CEO, Cloak Labs
Michel is responsible for providing technology leadership to YouGov plc group worldwide. His portfolio includes application development, IT, global voice and data networks, and all aspects of YouGov’s online experience for clients, employees, and respondents.
Michel has been a Silicon Valley technology leader for over 28 years, having served at the director through EVP levels in both early stage start-ups and public companies, including Knowledge Networks, Preview Systems, Optimal Networks, Systems and Networks, Xsoft, and Integrated Systems, Inc. As an expert in distributed computing, high availability Web applications, e-commerce, networking, and enterprise software, he is occasionally called upon to perform technology due diligence for investors and others in support of financings, acquisitions and partnerships.
Michel holds B.S., M.S., and Sc.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Aeronautics and Astronautics, as well as 3 U.S. patents. He is on the board of directors of the MIT/Stanford Venture Laboratory (VLAB) and is a Hertz Fellow. @michelfloyd on Twitter.