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Innovation: to be or not to be responsible?

responsible innovation

How should the concept of responsibility be defined at a time when innovation prides itself on providing answers to major societal issues? For organizations, the concept of responsible innovation is not quite the same as for the scientists studying the issue. Cédric Gossart is among the latter. He examines what …

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The economy of promises, how to fall in love with a growth rate

growth

Fabrice Flipo, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School This article was published in association with the “Does progress have a future?” series of conferences organized by the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, from Tuesday 15 to 26 May 2018. Over a two-week period, groups of students, a panel of citizens and …

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OMNI: transferring social sciences and humanities to the digital society

OMNI

I’MTech is dedicating a series of articles to success stories from research partnerships supported by the Télécom & Société Numérique Carnot Institute (TSN), to which IMT and Femto Engineering belong. Technology transfer also exists in social sciences and the humanities! The OMNI platform in Brittany proves this by placing its …

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GDPR: towards values and policies

GDPR, RGPD

On May 25th, the GDPR came into effect. This new regulation requires administrations and companies in the 27 EU countries to comply with the law on the protection of personal data. Since its creation in 2013, the IMT Research Chair Values and Policies of Personal Information (CVPIP) aims to help …

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Sociology and philosophy combine to offer a better understanding of the digital metamorphosis

digital metamorphosis

Intellectual, professional, political, personal, private: every aspect of our lives is affected by technological developments that are transforming our society in a profound way. These changes raise specific challenges that require a connection between the empirical approaches of sociology and philosophical questioning. Pierre-Antoine Chardel, a philosopher, social science researcher and …

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Social and solidarity economy in light of corporate reform

SSE

Mélissa Boudes, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School This article was co-authored by Quentin Renoul, entrepreneur. The draft PACTE law (Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation), presented by President Emmanuel Macron’s government, seeks to change the way corporate stakeholders (entrepreneurs, funders, managers, workers, customers, etc.) see the company’s role in society. …

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GDPR: managing consent with the blockchain?

consent, consentement

Blockchain and GDPR: two of the most-discussed keywords in the digital sector in recent months and years. At Télécom SudParis, Maryline Laurent has decided to bring the two together. Her research focuses on using the blockchain to manage consent to personal data processing.   The GDPR has come into force …

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Why women have become invisible in IT professions

gender diversity, digital professions

Female students have deserted computer science schools and women seem mostly absent from companies in this sector. The culprit: the common preconception that female computer engineers are naturally less competent than their male counterparts.  The MOOC entitled Gender Diversity in IT Professions*, launched on 8 March 2018, looks at how …

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GDPR comes into effect. Now it’s time to think about certification seals!

GDPR

The new European Personal Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25. Out of the 99 articles contained in the regulation, two are specifically devoted to the question of certification. While establishing seals to demonstrate compliance with the regulation seems like a good idea in order to reassure …

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How working classes use digital tools: The Facebook example

working classes digital, classes populaires numérique

For over a decade now, the use of digital tools and internet connectivity has greatly developed among households, including among working classes. Yet very few studies exist on this part of the population’s specific uses of digital technology. In the context of the Poplog project, which counts Télécom ParisTech among …

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