President & CEO
Before co-founding Kerlink with William Gouesbet in 2004, Yannick Delibie was software group manager at Wavecom’s Rennes site, where he registered three Wavecom patents in the field of IP connectivity in GPRS.
In that position, he held technical responsibility for software development in the fields of telematics and machine-to-machine (M2M) systems. He also worked on mobile solutions for car manufacturers, embedded bluetooth integration and technology monitoring and internal training on mobile solutions for telematics and M2M markets.
Prior to that, Yannick served as technical manager for multimedia protocols at Mitsubishi Electric’s R&D Center in Rennes. He was responsible for technical coordination of specifications and design of streaming and videoconferencing services and packet session initiation protocol (SIP) on mobile terminals.
Yannick, who has filed 15 patents, also worked for eight years at the French Ministry of Defence, where he was in charge of security around Internet communications. Additional duties included developing telecommunication equipment, such as a data protocol analyzers, and managing technical studies in digital satellite transmissions.
In addition to expertise in mobile solutions for car makers, Yannick is an expert in mobile multimedia protocols. His expertise in M2M and IoT connectivirty has placed him on EU standardization bodies. For example, he is an active participant two European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) 3GPP working groups, one focusing on service and system aspects, and the other on smart-metering architecture.
Yannick moved to the Chicago area in early 2017 to run Kerlink’s American subsidiary, Kerlink Inc., and oversee Kerlink’s expansion in the U.S.
Yannick holds degrees in engineering telecommunication from Canada’s University of Sherbrooke, in engineering from the Paris-Sud Orsay University and industrial computing from the French University Institute of Technology.