In today’s world of work, it is simply impossible to avoid knowledge acquisition. For employees, the need for knowledge has become a constant throughout their professional lifetime. Yet employees also have increasingly less time to spend on learning and maintaining their knowledge, skills, and interpersonal skills. Moreover, it is often difficult to get hold of the materials needed for training and practice, either because this is costly or simply unavailable to employers. In this context, simulation can be seen as an alternative worth exploring. But to be beneficial, simulation technology must be used adequately and at the best moment during the learning pathway. Continue reading
Digital technologies can personalise our daily experiences, from the tailored newsfeeds we receive on our smartphones to suggested workouts we get from online personal trainers. The aviation industry is well aware of the potential such technologies hold and is using them to personalise their customers’ travel experience. Continue reading
“There has never been a time when so many civil aircraft were produced in France as today,” emphasized Marwan Lahoud, President of Gifas (The French Aerospace Industries Association), upon the presentation of the sector’s 2016 results – and this is a trend that is repeated on an international scale. Continue reading
The face of bank services and they way we use them is changing. Nowadays, customers are showing signs of mistrust in traditional banking institutions. Banks are empty. Customers want tailored services and above all, they want them now. These changes all boil down to the digitalisation of banking services. Traditional French banks caught on to this fifteen years ago and have all launched, bought out or taken a subsidiary online bank. To be able to quickly and easily adapt to changes in the market, banks are duty-bound to create new production methods that are customer and not product focused. Online banks represent, for traditional banks, an opportunity to offer innovative services through new ways of working. Scroll down for a spotlight on activity drivers and their impacts. Continue reading
Amongst all the latest technologies in computer vision, machine learning, robotic process automation and natural language processing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is moving forward at full steam ahead. Thanks to AI, say goodbye to spending too much time on single, time-consuming activities. With its help, company employees can improve their performance and decisions. If we know that, now, AI is improving our efficiency and jobs in the short and long term, then the question we need to ask is this: what are best ways of understanding AI? Simply put, by detecting the major plus points of AI to reveal all its benefits, and by knowing how to optimise our usage. Continue reading
Disruptive technologies and fast-paced startups, big data, robotics and the Internet of Things – they challenge all industries and businesses. Rather than fearing the change, it is important to embrace it. It is time to speed up the pace of innovation. Continue reading
Although sometimes separate, Big Data and collective intelligence can offer far more than expected when used together. History is better, data is improved, forecasts are made easier, and interpretation is smoother; these two datasets bring a capital gain to any company project that cannot be ignored. Continue reading
Often to be found at the heart of the largest companies and organisations, the Digital Factory stands out thanks to its original way of working. Its innovative work organisation methods, including short decision cycles, less hierarchy and more autonomy for teams, stimulate creativity and reduce time to market. The start-up mentality abounds! Continue reading
The rise of digital technology has resulted in many new positions opening up within a company, from data scientists and UX designers to DevOps engineers and product owners. What better place than the Digital Factory, a workspace dedicated to the industrialisation of digital solutions, for the IT department to take on a more strategic role, becoming a distinguishing feature of this new agile organisation. The time for experimenting is over, it’s now time to produce.
The insurance sector hasn’t fully capitalised on it yet, but the robotic revolution is happening now and professionals in the market stand to gain from it. To cite a few examples, today we are seeing the automation of more onerous tasks, the emergence of virtual “smart” advisors and humanoid robots to greet us in stores. None of these advanced technologies are here to replace humans, but rather to help us better negotiate the leap towards a higher level of efficiency in customer relations, marketing, and HR. Here are a few key points for getting the best out of the unavoidable context of robotisation.