Guilhem Ensuque


Product Owner, Alcatel-Lucent

Location: Sophia Antipolis, France


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Guilhem Ensuque has 15 years experience in the software and telecoms industry. At Alcatel-Lucent, he leads the product management for apiGrove, an open source gateway that meters, protects and scales your APIs. Previously, Guilhem was in charge of the OpenPlug product line, a startup company acquired by Alcatel-Lucent in 2010 and in which he has held various positions since 2003. Guilhem was instrumental in creating the developer ecosystem around OpenPlug Studio, a software development environment for cross-platform mobile applications. Earlier in his career, at Alice Systems he created the world's first secure mobile data connection manager for PCs and PDAs, and researched novel mobile data network technologies at BT Labs.

Work experience

Alcatel-Lucent, Product Owner, apigrove
November 2011 - Present, Sophia Antipolis, Alpes Maritimes, France
Managed inception of new product: apigrove apigrove is an open-source web services gateway to meter, protect and scale your APIs

Alcatel-Lucent, Director, OpenPlug products
September 2010 - October 2011, Sophia Antipolis, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Managed all aspects of all openplug products after acquisition by Alcatel-Lucent Roadmap planning and execution Inception of new product: Webstudio, an HTML5 cross-platform hybrid apps development tool for iOS and Android

OpenPlug, Director, Product Marketing
September 2009 - September 2010, Sophia Antipolis, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Managed all aspects of product marketing for OpenPlug: tradeshows, developer community Launched OpenPlug Studio, a cross-platform native apps development tool for iOS, Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile Events: Adobe Max, Mobile World Congress, FITC Grew developer community from zero to 10,000 users in 1 year Company acquired by Alcatel-Lucent

OpenPlug, Director, Presales and Product Management
May 2005 - August 2009, Sophia Antipolis, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Managed Presales activities and roadmap for all OpenPlug products: - ELIPS Stack : telephony middleware for Linux smartphones - ELIPS Suite: MMI software and applications for feature phones - ELIPS SDK: development and integration SDK for ELIPS Suite (incl. simulator, IDE plugin) Partnerships with 3rd-party ISVs and chipset vendors Commercial wins with Intel, SonyEricsson, Foxconn, Arima, Flextronics

OpenPlug, Tools team leader
September 2003 - April 2005, Sophia Antipolis, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Created from scratch ELIPS SDK, a cross-platform toolset for embedded/mobile software development Hired and managed development team (4 people)

Alice Systems / Northstream, Director, Technology
November 1999 - September 2003, Vallauris, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Started from a few lines on an A4 sheet ... finished as a 25-people-strong startup with HQ in Sweden and R&D in France Created from scratch Alice Connect, a PC and PDA connection manager for mobile data modems and Wifi cards Patented the product concept Hired and managed R&D team (15 people) Presales support in RFx process with major telcos worldwide Commercial wins with Vodafone UK, Orange UK, T-Mobile / Deutsche Telekom, Nextel, and more Company later acquired by Birdstep Technologies

BT, Senior Professional, Mobility Research
October 1997 - October 1999, Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Research on all-IP networks for 3G and 4G mobile data Task Leader in Eurescom P810 project with Telecom Italia, France Telecom, KPN, Deutsche Telekom, Portugal Telecom Standards representative at ATM Forum's Wireless ATM working group