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EPFL Innovation Park

Introduction

Personal data is the fuel that powers the web-economy. From cookies on websites to voice recording televisions -businesses are relentlessly collecting personal information of their users. Research shows that consumers feel continuously under surveillance and are deeply anxious about how businesses use their personal information. Businesses can build trust with their customers and reap long term commercial benefit by educating customers about personal data and offering them better control over their personal data.

Privately brings Swiss innovation and quality to solutions focused on empowering and educating consumers manage their personal data and digital footprint. Using Privately’s solutions businesses can cement long term relationships with their customers based on trust and transparency.


Solutions

Yoty : online safety assistant for children

Yoty is a personal robotic assistant for young children online which helps them be more aware, secure and private online and to engage positively with digital media. Based on a deep learning engine, YOTY delivers contextual education and help to children through an advanced user interface (chat-bot).


Yoty app screenshot

Privately : add better privacy control on social networks

Privately App helps to securely share personal images and content securely on social media. Based on visual encryption and time- based sharing- this app puts the user fully in control of the information they share on Facebook and Twitter thereby enabling the ‘Right to be Forgotten’. User can choose who can see her social network post and for how longUser post is auto deleted from the network after its validity is over.

privately app mockup

About us


The team and board

Deepak Tewari

Deepak Tewari

CEO and Boardmember

Deepak is the founder of Privately Sàrl. In a career spanning 18 years and in telecom and high tech, Deepak held sales and business development roles with Ericsson and managed new business, mergers, acquisitions and divestments at Kudelski. Deepak has a bachelor degree in Electrical engineering from NIT India and an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.

Pascal Bauermeister

Pascal Bauermeister

Lead Architect

Pascal is Privately's technical co-founder. A hands-on architect, programmer, and products builder, he has a rich and long experience in software and firmware. Pascal has held software architecture and project management roles in the telecoms and medical devices industries, with a few industry firsts to his credit.

François Helg

François Helg

Senior Software Engineer

François is a software engineer with a passion for analyzing, designing, building and testing complex distributed software systems. He is currently coordinating the activities around Machine Learning and Data Science at Privately. He has held technical leadership roles in the Pharma and the Consulting industry before joining Privately. He graduated from EPFL with a Bachelor and a Master in Computer Science and a Minor in Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship.

Sébastien Hughes

Sébastien Hughes

Senior Software Engineer

Sébastien is a full stack software developer and also an enterpreneur- having founded two compnies in the past. An avid Scala enthusiast- he is now developing a robust and secure infrastructure that supports the various services of Privately.



Ariel F. Lüdi

Ariel F. Lüdi

Board Member and Founding Investor

Ariel is the founding investor of Privately- an enterpreneur, investor and coach. He was the Chief Executive Officer of hybris GmbH until 2015 and the driving force behind the company’s expansion and eventual sale to SAP. Prior to joining hybris, Ariel was Senior Vice President of European sales at Salesforce.com, where he oversaw year-over-year revenue increases in excess of 100 percent. Ariel also established and led European sales at BroadVision, and was the head of sales at Oracle Switzerland. He joined Oracle from IBM, his first position after studying physics at ETH in Zurich.

Hamza Harkous

Hamza Harkous

PhD Candidate

Hamza works with Privately via our CTI project with the LSIR Lab of EPFL. His area of research is “Data-Driven, Usable Privacy”, where he works on content and context-aware techniques to assist end-users in guarding their online privacy. He is also a software engineer, building full-stack modern Web applications that transform research ideas into real applications.

Remi Lebret

Remi Lebret

PhD Candidate

Remi works with Privately via our CTI project with the LSIR Lab of EPFL. His main interests are natural language processing, AI, and machine learning- focused on building models for large-scale datasets. As an engineer he has developed different data analysis tools for large-scale applications and has been involved with companies like Facebook.

Our advisors

Francois Stieger

Francois Stieger

Francois the Co-Founder of Privately. He is a very well known entrepreneur and angel investor in Switzerland . He has held senior operational positions in large corporations and mentored many successful startups. Among other roles, he was SVP of (EMEA) operations at VeriSign Inc, Managing Director of operations of Southern and Central Europe field operations at Oracle and Venture Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners Limited.

Gilles Rapin

Gilles Rapin

Gilles is the VP of Business Development at Kudelski and has been associated with the Secret.li project since its inception and has contributed to incubating and spin off of this project. A seasoned business manager, Gilles brings in a rich experience on new business development in the information security domain. He has been instrumental in leading large mergers, acquisitions, divestments within the Kudelski group.

Alex Osadzinsky

Alex Osadzinsky

Alex runs global operations at Releigh Learning, a Bertlesmann company. He is equally dexterous with deep technology as he is with business issues. He has been with six startups as founder/CEO/VP, led 2 IPOs, and led a turnaround at a large multinational company. Alex worked for 8 years in a VC capacity at Trinity Ventures following which he served on the Executive Board at Kudelski.

Prof Hervé Bourlard

Prof Hervé Bourlard

Hervé Bourlard is Director of the IDIAP Research Institute, involved in speech recognition, computer vision, machine learning, and multimodal interfaces. H. Bourlard is also an External Fellow of the International Computer Science Institute at Berkeley (CA). He has broad and deep experience in both the industrial and academic worlds. He has initiated and managed many national and international projects and initiated several start-up companies, and is the recipient of a few prestigious entrepreneurship awards.

Get in touch

Tel: +41 21 69 38 221
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Privately SA
EPFL, Innovation Park
Bâtiment I, 1er étage
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland