Girls in Tech Paris is pleased to have Basile Cayatte, Founder and CEO at INNOVARGY Business Consulting , as an offline jury member for the AMPLIFY Paris edition 2018 to be held on 10th Oct 2018, in honour of the France-Singapore Year of Innovation.
Basile Cayatte is a French entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in global sales management and business development in large tech corporations and innovative startups. He has been teaching entrepreneurship since 2009 and he has started to invest in startups in 2016 as a Business Angel. He recently invested in 3 startups – Le Chemiseur, MOONA and Inalve in the lifestyle e-commerce, health tech and food tech sectors.
He is currently the founder and CEO of INNOVARGY Business Consulting. In his current role, he provides advisory and acceleration services to startups, innovation consulting services for tech companies, and he teaches entrepreneurship to executives, MBAs and Masters students.
Before creating INNOVARGY, Basile was a sales executive at Limelight Networks where he honed his knowledge of the cloud, digital and cyber security sectors and he worked with innovative startup customers. He also contributed to the development of a startup in the culture sector which supports UNESCO convention on cultural diversity.
Previously, he spent 14 years working in IT and telecommunications at Verizon in various positions including pre-sales, business developpement, and global accounts management. At the end he was leading global sales and operations of Verizon, Vodafone and SFR for PSA Groupe, focusing on growth acceleration and innovation.
At the beginning of his career, Basile worked as a management consultant at AT Kearney and Devoteam Consulting.
Basile holds a Master’s Degree in IT and telecommunications from Télécom ParisTech (1998) and an MBA from INSEAD (2009). He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the INSEAD Alumni Association since 2012 and a Board Member of Télécom ParisTech Alumni since 2017.