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Hi! I'm Catherine Barba. I'm a serial entrepreneur and digital pioneer in Europe. I'm the Founder of WinforumNY and am an Ambassador at La French Tech NY.
I'm recognized as being one of the top global experts in the intersection of retail and digital transformation since 1996. I develop the New-York-based PEPS Lab, a Retail Innovation Center that discovers the most promising retail omnichannel practices, from major retailers to fashion brands.
Previously, I founded several digital businesses in France. My consulting firm, Malinea, which provides coaching and consulting to leaders of global organizations, helping them fuel innovation and accelerate transformation, was acquired in 2012 by the founders of Vente Privee, one of France’s first unicorns. Before that, my previous company Cashstore, a cash-back website partnering with over 1,200 e-commerce merchants, was acquired by Plebicom Group in 2010.
Some fun facts about me are that I've authored several books about the future of retail, including “Stores are not dead”. I'm also a thought leader in digital entrepreneurship where I've had over 200 speaking engagements in 2015 alone. Since 2009, I've served as a regular commentator on the leading French news programs BFM Business, and I host a TV program series aimed at amplifying the diversity of entrepreneurs in technology startups in France.
I'm proud to be one of the few French female business angels, and serve on the board of several successful tech start-ups, including Leetchi, MangoPay, Reech and Retency.
In 2015 and 2016, I was named one of 50 most influential figures in Europe’s digital economy, and in 2014 one of 3 most influential female figures in France. In June 2017, I was appointed to the Board of Directors of Renault-Nissan.
Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Friday, February 2nd at 10am ET.
**Note: La French Tech is a global movement celebrating french innovation, entrepreneurship and startups. The NYC French Tech Hub gathers French and American entrepreneurs, top executives, investors, engineers and public leaders. With more than 150 startups in NY co-founded by at least one French entrepreneur, La French Tech is a dynamic and diverse community.**
Catherine Barba is a French-born serial entrepreneur and digital pioneer based in New York since 2015. She has founded and sold several digital businesses in France. A trusted angel investor and mentor, she serves on the board of successful European tech startups, including Leetchi, MangoPay, Reech [...]