Startup Weekend Artificial Intelligence Paris 2018

    Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018


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  5. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Artificial Intelligence Paris 2018

Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018



Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Blue Shaker
54 rue de Monceau
Paris, France 75008

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Let's make the future of AI in 54 hours !


Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

A bit of history...

From November 4th to 6th 2016, Paris hosted the 1st Startup Weekend dedicated to artificial intelligence. Last year in October, more than 11 cities around the world joined forces to draw the future of AI for the first ever Global Startup Weekend Artificial Edition. 


Global SWAI is back again in 2018, and Paris edition is gonna be LEGEN - wait for it - DARY ♥ 

Data scientist, robotics specialists, developers, marketers, business developpers, AI fans or just curious and eager to learn ? Come test your ideas or join a team and participate in creating the future of the French artificial intelligence at the Startup Weekend Artificial Intelligence - Paris Edition!

What are Startup Weekends ?


With more than 4,000 events held in 150 countries since 2009 and a global community, Startup Weekend is often considered as the largest incubator in the world!
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
YOUR TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMODATION / NO ACCOMODATION ON SITE.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 30th


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday December 1st


8:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


11:55 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday December 2nd


8:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


10:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Emmanuel Obadia
Vice President Marketing @Oracle

▪ Seasoned International Executive: Entrepreneur, Software, Merger & Acquisitions, Global Execution, Product Management, Marketing, Communication, Partners (Channel, System Integrators, ISVs), Services, R&D.

▪ 25+ years as an inspiring leader: Focus & Execution
Creative, passionate, get things done, can-do attitude, thought leadership & team motivation, high energy, change agent, complex matrix international organizations savvy, TQM (Kaizen) and Six Sygma practice.

▪ Visionary Leader: Track record of new technologies introduction, Target identification, Business Cases for Merger & Acquisitions.

▪ Recognized Spokesperson and Evangelist: Press & analysts, executives, large audiences keynote speaker.




Pierre Saurel
Cognitive sciences and Mathematics Assistant Professor (HDR in AI) @Sorbonne Université

Experienced Artificial Intelligence Specialist with a demonstrated history of working as a Researcher, a Teacher and a Lawyer in the information technology, and services industry. Skilled in Machine Learning, Mathematics, Data Law, Data Privacy, Intellectual Property, Python and R. Strong education professional graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris.


Aleksander Callebat
Data Scientist @Microsoft

Data Scientist @Microsoft


Taieb Badis
Founder & CEO @The Hackademy

Taieb is the CEO and founder of The Hackademy. Trained mathematician, he started his career in consulting to develop business skills that complement his scientific career. During the 5 years spent in a large firm, he has carried out numerous data missions in France and abroad.

Through The Hackademy, Taieb wishes to allow all engineers, whatever their training, to acquire skills in Artificial Intelligence.


Maxime Jumelle
CTO & Co-Founder @Blent.ai

Maxime is CTO and co-founder of Blent.ai. His experience, 
from academic research to entrepreneurship, helped him to forge a global 
vision on how AI will be part in our everyday life. After studies in 
actuarial sciences, he is now devoted to share his knowledge in Data 
Science to people and pursuing in R&D area.

Event Judges




Myriam El Harraq
Vice president Innovation @ AccorHotels Digital Products & Innovation department

Vice president Innovation @ AccorHotels Digital Products & Innovation department


Sylvain Theveniaud
Founder & Managing Director @Allianz Accelerator

Sylvain is the managing director of the Allianz Accelerator. Before joining Allianz to create the accelerator, Sylvain was the founder of a Product Strategy and Business Development Consulting firm, and mentor of international startups programs. Sylvain successfully spearheaded key management and executive positions in the enterprise IT software market for Fortune 500 covering Strategic Alliances, Business Development, Product Marketing, Product Management, CTO and Head of Engineering. He also headed, as VP Strategy and Member of the Executive Committee, major IT trends in a Silicon Valley company. 


Clotilde Voizard
Artificial Intelligence Project Manager @Groupama Assurances Mutuelles

In 7 years of experience serving large groups, Clotilde launched several innovations and was at the origin of many collaborations with start-ups, particularly in the AI industry. She also had an entrepreneurial experience that allows her to have a good vision of the key steps to move from an idea to the creation of a sustainable start-up. Skills: Design Thinking - Business Model - Marketing / Distribution - Project Management - Product Roadmap - Artificial Intelligence - Insurance


Benoit Raphael
Chief Robot Officer & Co-Founder @Flint

Benoit is an artificial intelligence & media entrepreneur senior advisor, keynote speaker, journalist and AI trainer at Flint's robot school.

In 2017, he launched Flint (http://flint.media), a collaborative experience between humans and robots. Flint uses artificial intelligence to curate quality and tailored news content to free us from our filter bubble.

