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Yann Lechelle

COO at Snips


Yann Lechelle is a serial entrepreneur, software engineer and product guy. He is Chief Operating Officer at Snips, working with a team of talented data-scientist and engineers to make technology disappear.

Prior to Snips, Yann co-founded four companies, three of which have been acquired: Appsfire, a mobile app recommendation engine and ad network, Etheryl, a university social network, and Kick Your App, a mobile development agency. Overall, he shipped dozens of apps, reaching tens of millions of users in thirteen languages.

A real computer enthusiast, Yann started coding when he was 10, built a social network on the Minitel in 1989 when he was 17, and wrote the OpenUDID and OpenIDFA libraries for iOS. He also loves basketball, even being an interpreter to Magic Johnson!

He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the American University in Paris (specialization in AI and Neural Networks), as well as an MBA from INSEAD.

Related Sessions

Session Name Date Time
Context Awareness & Privacy 06 NOV 2015 11:15am - 12:00pm


In an increasingly connected age, the number of apps and connected devices grows exponentially, causing day to day friction and reluctant sharing of personal information with cloud services. NLP, Contextual Awareness and Predictive Modelling combined with a strict Privacy-by-Design approach shine a light on a future where technology blends with our day to day to the point of disappearing. Find out how Snips evolved from an R&D lab to a consumer product team with a mission to help the city dweller.