Why You Should Attend

Zinnov has been hosting ‘Confluence’ (annual thought leadership series) across India, USA, Germany, and Japan; specifically focused on Large Global R&D, Product Development / Technology / IT, Digital Native companies for over 10 years now. We are excited to share that we have now included Paris as one of the key destinations for our flagship event series from this year. Confluence has become a compelling thought leadership and networking platform for CXO level, senior engineering, technology and business leaders from across the globe. The summit brings together senior leaders onto this platform, to share and exchange best practices and thought leadership around the areas such as Globalization, Innovation, Leadership Trends and Market Expansion in emerging geographies. Entire eco-system of enterprises, start-ups, academia and service providers represent in this conference to provide a holistic view on how Engineering and R&D is shaping up and will transform in next few years.

  • Build strategic partnerships
  • Network with industry leaders and thought leaders
  • Align your company's strategy with emerging trends
  • Engage with global players for business opportunities
  • Gain an understanding of key trends in the industry ecosystem
  • Meet start-ups for innovation and mergers and acquisitions

Speakers 2018

These industry stalwarts and innovators are wrestling with the most daunting challenges with a winning mix of technology, innovative thinking, and real-world, actionable insights. They’re gathered here to share their ideas and strategies with you.

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Pierre Perdoux

SVP, Production Performance


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James Kretchmar


Akamai Technologies Inc

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Pascal Brier

Executive Vice-President for Strategy & Innovation


Exclusive Partner


Altran ranks as the undisputed global leader in Engineering and R&D services (ER&D), following its acquisition of Aricent. The company offers clients an unmatched value proposition to address their transformation and innovation needs. Altran works alongside its clients, from initial concept through industrialization, to invent the products and services of tomorrow.

For over 30 years, the company has provided expertise in aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, finance, life sciences, railway and telecommunications. The Aricent acquisition extends this leadership to semiconductors, digital experience and design innovation. Combined, Altran and Aricent generated revenues of €2.9 billion in 2017, with some 45,000 employees in more than 30 countries”


Paris Marriott, Champs Elysees

70 Av. des Champs-Élysées,
75008 Paris, France