alphalist.CTO Podcast

#23 - Olivier Bonnet // CTO BlaBlaCar

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This time I had Olivier Bonnet, the CTO of BlaBlaCar in the podcast. BlaBlaCar is the carpooling company: They own the market. They are active in 22 Countries, have 100M+ Users and acquired 12 other carpooling companies. Olivier, the CTO, joined me to talk about:

  • How his time at  Apple taught him to think long term
  • 100 million users, 12 acquisitions: The strategy behind BlaCar
  • The complexity of route planning 🌐
  • How writing 🖊️ helps people at Bla to structure their thoughts: They are writing press releases for new features, Amazon style.
  • You build it, you run it! How technology decision discipline works at BlaCar

Was a great ride with you, Olivier! We both turned out to be a bit more Bla ;-) in this episode than we initially thought.


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