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We recently interviewed Fanny Bouton for our monthly podcast – ‘Marketer of the Month’! We had some amazing insightful conversations with Fanny and here’s what we discussed about-
1. Focus on Tech Ecosystem: Involvement in quantum and startups.
2. Quantum and Innovation: A favorite for its world-changing potential.
3. Role as Startup Program Leader: Aiding startups with infrastructure and mentorship.
4. Exciting Startup Ideas: Diverse projects in food tech, and health tech.
5. Quantum Computing Impact: Accelerates tasks, and revolutionizes industries
6. Quantum Podcasts: Aim to simplify and humanize complex topics.
About our host:
Dr. Saksham Sharda is the Chief Information Officer at Outgrow.co. He specializes in data collection, analysis, filtering, and transfer by means of widgets and applets. Interactive, cultural, and trending widgets designed by him have been featured on TrendHunter, Alibaba, ProductHunt, New York Marketing Association, FactoryBerlin, Digimarcon Silicon Valley, and at The European Affiliate Summit.
About our guest:
Fanny Bouton, an analyst, journalist, and tech expert for over 20 years, currently serves as the OVHcloud Startup Program Leader & Quantum Lead. She played vital roles in the digital transformation of major corporations and supported startups, aiming to bolster the French scientific and technological ecosystem.
EPISODE 146: Quantum Leap: OVH Cloud’s Fanny Bouton Unveils the Impact of Quantum Computing on Industries
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Saksham Sharda: Hi, everyone. Welcome to another episode of Outgrow’s Marketer of the Month. I’m your host, Dr. Saksham Sharda, and I’m the creative director at Outgrow. co. And for this month we are going to interview Fanny Bouton who is a Quantum Lead and Startup Program Leader at OVHcloud.
Fanny Bouton: Great to be here. Thank you.
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The Rapid Fire Round!
Saksham Sharda: All right, so, so the rapid fire round you can only answer and you can always look at the camera and if you don’t answer with one word or one sentence, okay, I didn’t want to pass a question you can just say pass. The first one is at what age do you want to retire?
Fanny Bouton: I don’t know if I’ll one day retire. I love to work.
Saksham Sharda: What’s your favorite mobile app?
Fanny Bouton: Ha, good question. Maybe Google Maps to go everywhere.
Saksham Sharda: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Fanny Bouton: Now with the makeup longer.
Saksham Sharda: The most embarrassing moment of your life?
Fanny Bouton: Oh, too much.
Saksham Sharda: Mountains or beaches?
Fanny Bouton: Cities.
Saksham Sharda: What’s the most useful mobile feature you can’t live without?
Fanny Bouton: Oh, Google Maps.
Saksham Sharda: Favorite color?
Fanny Bouton: Black.
Saksham Sharda: What time of day are you most inspired?
Fanny Bouton: In the evening.
Saksham Sharda: How many hours of sleep do you need?
Fanny Bouton: Eight.
Saksham Sharda: Fill in the blank. An upcoming mobile trend is ______.
Fanny Bouton: I am not sure sorry.
Saksham Sharda: The city in which the best kiss of your life happened?
Fanny Bouton: Tokyo.
Saksham Sharda: Pick one Android or Apple.
Fanny Bouton: Apple.
Saksham Sharda: The biggest mistake of your career?
Fanny Bouton: Many.
Saksham Sharda: How do you relax?
Fanny Bouton: Sleeping or eating.
Saksham Sharda: How many cups of coffee do you drink per day?
Fanny Bouton: One or two.
Saksham Sharda: A habit of yours that you hate?
Fanny Bouton: Too much pizza.
Saksham Sharda: The most valuable skill you have learned?
Fanny Bouton: To go outside my comfort zone.
Saksham Sharda: Cities or countryside?
Fanny Bouton: Cities.
Saksham Sharda: The last one is your favorite Netflix show.
Fanny Bouton: Good question. No, it’s too easy. It’s April, and the April show is here.
The Big Questions!
Saksham Sharda: Alright, so we can go into the longer questions now. So promoting and helping the friend’s scientific and technological ecosystem is a focus of yours. Can you share any upcoming projects or initiatives, and your involvement in this area?
Fanny Bouton: Yeah, sure. I’m working on the quantum field actually, but also a new space. And as tech, I have a lot of startups in my startup program innovation. And it’s hard to help them to have the good tools to create new startups and new software. Quantum is one of my favorites because it’s a new field. It’s deep tech, it’s complicated. But if it works, it’s changed the world.
Saksham Sharda: So there were 20 years of experience in new technologies. What do you think are the most significant advancements that have taken place during this time?
Fanny Bouton: In 20 years, what I’ve seen is 20 years ago, we dream about one project with GPS nodes for everything. And now we have the mobile smartphone since 2007. And now it’s Metro. It’s efficient. We can work every day just with a smartphone. This is the end of a story. And it starts with what is the next step to have this big change and how we can do better. And I think now it’s all to optimize our tools to consume better and not just consume to discover new complicated things.
Saksham Sharda: And what are some of these things that are coming into the market for consuming better, for instance?
