A pioneer in the robotics field, Bruno Bonnell has been at the forefront of digital development in Europe for over twenty years. Always a step ahead of the curve, Bonnell’s innovation and business acumen has seen him become a highly successful serial entrepreneur, revered globally for his contributions to the technology industry. Learn from the robolutionnaire yourself, and how you can replicate his unprecedented business success, with an after dinner speech from Bonnell.
Fronting the pioneering movement of robotics in Europe was the most defining accomplishment of Bonnell’s career. From his first role as the Chairman of ROBOPOLIS, to his most recent as the President of Awabot, Bonnell has championed the use of service robots in a mainstream capacity, working to improve the accessibility and skill set of the machines. For a period of seven years, Bonnell was the President of Syrobo, the professional association of service robots in France, part of which involved heading up a yearly trade show of the most sophisticated machines. Other aspects of Bonnell’s involvement in robotics saw him contribute to the growth of the industry as a partner in Robolution Capital, compiling the visionaries, and investors.
A graduate of both economics and computer engineering courses, Bonnell combined his education to found INFOGRAMES in 1983. The pioneering video game publisher and distributor utilised cutting edge technology, at the time, and was the first of a number of highly successful digital ventures for Bonnell, who spearheaded the company until 2007 as the CEO. Remaining prominent in the video games industry saw Bonnell acquire Atari in 1999 under the INFOGRAMES brand, another specialist company in game consoles and personal computers, pioneering for its time.
Most recently, Bonnell has dedicated his time to sharing his nearly three decades of technology and entrepreneurial experience with others. Through his role as the Chairman of Emlyon Business School he educated entrepreneurs, preparing them for impressive careers in the world. Also he advises on French businesses as a member of the Business France Council and as an elected politician to the French National Assembly focusing on digital transformation and entrepreneurship.
A versatile speaker who adds unrivalled insight and value on both an individual and corporate wide level, Bruno Bonnell is one of the most authoritative digital speakers on the circuit.