Christophe is a leader in the Product Information Management space. His focus is on PIM systems and product content acquisition strategy for Omnichannel Retail and eCommerce. He has a background of over twenty years in a variety of areas of software development.
Designed and led the effort associated with a procurement system, which was later sold to a major automotive data provider. This system gathered and normalized vehicle information obtained from multiple sources over various acquisition channels to fulfill customer orders. It combined web crawling technologies with a data adaptation engine using various AI techniques to identify and enhance vehicles (500,000) obtained through incomplete and inconsistent feeds (0.7% rejection rate). This data was retrieved through a fuzzy matching retrieval system. A new XML vehicle exchange format was created to facilitate communication with partners.
Designed, implemented, and deployed a mobile application that allowed buyers to access customer requests by car type or order number, directly from iMotors' customer database.
iMotors, launched in September 1999 as the Internet's first real e-commerce auto company, allowed customers to order and purchase used vehicles online. Managed the engineering team responsible for the design and implementation of various procurement systems needed to fulfill customer orders.