Elise TCHEN has joined Parrrot in 2000 and has been
instrumental in opening its Shenzhen office in 2006. Currently CEO Asia
Pacific for Parrot, Elise Tchen is also a “French Foreign Trade Advisor”
(CCEF). Founded in 1994 and listed in Paris since 2006, Parrot is one of the
world leaders in wireless devices – most notably drones.
One Touch – Directeur de l’Innovation Lab
After a stint in SAGEM, François CHAMBON joined TCL in 2011. He is the
director of the “Innovation Lab” of TCL/Alcatel and the executive manager of
the group’s acceleration program. Headquartered in Huizhou, just next to
Shenzhen, TCL is ranked no.8 worldwide among smartphone manufacturers (80 M
mobile phones were sold in 2015).After close to 20 years as “China Regional Director” for Valeo, Paris
Hadjisotiriou joined Oberthur in 2014 as “Operations Director – Asia Pacific
& Middle East”. Oberthur Technologies’s production hub in Shenzhen covers
all the categories of products of the group ; it is also the global center of
its “SIM card” product line.
– Directeur des ventes – Greater China Key accounts
LECONTE has been working for ST Microelectronics since 1998. He is currently
Sales director for the Greater China market and counts Huawei among his
clients. A world leader in semi-conductor solutions, ST Microelectronics owns
two industrial sites in Shenzhen (8 000 employees).
HAX – General Partner, Angel Investor and Startup Advisor
Hardware startup investor, digital naturalist and keynote
speaker with 16 years experience across Asia. Benjamin is General Partner at
HAX, the #1 acceleration engine for hardware startups with over 100 investments
covering IoT, robotics, healthtech and more. His experience spans 16 years in
Asia (China, Japan, Korea) in various high-tech industries: telecom, Internet,
mobile, gaming and hardware.
He is a regular guest writer on TechCrunch on hardware topics and has been
featured in Forbes, Bloomberg TV, CNN, WSJ, The Economist, WIRED, Quartz and
more. Benjamin has also been a featured speaker at the world's leading
technology events and universities such as TechCrunch Disrupt, LeWeb, Pioneers,
Slush, SXSW, TEDx, Stanford and Berkeley.
Benjamin's online presentations reached over a million viewers, covering topics
from innovation ecosystems to "Lean Hardware" methodology.