Patrice Olivier Gautier
Patrice joined Apple in 1997, and is currently Vice President of Internet Software & Services, Apple, Inc. His teams launched iTunes store (2002) Apps, and iBooks Stores; he’s currently head of iCloud (since 2010) and Maps (since 2013). In 2000, he took a brief leave from Apple to become CTO of the start-up Netstruxr.com. Previously, Patrice worked for NeXT (1996) before he was absorbed into Apple’s WebObjects team. From 1993 – 1996, he was an R & D engineer for Thomson-CSF Paris, France, in charge of NATO’s Data Fusion Demonstrator. From 1991 – 1993, he was Research Assistant in the Knowledge Systems Lab at Stanford University, modeling the Reaction Control System for NASA’s space shuttle. Patrice holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris, France and a Masters Degree in computer science from Stanford.