Первая тема: Networking and Accessing Human Capital of Silicon Valley
Первый спикер: Jean-Marc Frangos, Executive Fellow at INSEAD; Executive in Residence, Plug and Play Tech Center
Jean-Marc Frangos is a Silicon Valley Corporate Innovation thought leader and startup advisor. He is a regular mentor to Silicon Valley and global entrepreneurs, for whom he provides strategic and market development advice. From his experience as the Open Innovation leader at BT (British Telecom), Jean-Marc is a recognized digital tech innovation expert with experience in areas such as 5G, TV over IP, Virtual Reality, IoT and Cloud Technologies.
Jean-Marc designed and ran several corporate incubators at BT, successfully leading 9 cohorts at BT Infinity Labs in partnership with TechHub in London. He is presently an Entrepreneur in Residence for world-renowned PlugandPlay TechCenter at their headquarters in Sunnyvale and coaches startup teams to pitch for investment and to sharpen their commercial approach for early market success. He served recently on the World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer Selection Committee and on the Access to Market Committee of the Scale-up Institute in the UK. He is an advisor to the board of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley, an executive advisor to Fujitsu Open Innovation Gateway, and a distinguished executive fellow with INSEAD.
As a Corporate Venturing pioneer, Jean-Marc partnered with Sequoia Capital and Hambrecht and Quist to set-up an investment vehicle for BT. He created and operated methodologies for large organizations to identify, select, invest and work with startups. Jean-Marc also advised Fortune500 customers on their open innovation strategies as part of BT. He focuses now on sharing his experience as an innovation consultant.
Cases describing Jean-Marc’s global open innovation methodology have been published by London Business School, INSEAD and Harvard Business School and taught in business schools around the world. Jean-Marc has been a guest lecturer on corporate innovation at London Business School, Wharton School, INSEAD, Stanford, Tsinghua, Hitotsubashi and Keio Universities.
Jean-Marc holds a Diplôme d’Ingénieur en Télécommunications from French Grande École Telecom Sud Paris and attended the Advanced Industrial Marketing Strategy course at INSEAD and the Global Business Consortium Programme at London Business School.
Вторая тема: Things You Should Know
Второй спикер: Stanislav Shalunov, Chief Investment Officer at FORA Capital
Stanislav Shalunov is Clostra’s CEO, an AI expert and an Internet architect.
Clostra AI platform is used by customers to find operational anomalies in network measurements, identify objects automatically and with better accuracy than human experts, and detect irregularities at a distance in gamma spectrum.
In addition to his leadership as Clostra CEO, Stas also serves as the Chief Investment Officer of FORA Capital, an AI fund that uses machine learning and mathematics to trade on the stock market, executing billions of dollars of equity trades each year on investors’ behalf.
Before Clostra, Stas created LEDBAT, the protocol carrying up to a fifth of Internet traffic including Apple software updates, and co-founded Open Garden, a venture-capital-funded startup famous for FireChat, a messaging app that works even without the Internet and was crucial for communications during natural disasters and several protests worldwide, most famously during the Umbrella Uprising in Hong Kong.
Stas holds 8 patents. He has earned postgraduate degrees in mathematics and computer science from Moscow State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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