Marie Olivier Guermeur
I have a lifelong passion for everything extreme, from foiling catamarans to fast growing start-ups, with a preference for anything that has never been tried before.
In grade 6, I started my first venture, a plant nursery, from my parent’s backyard and have been an innovator and an entrepreneur ever since. I feel that start-ups play an irreplaceable role in transforming our society. They are a limitless playing field where I can create new breeds of organizations and management models with increased cooperation, responsibility and transparency.
In 1994, after completing an MBA at INSEAD (Fontainebleau), merging chaos theory and biology, I invented the concept of Teal organization and applied it to my own consulting firm. For seven years, with my team of 59 consultants, we went through trials and errors until all traditional management rules were successfully transformed into sheer individual freedom, responsibility and talent.
I then started ArchiFiles to put my new organizational skills to work and conquer the world of indoor cartography. Everything was new: Hiring over 300 people, moving to the United States, fund raising in the Silicon Valley, managing offices in Asia, and becoming the major provider of Indoor Maps for Internet Giants.
For 15 years, I tried to mix Indoor cartography and Indoor positioning with little success until I started Devellyn in 2017 to explore new technologies (AI and Ultrawide Band). After 5 years of research, I finally made a breakthrough, using a UWB contactless sensor instead of a wearable tag to locate people and predict their health. Devellyn will detect more than 6 hours in advance a heart attack, a septis, a relapse after Cancer, a reaction following a treatment or substance abuse, a depression, or more generally any situation that warrants careful medical attention.
I belong to a generation who has always been intimate with Computer Science. I began programming on a Sinclair ZX81, much before the IBM PC or the Macintosh were invented and never stopped coding or coaching teams of coders.