I was invited not to discuss Mark Logic’s success (we are a US-based company), but to discuss my experience prior to Mark Logic as a key member of the executive team that grew Paris-based Business Objects from around $30M to more than $850M during my nine years there.
Other panelists included:
- Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL (now SVP of the database group at Sun Microsystems), a company originally founded in Sweden and Finland
- Eyal Hertzog, co-founder of video site Metacafe, a company founded in Israel
- Kurt Hemecker, SVP of business development at Echovox, a company founded in Switzerland
Here are the slides from my presentation on the panel.