Yann Lechelle, CEO of Scaleway, is grooming what is becoming a leading cloud infrastructure provider with unique European attributes and values. Previously, he has founded, grown and exited a total of 5 tech startups. More recently, as COO, he developed Snips.ai, a leading voice and AI deeptech startup from seed to exit in a trade sale to Nasdaq-listed Sonos. Yann is also founding member of France Digitale, as well as board member of HUB France AI and GAIA-X. He gives back to the community as an angel investor, founder mentor and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD.
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This track will bring together leading initiatives that are paving the way for what could become functional implementations of European-governed data sharing spaces. For Europe to compete at an international level, its smaller but highly diversified data producers need to join forces. The European Data Strategy outlines a roadmap to enable and realise data sharing spaces as a means to power up AI in Europe by increasing access to data. The longterm vision is for an initial number of sector-based data sharing spaces to interoperate. The need to comply with European values, ethics and legislation when handling data should not be considered restrictive, but as a safeguard for risk-free data sharing that encourage increased participation. In this track, we want to move beyond the ‘What’ and consider ‘How’ all this can be achieved through convergence and standardization efforts by projects, organisations and other entities possessing the right technical know-how, experiences and commitment.
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