Sacha was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland and graduated in 1999 from EPFL. It was during Sacha’s studies in 1996 that he started his first consulting business – Cogito Informatique. In 2001, he joined Marc Fleury’s JBoss project as a core contributor and implemented JBoss’ original clustering features. In 2003, Sacha founded the European headquarters for JBoss and, as GM for Europe, led the strategy and partnerships that helped fuel the company’s growth in that region. While in this position, he led the recruitment of some of JBoss’ key talent and acquisition of key technology. In 2005, he was appointed CTO of JBoss, Inc. and as such, oversaw all of the JBoss engineering activities. In June 2006, JBoss, Inc. was acquired by Red Hat (NYSE:RHT). After the acquisition, Sacha remained JBoss CTO and played a crucial role in integrating and productizing JBoss software with Red Hat offerings. In 2007, Sacha became co-General Manager of Red Hat’s middleware division. He ultimately left Red Hat in April 2009. Following a period of research, Sacha became convinced that public cloud infrastructure would lead a fundamental IT paradigm shift and that middleware would play a key role in that shift. As a result CloudBees, Inc. was formed in April 2010.

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Fathi Derder

Conseiller national depuis décembre 2011, réélu en 2015, Fathi Derder (45 ans) est membre de la Commission de la science, de l’éducation et de la culture. Il y défend une politique d’innovation active, et des conditions-cadres encourageant la recherche et le transfert technologique. Fathi Derder préside en outre l’association Le Réseau, un groupe de start-up, d’entreprises et de Hautes Ecoles suisses engagées pour l’entrepreneuriat et l’innovation. Journaliste, il fut notamment rédacteur en chef adjoint à la Radio suisse romande, puis rédacteur en chef de La Télé, avant de devenir journaliste indépendant. Il collabore notamment avec le journal Le Temps. En 2015, il publie « Le prochain Google sera suisse (à dix conditions) », aux éditions Slatkine.

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