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In this section you can discover the professional experts in supporting innovative companies in e-Health and e-Tourism sectors.

International Business Developer
Matosinhos – Porto
Talent Pool

Tiago FERREIRA is a Sales and Marketing manager and consultant, specialized in international markets.

Tiago started his adventure on sales, 5 years ago. He promoted and sold Portuguese products (home textile) and services (IT) in Portugal, Turkey and Angola. In 2014 he created his own brand (www.selltrading.com) and end of 2015 he started promoting women Portuguese shoes in international markets, such as France and Germany. Tiago FERREIRA made market studies of different kind of sectors in different countries.

Selltrading is a company specialized in commercial and financial services, providing the needs of companies in international markets.



Consulting Department Director

SQLI Toulouse

Toulouse, France

Talent Pool 1

Alix HOWARD is consultant for the SQLI Toulouse Consulting Department since 2016. She supports SMEs and ETIs in their digital transformation and connected business strategies (particularly in the Tourism and Agro-Food sectors). Constantly monitoring the impact of digital in organizations, she has developed a strong expertise in digital marketing applied to the customer relationship, enriched by a journey of communication, which gives it a strong sensitivity to the issues of branding and change management strategies.

Founded in 1990, SQLI is a partner for companies in the definition, the implementation and the management of their digital transition.

Nauman KHAN

Business Development Consultant


Nice, France

Talent Pool 2

Nauman Khan, founder of Blue-Channel, has twenty years experience working with IBM France. Nauman’s experience lies in his in-depth knowledge of software industry with the goal of increasing licensing sales of software vendors on IBM platforms. Certified in 2001 INSEAD IBM Executive Client in this field of activity, he is one of the first IBMers to work with software providers in Europe.

Founder of Blue-Channel (beginning of 2008), a Hi-Tec International Business & Marketing Development consulting company, specialising in helping French companies to expand internationally and at the same time helping foreign companies to develop business operations in France.


Development Agency Director


Rodez, France

Talent Pool 3
Alain PICASSO is the Director of two EDF Development Agencies. The first one – Massif Central Development Agency covers the largest massif in the country, being located in the centre and south of France. The second one – Lot Truyere and Tarn Development Agency – deals with the departments of Lot and Tarn (Occitanie Region) operating 20 dams, 16 power plants, producing sustainable, flexible and competitive electricity, without CO2 emissions.

The objectives of EDF Development Agencies are to create value through the mobilization of EDF’s expertise and skills as well as financial assistance schemes and to stimulate innovation dynamics favouring the emergence of new industrial sectors.


University Professor and Director

National University Institute Champollion

Castres, France

Talent Pool 4

Hervé PINGAUD is a University Professor at the National University Institute Champollion, assigned to the School of Engineering in Computer Science and Information Systems for Health (Castres). Hervé is also a Researcher in industrial engineering associated to CNRS LGC-UMR 5503 and a Facilitator of a connected health living lab: the Connected Health Lab.

Created in 2015, INU Champollion (formerly a university centre since 2002) is a public institution of higher education and research located in Albi, Rodez and Castres.


Program Director Europe

IBM Cloud

Global Business Solution Center

Nice, France

Talent Pool 5

Pascale XÉLOT has been leading IBM Developer Ecosystems and startups group in Europe for several years developing the ecosystem of startups, developers, incubators, accelerators and venture capitalists. Before this job, Pascale was in charge of the EMEA IBM Innovation Centres which provide technical support to IBM business partners. Pascale XÉLOT has been working for 18 years for IBM. Before IBM she worked for Citybank, the Universal Postal Union and the Paris Stock Exchange. Pascale XÉLOT is graduated from Sup de Co Clermont, a French Business School.

IBM Cloud is a cloud platform for developing and running workloads locally. It is an integrated environment that enables companies to design, develop, deploy and manage on-premises, containerized cloud applications.

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