Himesh and I started working together last year: I was leading the European mobility efforts in Europe for AOL, whereas he took over the efforts for AOL Mobile in the US. Great chap, with a native strategic mind.
Mathieu is the co-founder with his brother, and Chairman of Boonty, the leading online games distributor in Europe. Interesting to see that he is attending a mobile phone conference. What do you think his next move will be ? ;)
Gilles is one of those guys who always puts a smile on your face. He's also the founder and chairman of Musiwave, the digital music company for mobiles in Europe. He launched a streaming radio service for mobiles this week in Cannes.
Patrick is the founder & former CEO of amen.fr, one of France's largest hosting companies (that's where I host my sepulveda.net domain name ;). He sold his company to the Dutch VNU networks last year. He's here hunting for some new ideas... It's been a while since we saw each other, at a dinner with Marc Canter in Paris I believe.
It's the first time we meet in a place, not by accident, but on purpose. We have bumped into each other like 4-5 times last year, in many different places. Jean is a former co-founder of Kiwee/K-mobile, recently sold to AG Interactive, where he's now the European VP Marketing.
Another bunch of buddies showed up there in Cannes: here's almost the whole crowd in charge of mobility at AOL France: Thomas Volpi in charge of bizdev, Julien Salanon in charge of strategic alliances, and Hubertus von Roenne, pan-European manager of the team.