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Innovation watch & Upcoming trends #174

Innovation schyzofrenia : Threat & Opportunity

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  • May
    18th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #174

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Innovation schyzofrenia : Threat & Opportunity

A new video coming from Boston Dynamic’s this week : The running humanoïd … Last year the robot was walking outside, then we saw 2 dogbots partnering to open a door, before being amazed by the robot doing a perfect back flip, rated 10.0 by the jury… Spring coming, our crazy robot is running through the wood ! Frightened or blown away ? Perhaps both … So relax looking at our first Abu Dhabi AI Citizen enjoying life & desert sunset :)

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  • May
    9th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #173

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What could be the Candy 4.0?

A funny battle between Warren Buffet & Elon Musk’ egos could result into a new generation of candy business ! After Candy 1.0 & Candy Crush 2.0, welcome to Candy Musk 4.0. Virtual or reality ? Nobody knows… But on the field of Virtual Reality, many news below with brand new devices ready to use, … for real !

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  • April
    27th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #172

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The limits of the digital world …

Humanity has always been living with our 5 senses : Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste, and Touch. With the Digital revolution, innovation is bringing every week new devices & solutions to explore the new world of virtual & augmented reality. Or how to go beyond visual reality, twinning sight & sound. A few more examples following below. But what about the 3 other senses ? Very few disrupting innovation coming around duplicating or expanding the senses of smell, taste & touch … Will AI bring us new opportunities ?

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  • April
    27th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #171

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BAU : Blockchain As Usual !

Many news around blockchain this week, you will see the blockchain wave is still rolling through articles covering China, Energy, Nasdaq … And if you want to go further and implement your own blockchain, AWS has just launched a new Blockchain template to help you discover the DLT world !

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  • April
    20th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #170

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AI : DIY with AIY !

Take the best of some trends : AI, Raspberry & Google and Do It Yourself. What do you get ? AIY ! Artificial Intelligence Yourself. This is the latest release of the Google AI Pack to use the best of AI for Voice & Vision, integrating a Raspberry PI Zero within the kit. A nice way to learn AI at low cost and new opportunities to bring intelligence to IOT devices. Another way too to use AI to secure IOT devices and avoid huge security holes as you will read below …

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  • April
    13th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #169

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The lowest the Bitcoin, the highest the Blockchain …

Interesting to see all initiatives, projects, companies & startups powered by the DLT Wave lead by Blockchain, showing the massive traction of these new technologies. On the speculation field, the 17.000 US$ value for a Bitcoin is already very far away, with a value below 7000 US$ this week, proving once again, there is no link between Bitcoin & Blockchain … No surprise on the AI world, AI will be very soon embedded within all Industry sectors …

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  • April
    06th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #168

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Innovation, humour, trust and social media

This is the menu of our newsletter this week! Not sure that Elon Musk was really inspired by joking about Tesla bankrupt for April 1st while Tesla is forced to reduce the model S production. No better days for Facebook which deep dives into its sensitive situation. On the East side, sun is shining for the BATX...

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  • March
    30th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #167

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Internet in the sky with diamonds...

Access to high speed internet is a priority for most of countries & companies. Digital inclusion. 5G & optical fibers on earth & satellites in the sky ! After One Web constellation & many announcements made by Amazon, Virgin, Facebook or Google, SpaceX is now going on with the Starlink project, launching 4.000 satellites above our heads...

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  • March
    23th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #166

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Welcome to the AAA companies !

From GAFA to AAA. Apple Amazon Alphabet, the 3 most valuable Digital companies, Facebook value drastically going down this week behind the 3 leaders but also behind some of the BATX, showing once again the sensitivity of data privacy, trust & values … Trust new currency … For the Raspberry fans, the latest version released last week, the Pi 3B+ is bringing better performances & network bandwidth for the same price. I also encourage you to watch the Verizon CEO speech on 5G new opportunities during the IBM Think 2018 opening, brillant !

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  • March
    16th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #165

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What would Amazon do ?

When we think about Innovation, Disruption, Success, New Business Model, difficult to avoid thinking : Amazon ! ‘What would Amazon do’ was a famous block of our Technovision innovative methodology. Trust is the new currency. And Amazon is always using this famous moto to propose new services to their clients. The next one could be … Banking … Let’s see how the financial sector will react, or adapt ...

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  • March
    6th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #164

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AI goes High !

