11 December 2018, Tuesday2:30 pm – 4:00 pmHenry Sy Sr. Hall – 4/F (Verdure)De La Salle University ManilaParis de I’Etraz
About the lecture:Professor Paris will review the latest trends affecting Millennials with respect to their professional choices and the role of education in these. In particular, he will focus on how new technologies are disrupting many industries and how professionals will be affected.
About the speaker:Paris de I’Etraz has spent over 20 years in investment banking and venture capital, mainly at USB Bank and ABN MARO where he was managing Director in M&A in both firms at the end of both of his tenures there. After being a banker, Paris became an entrepreneur founding 5 startups in the areas of Sports marketing, Video Games, Advertising, Solar Power and CRM Banking Software.
Since 2010, Paris runs the largest business school startup accelerator in Europe, IE Venture lab, at the world’s 8th top Business School, IE Business School. Since 2010, the Venture Lab has accelerated over 400 startups that have raised over 100 million USD. The Venture Lab has also held over 50 Venture Days in over 30 countries since 2012 where over 1000 startups have competed for funding with international investors. Paris has developed and registered two patents, one in 1999, which provides an enterprise solution to the “six degrees of separation” idea and another in 2009 that takes client management into virtual online platforms with two-way communication between clients and service providers.
Presently Paris splits his time between running the Accelerator, MBA classes, executive education Innovation Programs at large companies and M&A/Strategic advisory consulting. He specializes on the application of emerging technologies like AI, Blockchain, Virtual Reality and others to disrupting existing business models and developing richer user experiences.