As every year the CES (Consumer Electronic Show) is held at Las Vegas. Journalists flock the event and bombard social media with pictures, articles and videos of improbable products that will never see the light of the market.
I’ll be hosting the BlendWebMix conference in Lyon (France) on November 13 and 14. This year program is about “Tech for Good”. You’ve seen this central theme running with most of the tech conferences lately and it’s probably not going to stop anytime soon.
If you’re in Lyon (and speak French) you probably want to attend BlendWebMix. It’s a conference that does it’s best to keep it a sort of family thing with as much proximity with speakers as possible, open side events and a good mix of hands-on tech discussion (from development to design) and tech culture or business strategy. I usually enjoy my time there very much and I’m quite pleased to be the MC this year.
Also, on the last day, I’ll be giving a 40 min hot take / debrief of everything I saw and discussed at Blend. It’s an open session on the side of the main event, so there won’t be a lot of seats. Get in fast!
I haven’t done a public keynote in a while, so just a quick heads up: I will be in Toulouse (France) and have a one hour talk on startup valuation, managing risk and uncertainties, and what it means for investors (including corporations and their innovation programs).
It’s in partnership with Nubbo the local incubator and a dear partner of us since 2013. The keynote will be on April 8 and starting at 6:30pm. It’s a free event (you’re welcome).
Click below for the full presentation (in French):
Here is what I can share for now:
I will be one of the round table speakers at the IRU Wolrd Congress in Muscat, Oman, this November.
New technology and business models: prosper or perish? The combination of automation, the “sharing economy” and decarbonisation objectives leads, among others, to the emergence of digital platforms and new business models and the disruption of the traditional the bus and coach transport industry. The industry needs to step up and integrate these solutions to reap the benefits of these technological and societal developments. This panel will explore if and how digital platforms and new business models change the rules of the game.
We will discuss key shifts in world transport, mobility and logistics markets with a very exciting and comprehensive programme. I’ll be flying in and out pretty much, but in case you are there and want to meet I’ll be more than happy to find the time.