Our passionate speakers have expertise in a range of fields, from cloud security to cleantech, and are dedicated to advancing European technological independence.
Tikehau Ace Capital
Augustin joined Tikehau Capital in 2020 and brings to the team 15 years of experience in M&A and Financing Advisory in Technology. He started his Tech Investment Banking career in New York at Messier et Associés, advising large corporates and early to growth stage startups in their respective strategies of external growth and fund raising. He was previously Director within the Technology Group...
Ministère de l’Économie, des...
Pass French Tech Creator
Philippe Herbert, started his career in a start-up, Dassault Systèmes, today worldwide leader of the 3D design and production life cycle software solutions. From 1982 tol 1996, he was at different management positions, including Business Development Director where he started the M&A strategy of Dassault Systèmes. From 1996 to 2003, he was one of the early French Partners of the French-American...
CoFounder and CTO
Future growth opportunity and lead technological strategy of the company. Partnership and disruptive AI project
Entrepreneur and Co-chairman
Self-taught, passionate about new technologies and general political and social issues, Gilles Babinet has been an entrepreneur since the age of 22. He has founded numerous companies in fields as diverse as consulting (Absolut, Laitao), construction (Escalade Industrie), mobile music (Musiwave), co-creation (eYeka), decision-making tools (Captain Dash), etc. Since then, Gilles Babinet has taken...
Independent Board Member
Jean-Christophe is an international mediator specializing in inter-company disputes (B2B); accredited with the Swiss Mediation Federation (FSM) and with the French-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry. As a Contract Manager I have conducted numerous complex customer and supplier negotiations and know how to overcome blockages during commercial bargaining. Transformative mediation that leads to...
Chief Fusionist, VP, Future...
Upen Barve is VP and Head of Future Hub Engagements, at SAP New Ventures & Technologies, SAP SE. He is also the Founder & Curator of SAP Intelligent Enterprise Institute, Berlin Chapter, and a Board Member of the AsiaBerlin Forum. In his role as Chief Fusionist, Upen manages SAP ecosystem engagements, fostering new collaborations based on SAP’s vision. As a true Fusionist, he enjoys working with...
Institute for Digital...
He served as interministerial delegate for Internet use at the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of the Digital Economy. He coordinated the first European Ministerial Conference on the Internet of Things during the French Presidency of the European Union in 2008. He also directed the Forecast & Internet Governance Mission at the Agency for the Development of e-Government for the Prime...
Certified Corporate Director
Entrepreneur in IT consulting for 20 years after starting his career in the French Navy and then in international banking, he now supportq the managers of developing companies, from the creation stage to that of an intermediate company. . Jean-Luc's support translates into - Participation in boards of directors, strategic committees or equivalent (active in 7 boards) - and/or financial...
Before graduating in 2002 from INSEAD (Singapore) with an MBA, Bruno studied at ESTP (France) & MIT (USA), where he obtained his Masters of Sciences in 1999. He also started his professional career in the Investment Banking arms of Merrill Lynch and Société Générale where he spent 3 years as Analyst and Associate. After his MBA, he worked for 2 years as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman...
Didier CARRE, Institut G9+ federating the digital clubs of the Grands Ecoles Alumni such as Mines digital. For several decades, he is leveraging digitalisation tools to improve of operational efficiency in the industry and in banking.
Arnaud Castaignet is Vice President of Government Affairs & Public Relations at Skeleton Technologies, a European leader in high-power and fast charging energy storage technology. Skeleton is a cleantech industrial company founded in 2009 in Estonia with development and manufacturing facilities in Germany. Skeleton produces both its energy storage devices and its own raw material – its patented...
Being French, German and Italian, Giancarlo is mainly European. He started in Venture Capital in France with Super Capital before building their German VC activity. After this experience he joined ArK Kapital to help founders to find alternative financing options in Germany.
Global Security Business...
Bartosz has been working in Atos since 2016 starting from the role of Team Manager managing a team of SIEM engineers in BDS AHPS, supporting service managers with pre-sales and onboarding of new Contracts. Within next 2 years he become a SIEM & SOC transition manager, where has improved knowledge about Service Composition, build maintenance and improvements. Following that, Bartosz started a new...
Anne-Laure is Marketing & Communication Manager with 10 years of experience acquired through multicultural and wide-ranging career paths. She is a multitasking and creative person, up for the challenge in a fast-paced, energetic and international environment.
Gilles David is a French graduated Electrical Engineer from CentraleSupelec school of engineering. After a career at Cegelec where he became Commercial Director of the Hydroelectric Power Plant Department in 1995, he became President of Alstom Philippines in 1999. Returning to France in 2003, he created a Bioenergy activity within Alstom T&D, which became Areva Bioenergy within Areva...
