Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, John Chambers, Maurice Lévy, Will Shu to Join Bloomberg’s Sooner Than You Think Line-up in Paris, May 22 and 23

New speakers confirmed alongside Carlos Ghosn, Xavier Niel, William R. Evanina, Flavia Tata Nardini, Ilkka Paananen, Niklas Zennström

On May 22 and 23, Sooner Than You Think, a Bloomberg technology summit, will bring together leaders in technology and business at Station F in Paris to share vital insights into the trends and transformations emerging in three core subject areas: Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence. Bloomberg has announced new speakers to the event line-up, including Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, John Chambers, Founder & CEO, JC2 Ventures; Maurice Lévy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Publicis Groupe; and Will Shu, Co-founder and CEO of Deliveroo.

The event will feature conversations with DeepMind Co-Founder Mustafa Suleyman; Director of U.S. National Counterintelligence & Security Center William R. Evanina; Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn; Fleet Co-Founder and CEO Flavia Tata Nardini; French technology entrepreneur, Xavier Niel; Stripe Co-Founder, John Collison; Accenture Global CEO and Chairman, Pierre Nanterme; CEO and Founding Partner of Atomico, Niklas Zennström; NNAISENSE President Jürgen Schmidhuber; BlaBlaCar Founder and President Frédéric Mazzella, and many more.

Bloomberg’s technology and business editors, including Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, will lead the on-stage discussions. Topics will include the next generation of cybersecurity risks and solutions, how AI and machine learning will change the future of business and work as we know it, Europe’s startup success stories and the region’s unique entrepreneurial culture, and the enormous benefits and risks associated with the IoT and big data.

The event will also feature presentations of key data on the various topics from Bloomberg’s global research division, Bloomberg Intelligence.

The conversations from the event will be streamed live on Bloomberg digital platforms and will be aired globally on Bloomberg TV. The Sooner Than You Think initiative includes a special issue of Bloomberg Businessweek that will be published on May 17, a web site for Sooner Than You Think coverage throughout the year, immersive digital content and special programming on Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio.

“We are thrilled to host such a hugely talented and diverse group of technology and business leaders at our Sooner Than You Think tech summit in Paris at Station F, the largest startup campus in the world,” said Stephen Colvin, Global Head of Bloomberg Live. “The spirit of the event aligns with the vision of Station F, which inspires and fosters innovation every day. We are also delighted to be working with our sponsor partners, Accenture and Forcepoint. This is the first of three Sooner Than You Think conferences we will host this year with events in Singapore and New York taking place in September and October. ”

“We’re excited to expand our new flagship technology conference Sooner Than You Think to Paris, bridging the unmatched data and analytical power of Bloomberg’s global resources with insights from industry leaders into the future of business and technology,” said Mark Miller, Editor of Bloomberg Live.

In addition, a special edition of the digital video series “Hello World,” hosted by Bloomberg’s Ashlee Vance, returns with a special premiere screening at the conference on May 23, followed by six short episodes that will post each week following the event.

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Station F is the largest startup campus in the world, located in central Paris and backed by entrepreneur-investor Xavier Niel. The 34,000 sq meter building is home to 1,000 startups, hosting an entire startup ecosystem under one roof. Opened in Summer 2017 by French President Emmanuel Macron, Station F is home to companies like Facebook, Zendesk, Vente-Privée, HEC, Microsoft, and many more.


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