Retrospective of Vivatech 2018

Retrospective of Vivatech 2018

Strategy
[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_SocialMediaButtons_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] We had the chance to be invited by the Institut Mines-Telecom to participate to the 3rd Vivatech conference in Paris. We attended mostly to meet with various companies and discuss about Stenusys Scrumboard but we also took time to attend few conferences and look at many awesome innovations. Here are few highlights of our visit.  Part 1: Vivatech as a startup On our booth We had a stand on IMT booth to present our product, Scrumboard. They were many (many) stands like ours, and obviously visitors (academic, investors, executives, press) focus mainly on startups they already know about, so entrepreneurs should not expect to have all visitors stopping by. Yet we had many interesting visits and discussions around our product and software engineering in general, like…
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Why software engineering matters

Why software engineering matters

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_SocialMediaButtons_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] What Spotify, Criteo, Uber, Airbnb and Netflix have in common? Of course, they are young tech companies extremely successful in their fields. But beyond that, they have invested a lot in software engineering. Just like other great tech companies like Google, Facebook or Amazon. And they are very vocal about it: Google Developers, Spotify Labs, Facebook Engineering Blog, Criteo Labs (and many more), the engineering is clearly a primary concern. I believe that there is a trend here: for a tech startup to become a leader, it takes many things, among which good software crafting practices play major role. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] You are an entrepreneur? An investor? A CTO? Here are some reasons why you should really focus on software engineering. First, let’s try to provide a…
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