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  • Altima merges with Canadian Konversion to expand into North America.
  • Groupe Pichet relies on Yoomap to manage its relations with start-ups.
  • Banque Populaire is launching an application to simplify spending with friends.
  • 1 in 3 decision-makers believe that former employees can still connect to the internal network.
  • Moskitos, Beamap, Toucan Toco, Cycloid and MaPUI: winners of the 11th Cloud Trophies.
  • The nominations: Isabelle Fourmentin, Florence Couvidat, Pierre Branco…

Arnaud MonnierAltima, the agency specializing in digital commerce, merged with the Canadian web marketing agency Konversion. “This alliance with the Altima group allows us to expand the range of services and address the entire customer journey, from acquisition to loyalty, with the common thread of optimization through collection and ‘data analysis», Explains Sylvain Amoros, co-founder of Konversion.

As part of this merger, Altima is acquiring the Kio.to solution, which makes it possible to manage and optimize media campaigns for brands via artificial intelligence and semantic analysis. “The strength of the Kio.to tool, developed for a few years on the North American market, will allow us to offer a unique solution on the European market, and ultimately the Asian market.», Indicates Arnaud Monnier, CEO of Altima.

Richard BiquillonWhile the relationships between large companies and start-ups continue to flourish, Yoomap, a French specialist in open innovation software, launched Start-Up Relationship Management (SURM) at the start of the year. This collaborative tool makes it possible to manage the relationships of large companies with start-ups as part of an innovation strategy. If the platform is initially aimed at CAC40 groups, it is nevertheless attracting more and more small businesses.

This is the case of the real estate developer Groupe Pichet, claiming 1,000 employees, who decided to equip themselves with the Yoomap SURM. “We were surprised to see that more and more mid-size companies were contacting us to set up a tool to manage their relationship with start-ups», Note Richard Biquillon, CEO of Yoomap. And to add: “We are delighted to be able to support this new business segment, which represents a very important market.

Money FriendsAt summer time, Banque Populaire decided to launch the Money Friends mobile app. This aims to facilitate the exchange of money between funds, manage group expenses, balance the amounts spent or even claim reimbursement.

bomgar-etude-201707The protection of their data and their network is one of the major concerns of companies today. A ransomware-type attack, like the ones that have taken place in recent weeks, is indeed likely to completely block its operation. It is in this context that Bomgar, specialist in securing access management, interviewed 608 decision-makers around the world.

It shows that nearly 90% of these decision-makers say they trust employees who have privileged access internally. While corporate security specialists believe that there is little risk that their employees are the source of malicious acts, they fear their negligence, especially if they have access to sensitive data.

More worryingly, only 37% of respondents know precisely who has privileged access within their company, and a third of them even believe that former employees could still have access to the internal network. Finally, the experts surveyed estimate that on average, 181 service providers have access to their network each week, which is twice as many as in 2016.

cloud-pexelsFor the 11th edition of its Cloud Trophies, EuroCloud rewards five companies in the sector, selected for their practices, their business model innovations, or the impact of their offer on the digital transformation of their customers. This year, the 5 winners are:

  • In the Best Customer Case category: Moskitos, editor of Crosscut, an integration and API management platform that connects data and innovative applications within companies. The company is awarded for a project carried out in collaboration with Peugeot.

  • In the Best cloud support and consulting service category: Beamap, a consulting firm specializing in cloud transformation.

  • In the Best Cloud Solution category: Toucan Toco, publisher of business intelligence applications for business decision-makers.

  • In the Best Start-up category: Cycloid, which simplifies the life of developers and reduces time to market by providing a DevOps SAAS for continuous integration and deployment around Docker and by supporting companies in the design, build, migration, skills transfer and outsourcing on AWS.

  • The jury’s favorite: MaPUI, a collaborative platform for hospital pharmacies, which allows them to exchange in a secure manner.

isabelle-fourmentinIsabelle Fourmentin appointed general manager from JCDecaux Airport in France

JCDecaux Airport announces the appointment ofIsabelle Fourmentin as general manager. She will continue to hold her previous role as Managing Director of JCDecaux Airport Paris.

Florence-CouvidatFlorence Couvidat promoted to general manager deputy of La Chose

Florence Couvidat appointed Deputy Director General of The thing. She was previously commercial director of the agency.

pierre-brancoPierre Branco becomes Senior Vice-President for Northern Europe of the Turner Group

The Turner group announces the promotion of Pierre Branco as Senior Vice-President for Northern Europe. He was previously Vice-President and General Manager France, Portugal and Africa.

After two editions in 2017 in San Francisco (January 10) and Paris (June 14), La French Touch Conference, launched under the impetus of its founder Gaël Duval, president of JeChange, organized its fourth new edition. York on June 27 and 28.

600 participants, 69 speakers and 2 award-winning start-ups, this is the result of these two days of exchanges between entrepreneurs, investors and large groups, French and American.

Entrepreneurs and investors such as, Eric Hippeau (Lerer Hippeau Ventures), Rachel Haot (1776) or Hakim Boubazine (Altice USA) provided advice to the start-ups present in order to help them develop internationally Mounir Mahjoubi , Secretary of State for Digital, Gale Brewer – Manhattan Borough President and Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor of New York City came to support synergies between France and the United States.

The event was also an opportunity to discover the success stories of French entrepreneurs who have succeeded in the United States such as Hervé Brunet (CEO & co-founder, stickyADS.tv), Mandy Menaker (Head of PR & Brand Development, Shapr), or Didier Rappaport (Happn) + Renaud Visage d’Eventbrite and Fabrice Grinda.

Syndic One is looking for its Community Manager (M / F)

Syndic One, the SERGIC Group’s digital start-up, RECRUITS 20 PEOPLE in 2017 in order to double its activity.

Inventor of the concept of online trustee and French leader, Syndic One now manages more than 12,000 clients throughout France.

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Under the responsibility of your manager, you take charge with a large degree of autonomy the management of our community of customers as well as the animation of all digital media. More precisely, you are responsible for:

  • Define the Social Media strategy

  • Develop and animate communities (visibility, engagement, retention) on the various social networks used

  • Animate our community of customers (in relation with the managers)

  • Manage our e-reputation

  • Participate in the production of content (video, webinar, editorial tutorial) intended for our clients

  • Manage our ambassadors as part of our Innovation Lab ‘(tests of our new offers)

  • Manage the website and its developments

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