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Sylvie Leotin
Sylvie Leotin is founder and CEO of Tech Atelier, a strategic marketing agency serving disruptive startups and organizations in multiple industries.

Sylvie is a computer scientist, blogger and entrepreneur, with a passion for all things creative. A former professional ballerina and robotics researcher, she eventually found a happy middle ground in entrepreneurial ventures.

Noted for her multidisciplinary thinking, Sylvie is a sought-after speaker and blogger. She is a guest lecturer at Stanford University, and writes for the Huffington Post about connecting art, science and technology. She has been published/featured in multiple publications, including the Creativity Post, TED Weekends, Venture Beat, Vator News, and BFM Business.

A 20-year Silicon Valley veteran, Sylvie started her career at Oracle Corporation and Sun Microsystems, in various engineering, product management and marketing roles. Prior to founding Tech Atelier, she led marketing and communications for a number of innovative startup companies, with a particular hallmark in helping businesses build a position within lighthouse customers and profitable markets.

Sylvie holds a Masters degree in management science (Stanford University), a Masters degree in computer science (ENSIIE/France), and was a visiting scholar at Stanford AI Laboratory. Prior to catching the science bug, she earned degrees in dance and music, and a gold medal in ballet from France National Conservatory.

Entries by Sylvie Leotin

The Magic of The Anderson Collection

(3) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 11:22 PM

Pollock's Lucifer now resides at Stanford University and is welcoming visitors. The news is of significance to everyone for reasons described in this article. Lucifer, the crown jewel of the Anderson Collection, moved to Stanford with a retinue of 120 colorful accomplices he's befriended while living at the Andersons' residence....

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Art Inspires! Broadening Art Appeal

(9) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 10:45 AM

Watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

Janet Echelman's talk touched me at many levels. As an artist and an engineer seeking to reconcile my passions. As an entrepreneur and art advocate seeking to expand art appeal to new audiences. And as a human being seeking...

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Can Music Predict The Election?

(9) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 11:35 AM

As the country awaits the presidential election, suspense and tension hover like thick fog blankets over San Francisco bay. Voters from both sides are seeking reassuring signs. Campaign teams feverishly look for ways to secure additional votes and lure undecided voters. Online polls proliferate, bringing comfort or alarm to those...

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Rock 'n Roll 'n Tech Innovation

(9) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 10:15 AM

Last week, Silicon Valley Voice took to the stage of the legendary Fillmore concert venue in San Francisco. It was an extravaganza show reminiscent of American Idol, only for geeks, and they rocked! It was amazing to see respected venture capitalists sporting groovy scintillating disco outfits, and signing their lungs...

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Portrait of a Scientist as a Jazz Musician

(2) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 12:00 PM

After dance and science, we turn to the soul-feeding realm of jazz. This article will introduce a jazz-scientist, and explore parallels and commonalities between the creative worlds of jazz and science, in the context of creativity and innovation.

Portrait of a Jazz-Scientist

Rob Schneiderman came...

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What Scientists Can Learn From Ballet

(42) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 7:24 PM

Let's first establish that dance and science are not so alien disciplines as one may think. As a ballerina and scientist, I've experienced many commonalities. Dr. Root-Bernstein (who co-authored this article) also gathered a wealth of data on the topic.

Scientists attending a dance performance will undoubtedly relate to the...

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