A Maori song as a foil to the horror that technology has helped to amplify. In honor of the 51 victims of the recent attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Tech For Good event organized by the Elysee Palace opened Wednesday with a traditional "karanga". As soon as the emotion is over, world-renowned high-tech companies have set about discussing a digital world in the service of the general interest.
In response to the drama, Facebook did not wait for the start of the meeting to respond to
the call of Emmanuel Macron and the New Zealand premier, Jacinda Ardern against terrorism on the Internet.
The day before, the social network has announced that the use of Facebook Live, its live video streaming feature, would henceforth
temporarily blocked for a user from his first skid,
that is to say from the publication or sharing of objectionable content whatsoever (text, photo, video).
In parallel, the company headed by Mark Zuckerberg,
already received at the Palace Friday, May 10,
says it will invest $ 7.5 million in a partnership with three US universities that will help it prevent the replay of deleted videos on its platform.
30% of women in management positions … in 2022
Beyond the subject of online terrorism, the 180 world digital patrons invited to dinner by the President of the Republic, are especially encouraged to anticipate the collateral effects of their technologies on education, work, the environment, diversity and social inclusion.
On the question of diversity, 45 of them are committed to raising the rate of women in management and management to 30% by 2022, when the average in this sector is 15%. IBM, represented by its boss Ginny Rometty, Alibaba, Uber, Booking.com, BlaBlaCar or TF1 are among the signatories.
Accenture, Salesforce, Cisco on the job front
Like last year, companies scrambled to respond to this summit. On the one hand, it is a question of continuing their efforts. But also to enjoy a good opportunity for business. According to several studies (McKinsey, PwC for Tech in France),
Tech for Good can make big money.
It is as good for society as it is for the growth of a country's economy and, consequently, for the companies that practice it.
In the near future, Accenture, IBM, Cisco and Salesforce will benefit from the partnerships and pilot projects that they launch – each on their own or in cooperation with each other – on skills upgrading and transformation issues. jobs.
" It's about creating the skills of tomorrow and adapting today's talents "Says Nicolas Sekkaki, CEO of IBM France to present the launch, with Orange and BNP Paribas, a program of support in two vocational high schools.