Catharina Dember is a Swedish professional based in France. She runs her own company since 2007. Since the beginning of her career in France she gained a deep understanding of the challenges companies face when introducing innovative solutions in a new market. She is keen to ensure a mutual understanding in complex business relations, which was key to build trustful relationships with strategic...
Bruno Dember is currently serving as the General Secretary of Institut G9+, an influential think tank that brings together experts from various fields to analyze and shape digital transformation. Bruno is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in international project development, mainly within critical systems in the transportation industry.
Chief Impact Officer
Sweep helps businesses track and act on their carbon, so they can become forever companies. Our data-driven platform, with powerful collaboration features and user-focused design, makes it easy to measure emissions, take action to reduce your carbon footprint, and stay compliant with the latest reporting standards. We empower your staff and your entire value chain to build a cleaner business...
Quantum Energy Initiative
Olivier Ezratty is a freelance quantum technologies technology author, trainer and consultant and a cofounder of the Quantum Energy Initiative, with Alexia Auffèves (CNRS MajuLab Singapore), Janine Splettstoesser (Chalmers University) and Robert Whiney (CNRS LPMMC Grenoble). He published “Understanding Quantum Technologies”, a comprehensive open-source book on quantum technologies (September...
Founder and Managing Partner
Ingo Franz is specializing in venture capital and building up tech companies at the Managing Partner of Vectorpilot. Ingo has worked for venture capital funds for over 15 years, leading investment teams including 10 years as General Partner and Managing Director of Creathor Venture and at 3i Group as Director of the Berlin office. He has managed dozens of VC investments and build-up transactions...
head of communications
Hélène is a experienced Communications Director with track record experience in industrial and utilities related sectors (water, waste, energy). Focus on transition and environment challenges since 2008. Current position as communications manager for a cleantech company (saas) - Managing team of 5. Business-oriented communications, operational mindset, customer acquisition results. Expertise...
As the cofounder and CEO of Quandela that is pushing the boundaries of quantum computing, Valerian is fully convinced that photonic approaches hold the key to building the most useful and powerful quantum computers of tomorrow. His passion for this field has been fueled by the beauty of the photonic approach to quantum computing. Not only does it offer incredible speed and precision, but it also...
Environmental Impact Officer
Leah serves as Platform.sh’s Environmental Impact Officer. Based in Paris, Leah focuses on prioritizing actions that promote sustainability, and more specifically, reducing the carbon footprint of our clients. She holds a Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry. Before joining Platform.sh she was a Senior Science Officer at the Technical Support Unit of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on...
Founder and CEO
Valérie Gombart is the founder and CEO of Hi Inov, a European venture capital fund that supports hyper-growth companies with innovative digital technologies. With over 25 years of experience in finance, she has supported over 50 growth companies in information and communication technologies (ICT) and taken several of them public. Before founding Hi Inov, Valérie was Managing Partner at Seventure...
Florent Grosmaitre prepares the future as his company provides Quantum-resilient encrypted communication for classified information.
Holder of a doctorate in atomic physics obtained in 1996 after a Magistère in partnership with the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS). A former intern at Google (6 years) and AWS, he has had extensive experience with the world's largest IT players, Laurent has been helping customers better understand the various IT challenges for more than 25 years and has guided them through the emergence of Cloud...
European Affairs Manager
Agata Hidalgo is European Affairs Manager at France Digitale, the largest startup and investor association in Europe, bringing together 1800 startups and 200 investors. She is in charge of institutional relations, policy and advocacy at international level. She previously worked as innovation consultant at European level and as freelance writer for a French startup.
Scale - Up Europe
Philippe Huberdeau is Secretary general of Scale-Up Europe, an initiative launched by President Macron in 2020 to accelerate the growth of tech on the continent and build the European techonological sovereignty. Scale-Up Europe gathers more than 200 Scale-Up founders, investors, corporates, scientists, startup associations and policy makers across the continent around a shared vision and a...
Marc Kaplan has worked in the area of quantum information for more than fifteen years. He received his PhD from University Paris-Sud and worked in Montreal with Gilles Brassard, the co-inventor of quantum cryptography. Before founding VeriQloud, his research has focused on using quantum algorithms to break classical cryptographic systems, and on the design of quantum-resistant alternatives. He...
Ergon X Ventures
Georgios Kotsougianis is an advisor, entrepreneur, consultant and business angel with extensive experience in the startup and the corporate ecosystem. As the founder of Ergon X Ventures, he specializes in tailored management consulting, strategic advising, and early-stage investments for start-ups, drawing on his extensive experience in various industries. Kotsougianis brings valuable expertise...
