French Pavilion displays Infosecurity in London

Joanna Routaboul - 16-avr.-2013 19:04:16
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London will present 10 innovative companies on the French Pavilion at the Infosecurity trade show, which will take place at Earls Court, in London (UK), from 23 to 25 April 2013. These French companies will showcase their proven expertise in IT security, covering both products and services.   France is home to numerous, internationally renowned players that specialise in protecting high-integrity networks and in supplying IT-security devices and services, which play a crucial role in protecting the IT infrastructure.   The French-based participants are looking to develop partnerships in the UK and will be available for one-to-one business meetings on the French Pavilion (Stand M75) during Infosecurity 2013, to be held from 23 to 25 April in central London.      Companies on the French Pavilion are listed below; further information is available on request.   Conscio Technologies   Conscio Technologies will unveil RapidAwareness at Infosecurity 2013. RapidAwareness is a software solution that improves employee awareness of regulations such as SOX, PCI and HIPAA in a simple, efficient and cost-effective way.   ITrust   ITrust is project leader on a €14 million Cloud-computing project set up in response to a request for proposal (RFP) from the French government. ITrust is also accredited by ARJEL, the French Regulatory Authority for Online Games, as one of a few certified labelling entities.   Navista   Navista is a provider of internet-security solutions, and its technology constitutes an alternative to traditional operators such as IP-VPN and MPLS. The company provides an extensive Private Virtual Network solution to client entities, which guarantees a secure exchange of data between distant internal worksites that communicate via the internet.   NBS System   NBS System is both an expert in IT security (with 13 years’ experience) and a leading e-commerce managed-hosting company. NBS System will showcase CerberHost, a highly secure private Cloud platform, at Infosecurity 2013, and intends to subsequently launch it on the British market through its London-based subsidiary.   Netheos   Netheos provides a software suite that secures and simplifies the dematerialization of transactions and contracts on smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android). The software meets companies’ requirements for updating financial services such as m-banking, m-payments and m-contracts (with digital certificate and signature).   Lineon   Lineon has developed an economical and comprehensive Next-Generation Security Dashboard that synthesises META-KPIs and fully addresses the needs of complex client entities in the field of IT compliance and security. [KPI stands for Key Performance Indicator.]       OïkiaLog   OïkiaLog provides a solution for server security and compliance monitoring whereby CalyxSuite ensures secure access to workstations and SecureMan offers an e-learning platform in order to increase both user awareness of security threats and good practice in security matters.   Picviz Labs   Picviz Labs’ Picviz Inspector is a visual investigation tool that significantly speeds up the rigorous investigation processes that are needed in the understanding of large volumes of data, in relation to computer security, fraud detection and customer management, among other applications. In 2012, the company won the Innovation Prize at specialist trade show Les Assises de la Sécurité et des Systèmes d’Information.   Pradeo   Pradeo provides Mobile Application Behavioural Analysis, a patented process that ensures the compliance of mobile applications with companies’ security policies. This process, combined with Pradeo’s MAM, MDM, MDP and MIM functionalities, allows the same optimum level of security for smartphones and tablets.   Vade Retro Technology   Since 2004, Vade Retro Technology has been protecting messaging systems against unwanted emails, such as spam, scams, phishing and viruses, as well as non-priority emails, including marketing emails and newsletters. The company’s solutions regulate, manage and protect the flow of client entities’ inbound and outbound emails   About The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE   The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London facilitates trade development between France and the UK. UBIFRANCE offers a wide range of services to French-based companies, so as to assist them in their business activities within the UK. As such, it organises B2B events in the form of conferences and networking opportunities.   UBIFRANCE in the UK is organising the French Pavilion, which will be on Stand M75 at Infosecurity 2013. The trade show will take place from 23 to 25 April 2013 at Earls Court, in central London (UK).   For further information about Infosecurity 2013, please go to:   For further information about UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to:   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3846 Ms Katherine WOODS - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640   View other press releases at :

