Sylvie Leotin is an entrepreneur, writer, and advocate with a broad multidisciplinary background in technology, data science, AI, marketing, design, and the arts. An award-winning ballerina and computer scientist, she combines 20-year of business and technology innovation experience with an anthropologist’s eye for uncovering hidden needs.
During a recent cancer journey, Sylvie witnessed a gap in understanding the needs of cancer patients she had not faced before. This gap, she found, added an unnecessary layer of suffering to her cancer experience. She decided to use her skills to give voice to the million other voiceless cancer patients suffering in silence. She founded the Human Patient Project to bring to light the unseen needs of patients suffering from devastating illnesses and empower those who care to bridge the gap.
Prior being diagnosed with cancer, Sylvie was CEO of Tech Atelier, a multidisciplinary consultancy offering marketing, research, and innovation services to large and small companies across industries. She has served as interim VP of marketing to multiple startup companies and worked in a wide range of engineering, product, and marketing roles at Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and small technology companies. Before working in Silicon Valley, Sylvie was a visiting scholar at Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
A skillful writer, her articles and poems have been published in medical journals, media, and literary publications. Sylvie holds a Masters of Science in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University, a Masters of Science in Computer Science from ENSIIE, and a gold medal in ballet from France’s National Conservatory. She serves on the board of Stanford Cancer Center Patient and Family Advisory Council.