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Innovation watch & Technology trends #127

Let’s fly MACH 2.0 again very soon !

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  • June
    21th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #127

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Let’s fly MACH 2.0 again very soon !

This Monday opened the Worldwide Paris Air Show in Le Bourget. Once again, lots of breaking news to announce the latest innovations in the sky. Capgemini was there with a great Chalet and we made some announcements with new partnership in the PLM & 3D Experience and a very innovative IOT project with a new connected seat developed with Stelia Aerospace ! Boom supersonic also unveiled the completed design of the XB-1, to join New York from Paris in 3 h …

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  • June
    16th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #126

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Japanese Tech back again as Robotics leaders …

Last week, Japanese Tech giant Softbank did 2 major acquisitions in Robotics: Boston Dynamics & Schaft. No doubt this will accelerate the innovation pace in Robotics & AI in coming months ! On Hyperloop corner, a new project seems to be appearing to enable us to buy some croissants on the Champs Elysées and enjoy them 30 min later in a coffee shop on ‘Dam Place :o) Last but not least, we will discover the winners of our worldwide Startups contest InnovatorsRace50 this Friday in Vivatech Paris !

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  • June
    08th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #125

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Innovate, Right Now. Fail fast is over !

Some years ago, the startups wave reached the 'classical' companies. And one of their famous moto: Fail fast ! This brought great changes in organizations, agile management, entrepreneur spirit but some managers did not go beyond. Nowadays, CXOs do not want to fail fast but to SUCCEED FAST ! Successful Innovation needs a new agile mindset but do not forget that we also need a powerful and clear Innovation Governance ...

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  • May
    31th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #124

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Amazon Share goes 4 digits …

20 years ago, on may 15th 1997, Jeff Bezos was introducing Amazon to the Stock Exchange for 18 US$. This week, Amazon share broke US$ 1000, value being twice Walmart… After selling Books, Online retail, Cloud Services, Amazon is now shifting to the movie business, being a new competitor of Netflix. Reinventing every day, probably the smarter advice to stay ahead in the very competitive Digital Business, even for the best leaders ..

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  • May
    24th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #123

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Welcome to the new ‘Smart secured City’ …

You were dreaming of a brand new smart city, taking benefit of Artificial Intelligence, facial recognition, Cobot, Security and much more ? Robocop became real ! Visitors to the three-day long Dubai Security Expo had the opportunity to meet the 'world's first operational Robocop' when the machine made its debut at the event on Sunday. After Anbot, the Chinese Police Robot launched last year, holding a taser, Security seems to generate many ideas around Cobot business. Not sure this was the best of our dreams when thinking about ‘Smart cities’ …

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  • May
    16th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #122

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Cyber Attacks : genius experts or lack of rigour ?

Last week occurred one of the most massive cyber attacks ever seen. Do we need to be prepared to manage more threats in the near future ? No Doubt ! Do we need to invest more in security for a better protection ? No doubt ! But looking at the WannaCry attack, seems that major failure came from a lack of rigour from IT manager & end users. This security failure has been known for weeks & security patches were already available. Many deny of services could have been avoided by updating systems on time.We know that cyber attacks are now part of our environment, so let’s adapt, let’s improve our way to protect, rigour becoming the first rule …

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  • May
    11th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #121

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Enjoy one week of Innovation, worldwide, Sept. 25th to 29th !

#CWIN17, the 8th edition of our worldwide innovation event will take place from September 25th to 29th in more than 25 cities & 15 countries. It will be a great opportunity to discover the latest innovative projects developed by our ecosystem including partners, clients & startups. Select your date & city and join us for this yearly innovative event ! https://www.capgemini.com/events/week-of-innovation-networks/what-is-cwin17

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  • May
    05th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #120

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Low Cost Innovation Wave

Want to invest into Virtual Reality ? Want to test a new Robot ? Want to analyse impact of 3D Printing within your company ? Good news: Budget is no more an issue ! The prices of brand new innovative devices can be amazingly low, to enable to test many new technologies. But Technology is not enough… The real value will come from your Business knowledge, from your Innovation Process & Framework, to make sure you can transform Technology Innovation into Business Value !

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  • April
    27th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #119

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Innovation all-in-one ?

Some years ago, many innovations popped up and we were enthusiastic to speak about drones, Internet Of Things, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, … Seems that all these technologies are now converging to provide a large variety of end to end added value services. Drones onboarding Artificial Intelligence & Augmented Reality, receiving signals from connected objects bringing big data opportunities. At the same time, we see the same trends in the Industry where driverless automated vehicles are now taking off from the roads & cohorts of robots / cobots are integrating the factories of tomorrow !

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  • April
    19th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #118

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Discover our 10 InnovatorsRace50 Finalists !

