpeaKESL, Orb Networks.
 
1998-2000: Co-Founder and Director - SRI International/Computer Human Interaction Center - Menlo Park, California
Pushed for innovative computer human interaction and rapid prototyping. We built the first smart fridge, smart car and many more cool projects...
 
1996-1998: Research Engineer - SRI International/Speech Technology And Research Laboratory - Menlo Park, California
Led speech related projects and demonstrations, as well as web interface designs. Co-Founded Nuance Communications (now World leader in Speech Recognition [NASDAQ: NUAN]).
 
1994-1996: Fellow Researcher - SRI International/Artificial Intelligence Center - Menlo Park, California
Defined and designed multimodal interfaces (pen & voice), studied gesture recognition and agent architectures.
 
Education
 
1991-1995: Ph.D., with honors Ecole Nationale Supèrieure des Télécommunications - Paris, France
Multimodal Human-Computer Interfaces 
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