"Good evening to all
I could not be there this year for the 3e edition of the Digital Festival Tahiti but I do not despair of being able to come to one of the next editions.
I still wanted to say a word to you for several reasons. The first is that I believe that the Digital Festival Tahiti has already been a success. A success both through the number of projects proposed, the technological quality of what was proposed, the two winners obviously Bioceanor and LeadBees. I wanted to congratulate you for this entrepreneurial spirit, this quality and especially the two winners of the first two prizes.
But also because, as you know, the President of the Republic and the Government are committed to promoting French technology all over the world and I believe that, in this regard, the Digital Festival Tahiti has taken on a special place. in the world of French Tech, a special place on the issue of island issues by reconciling two subjects that are also close to our heart, which are the environment and digital. As we can see, these are two major transformations that are impacting our world, which respond to each other, and it is absolutely necessary to succeed in order to build the world of tomorrow.
What you are showing through the Digital Festival Tahiti is that digital and the environment can be very complementary: digital can help develop more environmentally friendly solutions; digital technology can help manage island situations which are particular in terms of energy, in terms of marine energy, solar and wind energy; digital technology can also bring uses since the whole question is to find a balance between use, technology and the environment.
In any case, I wanted to congratulate you on the success of this Digital Festival Tahiti, its influence through French Tech and through the issue of Smart Islands. And you encourage you to go even further! French Tech must have ambition, an international ambition and that it shines French technology throughout the world. Inventiveness, entrepreneurs, employees, investors, business creators, French, have their place in the world, they have their place in innovation, and in eco-responsible innovation. You have to go even further! This is what we expect from you and you can be sure that in this fight we will always be by your side. "