Laure Le Bars
Research Director, SAP
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Laure Le Bars is a Research Project Director at SAP Research & Innovation, working on several projects like Big Data Value Association (BDVA president www.bdva.eu), Smart Data Innovation Lab (deputy coordinator www.sdil.de), EIT Digital (SAP project coordinator; principal of staff, office of the CEO 2010-2013) or Academy Cube. She is also involved in the French-German cooperation on Digital Economy.
She is marraine of Inria management school (2018).
Before that, she was SAP Labs Canada Managing Director since its inception in 1997 until 2008. In parallel, she conducted an analysis for a lab in Central & East Europe in 2004, established the lab in Budapest and was the Managing Director of SAP Labs Hungary until 2007. She joined SAP as a development consultant in Canada and in the US in 1995 and was responsible for establishing the Montreal Labs. She won in 2007 the Stevie Award for Women in Business in category “Best executive–non-services-under 2500 employees”.
She was on the Industrial Advisory Board of SWEBOK (Software Engineering Body of Knowledge www.swebok.org), a joint initiative of IEEE Computer Society and UQAM to achieve international consensus on the body of knowledge in software engineering.
Laure Le Bars holds degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique pour l’Industrie et l’Entreprise, Groupe Centrale, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, in France. Her thesis dealt with Operation Research for Artificial Intelligency at GERAD (Groupe d’études et de recherche en analyse des décisions) in Montreal (Canada).