VivaTechnology 2019


Since the launch of VivaTechnology in 2016, Orange has been a major partner of this European event. The show is taking place from 16 to 18 May 2019 at the Parc des Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris.

The agility and creativity shown by start-ups is very inspiring, and is one of the reasons Orange supports them to develop groundbreaking solutions that enable new uses and improve customer experience. We identify, support, and promote start-ups around the world whatever their stage of maturity.

Vivatech is an opportunity for discussion and interaction; between start-ups, start-ups and large organisations, start-ups and industrial or academic groups; and between start-ups and citizens or students.   

This year’s programme includes more than 160 start-up from all over the world who will present their innovations, particularly around:   

  • Simplified IoT: what is technically complex must still be easy to use.  
  • Useful Artificial Intelligence: ensure that AI meets our everyday essential needs.
  • Secure digital life: embed our cyber security approach and make the online world safer for society.
  • High-performing networks: a more available, efficient and intelligent network is the foundation for a digital world that’s accessible to all.  

VivaTech 2019: see 3 groundbreaking demos

Djingo car enables you to enjoy a joined-up experience between a connected home and car.

Press the button behind the steering wheel to speak to Djingo, Orange’s voice assistant, who can help you control and protect your home. You’ll also be able to manage your calls, messages, get directions, listen to music or the radio, all while keeping your eyes on the road.  

Holoparty brings future immersive augmented reality services to life.

Thanks to the Magic Leap One headset, you can interact with an Orange customer advisor in a different location via hologram and explore Orange products and services in real time without leaving the Hall of Tech.

Orange invites you into the Hacking room.

Every day people generate billions of pieces of data around the world. While it can be a fantastic source of innovation, this data can also be used by cyber criminals. To better understand the risks around us, join the cyber escape game and try your hand at a secret hacking mission.

Find out how start-ups are preparing for VivaTech.

10:00-10:40

Vivatech opening session « Digital Transformation, Chapter 2 »

Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO, Orange Group

Stage One

11:00-11:30

Start-up roundtable « Impact of technologies
in emerging markets »

Orange Stage

11:05-11:30

CEO Forum

Helmut Reisinger, CEO, Orange Business Services

Olivier Hersent, Founder and CEO, Actility

Michel L’Hostis, CEO, Apizee

CEO Forum Stage

11:45-12:30

“Orange and Start-ups” press briefing

Mari-Noëlle Jégo‑Laveissière, Deputy CEO, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Orange Group

Orange Stage

13:30-14:00

Keynote session

Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO, Orange Group

Stage One

14:00-14:30

Start-up roundtable “AI for smart businesses”

Orange Stage

15:00-15:45

“Panorama” by Orange & Maddyness: spotlight on the innovative tech ecosystem within the French regions

Vincent Puren, MaddyStudio Director, Maddyness

With Plastic Odyssey, Klaxoon, Hease Robotics, Ollca

Orange Stage

15:40-16:05

VC Summit: What Makes Early‑Stage and Seed Investment Special?

Marc Rennard, CEO Orange Digital Investment and Chairman Orange Digital Ventures

Start-up Stage

16:00-16:30

Multi-player collaboration at the heart of IoT

Sophie Marchand, IoT Group Programme Director, Orange

Nicolas Dentant, Sales & Co-founder, JYSE

Bert Vanaken, Founder, WMW

Moderator: Sophie Brafman, Journalist

Orange Stage

16:30-17:00

Women entrepreneurs in tech: understand them to strengthen them

Claudine Schmuck, Gender Scan author – Global Contact

Salwa Toko, Chair of the French Digital National Council

Christine Albanel, Senior Executive Vice-President of CSR, Diversity, Partnerships and Philanthropy, Orange Group

Moderator: Sophie Brafman, Journalist

Orange Stage

17:00-18:00

Session followed by a drinks reception with women entrepreneurs

Orange Stage

09:30-10:30

Orange 5G Challenge award ceremony

Arnaud Vamparys, Senior VP Radio Networks and 5G Champion, Orange

Moderator: Sophie Brafman, Journalist

Orange Stage

10:30-11:00

Orange and Start-ups: innovating to accelerate skills development for tomorrow’s technologies

Valérie Le Boulanger, Executive Director in charge of Human Resources, Orange Group

Elisabeth Belois Fonteix, Learning & Development Director, Orange Group

Béatrice Gherara, co-Founder and marketing Director, Kokoroe

François Durollet, CEO, Simplon.co

Moderator: Sophie Brafman, Journalist

Orange Stage

11:15-11:45

Start-up roundtable “Women in Tech”

Orange Stage

11:45-12:15

Orange & Nevers conurbation partnership for Smart City co‑innovation

Denis Thuriot, Nevers Agglomeration President and Mayor of Nevers

Véronique Morlighem, VP Regional Director Burgundy, Orange

Roselyne Nguyen, Smart City Strategy & Marketing Director, Orange Business Services

Moderator: Sophie Brafman, Journalist

Orange Stage

12:00-13:00

Plenary session “ Technology serving the common good”

Gervais Pellissier, Delegate CEO, Group Transformation, Orange

Hall 2

14:30-15:00

2018 French Corporate VC Barometer: what are the key trends?

Orange Digital Ventures, Deloitte

Orange Stage

15:00-15:30

“Hire an hacker, before being hacked”

Nicolas Arpagian, Strategy & Public Affairs Director, Orange Cyberdefense

Guillaume Vassault‑Houlière, CEO, Yes We Hack

Orange Stage

15:30-16:00

Start-up roundtable “Entrepreneurship / Intrapreneurship”

Orange Stage

16:00-16:30

“Europe as an exceptional soil for
a responsible AI”

Patrice Slupowski, VP Digital Innovation, Orange Technocentre

Marcus Goddard, VP Intelligence, Netexplo

Moderator: Sophie Brafman, Journalist

Orange Stage

10:00-10:30

Start-up roundtable “How digital makes life easier”

Orange Stage

11:00-12:00

Sparkshow around “Social engagement”

Bénévolt: Amélie Arcile, Co-founder

Vendredi: Félix de Monts, Initiator

Ce Que Mes Yeux Ont Vu: Stéphanie Merran, CEO

Isahit: Philippe Coup-Jambet, Co-founder

La Fabrique Nomade: Inès Mesmar, Director

Tempo: Isabelle Chalony, Founder

Orange Stage

14:30-15:00

“Orange is recruiting for the jobs of the future”

Véronique Biecques, Director of Recruitment and Employer Engagement, Orange

Orange Data School

Orange Work/Study Programmes

Moderator: Sophie Brafman, Journalist

Orange Stage

15:00-15:30

Start-up immersion: testimonials of new learning methods

Laurent Lefebvre, CEO RendR

Gabrielle Stypak, Orange

Vincent Mendes, CEO EntrUp

Andreea Barbuu, Orange

Moderator: Sophie Brafman, Journalist

Orange Stage