TechWeek 2019 took place on the 12 and 13 November at Societe Generale's technology hub Les Dunes in the east of Paris and on 14 November at the Bank's headquarters in La Défense.
This unique event in the banking industry put the spotlight on use cases developed with the latest technologies by Societe Generale and its partners from the innovation and tech ecosystems. Offering better customer service by combining the best of both the digital and human worlds, the event also offers insights into the digital revolution and major tech and innovation trends in the form of conferences and workshops. A great opportunity to share, get inspired and imagine the business, products and services of tomorrow!
TechWeek 2019: an overview of the event!
TechWeek 2019 ran from 12 to 14 November. Organised by Societe Generale as a unique event in the banking industry, the 3-day event saw the Bank's staff attending conferences and workshops and also discovering real technological achievements serving both customers and the business.
Core elements of the Group’s digital and innovation strategy - Interview with Claire Calmejane and Christophe Leblanc
Societe Generale embarked on digital transformation in the early 2010s, to invent the bank of tomorrow. Things have considerably gathered pace over the last three years. The bank has laid the necessary technological bricks and reached digital maturity, embodied in the eCac40 trophies over the last four years. The Group has now moved on to phase 2: industrialisation.
Technological innovation and responsibility - Interview with Marie-Christine Ducholet
Faced with the digital revolution and newcomers to the market, Societe Generale is combining innovation and responsibility to stand out from the crowd. Marie-Christine Ducholet, Head of Societe Generale retail banking in France, explains what this means for Societe Generale’s customers, staff and partners.
Christophe Leblanc Group Head of Corporate Resources and Digital Transformation
Over 23,000 people work in the IT Community.
We recruit 600 developers a year. However, while
IT staff are a powerful force, working on the front line, the digital revolution is both technological and industrial, and also cultural and human.
Claire Calmejane Group Chief Innovation Officer
We have identified three drivers for this scaling-up operation: The integration of AI and data in our businesses strategy, the open banking strategy,
the pursuit of our open innovation approach and
rolling out new working and management methods.
Societe Generale launches the Banking Innovation Awards
As part of TechWeek 2019, Societe Generale teamed up with Wavestone to launch the Banking Innovation Awards to reward innovative solutions around data, artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity. Innovative European startups and SMEs with products and services in these fields
are invited to apply for one of the four awards.caetgories, open until 7 February 2020.
Signature of the Sustainable IT Charter
During TechWeek 2019, Societe Generale announced the signature of the Sustainable IT Charter. “With the scaling-up of our digital transformation, our IT function, already engaged in responsible projects, is making a further commitment by signing the Sustainable IT Charter to limit the environmental impact of technology and encouraging digital inclusion,” said Christophe Leblanc, Group Head of Corporate Resources and Digital Transformation at Societe Generale.
A look back on TechWeek 2018
Societe Generale’s annual event dedicated to technological innovation, TechWeek took place from 3 to 5 July, 2018 at the Dunes technology hub in Val-de-Fontenay in the east of Paris, and the Group’s head offices in La Défense. The year's theme was applying new technologies to banking activities.
The spotlight was on innovation at the start of July 2017 for TechWeek, a major event held at our technological hub in Val de Fontenay at the east of Paris, The Dunes. Over four days, Societe Generale presented six of its principal innovations accelerating the Group’s digital transformation.