California tech showcase: An opportunity for California based companies in Europe ..


In June, I am giving a keynote at California tech showcase in France. This should be a great conference to attend for networking opportunities (and not just because I am giving the keynote!– read the post below to

find more)

This conference should be interesting since the audience will be CIOs/CTOs from the Euro 500 and the companies will be Californian companies.

I think there is still some company slots they are looking for, so if that’s of interest(only companies based in California contact me at ajit.jaokar at – and I shall introduce you to the organizers)

Personally, it’s great to be invited to give a keynote here since I have now been focussing so much on the USA and especially the West coast – considering expansion of futuretext and Horizon channel. Thus, there is a contra need for this type of conference – for US companies coming here. Also, it’s more oriented to ‘sales’ i.e. tangible results because audience is decision makers and influencers in Europe – and it is difficult to meet them all under one roof. So, the payoff may be just one deal which you could strike in Europe especially since there is a lot happening here when it comes to mobile, convergence etc etc

And then there is the synergies with the world investment forum conference.

In addition, the California tech showcase is held in conjunction with a much larger conference called World investment conference – held at the same venue

The world investment conference is a mini-Davos economic forum. There will be prime ministers, the president of the EU, and also ministers of trade, commerce, foreign affairs, and CxOs there, as well as global press coverage of the two events (Wall Street Journal,

International Herald Tribune, CNBC, EuroNews, BBC, BSkyB, CNN, etc). This year’s focus is green technology.

There is no cost to apply. And just by applying, companies get exposure to the selection committee, which includes senior execs from British Telecom, Siemens, T-Mobile, SAP, Société Générale, ST Microelectronics, and Electricité de France.

(Note the final agenda will change over the next few days – but broadly the theme is as above)

Please contact me at ajit.jaokar at if you are interested in attending