Jacques Tocatlian worked at UNESCO for twenty years in programs for international co-operation and assistance to the developing world in the fields of library, scientific and technical information, documentation and archives services. In his last years at Unesco before retiring he was responsible for the project of the Revival of the Ancient Library of Alexandria. Jacques has two passions: writing and oil painting. He has held several painting exhibitions and won the Julien Miallon medal in 1998. His first novel, Around the World in Eighty Missions, is not an autobiography, but rather the product of an interaction between imagination, experience, fiction, reminiscence and fantasy, tempered by a sprinkling of light humor.
Paul Tocatlian is an experienced software engineering executive and Certified Scrum Master with a successful track record developing innovative and high-performance Web and mobile solutions in a cloud infrastructure. Based in Silicon Valley, Paul has startup and scaleup experience, building and managing distributed organizations from ten to ninety engineers with an emphasis on agile transformation and organizational effectiveness. During his twenty-year career, Paul has held numerous management and technical positions at startups and industry giants including AT&T Bell Labs, BEA Systems, Minerva Networks, and Global Knowledge. A lifelong learner, Paul holds a M.S.E. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Computer Science from the American University in Paris.