Accor is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,800 hotels, resorts, and residences across 100 different countries. With an unrivaled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands encompassing the entire range from luxury to economy, from upscale to lifestyle and mid-scale brands, Accor has been providing know-how and expertise for more than 50 years. In addition to its core hospitality business, Accor has successfully expanded its range of services, becoming the world leader in luxury private residence rental with more than 10,000 stunning properties around the world. The group is also active in the fields of concierge services, co-working, dining, events management, and digital solutions.Relying on its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated staff, Accor is committed to fulfilling its primary mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome.

Topics of interest 2019:

  • Mobility
  • Natural User Interface (including voice)
  • Guest technologies
  • Distribution optimization
  • Foodtech
  • Smart Building,
  • Tech For Good

 

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serves more than 3.6 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide’s ambition is to be a leader in its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.

Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to 21 billion euros in 2018 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.

Topics of interest 2019:

  • mobility
  • green industry
  • user interface
  • SaaS for business

 

FDJ, the national lottery and the French leader in gambling and entertainment, the #2 Lottery in Europe and #4 worldwide, offers more than 90 games, lottery – draw-based games (Loto, EuroMillions) and scratch-card games (Millionnaire, Astro, Vegas, Cash)and sports betting (ParionsSport), at points of sale and online. FDJ’s performance is driven by a portfolio of iconic, historic, and recent brands, the #1 local sales network in France, a growth market, recurring investment, and an innovation strategy to make its offering and its distribution more attractive with an enhanced gaming experience. In 2018, from 25 million players, with more than 30,000 points of sale and 2,300 employees, FDJ collected €15.8 bn in stakes, 15% of which were digital. It distributed €10.7 bn to its players, contributed €3.6 bn to public finance, and paid its retailer network €0.8 bn. To adapt its model and bring FDJ to the digital and entertainment age, FDJ strategic project aims to transform the games and services offering, the customer relationship and its organization. Innovation is central to FDJ’ strategy: in 2018, around €25 million were invested in capital venture funds and FDJ has developed a network of more than 50 innovation partners. Being a partner of Techstars illustrates this mindset: the search for new solutions supplied by a different ecosystem. With the Techstars Paris Accelerator, FDJ will be able to detect and experiment with new technologies and innovative solutions to serve its strategy.

Topics of interest 2019:

  • Customer experience including AI for customer management
  • Customer interface (including voice)
  • Payment solutions
  • Digital ID
  • Data-driven marketing, AR / VR
  • Blockchain
  • Cybersecurity
  • AdTechs
  • IoTEntertainment

 

GEFCO Group is a world expert in supply chain solutions and the European leader in automotive logistics. At GEFCO, our aim is to become one of the most innovative and influential players in supply chain transformation.

Topics of interest 2019:

  • Data-driven software solutions: flow and assets’ optimization, automation solutions, smart contracts, blockchain, data-driven marketing and forecasts, etc.
  • Mobility / Urban delivery solutions
  • Robot solutions for our production centers (warehousing and car compounds) to improve operations productivity
  • Greener logistics
  • Innovative user interface: chatbots, voice, etc

 

 

For more than 100 years, the Groupama Group has been based on timeless humanist values to help as many people as possible build their lives with confidence It is based on human, close-knit, optimistic and responsible communities of mutual aid. On the strength of its three brands – Groupama, Gan and Amaguiz – Groupama Group, one of the leading mutual insurers in France, carries out its insurance and service businesses in 10 countries. The Group has 12 million members and customers and 32,000 employees throughout the world, with premium income of €14.3 billion.

Topics of interest 2019:

  • Artificial Intelligence: virtual assistant, process efficiency, hacking risks and cybersecurity, fraud and money laundering,  
  • Big Data: oriented prevention services, new solutions about predictability on behaviors, on assistance in distance, security in distance, and medicine in distance
  • Customer Relations: simplification of relation to insurance and claim management, customer journey improvements, increase customer interactions, use of conversational agents/chatbots

 

 

Total is the world’s fourth-largest oil and gas company, as well as a major integrated player in low-carbon energies. Backed by nearly a century of history, Total discover, produce, transform, market and distribute energy in a variety of forms, to serve the end customer. Total is committed to energy that is affordable, reliable and clean, in compliance with the highest safety and environmental standards.

Topics of interest 2019:

  • Clean/Green/renewable energy
  • Access to energy
  • energy efficiency
  • energy storage
  • second life for batteries
  • Blockchain for energy
  • smart/digital energy solutions
  • distributed energy solutions
  • Carbon capture and usage
  • mobility and mobility services