Gauthier Vasseur
Gauthier Vasseur
Executive Director, Fisher Center for Business Analytics
Berkeley University

Gauthier Vasseur began his career in audit, corporate finance and treasury, and has taken on many challenges with his teams: compliance with new international accounting standards, Y2K and euro transition, derivative risk management, financial solutions implementation or design of agile and fast analysis and reporting processes. But it was his passion for analytics that triggered a change of heart when, in the early 2000s, he realized that it was possible to work faster and, above all, more accurately using simple data techniques. He launched with the AFTE, the French Association of Corporate Treasurers, the development of courses and conferences on information systems in Finance. In 2004, he switched to the world of technology.

He became product marketing director for performance management solutions at Hyperion in Silicon Valley, later acquired by Oracle. In 2007, he was appointed director of financial data management at Google. He then became vice-president of data solutions at TriNet, on the eve of its IPO and finally Chief Operating Officer of the US subsidiary of Semarchy. The last turning point in his career began in 2008 with his first data courses at Stanford. This is how he definitively embarked on the path of an instructor career. He created in 2017 Data Wise Academy in Menlo Park, California. In 2018, he joined UC Berkeley to lead the Fisher Center for Business Analytics at the Haas School of Business.

He now focuses on academic and professional research and teaching, entrepreneurial projects with Le Pont, a leader in Data/IA training in France, and also missions of inclusion and access to training, with the creation in 2018 of the Berkeley Alliance for Inclusive AI of which he is the co-chair with Nolwenn Godard. Gauthier is also the author of the book "Become a Data Pioneer", published in French, a must for learning analytics.