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The impacts of new technologies on business and daily life

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Tuesday 17th April 2018

 

7 pm to 9 pm

in St James’

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DATE & TIME

 

Tuesday 17th April

7 pm to 9 pm

LOCATION

 

Kleinwort Hambros

8 St James’s Square

St. James’s

London SW1Y 4JU

The B&C Club thanks Kleinwort Hambros for kindly hosting this event with us at their office in Mayfair.

THE TALK

The evolution of products into intelligent, connected devices — which are increasingly embedded in broader systems — is radically reshaping the way we live.

Alexandre Krivine, serial-entrepreneur in connected objects, and Jacques Lewiner, brilliant French physicist and inventor.

After setting up several companies in the internet and telecommunication components’ industry, Alex Krivine, passionate entrepreneur and a pioneer of the web, founded in 2015 the Goo Business Group dedicated to high tech and connected objects.

GOO Connect, his project at the forefront of intelligent products:

Founded in 2015, GOO Connect aims to connect people to each other and to the surrounding world through practical and innovative daily connected objects.

In a world where novelties constantly emerge, Alexandre Krivine wants to make of GOO Connect a brand whose products bring added value in the life of the user. His desire is also to democratize connected objects to make them accessible to the greatest number.

Whether it’s audio, storage, home or health, the brand offers different high-tech ranges imagined by its design office, which is developing the innovations of tomorrow. Men and women work every day on the simplification, ergonomics and intuitiveness of future tools.

All products are controlled by independent laboratories that ensure their compliance with environmental and safety standards. The brand, in perpetual growth, is already established throughout Europe.

Goo business is now officially partnering with a French startup specialised in electric scooters. This startup was created by Jacques Lewiner, a world-renowned physicist and French inventor, professor and honorary scientific director of ESPCI Paris.

Lets have the pleasure of meeting and asking questions to those two eminent technology professionals.

WITH

Alexandre Krivine, serial entrepreneur, at the head of the French company GOO.

A passionate entrepreneur and a pioneer of the web, he founded GOO Connect, a state-of-the-art connected objects business.

Alexandre Krivine imagines, innovates, builds companies and creates jobs since the 1990s. Alexandre Krivine, an atypical profile with a remarkable career. Outstanding personality, diplomas in agronomy, computer science but also in genetics.

Alexandre Krivine sanctioned in 1992 his studies from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Agronomie de Paris and the École Pour l’Informatique et les Techniques Avancées de Paris (EPITA) by joining the Thomson group as a development engineer and then as a project manager. In 1993 he joined Marben (software publisher) where he quickly rose through the ranks from project manager to vice president.

In 1995, attracted by the high-tech sector and the birth of the Internet, he created his first company, Skyworld. The company then becomes one of the 5 largest French providers of Internet access (FAI) and has a 10% market share. Skyworld is sold in 1997 in Cegetel.

The entrepreneurial virus has spread and Alexandre Krivine embarks on a second adventure by creating Mine & Yours (real-time publication of financial information on the web) with the assistance of AFP and the broker Liberty Roussin. The site is resold to Vivendi Corporation in 1997.

These initial successes led him to Cegetel’s Internet management, before quickly returning to business creation by founding Right Vision. Its third company occupies in 1999 a leading position in the market of Internet devices in Europe. After 5 years of expansion and open offices around the world (London, Sofia-Antipolis, Milan, Paris, etc.), Right Vision is sold in 2004 to Alcatel.

Between 2005 and 2006 he joined the position of President and CEO of Right Vision and Vice President of Alcatel Business System. He left Right Vision in 2006 and decided to use the participation obtained by the sale of Right Raven to develop the first communication flow management tool (telecom).

About GOO Connect, his project at the forefront of intelligent products.

Founded in 2014, GOO Connect aims to connect people to each other and to the surrounding world through practical and innovative daily connected objects.

In a world where novelties constantly emerge, Alexandre Krivine wants to make of GOO Connect a brand whose products bring added value in the life of the user. His desire is also to democratize connected objects to make them accessible to the greatest number.

Whether it’s audio, storage, home or health, the brand offers different high-tech ranges imagined by its design office, which is developing the innovations of tomorrow. Men and women work every day on the simplification, ergonomics and intuitiveness of future tools.

All products are controlled by independent laboratories that ensure their compliance with environmental and safety standards. The brand, in perpetual growth, is already established throughout Europe.

Jacques Lewiner

Jacques Lewiner, born in 1943 is a French physicist and inventor. He is Professor and Honorary Scientific Director of École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI Paris), and dean of innovation and entrepreneurship at PSL Research University.

Jacques Lewiner has carried out basic and applied research in various domains of Physics. After his PhD he taught at Catholic University of America and specialized in the study of the electrical properties of solid matter. Back in France he was nominated Professor in charge of the Electromagnetism Chair at ESPCI Paris where Georges Charpak arrived in 1980. In 1987 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes asks him to become Scientific Director of ESPCI Paris, a position he will keep until 2001.

His works have been devoted to electrical insulators and particularly electrets, instrumentation and sensors, for instance in medical imaging, or on the improvement of telecommunication networks.

Jacques Lewiner has filed a large number of patent applications leading to industrial development, either through licenses granted to industrial companies or through start-up companies often created with former students or researchers. He has participated in the creation of various technology oriented start up companies, for instance Inventel, specializing in Telecommunications, Finsécur which develops and markets fire detection systems, Sculpteo which is an online 3D printing platform, Roowin in the field of chemical synthesis and Cynove in embedded electronics devices. Most of these companies have experienced a strong growth. For instance Inventel, which was the French leader for multimedia gateways was bought by Thomson SA in 2005. With Jean-Louis Viovy he created Fluigent [6] which develops fluid motion systems for micro-fluidic applications.

Jacques Lewiner is laureate of the French Academy of Sciences in 1990, Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honor, member of the French Academy of Technologies since 2005, Honorary Fellow of the Technion, Doctor Honoris Causa from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Doctor Honoris Causa from Technion. In 2017 he has received the Marius Lavet Special Prize.