Advisory Board

Vates SAS closely works with a unique team of experts who help and advise its management team on a broad range of issues: technology, customers, sales, operations, etc. By leveraging the expertise and skills of its Advisory Board Vates can better serve its customers and continuously improve its technologies and solutions.

Jacques Sebag

Jacques Sebag coaches tech entrepreneurs, venture and private equity funds and is an angel investor. He brings his deep operational expertise in corporate management and B2B software to companies and their executive boards in order to accelerate their development and their value generation. Jacques has been tightly involved in the leadership of companies such as DenyAll (later acquired by Rohde & Schwarz, Oracle, Remedy, Veritas Software /Symantec). Jacques Sebag actively contributes to the french software industry, is one of the directors of Tech in France, a co-founder of Hexatrust and a member of the experts'board of Seed4Soft.

“Vates is one of the few French companies to have succeeded in equipping more than 100,000 companies worldwide with infrastructure software. I am delighted to support its development in the virtualization market, a key technology for the years to come.”

Jacques Sebag

Giles Sirett

Giles is currently CEO and founder of ShapeBlue, The CloudStack company. ShapeBlue have designed and support some of the worlds largest Cloud computing environments. Giles has built ShapeBlue around an open-source business model and is passionate about role of open source software in delivering commercial business value. Giles is a committer and PMC member of the Apache CloudStack project and Chairman of the European Cloudstack User Group, actively helping promote brand awareness of the technology. Giles can regularly be heard speaking at events around the globe, delivering visionary talks on cloud computing adoption and more specifically on Cloudstack technologies.

Before ShapeBlue, Giles held C-Level technology positions for 15 years including being founder and CEO of Octavia Information Systems, a leading UK Managed Service Provider. He has previously served as advisor to technology start-ups and an AIM-listed technology investment fund.

“I am proud to be associated with Vates and the XCP-ng hypervisor. I believe that the virtualization market will see a lot of change in the next few years and I can see, first hand, that vates have developed a set of technical and commercial strategies to leverage that disruption”

Giles Sirett

Gabriel Vizzard

Gabriel Vizzard is a European based global business development executive and IoT/AI/hybrid cloud solution architect with a wide range of industry experience. Recently retired from IBM, Gabriel has delivered excellent results for clients over his 30 year career. Gabriel Vizzard has a BA in Communications Studies from UC San Diego and extensive graduate study in telecommunications policy and economics at Simon Fraser University. He is certified in Design Thinking, is a certified IBM consultant, has a track record in Agile processes, and has turned around for a variety of product planning and development projects with and for a variety of companies. Most recently for IBM, he drove the IBM side of a hybrid cloud solution alliance with a global telecommunications carrier with a focus on Multi-Edge Computing (MEC).

“Vates has accrued a highly skilled team well equipped to address growing on-premise and private cloud infrastructure (IaaS) customer needs. As a board member I have been helping Vates enrich and scale-up customer engagements, set market driven priorities and to develop go-to-market partnerships.”

Gabriel Vizzard

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