Over 400 people attended the 1st edition of a new event focusing on #digital technology in Rennes.
Yesterday, over 400 people attended the 1st edition of La Digital Tech Conference at Rennes Opera House. The event, with its original format –keynotes, demos, debates, musical interludes, participative workshops and ending with an evening at the Trans Musicales – found its audience.
“It’s always difficult to organize the first edition of an event”, said Stanislas Hintzy, Managing Director of La French Tech Rennes St Malo, “because there’s nothing to refer to. The partners, speakers and the public all responded and we enjoyed a real success that will help us do even better for a 2nd year”.
Talents from very varied horizons took to the stage. Rudy De Waele of Shift2020 particularly impressed the audience with his subtle analysis of the future of connected music. The debates with, for example, the leading expert Franck Cazenave, the charismatic head of Digital Media Finland Jari Muikku, the bold entrepreneur Christel Le Coq and the young inventor Guillaume Rolland, provided the day with a variety of testimonies that were lapped up by an enthusiastic audience on the lookout for future digital trends.
“The EZRA show with his B-Glove, Laurent Bernadac with his 3D-printed violin and Thomas VDB’s unquestionably caustic humour added the fun dimension in which we offer the French Tech concept in Rennes”, added Stanislas Hintzy. “We believe that La Digital Tech Conference should be a reflection of Rennes: a technology expert, keen on experimentation, used to cross-fertilization, focused on the future, and all in an outstanding setting… hence the choice of the Opera House for our audience”.
A total of 26 partners supported the event. “Well done and many thanks to them for their curiosity and their support of the French Tech project. They put their faith in us for this first event, and there was a charge for entry (*)” concluded the Managing Director of La French Tech Rennes St Malo.
(*) the entry price was 100 euros (reduced price 50 euros).
Partners to the event: Rennes Opera House, Ouest-France, ERDF, La Poste, TVR, Rennes Métropole, Ville de Rennes, Saint-Malo Agglomération, Trans Musicales, Spectaculaires, 4DMotion, University of Rennes 2, Au Bureau des Saveurs, Destination Rennes, Maddyness, Blog du modérateur, Ouest On Line, Eliga, Volvo, In Extenso, Awedia, GraphiSweet, RegionsJob, Mediaveille, Weather’n’co, Digital Campus.
Full information on the dedicated website www.ladigital.tech or on Twitter via the hashtag #DigitalTC
and look out next week for the full Storify of the event (work in progress).