Alain Sylvain

Alain Sylvain | Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2020 business conference
Founder and CEO, Sylvain Labs
Alain is the Founder and CEO of Sylvain Labs, a strategy and design consultancy that helps companies seize the reality and potential of their business, products and brands. Clients include Google, American Express, Airbnb, Spotify, BlackRock, Diageo, Hilton, Samsung, Pepsico, AB InBev, Jet, IKEA, GM, Sonos, the NBA and others. Founded in 2010, the company is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Amsterdam and Richmond, VA, and is a Certified B-Corporation. In addition to Sylvain Labs, Alain is a partner and investor in several other ventures, including Master & Dynamic (a design-driven, premium audio brand), So Choice Softworks (a mobile gaming company), Lilo (an açai bowl company) and PetMio (a smart pet food startup). In addition, he has served as executive producer on short documentaries, including Some Kind of Quest and Instafame. He frequently shares his perspective on innovation and culture as a contributor to Quartz, on stages around the world, and has been featured in various news outlets. He is a current board member of Plus Pool and the VCU Brandcenter, and a member of the New York City Mayor's Creative Council.

Find out more about Sylvain and his insights on his website