The Grand YouTube Recap of LeWeb 2011

 

This year's LeWeb was bigger than ever and we are planning on making 2012 even more remarkable. 

In case you missed some or all of LeWeb, all of the videos can be found on our YouTube channel, as well as our UStream channel.

Here's a grand summary of what went down :

DAY 1 - - PLENARY I STAGE

 
Karl Lagerfeld gave Loic a sketch of Steve Jobs that he had done that morning on his iPad, as well as a video announcing his new online collection. The collection that will be available on Natalie Massenet's online fashion boutique, Net-a-Porter. 
 
Steve Jang launched SoundTracking's Android app onstage during his Q&A with MG Siegler. The new app offers instant song recognition and full song playing, plus background processing which allows for notifications with options to share songs.
 
Travis Kalanick launched the car service Uber in Paris with 60 cars currently on the ground and $32 million in new funding.
 
Leah Busque showed a demo of TaskRabbit for iPhone, that you can use to post a task in "under 60 seconds" and have one of their TaskRabbits do it for you.
 
Dave Morin launched Path 2, the second version of the mobile journalling app, which is now on both iPhone and Android.
 
Mike McCue launched Flipboard for iPhone, which addresses the way people flip through information vertically, as opposed to horizontally on the iPad.
 
Kevin Rose, Co-founder and CEO of Milk, shared what it was like to move from various roles to becoming an entrepreneur, and what he's learned along the way.
 
Eric Schmidt discussed with Loic about Ice Cream Sandwich, Google TV, Motorola, and why app developers still focus on iOS, even though Android is beating Apple's iOS. Schmidt also talked about why Google is focusing on international cities to foster competition with the Silicon Valley.
    
Andrey Andreev shared Badoo's story and how he created it, as well as his plans to reach $100 billion valuation.
 
Joanna Shields talked about Facebook's transparency and how behaviors are changing through sharing. Facebook will soon be launching a subscribe button for websites.
 
Axel Dauchez, interviewed by Becky Anderson from CNN, announced that Deezer is launching in over 200 countries.
 
Jens Begemann showed a mobile demo of one of Wooga's games, Diamond Dash, which is now available on iPhone and iPad and automatically opens the App Store when an invite is opened.
 
Kevin Systrom, interviewed by Alexia Tsotsis, said that an Android app that is on the way for Instagram and the network they have created that rivals competition from Facebook and Apple
 
Allen Blue discussed the future of LinkedIn with MG Siegler, networking, the future of professional tools and why LinkedIn wants to get rid of business cards forever 
 
Dennis Crowley talked with Robert Scoble about some of Foursquare's stats: 15 million users, 30 million locations, growth in Europe and Brazil, as well as the competitive landscape of location-based services
 
 

DAY 2 - - PLENARY I STAGE

Opening remarks with Loic & Geraldine Le Meur and a Surprise BMX Performance from @Alexjumelin and @Matthiasdando

The Money Panel, moderated by Jonathan Goodwin, CEO & Partner J Goodwin & Co LLP with Jeff Clavier, Founder & Managing Partner, SoftTech V, Harry Nelis, Partner, Accel Partners, Dave McClure, 500 Hats, and Eric Archambeau, General Partner, Wellington Partners talked about identifying bubbles, growth in China, education, and emerging economies.
 
Bill Gross, CEO of Idealab, with 20 years of entrepreneurial experience talked about learning from failure and his 12 tips for succeeding
 
Brian Chesky was interviewed by Sarah Lane from TWiT Network about Airbnb becoming a source of people, places, and experiences just like Google is a source of information
 
Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote announced that starting in Spring 2012, all Orange cus­tomers will receive a pre­mium sub­scrip­tion to Ever­note. He also talked with Loic about building trust, retaining users, and their launch of Evernote Hello to remember people and Evernote Food to capture food experiences. 
 
Chris Capossel, SVP for Microsoft told Loic why developers will be tempted to create apps for Windows 8 and why Windows is a relevant platform that continues to grow
 
Carmine Gallo, author on the presentation skills of Steve Jobs, showed how Steve Jobs was able to communicate his visonary ideas, because if you have great ideas but you can't communicate them, "it doesn't really matter"
 
Marissa Mayer, interviewed by MG Siegler said that Google "tried not to overpromise" when they launched Google Plus. She talked about mapping indoor spaces and smart data usage.
 
