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

by bold-lichterman

  • 23 million dollars in compensation for Marissa Mayer who will leave the management of Yahoo.
  • ProducePay raises $ 77 million to guarantee income for farmers.
  • Gmail integrates a money transfer functionality into its mobile application on Android.
  • The One to One Monaco E-commerce program unveiled.
  • How to share the value with your community?
  • The nominations: Caroline Matte, Fabienne Bredzinski, Jean-Charles tréhan, Claudio Pinto Fernandes, Estelle Ricoux, Jérôme Calot …

mayerAfter announcing his intention to leave the board of Yahoo! following the purchase of the operator by Verizon, Marissa Mayer will not take the head of Altaba either, we learn in a communicated broadcast by the company this Monday, March 13.

The new entity, which will bring together all Yahoo! investment activities, will in fact be headed by Thomas McInerney, member of the board of directors of Yahoo! since 5 years. Marissa Mayer, who announced at the beginning of March that she was giving up her annual bonus for the benefit of the company’s employees, will leave with a compensation of 23 million dollars.

In recent months, Yahoo! announced that it had been the victim of several cyberattacks. In total, 1.5 billion user accounts of Yahoo! have been hacked. Following these announcements, Verizon initially blocked the repurchase transaction, to estimate the real impact on the company, before revising its purchase offer downwards.

Read also: Verizon drops its offer to Yahoo! by nearly $ 350 million

HeadshotsThe Californian start-up ProducePay, specializing in agricultural financing, has completed a funding round of $ 77 million. Founded in 2014 by Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck, ProducePay has developed a device for farmers whose crops are stored or stored. For this, the company goes directly to the farmers to buy their crops at the price, then takes care of reselling them on the market.

If ProducePay breaks even on these crops, farming won’t have to pay the company any money. On the other hand, if the start-up makes a profit, it will be paid to the farmer after being charged with a commission levied by ProducePay.

The service offered by the Los Angeles-based company helps secure income for farmers from their crops, so they can invest in new infrastructure to improve their farms and yield. This new investment should allow ProducePay to continue developing its system. At present, the service is available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Honduras and Colombia.

Read also: 4 major breakthroughs in digital agriculture

gmailWhile the first version of its mobile payment system, Google Wallets, was developed in 2011, it is only now that the email service is integrating the functionality into its mobile application. Since Tuesday, March 14, users of the Gmail application on Android have the possibility, via the feature that allows to add an attachment to an email, to solicit all of their contacts to collect money, or well to transfer it to them.

With its new functionality, Gmail wants to strengthen itself in the market for money transfer between individuals, dominated by players such as PayPal or Venmo. The service is aimed directly at a base of several million people. Gmail has indeed exceeded the threshold of one billion users in the course of month of february, 75% of them accessing their emails via their mobile.

The event E-commerce One to One Monaco takes place in Monaco, at the Grimaldi Forum, from March 22 to 24. The event unveiled the key conferences organized during these four days:

  • Wednesday March 22 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm: the conference “Acquiring a consumer in a changing digital world” of Salesforce and Adidas with Sebastien Zins (Regional Vice President Enterprise Sales of Salesforce), Laurent Peron (Vice President Sales Southern Europe of Salesforce) and Joseph Godsey (Vice President Digital Strategy & Deliver, Digital Brand Commerce at Adidas).

  • Wednesday March 22 from 6 pm to 7 pm: the conference “Artificial Intelligence, Bots, Cognitive Services… Transforming commerce in the digital age” from Microsoft with Steven Sirich (General Manager Bing Ads at Microsoft).

  • Thursday March 23 from 9 am to 10 am: the conference “The Age of Assistance, opportunities and challenges for retailers” by Google with Guillaume Bacuvier (VP EMEA Platform Sales & Value-Added Services at Google).

  • Thursday March 23 from 6 pm to 7 pm: the conference “How is Chinese cultural evolution becoming the engine of all global retail innovation?” Alibaba with Brian Wong (Vice President and Director Global Initiatives & AGLA of Alibaba Group).

  • Friday March 24 from 9 am to 10 am: the conference “Watson, the cognitive partner who places customer data at the service of experiential journeys” from IBM with Manuel Diaz (digital transformation and customer journey professional and President of Emakina), Patrick Gourdon (European Retail Solutions Leader, IBM Europe), Haig A. Peter (Executive Consultant, IBM ResearchTHINKLab, IBM Zürick) and Martin Sauer (Digital Director of Manutan).

  • Friday March 24 from 2 pm to 3 pm: the conference “E-commerce is dead, long live Quantum Commerce!” of Accenture with David Kujas (Executive Director of Accenture Interactive, Content and Audience, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America of Accenture).

In total, 130 conferences are organized. During this seventh edition, 15,000 decision-makers will be present and nearly 18 sectors of activity will be represented.

How do businesses share the value they create with their community? This is the question in which OuiShare, a collective of companies in the social and solidarity economy sector.

Based on a study carried out among 34 organizations operating on the platform model, the association formulated recommendations for companies interested in this issue of sharing value.


** Survey carried out among 34 organizations in the platform economy.

Caroline Matte appointed head of Facebook’s “Startup Garage” at Station F

Caroline MatteFacebook France announced the arrival of Caroline Matte as head of start-up programs within the Platform Partnerships team. As part of her new functions, she will be in charge of Facebook programs dedicated to start-ups in France.

She thus takes the head of the “Startup Garage”, the first incubator of the social network in France based at Station F, the giant Parisian campus of Xavier Niel. The outlines of this initiative were presented by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, last January. Previously, Caroline Matte was Program Manager at NUMA.

Read also: Facebook will incubate French start-ups at Station F

credit-cooperativeFabienne Bredzinski appointed Director of human resources of Crédit Coopératif

Fabienne Bredzinski arrives at Cooperative Credit as director of human resources. She previously held the position of HRD within the Caisse d’Epargne Foundation for Solidarity.

jean-charles-trehanJean-Charles Tréhan joins the LVMH group at post of director of external relations

LVMH announces the arrival of Jean-Charles Trehan as director of external relations. He was previously communications director of Air France KLM.

Claudio-Pinto-FernandesClaudio Pinto Fernandes joins the Altavia group as head of the digital division

The Altavia group announces the arrival of Claudio Pinto Fernandes as head of the digital division. He held the position of Consulting Director of XL Marketing Group.

estelle-ricouxEstelle Ricoux takes charge of We’s strategy Are Friday

We are friday promotes Estelle Ricoux as Head of Strategy. She previously held the position of Planning Director.

jerome-calotJérôme Calot becomes marketing director of Nickel Account

Jerome Calot is appointed Marketing Director at Nickel Account. He was previously Marketing Director of Karos.

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