Sylvie Leotin is an entrepreneur, writer, consultant, and polymath. An award-winning ballerina and computer scientist, she combines a unique breadth and depth of expertise, with a keen eye for connecting the dots between disciplines, thoughts, people and ideas.
Sylvie’s multifaceted career path crosses industries, continents, and boundaries. Transitioning from ballet to robotics, she made her way from France to Silicon Valley. Sylvie was visiting scholar at Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and has worked in a wide range of engineering, product and marketing roles at Oracle, Sun Microsystems and startup companies. Driven by a lifelong thirst to understand the human mind, she is also passionate of literature, philosophy, and psychology.
As a consultant, Sylvie combines her rich multidisciplinary knowledge, customer experience acumen, and creative thinking skills to help companies find unexpected insights and uncover new growth opportunities. Drawing on her unique expertise in business, design, mindfulness, and the humanities, she developed a model to help companies gain a holistic understanding of the human experience of stakeholders. This innovative framework allows practitioners to uncover barriers to human wellbeing they had previously not seen, and design superior customer experiences. She leads a creative workshop to help companies holistically transform the customer and employee experience to boost performance and wellbeing.
A popular writer, her articles have been published in business, technology and artistic publications. Sylvie holds a Masters of Science in Engineering Economics Systems from Stanford University, a Masters of Science in Computer Science from ENSIIE, and a gold medal in ballet from France’s National Conservatory.