George Colony, CEO of Forrester, created a controversy by predicting a “post-social web” that will see social web applications evolve to deliver “more efficient, easier to use, higher value-to-time ratios”
 
How is Social Local Mobile changing enterprise moderated by: Paul Papadimitriou, VP & Analyst, Constellation Research with Nigel Beck, Vice President, Business Development and M&A Social Software, IBM Corporation, Auren Hoffman, CEO, Rapleaf, and JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist, Salesforce.com talked about enterprise versus consumer software and listening to customers.
 
Jeremiah Owyang shared his latest research that it is now time to "return to basics and focus on building a scalable infrastructure –before jumping into adopting social tools"
 
Marco Tempest, a world renowned digital magician wowed the audience with his show of magic and inspiration. He said, "Believe in your magic. If you do not believe in your own magic, how do you expect other people to believe in you?”
 
Loic gave a tour of what it's like backstage for those of you wondering what it's like to direct and edit an event like LeWeb live
 
Joseph Tame, known for his love of digital devices, said he is the personification of social, local, and mobile. He constantly has multiple streaming devices on him and has raised a significant amount of money for charity by running with his incredible outfit.
 
Ariel Garten, Co-founder and CEO of Interaxon retourned to give an update this year on connecting computers to your brain
 
Deb Roy, Co-founder and CEO of Bluefin Labs shared his research of connecting TV and the social web, wordscapes, and TV genomes
 
Yves Behar was interviewed by Om Malik about the importance of design for Jawbone and Fuseproduct when creating a product and the value it can create 
 
Danil Kozyatnikov, Founder & CEO of Questli launched iPhone and Android apps for the game at LeWeb
 
Niklas Zennstrom talked about the growth of e-commerce, creating billion-dollar companies in Europe, and aiming high at Atomico
 
How is social local mobile changing media moderated by Thomas Crampton, Asia-Pacific Director of Social Media, Ogilvy Mather with Paul-François Fournier, Executive Vice President, Orange Technocentre, Gabe Rivera, Founder & CEO, Techmeme, Bruno Patino, Senior Executive Vice President, Strategy Digital Director, France Télévisions Group & France 5, and Brad Garlinghouse, President, Consumer Applications & Commerce Group, AOL
 
Leo Laporte talked with Loic about sharing events online, the success of TWiT TV (5 million unique visitors per month), and podcasting as a medium
 
Jared Goralnick hosted Ignite LeWeb again this year and introduced this year's 10 speakers and how Ignite sessions are run
 
Yuval Ariav's Ignite LeWeb Talk: Playing (with) the Market-Fun Facts about the Android Market
 
Martin Bohringer's Ignite LeWeb Talk: Copycat Music: What Does it Mean to be an Original?
 
Emmanuel Carraud's Ignite LeWeb Talk: How to Solve the App Store Discovery Problem
 
Trevor Dougherty's Ignite LeWeb Talk: We're Not All as Smart as You Think We Are 
 
 
Simon Lindgren's Ignite LeWeb Talk: From Flaneur to SmartMob: Collectively Experiencing Paris
 
Greg Pouy's Ignite LeWeb Talk: Is the Web Turning Us Into Monsters?
 
Sara Rosso's Ignite LeWeb Talk: The Future Way of Working: The Distributed Company
 
Anina Net's Ignite LeWeb Talk: Chinese Tech & Doing Business in China
 
Dave Troy's Ignite LeWeb Talk: Knowing Why (Connaitre Porquoi)
 
 
DAY 3 - - PLENARY I STAGE
 
 
Yossi Vardi, Pioneer, Investor, & Entrepreneur, talked about problems that entrepreneurs face, including doing too much of the same.
 
