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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Registration, Coffee & Networking
Welcome, Loic Le Meur, Founder & CEO, & Yannick Bolloré, Chairman & CEO, Havas

Inside Bots
Phil Libin, Managing Director, General Catalyst & Co-Founder, Evernote
Eugenia Kuyda, Founder, Luka

Digital Transformation Track Intro
Jeremiah Owyang, Founder, Crowd Companies is featuring a Digital Transformation Track on April 11th led by Jeremiah Owyang. This program will highlight senior executives talking about the big business issues. Such as the Future of Work, Leadership Brands, Emerging Technologies, Digital Marketing and more.

Digital Transformation
Alexandre Ricard, Chairman & Chief Executive, Pernod Ricard &  Loic Le Meur, Founder & CEO,

Nobody understands digital transformation more than Alex Ricard. A grandson of Paul Ricard, the founder of the iconic French pastis brand Ricard, he’s Chairman & Chief Executive of Pernod Ricard, the world’s 2nd largest wine & spirits company. With over 18,000 employees and a truly global footprint, this 40+ year old Group has had to adapt to remain on top. Alex shares with us his goal to have one of their brands at every gathering around the world and his vision of “créateurs de convivialité.”

Data Science

DJ Patil, Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist & Roxanne Varza, DIrector, Station F and Loic Le Meur, Founder & CEO,

DJ was appointed by President Obama to be the first U.S. Chief Data Scientist where his efforts led to the establishment of nearly 40 Chief Data Officer roles across the Federal government.  Nobody knows the importance of and challenges with big data better than DJ.


Shervin Pishevar, Co-Founder, Hyperloop One & Roxanne Varza, DIrector, Station F and Loic Le Meur, Founder & CEO,

Planes, trains and automobiles have come a long way since the movie. In fact ground-breaking innovations are positioned to turn all of these industries on their head.  Autonomous commercial jets, lightning fast monorails, self-driving cars aren’t just talk of sci fi fanatics anymore.   We will discuss the future of transportation with Hyperloop One Founder, Shervin Pishevar and learn how everything about travel is about to be altered forever.

Augmented Reality
Dmitry Shapiro, Founder & CEO, GoMeta (Pokemon Go as a platform)

Dimitry will introduce us to the Metaverse, an augmented reality platform for everyone.  Learn how you can create and distribute your own Augmented Reality Interactive Experiences.

Workshop Intro panel
Julie Pellet, Brand Development Lead, Instagram
Leila Janah, CEO & Founder, Sama & LXMI
Cédric Giorgi, Director of Special Projects at Sigfox


12h30-14h00 Lunch Break


Magic Drones
Marco Tempest, Cyber Illusionist, Adventurer, Scientist, Dreamer

Marco Tempest combines magic and technology to produce astonishing illusions. He began his performing career as a stage magician and manipulator, winning many awards and establishing an international reputation as one of the world¹s most unique performers. His interest in computer generated imagery led him to incorporating video and digital technology in his work and the development of a new form of contemporary illusion.  See his latest creation: Magic Drones!

The Flying Camera
Alex Pachikov, Founder & CEO, Sunflower Labs & Paul Papadimitriou, Innovation Scout & Founder, Intelligencr

Sunflower labs is building consumer products to design insightful home security. Learn how the fully autonomous Sunflower Flying Camera will take protecting your family and home to another level.

Commercial Drones

Henri Seydoux, Founder & CEO, Parrot

Parrot is one of the biggest French hardware startups and has been a pioneer in the drone industry. Hear from always entertaining Henri Seydoux about new use cases when it comes to commercial drones and what he is up to next.

Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Branding for Startups & Sith Lords

Dave McClure, Founder & Troublemaker, 500 Hats

Join Dave McClure on what promises to be a very wild ride through the complex world of branding.


Social Impact

Leila Janah, Founder & CEO, Samasource & LXMI

Leila Janah is the founder of Samasource, a social enterprise that helps people lift themselves out of poverty through digital work, and LXMI, a social impact luxury brand. Hear how these two companies share a common social mission to end global poverty by giving work to people in need.


