VIVA TECHNOLOGY: Second edition



Paris, 6th June 2017

This month, the second edition of Viva Technology, the exciting Global event centered around innovation, will take place from 15th – 17th June, in Paris. With thanks to its tremendous success in 2016, this year’s event will bring together the biggest names in the world of tech, providing greater opportunities for people to discover and preview the technological innovations set to shake-up our daily lives.

Over 400 Influential Speakers From Across The World

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors (VCs), academics and other major figures will share their vision of the future and take part in debates on key digital topics.

Amongst the attending tech players - who will be deciphering emerging trends, disruption factors and best practices - high-profile directors will also be present, including Yuanquing Yang (Lenovo), David Kenny (IBM Watson), Eric Schmidt (Alphabet), Tim Armstrong (AOL), John Chambers (Cisco), Daniel Zhang (Alibaba), Bertrand Piccard (SolarImpulse), John Collison (Stripe). Emerging unicorns will also join the conversation, including BenevolentAI, Blippar, Blablacar, Hootsuite, ironSource, Mindmaze, Quanergy Systems, Shopclues, Okta, Skyscanner, Taboola, and more.

France will be represented by Bernard Arnault (LVMH), Stéphane Richard (Orange), Philippe Wahl (Group La Poste), Isabelle Kocher (Engie), Jacques Aschenbroich (Valeo), Nicolas Dufourcq (BPI) as well as Jean-Laurent Bonnafé (BNP Paribas).

250 Inspirational Conferences Led By High-Tech World Leaders

  • Days one and two of VivaTech will be open for the exclusive admission of dedicated tech professionals, who will have first-hand access to a series of conferences, interviews, debates and exciting discoveries
  • Day three will see VivaTech open its doors to the general public, with events focusing on key themes intended to shake up, disrupt and fascinate the world of today and tomorrow
  • This year Artificial Intelligence will be among the main themes discussed, together with mobility, the energetic revolution, Internet of things, robotics, virtual and augmented reality as well as the next technological breakthroughs
  • Other themes include: #ai #robotics, #civictech, #CyberSecurity, #education, #energy, #entertainment, #FinTech, #FoodAgriBusiness, #HealthWellBeing, #hospitality, #HRtalent, #industry, #lifestyle, #luxury, #communication, #media, #mobility, #RetailEcommerce, #SmartCities, #telco, #BigData

200 Partners From The Startup Ecosystem Enlisted

The event will be organized into zones in which the 5,000 attending startups will be able to meet, pitch and convince big businesses and investors to support their ventures, including prestigious capital-risk funds such as: Accel Partners, Atomico, Balderton Capital, Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, Partech Ventures and Union Square Ventures. In total, more than 1,000 investors are anticipated to attend.

More Than 100 Technology Innovations Will Be Presented Live

The most innovative companies in the world will present their latest innovations and prototypes. In the Hall of Tech, each visitor will be able to experience and experiment new technologies such as drones, robots, autonomous cars, 3D printers, connected objects, virtual and augmented reality and audio innovations.

Viva Technology will also provide unique opportunities to discover various innovations, including:

  • NAVYIA’s driverless shuttle
  • The most advanced robots including Omate, which is compatible with the artificial intelligence of Alexa by
    Amazon, premiering for the first time in France
  • The LuxAI robot, created for assisting autistic children
  • The 3D rudder, which serves to move around in VR games
  • The Go Touch VR glove, which allows users to ‘touch’ objects in VR, revealed for the first time in France
  • HyperSuit simulator, for experiencing extreme sensations from the comfort of your living room
  • The Specktr glove, which makes and mixes music
  • The smallest to the biggest drones, like the Fotokite which is controlled via an eight metre lead
  • Icaros, a sports device that allows users to fly and exercise in virtual reality
  • The most developed AI and Big Data usages, with Google Assistant

Further innovations will be featured by the likes of L’Oreal, JCDecaux and Bouygues Group.

Important Social And Human Initiatives: A Masterclass With Building Winners

100 startups are invited to meet with VCs and successful entrepreneurs, who will share their tips around:

  • #positiveimpact responsible and humane innovation will be one of the main cross-disciplinary themes of the event, in favour of responsible and ethical innovation
  • #talentconnect and #peoplematter to help businesses recruit sought-after candidates for roles in Big Data, from artificial intelligence to the development of applications
  • #womenrock will highlight the work of 15 inspiring young women, who embody the future of innovation and entrepreneurship

Saturday 17th June: A Day Devoted To The General Public

Families, students - and anyone eager to find out more - will be able to attend and make the most of the events, created specifically for the public to enjoy by the partners of Viva Technology.

These will allow for a wide range of people outside the industry to preview innovations, gathered from all over the world, which will change our lives. Events for the public will include coding workshops for children such as ‘Fight Code’ and social initiative ‘Paris Coding’, brought to the event in partnership with the Paris City Council.

About Viva Technology

Viva Technology is the international meeting place for those who challenge boundaries and are working to invent tomorrow’s world. Organised by Publicis Groupe and the Groupe Les Echos, this event will facilitate solid and long-term relationships between companies and startups in order to innovate together and grow their businesses. Investors, researchers, and visionaries from all four corners of the globe will all meet for three days to forge links and accelerate their transformation. On the third day, Viva Technology will open its doors to the general public in celebration of innovation reaching the greatest number of people. @VivaTech

Source: Viva Technology

publie le 16/06/2017

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