How European governments support startup ecosystems moderated by Sherry Coutu, Former CEO & Angel Investor with Nicolas Princen, Advisor for New Media and Information Technology, Office of President Nicolas Sarkozy and Eric Van der Kleij, CEO, Tech City Investment Organisation discussed the importance of government involvement in the start-up ecosystem, job creation, and investing to create
 
Matthew Mengerink was interviewed by Robert Scoble about e-commerce trends, ratings and reviews, and how we buy today
 
Ryan Sarver, Twitter's Director of Platform talked with MG Siegler about coming updates for Twitter, including being able to reach further into followers' profiles
 
Kiran Bellubbi discussed building mobile products at 955 Dreams and creating products that people love using
 
Ben Parr talked about his favorite topic, Entrepreneurship, with plenty of LOLcats, and what the tech scene looks like today
 
Daniel Ek was interviewed by Loic on Spotify's success in finding a middle ground between users and the music industry
 
Fernando Madeira, Co-founder and CEO of Terra gave an update on economic and digital development in Latin America, including how the market is growing and changing
 
Fabrice Grinda, Internet Entrepreneur, angel investor,Co-CEO, OLX talked about the trials and tribulations of Angel Investing in Brazil, Russia and around the world
 
Étienne Mineur, from Les Editions Volumiques, presented the book of the future - a cross between video games and traditional books
 
Jason Jacobs gave a mobile demo of Runkeeper and talked about his realization that if we could centralize health information in one place, we could create a healthier world
 
Ouriel Ohayon gave a mobile demo of Appsfire, a top app for discovering new apps as well as apps that are specific to your tastes, and that have dropped in price
 
Carlos Tavares, COO of Renault, talked with Loic about the future of green cars and using technology to create smart cars, as well as Renault's part in financing startups
 
A surprise performance by Wass & Sean, who is the French and World champion in Freestyle Football
 
Alexander Ljung, Co-founder of SoundCloud, declared that sound will be the next revolution online and will be "bigger than video"
 
Misha Lyalin, Chairman & CEO of Zeptolab showed a new popular game "Cut the Rope" and described how they have made it evolve beyond being "just" a game
 
Sean Parker & Shervin Pishevar were interviewed by Alexia Tsotsis and took questions from the crowd about being serial entrepreneurs and what it takes
 
Start-Up Competition Finalist Demos & Awards Ceremony : 1st place Beintoo, 2nd place Hey Crowd, 3rd place Babelverse
 
 
DAY 1 - - PLENARY II STAGE : Startup Competition
 
Introduction Session 1 with Chris Shipley from Guidewire Group with judges Sherry Coutu, Former CEO & Angel Investor, Dan'l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Microsoft Corporation, Sheila Marcelo, Founder & CEO, Care.com, Nicolas Princen, Advisor for New Media and Information Technology, Office of President Nicolas Sarkozy, and Rodrigo Sepulveda, Entreprenuer & Investor
 
23minutes.to : A service that facilitates groups of friends organizing to meet up - in less than 23 minutes
 
Flagfriend : A geolocalized game platform 
 
HeyCrowd : A mobile application for polling whomever, whenever, wherever
 
Geokiwi : Leave virtual post-it notes that are tagged by geolocation
 
Introduction Session 2 with judges Carlos Domingo, Director, Product Development & Innovation, Telefonica Digital, David Hornik, General Partner, August Capital, Amit Shafrir, President, Badoo, and Gary Shainberg, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, WISeKey
 
Babelverse : Real-time translation services using a crowdsourced community that pays translators 
 
inZair : Send geolocalized rich media messages that can be scheduled for a certain time
 
ARNav : Use virtual reality to guide you in a new city or your own rather than a flat map
 
Compath.me : Share and discover favorite places around you
 
DAY 2 - - PLENARY II STAGE : Startup Competition
 
Introduction Session 3 with judges Lukasz Gadowski, Internet Entrepreneur & Investor, Stephanie Hospital, EVP, Audience & Advertising Division, Orange , Jamie Siminoff, Founder & President, NobelBiz & Founder & CEO, Edison Junior, Kristell Schuber, Marketing Director, Google France, and Daniel Waterhouse, Partner, Wellington Partners
 
Apila : Find a parking spot using the Apila parking community
 
Staround : Get opinions from your friends
 
Gauss : Use the "people magnet" to find people that are similar to you and nearby
 
