ALTEN experts decipher industry and digital trends
Innovating for greener mobility & a transport industry 4.0
Digital transformation is creating new opportunities to redefine mobility to make it more sustainable and ease user travels. To support these changes, ALTEN relies on the historic expertise of the railway sector to conduct increasingly innovative research projects and build the future of mobility.
ALTEN’s Digital Responsibility Strategy
The global and innovative strategy implemented by ALTEN’s Responsible Digital teams is designed to optimize the environmental impact of internal IT services, leverage Innovation Labs to develop the footprint measurement and eco-design solutions of the future and put the Group’s expertise to work for its customers and the transition of the digital sector.
Better understanding of Cyber trends to effectively protect information systems
The rise of Internet and the universal use of digital technology have left the door open to user practices that constitute risks capable of affecting individuals, professionals and governments alike. In response to these risks, cybersecurity has become a critically important discipline in IT services.
Cybersecurity today is a response to a threat that is intensifying, via attackers with diverse profiles and increasingly powerful and complex multi-vector attacks. But it is also a series of challenges for those who have made it their job: Information Systems Security Managers.
“It’s a real game of cat and mouse, with hackers becoming more professional at a speed that matches the pace at which companies are countering their threats; cybersecurity will continue to be a fascinating topic, and the coming months will be packed with learning experiences and great advances in this field.”
Laurent Vromman – Director of IT Practices and Cybersecurity Practice Manager, ALTEN
“The factory of the future is not only a range of new technologies, but also a new way of working for the people who work there.”
François Portier – Director of ALTEN “Smart Factory 4.0” Research Program
Innovation in Industry: human at the heart of Factory 4.0
“Human at the heart of Factory 4.0” is the theme that ALTEN teams will be highlighting at the 2022 Global Industrie trade show with SIEMENS.
AI-enhanced plant managers, the human factor in the digital twin, AR/VR-assisted operators… These are just a few of the topics presented by our experts.
Meeting the challenges of the Cloud and digital transformation
For several years now, the adoption of the Cloud has been a major digital transformation issue, requiring companies to deal with emerging technologies: 5G, IA, IoT, cybersecurity, etc. The pandemic has served to intensify the urgent need to adopt digital tools in response to the problems caused by the crisis.
In its work helping companies to meet the challenges of transforming their information systems and successfully and securely migrating to the Cloud, the ALTEN Group relies on its dedicated Cloud Infrastructure and DevOps teams.
“Our customers are at a historic turning point in their professional activity; they are having to rethink their IT infrastructures to make them more agile and migrate towards the Cloud. However, skills in these areas are both very specific and quite rare. That’s where ALTEN comes in.“
Pascal Deshayes, ALTEN Cloud & Infra Practice Manager
“By authorising the crossing of banking data, the latest European GDPR and PSD2 regulations are revolutionizing the Banking – Finance – Insurance sector and offer the opportunity to create new professions and services. And ALTEN Labs are already invested in supporting the Group’s customers in this digital transformation.“
Thierry Roger, Director of the ALTEN Rennes Innovation Lab and BFI Programs
Banking demonstrators to meet the challenges of open banking
The entry into force of the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an opportunity. For example, it transforms the approach to processing banking data, which is now cross-referenced. A transformation that is now allowing new players and services to emerge, the “Fintech”, the “Regtech”, the “Insurtech” to support innovation in the Banking – Finance – Insurance (BFI) sector.
Supporting the Group’s customers in this digital revolution? An objective at the heart of the work performed by Thierry Roger, Director of one of ALTEN’s Innovation Labs, and his teams, who have developed innovative banking demonstrators.
Discover the challenges of the ongoing digital revolution generated by open banking.
Space Big Data to protect the environment
Better understanding climate change and protecting the marine ecosystem through data collected by observation satellites: this is the technological and environmental challenge of the Space sector taken up by ALTEN teams.
They are involved in the development of increasingly refined and powerful data processing techniques, thus contributing to the development of essential new technologies to protect the environment.
“The oceanographic data transmitted by satellites in the form of images will be recovered, corrected and used to calculate water levels, analyze the evolution of tides… In short, it is about meeting the environmental challenges of tomorrow!”
Damien Ségur, ALTEN Space Project Manager
“ALTEN’s Innovation Department launched the energy-efficient driving app project ‘Happy Drive’ because one of the factors for successfully reducing CO2 consumption will involve changing people’s driving habits.”
Sébastien Hervieu, Innovation Manager
Energy-efficient driving is a technique that reduces fuel consumption, an issue at the heart of societal concerns and current regulations.
Discover some good practices that promote more economical, ecological and safe driving, as well as the research project conducted by ALTEN’s Innovation Department.
How to accelerate your digital transformation with RPA?
The initiation phase of the RPA approach is an essential and structuring one to guarantee an efficient deployment base. It allows you to identify and select the processes that will be the best candidates for automation.
Mobilizing and raising awareness among your teams, defining their expectations, collecting the right process metrics, building an eligibility matrix… these are the key steps of the initiation phase.
Find out the tips and initiatives to efficiently launch an RPA project.
“A RPA project cannot be improvised and requires a global and integrated approach gathering process, technology and teams.”
Christophe Biava, Offshore IT Development ALTEN Manager
“An eco-design completed without additional development costs for data centres and data transit guarantees 30% savings on the total IT energy consumption.”
Steve Peguet, ALTEN Scientific Director
Combining eco-design and IT: a future initiative
Green coding is about ensuring that the code uses as few processor instructions and as little memory space as possible to reduce energy consumption and therefore the cost of the machines that process it.
ALTEN trains its young IT engineers to have a stake in green code development and implements metrics tools through R&D projects in the eco-design of intelligent systems in the Rail, Aeronautics, Automotive, Defense sectors…
Find out how to meet this dual ecological and economic challenge for the IT industry.