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Intervenant :   Dr Riad Hartani

Date :Mercredi 06/12/2017

Lieu : Amphi Ouabdeslam (ex 1C)  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Abstract 

Les progrès rapides des dernières années en matière de technologies de l’information, conjugués à l’émergence de modèles d’entreprises innovantes, ont récemment donné naissance à un éventail de nouvelles technologies. Notre présentation se focalisera sur un certain nombre de ces technologies, que l’on surnomme Technologies Leapfrog. Ces technologies ont une caractéristique très particulière : Elles ont relativement moins besoin de ce qui a été préalablement fait dans le passé technologique, et permettent de formuler une nouvelle thèse : donner la possibilité de transformer un retard relatif en un avantage compétitif potentiel. L’opportunité est aussi très unique, et existe aujourd’hui pour une toute simple raison : les géants mondiaux des technologies de l’information de cette dernière décennie, ayant pris une avance considérable sur les différents acteurs industriels, ont pour but stratégique de conquérir les marchés dominés aujourd’hui par ces acteurs industriels dans leurs propres secteurs, en se basant sur la conception et le déploiement accéléré de technologies Leapfrog. Cela constitue aussi, presque par hasard en fait, une opportunité pour le reste du monde d’en tirer grandement profit. Ces technologies peuvent permettre, aux pays émergents en particulier, de sauter les étapes et de dépasser les systèmes et infrastructures hérités du passé pour favoriser la croissance de leur propre écosystème technologique. Cela inclus, entre autres, les technologies Cloud planétaire, les plateformes de Software Open Source, les architectures Blockchain, les réseaux mobiles alternatifs et l’automatisation basée sur l’Intelligence Artificielle. Couplée à la présence d’une nouvelle génération de startups et d’entrepreneurs qui maîtrisent les nouvelles technologies, une opportunité se présente à repenser les stratégies de développement technologique. Avec une vision stratégique qui cible la valorisation progressive de ces technologies Leapfrog sur 15 ou 20 ans, couplée à une exécution tactique adaptée au contexte, il est possible d’obtenir des progrès et des résultats considérables sur de nombreux fronts. La possibilité est là, mais, comme pour toute opportunité, elle soulève, avec son lot de risque, la question et le problème de l’exécution, couplé à l'environnent réglementaire favorisant l'émergence d'une économie basée sur de tels sauts technologiques. Notre présentation est aussi une thèse que l’on défend. Elle aborde les différents aspects liés aux technologies Leapfrog, analyse les compromis qui en découlent et établit des stratégies d’exécution. Une validation de notre thèse sur une étude de cas, que l’on a mis en place les deux dernières années en Algérie, ciblant les aspects Cloud, Open Source et Intelligence Artificielle est aussi décrite et analysée.

Biographie:

Riad.Hartani3Le Dr. Riad Hartani a contribué durant les deux dernières décennies au développement de l’internet, des communications mobiles et des technologies de l’intelligence artificielle principalement dans la Silicon Valley, comme point d’attache. Il a conçu et dirigé plusieurs startups dans le domaine de l’infrastructure Internet, architecture clouds, de l’intelligence artificielle et des Blockchain. Il a conseillé et managé les stratégies d’investissement de certains des plus grands acteurs industriels. Il s’investit particulièrement dans la conception de stratégies d’innovation en technologies avancées. Il a vécu, travaillé et voyagé dans de nombreuses régions du monde pour mieux comprendre et maîtriser les influences des différentes cultures sur le management des technologies et le développement des écosystèmes technologiques.  