Conscio Technologies psyched up for Infosecurity 2013 with Rapid Awareness

Danie WONG CHON HON - 04-avr.-2013 15:45:33
Conscio Technologies, the software developer of Sensiwave , the turnkey awareness-raising solution in SaaS mode, is extending its service range by rolling out Rapid Awareness. Conscio Technologies will present Rapid Awareness at the Infosecurity 2013 trade show, to be held in London between 23 and 25 April .   Conscio Technologies is a specialist software developer that supplies companies and other client entities with awareness-raising solutions (as training tools, among other applications) in SaaS mode. The company’s flagship package is Sensiwave. Today, Conscio Technologies is announcing the launch of Rapid Awareness, which represents an extension of its service offering.   Whatever the client entity’s sector of activity may be, the organisation continuously meets new challenges and is faced with new regulations on an ongoing basis, which require compliance with a number of security and confidentiality rules. This pushes today’s businesses towards raising the awareness of co-workers in order for the entity to better comply with the evolving regulatory demands.   In order to respond to this need in a fast and effective manner, Conscio Technologies has created Rapid Awareness — a turnkey solution which is accessible on line, in SaaS mode, or in Box form. This new service incorporates an awareness-raising campaign designed to meet international standards and the demands of certification audits (such as FISMA, ISO, HIPPA, PCI, etc.).   Rapid Awareness is built around interactive contents (i.e. sketches, 3D videos, quizzes, and so on) for setting up a practical, real-life example of the relevant situation or problem — for example, a case study focusing on the issue of information security in the workplace, with a view to training the workforce in this respect and avoiding future breaches of security. In due course, Rapid Awareness generates a complete report, which enables the client entity to take stock of the results and impact of the awareness-raising campaign that has been conducted.   In order to enable the client to have genuine flexibility in the use of Rapid Awareness, but also because raising awareness is not only done on line, Rapid Awareness is also available as a complete case study, called Box. This includes a full guide to help the user determine a best-practice approach in matters of awareness raising; an awareness-raising campaign in CD-ROM format, together with its interactive content (i.e. sketches and quizzes); and, finally, the necessary tools in order to raise awareness among co-workers (with dedicated PPT content).   Easy to use, the Rapid Awareness Box enables the client entity to comply with requirements in three key stages, as follows. First of all, the client entity is able to configure its awareness-raising campaign by choosing a specific theme — information security, PCI DSS, business ethics in the workplace, healthcare, sustainable development, etc. Second, the Rapid Awareness Box facilitates the registration of the users or target population for the awareness-raising campaign. Finally, the client entity is in a position to launch the campaign and subsequently gather all relevant statistics, from participation rates and average costs to expansion parameters, proportion of correct answers given, and so on.   As a ready-to-use solution, ideal in relation to a specific need for raising awareness, Rapid Awareness can be said to represent the most effective solution — both technically and economically — in order for the business to achieve compliance. Rapid Awareness can be tailored to all types of users, in terms of company size and types of activity.   Conscio Technologies has priced the Rapid Awareness package in proportion to the size of the target population: from a rate of £690 (exclusive of tax) for a group of fewer than 100 users, with the price going up in proportion to the number of users.   Rapid Awareness is a new service, launched by Conscio Technologies in the first quarter of 2013. The specialist company will present its latest solution at the Infosecurity 2013 trade show, which will be held from 23 to 25 April of this year at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, in central London. Conscio Technologies will have a stand on the French Pavilion at the trade fair.   About Conscio Technologies   Conscio Technologies is based in Paris (France) and London (UK). The company was founded in 2007 by Michel Gérard and Fabrice Frade, together with Grant & Partners, a Belgian investment fund.   Conscio Technologies has developed Sensiwave, which is an innovative, interactive and flexible software solution facilitating the implementation of in-house awareness-raising campaigns within client entities. The platform developed by Conscio Technologies takes over the management of users and content, the creation of interfaces and communication portals, the uploading of material for the internal campaigns (aimed at the client entity’s staff), and the extraction of statistical data (individual and collective).   Conscio Technologies will be attending the Infosecurity trade show, due to take place at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, in central London, from 23 to 25 April 2013. The specialist company will be on the French Pavilion.   For further information about the trade show, please go to:   For more information about the company, please go to:   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3845   Ms Katherine WOODS - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 View other press releases at :

