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13
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Yseop Announces The Expansion Of Its Strategic Committee To Further Accelerate Growth

Yseop, a pioneer in Natural Language Generation (NLG) and world-leading AI software company, today announces the expansion of its Strategic Committee. In this Covid 19 economic context, Yseop’s growth has been fueled by the strong demand from companies for report automation technology to gain in efficiency while lowering their costs, both in the finance industry and the pharmaceutical industry. The rich experience of its new members will allow Yseop to benefit from additional strategic support to keep growing in Europe and the US.

New Strategic Committee members:

  • Benoît Claveranne, CEO at AXA International & New Markets – With 18 years of successfully planning, advising and execution of ambitious and innovative commercial plans across the globe in a variety of organizations, from small firms to multinationals and governments, Benoît brings his hands-on experience and strategic thinking to the committee.

  • Mathieu Morand, Investment Manager at Wille Finance – Wille Finance is a multi-family office with an entrepreneurial spirit, focusing on private equity, real estate, digital media and listed assets, and has recently invested in Yseop. Mathieu, who has instigated and led direct equity investments in numerous technology start-ups, represents Wille Finance on the committee.

  • Craig Vachon, Partner and head of US Operations of NextStage – Craig, based in California, has extensive experience managing operations and investing in start-ups and high-tech companies around the world. He has raised more than US $1.6 billion in private investment for 36 companies in eight countries, including more recently Looker, acquired by Google (US $2.6 billion) and Anchor Free, acquired by WndrCo. Craig has now been appointed Chairman of the Strategic Committee.

The new members join the existing strategic committee composed of Alain Kaeser – Founder and Chief Science Officer of Yseop, Emmanuel Walckenaer – CEO of Yseop, Grégoire Sentilhes – Founder and CEO of NextStage AM,

02
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Tech CEOs will testify before Senate Commerce Committee

By David Shepardson and Nandita Rose | Reuters

WASHINGTON – The chief executives of Facebook <FB.O, Twitter and Alphabet-owned Google have agreed to voluntarily testify at a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Oct. 28 about a key law protecting internet companies.

Facebook and Twitter confirmed on Friday that their CEOs, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, respectively, will appear, while a source said that Google’s Sundar Pichai will appear. That came a day after the committee unanimously voted to approve a plan to subpoena the three CEOs to appear before the panel.

Twitter’s Dorsey tweeted on Friday that the hearing “must be constructive & focused on what matters most to the American people: how we work together to protect elections.”

The CEOs are to appear virtually.

In addition to discussions on reforming the law called Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects internet companies from liability over content posted by users, the hearing will bring up issues about consumer privacy and media consolidation.

Republican President Donald Trump has made holding tech companies accountable for allegedly stifling conservative voices a theme of his administration. As a result, calls for a reform of Section 230 have been intensifying ahead of the Nov. 3 elections, but there is little chance of approval by Congress this year.

Last week Trump met with nine Republican state attorneys general to discuss the fate of Section 230 after the Justice Department unveiled a legislative proposal aimed at reforming the law.

The chief executives of Google, Facebook, Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc recently testified before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel. The panel, which is investigating how the companies’ practices hurt rivals, is expected to release its report as early as next Monday.

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