LeWeb Paris’12 Day 2 – Selected Highlights

Theme – The Internet of Things – iThings

DAY 2 our highlights

Following on from yesterdays Socks and SmartThings today we have selected  Babies, Maitais and Nokia!

Babies as a subject , we understand, is rather topical so Withings with their Health and Wellness devices, which on the design side truly qualify as iThings deserved to be centre stage.

The (rather famous) maitai cocktail has now been superseded at LeWeb by Susi Mai and Bill Tai. No we are not  kidding It gets worse. They are both kite boarders. Keep going more to follow. They, mainly Bill but ably assisted by Susi run MaiTai Global which “…. is a gathering of extraordinary entrepreneurs, innovators and athletes. Participants contribute their energy to a shared experience centered around the kiting lifestyle. Lasting friendships form in an informal setting as we learn from each others successes and failures in all of our various endeavors, whilst mastering the complex sport of kiting”.

Marko Ahtisaari’s (Executive Vice President, Design, Nokia) presentation seemed to be rather popular!

Most if not all of the videos from today are on the LeWeb youTube Channel including all the Startup, Social Business Track and Hangout sessions.

Day 2 video highlights (together with a couple of add ons!)


Promo video for their baby monitor.



If you’re a glutton for punishment here’s  a LeWeb Hang out  featuring Mai & Tai.

And their 2012 event in Maui




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

Subject to change

08h00-09h00 – Welcome Buffet Breakfast

09h00 – Welcome Back, Geraldine & Loic Le Meur, LeWeb Founders

09h15 – Our heads are in the Cloud!

Moderator: Robin Wauters, European Editor, The Next Web

Panelists:  Aditya Agarwal, Vice President of Engineering, Dropbox – Brad Garlinghouse, CEO, YouSendIt – Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon

09h45 – David Jones, Global CEO, Havas, Co‐Founder, One Young World & Author: Who Cares Wins- Why Good Business is Better Business & Paul Papadimitriou, Founder, Digital Intelligence

10h05 – Marko Ahtisaari, Executive Vice President, Design, Nokia

10h25 – David Marcus, President, Paypal & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

10h45 – Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President, Developer & Platform Evangelism Group, Microsoft & David Kirkpatrick, Founder & CEO, Techonomy Media

11h05  – Dr. DJ Patil, Data Scientist in Residence, Greylock Partners

11h20 – Amber Case, Director of Esri R&D Center Portland, Cyborg Anthropologist & Former CEO,  Geoloqi, Inc.

11h35 – Pascal Cagni, Former General Manager and Vice President Apple Europe, Middle-East, India, and Africa  & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

11h55 – Tech Spotlight: David Cann, Co-Founder & CEO, Double Robotics

12h05 – Media Heavyweights and Industrial Giants weigh in on iOt

Moderator: Adrian Monck, Managing Director, Communications & Media, World Economic Forum

Panelists: Vivek Badrinath, Senior Executive Vice President, France Telecom Orange & CEO of Orange Business Services – Eric Scherer, Director of Future Media, in charge of Digital Strategy, France Télévision

12h30-14h00 - LUNCH BREAK


14h05 – James Park, Co-Founder & CEO, Fitbit & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

14h20 – Tech Spotlight: Cedric Hutchings, Co-Founder & General Manager, Withings

14h30 – Bill Tai, Angel Investor, Venture Capitalist & Kiteboarding Athlete, Susi Mai, Pro Kiteboarder & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

14h50 – Scott Dunlap, Managing Director, Tenth Dimension Design Labs “Mother Nature’s Data Feed: One Ultrarunner’s Journey to Measure and Explore the Human Spirit”

15h10 – Michael Lazerow, CMO, Salesforce Marketing Cloud & Robert Scoble, American blogger, technical evangelist and author, Rackspace

15h30 – Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder, Indiegogo & Liz Gannes, Senior Editor, AllThingsD

15h45 – Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder & CEO, Instagram & MG Siegler, General Partner, CrunchFund

16h10 - Money makes the world go round

Moderator: Mike Butcher, European Editor, TechCrunch

Panelists: Eric Archambeau, General Partner, Wellington Partners Jeff Clavier, Founder & Managing Partner, SoftTech VC  Albert Ganyushin, Head of International Listings, NYSE Euronext Bernard Liautaud, General Partner, Balderton Capital Megan Quinn, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

16h40 – John Hering, Co-Founder & CEO, Lookout & Martin Bryant, Managing Editor, The Next Web

17h00 – Rafi Haladjian, Founder, Sen.se “The Meaning of Life”

17h20 – Brian Shul, Former Air Force Fighter Pilot & Speaker, Author & Photographer

18h05 – Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

18h20 – Closing remarks -Geraldine & Loic Le Meur, LeWeb Founders


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