PNR Podcast Episode 20: Claude Theoret, CEO @ Nexalogy

March 17, 2017

On this week’s episode, we spoke with Claude Theoret, CEO @ Nexalogy. Claude founded Nexalogy in 2006 with the goal of bringing social discovery to everyone.

Before Nexalogy Claude did his postdoctoral work at the Collège de France with the HESS collaboration, where he co-published two papers in Nature and one in Science. After a second postdoctoral fellowship, he was professor of physics and statistics at the American University in Paris.

Nexalogy’s software filters through the clutter of social media environments to identify and analyze the key actors, themes, and ideas that are most important to a user’s online activities. This approach provides valuable strategic intelligence about the opinions, trends, stakeholders, and the other actors affecting a company’s brand.

On the show, we spoke about:

  • How Claude went from being a renowned astrophysicist to a tech entrepreneur
  • Nexalogy’s ambitions and growth
  • Open vs. closed data in social media platforms
  • His unique presentation style on Slideshare based on chalk
  • The Nexalogy insights blog
  • What Claude keeps his eye on in the social media space; hint it’s called machine learning.
  • His most productive time of the week on Sunday evenings

Not too many people can claim to be astrophysicists; Claude is indeed a super smart guy. I learned a ton from talking to him. I hope that you do as well.

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