ADRIEN SCHMIDT is Co-Founder and CEO of Squid Solutions. Adrien has led the company from inception, spearheading Squid’s product development, funding, strategic account management and international development. A regular speaker at industry events, Adrien champions the Squid concept of ‘Big Data – Lean Projects’, an agile development approach to streamline the delivery of tailor-made data solutions and analytics apps to business end-users. Prior to Squid, Adrien held product management positions at EnvoyWorldWide (US) and Gemplus in France. After growing up in Berkeley, California, Adrien received advanced degrees in engineering and business in France at l’Ecole Centrale de Paris and Sciences-Po. Having spent much of his youth on the slopes at Lake Tahoe, Adrien remains an avid skier and outdoor sports enthusiast.