Beintoo : A platform to incentivize using partner mobile applications with real-life benefits
 
Introduction Session 4 with judges Zachary S. Bogue, Angel Investor & Advisor, Fred Destin, Partner, Atlas Ventures, Lyle Fong, Chief Strategist & Co-Founder, Lithium, Patrick Hoffstetter, Chief Digital Officer, Renault, and Michael Parekh, Investor & Advisor
 
Commerces & Co : Discover local stores and stay in touch with them
 
Echo Labs Limited : Find out what people are thinking nearby and vote up your favorite opinions
 
ClearKarma : Find food items that are safe for your food allergies, and share your list with friends and family
 
Beetmobile : The mobile access provider powered by the crowd
 
DAY 2 - - PLENARY II STAGE Afternoon
 
Facebook Workshop “The Power of the Graph" with Christian Hernandez, Director of Platform Partnerships, Facebook
 
LinkedIn Workshop "How to Drive Brand Engagement Using The LinkedIn Platform" with Jennifer Weedn, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
 
Start-Up Clusters in Europe with Mike Butcher, Editor, TechCrunch Europe, Alexander Ljung, Founder & CEO, SoundCloud, Gilles Babinet, Entrepreneur, Chairman of Conseil National du Numerique, and Elizabeth Varley, Co-Founder & CEO, TechHub
 
Michael Fertik, Founder, Reputation.com on the Privacy Economy: data mining, data collection, and the invasive way technology is becoming a part of our lives
 
Panel - Game On! with Thomas Crampton, Asia-Pacific Director of Social Media, Ogilvy Mather, Julien Codorniou, Head of European Gaming Partnerships, Facebook, Jens Begemann, Founder, Wooga, and Riccardo Zacconi, Co-Founder & CEO, King.com
 
DAY 3 - - PLENARY II STAGE : Social Media Track
 
 
Leveraging the voice of your customer with Alexia Tsotsis, Writer, TechCrunch, Brett Hurt, Founder & CEO, Bazaarvoice, Wendy S. Lea, CEO, Get Satisfaction, and Mikkel Svane, CEO,  Zendesk
 
Latest Trends for Facebook pages by Michael Lazerow, CEO of Buddy Media
 
Going beyond creating a Facebook page with Martin Bryant, European Editor, The Next Web, Matthieu Chéreau, Founder & CEO, Tigerlily, Victoria Ransom, CEO, Wildfire, and Jan Rezab, Co-Founder & CEO, Socialbakers
 
 
Richard Binhammer, Director of Social Media and Community at Dell: Building a social business : The miles to go before we can sleep
 
Social organizations is a paradigm shift with Richard Collin, Professor, Director, Enterprise 2.0 Institute, Grenoble Management School, Sandy Carter, Vice President, Social Business Sales and Evangelism, IBM, Polly Sumner, Chief Adoption Officer, Salesforce.com, and Nicolas Rolland, Director Social Prospective, Danone
 
Guillaume du Gardier spoke with Michelle Chmielewski about what to do when you have 50 million fans that you didn't ask for, or pay to get
 
Ramon de Leon, Social Media Marketing at Domino's Pizza: Engage the World by "Trusting your Instincts"
 
B. Bonin Bough, Global Head of Digital, PepsiCo: Digital Fitness: Educating a Global Organization
 
Matt Flannery, Co-founder and CEO of Kiva Q&A with Cedric Giorgi on creating Kiva and using the web to create an international microcredit organization
 
Data or content - the key to social media marketing with Emmanuel Vivier, Digital Advertising & Social Media Marketing Expert, Amelie Bourgeois-Dagues, Direct Marketing & Internet Director, Disneyland Paris, Jean-Robert Bellanger, Digital Marketing Manager, Red Bull France, Tanguy Favennec, E-Marketing Director, Air France
 
Closing Remarks of the Social Media Track with Cedric Giorgi and Michelle Chmielewski
 
 
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR FOR LEWEB DECEMBER 4, 5, and 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LeWeb Latest News

