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Telecom ParisTech, Post Graduate 1990
Network Engineering
University of Marseille, MS
Computer Science


Co-Founder and CTO
Advisory Board Member

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Jean-Luc Vaillant

As Chief Technology Officer, Jean-Luc focuses on LinkedIn’s technical architecture. Jean-Luc is one of the co-founders of LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Jean-Luc was as Director of Engineering for Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) in charge of the integration of video into MSN 6. Jean-Luc, a native of France, also served as Director of Software Development at Spotlife until the company was acquired by Logitech. Before that, Jean-Luc was VP of Development of MatchNet, which acquired SocialNet in May 2001. Jean-Luc has also held engineering management positions at Fujitsu Software Corporation and at the research labs of France Telecom. Jean-Luc holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Marseille and a post-graduate degree in Network Engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST).

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