Survey & Transform your Space

Pierre Gaubil
Pierre Pontevia
Francis Malka
VP Customer Experience
Gilles Desforges
VP Developement
Jacques Gaubil
Pierre is a serial entrepreneur and likes taking projects from the ground-up to international success. Pierre co-founded and serves as Sensopia CEO.

Prior to Sensopia, Pierre was the COO of Asmodee, a boardgame editor and distributor, and took it from $30M to $125M in 3 years. Previously, Pierre co-founded Days of Wonder, a boardgame publisher distributed over 30 countries. Prior to Days of Wonder, Pierre co-founded CAST and was CAST CEO for North America, now a public company, leader in the application mining field.

A French native, Pierre lives with his family in San Francisco where Sensopia is located. Pierre holds an MBA from INSEEC in France.
After graduating from the Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1987, Pierre developed his expertise in AI at the CAOR laboratory. He then continued research on AI at Matra Cap System. After an MBA at Insead, he worked four years in management consulting at AT Kearney.

In 2000, he founded Kynogon, a middleware company specialized in Artificial Intelligence.

In 2008, Kynogon was acquired by Autodesk and Pierre becomes Product Development Senior Director of the Games Technology Group (Autodesk - M&E division).

In 2011, Pierre co-founded Sensopia and serves as CTO.
Francis Malka is an entrepreneur and writer. Francis co-founded Sensopia and is in charge of user experience, partner relations, and patents. He makes sure that MagicPlan is easy enough for his grand mother, open enough for large corporations, and stays out of the hands of copycats.

Prior to Sensopia, Francis founded Semantix, a software company that built semantic networks and technology that improved search engine results. He grew Semantix to 50 employees and sold the company.

Francis studied at École Polytechnique de Montréal and at the Montréal Music Conservatory. He published four novels in French, Spanish, simplified and traditional Chinese.
Gilles co-founded Sensopia and is in charge of product development.

Prior to Sensopia, Gilles was in charge of the development at Kynogon. Kynogon was the leading supplier of AI middleware for the video game and military industries. After Kynogon acquisition by Autodesk, Gilles served at Autodesk in the same position.

Gilles has a Master in Artificial Intelligence from Paris 5 university. He started his career in cryptology software development.
Jacques co-founded and serves as Sensopia CFO.

Prior to Sensopia, Jacques founded Kynogon, the leader in AI middleware solutions. 70% of the top 10 game publishers have been using its product, Kynapse, for the development of AAA titles such as Fable 2, Medal of Honor, The Lord of the Rings online. Kynogon was acquired by Autodesk in 2008.

Prior to Kynogon, Jacques' professional experience is truly international. He spent several years in South Korea, in the US, in Egypt, etc. mainly for AT Kearney management consulting company.

Jacques graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Paris.