Capgemini announced the ten finalists of its InnovatorsRace50, a worldwide competition for early stage start-ups to showcase the potential of their projects or innovative uses of technology to disrupt businesses and organizations. This special edition of Innovators Race, to mark Capgemini’s 50th Anniversary year, received an impressive 928 submissions.... The final winners will be announced in june during the Vivatech summit in Paris. Stay tuned !

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  • April
    12th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #117

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Innovation beyond oceans …

In a few weeks, a brand new innovative boat will leave Paris for a world tour. The Energy Observer will be the world's first hydrogen powered yacht in addition to the 130 square meters of solar panels, two wind turbines and a Kite sail. An exciting 6 years journey, to look for innovative solutions, protecting environment, through 50 countries & 101 stops …

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  • April
    5th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #116

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When unicorns move from Innovation to Industrialisation …

2 years ago, for the first time, a SpaceX rocket was landing after launch. A few days ago, SpaceX reused a Falcon Rocket for a second successful take off, industrializing the Launchpad ! Definitely a good week for Elon Musk, Tesla becoming the second & then first American Car Manufacturer in Market Value in front of GM & Ford ! Uberisation or Muskisation ?

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  • March
    29th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #115

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The latest bet of Mr Innovation …

A few days ago, Elon Musk made the headlines again with a new futurist project: NEURALINK. After disrupting the way we pay, the way we travel on roads, on space & on rails, the way we will consume energy, Elon wants to merge brain & computers to unleash Artificial Intelligence power ! Reading this, the announcement of the future Samsung S8 could appear as a small news. But the Galaxy S8 could be the first Samsung smartphone that will beat the Iphone …

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  • March
    23rd

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #114

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Discover the 50 qualified startups of Innovators Race 50 !

We were expecting 300 startups. More than 900 finally applied ! We are happy to share the names of the 50 startups qualified for the next round. Winners of Capgemini’s InnovatorsRace50 will receive Serge Kampf entrepreneurship and innovation awards. The official awards will be presented in the month of June at VivaTech, the tech show for game-changer start-ups, taking place in Paris.

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  • March
    15th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #113

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A new Techno trend for IOT Networks ?

The Mobile Worldwide Congress was a new opportunity to highlight the huge impact of IOT world. The IOT industry is still looking for the perfect network to support the specific requirements, low power, low cost & good penetration coverage, provided today by 2 LPWAN’s technologies Sigfox & LoRa. But a new standard was ratified, NB-IOT for NarrowBand-IOT. Waiting & investing in the future 5G standard, the Telco leaders will decide how to deal with LPWAN & NB-IOT …

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  • March
    09th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #112

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Values, Ethics, Sport & High Tech …

10 days ago, a young jogger was happy to reach the second-place finish at the Fort Lauderdale half marathon. But after some investigations, the young runner get busted for cheating after analysing her Garmin watch …IOT devices can be very smart … You will also discover below how Roborace is building driverless race cars … And for those who missed the buzz : One Bitcoin is now worth more than one ounce of Gold …

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  • March
    3rd

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #111

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Discover the last disruptive Nokia’s Mobile Phone !

This week opened the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. And Nokia made the biggest buzz, not with their new Nokia's worldwide IoT network grid (WING), but with their ‘new’ Nokia 3310, a real revival device ! Surprising to see that autonomy appears again as a real competitive advantage :o). And for the Raspberry addicts, The Raspberry Pi Zero W comes with most of the same specs as the standard Pi Zero, but with Wifi & Bluetooth, celebrating the 5th anniversary of the very first Raspberry Pi !

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  • Feb
    24th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #110

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Innovation as a career booster ?

Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, Robotics, all these new technologies will become standard in a few years. All company must deliver today while building their strategy & transform their Human Resources to keep their leader position. How to build cohorts of Data Scientists, think about the factory of the future, design the Supply Chain of tomorrow ? All these new challenges bring to the same conclusion: you must anticipate the future and integrate innovation in your career path !

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  • Feb
    09th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #109

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How long before enjoying your own AGV ?

Have you already envisionned the future Automated Guided Vehicle world ? Flying cars in the air, crewless ships on the sea, self- driving cars on the roads, automated cobots, we see tremendous investments in this new market. Uber, Amazon, Airbus, Google, Apple, all leaders are exploring these new territories…

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  • Feb
    08th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #108

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2017 Digital Industries …

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Automation, Robotics, Cognitive, 3D Printing, Drones, Blockchain, all these innovations were only playing within Innovation Labs some years ago. In 2017, all major industries are integrating these new technologies within their processes, transforming the Factory of the future, the Industry 4.0. You will find some nice examples below. And for those who want to bet on the best Startups of tomorrow, please join the Innovators Race 50 Challenge !

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  • Feb
    3rd

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #107

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Digital & Cloud power !

Google is now the world's most valuable brand with a value of $109bn, replacing Apple which held sway for the last five years. At the same time, Dropbox announced on Monday it had become a billion-dollar-a-year business ! Will be difficult to escape the Innovation & Digital wave in 2017 !