As an advisor, Benoit Raphael proposes a combination of ready-to-launch strategies based on data and creativity, and operational leadership. He has created many successful and innovative digital medias in France : 
2015 : he has successfully launched a new paywall model for the french local newspaper "Nice-Matin", based on crowdfunding, impact journalism and events (+250% subscriptions in 2 years).
2012 : co-creator of a new disruptive media for the french national radio "Europe1"​ : Le Lab (lelab.europe1.fr).
2011 : creator of "le Plus"​ (leplus.nouvelobs.com) a participative platform for the french news magazine "le nouvel Observateur"​. 
2007 : co-founder of Lepost.fr, a web-based news site launched by the french press group Le Monde. 

Benoit Raphael is also partner and strategic advisor at Sans A_ (an impact journalism media created by millenials), content advisor at TedX Champs-Elysees (Women & Education), funding member of #JamaisSansElles (Women & Diversity), funding-member of « Hub France IA » (2017), and sponsor of Microsoft AI School in France (2018)

He's been a jury member for many startup and impact challenges (Orange Fondation, Startup Weekends...).


Coaches and Mentors


Jean Lebret
Responsable d'activité Smart Survey @Bouygues Energies & Services

15 ans d'expertises opérationnelles dans le BTP, au service de l'innovation pour anticiper les mutations des marchés.
Aujourd'hui, Jean Lebret s'investit dans l'enseignement et les associations de PME pour accompagner la révolution du Big Data et de l'Intelligence Artificielle. C’est ainsi qu’il participe à des projets innovants dans ses phases d’idéation puis dans leur accompagnement vers l’entrepreneuriat.

Compétences :
Technique (si besoin) – Agilité – Idéation – Business model – Packaging d’Offre


Abdoulaye Sy
CEO and Founder chez Obconnect

Abdoulaye Sy pourra vous conseiller au niveau développement informatique, choix technologique et tout ce qui rentre dans le domaine de l'AI et de l'IOT.  Abdoulaye est un  entrepreneur qui évolue dans l’univers de l’informatique, notamment dans les domaines de la robotique, de l’intelligence artificielle et des objets connectés.
CEO de Deepen dont le slogan est la transformation digitale par la gamification et fondateur de la plate-forme « OBCONNECT » (connexio ergo sum), qui est à la fois une appstore pour les objets connectés et une interface de mise en relation, entre constructeurs et acheteurs d’objets connectés.


Kossi Folly
Data Science Project Manager @Groupama

3 years of experience in Actuarial and Data Science consulting for large groups in the insurance and banking sectors on pricing missions, fraud detection using machine learning. Author of the book "Big Data: opportunity or threat for Insurance", he is working today on innovative projects in Data Science applied to insurance such as customer behavior analysis applied to pricing.

Skills:
Data Science (Machine Learning, Webscraping, Dataviz and API Design, ...) - Actuarial Science - Project Management - Artificial Intelligence


Roberto Bolelli
Digital Transformation Project Director @Groupama

Roberto Bolelli has 15 years of experience in strategy consulting and innovation management. Over the course of his career, Roberto Bolelli has assisted more than fifty organizations in various sectors, which allowed him to acquire a complete vision of the business, technological, human, organizational and financial issues related to projects. innovation and growth. For 8 years, he was in charge of the innovation management course at Ecole Centrale Paris.

Skills: Strategy - Management Technology and Innovation - Business Model - Business Planning - Project Management - Innovation Marketing


Juliette de Maupeou
Digital Transformation Consultant & Co-founder of SIBLINGS

More than 10 years in various HR functions. 

Then in charge of digital transformation of all industrial activities of TOTAL (Improve business performance and organization efficiency with digital innovations such as internet of things, connectivty, mobile devices, robotic, analytics, collaborative environment,... using all acceleration methods such as incubation, think tank, fablab, hackaton, learning expedition....)

Now Freelance consultant on digital transformation and open corporate community building. 
Also entrepreneur within www.siblings.paris


Vincent Vantilcke
Global Marketing Director @Parrot

Expert in sales, business development and 4Ps of marketing, Vincent have demonstrated an entrepreneurship mindset at big brands through the development of new activities (Vaio and Digital Imaging at Sony, Consumer mobile devices at Huawei, currently drone business inB2C and B2B at Parrot), through his consultancy business or experience of a start up (eCairn social media marketing).



Emmanuel Obadia
Vice President Marketing @Oracle

▪ Seasoned International Executive: Entrepreneur, Software, Merger & Acquisitions, Global Execution, Product Management, Marketing, Communication, Partners (Channel, System Integrators, ISVs), Services, R&D.

▪ 25+ years as an inspiring leader: Focus & Execution
Creative, passionate, get things done, can-do attitude, thought leadership & team motivation, high energy, change agent, complex matrix international organizations savvy, TQM (Kaizen) and Six Sygma practice.

▪ Visionary Leader: Track record of new technologies introduction, Target identification, Business Cases for Merger & Acquisitions.

▪ Recognized Spokesperson and Evangelist: Press & analysts, executives, large audiences keynote speaker.


Charles Dacquay
Co-Founder & COO @The Hacking Project"



Pierre Saurel
Cognitive sciences and Mathematics Assistant Professor (HDR in AI) @Sorbonne Université

Experienced Artificial Intelligence Specialist with a demonstrated history of working as a Researcher, a Teacher and a Lawyer in the information technology, and services industry. Skilled in Machine Learning, Mathematics, Data Law, Data Privacy, Intellectual Property, Python and R. Strong education professional graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris.


