Presans Raout 2016: go deep or go home

Friday October 7, PARIS — The urban halls of Remix Coworking once again rang with the clamor of the Presans Raout. Expectations had been set high by the previous edition of the Parisian industrial innovation event. Presans CEO Albert Meige managed once again to take everyone by surprise. Sure, the Presans team went in with a rough map of what was about to transpire. The Raout is our annual company gathering, a time of reckoning, a time when visions are shared and strategies discussed.  In 2016, a snapshot picture of Presans would reveal the following facts: Presans is consolidating its position as a French industrial open innovation leader. The Fellows team is successfully renewing itself and expanding. The technology behind

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Interview with Philippe Perrier former Programs Director for the Rafale and Fellow at Presans

Philippe Perrier is one of our latest Fellow recruits at Presans: a true, high-impact heavyweight in the industrial meta-expertise department, just waiting for a challenging deployment opportunity. He took the time to answer a couple of our questions: Tell us about yourself and how you ended up being recruited by Presans I spent 42 years at Dassault, mainly at the Design Office, designing airplanes. In 1987, I assembled the team that successfully spearheaded French efforts to integrate stealth technology into the Rafale program. That was the culmination of the first fifteen years of my career. I spent the following fifteen years as Programs Director for the Rafale, where I was specifically charged with ensuring the performance of all embedded systems.

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Sofia 3 : five million experts at your fingertips – interview with the wizard behind this prodigy

Presans is proud to announce the new version of Sofia (presans.com/x-search), the search engine and management tool for international experts. Sofia 3 is both more accurate and more relevant: Comprehensive coverage of global expertise, over 5 million experts identified, as well as their relationships. Search scientific and academic experts as well as startups. Innovative search features. Because searching for an expert isn’t the same as searching for a web page, the new version of Sofia allows to search by similarity, working relationships, communities of interest, etc. Fabien Coulon took the time to discuss this important milestone with us. Can you tell us about yourself? Fabien: After my Computer Science PhD, I worked at startup called Linterweb on a search engine.

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Interview with Two Wizards: Albert Meige & Rémi Larrousse

Albert Meige and Rémi Larrousse are both exemplars of a rare breed of magicians / entrepreneurs. They recently embarked on a completely new type of project: delivering innovation + magic corporate seminars for project-oriented companies who want to revamp their innovation strategy. In this interview for Open Your Innovation, they provide some background on this unique offering. * How did you guys meet? Albert: I went to see Rémi’s show. Then I googled him and I first thought there was another Rémi Larrousse who was an innovation consultant who’d gone to Sciences Po. After a while I eventually figured out both were the same person. Then I contacted Rémi through LinkedIn. It turned out we share a lot of connections… and

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Team Presans: Michel Féret

Michel Féret is the head of Product Management at Presans. He took the time to have a chat with us. How did you become a part of Presans? Back around 2010, I registered myself on the Presans expert platform. You could still do that, then. A couple of weeks later, Albert got in touch and we met in person. I liked the project and became a shareholder. My view on Presans was that it made sense to develop a dedicated search engine for experts. I had a very technological vision. At the same time, the revenue generated by Presans originated exclusively from its service activities. That’s where the actual traction was happening. We are now putting more emphasis on product management. What

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Interview with Hervé Arribart, Fellow at Presans

Hervé Arribart is taking over the management of Presans Fellows, previously in the capable hands of Jacques Schmitt. Hervé’s career evolution is emblematic of the meta-expert type that lies at the core of the Presans model of expertise engagement. He took the time to answer a couple of our questions. Tell us about yourself and how you ended it up being recruited by Presans. Back when I was a student at the École Polytechnique, I had no precise idea of what I wanted to do. I started my career as a scientific researcher mainly at the instigation of my teachers, for whom I had and still have a lot of respect. They opened up my access to this world. But

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Looking Back: 2015 for Presans

Let’s face it, on a collective level, 2015 mainly brought us a lot of pain. Remembering that is part of what keeps us afloat in the storm. Switching to the individual level, the tone varies. Looking back, we at Presans can see that 2015 brought quite a few changes for the better. Things really kicked off for us in March, which is when we moved into our new office at Remix Coworking. The migration from the remote plateau of Saclay to the entrepreneurial hipness of the Tenth arrondissement went down rather well with the team. The options for food expanded considerably. A whole new potential to host events also opened up. Very handy, for instance, if you have a new

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Co-founder of success story NetCentrex Dominique Lanfranchi joins Presans

Dominique Lanfranchi joins the Presans team as Head of Business Development. His role will focus on developing commercial opportunities and exploring new markets.  Packing 25 years of experience in the field of new technologies, with a special emphasis on digital products, Dominique has always been dealing with the impact of innovation on business models. An engineer by education, he has worked in sales for several american manufacturers, before launching his own venture in 1999 as co-founder and head of sales of NetCentrex, one of the telecommunications success stories of the 2000s. Dominique is also a member of the accreditation committee of Scientipôle and a partner of the Axeleo startup incubator, providing him with an excellent overview of the startup world.

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