WorkIT Software welcomes Emmanuel Chavane, NEW CTO

Boulogne-Billancourt, April 20th 2017 – WorkIT Software, leading big data software provider for e-commerce, is proud to welcome Emmanuel Chavane into its team as CTO.

 

The All About Me 

 

  What did you do previously before joining WorkIT and what roles have you held in the past?

I have been working for 18 years in the IT sector in various countries, first as integration consultant for some software editors, and then as CTO for software editors or B2C players such as LesFurets.com (French insurance aggregator), and more recently for Jumia (largest e-commerce platform in Africa).

 

  What responsibilities are included in your new position?

As a CTO, I must make sure our technical team delivers and operates the software that enables our business. This means managing our R&D, so that we can keep up with the speed and quality of delivery that are required to match our objectives, while at the same time keeping room for research and innovation.

 

 How you will change the company or what asset will you bring to the company?

 Because I believe the playground is fit for it (I mean the business and technical challenges we face), I want to grow a a world class technical team, and make WorkIT a very attractive place for top tech people. I think this is how we’ll be able to deliver the software and systems we need, to scale and be ahead of the competition. We are a software editor, and our technical team with their skills and processes are the main asset I want to develop. 

 

  What are your School diplomas/awards?

I graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and then from Telecom Paris with a software engineering major. More recently, I also earned an MBA from IAE Paris.

 

 Your hobbies, your family life, etc.

I am married and I have 2 children who are 9 and 12 years old. I spend most of my free time on various kids activities, and try to travel with them during vacation as much as possible.  When I get too lazy I also like TV shows binge-watching. 

 

Your favourite quote

The scary one: “Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem.”
– Woody Allen
More optimistic: “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
– Japanese proverb