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  • Jan
    27th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #106

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Welcome to the Transportation of the future !

We already mentioned in previous newsletters the Hyperloop project launched some years ago by Elon Musk. Hyperloop TT announced this tuesday the opening of their new European Innovation R&D center in Toulouse, France. A great opportunity to boost Innovation in the Transportation sector with a Hyper Speed train based on green energies !

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  • Jan
    19th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #105

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2017, the year of Innovation in Automotive ?

As we have seen in the Vegas CES, automotive is investing massively in Innovation. Autonomous vehicle, drone flying cars, startups acquisitions, this sector is changing the Innovation pace. No surprising to see many shifts of Top Talents between Tesla, Google, Apple and other industry leaders … Another breaking news last week was the massive Bitcoin’s crash, pointing the risk linked to some crypto currencies …

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  • Jan
    11th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #104

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InnovatorsRace 50 is starting this week !

Our worldwide startups contest is starting this week, you will find all information below to participate or follow this great Innovation event ! In the Vegas CES, IOT, Mixed reality or autonomous vehicles showed again wonderful opportunities brought with Innovative solutions. And for those who remember, 10 years ago, we were discovering a great disruption … The Iphone 1 …

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  • Jan
    4th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #103

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Have a wonderful innovative year 2017 !

First of all, I wish you all the best for you and your family for 2017 ! The first week of January is always the Vegas Week with the CES expo. CES 2016 trends were IOT, VR, Drones, let’s make our bets for the 2017 trends !

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  • Dec
    29th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #102

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Have a great New year’s eve !

This week, Thomas Coville broke a new solo round the world record within less than 50 days with the Sodebo Boat ! Some of you will remember that the Sodebo boat is the previous Geronimo, a great boat sponsored by Capgemini one decade ago, and converted into a brand new innovative race machine. I wish you all a great new years’s eve ! I wish you all a wonderful end of year break !

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  • Dec
    21st

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #101

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Any bets on 2017 Innovation trends ?

Another few days to go before closing 2016. 2016 was a great year regarding Innovation. We have seen many technology trends evolving to real business & industry value. MR (Mixed Reality), combining Augmented & Virtual reality is now a real asset within the Digital Industry or Industry 4.0, improving 3D engineering, testing, virtual training, … The wide variety of Connected Objects offers huge opportunities to create new IOT services in all sectors of our new Digital Economy. But we have also seen in 2016 the limits of a wild Innovation with some unicorns, proving once again that technology is nothing if we don’t consider regulation, fair trade, ethics & sustainable business. Last but not least, Cybersecurity is no more an option in this new virtual, hyper connected digital world. So let’s bet that 2017 will keep this innovation pace while embedding some new great human & sustainable values ! I wish you all a wonderful end of year break !

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  • Dec
    15th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #100 Special Edition - IOT & Raspberry

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Welcome to the Innovation Newsletter #100 !!!

100 ! 100 weeks of innovation news, without any stop or holidays for the Newsletter team to offer you a continuous Innovation program. 100 weeks where we tried to apply the 7 Capgemini values to our Innovation spirit. Fun is a core value. We all aspire to work in a good vibes environment and share our passion ! So this week, we built up a special edition on IOT, one of our favorite topics and more specifically on Raspberry, to give you the opportunity to learn and play with these fantastic devices ! Team Spirit and Trust are 2 other key values. I really want to thank all contributors to these 100 Newsletters, with special thanks to Fabien Poupard, Jitesh Das & Fabien Gioe who have and are still contributing a lot to this success ! We used Boldness when we decided to launch a weekly Newsletter in January 2015 within the Applied Innovation Program created by our Global CTO Lanny Cohen. We are now more than 10.000 bold readers every week, growing since the first edition, coming from inside and outside the Group. Because, yes, we are bold enough to publicly share our passion of Innovation with our clients & partners and get feedbacks from them. Freedom, Honesty & Modesty complete the 7 values and are fully part of this weekly communication channel and global Innovation community. Firstly because we know that Freedom is the essence of fair & sustainable consulting. Secondly, because Honesty with ourselves drive well-balanced & serene behaviors with our teams and our clients. And finally because Modesty reminds us that we need to read and learn every day to keep at the spearhead of Innovation ! Again, a warm thank you all dear followers, wishing you will enjoy your 100th reading !

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  • Dec
    7th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #99

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Sky is no more the limit …

After Solar impulse completing a historic round-the-world trip in a Sun-powered plane, another Swiss adventurer unveiled a solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere ! Interesting to see that most of Innovation limits are not any more linked to technology but to ethics, legal, finance or human constraints...

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  • Dec
    2nd

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #98

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A real new mobile phone in 2017 ?

