Alain De Taeye serves as Non-Executive Director on the board at Cyient. A leading light in the field of GIS and mapping, he is renowned for his pioneering efforts in the digitization and commercialization of geospatial content. Mr. De Taeye is a member of the Strategy and Customer Engagement Committee as well as the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Cyient. He also serves on the board of TomTom, where he is steering their geospatial strategy to offer innovative location technologies for a variety of applications, including autonomous driving.
Mr. De Taeye started his career with the founding of Informatics & Management Consultants (I&M), specializing in digital map databases and routing, which was integrated into Tele Atlas in 1989. In 2000, he successfully introduced Tele Atlas to the stock market. Mr. De Taeye served as the CEO of Tele Atlas until 2008 when TomTom acquired the company, and he joined their management board.
Mr. De Taeye is a civil engineer and architect by training from the Ghent University, Belgium.