LeWeb Paris’12 Day 1 – Selected highlights

Theme – The Internet of Things -  iThings

One of the founders and CTO of the remarkable SmartThings project (raising over $1 million on Kickstarter) is appearing at 11.15 CET ie 10.15 GMT and could be worth watching. It was quite an impressive presentation/demonstration. At the end he announced that they have just raised $3 million and the investors include Yuri Milner of Facebook & Twitter fame & also one Loic Le Meur. They have also set up a Developers and Makers Contest with $100,000 in prizes details over at Build.SmartThings. The video is after the Evernote one below which was also impressive and involved some socks!!

Most if not all of the videos from today are on the LeWeb youTube Channel including all the Startup sessions.

This is PLENARY I   Plenary 2 (Day 1 Startup Competition from 11h00 CET 10am GMT)

Some highlights from Day 1:

Phil Libin CEO of Evernote

Jeff Hagins Founder & CTO of SmartThings


Times are CET for GMT (-1) hour for EST (-6) hours Try here for other times

Subject to change

09h00 – Doors Open, Networking time with partners

10h00  Opening remarks – Geraldine & Loic Le Meur, LeWeb Founders

10h05 – Tony Fadell, Founder & CEO, Nest Labs, Inc. & Xavier Niel, Founder of the Iliad Group, Free’s parent company; Vice President & Director of Strategy, Iliad Group

10h35 – Ariel Garten, CEO, Interaxon

10h50 – Benjamin Cichy, Chief Software Engineer, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

11h15 – Tech Spotlight: Jeff Hagins, Founder & CTO, SmartThings

11h30  – Alexander Ljung, Founder & CEO, SoundCloud

11h50 -  Scott Harrison, Founder & CEO, charity:water

12h30-14h00- LUNCH BREAK


14h05 – Misha Lyalin, Chairman & CEO, ZeptoLab & Frederic Lardinois, Writer, TechCrunch

14h25 – Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

14h45 – Ben Gomes, Vice President & Google Fellow, Google & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

15h05 – Katie Stanton, Vice President of International Market Development, Twitter & Jamillah Knowles, UK Editor, The Next Web

15h25 – Peter Deng, Director of Product Management, Facebook & David Kirkpatrick, Founder & CEO, Techonomy Media

15h45 – Dalton Caldwell, Co-Founder & CEO, App.net

“Business Model Implications of The Internet of Things”

16h05  - Tech Spotlight: Adam Wilson, Founder & Chief Software Architect, Orbotix

16h15 – Yossi Vardi, Pioneer, Investor, Entrepreneur

16h35 – Tech Spotlight: Carly Gloge, Co-Founder & CEO, Ubooly

16h45 – Fred Potter, Founder & CEO, Netamo

17h05 – Tech Spotlight: Phil Bosoa, CEO, LIFX & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

17h15 – Tech Spotlight: Gil Blander, Founder, President & CSO, InsideTracker

17h25 – Examining the European Tech Ecosystem

Moderated by: Jamillah Knowles, UK Editor, The Next Web

Katia Gaika, Deputy Director, The IT Cluster of Skolkovo Foundation

Fleur Pellerin, Minister Delegate with responsibility for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Innovation & The Digital Economy, The French Government

Joanna Shields, Chief Executive, Tech City Investment Organisation

18h00 -  Closing remarks -Geraldine & Loic Le Meur, LeWeb Founders

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