Michel Gien

Michel Gien is co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Virtual Logix, Inc. Michel has more than 30 years of experience in the research and software industry. His passion for technology, working with customer issues, and his commitment to excellence are the foundation of VirtualLogix's culture. Prior to co-founding VirtualLogix as its first CEO in August 2002, Michel was co-Founder, General Manager and Chief Technology Officer of Chorus Systems. He became the first Distinguished Engineer outside North America at Sun Microsystems when they acquired Chorus Systems in 1997. Prior to founding Chorus Systems, Michel worked as a Director at INRIA (French public IT research center) and CNET (France Telecom's research labs), leading research projects on computer networks, UNIX and distributed operating systems from 1971 to 1986. Michel also founded, co-chaired, and then chaired the European Unix Association (EUUG, then EurOpen) from 1980 to 1990. Michel graduated from Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures de Paris, France in 1971. He can be reached at [email protected]

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