Innoveo joins Pactera!

As some of you already know, we have joined the US/Chinese PacteraGroup since January 1, 2014. Innoveo Solutions will be renamed in Pactera Switzerland, our software product name remains "Innoveo Skye". The whole team remains in Zurich, Switzerland and will be empowered in the coming time. We are very happy to be able to join these 20’000 people company and to profit from Pactera’s Sales und big customers’ base! Our next coming months will be very exciting, also by entering the Asia Pacific markets. Also a very solid constellation for our existing customers.

Comme certains le savent déjà, nous avons décidé de rejoindre le Groupe sino-américain Pactera au 1er janvier 2014. Innoveo Solutions sera renommé Pactera Switzerland, le nom du logiciel reste "Innoveo Skye". Le team reste à Zürich et sera augmenté dans les prochains temps. Nous sommes très heureux de pouvoir nous joindre à ce groupe de plus de 20’000 employés et de profiter de la puissance de vente et des clients existants de Pactera! Les prochains mois s’annoncent plus qu’existants, tout comme les premières acquisitions en Asie. Cette constellation est aussi très intéressante pour nos clients existants.

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4th time at LeWeb…

…just realized that it is my 4th time at LeWeb conference (2005, 2006, 2007, 2011).

Funny to have a look back at “Les Blogs 2.0” (yes it was called in this way in 2005) with some “known faces” ;-) And … 350 participants!

Loic LeMeur!


Anina, Marc Canter, Robert Scoble


Jeff Clavier, Rodrigo Sepulveda, Dave Siffry, David Hornik


Souvenir, souvenir :-)

On my way to LeWeb11 conference in Paris

So, it’s time this year to go again to the biggest European Internet conference, LeWeb’11, in Paris with Laurent. 3’268 participants are now registered for the conference, wow.

Topics this years around: SOLOMO, Social-Local-Mobile

Some of the interesting speakers:

  • Mike McCue (CEO Flipboard)
  • Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman Google)
  • Joanna Shields (VP & Marketing Director EMEA Facebook)
  • Axel Dauchez (CEO Deezer)
  • Kevin Systrom (CEO Instagram)
  • Allen Blue (Co-Founder & Vice President of Product Management LinkedIn)
  • Dennis Crowley (Co-Founder & CEO Foursquare) with Scoble
  • George Whitesides (CEO Virgin Galactic)
  • Money Panel moderated by Jonathan Goodwin, CEO & Partner J Goodwin & Co LLP, with:
    • Jeff Clavier, Founder & Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
    • Harry Nelis, Partner, Accel Partners
    • Danny Rimer, Partner, Index Ventures
    • Eric Archambeau, General Partner, Wellington Partners
  • Phil Libin (CEO Evernote)
  • Marissa Mayer (VP Product Management Google)
  • George Colony (Chairman & CEO, Forrester Research)
  • Panel “How is Social Local Mobile changing enterprise” moderated by: Paul Papadimitriou, VP & Analyst, Constellation Research, with:
    • Nigel Beck, Vice President, Business Development and M&A Social Software, IBM
    • Auren Hoffman, CEO, Rapleaf
    • JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist,
  • Plus: Om Malik, Niklas Zennstrom, etc.

And the LeWeb’11 Official Party by Deezer on Thursday evening at … Le Carrousel du Louvre! Outch :-)

So, I’m quite sure, we will a quite intensive time!

Cool birthday party today at Innoveo

Yes, it’s my birthday today ;-)

Had a great time with my colleagues and friends at Innoveo. Chocolate cake Trilogy with some champagne. Miam!

Warm thanks to all of you for your kind messages in Skype, per Email, per SMS, in Twitter, in Facebook, in Xing, in LinkedIn, per telephone (still!), and directly/physically ;-) Gosh, also in this field, a kind of multichanneling seems to be more and more important!

Thanks to Laurent for the picture.

Mobile Trends 2011

via ReadWriteMobile

ReadWriteMobile is publishing an interesting post about the coming and emerging 10 Mobile Trends for 2011 based on a Forrester Research study. Some of them seem to be relevant also for us at Innoveo:

2) 2011 is the Year of the “Dumb” Smartphone User

Smartphones will become more affordable, thanks to handset subsidies. And these new users will be less engaged and active than smartphone early adopters. Forrester expects they’ll download fewer apps on average, but will consume more mobile media thanks to consumer education and convenience provided by the phones.