VP Sales Western Europe and...
Laurent Lasserre is the Country Manager France at Plan A, a leading corporate carbon accounting, decarbonisation, and ESG reporting software solutions provider. He holds an MBA from the prestigious business school HEC and has more than 20 years of experience in management, business development, strategic partnerships, and sales. Before joining Plan A, Laurent worked as a consultant and manager...
Olivier Le Bourhis
Executive Vice President -...
Olivier Le Bourhis was graduated from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France) with a MSc in Mechanical Engineering. After starting his career in military aircraft R&D at Dassault Aviation, in 1992 he joined Dresser-Rand to take on a number of responsibilities in France and the United States in pre-projects, application engineering, complex offshore projects, development and...
Hilaire Le Gouellec
Startup Operating Partner
Hilaire le Gouellec is an advisor, entrepreneur, business angel and ex operating partner at Bpifrance Venture funds to Seed, Series A & B startups. Hilaire has an extensive experience in the innovation and the corporate ecosystem. As a startup operating partner at Bpifrance, he specialised in building custom “hands on” support programs, strategic advising to startups’ CEO and C levels to reach...
Expert in Industrial...
Olivier Lluansi is a highly qualified professional with a Master's degree in International Political Science from the ULB (Brussels) and a degree from the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique. He is also a Chief Engineer of the Corps of Mines. His career started at the European Commission and later moved on to the Regional Council of Nord-Pas-de-Calais. He then joined Saint-Gobain where he supervised...
JEDI ⚡️ Joint European...
President & Scientific...
André Loesekrug-Pietri, French-German nationalities, held leadership positions in private equity, government, industry and as an entrepreneur. Starting as assistant to the CEO of Aerospatiale-Airbus, he then spent 15 years in private equity and venture capital, including 10 years in China, investing in European companies with global ambitions. In 2017, he paused from the private sector to become...
VP, Head of Machine...
Eric Monchalin is Vice-President, Head of Machine Intelligence at Atos and Chair of the European Processor Initiative. He’s responsible for solidifying new technological and business directions for the Big Data and Security Global Business Line. Eric’s career has been mainly built on numerous R&D positions in several companies, with experience in leading 100+ people organizations and managing...
Head of Listing France,...
Specialities: Initial public offering (IPO, IBO), capital raising, equity and bond market, advice to European SMEs-ETIs, equity studies, financial analysis, valuation, business strategy, corporate finance, investment advice, stock picking, hedge fund, long only, event driven, special situation,
Co-fondateur & Directeur...
Michel Paulin has spent most of his career in the IT, telecommunications and Internet sectors. He was managing director of Neuf Cegetel, whose IPO he managed, of Méditel (now Orange Morocco) and of SFR. Michel oversees the implementation of the Smart Cloud strategic plan, which aims to consolidate OVHcloud's position as an alternative cloud leader.
Gaëlle Picard - Abezis
Director of External Relations
A woman of commitment, Gaëlle Picard-Abezis has been Director of External Relations at Docaposte since 2019, a subsidiary of Groupe La Poste, an expert in the digital transformation of companies and institutions, committed to innovation and inclusion in B to B. Serial influencer and expert in IT subjects, Gaëlle is in charge at Docaposte, in transverse, as well as the management of IT...
VP IIoT Platform & Market...
Currently improving the efficiency of manufacturing companies at Braincube. Paul proposes a uniq IIoT platform with ready-to-use industrial solution for optimizing production quality, reducing waste and energy consumption. He is in charge of the strategy, market fit and roadmap long term directions. He has been 17 years in Michelin IT department moving from development department and...
IQM Quantum Computers
Head of Product
Björn Pötter joined the quantum computer scaleup IQM as Head of Product and Director of IQM France in 2021. Previously he was Chief Technology Officer and executive board member at ESG Group, an electronics and software company serving customers in aerospace and defence, automotive and cyber security. Until 2017 Björn worked for Airbus, where he was assigned various international management and...
Deputy General Manager
After the farewell to Anssi, Guillaume Poupard is returning to Docaposte where he has just been appointed deputy managing director and member of the executive committee. A recruit of choice to implement the strategy around the trusted cloud with Numpost and the international expansion of the company
TME Innovation and...
Charles Praud began his career in the Telecom sector more than 30 years ago. After a few years as a consultant for major Telecom players such as IBM, SITA and Digital, he founded, then managed for ten years, a start-up named Acanthis, a pioneer in Network Analytics. As the CTO of Acanthis he oversaw the development of a line of products adopted by more than 30 operators worldwide, some being...
