Digital Transformation

#Seedstars: promoting startups in emerging markets

The lively digital innovation trend isn’t restricted to national ecosystems such as Silicon Valley, French Tech or Startup America. There are also organisations like Seedstars, a huge international network that identifies and supports projects launched by young entrepreneurs all over the globe. In four years, Seedstars Group has created the ideal conditions help startups in emerging markets thrive. During this time it has gradually put in place summits, national and international competitions, accelerators, experimentation labs, mentoring, venture capital and collaborative environments. Co-founded in September 2012 by three Swiss entrepreneurs – Michael Weber, Adrien de Loës and Pierre-Alain Masson – Seedstars...

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Technologies and digital marketing: it’s time for real changes!

We’re still talking about cloud, IoT, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, but these technologies and the uses they bring are changing. Formerly mere trends, they’re becoming real transformation drivers. These are the main conclusions of the observations and  predictions for 2017, which are very common at this time of the year. This year however, there’s a general call for more action.   Cloud, IoT, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and connected humans: more than trends, these fields of digital application will increase their impact on the economy and everyday life, according to IDC. “We’ve reached a turning point in digital transformation.”...

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Has #FrenchTech become the goose that lays the golden eggs?

FrenchTech and digital innovation in France boast an undeniable dynamism. The support of start-ups, their networking, a better visibility both in France and internationally, along with talent and the increase of digital maturity, led to regular fundraisings in 2016, thus to encouraging prospects. With €93m in a week in September, €87m in a week in October, €377.25m in total in November, €70.3m in the first week of December: investments in favour of young innovative French companies are regularly analysed and counted by French websites such as Maddyness, JDN or L’Usine Nouvelle. Which sectors are the most flourishing? In November...

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Virtual reality is expanding workspaces

After video games, healthcare and entertainment, virtual reality is now invading the working environment. VR can transform professional relationships and the workplace: training sessions, meetings, conferences, demos – the potential of VR for businesses is huge. During a conference in October, Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated that virtual reality meetings were in the not-too distant future. From the San José conference room he started a meeting on the Oculus app — Facebook’s VR headset— with his co-workers Lucy and Michael, or rather, their avatars. Much like in reality, all three can manipulate objects, talk, present documents or even watch a video....

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Tomorrow’s digital workplace will be smart and flexible

With the collaborative hub, a new trend for companies with multiple workspaces, the environment, collaborating time and methods will gradually transform over the next 25 years. Whether you just entered the labour market, or a few strides away from retirement, these transformations —facilitated by digital tools— remain interesting to observe for those who will still work 20 or 30 years from now.   spaces? Will driverless yet ultra-connected vehicles become mobile offices which will allow us to work while commuting? Will our holographic avatars allow us to join a meeting in our customer’s Asian offices at 9am, followed by...

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