Klewel SA
P.O Box 609
Rue Marconi 19
CH-1920 MARTIGNY
Switzerland

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History, values and team

Klewel is a spin-off of the Idiap Research Institute which is affiliated with EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

The term "Klewel" comes from the breton language: this is a contraction of two terms "Klevet" and "Gwelet" which respectively mean to "listen" and to "see".
Maël GuillemotMain founder and CEOMael Guillemot holds a European Master of Science from the University of Rennes (France), including six months at the University of Barcelona and one year in the UK. He is laureate of the Swiss venture leaders 2008 and holds the "Passeport Bretagne pour Entreprendre". After 6 years of R&D experience at the Idiap Research Institute in the area of multimedia information management, he is the founder of Klewel Contact Maël:  EmailTwitterLinked inVincent BozzoSoftware ArchitectVincent Bozzo holds a Master of Science MSc from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne. He did his Master Thesis at the Idiap Research Institute, designing and implementing an Adobe Flash tool for browsing and searching trough audio-visually captured conferences. He is responsible of technical developments at Klewel. He works on the Triskel webcasting platform: the capture station software, the processing servers, the website and the cross-platform conference players. Contact Vincent:  EmailLinked inSandy IngramLead R&D EngineerSandy Ingram received her PhD. degree in Computer science from EPFL. Her thesis work entitled 'The 3A Interaction Model and Relation-Based Recommender System: Adopting Social Media Paradigms in Designing Personal Learning Environments'. During her work in the REACT group at EPFL, Sandy authored more than 10 publications and collaboratively developed Graasp, an online collaborative website, available at graasp.epfl.ch. Sandy is responsible for research and development projects, and contributes to the back-end and front-end development of Klewel's Web portal. Contact Sandy:  EmailLinked inYannick EvrardOperationsYannick Evrard holds an HES bachelor in computing sciences specialized in artificial intelligence. He started his carrier at the HUG in research projects in functional MRI, and then founded in 2005 his own company in Voice over IP in Geneva. He then turned in the audiovisual field and joined an important Swiss Audio/Video integrator as Product Manager, before joining the Klewel team in Operations. He is responsible to record, edit and publish all conferences in which Klewel is involved. Contact Yannick:  EmailLinked inAndrea Hajdune CsaszarMarketingAfter obtaining her BBA in Marketing and International Business, Andrea spent 8 years playing professional basketball all over Europe. After an unbeaten season in Switzerland, she discovered a new calling in marketing and business operations here at Klewel. She is responsible for event services, for contacting new clients and managing existing ones and for assisting the development of Klewel's presence in different outlets. Contact Andrea:  EmailLinked inAlessandro VinciarelliCo-founder, information retrieval expertAlessandro Vinciarelli holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bern (Switzerland), he is an expert in multimodal information retrieval. His main research interests focus on Sociometric Analysis of Media and Social Network Analysis. He participated in the 2001 and 2002 in summer internship programs of IBM Research in NewYork. He is the laureate of the 2002 Idiap best PhD student Award. Contact Alessandro:  EmailLinked inJean-Marc OdobezCo-founder, computer vision expertJean-Marc Odobez holds a Ph.D. from the University of Rennes1 (INRIA, France). The thesis work was on robust motion estimation and analysis in video (he holds 2 software patents on the topic). He performed a postdoctoral year at University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Philadelphia, USA, on video servoing, and then became assistant professor from 1996 to 2001 at the Université du Maine (le Mans, France). He joined Idiap in 2001. His main research interests are directed along developing statistical models and machine learning algorithms for: human tracking and activity analysis; image and scene representation modeling; sequence analysis and multimedia contents analysis. Contact Jean-Marc:  EmailLinked in

Partners

IDIAP Research Institutehttp://www.idiap.chKlewel collaborates with the Idiap Research Institute, a semi-private institute affiliated with EPFL.IdeArk, Incubator The Arkhttp://www.theark.chKlewel works with the help of Cimark coaches.IMDhttp://www.imd.chInternational Business School located in Lausanne, Switzerland. Two teams of Executive-MBAs are collaborating with Klewel, following the IMD 2008 Start-up competition.VentureLabhttp://www.venturelab.chFollowing the 2008 Venture Leaders competition.Montreux Convention Centerhttp://2m2c.chCollaboration with Pierre-Yves Nussbaum.CICGhttp://www.cicg.chThe International Conference Centre Geneva

Awards

Swiss Venture LeadersSelection IMD E-MBA Start-upsFirst price, Britanny CreationEuropean Seal of excellence CeBIT, Germany
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