Riad a récemment mis en place un nouveau projet de haute technologie multidisciplinaire “Padovani Ventures". Il a été le co-fondateur d’un cabinet de conseil et d’investissement en technologies avancées “Xona Partners” (Silicon Valley, Singapore, Vancouver, Tokyo, Hong Kong), adossé à un modèle d’incubation et de création de startups pour booster les technologies innovantes. Il a cofondé “iValley.co”, un accélérateur de Co-création de startups dans la Silicon Valley ciblant les technologies Fintech. Il a été pionnier dans de nombreuses startups dans la Silicon Valley, dont certaines ont connu des “exits” très réussis. Elles comprennent entre autres : Wichorus, Inc. en tant que Ingénieur Systèmes en Chef  (acquise par Tellabs, pour plus de $165 Millions), Anagran, Inc. en tant que Technologiste en Chef (acquise par  Saisei, levée de  plus de $50 Millions en investissement capital risque) et Caspian, Inc. en tant que Architecte en Chef (acquise par  Sable Networks, levée de plus de $300 Millions en investissement capital risque). Il a fortement travaillé avec les sociétés de Capital-Risque les plus actives dans la Silicon Valley. Il a dirigé et contribué a plusieurs projets dans de prestigieuses équipes de recherche, incluant – Soft Computing Research Labs aux USA (University of California, at Berkeley), Canada (National Research Council), France (National Scientific Research Center), Corée du Sud (Information Technology Research Institute), Taiwan (Information Research Institute) et Japon (Hitachi Central Research Labs & International Engineering Labs). Il a conçu plusieurs dispositifs industriels reconnus comme références mondiales, comprenant : Système de contrôle automatique des métros autonomes par l’intelligence artificielle (France), Reconnaissance des expressions faciales par l’intelligence artificielle (Japon), Conception de Data Centers à très faible latence pour bourses de finance (Hong Kong), les premiers réseaux mobiles 4G (USA) et plus récemment les premiers réseaux pré-5G (Global). Il a été membre fondateur de plusieurs startups en technologies, ainsi que membre du  conseil d’orientation de nombreuses startups à travers plus de 15 pays, a participé plus de 20 fois à de prestigieux jurys d’investissement en technologies, a publié et présenté plus de 200 travaux académiques/industriels dans le domaine des technologies de l’information et a animé des workshops dans plus de 10 universités et laboratoires de recherches avancées dans le monde. Il a conseillé plusieurs gouvernements sur leurs choix technologiques stratégiques, conseillé une partie des 10 plus grands firmes mondiales d’investissement en technologies, et une partie des 10 plus grandes entreprises dans le monde sur leur feuille de route technologiques, et cela aux USA, Japon, Coréedu Sud et Chine, tout comme il a participé au conseil scientifique de plusieurs accélérateurs de startups.  Il est membre du conseil technologique de plusieurs villes intelligentes  et d’initiatives similaires (exemple : Omega, un spin-off de la NASA en Californie) et est un "Angel Investor" (Membre de Angel Capital Association). Il a obtenu deux ingéniorats et un master  (mathématiques appliquées, systèmes et génie informatique, à l’Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, Algérie et à l’Ecole des Mines, France). Il a décroché un doctorat en informatique (intelligence artificielle) avec les plus hautes distinctions à l’université de Paris et a finalisé ses études doctorales et post doctorales à l’université de Californie à Berkeley, ayant tout complété à l’âge de 25 ans. Il a ensuite poursuivi sa formation en business à Stanford Graduate School of Business en Californie. Il est né et a grandi à Alger (Quartier de Bab-El-Oued). Il a vécu et travaillé dans plus de 8 pays en Amérique du Nord, Europe, Moyen Orient, Afrique du Nord, Sud Est asiatique et Extrême Orient. Il a mené et diffusé des solutions technologiques avec succès dans plus de 50 pays et a voyagé dans plus de 100 pays/régions sur six continents capitalisant en expérience à travers les sociétés et les cultures. Riad peut être joint à: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

 

 Intervenant :   Dr Riad Hartani

Date :Jeudi 17 Octobre 2017  de 13h30 à 16h30

Lieu : Amphi Ouabdeslam (ex 1C)       

                                                                                                                          

Speech Abstract

Foundational technologies come in rarely, and when they do, they tend to carry with them a lot of promise, but
also a lot of hype. Some do achieve their potential while others fade away. Blockchain has all the ingredients of a foundational
technology. Still, its industrial applications, the technology, business and regulatory challenges to overcome are all work in progress.
In this talk, we revisit the tumultuous short life of blockchain, soon approaching its 10th year anniversary, its most significant
developments and its most promising applications. We draw a brief parallel with two others foundational technologies, which have
had a very significant impact on our everyday lives. Namely, the Internet and Artificial Intelligence. The way they have evolved,
overcome challenges and transformed the way businesses run, provides a glimpse on what the blockchain journey may end up being.
Blockchain sits at the confluence of a multitude of technologies such as web scale databases, highly distributed systems, high
performance computing and advanced cryptography. It spans a vast array of business verticals from logistics to finance to
communications and energy, among others. Piggybacking on the cooperative nature of the Open Source development models,
blockchain software and applications communities have rapidly emerged and grown. Yet, a lot is still unknown. Some see it as a
threat, others as an opportunity. Some regulators are racing to be blockchain friendly, others to aggressively regulate it. The latest
Initial Coin Offerings wave, as an alternative to the venture capital model for startups fund raising is probably one of the best
instantiations on how impactful blockchain has become, how much confusion it has brought and how much polarization it has led to.
We go on around the world tour, highlighting the most impactful blockchain initiatives, the most influential communities, the global
investment landscape, the most disruptive technological developments and emerging regulatory developments. We stop short from
crafting a roadmap on where things are heading, and instead, map out our own views on where leverage opportunities may reside
and the overall technology leapfrog potential.

