Economics and Society

Is blockchain the ultimate technology of trust?

Blockchain, trust, technology

This article is part of our series on trust, published on the occasion of the release of the Fondation Mines-Télécom booklet: “The new balances of trust: between algorithms and social contract.” Due to its decentralized nature, blockchain technology is fueling hopes of developing a robust trust system between economic stakeholders. But …

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Trust and identity in the digital world

Trust, Armen Khatchatourov

This article is part of our series on trust, published on the occasion of the release of the Fondation Mines-Télécom booklet: “The new balances of trust: between algorithms and social contract.” What does “trust” mean today? Technology is redefining the concept of trust by placing the issue of identity transparency in …

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Saving the digital remains of the Tunisian revolution

Tunisian revolution

On March 11 2017, the National Archives of Tunisia received a collection of documentary resources on the Tunisian revolution which took place from December 17, 2010 to January 14, 2011. Launched by Jean-Marc Salmon, a sociologist and associate researcher at Télécom École de Management, the collection was assembled by academics …

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What are digital social innovations?

Digital social innovations

Müge Ozman, Télécom École de Management – Institut Mines-Télécom and Cédric Gossart, Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) One of the problems that we encounter in our research on digital social innovation (DSI) is related with defining it. Is it a catch-all phrase? A combination of three trendy words? Digital social innovations (DSI) …

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Technologically enhanced humans: a look behind the myth

Enhanced humans

What exactly do we mean by an “enhanced” human? When this possibility is brought up, what is generally being referred to is the addition of human and machine-based performances (expanding on the figure of the cyborg popularized by science fiction). But enhanced in relation to what? According to which reference values …

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Supply chain management: Tools for responding to unforeseen events

supply chain management, SCM, industrial engineering, Mines Albi, génie industriel

The inauguration of IOMEGA took place on march 14, 2017. This demonstration platform is designed to accelerate the dissemination of contributions by Mines Albi researchers in the industrial world, particularly concerning their expertise in Supply Chain Management. Matthieu Lauras, an industrial engineering researcher, is already working on tools to help …

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Personal data: How the GDPR is changing the game in Europe

GDPR, chair Values and policies of personal information

The new European regulation on personal data will become officially applicable in May 2018. The regulation, which complements and strengthens a European directive from 1995, guarantees unprecedented rights for citizens, including the right to be forgotten, the right to data portability, and the right to be informed of security failures …

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What is the truth behind the myth of the entrepreneur?

Entrepreneur, Thomas Houy, Télécom ParisTech

A much more complex and less glamorous truth lies behind the storytelling of the visionary entrepreneur, the insider who has the revolutionary idea of the century. Thomas Houy, Researcher at Télécom ParisTech, breaks down the stereotypes surrounding the false image of the exceptional strategist. Following his presentation during the IMT …

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