From June 30 to July 2, BNP Paribas has partnered with Viva Technology, a new international event dedicated to open innovation. The first edition will connect 5,000 startups with tens of thousands of corporate executives, investors, universities and opinion leaders from around the world.
The goals :
Rethink open innovation
between major Groups and startups to grow businesses and shape the future of the digital economy
Offer startups an opportunity to collaborate and locate funding
accelerate the digital transformation
Give businesses the means to accelerate their digital transformation
Organized by Publicis Group and Group Les Echos, the 1st edition Viva Technology Paris, is also:
Did you say “challenge”?
How can we use smart data to boost employee productivity? Can augmented reality help us reinvent the banking relationship within branches? What technology solutions can prevent heart attacks? How can we process customer data collected through in-store beacons? These are just a few of the many challenges that major groups, active in a wide range of sectors, offer to startups through the Viva Technology 2016 event.
Several prizes will be awarded, while select startups will have the chance to pitch their solutions to a wide panel of investors and executives.
Are you a startup?
Take on a corporate challenge and present your solutions.
BNP Paribas is the co-creator of the new financial services
For BNP Paribas, our partnership with Viva Technology builds on the efforts we take to promote innovation. Our approach consists of imagining the new financial services that will serve our customers in the future.
BNP Paribas, one of the main partners of the event, will be bringing together 50 startups in a special ‘Financial Services Lab’, where they will be focusing on a dozen or so challenges ranging from applications of blockchain technology to Augmented Reality services, and connected shopping with the aim of expanding the services offered via Wa!, a mobile phone-based multi-service payment solution that is currently being tested out by BNP Paribas in tandem with leading retail specialist Carrefour.
“BNP Paribas is thrilled to team up with Groupe Les Echos and Publicis Groupe for the co-construction of this international initiative, which aligns perfectly with our efforts at BNP Paribas: deciphering change, reinventing our business and accompanying our customers through the major digital transformation all the while supporting European ambitions.” Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, CEO of the BNP Paribas Group
deciphering change, reinventing our business and accompanying our customers through the major digital transformation all the while supporting European ambitions.