French Start-Ups Power Paris Confab

By Dale, Martin | Variety, June 6, 2017 | Go to article overview

French Start-Ups Power Paris Confab


Dale, Martin, Variety


Paris-based tech show Viva Technology, now in its second edition, already ranks alongside other leading events such as Munich’s DLD, Helsinki’s Slush and the Web Summit as a must-attend.

VivaTech CEO Maxime Baffert says France’s digital eco-system is crucial to its success. “Over the last five years, France has changed dramatically,” Baffert says. “The amount of money raised by French tech start-ups is now higher than London or Berlin. The number of startups is skyrocketing.”

Co-organized by France’s Publicis Groupe and Groupe Les Echos, VivaTech, which runs June 15-17, has doubled its exhibition space this year and expects to receive 50,000 visitors, 5,000 startups and 1,000 investors.

There are more than 350 guest speakers, including Eric Schmidt (Google), John Chambers (Cisco), John Collison (Stripe), Ambarish Mitra (Blippar), Jeff Immelt (GE), Tim Armstrong (AOL), Daniel Zhang (Alibaba) and Yang Yuanqing (Lenovo).

Baffert says he also hopes that France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, will attend this year’s event, after he spoke to a packed audience at last year’s edition.

Some 40% of the event’s speakers will be women. “We take diversity in the tech industry very seriously,” says Baffert. “As a big tech conference we can show the value of having a major presence of female experts.”

Baffert aims to extend the show’s international footprint this year.

“VivaTech isn’t just a French event. It’s truly global,” Baffert says. “We have strong international delegations from many countries including China, Israel, Germany, the U.K., the U.S. and Africa, and representatives from all the world’s major innovation hubs.”

VivaTech includes talks, roundtables and workshops: key topics include artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, augmented reality, cybersecurity, financial services tech and 3D printing.

The exhibition space will host demos by enterprises such as Hanson Robotics and Laval Virtual, and by 70 startup companies operating in the fields of VR, AR, robots and drones.

“There will be lot of robots wandering around the event,” says Baffert, “Visitors will be able to touch and experiment with disruptive new technologies. …

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