Biography

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Dr. Riad Hartani has spent the last two decades contributing to the development of Internet, Mobile and Artificial Intelligence technologies, mostly out of the Silicon Valley as a hub, building multiple leading technology startups, advising on strategic investments and rolling out innovative technologies all over the world. He led many industry firsts in the areas of Internet infrastructure design, cloud architectures and Artificial Intelligence. He is well versed in the technology startups, innovation and investment eco-systems globally. He has lived, worked and travelled in very diverse regions of the world, gaining a broad understanding of cross-cultural technology management and technology ecosystems development. Most recently, he jumpstarted “Padovani Ventures”, a multi-disciplinary advanced technology initiative in stealth mode. He co-founded a global technology and investments advisory firm, “Xona Partners” (Silicon Valley, Singapore, Vancouver, Tokyo), with a novel startup incubation and spin-in model as a way to foster disruptive technology innovation. He co-founded “iValley.co”, a technology startup co-creation studio in the Silicon Valley with a Blockchain, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence (AI) focus. He has been in the leadership team of various Silicon Valley technology startups, including: Wichorus, Inc. as head of Global Systems Engineering (acquired by Tellabs), Anagran, Inc. as Head of Technology (acquired by Saisei) and Caspian, Inc. as Chief Architect (acquired by Sable Networks). Focus has been on the development of Internet infrastructure, Web Scale cloud platforms and AI applications. He worked closely with lead Silicon Valley Venture Capital firms, contributing to raising significant venture capital funding, in the ventures he was involved with, leading to various successful acquisitions. He lead and contributed to advanced research teams in prestigious R&D labs in the USA (University California at Berkeley), Canada (National Research Council), France (Scientific National Research Center), Korea (Telecommunications Research Institute) and Japan (Hitachi Central Research Labs & AI Labs). He advised some of the top 10 technology companies on their business and investment strategies in the USA, Japan, Korea and China, among others. He engineered many industry firsts, including: AI based autonomous subway control systems (France), AI based facial expressions recognition (Japan), ultra-low latency stock exchange data center design (Hong Kong) and 4G mobile networks rollouts (USA). Riad’s Ph. D. thesis was one of the first Machine Learning dissertation combining Neural Networks (numerical AI) and Fuzzy Systems (symbolic AI) with successful industrial applications. He has been a founding member of various technology ventures, on the advisory board of various startups in over 15 countries, been on the judging committee of global investment and technology awards events over 20 times, published/presented over 200 research, industry and Internet standards papers, lectured at over 10 lead global universities and R&D labs, advised various government and regulators on technology matters, performed investment due diligence to some of the top 10private equity firms and has been on the advisory boards of several startups accelerators around the globe. He is on the advisory board of various Smart Cities related initiatives (e.g. Omega, a NASA spin-off) and an Angel Investor (Member of the Angel Capital Association). He holds two Engineering degrees and a Master degree (applied mathematics, systems and computer engineering, from Ecole Polytechnique, Algeria and Ecole des Mines, France) with the highest distinctions. He earned a Doctorate in Computer Science (AI) with highest honors from the University of Paris, was a doctoral and post-doctoral fellow at University of California at Berkeley - all awarded by age 25. Later on, completed the Executive Education in Business at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Riad won various prestigious academic and industry awards, including the best Engineering and best Ph. D. thesis distinctions, along with various inventions/patents. Riad was born and grew up in Algiers. He lived and lead R&D teams in about 8 countries across North America, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, China, South East Asia and the Far East, conducted business and deployed technology solutions in well over 50 countries and travelled to over 100 countries/regions on 6 continents, gaining a valuable understanding of diversity across cultures and societies. Riad can be promptly reached at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

 

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 Intervenant :   Dr Riad Hartani

Date :Jeudi 18 Mai 2017  de 13h30 à 16h30

Lieu : Amphi Ouabdeslam (ex 1C)       

                                                                                                                          

Abstract

Venture Capital investments in startups tend to track the latest technology development trends, and in some cases, attempt to anticipate them. Nowadays, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Fintech are considered to be some of the most promising technologies, with significant upside potential. In this talk, we revisit the most promising developments in these various areas, as far as developed technologies, business models, investment considerations, and risk return equations. Specifically, we illustrate how early stage high risk technology investors approach the fundamental question of which technologies and startups to invest in and the underlying reasoning behind such decision making. Building from our own experiences going through early stage startup fund raising and investing process, in the silicon valley and various other tech hubs in the world, we synthesize our learning, what worked and what didn't, and some of the art and science around all of this. We conclude by mapping this to our views on how the AI, IoT and Fintech fields are likely to evolve over the next decade and beyond.

