L'Atelier BNP Paribas L'Atelier BNP Paribas : Accelerating Innovation https://atelier.bnpparibas/en Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:52:30 +0100 <![CDATA[Technology can help save the oceans]]>

L’Atelier BNP Paribas is focusing on innovation in two main areas of the OceanTech ecosystem: commercial fisheries and aquaculture, and ocean preservation and resource management

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/article/technology-save-oceans Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:45:25 +0100
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Women: May Samali is helping to shape the city of tomorrow through startup finance]]>

May Samali invests in startups that improve the daily life of city dwellers, and help them scale. From Sydney to San Francisco to New York, the young lawyer has made urban innovation her new passion.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/silicon-valley-women-samali-helping-shape-city-tomorrow-startup-finance Sat, 29 Sep 2018 00:26:10 +0200
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Women: Leigh Phillips encourages and helps low-income US residents to save]]>

Leigh Phillips is CEO of EARN, a non-profit organisation that is using a FinTech tool to incentivise and enable less well-off fellow Americans to save so that they will be able to meet unforeseen expenses without getting into debt.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/article/silicon-valley-women-leigh-phillips-encourages-helps-low-income-residents-save Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:49:13 +0200
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Women: Odile Roujol is running a global BeautyTech community]]>

Odile Roujol provides the benefit of her 20 years’ experience to BeautyTech startups and is helping to raise the profile of this currently fashionable sector.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/retail/article/silicon-valley-women-odile-roujol-running-global-beautytech-community Fri, 14 Sep 2018 03:54:52 +0200
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Women: Charu Sharma harnesses AI to promote equal opportunities]]>

Charu Sharma set up Next Play, whose main product is a mobile app that provides mentoring and personalized follow-up solutions for company employees.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/life-work/article/silicon-valley-women-charu-sharma-harnesses-ai-promote-equal-opportunities Thu, 06 Sep 2018 22:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Robots about to take over the butler's job?]]>

The hotel business, which is largely based on human contact and customer service, has so far been rather reluctant to adopt robot solutions, as the potential gains are rather less obvious than in some other sectors. However, Man-Machine collaboration nevertheless holds some interesting prospects in this field as well.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/article/robots-about-butler-s-job Tue, 04 Sep 2018 05:47:28 +0200
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Women: Claire Delaunay is using robotics to redesign mobility]]>

Claire Delaunay, one of the founders of the self-driving truck development firm Otto, is now working on robotics at Nvidia. She shared with L'Atelier her vision of the future of transportation.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/silicon-valley-women-claire-delaunay-robotics-redesign-mobility Thu, 30 Aug 2018 21:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Modular building units all the way from China to the US]]>

Modular construction, an approach which consists of assembling prefabricated elements, has been increasingly used in recent years for building residential units.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/modular-building-units-china Fri, 24 Aug 2018 19:54:14 +0200
<![CDATA[Silicon valley women: Grace Kraaijvanger helps women carry out their entrepreneurial projects]]>

Grace Kraaijvanger set up The Hivery, a community of women entrepreneurs coupled with a coworking space, in Mill Valley close to San Francisco, the idea being to help the members to fulfil themselves.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/life-work/article/silicon-valley-women-grace-kraaijvanger-helps-women-carry-entrepreneurial-projects Thu, 23 Aug 2018 21:20:35 +0200
<![CDATA[Mobile payment systems fostering financial inclusion]]>

The growing use of portable phones to make payments in-store or online will be one of the key drivers of financial inclusion, predicts a recent report by Juniper Research.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/news/mobile-payment-systems-fostering-financial-inclusion Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:29:37 +0200
<![CDATA[Women movers and shakers in Silicon Valley]]>

To fire up our motivation and replenish our stock of ideas for the last quarter of the year, L’Atelier decided to go out and meet innovative, inspiring women working in Silicon Valley. We will be bringing you a series of articles focusing on their exploits.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/article/women-movers-shakers-silicon-valley Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:15:15 +0200
<![CDATA[The Smart City now a less enticing concept?]]>

It is now estimated that some two thirds of all those living in the United States do not wish to live in a Smart City. Some details below.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/smart-city-enticing-concept Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:33:28 +0200
<![CDATA[From Henry Ford to Uber: how the automobile industry is reinventing road mobility]]>

Driven by changing expectations among consumers and the popularity of the services provided by companies like Uber and Lyft, a new paradigm is at work in the automobile market. Nowadays the goal is less about selling vehicles and more about providing a mobility service that meets the needs of the individual user.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/henry-ford-uber-automobile-industry-reinventing-road-mobility Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:52:53 +0200
<![CDATA[Blockchain set to make significant inroads into insurance]]>

Blockchain technology could prove extremely useful to the insurance sector. Recent studies predict that this new market will top a billion dollars within a few years.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/news/blockchain-set-significant-inroads-insurance Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:57:11 +0200
<![CDATA[Shipping containers the future for automated retail?]]>

ShelfX is looking for companies to try out its new pop-up store concept, which is based on retrofitted shipping containers.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/retail/news/shipping-containers-future-automated-retail Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:27:43 +0200
<![CDATA[A carbon counter to help people reduce their environmental footprint]]>

A mobile app, a smart meter and the power to choose: this is what Flick Electric is offering New Zealand consumers in order to help them to monitor the CO2 content of the national electricity mix in real time and take action to reduce their personal carbon footprint.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/news/carbon-counter-people-reduce-environmental-footprint Thu, 09 Aug 2018 19:40:40 +0200
<![CDATA[Selfies becoming a useful tool for payments and insurance?]]>

Biometrics, including fingerprints, retinal scans, and voice or face recognition, are increasingly gaining ground as a means of authenticating payments. Now selfies are starting to be used by a growing number of not only FinTech but also InsurTech companies as a new identification tool.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/article/selfies-tool-payments-insurance Wed, 08 Aug 2018 20:15:22 +0200
<![CDATA[Subscription services driving the spread of new approaches to mobility?]]>

Booking a shared ride on Uber or Lyft or transiting the city on a self-service bike or electric scooter are still rather exotic modes of transport for many people. The fixed payment plan or subscription service approaches now being tested might change the situation.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/subscription-services-driving-spread-approaches-mobility Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:52:35 +0200
<![CDATA[Artificial Consciousness the Next Big Thing in the field of AI?]]>

Following the recent advances made in Artificial Intelligence, the prospect of robots with their very own ‘Artificial Consciousness’ could herald a far-reaching revolution in the cognitive architecture of machines, which will enable them to take entirely autonomous decisions in line with an action framework set by human beings.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/article/artificial-consciousness-big-field-ai Mon, 06 Aug 2018 18:44:30 +0200
<![CDATA[FinTech firms continue to attract capital]]>

Audit and consultancy firm KPMG has just released its latest biannual global analysis of investment in the FinTech sector; meanwhile the United States Treasury has published its conclusions on the US financial system. Some key details below.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/news/fintech-firms-continue-attract-capital Fri, 03 Aug 2018 19:01:33 +0200