• Matchmaking in the cloud

    matchmakinginthecloud.jpgThe Paris Region Economic Development Agency (PREDA) announces the third edition of “Matchmaking in the Cloud" event in collaboration with its partners Altran, Atos, Bull & Lemon Operations.

    May, 22nd from 8:30 to 18:00 at PREDA offices, 3 rue des saussaies, Paris 8.


    REGISTRATION is Now Open for both speakers and attendees! 

    - Speakers can choose to meet with global cloud companies when registering!

    - Invited individuals can assist to the morning presentations and the networking lunch.

    - Breakfast will start at 8:00, presentations at 8:30, lunch at 13:00 and B2B meetings from 14:00 to 19:00.

    This event, exclusive to Cloud executives from France and abroad, will be held on May, 22nd in Paris. 20 companies will be presenting in front of 60 highly selected attendees (VP Cloud, CTOs, CEOs, CIOs, alliance and partners Directors, Cloud Architect leaders…) from integrators, resellers, users, public and private R&D centers, startups and Cloud pure players.

    The program hereafter will be detailed in the following days:

    •         2 general sessions on cloud distribution models (Laurent Glaenzer, CEO Lemon Operations) and Cloud Security (Dave Hyman, VP SaaS Checkmarx) ;

    •         Presentation of global cloud companies and French partners & companies ;

    •         One-to-one pre-organized appointments over one day, according to pre-selection ;

    •         Custom program for companies interested to meet PREDA experts on Recruitment, Real Estate, Relocation, Legal and Tax ;

    This very high level event is a unique opportunity to network with your future business and research partners in France, to meet the bridgehead Cloud personalities of the Paris Region, to promote your technology/solution, to grow your sales revenue and sign partnerships with Cloud leaders.


    French executives from Altran, Atos, Bull, Canopy, Cloudwatt, Compubase, INRIA, Lemon Operations, Numergy, Systematic (Business & Research IT cluster) have already confirmed their attendance and are eager to meet with innovative cloud companies.


    If you have any question, please RSVP to Cécile Tevet – ctevet@paris-region.com

    This event is free of charge.




  • Last year edition (2012)

    The second “Matchmaking in the Cloud” meeting held last June 7th at Paris Region Economic Development Agency premises ended on a clearly successful note, opening the way to a host of partnerships.


    Organised by PREDA together with Bull, Atos and Altran, the event was aiming at putting American and European startup companies in touch with French major players in the sector, and sought to facilitate strategic and commercial partnerships, which are key elements for business growth.

    There were consequently over 50 one-to-one meetings in one day between American/European Cloud players and French decision-makers, who for their part expressed great enthusiasm with the operation's results:
    It was a tremendous event. It would normally have taken us several months to set up meetings with 14 SaaS players, all of whom are excellent candidates for the French market using Atos platforms.
    Thanks to the Paris Region Economic Development Agency we did it in just one day! And now a dialogue has been initiated with those promising companies. Our thanks go to PREDA, stated Atos Cloud & Services VP Jerôme Brun.

    This event has demonstrated the vitality and enterprising spirit found within the Paris Region. We were able to meet a wide range of ICT companies who wish to grow through both innovative and fruitful partnerships. We are grateful to PREDA teams who made those meetings possible, added Lemon Operations founder Laurent Glaendzer.

    An encouraging number of American and European players confirmed their determination to develop partnerships with service companies, on both a regional and a worldwide level, and they expressed their support for the Matchmaking method as a means to achieve this objective. For our part, we are satisfied with the contacts we made, and I firmly believe that the Region is playing a valuable role in developing business and in acting as an energy catalyst, explained Bull Head of Strategy and Marketing Boris Auché.


    "Our co-operation with PREDA was successful. Our objective was achieved: we found companies and offers in record time, we attended a very interesting conference, and had some lively, practical discussions with all of the participants... We already know that dialogue will continue with several of the companies that we met. And we are looking forward to the third meeting", declares Bruno Lescure, Partner at the Altran Group, accelerators of innovation and competitiveness.

    The field of Cloud Computing has reached a first stage in its development, and players in the field are all looking for the growth levers specific to themselves:

    - SaaS publishers (publisher-hosted software rentals) are seeking to land some development work for major groups

    - To PaaS providers (operational platform and administration tools), the issue is now to position their product with the integrators, who bring them to the businesses

    - As for IaaS providers (Infrastructure), the market is clearly leaning towards Open Source


    French companies attending were:

    Alcatel Lucent






    Hedera Technology

    Jack in the Box

    Lemon operations


    Stratos tech


    American and European companies attending were:










    PREDA wishes to thank all of the partners who rose to the occasion, and invites you to next year's meeting.


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  • Contact

    Cécile Tevet


    +33 1 58 18 69 41

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    Event venue address

    3 rue des saussaies 75008 Paris France
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