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HP
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HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world.

For the Hack4Europe challenge, HP is providing developers with access to the HP Helion Development Platform, a cloud deployment solution with all the tools a developers needs to build and deploy high performance apps, plus access to HP IDOL OnDemand to power data-rich applications using 50+ REST APIs with services such as speech-to-text from audio/video in seven languages, prediction, optical character recognition, text and sentiment analysis, and more.

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ENGIE
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ENGIE is a global energy player and an expert operator in the three key sectors of electricity, natural gas and energy services. The Group supports changes in society that are based as much on economic growth as on, social progress and the preservation of natural resources.

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Cdiscount
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Cdiscount is a leader of e-commerce in France. The website has been used by more than 16 million customers since its creation and generated gross merchandise volume of 2 311.8 M€ in 2014. Launched in 2011, its Marketplace has experienced significant growth with now more than 11.1 million product offerings from almost 5,400 vendor partners. Cdiscount is operating in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Thailand, Vietnam, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroon and Belgium. Cdiscount is a subsidiary of Cnova.

Cnova N.V. is one of the largest global e-commerce companies, operating Cdiscount sites in France and abroad, and the sites Extra.com.br, Pontofrio.com and Casasbahia.com.br. in Brazil. Cnova N.V. offers its more than 13 million active customers access to a wide assortment of more than 12 million product offerings through a combination of attractive pricing and highly differentiated delivery and payment solutions. Cnova N.V. is part of Groupe Casino, a global diversified retailer. In 2014, Cnova generated gross merchandise volume of 4 515.8 M€.

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UBER
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Uber is a tech startup enabling real-time matching between transportation offer and persons in need of mobility. Uber is now live in more than 280 cities and 50 countries around the world. Its technology highly changes urban mobility and helps create smarter cities.

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Paypal
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PayPal is one of the world’s largest internet payment companies. Paypal is a service that enables you to pay, send money, and accept payments without revealing your financial details. It has been a major innovation actor for 15 years. Using open source foundations in their technology stacks, PayPal is constructing new breeds of payment platforms, API standards, and identity systems to support the next generation of disruptive technology. Building upon these open themes has culminated into a scalable, easily implementable architecture for integrating commerce‐based functionality into your prototypes, merchant integrations, or any development projects you can dream up.

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Axelle Lemaire
Secretary Of State
In Charge Of Digital

Axelle Lemaire
Secretary Of State
In Charge Of Digital

“I support this initiative because it is worthy and useful for developers, creators and designers but also because it points the way towards a renewed economic model. This economic model needs to be opened to various types of innovation, coming from startups and individuals alike. Taking this path, France will be ready to face international competition”

Gilles Babinet
Digital Champion for France
at European Commission

Gilles Babinet
Digital Champion for France
at European Commission

“I am thrilled of supporting Hack4Europe that is a unique gathering which aims at letting people from different expertises to meet. Bringing together coders, managers from big corporation, designers and many
other expertises from different field is not only trendy but also the best way to develop new breakthrough innovation skills that are highly needed to design our tomorrow’s world”

Bror Salmelin
Advisor to the DG Information Society and Media, European Commission; Innovation Systems

Bror Salmelin
Advisor to the DG Information Society and Media, European Commission; Innovation Systems

“Hack4Europe is a very important event, a convergence point of modern thinking and acting. The more there are interdisciplinarity and free-flow (positive) collisions the more new ideas and innovations are ignited. And those innovations are very much needed. I look forward for the outcome of the Hackathon on all levels.”

 

Christian Buchel
CEO-Deputy at ERDF
Chief Digital & International Officer

Christian Buchel
CEO-Deputy at ERDF
Chief Digital & International Officer

“I am thrilled to support this hackaton that will enable ERDF to help young entrepreneurs develop their ideas and projets. This initiative is part of ERDF’s commitment to collaborate with the digital ecosystem in order to accelerate innovation in the energy industry, not only to drive improvements and progress in our public service missions but also to enable, together with other players, the emergence of new digital solutions for the upcoming energy transition, creating new opportunities for european startups.”

Gimena Diaz
General Manager of PayPal
France

Gimena Diaz
General Manager of PayPal
France

“After the Connected Challenge’s finale which took place last March in France, we are thrilled in participating to this new global initiative. Each day, PayPal pays a particular attention to innovations, especially those which ease people’s everyday life. New technologies are essentials to propose new uses and new experiences, and we are constantly supporting startups and developers and we are encouraging them in pursuing their innovations.”

Tanguy Caradec
Strategy & Projects Director
at Cdiscount

Tanguy Caradec
Strategy & Projects Director
at Cdiscount

“Cdiscount operates in a very strong, competitive and globalized industry, where adaptability and speed of execution are critical to the company’s development.
In this context, Innovation represents a major challenge, it helps us keep our eyes open to the extremely rapid evolutions in technical and commercial environment, and anticipate our reactions to these changes. This results in an ability to monitor new trends at all levels of the organization, and to quickly and efficiently implement new projects, allowing us to always keep our ability, alone or in cooperation, to provide our markets with disruptive solutions. And that is what we expect from Hack4Europe.”

 

Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps
EMEA Vice President
HP Helion

Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps
EMEA Vice President
HP Helion

“With the spirit of collaboration and invention at the core of HP, we are proud to support Hack4Europe, a competition that encourages young companies and coders to pursue their ambitions in the areas of cloud computing and software development. As with our Cloud28+ initiative, we are committed to promoting the growth of business and public cloud services as a means to increase the region’s economic advancement and competitive positioning. Hack4Europe shows how we can unleash the power of cloud to create these new services, and we particularly look forward to working with the winner of the ‘Social Positive’ category to help get his/her app off the ground.”