The first edition of Viva Technology Paris was the first international event dedicated to the growth of startups in innovative technologies, the resulting collaboration between large companies and startups has been a great success. More than 45,000 visitors attended Viva Technology over three days, the first two of which were dedicated to professionals and the third open to the public. 5,000 startups participated in this first edition. Over 10 million euros were distributed during the event to winning startups from key business partners and investors
Some of the biggest companies in France and internationally accepted the invitation to join Viva Technology. Global digital players from France, the United States, Israel, China, and more were largely represented. The biggest names in innovation and business participated in panels and “fireside” chats, such as Tim Armstrong (AOL), Rania Belkahia (Africa Market), Jim Breyer (Breyer Capital), Jay Carney (Amazon), John Chambers (Cisco) pictured above, Jim Gianopulos (20th Century Fox), Demis Hassabis (Google DeepMind), Rosabeth Moss Kanter (Harvard Business School), David Kenny (IBM Watson), Isabelle Kocher (Engie), Robin Li (Baidu), SY Lau (Tencent), David Marcus (Facebook), Stephane Richard (Orange), Eric Schmidt (Alphabet), Joe Schoendorf (Accel), Jimmy Wales (Wikimedia Foundation), and Reem Younis (Alpha Omega Ltd).
The international event, Viva Technology (Paris), was organized by Publicis Groupe and Groupe Les Echos and hosted by the “Ile de France” gouvernment.
The Knowledge Partner of the event was EY and platinum partners were AXA, BNP Paribas, Google, and Orange.