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What and Who
Title:From Researcher to CTO to Exit
Speaker:Sebastian Schuon
coming from:Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik - D4
Speakers Bio:Sebastian Schuon (31) has co-founded Stylight in 2008, an online global lifestyle destination. As CTO he lead the the engineering efforts from mobile apps to operations. He has a keen interest in scalable systems and organisations, be it microservices architectures or agile company setups. He grew the company to 230 employees and successfully exited the

company.
Previously Sebastian has been active in computer vision research. His work has been presented on leading conferences and in journals. Sebastian holds degrees from Stanford University (Computer Science), TU München (Electrical Engineering) and CDTM (Technology Management).

Event Type:Talk
Visibility:D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, RG1, SWS, MMCI
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Level:Public Audience
Language:English
Date, Time and Location
Date:Friday, 16 September 2016
Time:14:00
Duration:60 Minutes
Location:Saarbrücken
Building:E1 5
Room:002
Abstract
In 2008 I had been a researchers in computer vision
(http://ai.stanford.edu/~schuon/) when I founded stylight.com, a visual fashion search engine, with three friends. Over time the product has developed into Europe's leading lifestyle destination with 230 employees and offices in Munich, London & NYC. This summer we successfully exited the company to Pro7Sat1.
I'll talk about my learnings in transitioning from research university to a product company, my journey from developer to CTO and insights from founding a successful company.
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Name(s):Christian Theobalt
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