Towards a Better Society: The Impact of Today's Technologies on The Here and Now.
EmTech is the most important conference worldwide for emerging technologies, the stage where the most innovative ideas converge. It is a place where the community of MIT Technology Review gather with the companies with the greatest outreach and the most relevant experts capable of transforming our society and the future economy. The second edition of EmTech France took place, on October 6th and 7th and Toulouse. If you didn't have the chance to attend the event, you can check out the pictures or follow the hastag on social media.
Unique & Innovative
As one of the most unique and innovative convergences of emerging technologies, EmTech France 2016 offered an open forum for participants to discuss the drivers moving us toward a new global economy. During this second edition, we gathered 60 French and international experts, more than 500 participants passionate about technology: entrepreneurs, investors, private companies, public institutions and members of the Innovators Under 35 community over the course of two days.
We designed EmTech France to provide a unique experience for each of its participants. This open forum gives people from different backgrounds and with different expertise to discuss and collaborate on some of our world’s biggest challenges, as we explore the breakthrough and emerging technologies that can be used to solve them.
This year’s participants experienced EmTech’s breakout sessions, which offered an environment made up of 30-40 people per group and gives everyone the opportunity to involve themselves in the discussion. The purpose of breakout sessions is to stimulate discussion around growing technology, and provides participants with the chance to get to know each other and potentially make useful connections for the future. To achieve this, we will asked all participants to generate ideas that could help solve the most influential challenges our society will face within the next twenty to thirty years and beyond.
The challenges proposed for the participants were:
Collaborative Economy: How can we better engage the over 60s in the sharing of transport and accommodation?
Energy: How can variable energy sources (wind, solar, tidal etc.) meet the electricity demands of consumers?
E-Health: By 2030, how will technology increase patient centricity for better personal and societal healthcare?
Internet of Things: How can the Internet of Things reduce electronic waste?
Smartcities: How can we better connect rural areas to cities using smart transport?
The world’s most influential leaders and innovators are coming to EmTech France. Get inspired and hear from those who are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs and changing the world.
EmTech France 2016 speakers include:
Angel Investor & Serial Entrepreneur
Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Blockchain.com
Director of Station F / 1000 Startups.fr
Senior Director Technology Development, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Director of MIT's Self-Assembly Lab
CEO at Superpedestrian and Associate Director at MIT's Senseable City Lab
Chief Education Adviser at TES Global
International partner of MIT Technology Review, CEO and Founder at Opinno