Laure Le Bars is Research Project Director at SAP. She coordinates a Quantum Computing @SAP initiative. She is president of QuIC, and also co-lead of the Quantum Computing Industry Group. She was the Managing Director of SAP Labs Canada since its inception in 1997 until 2008. She was also the Managing Director of SAP Labs Hungary until 2007.
She holds degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique pour l’Industrie et l’Entreprise (France). Her thesis dealt with Operation Research for Artificial Intelligence at GERAD in Montréal, Canada.