Smart Cities: The Role of French Technology in Inventing the Cities of Tomorrow
When architect and urban planners Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett devised a grand plan to make Chicago the “Paris of the Prairies”, they looked to the French metropolis for inspiration.
Today, more than a century later, French innovation is facing an important question: can we still say French technology is the driving force behind the city of tomorrow? Business France’s Smart Cities: The Role of French Technology in Inventing the Cities of Tomorrow event explores how three leaders in smart solutions are powering the way of the future.
Stop by 1871 on May 3, 2017 to hear from and meet these three leaders, networking and a free cocktail hour.
Moderated by Ted Souder, Head of Industry-Retail at Google
With the following speakers
Mark Johnson – Smart City Chief, North America at Schneider Electric
Allen Proithis – President, North America at SigFox
Mark Costa – Chief Digital Officer, North America at JCDecaux
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. : Registration and welcoming Cocktail
5:30 – 5:40 p.m. : Opening remarks and welcome by Vincent Floreani, Consul General of France and Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871
5:40 – 6:45 p.m. : Panel Discussion + Q&A
6:45 – 6:50 p.m. : Presentation of the YEi Start in France program, an accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business in France and Europe
6:50 – 8:30 p.m. : Networking + hors d'oeuvres and French Pastries (with the participation of the French Pastry School of Chicago)