During a press conference about Viva Technology Paris, the top international meeting place dedicated to open innovation and the growth of startups, Maurice Lévy, Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe and Francis Morel, CEO of Groupe Les Echos presented details about the first two B2B-focused days, June 30th and July 1st, and revealed a preview of the program of Saturday July 2nd, open to the public.
This endeavor was deemed a long-shot at the beginning, but we are well on our way to succeeding. France, Paris, will soon welcome the world’s leading event dedicated to open innovation between startups and large companies. The figures speak for themselves – more than 5,000 startups, over 100 VCs and innovative companies. The most important, from my perspective, is that his event is taking place in Paris, bringing together the most important industry leaders and leading innovations. I am sure that the third day, open to the public, an innovation in and of itself, will allow for an even a wider audience of inquisitive minds, students, families, to take part in a wondrous experience
Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe
We have built a unique editorial programme, with 300 inspiring sessions, interviews and keynotes by the world’s most high-profile tech leaders. How does innovation disrupt society as a whole? What are the emerging trends? Those are just a couple of the topics we will be exploring at Viva Technology
CEO of Groupe Les Echos
Two B2B days to Discover the Top of Tech Coming from all around the world, opinion leaders will reveal their visions of the digital world. Will be attending: Jay Carney (Amazon), Joe Schoendorf (Accel Partner), Jim Ginopulos (21st Century Fox), Bob Pittman (iHeartmedia), Xavier Hürstel (PMU International), Rosabeth Moss Kanter (Harvard Business School), Isabelle Kocher (Engie), Jacques Aschenbroich (Valeo), Tim Amstrong (AOL), David Kenny (IBM), Demis Hassabis (Google DeepMind), Zack Weisfeld (Microsoft Ventures Europe), Adam Singolda (Taboola), Chemi Peres (Pitango Venture Capital), Yossi Vardi, Eric Schmidt (Alphabet), John Chambers (Cisco), Jim Wales (The Wikimedia Foundation), David Marcus (Facebook), Yuanqing Yang (Lenovo), Sandra Rey (Glowee), Robin Li (Baidu), SY Lau (Tencent), and the rising Centaurs and Unicorns such as BlaBlaCar, Airbnb, Houzz, WorldRemit, Criteo, etc.
Viva Technology’s Open Day is the moment where an international event opens its doors to the public. Students, future entrepreneurs, young talents and families will be able to attend three conference cycles, and meet with major business and political players; participate in the Talent Connect job board, created with ManpowerGroup, to boost their careers or find a job; to learn coding with the Mairie de Paris (City Hall), and enjoy dozens of attractions that will take place all day long on July 2nd.
Viva Technology Paris is an international event organized by Publicis Groupe and Groupe les Echos, dedicated to the growth of startups, and digital transformation and innovation. From 30th June until 2nd July 2016, in Hall 1 of Porte de Versailles, Viva Technology Paris will bring together more than 30 000 visitors, including tens of thousands entrepreneurs, talents, investors and academics.