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  • Nicolas Sarkozy replaces Nadra Moussalem on the Board of Directors of AccorHotels.
  • Antsway raises 500,000 euros.
  • MiddleVR opens an office in Shanghai to gain a foothold in China.
  • A pact to invite presidential candidates to commit to digital.
  • After MystudioFactory in December, Webhelp bought the German O | con.
  • Verizon drops its offer to Yahoo by nearly $ 350 million.
  • What kind of entrepreneur is Elon Musk?
  • Arc, Bureau Veritas, Sodebo and Bouygues Energies & Services choose Brainsonic.
  • The nominations: Nicolas Vignolles, Coliche Diane, Waël Hassan, Christophe Delaune …
  • Online workshop: Employee ambassadors, valuation of expertise and leadership on social networks.
    February 23, with Sociabble.

Sébastien Bazin - AccorHotelsNicolas Sarkozy joins the board of directors ofAccorHotels, as independent director, announces the group in a press release. The former President of the Republic replaces Nadra Moussalem, who resigned after 12 years spent as an administrator.

The Board of Directors welcomes this appointment. Nicolas Sarkozy’s international expertise and his perfect knowledge of global geopolitical issues will be tremendous assets for the group», Declares Sebastien bazin, CEO of AccorHotels.

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Marc GrojeanThe Nancy start-up Antsway, specializing in the optimization and monitoring of tours, completed a first round of funding of 500,000 euros. IT-Translation Investissement and the interregional fund Fira Nord-Est, managed by Finovam Gestion, participated in the operation.

With this investment, Antsway plans to launch the marketing of its AntsRoute software, which allows intervention and logistics professionals to optimize their routes and control the use of their vehicle fleets. According to Antsway, AntsRoute, which required 4 years of R&D, can reduce route mileage by 20% and up to 35% in operating costs for the associated vehicle fleet. “Our software being modular, it is aimed at both large accounts who already have business management tools and who wish to improve their performance, as well as SMEs looking for management tools and tour monitoring.», Explains Marc Grojean, CEO of Antsway.

sebastien-kuntzFrench editor MiddleVR, which is developing a virtual reality application creation service, announces the opening of an office in Shanghai to set up in China. “This first establishment abroad significantly consolidates our resolutely international positioning, while we carry out nearly 70% of our activity outside our borders.“, Explain Sebastien kuntz, founder of MiddleVR.

According to the China Electronics Standardization Institute, the Chinese virtual reality market is expected to weigh in at $ 1 billion, before climbing to $ 9 billion by 2020. MiddleVR wants to exploit this windfall to strengthen its position as a major player in reality immersive and collaborative virtual reality on an international scale. The company claims more than 220 customers around the world, including EDF, SNCF and Renault.

delphine-ernotteThe business world is united to encourage presidential candidates to make commitments in favor of digital technology. About a hundred personalities, including Delphine Ernotte, President of France Télévisions, Guillaume Pepy, CEO of SNCF, Carlos Diaz, co-founder of The Refiners, or Olivier Mathiot, CEO of PriceMinister, thus support the Digital Pact, sent to candidates today.

The latter, drawn up by the Digital New Deal Foundation, includes 9 commitments and 22 measures to avoid “a digital marginalization of France and Europe”. The reasoning is based on an observation: “In the digital race, France and Europe have fallen behind worryingly: Europe only holds 2% of the global capitalization of Internet companies», Note Olivier Sichel, president of the Digital New Deal Foundation, and Arno Pons, director of the Digital Pact. From now on, it is up to the presidential candidates to take up the digital issue during their campaign.

gernot-mullerThe specialist in outsourced customer relationship management and business processes Webhelp announces the acquisition of O | con. The German company also specializes in customer relationship management (CRM), as well as in BPO (business processes). Among its clients, it counts brands such as Mercedes, Porsche and BMW.

Gernot and Marion Müller, who created O | con in 1988, will remain with the company following its takeover. In particular, they will support the transition into the fold of Webhelp. All employees will join the Webhelp teams, and will operate from Stuttgart. “We see this as a great opportunity to bring the expertise we have developed at O ​​| con to a much larger audience.», Declares Gernot Müller. Last December, Webhelp announced the acquisition of MyStudioFactory, a digital agency, and UX Design. And in October, the group acquired a majority stake in Netino’s capital.

marissa-mayer-yahoo-google-650x400The verdict is in: the telecommunications company Verizon maintains its offer to buy Yahoo !!, but has lowered the amount by nearly $ 350 million according to information from the Wall Street Journal.

Since Yahoo! announced that it had been targeted by two cyber attacks, which affected 1.5 billion accounts in total, the operation announced last summer was on hold. Verizon wanted to know the impact of these incidents on the company led by Marissa Mayer before confirming or withdrawing its offer to purchase, for an initial amount of $ 4.8 billion.

Another condition of the new Verizon offer, mentioned by the American daily: the costs generated by the two attacks will be borne equally between the two companies. As a reminder, at the beginning of the year, Marissa Mayer announced her intention to leave the board of the company once the takeover was finalized.

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Brainsonic wins four new budgets. The content marketing agency will be responsible for Arc’s social media strategy and operational deployment. The agency will support Sodebo in the management of its social networks and Bureau Veritas in its development at the global level. Brainsonic will also be in charge of consulting and strategic planning for Bouygues Energies & Services.

nicolas-vignollesNicolas Vignolles becomes head of public affairs at Make.org

Nicolas Vignolles joined the start-up Make.org as head of public affairs. Since March 2016, he was parliamentary advisor in the office of the Minister of Labor, Myriam El Khomri.

diane-colicheDiane Coliche arrives at Monoprix as administrative director and financial

Diane Coliche is appointed administrative and financial director of Monoprix. She was previously a Board Member at Big C Supercenter.

wael-hassanWaël Hassan joins MatchUpBox as Chief Privacy Officer

Wael Hassan becomes Chief Privacy Officer of MatchUpBox, a start-up specializing in data protection. He founded Ki Design Magazine in February 2012.

Christophe DelauneChristophe Delaune appointed Director of Media Operations at Armis

Armis announces the arrival of Christophe Delaune as director of media operations. He previously served as Head of Search for ESV Digital.

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