Business Objects Memory Lane

Now that Business Objects is now part of SAP, a few old photos…

First ever Business Objects event

First ever Business Objects trade show booth: Gartner Symposium, Cannes, 1991. Founders Bernard Liautaud and Denis Payre (now CEO of Kiala) fold together dozens plastic cubes representing “Business Objects” that can be recombined to create queries (see below). After hours of patient work, we returned the next morning to find they had all popped open again (blame the marketing guy)…

First ever Business Objects event2

Alexandre Dayon, first employee of Business Objects (now CEO of Instranet), in the booth, ready to do demos.

First ever Business Objects employee event

First organized employee trip, Les Arcs. Don’t ask. It was fun…

First ever Business Objects quota club

First quota club trip, Val d’Isere.