Philippe Régnard began his career as a public affairs consultant then held several positions within La Poste to become director of Public Affairs for the digital branch of La Poste (2013-2020). He has also carried out other missions: from 2017 to 2018, he was rapporteur of the National Strategy for Digital Inclusion at the "Agence du numérique" of Bercy and from 2018 to 2020, secretary general...
Head of external relations
Brigitte Roeser-Herlin joined METRON in 2018, a leading cleantech in energy efficiency, and co-founded in 2019 « the President College » offering SMEs access to qualified advisory boards. She is also non-executive Director of La Monnaie de Paris. Previously, she performed over 20 years at C-level positions in leading CAC 40 companies like Engie, Gdf-Suez, Solvay and Sanofi , gaining a deep...
Co-Founder & COO/CPO
Julien Rouzé is a Sustainable IT specialist. He has co-founded Sopht (www.sopht.com), where he is in charge of Product & Methodology teams. He earned his Master of Science in Risk Management & Geopolitics from HEC Paris. He also holds a Master Degree in Economics. As a GreenTech co-founder, Julien Rouzé has expertise in supporting organizations in their IT decarbonation journey
Christian Schläger builds mobile safety as his Company, Build38, prevents hackers to install compromised pieces of code and malware on your smartphone. As mobile devices will more and more become the way to access the information system, hence will be connected to Cloud, making sure such devices are not used as Trojan horses will be of paramount importance.
Founder and General Manager
Michel Sérié is the founder of InnoLifters and is consulting international companies with a focus on innovation management, creative thinking and inclusive, cultural and digital transformation. Michel spent 25 years at SAP in various positions. During his last 6 years there, he launched and ran globally the Service Innovation function. His team implemented new ways of doing business by...
Chief Marketing Officer...
A member of the Executive Committee, Ingrid joined TEHTRIS in 2020 as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). She is also in charge of the CSR strategy and engagements of TEHTRIS. A graduate of EDHEC Business School, she has worked with the sales and marketing teams of a large retail group for over 15 years and led digital transformation projects. It was during the Executive Master of Ecole...
SVP Cloud Service and Global...
Rainer Straeter currently holds the position of Head of Global Platform Hosting at IONOS, where he oversees the IaaS department on an international scale, as well as the technology teams at Fasthosts and Arsys subsidiaries. In 2015, he played a crucial role in the triumphant launch of IONOS' Next Generation Cloud Platform across Europe and the US. Additionally, since 2019, he has been an active...
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS ALLIANCE
Head of Cybersecurity Focus...
Dominique Tessier is co-animator of the European Champions Alliance and leads its Cybersecurity group. Graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Dominique has first hold IT responsibilities in the Public sector. Then he has been CEO of different ICT private companies, most having strong European connections, where he has led several successful turnarounds and...
Founder and CEO
Before launching CYSEC, Patrick played an active part in the world’s first exit in quantum technologies. Patrick has specialized in creating business value from security for governments, banks, the industrial sector and telco, using his deep experience in security, especially in technologies relating to quantum computing and cryptography. Patrick earned an undergraduate degree in engineering at...
Change Maker for Energetic &...
Passionate about sustainable development, Cristina support managers and their teams to create lasting value, to anchor their Social, Societal and Environmental Responsibility, to develop their Purpose and become companies with a Mission. In a crisis situation, she know show to transform uncertainty into opportunity and put her entrepreneurial logic to your advantage. Concretely, she brings her...
CoFounder and secretary...
After more than 15 years as an international marketing director in the European e-commerce sector and in digital consulting, Ms. Bauer-Vaugan founded her own European marketing & communications agency Wyngs.co in 2012 and has since then supported over 70 young tech companies in their endeavour of exploring the European markets, especially the DACH region, France and the Netherlands. Andrea is...
Andreas Walbrodt is the CEO of ENCLAIVE, a German company which has developed a technology where encryption can be applied seamlessly to in use applications
Isabelle Warnier - Le Den
Founder & Head of SCALER...
Isabelle is a Senior Vice President at Atos responsible for the Global Start-Up Accelerator. Appointed to this role in 2019, Isabelle successfully evangelized the idea to create an accelerator program for startups within Atos that enables the company to better leverage the advantage of the disruptive ecosystem economy and accelerates its transformation towards verticalization and...
Institut G9+ / SYsolutiuons
Program & Project Management
With a solid experience in an international context (EU, Russia, Middle East) on nearly 15 major engineering projects or organizational transformations, Sarah is a professional of project management having worked in Defense, Energy, Automotive and Transportation industries. She is also a speaker at UCO and Polytechnique Executive Education delivering training modules in project management,...
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