AI is everywhere. But AI will go even further, to the ISS … the International Space Station ! CIMON (the Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN ) will run aboard the ISS in coming june to assist the astronauts during their misision. Many other technologies are getting more mature and are spreading into different industries as you will see below with Blockchain, VR, or drones …

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  • March
    2nd

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #163

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IQ, EQ, DI ...

During decades, human intelligence was supposed to be governed by IQ, the Intelligence Quotient. Then came the age of Emotion, perception, empathy. And success capabilities were linked to EQ, the Emotional Quotient. After IQ and EQ, welcome to the DI, the Digital Intelligence brought by the era of Digital an Artificial Intelligence ...

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  • February
    23th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #162

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Make you bet on the coming Mobile World Congress !

Next week will open the Barcelona MWC. As usual, many rumors on the coming breaking news announcing brand new devices … In our newsletter menu this week, we will offer you AI, Robots, Cybersec, VR, transportation and show how drones are improving security on the Olympics venues …

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  • February
    16th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #161

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Innovation @ Olympics Winter Games !

2018 Olympics winter games are opened ! Thousands of drones were used for a wonderful light show during the opening in Pyeongchang. Drones embedding another real new Upcoming: 5G. This was the first deployment of a public 5G network & many worldwide Telecom providers made announcements on this new Very High Speed Network. Innovation was in the air, 1 week after the amazing SpaceX Starman show in Tesla … Some are already observing it seems easier to launch a Tesla to march then delivering a Model 3 on earth, see below ;o)

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  • February
    06th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #160

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Innovation in the air …

Let’s take some height today ! Airbus conducted the first successful test flight of its Vahana electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft a few days ago and SpaceX is ready to launch its huge brand new rocket Falcon Heavy to march in a couple of hours … Very risky take off, summit of innovation, small chance to reach the final objective but a real example of bold engagement … For the innovation addicts, you will be able to watch the take off in live from your laptop or mobile device at 1:30 eastern time (19:30 CET), see links below... Let’s hope the best for them & enjoy your reading !

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  • February
    02nd

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #159

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User Experience, User Power …

Apple finally announced they will let users disable a function that slowed down older iPhones to preserve battery life in the next IOS version. Happy end for this episode showing the power of social media making this happen. Many other news this week around AI, showing the AI pace for 2018 …

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  • January
    25th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #158

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Reinventing the future retail …

2 days ago opened in Seattle the latest concept store of Amazon Go. A store 100% automatized, without human, without checkout lines, where you enter by boarding the same way you would do for a plane … Another example of AI in retail industry, disrupted by the digital world, Netflix reaching the 100B$ value and Europe struggling with GDPR … On our Capgemini side, we are very proud to announce this week we become the Global Innovation Partner for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2018, 10 years after being the IT partner of the 2007 Rugby World Cup ! :o)

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  • January
    19th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #157

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Innovation, GAFA & BATX …

Some decades ago, some years ago, we were sorting people & companies. You had to choose your side: innovation or industrialization ? Are you innovating to explore new territories or are you industrializing to decrease the cost & scale ? And we were doing the same with countries: innovation to the west, industrialization to the east… All this approach is now over, we must innovate & industrialize. Interesting to see the last worldwide reports sorting the most innovative companies. We see now Alibaba, Tencent jumping every year. And Xaomi is preparing an IPO that aims for a $100 billion valuation …. GAFA are not alone, BATX want now their part of cake !

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  • January
    12th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #156

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2018 as the Artificial Intelligence year …

AI is everywhere. All sectors are trying to explore this new world, to see which business processes could be improved by using AI, chatbots, deep learning or voice recognition while others are creating new services. No doubt that the Las Vegas CES will bring some great innovations in this field !

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  • January
    3th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #155

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All the best for 2018 !!!

Dear readers, I wish you all a wonderful year 2018 for you and your nears ! Pleasure, success, fun and of course a better world powered by better technologies & Innovation. Power of networks & clients this week, pushing Apple to replace old batteries at a very decent price after abusing their client trust … And a first week with Cybersec in the headlines with a new massive security failure.

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  • December
    26th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #154

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Happy festive season !!!

Still very interesting news for this last week of 2017 ! Blockchain, transportation, space, speed, a very good menu to discover … I wish you all a great end of year break!

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  • December
    19th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #153

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AI leaves earth to conquer space !

NASA and Google have discovered two new planets in a far-away solar system using cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technologies. In addition to looking at these 2 new stars in the sky, I’m sure you will also enjoy the traditional shinning ones on your Christmas tree … :o) I wish you all a wonderful Christmas celebration & peaceful break !

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  • December
    14th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #152

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Concorde is back !

