Sylvie Leotin is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and advocate, straddling the worlds of business, technology, healthcare, and the humanities. A gold-medal ballerina, and robotics scientist, she beautifully combines analytical and perceptive skills.

Sylvie’s unconventional career path crosses industries, disciplines, continents, and cultures. Moving from France to Silicon Valley, she was one of the first women to research at Stanford Robotics Laboratory. Equally at ease in multiple fields and industries, Sylvie has held positions in engineering, product, human-centered design, leadership, market research, marketing, and communication.

She is the founder and CEO of Tech Atelier, a multidisciplinary consultancy advising startups, and organizations in multiples industries. Best known as a creative intellectual, Sylvie uniquely combines business and technology expertise with deep communication skills and a knack for understanding the unvoiced needs of patients and customers.

After being hit by cancer, Sylvie started a blog on her cancer experience. Her posts became viral, and her blog is now one of the most successful cancer blogs. Her mission is to dedicate her life to improve the cancer experience for all. Sylvie believes with a greater understanding of the human experience of cancer, the suffering of millions of cancer patients could be reduced, and cancer outcomes could be vastly improved. She is building collaborations with researchers, medical providers, and advocacy groups to advance cancer care.

A gifted writer, she is a contributor to literary, media, and academic publications. Sylvie holds an MS in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University, an MS in Computer Science from ENSIIE, and a gold medal in ballet from France’s National Conservatory. She studied math and physics in undergraduate.

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