L'équipe UCOPIA

The UCOPIA Team

UCOPIA Founders and Management team

Didier Plateau CEO UCOPIA
Didier Plateau – Founder and CEO

Didier Plateau qualified with a doctorate in IT from the University of Paris Orsay in 1983. After 3 years of teaching at Paris Orsay and consulting for INRIA, Didier Plateau was one of the founders of O2 Technology. During the last 15 years, he has held a variety of positions in sales. More recently he was Director of operations for Prologue Software.

Patrick Borras UCOPIA VICE PRESIDENT ENGINEERING
Patrick BorrasVice President Engineering

Patrick Borras has more than 20 years’ experience in the software industry. During last years, he has in turn been Director of Engineering and Director of Production and Support for O2 Technology, and a database object editor. He has also been Director of Professional Services for Ardent Software for France and Southern Europe. In 2000, Patrick Borras launched the European branch of Unikala Software, American software editor providing a collaborative E-commerce platform. Patrick Borras has been Director of Operations for GECI, covering software editor. He qualified with a Doctorate in IT from the University of Paris VI.

Florent Auroyer UCOPIA CFO
Florent Auroyer – CFO

Florent Auroyer comes to UCOPIA with a rich background in finance, HR, logistics and management. Most recently, Florent spent a fruitful year as CFO & COO for an e-shop working to streamline the service center and marketing/sales departments. Previous to this, he acted as Financial and Administrative Director and General Manager of Capsule Technologie, a leader in Medical Device Integration Systems. Before this, he spent 4 years as a Country Controller for Ocular Sciences, 2 years in a similar role at Global Crossing and 4 years in a financial role at Global One (now Orange).

Stephen Cunningham UCOPIA Founding Partner
Stephen Cunningham – Founding partner 

Stephen Cunningham is greatly experienced in business start-ups, in the field of the cable and Internet industry. He has worked in creating and developing 3 cable television chains in the United States (TVFN, the Television Food Network (1992), Value Vision, the 3rd largest tele-shopping chain in the US (1991-1997), and CVN (1986-1989)). He has also worked in developing Time Warner. In 1997, he founded Internet Gift Registries, Inc. Stephen Cunningham is responsible for Commercial Development in North America.

Guy Pujolle UCOPIA Founding Partner
Guy Pujolle – Founding partner and Technology Adviser

Guy Pujolle is an expert recognised throughout the world in the field of computer networking. Lecturer at the University of Paris VI, he is also a member of various working groups at the IETF. He contributes to several technical and scientific journals and is a part of various companies. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of France Telecom.

François Bancilhon UCOPIA Founding Partner
François Bancilhon – Founding partner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board

François Bancilhon – Founding partner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Researcher at the INRIA then Lecturer at Paris XI, François Bancilhon was the leading founder, Chairman and CEO of O2 Technology until the company was bought by Unidata Inc. World expert in the field of databases, he is a member of the administrative committees for several service companies in Internet technologies and services (Arioso, Xylemme). At UCOPIA, François Bancilhon chairs the Supervisory Board.

Meet the team

Sébastien BLOCH

Regional Sales Director, France

Frank BAURMANN

Director Central Europe

Taffy JOHAL

UK Region Director

Dr. Abbas HATOUM Phd Business Development UCOPIA UAE

Abbas HATOUM

Business Development Manager, UAE

Duc PHAN

Customer Relations Director

Julien ROTROU

Product Management Director