Erik Marcadé




Erik is heading the ‘Advanced Analytics’ development team within the ‘Analytics and Insights’ end to end unit of SAP. His team manages several predictive and machine learning programs such as ‘SAP Predictive Analytics’, ‘SAP Cloud Platform Predictive Services’, ‘Predictive Analytics Integrator’ and provides predictive and machine learning foundations leveraged by several SAP applications, including S/4HANA, SuccessFactors, Cloud 4 Customers, and SAP Tax Compliance to name a few. Erik also manages analytcis developments in Paris such as the BI Core innovation teams or SAP Analytics Hub and live connectors between cloud and on-premise.

With over 30 years of experience in the machine-learning industry, Erik Marcade, founder and Chief Technical Officer for KXEN, was responsible for software development and information technologies. KXEN sold advanced analytics automation tools mainly used in the CRM space for verticals such as telecommunications, bank and finance, retail, and internet-based businesses.

Prior to founding KXEN, Erik developed real-time software expertise at Cadence Design Systems, responsible for advancing real-time software systems as well as managing “system-on-a-chip” projects. Before joining Cadence, he spearheaded a project to restructure the marketing database of the largest French automobile manufacturer for Atos, a leading European information technology services company.

In 1990, Erik co-founded Mimetics, a French company that processes and sells development environment, optical character recognition (OCR) products and services using neural network technology. Prior to Mimetics, Erik joined Thomson-CSF Weapon System Division as a software engineer and project manager working on the application of artificial intelligence for projects in weapons allocation, target detection and tracking, geo-strategic assessment, and software quality control. He contributed to the creation of Thomson Research Laboratories in Palo Alto, CA (Pacific Rim Operation—PRO) as senior software engineer. There, he collaborated with Stanford University on the automatic landing and flare system for Boeing, and Kestrel Institute, a non-profit computer science research organization. He returned to France to head Esprit projects on neural networks development.

Erik holds an engineering degree from Ecole de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace, specializing in process control, signal processing, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

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