Sylvie Leotin is a writer, thinker, consultant and polymath. A gold medal ballerina, yogi, and computer scientist, she combines a unique breath and depth of expertise, with a keen eye for connecting the dots between people, fields and ideas.

Sylvie’s multifaceted career path crosses industries, continents and cultures. 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, sales, marketing and communication roles at Oracle, Sun Microsystems and several startup companies. Driven by a lifelong thirst to understand the human condition, she is also a passionate of literature, philosophy, and mindfulness mediation.

As an innovation consultant, Sylvie brings her multidisciplinary acumen, cultural awareness and creative energy to help companies find unexpected insights and realize new growth opportunities. She has taught workshops and seminars at leading companies (including Google) and universities. 

A popular blogger, her articles have been published in numerous 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.