Fanny Bouton: It’s a bit complicated for me. It’s more to learn how to use it efficiently or what we have. We have too much. We have a lot of information, a lot of disinformation, and a lot of tools, but we don’t choose, like online ads the best. And it’s hard to optimize and to have tools efficient and consume less, the more efficient and Androids life also.
Saksham Sharda: So what inspired you to launch Fannie’s party evenings, and your blog dedicated to innovation in the early 2000s? And how did these events help to democratize complex subjects?
Fanny Bouton: It starts with a joke. I’m a woman I talked about with lots of men on the internet in 2004. And it was okay we talked for one year behind the screen, maybe we can meet in real life. And one of the guides rings in the evening. Oh, it’s so cool to be at a finance party and the name stays for 18 years. And after it was a community of people who love technology, once the evolution of the dream of a smartphone this time, it was a personal digital assistant PDA. And we have just a Bluetooth connection on age, it was not the forge. And what we are. And it was it’s democratic because it was exchanged every one of the tools or tips about how to use these tools. And it was different work. And people have different fields. And it was nice because these people never talked together if we don’t have the internet, there are different social classes. And it was the fun of things. We mix people around one or two metrics. For me, it was a discovery that we can talk about any people that we want, if you find a point of discussion, make it Nick’s signification or exchange with them. And it opens the minds of a lot of people in this group to go out around the world and discuss everything.
Saksham Sharda: So as the startup program leader for OVH Cloud, can you tell us more about your role and what you aim to achieve in this position?
Fanny Bouton: Okay, I’ve started parameter at OVHcloud for three years. My role is to give accompaniment to the startups with credits to use infrastructure, but also exams to use this correctly. It’s not to consume a lot of projects. It’s more to optimize and to have the best scalability and viability. It’s all to make money, how to be finally also a good client of Jocelyn, but it’s how to communicate with the media and how to find clients. And we have a mentor program. In this program, it’s 12 months and we can give up to 100k of Europe in credits, but it’s more like a yes exam to grow up. VHDL was a startup and huge French unicorn a few years ago, and it’s hard to continue to be a big sister to them and help them grow.
Saksham Sharda: So what are some of the exciting startup ideas you have seen in your position in this role?
Fanny Bouton: My favorite is a quantum starter because it is just the beginning but it’s to how to create new computers, new types of computers to make very complicated calculations and I think in 15 years we can see the results but it’s really interesting. But after I have seen a lot of startups in any field, in food tech FinTech in L steak, I love the L tech startup to help people say they have cancer and follow them after surgery and how with AI you can help them and discover if they always have a problem or not. Yeah, it’s so many nice projects.
Saksham Sharda: So as a quantum computing supporter, can you explain the growing impact of quantum computing and society?
Fanny Bouton: Yeah. I think quantum computing when it matures in a decade it’s like a new GPU, it’s the acceleration of type, a certain type of calculation, optimization, or simulation. But it’s a new industry or change, like when you have nuclear and electricity. Because when you have this power of simulation, for example, you can make new medication, but in a few minutes or hours or days, and not months and months or years, for example, for the COVID vaccination before, it’s five years, because we try manually to make this vaccination. With the COVID. We do that in 18 months because we have the AI and we make simulations fast, and we just make it better, better in real life and it was shorter. But with this type of calculation, we can do it faster and more personalized. Also, imagine if you have a vaccination, but we also understand that highly searched English doesn’t have a bad effect. It’s okay for you. No allergies, no reaction.
Saksham Sharda: Can you tell us more about your podcast, quantum and Decode Quantum, and how it aims to educate and inform listeners about quantum computing?
Fanny Bouton: Yeah, five years ago, when I discovered that we can do quantum computers, I searched a lot for one of my friends. Olivia. Things about quantum to explain to vectorize. And we didn’t find those things. It was scientists, things are complicated or too simple, but not real and good. And we say okay, we make a conference about quantum computing to burglarize that in one hour. During one year, we discovered a lot of scientists, engineers, and people who work in this field, and it was so interesting that we decided to do a podcast about the actuality and another one to make your interview and exchange with these people. Because they are so interesting. It was good to do a podcast of one of them for more than one hour.
Saksham Sharda: Okay, so the last thing, the last question for you is, what would you be doing in your life, if not this?
Fanny Bouton: I think, painting. Yeah, I love the arts. I studied art. I bought a quantum computer. It was because my father was in computing. And I grew up with computers. And I understand this naturally. And I stood out because I was an artist in my head, I think I need to pay to take photos. And in 2000, without the prices, it was because it was a bubble internet bubble. And I know how to go then how to draw and I know how to make websites, and I come back to the new technologies. And finally, I love that too. And, yeah, it’s a special role. But I love that.
Saksham Sharda: Thanks, everyone for joining us for this month’s episode of Outgrow’s Marketer of the Month. That was Fanny Bouton who is a Quantum Lead and Startup Program Leader at OVHcloud.
Fanny Bouton: Pleasure. Thanks for having me.
Saksham Sharda: Check out the website for more details and we’ll see you once again next month with another marketer of the month.