Erik Marcadé

Erik Marcadé

With over 17 years of experience in the neural network industry, Erik Marcade, founder and chief technical officer for KXEN, is responsible for software development and information technologies. Prior to founding KXEN, Mr. Marcade developed real-time software expertise at Cadence Design Systems, accountable for advancing real-time software systems as well as managing “system-on-a-chip” projects. Before joining Cadence, Mr. Marcade spearheaded a project to restructure the marketing database of the largest French automobile manufacturer for Atos, a leading European information technology services company. In 1990, Mr. Marcade co-founded Mimetics, a French company that processes and sells development environment, optical character recognition (OCR) products and services using neural network technology. Prior to Mimetics, Mr. Marcade joined Thomson-CSF Weapon System Division as a software engineer and project manager working on the application of artificial intelligence for projects in weapons allocation, target detection and tracking, geo-strategic assessment, and software quality control. He contributed to the creation of Thomson Research Laboratories in Palo Alto, CA (Pacific Rim Operation-PRO) as senior software engineer. There he collaborated with Stanford University on the automatic landing and flare system for Boeing, and Kestrel Institute, a non-profit computer science research organization. He returned to France to head Esprit projects on neural networks development. Mr. Marcade holds an engineering degree from Ecole de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace, specializing in process control, signal processing, computer science, and artificial intelligence

Affiliations and Expertise

Founder and Chief Technical Officer, KXEN, Paris, France