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The Company

Innovative, dynamic, responsive, experienced

About us

Concordant is a young, dynamic tech-startup being created to commercialize the results of 10 years of research by our founders, the inventors of CRDTs. The company will develop a range of products, based on a CRDT-based ecosystem, and will bring this innovative technology to the marketplace.

Based in Paris, and with people throughout Europe, we are currently supported by Inria’s Startup Studio, and have offices in their Startup centre at Inria headquarters. The first Concordant product suite, C-Edge, the Concordant Edge Platform, is planned to hit the market in 2020 & 2021.
Marc Shapiro
CHAIRMAN & CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER
Dr. Marc Shapiro is a Distinguished Research Scholar (Directeur de recherche de classe exceptionnelle) Emeritus at Sorbonne-Université & Inria.  He is a well-known scholar in effective distributed algorithms and in distributed systems engineering, with over 100 scientific publications and 40 invited talks; he has advised 22 PhDs.   Marc Shapiro is the inventor of the proxy, co-inventor of CRDTs, and co-architect of notable distributed systems, such as AntidoteDB. His international career brought him to MIT, Inria, Cornell University, Sun Microsystems, and Microsoft Research Cambridge, where he headed the Distributed Systems group for 6 years.  Marc Shapiro has led several successful collaborations with industry, most recently the EU project SyncFree and the ANR project RainbowFS.
Peter Lash
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Peter Lash is a highly experienced executive and entrepreneur, with a range of experience in the financial and telematics industries. Peter spent the first part of his career in the stock exchange business, developing international partnerships and projects with all the major equity and derivatives exchanges in the world. Peter has also started and sold several technology companies, most notably a successful business in remote tracking for boats, trucks and refrigerated containers. He has experience and a good understanding of technological projects at all its phases: from start-up, through growth, sales, manufacturing and exit.
Nuno Preguiça
SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Prof. Nuno Preguiça is an associate professor at the Computer Science Department of the School for Science and Technology of the NOVA University of Lisbon in Portugal and he coordinates the computer systems group at the NOVA LINCS research laboratory. He teaches courses on distributed system, cloud computing and big data processing in BSc, MSc and PhD level. Nuno Preguiça is the co-inventor of CRDTs, and co-architect of distributed systems, such as AntidoteDB and Legion. He was the principal investigator in more than 5 funded projects. He will be a member of our Technical Advisory Board with special interest in the design of the data sharing algorithms.
Annette Bieniusa
SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Dr. Annette Bieniusa is a senior researcher at the CS Department of TU Kaiserslautern in the Programming Languages and Software Technology Group. She has been teaching introductory and advanced lectures on programming distributed and concurrent systems and managing the international PhD Program. Annette Bieniusa has done research advanced aspects of CRTDs and is the project manager of AntidoteDB. She will be a member of our Technical Advisory Board with special interest in software development, project management and testing.
João Leitão
SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Dr. João Leitão is an assistant professor at the Computer Science Department of the School for Science and Technology of the NOVA University of Lisbon in Portugal, and an integrated researcher in the NOVA LINCS laboratory. He teaches courses on distributed system and distributed algorithms in introductory, advanced, and PhD level. His research has focused on these topics with some of his solutions being adopted by industry. He will be a member of our Technical Advisory Board with special interest in design and programming.
Ludovic Le Frioux
SENIOR DEVELOPER
Dr. Ludovic Le Frioux recently graduated with a Ph.D. in computer science from Sorbonne Université. During his Ph.D. he was a researcher and teacher in computer science at EPITA. Previously, he completed an M.Sc degree in distributed systems and applications at Sorbonne Université. He is currently hired by Inria under a one-year contract, starting 1st February 2020, to work as a distributed software engineer at Concordant.
Ilyas Toumlilt
SENIOR DEVELOPER
Ilyas has studied distributed systems from his early university classes. He held several internship roles on systems engineering during his studies, and he is currently a PhD student working on designing edge-distributed systems with causal consistency guarantees. He teaches Operating Systems classes. His aim is to apply his thesis experience on developing Edge storage systems in a production system: the Concordant platform.
Florent Coriat
DEVELOPER
Dr. Florent Coriat recently graduated with a Ph.D. in computer science from Sorbonne Université. After a mathematics M.Sc degree in optimization and a M.Sc degree in distributed systems, he worked as a Ph.D. student on dynamic networks. During his Ph.D. he also taught distributed systems and mesh networks at Sorbonne Université. He is currently hired by Inria under a one-year contract, to work as a distributed software engineer at Concordant.

Careers

Come and join the Concordant Team.
Are you looking to join a young, dynamic and leading-edge technology company? If you have experience in distributed systems, CRDTs, BaaS services, Edge computing, IoT, 5G or applications that use any of these systems, do not hesitate to contact us on careers@concordant.io

We are looking for energetic, passionate people who are keen on joining us to change the world!