The last real innovation in the mobile phone market occurred in 2007 with the first Iphone. More than an innovation, this was a real disruption, designing a mobile phone to do anything else than … phoning. Over the last 10 years, we’ve been dreaming of the next radical wave, without success. Lenovo & its Motorola BU decided to create a brand new modular device with multiple new functions as projector, speaker or battery. Other industrials will bet on the high Bandwidth 5G coming soon to propose new services. Let’s see how he market will adopt it …

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  • Nov
    25th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #97

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Innovation is in the air, but CyberSecurity is on the ground …

Many exciting news this week in the aeronautics sector with the new Supersonic Boom project, the self flying taxis Vahana & the last crazy satellite project from Elon Musk ! But the last acquisition of Lifelock by Symantec, the maker of Norton antivirus software, is showing a clear re-orientation of its business more heavily toward cybersecurity, after acquiring Blue Coat Inc a few months ago.The last ‘cyber attack’ of Vinci resulting in a massive share crash is proving once again the no limit imagination of cyber hackers …

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  • Nov
    17th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #96

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To Pi or not to Pi …

10 Millions ! More than 10 millions of Raspberry PI have been sold in less than 5 years ! If you used to be a geek in the last century, you remember that ZX Spectrum reached 5 M & Amstrad reached 8 M, with a target record between 12-17M for the Commodore :o). Raspberry is much more than a buzz, much more than a cheap computer, it brings to the IOT world value & intelligence. The 2 major acquisitions this week by Siemens & Samsung, (more than 12 Billions !), show once again the future footprint of IOT in the Digital Industrial World. All Industry leaders are now dreaming of the same magic asset to manage the billions of IOT devices: Adaptive Digital Industrial Platforms …

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  • Nov
    10th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #95

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Sustainability & Values as core concepts of Digital Transformation ?

This week opened the COP22 in Marrakech (Worldwide Climate Change Conference). Most of companies have now launched their own CSR program (Corporate social responsibility) to better communicate, or act, around their active role in sustainability, ethics, fair trade or citizenship. They all know the impact of social networks empowered by clients feedbacks. They all know these values are becoming prominent for young generation & milleniums. Interesting to see that more and more Digital Transformation programs are now integrating these core values in their key success factors. Let’s hope they will become the standard …

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  • Nov
    03rd

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #94

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Welcome to the IOT Business !

By acquiring NXP for almost $50 Billion, Qualcomm is confirming all expectations around the IOT Business. Telco companies will use both sides of the future networks & 5G: broadcasting live & HD content without letting apart the billions of IOT devices with their low bandwidth & low energy consumptions. Big contrast with the news coming from Apple & Twitter…

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  • Oct
    27th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #93

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IOST ? Internet Of Secured Things …

3 weeks ago, we were opening this newsletter pointing the urgent need to secure IOT devices. The massive DDOS happening last week with a major worldwide impact could not reinforce more this urgency. We see new solutions & maturity improving in the fields of asset management (including IOT) & edge gateways or Open Fog Consortium, but once again, securing our own devices is not an option ...

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  • Oct
    21st

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #92

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Innovate Fast but Test Hard !

No doubt that pace of IT has changed with the Digital wave. Innovate fast & being agile is the new moto. But we should never forget the golden rules. Recent failures occurring with Space X or Samsung remind us that innovation does not exclude testing, professional testing … Samsung trying to conduct test internally to speed up the process has led to a major industrial disaster …

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  • Oct
    12th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #91

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Innovation, Cars & Green !

Paris Motor Show this week was a good opportunity to see that Innovation will be embedded in our future cars… Electrics cars were the stars of the show even if Samsung showed to the world that batteries will be a key part of these new ecosystems … Digital is now a key part of these new vehicles and some of you were able to see that Valeo & Capgemini launched Mov’InBlue, a smart digital mobility solution …

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  • Oct
    05th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #90

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Innovate in a secure way …

CyberSecurty makes the headlines again ! The massive attack on 700.000 Webcams last week conducting to a huge Datacenters Deny Of Service is pointing again the major risks linked with IOT devices. Knowing that we plan between 30 & 80 billions IOT devices in coming decade, most of them deployed without any security understanding, cybersecurity issues could put the brakes on IOT growth unless we all consider security is not an option anymore …

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  • Sep
    28th

Innovation Watch and Technology Trends #89

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Welcome to the #CWIN16 and connect to the Live Youtube Channel !

The Capgemini week of Innovation Network is on the road for its 7th edition ! Many hot topics making the headlines this week will be addressed: CyberSecurity, Cloud, Digital, sustainable energies, Blockchain, Space Research, … You still have a couple of days to join and enjoy a wonderful Innovation Journey with our Capgemini experts, presenting in team with our 40 Partners & Startups ! Please find below the links to connect to the sessions presented in Toulouse this Thursday and webcasted live on our Youtube channel !

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