A presentation of French Innovation @ 1871
“The French IoT Revolution: Innovative French tech changing the way we connect”
Tuesday, April 26 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm: panel discussion
1871 – 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago 60654
Free admission but registration required – Registration opening soon!
Leading French companies and champions of innovation present their technology in the field of Connected Objects / Internet Of Things.
Companies will display their technologies at the event.
6:00pm – 6:30pm: Registration & Welcome cocktail
6:30pm – 6:35pm: Opening Remarks & Welcome by Consul General of France Vincent Floreani and Howard Tullman, CEO 1871
6:35pm – 7:45pm: Panel discussion
7:45pm – 9:00pm: Networking + Wine & Cheese
- Philippe ANDRES, Marketing Vice President ORANGE Group North America
- Allen PROITHIS, President North America SIGFOX
- Amine TALEB, Valeo Manager – Advanced Projects, Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems VALEO Group
- Ted SOUDER, Head of Industry at GOOGLE
Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of dedicated connectivity for the Internet of Things. Currently deployed or being rolled-out in 14 countries, the company’s network provides simple, economical, energy-efficient two-way transmission of small quantities of data over long distances, thus lowering barriers to wide implementation of IoT solutions, and greatly extending the battery and service life of connected devices.
2015 Workforce: 200
Orange S.A., formerly France Télécom S.A., is a French multinational telecommunications corporation. Present in 28 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 263 million customers worldwide, including 201 million mobile customers and 18 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.
2015 Revenues: $ 44.32 Billion
2015 Workforce: 156 000 worldwide, 97 000 in France
Valeo is an automotive supplier, partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the development of Intuitive Driving, the reduction of CO2 emissions and the improvement of vehicle performance.. Key technologies: Self valet park /automated driving – Stop & Start – Dynamic lighting.
2015 Revenues: $ 15.97 Billion
2015 Workforce: 82 000
Discussion and Q&A followed by a reception.
FREE admission but registration required.