On 13 April 2017, the biggest players in the aviation and space sector came together for a press conference to present the market report for 2016. The event was organised by GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales), and directors of both large companies and smaller associations posted satisfying results for 2016. The past year has been particularly fruitful in terms of revenue, orders and hiring figures. The panel also presented its projections for horizon 2020. Continue reading
Far from our preconceived ideas, engineering is taking a greater and greater interest in the world of virtual technology. While the industry has always used Computer Aided Design (CAD), such as CATIA, the potential of such software is limited. It looks like reality, in three different forms, may be the answer: Continue reading
As one of IBM’s partners, Sopra Steria was invited to attend the grand opening of the Watson IoT Centre in Munich. The physical location is of great importance to IBM, as it puts them at the heart of Europe allowing them to reach out to a large number of players in the manufacturing industry; a high-potential sector for IoT. During our visit we rubbed shoulders with some of IBM’s partners and clients such as PSA, Thales, SNCF and Airbus as well as officials from across the world, particularly China and Japan.
Imagine you have all the state of the art components, all best of breed. They are not designed to work together, but you need them to. You can either redesign from base and meticulously integrate through APIs, or you can tie them together with paper clips and rubber bands, solder the surface connections and duct tape it all to hold.
Over the 4 days from the 5-8 January 2017, we paced the long aisles of the iconic 50th Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Given the scale of the show, we were able to take stock of what the world’s leading players on the tech and innovation scene have to offer. Continue reading
With the digital revolution making waves across all market sectors, and particularly in insurance, customers now hold more power than before. Time-poor, demanding, and savvy, customers are pushing insurers to reinvent themselves, and therefore traditional marketing strategies are changing. This is your “Customer 3.0”, and here are some innovative solutions that you can offer them. Continue reading
Over 1,000 attendees, 50 speakers and 30 exhibitors; this is a brief summary of what I was lucky enough to take part in during the first AI Europe 2016 conference held in London on the 5 and 6 December. The attendee list boasted the biggest names from the world of artificial intelligence such as Microsoft, Bell Labs, Uber, Samsung and Nvidia, as well as several innovative start-ups, the likes of Blippar and DreamQuark whose innovations are based on machine or deep learning models. Continue reading
Discussion with Marc Giget, Chairman and founder of the Club de Paris des Directeurs de l’Innovation (Innovation Leaders Club of Paris)
What if we were already in the post-digital era? You know, this period when technology is becoming obsolete as we use it. Because essentially, innovation should have no other purpose than improving our everyday lives shouldn’t it? Continue reading
In the age of mobile internet, all services are going real time. Payments are no exception: Instant Payments should appear in Europe towards the end of 2017. While this new payment instrument offers banks new perspectives, they are also subject to a double race against time: a race to make sure that their IT systems are ready, and a race to process payments in just a few seconds. Let’s take a look at the challenges that lie ahead for banks. Continue reading