Laurent Le Thuaut

Laurent Le Thuaut


Seasoned professional with experience of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in the high-tech sector.

  • Combined experiences in technical leadership and client engagements,
  • Pre-sales solution designs, proposals and cost/effort estimations,
  • Business relationship development at partner/supplier levels,
  • Management in onsite/offshore settings utilizing global resources,
  • Supervision of international projects across Europe, Americas and Asia,
  • Hands-on experience in critical software applications development,
  • People development skills focused on building, managing and evaluating multi-cultural teams.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Present

Advisor to founder


• Supported the web2.0 startup in its initial development phase • Participated in seed stage financing and sales support to high profiles • Completed staffing and operations setup for the test and development of a 100% SaaS platform • Provided strategic guidance on key technology (RoR, Ajax) and follow-through up to business registration

Oct 2009 - Present

Senior Program Manager


• Provide analysis of market segments to identify and value key developments related to GNSS usage• Raise awareness, devise strategies and plans to accelerate the adoption of GNSS applications and services• Contribute to the analysis of risks and the preparation or assessment of business cases within the sector• Facilitate the communication and identify partnership opportunities with remote and local entrepreneurs• Participate in global events, collaborative networks and specific focus groups

Aug 2004 - May 2007

Software Development Team Manager


• Directed a team of software engineers implementing an onsite-offshore model to deliver wireless applications • Managed technical partnerships and coordinated multicultural teams for mobile manufacturers worldwide • Integrated an Orange Group’s recommended application on 14 handset platforms • Launched development centre in Pune, India

Jul 1997 - Jun 2004

Senior Software Engineer

• Developed innovative products, embedded software, storage virtualization, SNMP and web-enabled solutions • Pioneered integration of disruptive technologies – embedded Linux, embedded Java, J2ME, XML, SOAP • Researched, recommended and defined embedded security technology, policies and practices • Performed product definition, analysis & design, development, mentoring, issue tracking & resolution

Jan 1995 - Jun 1997

Test Engineering Manager

StorageTek European Operations

• Determined schedules, milestones & staffing for the opening of new assembly and final test lines • Managed test processes, local engineering support and equipment transfers between international sites • Achieved test quality improvement, process cost reduction and ISO 9001 certification

Sep 1987 - Dec 1994

Software Engineering Manager

SEO (Sté Electronique Occitane)

• Engaged in pre-sales solution design, cost/effort estimations, RFP • Supervised projects for major industrial groups nationwide • Led test equipment designs for mission critical subsystems • Expanded business operations from 3 to 15 consultants


2007 - 2008


Audencia Nantes Ecole de Management

• International full-time program in English with AACSB, AMBA & EQUIS accreditations • Awarded “Top 100 MBA worldwide” ranked 3rd in France (The Economist 2008) • Featured in “The Global 100” for social and environmental stewardship (The Aspen Institute 2007-2008)

• Semi-finalist of the l'Oréal EStrat 8 Challenge (MBA, 2008 edition)

• Researched the conditions of Global Responsibility integration within organizations (master thesis)