Jean-Luc Chatelain is a Managing Director for Accenture Digital and the CTO for Accenture Analytics. His focus is on helping Accenture customers become information-powered enterprise by architecting state of the art “big data to outcomes” solutions.
Prior to joining Accenture, Chatelain was the EVP Strategy & Technology for DataDirect Networks Inc. (DDN), the world's largest privately held big data storage company with solutions deployed in High Performance Computing, Intelligence & Defense, Media & Entertainment & cloud service providers markets. He has been a Board Member of DDN since 2007 and joined DDN in February 2011 with several decades of experience as a technology industry leader. In that role he lead the R&D efforts of DDN and was responsible for Corporate and Technology Strategy.
Prior to DDN, Chatelain was a Hewlett-Packard Fellow where he served HP as VP & CTO of Information Optimization where he was responsible for leading HP's Information Management & Business Analytics strategy. Chatelain helped craft the overall information management and business intelligence strategy for HP through customer interaction and by serving as an ambassador to the other constituencies of HP such as IPG & HP Labs. His function involved numerous worldwide speaking engagements to both educate customers, analysts and press on enterprise information governance management, BI & Analytics. He promoted HP's holistic approach to information assets management. He joined HP at the time of acquisition of Persist Technologies, where he was Founder and CTO, a leader in hyper-scale grid storage & archiving solutions and which technology has been the basis of the HP Information Archiving Platform IAP.
Prior to HP, he was the CTO and Senior Vice President of Strategic Corporate Development for Zantaz, a leading service provider of information archiving solutions for the financial industry. There, he played an instrumental role in the development of the company's services and raised millions of dollars in capital for international expansion.
Educated in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in Paris, France, Chatelain pursued his business education at Emory University's Goizueta Executive Business School. He is bilingual in French and English, completing additional studies in Russian and classical Greek.