Dara Dotz, Co-Founder & Principal Designer, Field Ready

Recognizing the acute limitations of humanitarian aid especially in remote and low resource areas, Field Ready came together with extensive qualifications and a deep passion for working on grand challenges. Hear how they are radically transforming the way that needs are met in domestic disasters, developing countries and other low resource areas.


Frederic Mazzella, Founder, BlaBlaCar & Loic Le Meur, Founder & CEO,

BlaBlaCar Founder, Frédéric Mazzella, will share his journey creating the world's largest carpooling platform and building a trusted community of over 40million members. This people-powered infrastructure is the result of technical and social engineering, including creating trust online, with real offline implications. BlaBlaCar is a powerful illustration of how technology can bring people closer together, in more ways than one.


Jamie Siminoff, Founder & CEO, Ring

What started as an idea to provide a simple convenience is now reducing crime in hundreds of cities.  Learn how Jamie took Ring from a passed over pitch on SharkTank to a worldwide crime fighting phenomenon.

When fiction ends and science begins
Barbara Belvisi, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Hardware Club

Hardware Roundtable

Moderated by Tom Katis, CEO, Voxer
Barbara Belvisi, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Hardware Club
Vincent Nallatamby, Co-founder & CEO, Tempow
Quentin Sannie, Co-founder & CEO, Devialet

From the “greatest wireless speaker in the world,” to reinventing bluetooth, to the first community-based VC dedicated to hardware startups, this group of leaders is at the heart of hardware. This promises to be a lively discussion about what’s hot in hardware.


Pop Up Retail

Ross Bailey, CEO, AppearHere
Felix Haas, Startup Entrepreneur & Investor

Ross Bailey is a true innovator in retail.  After capitalizing on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by opening a pop-up shop selling limited-edition souvenir T-shirts, he created Appear Here, which aims to make renting retail space as easy as booking a hotel room.



Pamela Golbin, Chief Curator of Costume & Textile, Louvre Palace in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
 Loic Le Meur, Founder & CEO,  

Pamela Golbin is in charge of one of the largest and most important public collections of costume and textiles worldwide. She will share with us the creative & innovative technological advances in fashion.

When Arts meets Technology
Raphaël Goumain, Head of Marketing, Google France

Find out how hundreds of Cultural Partners & Artists in the world work with Google to enable Preservation, Discovery and Innovation. We'll show you examples of how modern technology like Machine learning, and Virtual Reality create an exciting future of accessibility to arts and culture.



Closing Remarks, Loic Le Meur, Founder & CEO,


Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Coffee & Networking


Welcome back, Loic Le Meur, Founder & CEO,


The Future of Investing
Jeff Clavier, Managing Partner, SoftTech Ventures
Carolina Brochado, Partner, Atomico

Top Venture Capitalist Jeff Clavier and Carolina Brochado will talk about the early stage, traditional and growth stage financing markets. Including key trends; what is popular and what is not. As well as predictions for the future. 


Investor Town Hall
Moderated by: Guillaume Bregeras, Journalist, Les Echos
Gil Penchina, Startup Investor
Evgenia Plotnikova, Investor, Atomico
Geraldine Le Meur, Co-founder, Refiners
Tugce Ergul, Partner, Angel Labs

Join seasoned angel investors, venture capitalists and advisors for an open Town Hall type discussion.  Engage in Q&A with the guests and pose that question you’ve been wanting to ask!

Future of Dating

Didier Rappaport, Co-Founder & CEO, Happn
Loic Le Meur, Founder & CEO,

Happn is revolutionizing dating by allowing users to meet people they have crossed paths with in real life, using a unique combination of real time and hyperlocation.


Workshop Intro panel
Moderated by: Paul Papadimitriou, Innovation Scout & Founder, Intelligencr
David Spinks, CEO of CMX Media
David Nihill, Author, Do You Talk Funny?
Ben Costantini, Co-founder & CEO, Startup Sesame
Matt Schlicht, CEO and Founder of Octane AI & Chatbots Magazine


11h00-11h30 Coffee Break


Digital Health
Riccardo Sabatini, Scientist & Entrepreneur

Technology is advancing medicine & healthcare in ways we had never thought of a few years ago. Digital Health is empowering people to better manage, track and improve their health. Riccardo Sabatini, renowned scientist and a favorite TED 2016 speaker will talk about AI applied to drug design, quantum mechanics to simulate a human being and personalized pharma.  Once ‘other worldly” topics become reality.


