Parrot – CEO Asia Pacific

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.

CHAMBON François

TCL/Alcatel 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.


ST Microelectronics – Directeur des ventes – Greater China Key accounts

Damien 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).

JOFFE Benjamin 

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.

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