If we want to seriously address the current century’s challenges, we have to think out of the box. Our goal is to inspire and to deliver tangible ideas and solutions. In order to optimize our participant experience, SB Paris plenary and hub session content, networking opportunities and workshop formats are drastically off the beaten track.

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We are building impak because we believe in a new economy, one that creates positive outcomes on the people and the planet.”

With more than 20 years of experience in management, marketing and funding of innovative companies in the media and technology industry, Mr. Allard is currently founder and President of impak Finance.

Since 2015, he has been a senior advisor at Redwood Capital in NY.

He was founder and CEO of Engagement Labs, a public company specialized in social media data, analytics and insights for organizations engaging on social networks. Elabs has offices in London, New-York, Toronto and Montreal.

Mr. Allard was also lecturer at Université du Québec à Montréal for a series of seminars on entrepreneurship.

Prior to that, he co-founded and operated for 3 years AlternativeChannel.tv, the first Multilanguage WebTV channel devoted to sustainable development.

In 1997, he founded ZAQ Inc., a web services and interactive TV technology

company, which he brought public 3 years later.

Mr. Allard also was co-founder and Chairman of Alliance Numérique, and Interactive Multimedia Producers of Canada. These two organizations were responsible for negotiating government policies affecting this new industry.

Mr. Allard holds a Bachelor of Arts in music and an MBA in International Marketing & Finance from HEC Montreal.