The Cyber Scene in Paris ~ by Victor Le Broussois (Managing Director,
All last week long, the world has been partying. It was the occasion to
create new contacts, meet new people and StockOnWeb's team was there.
-The Vivendi Party gathered together people like JoÎl Palix from Clust.com,
Xavier Herrmann (who left La FinanciËre de Brienne for KPMG), David Elliot
from Directhit (which has just been sent for $600 million!) and Jacques Le
Marois from MandrakeSoft. We met up with them at L'alcazar.
- FirstTuesday Paris was the occasion to see Juan Rognetta of @jour, High
Tech Finance, who publishes each week the NÄTDEX and VÈronique Torner from
Blackorange.com, the french software website Quelm.
- FirstTuesday London: the organization of this event is far from being
cottage industry (that is not the case of Paris one). But this party is not
so user-friendly as it should be: it is really business for business and
nothing more... We can only note the presentation of Boo.com by Ernst
Malmsten (CEO) and Kajsa Leander (Marketing Manager).
- Microsoft Network Party: This party gathered together about 500 persons
in an exotic ambience, with a lot of animation and everything orchestrated
by an excellent music group composed of a double bass, a sax, a DJ House
and a singer. There were TVs everywhere showing the MSN team, demonstration
of the importance of the Corporate Identity inside the group. Were present
the International Business Development Director of Voil‡, Mr Jean-Pierre
GuÈnin; Axel Dreyfus from Web City (don't mix up with Alexandre); Jean
Pierre Levieux from MSN and Michel Juvillier, Advertisement Director and
the multimedia director of Expansion group (Valeurs Actuelles) who seemed
very interested by the NÄTDEX; among others. Paul Charoy, from e-Ketchum,
organized party--his first and quite a successful one at that.