I have always been intrigued by the latest breakthroughs and trends shaping the digital realm. For this reason and having attended the Madrid Tech Show last year and being deeply impressed by the vast array of knowledge and innovation showcased, I eagerly awaited the Paris Tech Show 2023, held on November 15th. This event promised to be an even grander spectacle, uniting industry experts, innovators, and decision-makers from around the world.
With such a diverse range of topics and speakers, careful planning was essential to ensure I made the most of my time at the Paris Tech Show. However, considering that I was also invited to the “Huawei Connect Paris 2023” another major tech event happening around the same time, it was crucial to prioritize the sessions that most aligned with my interests and expertise.
DevSecOps & Security: A Paradigm Shift
My first stop was the “DevSecOps & Security” conference, where Selim Houfani from BNP Paribas presented a compelling case for integrating security into the DevOps paradigm.
He emphasized the importance of addressing security vulnerabilities early in development rather than delaying them until after deployment. This proactive approach ensures the delivery of dependable, secure applications. The presentation underscored the changing role of security in current software development practices.
Cloud Native DevOps: Embracing AI, ML, and New Architectures
Next, I attended the round table discussion on “The Future of Cloud Native DevOps,” led by Sébastien Godard from Galeries Lafayette. The discussion explored the transformative impact of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and new cloud architectures on cloud-native DevOps. As a result, participants delved into the potential of these technologies to enhance efficiency, innovation, and agility in cloud operations.
Responsible AI: Navigating the Ethical and Practical Landscape
The round table on “Towards an Industrial, Trustworthy and Responsible AI,” featuring Richard Eudes from Deloitte and Emilie Sirvent-Hien from Orange, addressed the critical topic of responsible AI development and implementation. After that, speakers shared their insights on the challenges and opportunities of building AI solutions that adhere to ethical considerations. Finally, this discussion underscored the need for a collaborative approach to ensuring the responsible development and use of AI technologies.
Data Center Optimization: Embracing Sustainability
The presentation on “Optimize the Energy Consumption of Your Data Centers for Sustainable Performance” by Francois Salomon from Schneider Electric provided valuable insights into the growing importance of energy efficiency in data center operations. Schneider Electric presented innovative cooling systems and inverters for energy-efficient and sustainable data centers.
MLOps: A Human-Centric Approach to AI Delivery
Benoit Huyot from AXA France delivered a thought-provoking presentation on “MLOps is More than a Human Adventure.” He emphasized the human-centric aspect of MLOps, stressing the importance of collaboration and communication between IT teams and business stakeholders for successful AI project delivery and maintenance.
Technological Innovation at the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Guillaume Martinetti from “Paris 2024” provided a fascinating glimpse into the technological innovations planned for the upcoming 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He emphasized the use of cutting-edge technology to elevate the experience for both athletes and spectators.
Data Center Infrastructure: Addressing Growing Density
Julien Paynel from Huawei Technologies France addressed the growing density of data centers and the need for innovative infrastructure solutions. He unveiled Huawei’s latest data center innovations, addressing growing storage and processing needs.
Tech Show Paris: Key Takeaways and Personal Reflections
I felt inspired and eager for the future after attending the Paris Tech Show. The event provided me with a treasure trove of knowledge, insights, and connections that will undoubtedly shape my future.
While I had enjoyed the Madrid Tech Show more the previous year, the Paris Tech Show offered a unique perspective on the French technology market. After the meeting I attended, it was time to attend the Huawei Connect 2023 event to learn about the latest technology from Huawei Technologies. The agenda was packed, so after this event I had to travel to London to attend the “2Gather London: Cloud Adoption Summit” at Google Offices.
Several key themes emerged from the various presentations and discussions I attended:
- The increasing importance of security in modern software development practices
- The transformative impact of AI, ML, and new cloud architectures on cloud-native DevOps
- The need for responsible and ethical development and implementation of AI technologies
- The growing emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability in data center operations
- The importance of human-centric approaches to MLOps
- The emerging trends and technologies shaping the future of network and cloud integration
These insights will be very helpful in my future work in the technology industry. They will help me to find and go after new opportunities.
Some pics from the event
The Paris Tech Show is an annual event that brings together industry experts, innovators, and decision-makers to explore the latest advancements and trends shaping the digital world.
On November 15th, the Paris Tech Show 2023 took place at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris, France.
The main themes of the Paris Tech Show 2023 were cloud computing, data security, AI, machine learning ans DevOps.