Industry thought leadership meets Machine Learning expertise

We are Samp

Our multicultural team combines a wide range of expertise, both industrial and academic.

Laurent Bourgouin

Laurent Bourgouin

Co-founder & CEO

PhD and over 15 years of experience in the energy industry. Laurent has occupied several key roles within various large organizations, like ENGIE and Wood Plc. He was then Technical Director for Dassault Systèmes.


Shivani Shah

Co-founder & CTO

Masters Degree from Grenoble INP and a PhD from CEA Saclay.
Shivani research focuses on topic of Unsupervised Machine Learning for Large Datasets. She has extended experience with Graphs for solving Machine Learning tasks on several types of datasets.

Guillaume Delarue

Guillaume Delarue

VP Engineering

Former co-founder and CTO of HomeByMe (acquired by Dassault Systèmes), Guillaume combines world-class expertise in web 3D (8 patents filed) with 25 years of experience in managing large product & development teams.

Chayan Toufan

Chayan Toufan Tabrizi

3D Machine Learning Engineer

Engineer from IMT Atlantique, specialized in Data Science and Computer Vision. Chayan has a strong expertise in development and optimization of 3D Deep Learning algorithms.


Thomas Grand

COO & Head of Sales

Former Vice President of the Energy & Materials sector at Dassault Systèmes, Thomas has a deep experience in the process and energy industries, software go-to-market and international business with Fortune 500 companies. 

David Gayerie

David Gayerie

Lead Developer

David is a developer with 20+ years of experience in designing and implementing B2B solutions for large companies.
Since 2009, he is involved in many agile teams as extreme programmer and scrum master.
David is also a trainer and share his passion for software engineering.

Alexandre Pierson

Alexandre Pierson

Fullstack Developer

Masters Degree from Toulouse INP, Alexandre is an experienced fullstack developer of web applications that involve geospatial data. He is a handball fan and player. You can find him on the top of his Cantal mountains.

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Nachwa Bakr, PhD

3D Machine Learning R&D Engineer

Masters Degree and PhD from Université Grenoble Alpes, Nachwa has worked several years as researcher with INRIA. She is passionate about Computer Vision and Machine Learning, and a talented charcoal and pencil drawing artist.


Léonard Marsault

Computer Vision Engineer

Engineer from Ecole Centrale de Nantes specialized in robotics, Leonard has worked several year as a 2D computer vision engineer. It’s now time for him to explore a whole new dimension at Samp becoming a 3D computer vision engineer!

Pascal Poulain

Pascal Poulain

Associate / Expert consultant in Web 3D

Engineer from Ecole Centrale with 25 years of experience in the development of software for the industry with a unique expertise in 3D data conversion and integration, including application to the nuclear industry in France and Russia.


Iheb Ben Salem

2D/3D Machine Learning R&D Engineer

Engineer from Telecom Paris and holder of a Masters in Mathematics, Vision & Learning from ENS Paris-Saclay. Iheb specializes in machine learning in general and more specifically in computer vision. He loves building over the recent AI breakthroughs to solve vision related problems, whether in their 2d and 3d forms.

Dominique Gardy

Dominique Gardy


Former senior executive at Shell with 40+ years of experience both in Finance and Operations across the world. He was also a senior advisor at Bain & Company.


Loic Landrieu


Loic is an academic expert in large-scale remote sensing applications such as semantization of LiDAR point clouds. Loic holds an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique and a Ph.D. from ENS.


Ahliya Haime

Apprentice Business Developer

BSc in Architectural Engineering and an MSc in Integrated Design Innovation from the University of Plymouth. Ahliya is now very passionate about Business and is doing an apprenticeship at INSEEC as a Business Developer for Samp.


Armand Zampieri

Machine Learning Engineer

Engineer from Arts et Métiers Paristech specialized in compter vision for embedded systems, Armand has experience in optimization of deep learning algorithms and GPU programming.

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