Digital Health

Daniel Kraft, Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience, Singularity University

Daniel Kraft, a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur, will explain why the information we currently give and get from an annual visit to the doctor is intermittent and episodic. We get a blood pressure reading… then we wait for the heart attack or stroke. Learn how through the re-imagination of healthcare, we can be more proactive than reactive and lose the idea of “sickcare” for good.


Digital Health
Sam de Brouwer, Co-founder, & Mélanie Roosen, Journalist, l’ADN

Sam De Brouwer has been an entrepreneur in tech and science for the last 20 years but it is a life altering event that brought her and her husband to take a deep dive into the healthcare system as a patient - care giver. The lack of access to information, data and tools inspired her to build a new generation of products sci-fi inspired and using different subsets of AI such as machine learning and natural language processing/understanding. 


12h40-14h00 Lunch


Art & Technology

Elisabeth Mouchy, Co-founder Daylighted & Geraldine Le Meur, Co-founder, The Refiners

Have you ever dreamed of a priceless art collection rotating in your home or office?  Now you can have one with SmArtGallery, the next generation canvas. The seamless way to exhibit fine art and enjoy a large diversity of ever-changing artworks.


How to Make a Viral Video

Karen X. Cheng, Creative Director, Karen X

Viral video expert, Karen X. Cheng’s videos have over 100 million views. She makes highly shareable commercials and viral videos and she’ll share some of her secrets.


Virtual Reality

Timoni West, Principal Designer, Unity Labs
Helen Situ, Editor, Virtual Reality Pop
Moderated by: Anais Richardin, Editor-in-Chief, Maddyness

Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and Google have taken VR mainstream. So while virtual reality may still be too costly for many consumers, there is plenty coming down the pike that should hasten VR growth and drive down costs. Hear what’s next from these experts.

How to hack your way into the AI Revolution
Walter De Brouwer, Chief Scientist, Gen.Life

Jennifer Marsman, Developer Evangelist at Microsoft

Democratizing AI for Businesses
 Thierry Donneau-Golencer, Director of Product, Salesforce Einstein

Changing the World with AI
Alexandre Cadain, Co-Leader, Post-Digital Research Program, Ecole Normale Supérieure



Tim Chang, Managing Director, Mayfield Fund & Parneet Pal, Chief Science Officer, Wisdom Labs

Technology has become a ubiquitous presence in our lives and we live in unparalleled times of distraction and stimulation. Most of us are connected 24 hours a day, but also feel oddly disconnected from each other at the same time. We will talk with these experts about how we can successfully manage this division of ourselves while achieving self-awareness, well-being and work effectiveness.


What's next in mixed reality and the future of technology?
Robert Scoble, Entrepreneur in Residence, Upload VR

Soon we will have phones and glasses that do full on augmented reality. Everything you look at will potentially be augmented. This world is coming in late 2017 with a new iPhone from Apple, amongst other products. Microsoft is betting everything on its HoloLens glasses that do mixed reality and the industry is spending many billions of dollars in R&D and funding new companies like Magic Leap. This future will be the user interface for IoT, Smart Cities, autonomous cars, robots, drones, and your TV.  This is a big deal and Robert will take you through what mixed reality is and how it will change every business.


Benjamin Von Wong, Photographer

A starved appetite for adventure and unquenchable thirst for photography, leaves Benjamin Von Wong, craving confrontation for the seemingly impossible. 'Epic imagery' is the name of his game, having captured models in all of the elements; underground, overground, underwater and even on fire. He will share with us some of his amazing work.

Inspiring Entrepreneurship

Kristel Kruustük, Testlio

Becoming an entrepreneur was not at all on Kristel’s radar. Learn how this young entrepreneur made the jump and hear her biggest triumphs as well as struggles, as a first time founder.



Q&A with Anne-Christelle Pérochon, Founder, Bim & Loic Le Meur, Founder & CEO, 


Next Leaders Showcase

We used the platform to do a “call for speakers”  - the best French entrepreneurs under 30 and got 300 suggestions!  Here we honor the best of the best, in a discussion about entrepreneurship and what it takes to make it as a young leader today.


Closing Remarks, Loic Le Meur, Founder & CEO,