On October 2003, the famous Concorde Supersonic aircraft was doing its last flight. A few years ago, some aeronautics addicts decided to recreate a supersonic aircraft: BOOM This week, Japan Airlines gave even more credit to this crazy project by investing massively in it …

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  • December
    7th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #151

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A red car for a red planet ?

Beyond the Bitcoin discussions spoiling the headlines these past weeks, much more interesting news worth the read. One of them being brought by Elon Musk, announcing a new major step for Space X in January 2018: SpaceX plans to launch its biggest and newest launcher: Falcon Heavy. The rocket would be capable of sending a payload of 37,000 pounds (or nearly 14 Tesla Roadsters' worth of mass) to Mars. For this first launch, the payload will be the ‘midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity’ :o). Look forward seeing the take off !

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  • November
    29th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #150

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Innovation Number … 150 !!! Special Edition Artificial Intelligence. From GAFA to BATX ?

150, yes, 150 Innovation weekly Newsletters started 3 years ago with more than 20.000 weekly readers now :o) Thanks again for all your feedbacks during these 3 past years ! First Newsletter was around SMACT (Social, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud & IoTs), the #50 was around Blockchain, the #100 was around IOT … All these topics are still relevant, with more maturity and Security is now everywhere. But AI, Artificial Intelligence is definitively the hottest topic, reason of this special edition. Behind the Upcoming innovations & disruptions, the ecosystem has drastically changed. 3 years ago, we were speaking of the GAFAs (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple). Now, we tell BATX (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent & Xiaomi), from US to China … And for the 150th edition, Bitcoin is reaching the 10.000 US $ …

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  • November
    22th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #149

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Disruption, volatile contracts & Quality of Service …

Ryanair, one of the major European lowcost airlines is facing one of its major crisis. 20.000 flights have been canceled over the last months, resulting in an awful reputation, travel agencies even advising to avoid this company ! Pilots revolt against Ryanair scrimping will probably result in another thousands flights cancelations in the coming weeks. Here is the limit of casualization. Independent workers can bring many benefits to scale demand, adapt to the market, without investing in long term contracts. But this model can work when workers or pilots are happy to work for the company, when this is a fair deal. When trust is broken, company cannot find resources to deliver business & services. Even in the Digital world, even being very innovative or disruptive, services have to be delivered, in real, by real humans, not so digital … #PowerOfTrust …

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  • November
    14th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #148

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Digital Cities of the future

Many news this week around transportation & city of the future. Flying cars, flying taxis, electric highways, electric cars are making the headlines. But these projects are not managed anymore by small startups only. Airbus, Lamborghini, Volvo, Uber, E-ON are the leaders of today, and want to take risks to stay at the same rank for the near future. Look forward testing all of these new innovation very soon !

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  • November
    8th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #147

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Physical to Digital … or back to physical roots ….

Blackout … 7 AM, all servers & access from one of the major Worldwide DataCenter providers are down. DOS –Deny Of Service- Attack ? No. Mega Virus ? No. Mega Bug ? No. Of fuel … No electricity. Both Lines are down. And Murphy law: Both Power Supply Backups are … Down … Websites down, Mails down, Web APPS down, DNS down, … Disaster scenario for hours. And back to basics, Digital world is still physical, no energy, no digital. Digital, agile, virtual, hot redundancy, hot balancing, we have been used to trust the cloud, virtual services, containers, serverless mindset. But we should never forget the basics, DNA. Testing, Disaster Recovery Plan, thinking digital does not prevent us to act physical …

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  • October
    30th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #146

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Power of Trust, Power of Brand !

Would you give your keys to anyone when you are not home ? Probably not. Nevertheless, Amazon will deliver next week their new service: Amazon Key. Using a Smart Lock & Webcam, they will provide a safe and secure way for you to provide access to your home when you’re away. Power of TRUST ! The Quality Of Service delivered by Amazon over years is more than impressive, and shows the new way of Client Management. Very few companies would be able to propose such new services, let’s see how clients will adopt it !

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  • October
    26th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #145

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Politics as the best booster for Innovation ?