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 08:45
LeWeb is International is a serie of blog posts to highlight LeWeb'11 international participants. With three simple questions we'll learn why they come to LeWeb and what the tech scene is like in their country. Countries are covered in no particular order.    Zafer Younis is from Amman, Jordan, where he's the CEO of The Online Project (TOP). You can follow him on Twitter: @zaferyounis How was your experience last year at LeWeb? ...
Mon, 11/14/2011 - 16:58
  Now is your chance to present on the plenary stage at LeWeb '11. Apply now to participate in Ignite LeWeb!  You get 5 minutes and 20 slides to present on the topic of your choice - upcoming elections, art, philosophy, sociology, best business practices, you name it. We'd love to see presentations that include this year's SoLoMo theme, but you can present anything - - except a pitch for your business. Each slide will be...
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 18:37
  When Loic, LeWeb’s founder, talks about the conference, he explains his idea was to create an equivalent of events taking place in Silicon Valley, but in Europe -- in Paris. In other words, an American conference in Europe. Today, LeWeb is much more than an American or European conference, it’s a strong international conference. The over three thousand attendees come from more than 60 countries, (almost ⅓ of all the countries in the world). The chart beside shows you...
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 13:10
  Damien Guinet was a well-known blogger in France before deciding to move to Montréal last year with his family. He had come regularly to LeWeb since the very first years, but in 2008 went with the idea that he may be leaving Paris soon. He had heard about Yulbiz, a group of international business bloggers that got together regularly, and he knew that they always got together right before LeWeb in Paris.  By meeting with a few fellow bloggers over a drink,...
Fri, 11/04/2011 - 17:11
  Danil Kozyatnikov went from "a guy in the middle of nowhere in Siberia tweeting in the middle of the night" to LeWeb to Hackathon to TechCrunch Disrupt to funded in less than a year. How? By focusing on one step at a time, just like in the game he created, Quest.li. 1. Get a ticket  Danil had had the idea for Quest.li for awhile and had become a regular night owl, tweeting with "influencers" in the Silicon Valley to get their attention....
Fri, 11/04/2011 - 13:19
  Are you an entrepreneur that launched at LeWeb? Did you find a co-founder at LeWeb? Did you find an idea to launch a business at LeWeb? Did you sell your company at LeWeb? Did you find an investor at LeWeb? Did you strike a big deal at LeWeb? At LeWeb we work our hardest to make start-ups happen. We give students and start-ups special rates, host a start-up competition which is for free for selected startups (in fact this year's just launched), to...
Thu, 11/03/2011 - 14:48
With over 3,000 people attending this year, you may be asking yourself, "How can I possibly stand out???" "I raised 55,000 € at LeWeb and am now launching another business" Benoît Laurent, a start-uper in 2008 that came to LeWeb to get himself - and his ideas - noticed . As a young entrepreneur, he knew that the entry fee seemed expensive, but it didn't matter. For Benoît LeWeb was THE place to be. He scraped everything he could...
Wed, 11/02/2011 - 16:35
Dean Whitbread has been to LeWeb four times - - but turned 2009's event into his own personal art experiment. He went to LeWeb not to be a businessman, but a businessman AND an artist, dressing one day in a business suit and the second day as a priest. This year, we can ALL be artists with Prix Mobile, the "Grand Prix" of Mobile Art that will be on display at LeWeb. It is a new, annual contest open to all. LeWeb isn't organizing it, but we're happy to...
Wed, 11/02/2011 - 17:12
Every year at LeWeb, we have held a start-up competition for entrepreneurs to show off their new ideas and WOW the judges. This year, each company was rated on its relevance to the theme of SoLoMo, and also given an overall score based on their overall concept and submitted application materials. This year we received a record number of more than 600 applications! More than 50 countries on 6 continents were represented, including Hong Kong, Brazil, Iceland, New Zealand...
Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:06
For Pierre-Olivier Carles, the world is NOT flat. He could buy a ticket to go to the Silicon Valley to see one or two VCs, losing 2 days for travel, OR he can get the most out of LeWeb. For Carles, LeWeb offers "the best networking in the world". It's "a global reunion of everything web-related" where you can put names to faces, meet potential partners, and continue doing business with them afterwards. During the plenary and Eiffel Dock conferences,...

Pages