[INSIDERS] The 6 Tech Info You Shouldn’t Miss

by bold-lichterman

  • Station F will open at the end of June.
  • Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund opens branch in Silicon Valley.
  • Lyra receives European approval to become a payment institution.
  • The Triby Family connected speaker is equipped with Alexa, Amazon’s voice control service.
  • For 40% of French people, artificial intelligence will bring more reliability to medical diagnoses.
  • The nominations: Christina Sourieau, Adrien Boyer, Caroline Villecroze, Bruno Zerbib…
  • Online workshop: How to set up a Brand Advocacy program? The 5 winning strategies.
    On March 28 at 11 a.m., Q3 Advocacy will share its Brand Advocacy best practices with you

halle-freyssinet-reportage-2016Xavier Niel and Roxanne varza start to see the end of the tunnel. After several postponements, Station F, which claims to be “the largest digital incubator in the world” is finally due to open at the end of June. The team of the structure initiated by Xavier Niel announced the news in a post on Medium. Originally scheduled for April 1, the inauguration of Station F was postponed due to water damage at the end of February.

Start-ups will be able to set up in the first week of July in the former Halle Freyssinet, located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. As for the young shoots selected by the “Founders Program”, they will be notified at the beginning of April. On the 34,000 square meters of the site, 3,000 workstations will be available. Already, Facebook, Vente-privee and even Zendesk have announced the launch of their start-up support program within Station F.

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Golden Gate Bridge im Abendlicht - San FranciscoQatar takes up its quarters across the Atlantic. Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has announced its intention to open an office in San Francisco soon. Essentially present in Europe, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) fund now wishes to deploy its activities in Asia and the United States.

In 2015, Qatar announced its intention to invest $ 35 billion in the United States over the next five years. According to Sovereign Wealth Center, Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has $ 334 billion in assets.

Anton BielakoffToulouse society Lyra, specializing in securing electronic transactions, has announced that it has obtained the status of payment institution from the Prudential Control and Resolution Authority (ACPR). This title will allow Lyra to take a step forward on a European scale. And for good reason, the company will now be able to manage the acceptance of means of payment and process the transaction flows of its 45,000 e-commerce customers throughout Europe.

By becoming a payment institution, Lyra also has the opportunity to gain a foothold in the marketplace market. Indeed, they have the obligation to entrust the management of their payment flows to payment institutions. “This approval opens the doors to certain markets with very different regulations from our French regulations.», Note Anton Bielakoff, CEO of Lyra. And to add: “This confirms our desire to establish ourselves as a key player in online payment at the international level.»To date, Lyra has seven international subsidiaries (Algeria, Germany, Brazil, Chile, Spain, India and Mexico). In France, the Toulouse company says that one in two payments goes through its platform.

triby-alexa-201703The Triby Family connected wireless speaker, developed and marketed by the company Invoxia, now integrates Amazon’s voice control service, Alexa. Available in Great Britain and Germany, this service now allows users to chat with the Triby Family speaker.

Access content such as the weather forecast for example, or add a product to an Amazon shopping list: so many services that are now available by simple voice command.

RoboticBy 2055, half of the tasks performed by men today will be automated, according to McKinsey data. But are we really ready to interact with robots in our daily life? This is the question asked OpenText to 2,000 French citizens, in order to understand their perception of artificial intelligence.

When it comes to automating transportation, just over a third (34%) believe that roads will be safer thanks to self-driving cars. 39% even believe that the lack of flexibility that an autonomous vehicle implies will end up frustrating motorists.

In terms of decision-making, 3 in 10 French people believe that artificial intelligence would make better decisions than a government official. Despite everything, 23% believe that it’s up to a human to make the final decision. Finally, for everything related to health, 40% of respondents believe that artificial intelligence would make it possible to make more reliable diagnoses. There again, 29% of them want the diagnosis made by a robot to be confirmed by a doctor.

** Survey conducted among 2,000 French citizens over 18, between February 9 and 14, 2017.

Christina-SourieauChristina Sourieau arrives at EuraTechnologies as director of communication & marketing

EuraTechnologies appointed Christina sourieau as director of communication & marketing. She was previously a marketing strategies & digital transformation consultant at Corp. Digital Consulting.

Adrien Boyer HeadshotAdrien Boyer appointed Country Manager France of Pinterest

Pinterest announces the arrival within its teams ofAdrien boyer. He will hold the position of Country Manager. Adrien Boyer was previously Global Brand Partnership Director at Facebook.

caroline-villecrozeCaroline Villecroze joins Onet SA as Director of communication

Caroline Villecroze arrives at the post of Director of Communications at Onet SA. She previously held the position of Strategy, Marketing and Communication Director at Adrexo. Caroline Villecroze is also the co-founder of Contentinuum.

bruno-zerbibBruno Zerbib joins Altice as director technical world

Altice announces the appointment of Bruno Zerbib as world technical director. He was previously Vice-President Product Management at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Yves-ColinetGroupe Micropole strengthens its teams

Groupe Micropole announces the appointment of three employees. Yves Colinet and Charles Parat are appointed to the executive committee. As for Cedric Pin, he becomes Managing Director France.

On March 28 at 11 a.m., Q3 Advocacy will share its Brand Advocacy best practices with you

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During this online workshop, you will discover the top 5 winning strategies of a Brand Advocacy program. These systems are drawn from the experience of major BtoC and BtoB brands such as LENOVO, LE PARC ASTERIX or HEWLETT PACKARD, but also from less powerful brands forced to optimize their resources.

The workshop will combine concrete examples and a methodological framework in order to allow you to immediately apply these strategies in your own environment.

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Loïc Le Meur’s not-to-be-missed Tech conference will take place on April 11 and 12

During the first edition of Leade.rs in Paris, Loïc Le Meur brought together in 2016 an audience of key players in tech, who presented their ideas which can have a significant impact on our society.

This year again, Leade.rs will aim to bring together the key players of the international Tech scene but also and above all the talents of tomorrow.

Chatbots, virtual reality, e-Health, Artificial Intelligence as well as all the latest trends in innovation will be discussed during these 2 days by the best speakers.

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