What does it mean to be a disruptor in technology? Adrien Schmidt and the team at Bouquet have created Aristotle to help businesses and individuals better understand their data by using voice activated AI. This innovation helps humans turn big data into meaningful information.
Throughout the interview we go deep into Innovation vs Inventing, the importance of creating a new future, overcoming expectations, having healthy systems for using failure to succeed, the future of AI, communicating your message, and more.
About Adrien Schmidt
In 2004 Adrien Schmidt co-founded Squid Solutions, a software company based in Paris that provides usage analytics to publishers around the world. As Squid Solutions rapidly turned companies into data-driven enterprises, he went on to open offices for Squid Solutions in Beijing in 2006 and San Francisco in 2014.
On a mission to become a market leader in a new generation of analytics tools, Adrien co-founded Bouquet in 2015, creating a product that brings fulfilling experience of analytics to thousands of users in their daily jobs with chatbots powered by artificial intelligence.
Raised in both the U.S. and France, Adrien has dedicated his career to innovation and entrepreneurship on a global level. In 2013, Adrien served as Chairman of NUMA, France’s most recognized accelerator, supervising the transition from local non-profit to international accelerator, increasing its budget, facilities, and international presence.
Adrien speaks five languages, is a Huffington Post contributor and most recently a featured speaker at Plotcon and IOT World.
In 2013, Adrien served as Chairman of NUMA (formerly Silicon Sentier), France’s most recognized accelerator, supervising the transition from local non-profit to international accelerator, tripling its budget and increasing its facilities and international presence. Additionally, Adrien served as the Vice President of JCI France, an economic empowerment program promoting the cooperation between French SMB’s and large companies in China. In 2010, he went on to serve as Treasurer and Board Member for Comité Richelieu, the leading French lobby for technology SMB’s.