Usine nouvelle has identified 100 new actors: designers, CEOs, entrepreneurs, researchers, salespeople … that count in the digital field in France. Among them, Claude Berrou, a professor in the Electronics department at Telecom Bretagne and member of the French Academy des sciences and Guillaume Dardenne who did his PhD at. Telecom Bretagne and is the creator of a high tech business in the medical field.
“One million jobs, 148 billion euro in revenue and more than 8% of GDP. Who would still dare to doubt the weight of digital technology in the French economy?
As our computer graphics indicate, its importance is growing in all areas. Nevertheless, it was not until Google had McKinsey carry out a detailed survey of the subject that French people became aware of the issue. And even so, the survey covered only the web ecosystem, leaving aside electronics, software, embedded software, video games …
But the digital world includes all this – a hybrid industry that permeates all others: health, aerospace, automotive industries, to name but a few… For example, nearly half of the added value of a car comes from electronics. So is digital technology the magic bullet we can use to reindustrialize France? Maybe … but we must agree to think of industry differently. Because we must not delude ourselves: it would be very difficult to relocate jobs related to the manufacture of tablets and smart phones to our country.
Industrial production of a digital product creates five to six jobs in software and associated services, according to Patrick Cocquet, the general delegate of the Cap Digital competitiveness cluster. This does not mean that France has no card to play. Rather, it must accompany the emergence of this “neo-industry” driven by startups and established companies which have already started their transition to digital technology. We decided to highlight women and men working in this sector in order for you to discover this immense potential [...]. ”
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