Tessares attends matchmaking event with Orange

Tessares was one of 16 companies selected to pitch its innovations in and meet with corporate representatives in Paris. The exclusive matchmaking event was promoted by European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and Orange.

A diverse group of innovators attended the event and presented disruptive digital solutions ranging from Wi-Fi optimisation to cybersecurity, robotics, wearables and smart cities. Throughout the day, there were 4 pitching sessions and over 30 parallel business meetings.

Tessares pitched its solutions for greater Internet connectivity to top Orange representatives and had the chance to deliver a detailed presentation in exploratory one-to-one meetings with Orange managers.

Speaking about the motivations behind the event Bertrand Rojat, Orange Fab’s director, stated: “Orange is very strong on its core business. However, for us to innovate faster, we need to take advantage of the strong ecosystem of startups and SMEs around us. That’s our challenge, and that’s why we’re here today.”

Christian Schneiter, Lead Product Manager for Cloud Solutions and Artificial Intelligence at Orange, addressed the success factors behind Orange’s innovation strategy: “The main factor of success is to focus on solving our customers’ problems. The technology is there only to solve real problems.” Moreover, he shared some advice for the companies in the room: “My advice is to approach us with new ideas to tackle existing problems. As a big company, we need your inputs and fresh perspective.”

Denis Périquet, CEO of Tessares, Hybrid Access Solutions, commented, “We’re very happy to be selected for this event. We believe our Hybrid Access innovation will unlock new opportunities for Orange and start a mutually  fruitful partnership.”

About tessares

Tessares is a Belgian software company, specialising in multi-path connectivity technologies. Our solutions have been commercially deployed by several operators including: Proximus, KPN, BT, and Telia benefitting hundreds of thousands of households and businesses across Europe.