Pascal Lauria

Founder @ Cogia Intelligence

Pascal Lauria is the founder of Cogia Intelligence. A leading German semantic search technology and web intelligence software house with several patents and major global customers in the private and public sector. He has over 15 years of high tech, IT and mobile technology experience.

He was VP Sales & Marketing APAC responsible for Xandros in Asia and their Netbook success. With Asus he created the biggest Linux notebook success in history, over a billion US$ on sales with Asus and their Linux based eeePC, which had caused a worldwide market shift in the global PC and notebook market.

Before that he has worked for a Silicon Valley based startup called Scalix as EMEA Sales Director and established Scalix in Europe and Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as the leading Linux groupware alternative to Microsoft Exchange during his time.

He started his IT career as Account Executive at Ulead System in Taipei, Taiwan in 1997 and later changed to Samsung and became very quickly the EMEA Sales Manager for Samsung SDS Europe.

Pascal holds a MBA from the German Graduate School of Management and law and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Winnipeg. He is fluent in German, English, Italian, and intermediate in Mandarin Chinese.