Let’s paint a picture of how large players in telecommunications used to make their money 20 years ago. Large Telecommunications companies like France Telecom, Telecom Italia, Vodafone, AT&T and Deutsche Telekom among others, would secure their revenue based on a fee for a communication, according to Gilles.

Alain Ferrandi

Innovation is often considered to be an opportunity for incremental growth, which would add to the existing business base. However, a few days ago, I met with Alain and we talked about Vivendi, a leading French company. Alain said that the will to innovate whatever the cost quite killed Vivendi in the early 2000.

« How to bring digital innovation to university life ? » This is a question that has been on Gilles’ mind for the last several years. Today, universities are eager to improve their services to students, researchers, faculty, staff, businesses, as well as their neighbors. And, he selected several areas where there’s much to gain.

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French universities are on the move, says Gilles Gasperment


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