Pascal Desmarets is the Founder and CEO of Hackolade. He leads the company and all efforts involving business strategy, product innovation, and customer relations, as it focuses on producing user-friendly, powerful visual tools to smooth the onboarding of NoSQL technology in corporate IT landscapes. Hackolade’s software combines the comfort and simplicity of graphic data modeling, with the power of NoSQL document databases, resulting in reduced development time, increased application quality, and lower execution risks.
Prior to Hackolade, he founded and was the CEO of IntegrIT SA/NV, an IT strategy and consulting firm that provided information architecture, innovation solutions, and scalable systems integration for large organizations. Pascal was also the CIO for ARTISTdirect, Inc. a publicly-held startup that was one of the web’s original music destinations and early innovators in the digital music world and online commerce. He also held positions as Director, Integration Solutions Group at Optum Software, and Vice President, Administration and Information Systems at UTIL Automotive.
Pascal received his Executive MBA Degree from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Science Degree, Industrial Engineering and Management, from the University of Louvain in Belgium. He is also an accomplished offshore sailboat racer with crew or solo, having competed in numerous competitions in various parts of the world.