Innovation means New. New means Change, Evolution. And for huge Innovation, Disruption … We now know that disruption is affecting not only business models, but also the way we live or we will live, as a citizen, in our society. Regulation, laws, fear, hope, generation shift, conflicts, all these topics so far from Upcoming. Recent innovations & disruptions brought by new technologies are good examples: robots, cobots, mixed reality, blockchain, renewable energies, drones, AGV, artificial intelligence … And once again, Dubai is taking the lead, after the Flying taxis, Robocops, Blockchain, they have announced a new State Minister for Artificial Intelligence! And of course, a few days ago, Bitcoin reached the new 6000 US$ roof …

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  • October
    20th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #144

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Bitcoin & Blockchain

We are very proud to present you our brand new Capgemini logo ! On Market side, Bitcoin debates are going on, crossing the 5000 US$ value, waiting for the 6000 Cap … But once again, we need to differentiate Bitcoin & Blockchain. The volatility of the Bitcoin & the Dark Side of this Crypto Currency are a real topic. But nothing to do with the value of Blockchain, the Upcoming used for many other business & uses cases outside Financial Sector. We should avoid that Bitcoin becomes the biggest enemy of Blockchain… And Many other news, around VR, Transportation, Richard Branson joining the Hyperloop project !

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  • October
    13th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #143

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Will Innovation make you lazzy in the future ?

Many questions are emerging today around Innovation and Human future. Is Artificial Intelligence a good news for Human kind ? Will innovation enable us to be smarter or will we become dependant on all these new technologies ? The new Google pixel buds are a great example. Why should we learn new languages if a simple device can translate in real time any foreign language ? Once again, answer will come outside the Upcoming field. Speaking another language is not only a way to be understood but a way to discover new people, new culture, open new opportunities to discover the world. Some could argue that Innovation will build a new large gap between those who can afford it and those who cannot. My best worldwide friends would share that Curiosity & Passion will always make the difference :o). Some will use Upcoming to go further & faster while others will take the easy way, the boring life …

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  • October
    06th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #142

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Transportation of the future is starting now !

Many innovation news this week around Transportation: The first urban electrical helicopters are taking off, the first self-flying air taxis are experimented in Dubai, and Aston Martin will bring 007 into a luxurious submarine ! On Blockchain side, impossible to stop the train … On our side, we are recovering after an exciting Innovation Week, thanks to all teams involved to host +2500 attendees worldwide. You can have a look at one video & podcast below to remember this great ambiance celebrating 50 years of Innovation together !!!

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  • September
    29th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #141

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Innovation value comes with Experience !

Many exciting Innovation news this week ! The latest Google’ acquisition reinforced the booming opportunities around mobility. The AI debate between Bill Gates & Elon Musk will open many others around the power & threats around Disruptive innovations. Another major news was some announcements made by Sigfox , opening the ways to brand new end to end connected services ! I hope you had time to participate to our #CWIN17, more than 2500 attendees worldwide, Innovation Experience was the motto ! Enjoy your reading !

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  • September
    22th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #140

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One year of Innovation !

Next Monday, we will open in our brand new Applied Innovation Exchange in New York our 8th Capgemini Week of Innovation Networks, #CWIN17. Hundreds of Innovation sessions delivered within 14 countries, 24 cities, debates, demos, workshops, hackathons, brodcasts, to discover the best innovative projects deployed this year but also to share our vision of the innovative future ! I’m sure you will be able to participate, locally in one of our cities or remotely by connecting to our Youtube channel !

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  • September
    15th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #139

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Innovation, Growth & Sustainability !

Bitcoin speculations are again making the headlines. The Bitcoin’s value jumped from 1000€ in April to 2000€ in July, then 4000€ in September before going down under 3000€ this week ! So difficult to anticipate the Bitcoin trend in such an unstable market … But we cannot deny the amazing opportunities brought by blockchain, as the new service opened by AXA insurance to propose a new flight insurance based on blockchain. For most of the new technologies & innovations, Big Data, AI, Voice recognition, there is one key topic that must be handled: Security or Cyber security… Reason why Biometrics technologies (facial recognition, Iris recognition, fingerprint, blood pressure…) could really make the difference in coming months & years !

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  • September
    08th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #138

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Phone, Mobile Phone, Iphone, Virtual Phone, No Phone …

Telecom sector has always been one of the most innovative sectors over the last decades. The use of the mobile phone has drastically changed, moving quickly from voice device to internet device. And the last digital innovations will bring brand new usages with Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Voice Recognition, IOT, Bot & sustainable energies. & not no doubt than devices will integrate all these features with Virtual Phone or No Phones … But for now, you can use your phone for reading this newsletter, listening our last podcast or register for the coming #CWIN17 !

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  • September
    01st

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #137

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Innovate in your next Team building day !

