Improving processes and user experience
Of all industrial revolutions, that of digital technology has undoubtedly been one of the most important, notably the arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT). Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and the Cloud are all factors that have supported the rise of IoT. We are all affected by this revolution, thanks to which our organisational structures and business lines can become more crossdisciplinary.
In 2016, 75% of large and medium-sized companies will have invested $1,500 bn in IoT solutions! (source: IDC and IFS).
For Sopra Steria, the Internet of Things is the missing link between the real and virtual worlds and a key ingredient in its clients' digital transformation. Sopra Steria thereby supports its clients all the way along the IoT value chain as it sets up new business models: innovation, consulting, development, integration, mass production, and maintaining operational conditions, notably via two strategies:
- A comprehensive offer from design to mass production, including support for training and transformation
- An integrator angel approach within dynamic environments (start-ups, large companies, suppliers of technological building bricks, software publishers, research centres, schools and universities) to achieve collective objectives.
From integration to mass production
The notion of end-to-end is key to Sopra Steria's approach, notably in its 'IoT Line' offer which includes an 'IoT Center' for design and an 'IoT Factory' at the French digital innovation hub, the 'Cité de l’Objet Connecté', for industrialization.
Not only does the IoT Center enjoy Sopra Steria's proficiency in embedded intelligence and connectivity, it also incorporates the Toulouse-based Cyber Centre's expertise in security as applied to internet-connected objects.
Lastly, within the Cité de l’Objet Connecté, Sopra Steria experts are in charge of finalising prototypes for pre-production then for serial production. By working locally, all fields of skills provided by the Cité de l'Objet Connecté can be utilised. These include electromechanical engineering, plastics manufacturing, industrial design, and shared production tools.