Digital Transformation

Connected objects: crowdfunding to the rescue of start-ups

With more than €230m raised in 2016, crowdfunding helps develop numerous new projects, especially in the new technologies sector. The emergence of this type of financing, which appeals to everybody’s generosity, can sometimes allow start-ups to bypass investment problems. In 2016, 21,375 projects were crowdfunded in France, according to the “Financement Participatif France” association’s 2016 survey, which was carried out by KPMG, i.e. an increase of 40% in 2016. With the success of crowdfunding, French tech entrepreneurs can more easily find financing, and through this method they can stay out of the traditional banking system: it includes equity loans,...

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Through networks, women in the digital sector continue to assert themselves

International Women’s Day is always a good opportunity to highlight not only inequalities but also actions which make progress in terms of diversity and equality. To assert ‘girl power’ in the technologies and innovations sector, from Paris to New York and Bangladesh, female entrepreneurs are increasingly getting organised in networks. Here are a few examples. 33%: the percentage of women in the digital sector in France, according to the 2016 Syntec Numérique (professional body of companies in the digital sector) survey. This percentage is still very insufficient and far below France’s overall rate (53%) in all sectors, and also...

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Digital transformation: how will we work in 2030?

The digital age is disrupting the world of world, so how will we work in the future? While the digital revolution could eliminate more than 30% of jobs as we know them today, it’s not the end of human work, since new technologies are tomorrow’s source of employment. Between robots and uberisation, how will we work in the future? The prospects of the 2030 working world are broad, especially from a digital revolution standpoint. Between the craziest ideas and genuine innovations, the human working environment is also undergoing a digital transformation. Will robots replace humans? Do new technologies mean...

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Apple Park, the new 4.0 campus

Apple employees will enter the new “Apple Park” campus in April, which was imagined by Steve Jobs as “a centre for creativity and collaboration”. More than 12,000 employees will thus move into the 70-hectare premises located in Cupertino, Apple’s historic stronghold. The new Apple Park campus is being built at the heart of the Santa Clara valley, this gigantic futuristic ring-shaped building of 260,000 square metres will host all of the tech giant’s 12,000 employees. An orchard in the middle of meadows to inspire Apple’s staff “The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as...

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#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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