Tech & Innovation

BNP Paribas is a Founding Partner of Europe’s largest startup and tech event, where business meets innovation.


Viva Technology, or VivaTech, is the go-to annual B2B and B2C event for the European tech scene. With a global reach, the event has brought together over 13,000 startups, 3,300 investors and 500,000 visitors from 125 countries since its inception in 2016.

Over four days, VivaTech 2022 served as a powerful global catalyst for digital transformation and startup growth. The event brought together, in Paris and online, business leaders, startups, investors, researchers and innovators to ignite positive change in business and for society.

BNP Paribas has been a proud supporter of VivaTech since its first edition.

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Our experts were present at the BNP Paribas Lab throughout the event (stand J33), and joined us for insightful discussions, including:

Wednesday, 15 June11:05 to 11:25
Start-ups & Scale-ups : how do we support you?
BNP Paribas experts will talk about how, thanks to our integrated model, we help emerging companies grow and accompany them through volatile economic and business cycles.

Tommaso Fassati, Head of Innovative Companies, EMEA, CPBS
Eric Jacquemot, Head of Innovative Companies for BNP Paribas CIB.
BNP Paribas Lab @VivaTech (Stand J33)

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Thursday, 16 June10:40 to 11:20
Sustainable mobility: greener, affordable and circular
BNP Paribas experts will share what they view as the main sustainable mobility trends and challenges that will shape the coming years, and how the Bank can support its customers in the transition towards a more sustainable mobility.

Amélie Phélip, Mobility Director, Arval
Pascal Favre, Managing Director of the Technology and Lifecycle Solutions International Business Line
Ronny Seidel, Global Head of Marketing & Sales (Mobility), BNP Paribas Personal Finance (PF)
Cyril Petit, CEO of Icare, the BNP Paribas Cardif subsidiary specialised in extended warranties and maintenance for motor vehicles
Vincent Veron, Head of Transition Minerals, Metals & Batteries, Low Carbon Transition Group, CIB

16:05 to 16:25
How can geo-analytics data change the financial industry?
ESG Data is becoming more and more important for Financial Institutions to drive relevant decision-making, accurate reporting and answer our clients’ needs. On the other side, data sources are becoming more diverse and numerous with new technologies coming into the market, in particular satellite imagery. This panel looks at what is at stake and the impact for the banking industry.

Alexandre D’Aspremont, Co-founder of Kayrros
David Vaillant, Global Head of Finance, Strategy and Participations & ExCo member, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Marie d’Argentré, Head of CIB ESG Data & Digital, BNP Paribas

16:20 to 16:40
ImpACT: Paving BNP Paribas’ way towards sustainable banking
The impACT platform is an asset to support our journey towards sustainability. It sets standards of mutualisation, data quality, IT architecture and contributes to grow data driven sustainability mindset in our Group by involving every businesses and support functions. Find out more from our experts.

Antonina Czarnecki, Data Scientist, BNP Paribas
Pierre-Etienne Bonjean, ESG Data Platform Lead, BNP Paribas

17:05 to 17:15
How are intelligent virtual assistants enhancing client experience?
COVID-19 has pushed the world into a digital reality that was vital for business continuity. Join us to meet NOA, our AI powered virtual assistant that is improving our client experience and helping our teams focus on added value tasks. By providing an enhanced 24/7 self-service for our clients, this new channel combining AI and machine learning delivers a better online experience, capable of navigating on the client’s behalf and helping them find the information they search instantaneously. NOA actually adapts to the different people on the side of screen, can either solve queries or route them to the right teams.

Suzana Tadic, AI Program Leader, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Thierry Bujon de l’Estang, Head of Digital Bank for Clients, BNP Paribas CIB

17:45 to 18:00 (5min)
Digital Assets: overview, impacts and opportunities in the finance industry
Thanks to blockchain technology, value can now be processed uniquely in the digital space. This talk will introduce digital assets, what benefits they can bring to the financial ecosystem and impacts they may lead to.

Julien Clausse, Head of Exploration Engineering, BNP Paribas CIB
BNP Paribas Lab

BNP Paribas Lab

BNP Paribas Metaverse Lab
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Friday, 17 June
11:35 to 11:45
We present a short demo of LIBEO’s e-invoicing platform for SMEs and entrepreneurs, that, together with BNP Paribas instant payment solution, offers digitalisation service (emails, paper based invoices) as well as extraction from their accounting systems. We also present HOKODO, a B2B solution, with a credit scoring algorithm on credit-worthiness for small businesses.

Vincent Marchand, Head of Fintech Lab, Cash Management Competence Centre, BNP Paribas

11:55 to 12:05
How does Saphyre accelerate pre-trade and simplify post-trade?
When trades fail, the front office rushes to fix it, all while trying to settle within the T+2 timeframe. What if you can eliminate 70% of your post-trade processes, while having 100% accuracy with your settlements and accomplish this in real-time achieving T-ZERO by using technology in the pre-trade? Find out more from Saphyre’s experts.

Stephen Roche, President & Co-Founder, Saphyre
Gabino Roche, CEO & Founder, Saphyre

14:30 to 14:40
How will technology scale the development of green hydrogen?
Different types of technologies can be used to produce green hydrogen through water. Join this expert panel to understand what is at stake with hydrogen production and its benefits from an environmental perspective.

Camille Lenormand, Energy Transition Business Development, BNP Paribas
François Tessier, Senior Coverage, Green Desk, BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas Lab

BNP Paribas Lab

BNP Paribas Lab

Expert Insights from VivaTech 22

At VivaTech 2022, BNP Paribas experts shared their insights from artificial intelligence and tokenisation, to how technology is supporting the sustainable transition.

Browse our expert articles below and stay tuned for more.

Tech & Innovation

Is AI the answer to real time trade settlement?

At VivaTech, leading fintech Saphyre discussed its recent investment from BNP Paribas and the benefits of this collaboration for clients and the industry.

Tech & Innovation

Intelligent virtual assistants: a smoother customer journey

A new generation of AI-powered virtual assistants is further digitalising the customer experience, for a faster, more reliable and transparent journey.

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BNP Paribas believes it has a leading role to play to help advanced investors bridge the gap with positive business developments projects and positive innovations, pairing smart capital with smart projects. Our focus is to partner with and finance start-ups to accelerate the development of sustainable technologies that will make a lasting impact. BNP Paribas is working relentlessly to connect investors searching for sustainable and positive impact assets with companies looking for capital to finance their transition

Constance Chalchat, Head of CIB Company Engagement & Global Markets Chief Sustainability Officer, BNP Paribas

Introducing Kayrros

Sustainability 1.41 min 08 June 2022

Meet Our Experts – Thierry Bujon de L’Estang

Engagement 02.30 min 07 September 2021

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