Sylvain is an executive producer specializing in new product and business development. He is currently the executive producer and general manager of Franco Dragone entertainment in China after spending 6 years with Cirque Du Soleil creative content division. He is currently the executive producer of the HAN and DAI shows in China and participates in the delivery of the following shows Michael Jackson One & immortal, Totem, Iris & Amaluna. In his over 27 years of experience, some of the high-profile projects he has managed include the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the Formula One World Championship deployment in China (TV and race), the setup of many joint ventures between Chinese partners and foreign corporations, on top of many other businesses-related projects. He has a solid background and extensive experience in business planning, cost management and the implementation of a project management office for large corporations. He has also worked with project teams for telecom service providers and equipment manufacturers, as well as in IT, TV broadcasting and e-business in Canada, US, Europe and Asia. Sylvain's professional experience is centered on the practical application of Project Management (PM), Value Analysis (VA) and Value Engineering (VE) principles and concepts for improving product and process costs. He is the author of several training materials and videos on project management and is currently teaching evening classes at McGill University.