Team Building used to be a very good idea to strengthen teams, instil new energy a take a step back on Business As Usual. But year after year, Team Building days have become Boring Days where the same ‘games’ are used and overused. You will discover below how Dyson has changed the game to bring passion into the Building team days … And for the Back to the Future fans, you will discover the next DeLorean !!!

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  • August
    25th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #136

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One month to go before kicking off our yearly Innovation event #CWIN17 !

The 8th edition of the Capgemini Week of Innovation Networks will take place from Sept. 25th to 29th in 22 cities & 14 countries ! Don’t hesitate to register to attend hundreds of sessions, workshops, hackathons, debates, startups pitchs, demos, to explore the new Innovative Digital World with our partners & clients. Many news this week around transportation, VR, Robotics, Blockchain and discover the next biggest worldwide Datacenter powered by renewable energies located in Artic !

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  • August
    18th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #135

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Will drone driving licence replace your car driving licence ?

In the 2000’s, all young adults were dreaming of their driving license to buy a new car. Not sure this dream will go through the next decade … In below articles, you will discover different visions. UPS is using Virtual Reality to train their future drivers. On the other side, Amazon is investing in Drone Delivery Trains ! And what about Car makers ? Tesla, Chrysler, BMW, Intel are all pushing for driverless autonomous vehicles … Future will tell …

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  • August
    11th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #134

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Blockchain's future : anything but finance ?

We see a big traction today regarding blockchain outside finance sector: Internet of things, Supply Chain, End to End traceability, many industries are now embracing private or public blockchain as you will see below within China. The question is not about debating public versus private blockchain. We had the same useless debates years ago regarding public vs private cloud. The only question is : how can I use blockchain to deliver more value to business ?

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  • August
    2nd

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #133

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No vacation for Innovation ...

Innovation Rhythm never stops … Looking back on H1, we have seen the maturity level raising on many technologies & services. We don’t speak any more of IOT but Digital Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Predictive Maintenance. Artificial Intelligence is entering all company processes and Robots are everywhere, from factory to IT. And for those following the Bitcoin Story, you will read below the latest episode of the season !

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  • July
    26th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #132

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Friend your Robot …

Bot, Cobot, RPA, Robots are everywhere ! We are nowadays very far from the first generation robots. Robots are now integrating or interacting with the latests Digital Innovations like Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive, Deep Learning, Drones to provide brand new collaborative services. You will find a few nice examples in this newsletter.

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  • July
    21st

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #131

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Virtual & Augmented Reality as the next standard ?

A few years ago, we acquired the first Oculus Rift & Google Glass to test Virtual & Augmented Reality. We were quite happy to play with these nice geeks toys within our Innovation Labs but to be honest, application in Business World was not so easy. Nowadays, Virtual & Augmented Reality are everywhere, in every sector, to improve training, Digital Manufacturing, Immersive Engineering, Support, ... Looking forward to see the next innovative devices that should come in the coming months …

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  • July
    13th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #130

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Solar plants pop up in the middle of the summer …

Tesla just announced the world's largest lithium ion battery (100 MW) to expand Australia renewable energy supply. At the same time, China is building the world's largest floating solar farm (40 M W). Producing renewable energy to reduce our Carbon Footprint is great but we should not forget the real challenge: Reduce our Energy Consumption … The US Department of Energy decided to fund +1 B$ to help IT Leaders to produce lean SuperComputers … Patrice

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  • July
    07th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #129

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3 Months to go before our Annual Worldwide Innovation event: Register now to #CWIN17 !

You want to discover the best innovative projects around IOT, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Manufacturing, Factory of the Future, Augmented & Virtual Reality, #CWIN17 will be the place to be ! From September 25th to 29th, in 16 countries & 25 cities, select your city & register to join the event, visit & experiment our Applied Innovation Exchanges, meet our experts, partners, startups & clients. More than 200 presentations, demos, hackathons, panel discussions to accelerate your future with Innovation ! Enjoy your reading & listen to the First podcast of Season 8 ! here Patrice

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  • June
    28th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming Trends #128

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Discover the Startups who won InnovatorsRace50 final !

A few month ago was launched a worldwide startups contest. More than 900 startups competing to win the Serge Kamp’s prize. The 10 finalists were pitching at Paris Vivatech Innovation Summit. Discover below the winners !

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  • June
    21th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming is not enough… The real value will come from your Business knowledge, from your Innovation Process & Framework, to make sure you can transform Upcoming Innovation into Business Value !

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  • April
    27th

Innovation Watch and Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming but to ethics, legal, finance or human constraints...

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  • Dec
    2nd

Innovation Watch and Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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 Upcoming 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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