May 31st, 2019


Thanks to GCCCF for the opportunity to present at their Healthcare Week GCCCF Roundtable event in Paris.

We look forward to the next event in Hamburg!

Guillaume CalmonSabine SchützmannLjubisav MatejevicÉtienne CouseinDavid AndrianavalontsalamaDavid Hazan, Jagoda Hebda

View our presentations on Slideshare - or in PDFQF Data Natives Paris 2019-05-15.pdf

May 20th, 2019


Thanks to all the attendees at Data Natives. Big thanks to Greg SoukiassianElena Poughia and the team from #Goood for hosting the event! We had a great night!!

Here's a copy of the presentation: QF Data Natives Paris 2019-05-15.pdf

The presentation is also available on SlideShare.

May 8th, 2019

Come join Quæfacta!

Hey, hey, upcoming events! 😊

Data Natives, May 15, Paris

Come join Quæfacta, 15th of May for a Data Natives event in Paris.

This event is part of Data Native’s European roadshow.

Other speakers will be: Greg Soukiassian, Sr Project Manager at Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, Sylvie Rabie from Goood Company, and Mohamed Seghir Belhocine, from AXA.

We will be discussing the use of blockchain in healthcare. Come meet the Quæfacta team, and the team from Data Natives.

VivaTech, May 16 - 18, Paris

Come meet startups at Viva Tech in Paris.

VivaTech is a great place to reconnect with good friends and colleagues.

Be sure to read our article on meeting VivaTech crew last month in Paris! Sanofi VivaTech in Paris - Africatech

  • Event: VivaTech
  • Dates: Thur. May 16th, to Sat. 18th, 2019
  • Location: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Hall 1 & Hall 2.2, 1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris
  • Link: https://vivatechnology.com/

GCCCF Round table / Paris Healthcare, May 22, Paris

Are you interested in improving the quality of healthcare? 

The GCCCF – Global Clinical+Care Coordination Forum is organising a Roundtable event during Paris Healthcare Week.

In this Roundtable discussion, we will have an opportunity to look at how smart data can be used to improve quality of healthcare, using AI and current technologies, including blockchain.

Look forward to seeing you there! 😁

April 14th, 2019

Sanofi VivaTech in Paris - AfricaTech

Quæfacta had the pleasure of joining VivaTech AfricaTech Paris at Sanofi on Friday morning.😊  This is the second year AfricaTech will be hosted in Paris, with 250 startup applicants competing for 3 challenges at VivaTech on 16th May.


The representation of 8 African countries including:

  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Douala, Cameroon
  • Casablanca, Morocco
  • Tunis, Tunisia
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Lagos, Nigeria

The first panel discussion covered the ‘Corporate Perspective on Open Innovation in Africa’, represented by AfricaTech lab partners; Sanofi, Société Générale, Vinci and Total.

On the stage, the representatives discussed their willingness to form collaborative partnerships with African startups, offering support and opportunities to overcome the challenges associated with new startups in the African ecosystem. Bridging funding gaps, supporting startups in the scale up phase and finding solutions for local problems were amongst the topics covered.

We heard Ms Valerie-Noelle Kodjo Diop, Head of Innovation & New Banking Solutions for Société Générale, speaking on opening core banking systems to help startups accelerate by adopting an open minded and creative approach. Ms Kodjo diop discussed the new risks like data ‘the new asset of Africa’, and the requirement to put regulations and framework in place to protect customer and consumer data.

Also, we had a chance to hear Mr Jon Fairest, VP of Sanofi Africa discussing the benefits of exposing African startups to a larger network, offering opportunities for healthcare programs to be delivered 'on the ground’ covering remote rural areas with limited access to services. Successful programs such as rapid checkup medical clinics in Kenya, are digitalised healthcare clinics partly financed by government to manage patient diseases, data and address the patient journey to improve healthcare outcomes.

I had the opportunity to have a quick chat with Mr Fairest following the meeting. I really enjoyed hearing this panel discussion, as I believe Quæfacta has a role to play in healthcare and open innovation in Africa.

The second panel covered the ecosystem of startups and helping startups grow. Ms Hatoumata Magassa, Coordinator of AFIDBA spoke about supporting the scaling up process by providing a digital and inclusive business model.

The three key areas of focus include:

  1. Skill development for African entrepreneurs;
  2. Funding options - hybrid funding - 50% subsidy, 50% loan options;
  3. Sensitisation to ecosystem - providing better support for digital and inclusive business.

Some challenging areas for African startups mentioned include; addressing legal framework, accessing funds to scale up, and adhering to regulatory requirements for governments, policy makers and corporates.

Quæfacta is looking forward to attending VivaTech AfricaTech in Paris on the 16th May and supporting the African startup ecosystem and challenges! Bon courage à tous!

March 14th, 2019

OECD_ABIE Sunset Seminar

This week we had the pleasure of attending ‘Future-proofing your business using blockchain’ hosted by OECD_ABIE France.

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Quæfacta was amongst the start-up companies embarking on a blockchain project in the supply chain space. Our purpose for being here was:

  1. to hear knowledge and insights from other industry experts;
  2. to reflect on how others attend to the traceability problem;
  3. to be able to come back to our customers with these learnings.

Leanne Kemp (CEO at Everledger), opened the evening as an impressive keynote speaker. She shared her experiences and challenges in bringing traceability to the high value asset diamond industry. As always, key is understanding one’s customers and meeting their expectations from both a business and technology perspective. Ms Kemp’s company brought set tools in certification, validation and auditing, to a high value asset industry, fraught with black markets, blood diamonds and fraud.


Chris Booth (Emadin) was in the audience. He wrote an extensive report of this meeting: “‘Blockchain‘ will disappear in 10 years” Thank you Chris! 😊

One question we’ve been asked so far about blockchain-backed traceability, is: How ready are businesses to implement this technology? Does a sector need to have an existential crisis to demonstrate they are addressing their part on the supply chain?

Global medication supply chains are flooded with counterfeit drugs valued at $200 billion a year, with a significant cost to lives. We want to demonstrate real-time certification of pharmaceutical supply chains, so to bring awareness about the fact this problem can be tackled down.