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eCairn Inc. is a privately held software technology company, founded in October 2006.
We map the social web and make it useful for brands. Our first application eCairn Conversation™ differentiates by uncovering tribes and influencers.  Our headquarters are in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, and we have offices in Grenoble (France).


Our eCairn Conversation™ application is the result of years of hands-on experience performing buzz and advertising campaigns on Web 2.0 properties. At its core is eCairn’s patent pending technology for blog & social media mining. Our founders have a background in collaborative filtering, linguistics, software development and software engineering at well known companies such as Hewlett Packard, Sun, Xerox, eBay and Motorola.

Our management team includes:

Dominique Lahaix – co-founder and CEO
Dominique brings over 15 years of experience in e-marketing, knowledge engineering and software development. Prior to founding eCairn, he was the CEO and founder of Cairnalys, an e-mail marketing technology company, whose customers included companies such as eBay. Prior to Cairnalys, he was manager of WW Consulting Practice at HP Emerging services. Dominique previously held engineering and engineering management positions at HP, McDonnell Douglas Information Systems and Tymnet. Dominique holds a Management degree from the prestigious INSEAD European business school and an engineering degree from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France.

Laurent Pfertzel – co-founder and COO
Laurent brings over 10 years of program and engineering management experience gathered at such companies as Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Commerce One and HP. Laurent holds an engineering degree from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, a top electrical engineering school based in Paris, France.

Laurent Farcy – co-founder and software architect
Laurent brings over 12 years of software architecture, design and development experience gathered at startups and such companies as Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. Laurent holds an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble (ENSIMAG), a top Computer Science university located in France.

Manfred Dardenne – co-founder and sr. software engineer
Manfred brings over 12 years of software design, research and development experience gathered at startups and such companies as Xerox and Sun Microsystems. Manfred holds an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble (ENSIMAG), a top Computer Science university located in France.

 

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