In 2010, within the French economy, the internet purportedly weighed in at 3.7%, according to a McKinsey study published in March 2011. A recent OECD study showed that, within its zone, the internet contributes between 3% and 13% for countries that have developed high-level usage of web tools.
The internet is a large reserve of growth and competitiveness, the potential of which Europe, and France in particular, must take full advantage .
France can not afford to let such potential for growth
Because this issue is important today, because France can not afford to let such potential for growth slip through its fingers, Google (a Le Camping partner), the Syntex Numérique, in conjunction with the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council, is organizing today the Big Tent debate, on the subject of “Growth: A digital revolution or bust!”
It’s a day of diverse debates, asking various questions as “How can the impact of the internet on innovation and growth be measured?”, “Will the European industry be saved by digital?” or “How can data wealth be reconciled with consumer protection?”.
What’s more, Margaux Pelen, CEO at Home’n’go, one of our Season 3 startups, has introduced the debate on the reconciliation of data wealth & use with consumer protection, asking questions as: Can e-commerce exist without using personal data? ; Must all the data on the internet be protected? ; Are certain types of data more valuable than others?
A young CEO’s impression about data
Margaux, you have just introduce the debate on the ways to reconcile data use and data protection, woah Nelly… How’s it going getting your head around that? A remarkable subject and a true exercise in imagination: data will play a significant role in the real estate industry in the months and years to come. It is up to us to draw up the terms and conditions!
What stance does Home’n'go take in regard to this debate? What is your own data policy? Today Home’n'go uses data as a means to contextualize real estate classified ads, to bring transparency and in turn to allow individuals looking for real estate to save time. In tomorrow’s world, we will begin using data to suggest new search terms for real estate.
You’ve also been organizing datapéros, haven’t you? Has that taken off? Have people taken to it? We’ve been organizing these datapéros with qunb and have been delighted (with both qunb and the datapérosalike!). It involves an informal meeting between members of the data community. A bigger project taking this idea further is currently in the works, we’ll be announcing that very shortly!