Vivatech 2023


Kat Borlongan

Chief Impact Officer


Kat's philosophy is that technology can and should be a powerful vector for systemic change. In that regard, she is Chief Impact Officer at Contentsquare, an emerging digital analytics giant. She is also board member of the European Innovation Council, an Obama Leader and angel investor specialized in ESG. A national of both France and the Philippines, Kat has led presidential initiatives for both her countries: She served under the Macron administration as Director of La French, a government-led mission built to bolster France’s startup ecosystem. During her tenure, they created world's most open tech visa, the French Tech Next40/120 program, a meta-accelerator for underprivileged founders, and supported thousands of startups at the onset of the Covid crisis. She also spearheaded Developers vs. Haiyan, a 500-strong tech volunteer program for disaster relief initiatives in the Philippines. Older hats include co-founder of open innovation agency Five by Five (acquired by Cap Gemini) and Techstars Entrepreneur-in-residence. In 2022, she was named by UNESCO as one of the 50 Minds of the Next 50 Years.

My interests

Diversity & Inclusion
Environment & Climate Tech
GovTech & Public Sector
Growth & Investment

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