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Tue, 20 Jun


Le Bristol

Unleashing Europe's Software Potential : A VIP Boardwave Dinner Debate in Paris

For our first VIP event in Paris, we will lead a debate about the state of the French & European software market, and how we can better collaborate to be more competitive. The evening will be co-hosted by some of the most successful leaders in the our industry and is sponsored by Bank of America.

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Unleashing Europe's Software Potential : A VIP Boardwave Dinner Debate in Paris
Unleashing Europe's Software Potential : A VIP Boardwave Dinner Debate in Paris

Time & Place

20 Jun 2023, 18:30 – 22:30 CEST

Le Bristol , 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France

About the event

Event Hosts: 

Leo Apotheker, former CEO SAP & HP and Boardwave Patron

Franck Cohen - Board Advisor and Non-Executive Director

Jose Duarte - CEO, Infovista and Boardwave Patron

Guy Dubois, Chair, Septeo and ex-CEO of Temenos

Pascal Houillon, CEO, Cegid and Boardwave Patron

Phill Robinson, Founder of Boardwave

Sponsored by: Bank of America

What To Expect At A Boardwave Dinner?

The secret sauce to a really great networking dinner, is the calibre people who are there to meet you, the quality of the discussion, which is interesting and thought provoking. And finally the dining experience, whether its at a cool venue, or michelin star restaurant. If you bring all these things together everyone has a great time, learns a little and meets new friends and colleagues.

Unleashing Europe's software potential

At our first VIP dinner in France, we revisit the topic of our podcast, discussing the current state of the French & European Software market, and how we can be more competitive. 

Join our exclusive Boardwave dinner debate in Paris, where we'll dive into the European software market's future with our esteemed hosts including Leo Apotheker, Pascal Houillon, Jose Duarte, Guy Dubois, and Franck Cohen, leading visionaries in the industry. As well as next-generation emerging leaders like Alexandre de Vigan, Founder of nfinite

Together, let's explore strengths and weaknesses, identify key barriers, and discuss strategies for building world-beating software firms to rival Silicon Valley. Don't miss this opportunity to network with fellow French CEOs and shape the future of our software industry.

The debate about how we could build more world beating software firms, akin to the historical successes of Silicon Valley has been discussed for many years. Historically, access to capital was an issue in Europe, but that is no longer a barrier, so whats holding us back? What are our strengths and weaknesses on global basis, and what should we do about it?

See our recent blog article from Boardwave Patron, Leo Apotheker on why European software leaders need patience and persistance to win. In this blog, Leo draws from his personal success story - namely how he took one of the few European-headquartered software businesses global.

We are grateful to Bank of America for their Sponsorship of Boardwave and this event in particular.

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