Noboru Nakatani is CEO of JASTEC Co., Ltd., the holding company of LTU technologies, and a leading software developer in Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange Symbol: 9717). Prior to joining JASTEC, Noboru spent nearly two years at Deloitte & Touche LLP Strategic Consulting Practice in New York.
Before joining Deloitte & Touche, Noboru spent 12 years with Canon, Inc. as R&D Department Manager with Canon Research Centre France, S.A., Senior Product Development Engineer at Canon Headquarters in Tokyo, and Production Engineer at Canon Bretagne, S.A. in France.
Noboru holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson School and a BS in Mechanical Engineering degree from Keio University, Japan. He is fluent in Japanese, English and French, and an inventor of five granted U.S. patents.
Chief Executive Officer
Prior to his role as CEO, Fred Jahard was Business Development Engineer, VP of Engineering and CTO at LTU technologies. His deep technological background originates from a degree in image processing from ENST (Telecom Paris, one of the leading French engineering schools).
He worked for Peugeot Citroen/Jaguar on advanced night vision system and was a Product Development Manager at MATRAnet, a software company specializing in providing security solutions.
During his free time when he is not in front of the computer, you can find him playing squash with a glass of wine in his hand.
Stephen Shepherd joined LTU technologies in 2010 and was quickly promoted to VP of Sales. Prior to LTU, Stephen licensed brand photography and digital asset management services to Big Four, Pharma, CPG and Financial verticals for Getty Images. With core experience drawing from 20 years in licensing technology, information services and new media, Stephen is the GM for The Americas & Asia.
He began his career in New York working in technical account support at Lotus Development Corporation. He later held sales manager positions with Primark-Disclosure, OneSource and a few startups; one focused on delivering news feeds to corporate desktops and a music streaming and fulfillment company which he co-founded.
Stephen earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Chief Technology Officer
Anne-Sophie Taillandier is the Chief Technology Officer at LTU technologies. Prior to LTU technologies, Anne-Sophie worked for Renault research and development, various software editor companies and Dassault Systèmes.
During the past 15 years she has had varied positions and responsibilities – as software developments director, R&D department manager at DS France, product manager and technical leader. She has strong technical skills and deep experience in management.
Anne-Sophie graduated from the French engineering school, Supélec and she received her Ph.D in applied mathematics from ENS Cachan in 1998.
Chief Financial Officer
Catherine Faure has 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. For 9 years, she served as the VP of Finance for Genset, a listed, cutting-edge biotech company, acquired by Serono in 2002.
She participated in the development of Genset from the start-up phase of a few founders to the international group of 500 employees. In particular, she had a direct experience in creating Genset subsidiaries and in preparing a dual listing on Nasdaq and Nouveau Marché .
She received a Master’s degree from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris.
LTU Co-Founder & Advisor
Prior to founding LTU technologies, Alexandre Winter worked as a researcher at the Image and Multimedia Indexing Group at INRIA where he developed a new technology that enables object detection and retrieval in the image description engine.
He brought to INRIA and LTU his experience working as an engineer at Aerospatiale-Matra, the leading European company in aeronautics, aerospace and defense manufacturing.
Alexandre received his Ph.D. with honors in Image Processing from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Telecommunications in Paris. He graduated from ENST with a major in Image Processing.