Aleksander Callebat
Data Scientist @Microsoft

Data Scientist @Microsoft


Wafae Bakkali
Data & Machine Learning Scientist @Orange Lab

Wafae holds a Ph.D. degree in Science and Technologies of Information and Communication from Telecom Bretagne. She also worked as a postdoctoral researcher in CentraleSupélec and as a research engineer in IFP Energies Nouvelles institute, where she was involved in various industrial research projects related to AI. She is interested in innovation through science and entrepreneurship, mostly in the AI field.


Taieb Badis
Founder & CEO @The Hackademy

Taieb is the CEO and founder of The Hackademy. Trained mathematician, he started his career in consulting to develop business skills that complement his scientific career. During the 5 years spent in a large firm, he has carried out numerous data missions in France and abroad.

Through The Hackademy, Taieb wishes to allow all engineers, whatever their training, to acquire skills in Artificial Intelligence.


Mohsen Karimi
Head of Design & Innovation

Passionate about high-tech and innovation, Mohsen performed several functions; from operational and hierarchical management, cross-functional management, business development, and innovation.

He is in charge of presale activities within SPIE ICS and leads strategic and innovative initiatives.

Mohsen knows a lot about GSWAI, because he was one of the three laureates of GSWAI 2017 with his project called PowerHome!


Samah Ghalloussi
General Purpose Entrepreneur / Data Scientist @Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé

General Impact Entrepreneur & Data Scientist


Christelle Lachambre
Product Manager Chatbot @Accor Hotels

Creation and Team Management - Strategic Vision & Product - Projects / Product management - Innovation / mobile application / conversational (chatbot - omnibot - voice assistant)



Vivien Barbier
Innovation & Strategy Consulting - Manager @Bengs

Vivien has a 5-year experience in a High-Tech startup and a 6-year experience in Management & Innovation consulting. He has put in practice his expertise on Blue Ocean strategies and other innovation approaches in various industries (Nuclear, Logistic, Oil & Gaz, Transportation, …). As a Strategy and Management consultant, Vivien has helped define growth strategies for companies ranging from startups to large corporations. He is passionate about how technologies can enhance human interaction and businesses.

Skills:
Robotics - Embedded-systems - Video processing - Micro-finance - Pitch



Maxime Pari
CEO @MybizDEV

After 10 years in BtoB business development, Maxime has created MybizDEV.
In order to boost your sales, a full time business developer specialized in B2B from MybizDEV will join your startup team and help you find your clients.
Passionate about startups and result driven, he had the idea of MybizDEV because he was selling his skills to severals startups simultaneously.

Skills:
Business development - Pitch - Strategy


Hugo Borensztein
Regional Business Lead, Southern Europe @Facebook

Hugo Borensztein joined Facebook in 2013 as Business Lead to Facebook France's Managing Director. As part of his role, Hugoworks closely with startups & VCs, major brands and companies to provide strategic solutions for their communication, technology and digital objectives.
In 2016, in addition to his role for Facebook France, Hugo Borensztein was named Business Lead for Southern Europe (France, Israel, Italy, Spain, Portugal), reporting to Vice-President, Southern Europe. As part of this role, he is responsible for coordinating business operations and helping Facebook scale its operations and expand its footprint in the region.
Prior to joining Facebook, Hugo worked at Havas' global CEO's office and as a European Public Policy assistant at Vivendi. He also serves as a senior advisor to high growth startups such as Chefclub. Hugo graduated from IEP (Institut d'études politiques de Paris) in 2015.


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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Paris is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Candice
    Capelle
  • Laura
    Calmore
  • Lucia
    Cardenas
  • Mélisande
    Fleisch
  • Marie
    De Bona

Facilitators


Zoheb Iqbal
Facilitator

Working with startups around the world, London-based Zoheb helps to accelerate and strengthen the growth of a world wide network of entrepreneurs. From early stages of the entrepreneurial journey to innovation within industry with companies such as Aviva, Lloyds banking group,  IBM, Google and EDF as well as governmental institutes, Zoheb works to facilitate, mentor and coordinate the experience of entrepreneurs everywhere. Challenging entrepreneurs to build in intensive programs centered on action, innovation and education. Zoheb is also an architect and co-founder of several startups.

Event Staff


Remy Ramirez
Innovation Consultant

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Julie Delevoie
Digital Marketing & Communication @Modis

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Ines Dimassi
Digital Sales Junior @IBM

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Eric Ling
Developer

Developer


Alexandre Matencio
Designer/Développeur

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Alexandra Bonnieu
Digital Marketing Specialist ☁️@Oracle_France

With 3 years of professional experience, I integrate for the 2018-2020 session the program : 
Digital Marketing Data Analytics with the Institute of Internet and Multimedia, Leonard de Vinci School of Management Paris and Oracle France.

Having an interest for sustainable development and new technologies, I actively participate in events on these themes (Startup Weekend, Hackhatons, Meeting ...), in order to share and live human experiences.


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