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Olivier Jouve is Vice President, Corporate Development, at SPSS Inc. His role consists in defining SPSS strategic directions, growth opportunities (through internal development, merger and acquisitions and/or tactical alliances) and go-to-market strategies. As a pioneer in the field of data and text mining for the last 20 years, he has accomplished much including inventing products such as LexiQuest Mine – one of the first industrial text-mining product based on natural language processing. This is the foundation of SPSS’ Text Mining technology for analyzing customer interactions. SPSS has sold, to date, this new technology (embedded in Text Mining for Clementine and SPSS Text Analysis for Surveys) to most of the top 500 Fortune companies. Previously, Jouve was the COO of LexiQuest (after having managed the European Operations), a worldwide leading Knowledge Management company that he sold to SPSS in 2002. Jouve is a successful serial entrepreneur. He founded Instoria (sold to LexiQuest in 2000), a start-up dedicated to knowledge management, and co-founded with Press Index ( in 2000, Portalys; a start-up dedicated to automatic Web press monitoring (sold to PressIndex in 2007). He recently co-founded, a social networking site to review small and local businesses. Jouve was also Associate Director at, sold to AutoReflex in Sept 07. Prior to that (1989 – 1999) Jouve was VP of Engineering of C-S, a leading European system integrator (4000 employees) where he paticipated to the development of the Internet Services offering. He has also acted as a consultant for companies including France Telecom, AOL, French Army just to name a few. He has held faculty positions as a Professor in Computer Sciences (1995 –2000) at Leonardo Da Vinci University in Paris. Olivier Jouve had his works published internationally in the area of Internet, Analytical CRM, text mining, search engines and knowledge management.

Work experience

Sep 2007Mar 2008

VP Corporate Development

Mar 2002Aug 2007

Vice President, Product Marketing, Data and Text Mining

Mar 2000Feb 2002


LexiQuest Inc
Apr 1995Jun 2000

Associate Professor

University Leonardo Da Vinci
Feb 1999Feb 2000

Founder and CEO

Jan 1989Jan 1999

VP Engineering

Communication & Systems


Sep 1988Aug 1989

Master Degree

University Paris 6 - Pierre et Marie Curie
Sep 1987Aug 1988

Master Degree

University Paris 6 - Pierre et Marie Curie


University Paris 6 - Pierre et Marie Curie

BS Paleontology & Geology

University Paris 6 - Pierre et Marie Curie