The IVY Award is an annual award presented to an exceptional candidate under 30 from the technology sector who stands out in what he has achieved. The Jury, which is chaired by Pierre Aussure, aims to award a manager who has been outstanding and who will continue to grow and become a key player in the technology sector. Pierre Aussure and the IVY professionals carry out interviews during the year and candidates are narrowed down to five pre-Winners, then three Winners who will go on to the Grand Oral.

2016 Winner : Quentin Vacher, Co-Founder & Co-CEO Frichti

The executive search consultant is always on the lookout for talented professionals. The search for the IVY Award winner follows the same train of thought. It is a search to find the best young up and coming manager in the technology sector. Emphasis is put on youth and the possibility of identifying young talent at an early stage.

At the Grand Oral, each Winner presents his/her company, background and professional experience and then answers questions from various members of the Jury and journalists present. Each candidate has twenty minutes to convince the audience that he/she should win. When the Grand Oral is finished, the Jury retires to vote and designate the IVY Award winner for the year.

For the first time this year, we awarded the Ivy Special Award to a creator with exceptional talent, who's product is still in the making. This award was given to Hugo Mercier, Co-founder and President of Rythm.

The Jury 2016 was composed of
  • Bernadette Andrietti, Vice President, Sales & Marketing EMEA, Intel
  • Gary Anssens, Founder & CEO, Alltricks
  • Luc Bretones, Directeur Exécutif Technocentre, Orange
  • Philippe Cambriel, Président Europe, Méditerranée et CIS, Gemalto
  • Emmanuel Fromont, Président EMEA, Acer
  • Nick Leeder, Managing Director France, Google
  • Amélie Oudea-Castera, Chief Marketing & Digital Officer, Groupe Axa
  • Christian Poyau, Co-fondateur et Président-Directeur Général, Micropole
  • Nicolas Sekkaki, Président-Directeur Général France, IBM
  • Olivier Sévillia, Directeur Général Adjoint, Groupe Capgemini
  • Stéphane Thirion, Head of Entreprise & Education EMEIA, Apple
  • Vahé Torossian, Corporate VP, Microsoft
  • Yves Tyrode, Directeur Digital, Groupe BPCE
  • Richard Viel, Directeur Général Délégué, Bouygues Telecom
  • Corinne Vigreux, Co-fondatrice et Directrice Générale Consumer Business, TomTom
  • Angélique Zettor, Co-CEO, Genymobile

Galerie photo JDN

2015 Winner :
Gary Anssens
Founder and CEO
  2014 Winner :
Angelique Zettor
Co-founder and Co-CEO Genymobile
2013 Winner :
Gautier Machelon
  2012 Winner :
Fany Péchiodat,
CEO & Founder My Little Paris
2011 Winner :
Jonathan Benhamou,
CEO & Founder Novapost
  2010 Winner :
Bastien Duclaux,
CEO & Co-Founder Twenga
2009 Winner :
Jonathan Benassaya,
CEO & Co-Founder Blogmusik /
  2008 Winner :
Benjamin Mestrallet,
CEO & Founder eXo Platform
2007 Winner :
Stéphane Bohbot,
CEO & Founder ModeLabs
  2006 Winner :
Mathieu Nouzareth,
CEO & Founder Boonty
2005 Winner :
Mihai Crasneanu,
CEO and Founder Glowria
  2004 Winner :
Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet,
CEO & Founder
2003 Winner: André Haddad,
Vice President Ebay.