Despite the fact that these former “dumb phone” users may download fewer apps than early adopters, the overall app forecast is still good. In fact, Gartner also just released a report that stated mobile app store revenue will pass $15 billion in 2011.

3) The Mobile Fragmentation Problem will Continue

Forrester says it expects fragmentation to continue, but it’s not just referring to the multiple variations of a single OS. It means that some customers have smartphones, some have feature phones, some use apps, some use SMS, plus there are multiple OS’s in existence, in multiple versions, with multiple screen sizes and there are a higher number of devices out there. In short: fragmentation. The costs of porting, maintaining and promoting apps will remain high.

4) The “Apps vs. Internet” Debate Will Continue…to be Irrelevant

Says Forrester, it’s not a question of “either/or” when it comes to a choice between apps vs. the mobile Web, but both. Frequent and intense users of services like banking and brokerage will want curated experiences in the form of apps, but the Internet will remain the fallback for more occasional information and needs.

8) Companies will Invest First in Convenient Services for Consumers

Forrester says that mobile product and service professionals, particularly in the travel industry, will invest first to keep their most lucrative customers happy. And in the hierarchy of benefits that mobile offers – revenue generation, cost savings and convenience – convenience will reign during 2011.

10) “Mobile” Will Mean More than Mobile Phones

Consumer adoption of tablets, eReaders, portable media devices and other mobile products has grown in 2010 and this will continue in 2011. Apps and services will need to work across devices and consumers will want ubiquitous access to content and services.  This will force service providers to sync content via the cloud to maintain a consistent experience across platforms.

cross-posted on the Innoveo Blog

Publications list updated (finally…)!

I’ve finally found the time to update the PUBLICATIONS page on this blog with:

  • the chapter dedicated to Innoveo in the second edition of SOA for Dummies, as mentioned in my post from … January 2009 (yes I know, I’m late ;-)
  • an article published (in German) in September 2010 in the “Schweizer Versichertung” concerning the penetration of standard software in the insurance industry.

So, 20 articles, 5 conferences, 6 reports and books, 4 collaterals and 1 video listed. Not so bad ;-)

Warm welcome to David!

After the start of Carlos on December 16, 2010, we are again very proud and happy to be able to announce that David Wilson, our new Senior Solution Architect, has started to work at Innoveo yesterday!

David has a Bachelor of Science from the Edinburgh University, and is bringing with him 25 years of IT experience in the fields of Software development, engineering and architecture, consulting, and project management. He knows also the Insurance industry quite well, as he was working as a consultant for Winterthur, Zurich, and ZurichRe in the past.

David (in the middle of the picture) at our recent Innoveo X’Mas Event 2010 with Carlos, Nestor, Roy, Oli and Robert).

We are also very happy to welcome our first “English native” speaker, as David is Swiss and … Scottish!

cross-posted on the Innoveo blog

Software industry

via Judith Hurwitz (first and second articles)

As usual, very interesting feed for thoughts coming from Judith.

Some abstracts:

The definition of an application is changing. The traditional view that the packaged application is hermetically sealed is going away. More of the new packaged applications will be based on service orientation based on best practices. These applications will be parameter-driven so that they can be changed in real time. And yes, Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) didn’t die after all.

Exactly what we are doing at Innoveo with our product Innoveo Skye since years!

Managing end points will be one of the key technology drivers in 2011. Smart phones, sensors, and tablet computers are refining what computing means. It will drive the requirement for a new approach to role and process based security.

Totally agree, we are working on that also at Innoveo. Cannot disclose yet.

Cloud computing moves to the front office. Two years ago IT and business leaders saw cloud computing as a way to improve back office efficiency. This is beginning to change. With the flexibility of cloud computing, management is now looking at the potential for to quickly innovate business processes that touch partners and customers.

Also something we feel coming out of the market and as new business need. Why not working on that too ;-)

cross-posted on the Innoveo Blog