Biography

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Dr. Riad Hartani has spent the last two decades contributing to the development of Internet, Mobile and Artificial Intelligence technologies, mostly out of the Silicon Valley as a hub, building multiple leading technology startups, advising on strategic investments and rolling out innovative technologies all over the world. He led many industry firsts in the areas of Internet infrastructure design, cloud architectures and Artificial Intelligence. He is well versed in the technology startups, innovation and investment eco-systems globally. He has lived and worked in very diverse regions of the world, gaining a broad understanding of cross-cultural technology management and business development.

Most recently, he jumpstarted “Padovani Ventures”, a multi-disciplinary advanced technology initiative in stealth mode. He co-founded a global technology and investments advisory firm, “Xona Partners” (Silicon Valley, Singapore, Vancouver, Tokyo), with a novel startup incubation and spin-in model as a way to foster disruptive technology innovation. He co-founded “iValley.co”, a technology startup co-creation studio in the Silicon Valley with a Fintech, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence (AI) focus. He has been in the leadership team of various Silicon Valley technology startups, including: Wichorus, Inc. as head of Global Systems Engineering (acquired by Tellabs), Anagran, Inc. as Head of Technology (acquired by Saisei) and Caspian, Inc. as Chief Architect (acquired by Sable Networks). Focus has been on the development of Internet infrastructure, Web Scale cloud platformsand AI applications. He worked closely with lead Silicon Valley Venture Capital firms, contributing to raising significant venture capital funding, in the ventures he was involved with, leading to various successful acquisitions. He lead and contributed to advanced research teams in prestigious R&D labs in the USA (University California at Berkeley), Canada (National Research Council), France (Scientific National Research Center), Korea (Telecommunications Research Institute) and Japan (Hitachi Central Research Labs & AI Labs). He advised some of the top 10 technologycompanies on their business and investment strategies in the USA, Japan, Korea and China, among others. He engineered many industry firsts, including: AI based autonomous subway control systems (France), AI based facial expressions recognition (Japan), ultra-low latency stock exchange data center design (Hong Kong) and 4G mobile networks rollouts (USA). Riad’s Ph. D. thesis was one of the first Machine Learning dissertation combining Neural Networks (numerical AI) and Fuzzy Systems (symbolic AI) with successful industrial applications. He has been a founding member of various technology ventures, on the advisory board of various startups in over 15 countries, been on the judging committee of global investment and technology awards events over 20 times, published/presented over 200 research, industry and Internet standards papers, lectured at over 10 lead global universities and R&D labs, advised various government and regulators on technology matters, performed investment due diligence to some of the top 10private equity firms and has been on the advisory boards of several startups accelerators around the globe. He is on the advisory board of various Smart Cities related initiatives (e.g. Omega, a NASA spin-off) and an Angel Investor (Member of the Angel Capital Association). He holds two Engineering degrees and a Master degree (applied mathematics, systems and computer engineering, from Ecole Polytechnique, Algeria and Ecole des Mines, France) with the highest distinctions. He earned a Doctorate in Computer Science (AI) with highest honors from the University of Paris, was a doctoral and post-doctoral fellow at University of California at Berkeley - all awarded by age 25. Later on, completed the Executive Education in Business at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Riad won various prestigious academic and industry awards, including the best Engineering and best Ph. D. thesis distinctions, along with various inventions/patents. Riad was born and grew up in Algiers. He lived and lead R&D teams in about 8 countries across North America, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, China, South East Asia and the Far East, conducted business and deployed technology solutions in well over 50 countries and travelled to about 100 countries on 5 continents, gaining a valuable understanding of diversity across cultures and societies. Riad can be promptly reached at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.">

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imagesIntervenant :   Dr Riad Hartani

Date :Jeudi 11 Mai 2017 à 13h30

Lieu : Amphi Ouabdeslam (ex 1C)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Abstract 

