The Reunion of Technology and Humanity
Tim gave two keynotes at industry events on Reunion Island in the French Ocean.
Invited by ADIR, the regional association to promote Reunion’s (mostly SME/industrial) business, and NxSE, the local alliance of digital entrepreneurs, Tim visited the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean for two keynote talks to local business leaders and politicians. As European territory, Reunion enjoys the benefits of membership in the European Union, and rather than a low-cost labor market, as in the neighboring islands of Madagascar and Mauritius, Reunion offers highly skilled talent and a contained market for incubating and testing innovative business models and services. Consequently, it is rich with small start-up that commute between the European mainland and Reunion. Furthermore, as Europe’s furthest outpost in the Indian Ocean, it can provide access to emerging markets in Africa.