Building successful technology startups is a very hard challenge. Yet, as societies fully immerse into the information age era, there is little hope for a sustained economic development without mastering the art of nurturing technology ideas and growing them into sustainable businesses. Achieving this lofty goal is the key question we attempt to address. A number of fundamental conditions have to line up for a thrilling startup ecosystem to emerge and develop. Building on our experience working with a variety of technology startup ecosystems around the world, we revisit the most critical ones, with a specific emphasis on the aspects that relate to incubating, accelerating and funding the nascent high risk technology ideas, all the way to engineering and business validation, and growth. A brief retrospect of the lifetime of venture capital models, anchored in the Silicon Valley hotbed first, then spreading to other regions of the world over time, is presented. Its progressive evolution over time is synthesized. Insight into how such models, and adaptations thereof, could potentially apply to the local context is debated, as a way to bring in reflections and decisions on how to best evolve the entrepreneurialstartup environment. Finally, and taking our learning into pragmatic actions, recent ongoing initiatives we are diligently working on are introduced. Work in progress, yet, long road ahead.

Biography

Dr. Riad Hartani has spent the last two decades contributing to the development of Internet, Mobile and Artificial Intelligence technologies, mostly out of the Silicon Valley as a hub, building multiple leading technology startups, advising on strategic investments and rolling out innovative technologies all over the world. He led many industry firsts in the areas of Internet infrastructure design, cloud architectures and Artificial Intelligence. He is well versed in the technology startups, innovation and investment eco-systems globally. He has lived and worked in very diverse regions of the world, gaining a broad understanding of cross-cultural technology management and business development.  Most recently, he jumpstarted “Padovani Ventures”, a multi-disciplinary advanced technology initiative in stealth mode. He co-founded a global technology and investments advisory firm, “Xona Partners” (Silicon Valley, Singapore, Vancouver, Tokyo), with a novel startup incubation and spin-in model as a way to foster disruptive technology innovation. He co-founded “iValley.co”, a technology startup co-creation studio in the Silicon Valley with a Fintech, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence (AI) focus. He has been in the leadership team of various Silicon Valley technology startups, including: Wichorus, Inc. as head of Global Systems Engineering (acquired by Tellabs), Anagran, Inc. as Head of Technology (acquired by Saisei) and Caspian, Inc. as Chief Architect (acquired by Sable Networks). Focus has been on the development of Internet infrastructure, Web Scale cloud platformsand AI applications. He worked closely with lead Silicon Valley Venture Capital firms, contributing to raising significant venture capital funding, in the ventures he was involved with, leading to various successful acquisitions. He lead and contributed to advanced research teams in prestigious R&D labs in the USA (University California at Berkeley), Canada (National Research Council), France (Scientific National Research Center), Korea (Telecommunications Research Institute) and Japan (Hitachi Central Research Labs & AI Labs). He advised some of the top 10 technologycompanies on their business and investment strategies in the USA, Japan, Korea and China, among others. He engineered many industry firsts, including: AI based autonomous subway control systems (France), AI based facial expressions recognition (Japan), ultra-low latency stock exchange data center design (Hong Kong) and 4G mobile networks rollouts (USA). Riad’s Ph. D. thesis was one of the first Machine Learning dissertation combining Neural Networks (numerical AI) and Fuzzy Systems (symbolic AI) with successful industrial applications. He has been a founding member of various technology ventures, on the advisory board of various startups in over 15 countries, been on the judging committee of global investment and technology awards events over 20 times, published/presented over 200 research, industry and Internet standards papers, lectured at over 10 lead global universities and R&D labs, advised various government and regulators on technology matters, performed investment due diligence to some of the top 10private equity firms and has been on the advisory boards of several startups accelerators around the globe. He is on the advisory board of various Smart Cities related initiatives (e.g. Omega, a NASA spin-off) and an Angel Investor (Member of the Angel Capital Association). He holds two Engineering degrees and a Master degree (applied mathematics, systems and computer engineering, from Ecole Polytechnique, Algeria and Ecole des Mines, France) with the highest distinctions. He earned a Doctorate in Computer Science (AI) with highest honors from the University of Paris, was a doctoral and post-doctoral fellow at University of California at Berkeley - all awarded by age 25. Later on, completed the Executive Education in Business at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Riad won various prestigious academic and industry awards, including the best Engineering and best Ph. D. thesis distinctions, along with various inventions/patents. Riad was born and grew up in Algiers. He lived and lead R&D teams in about 8 countries across North America, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, China, South East Asia and the Far East, conducted business and deployed technology solutions in well over 50 countries and travelled to about 100 countries on 5 continents, gaining a valuable understanding of diversity across cultures and societies. Riad can be promptly reached at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

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