UBIFRANCE UK News - December 2012 - N°34

Amal Froidevaux - 18-déc.-2012 10:37:28
We have a partly new team in place, here at the Press Office of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, with our new Editorial Assistant, Amal Froidevaux, who comes from Aix-en-Provence (in south-eastern France) and started with us in September, and our new Project Manager, Joanna Routaboul, who joined the department at the start of December. Joanna, who was previously based near Agen (in south-western France), replaces Pierre Mancini, who decided to leave London and return to Paris when he was offered a job in the cultural-services sector. Joanna has a strong background in sales and marketing, and will be an invaluable addition to the team so as to develop our activity into 2013 — something which is more important than ever in these challenging times. The September-to-December period is always a busy one at the Press Office of the French Trade Commission, here in London, if only because there are so many trade shows in September and October that are attended by French companies over the period. (from left to right: Amal Froidevaux, Joanna Routaboul, Philip Jolly and Katherine Woods) From 20 to 23 September, in London, 100% Design focused on French expertise and creativity in interior design. On 21 November, we had another event relating to design but, this time, it was the world of fashion, with the French Fashion Showroom, organised by our colleagues in the Consumer Goods Department at the French Trade Commission. On 20 September, for my part, I travelled down to Southampton to meet one of our clients at the Boat Show: West Riviera Yachting is a dry-port operator that runs a well-equipped facility in the port of Tréguier, in northern Brittany, and we did some PR for them ahead of the trade show, in the summer, as you may remember. Many British sailing enthusiasts find that congestion and high charges in ports along the south coast of England are an issue, and increasingly turn to mooring options on the Continent as a result — Brittany being an obvious choice, given the quality of the facilities on offer, their comparatively low cost, and the overall beauty of this maritime region of western France. Gas Tech was another important trade fair I went to (8 to 11 October), and there were many interesting French companies at the EXCEL exhibition centre, which are involved in the business and technology of transporting and processing natural gas. The picture would not be complete without some references to Food & Drink, and the Saatchi Gallery wine event at the end of October (26 and 27) springs to mind: we assisted CIV CORSE, the syndicate of Corsican winegrowers, who had a stand at the event, to better promote a range of original and high-end Corsican wines. The Saatchi event was interesting in that it combined a B-to-B dimension (aimed at trade professionals) with a B-to-C angle (intended to offer the general public an opportunity to discover new, quality wines). We have also had a successful press trip (3 and 4 December), organised on behalf of our client, NFI, the agency for the promotion of the northern city of Lille and its surrounding region. A joint British/German press delegation (including four British journalists) travelled over to Lille in order to learn more about current developments in biotechnology in northern France. The press trip combined field visits, meetings with industry executives and entrepreneurs, and a tour of the BioFIT event: BioFIT is an international partnering event of reference in the life-sciences sector, and it focuses on technology transfers and collaborative projects that have the potential to shape the biotech industry of the future. Last but not least, among the events we have recently helped to organise and publicise, the docking of the Etoile du Roy tall ship, first at Portsmouth, then St Katharine Docks in London, has generated a huge amount of media interest — from regional TV news (with a report on ITV Meridian) to the trade and national press (with an article in The Daily Telegraph). The object of this interest has been the pink onion of Brittany, since the replica of a Nelson-era warship was laden with Roscoff pink onions typical of Brittany and known for their subtle, sweet taste. The ship itself is well known to the British public: it was originally built for Hornblower, the British television series, first broadcast in the UK in the 1990s. The pink onion has a special place in Franco-British relations: in 1828, a producer from Saint-Pol-de-Léon, on the northern coast of Brittany, decided to cross the English Channel and sell his produce directly to the British consumer. Won over by the taste of the pink onion, the British welcomed the sellers that arrived each year and named them Johnnies, or Little Jeans, as Jean — or Yann, in its Breton version — is John in English. The Onion Johnnies used to walk (or cycle) from door to door with the plaited onions on their shoulders — hence the stereotypical image of the French onion (or garlic) seller, who sports a beret and rides a bicycle up and down the country… I am told some people in Britain still think that all (or most) Frenchmen dress in the way that the Onion Johnnies used to in the 1920s and 1930s: for the sake of accuracy, it should be stressed that this is a misconception. On 4 December, the ship reached St Katharine Docks, and it is due to set sail on 17 December to go back to France: as a result, many Londoners and others have had the opportunity to get on board and sample the pink onions on offer. On 10 December, a special event was organised, which went on from 4.00pm to 9.00pm: it gave trade professionals and members of the media the opportunity to sample some pink onions brought over by the Etoile du Roy. Mr Bernard Emié, French Ambassador to the UK, was guest of honour and made a speech. Together with a few journalists, I went for a drink in Dickens Inn afterwards — a nice way to round off the evening. As you will see from the wide range of stories we have covered in the past few months, we continue to offer something for everyone, from flooring material for sports facilities (with Gerflor, which won several contracts for the London Olympic Games) to laminated timber (with sector leader MATHIS, making inroads into the Persian Gulf), and from exciting food products from France’s overseas territories (on display at SIAL 2012) to airbag protective jackets for motorcyclists (as designed and developed by innovative company HELITE). Many more companies covered in this bulletin would deserve a mention, but you can discover them for yourself, such as QOOQ and its culinary tablet preloaded with 1,000 recipes or ALDEBARAN Robotics, a world leader in humanoid robots, the latest application of which is in the classroom across many schools in England. (No, you can’t order one that will do the hoovering and the rest of the housework for you yet, although I wouldn’t be surprised if such a model were available on the market before long!) The next issue of UBIFRANCE UK will come out in the latter part of February 2013. Till then, and if you can’t wait that long, do follow us on Twitter in real time (   at @UBIFRANCE_UK). The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE will be closed over the festive season, from 24 December to 1 January included. We wish you an enjoyable end-of-year break, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Philip Jolly Manager — Press Office UBIFRANCE London, the French Trade Commission in the UK  Construction and Energy THETIS MRE keeps a-Brest in marine renewables THETIS MRE, the only annual convention devoted to marine renewable energy (MRE), will take place from 10 to 11 April 2013 in Brest (Brittany). The convention will provide an opportunity for the sector’s major international players to gather and exchange ideas about the marine-based energies of the future. MATHIS is glued to success in Qatar MATHIS, a European leader in glulam-timber construction, was chosen to supply the glulam elements of part of the new Doha International Airport, in the Qatari capital. The 80m x 25m structure, which has been completed, is the first glulam construction to be erected in Qatar. Gerflor’s Creation ushers in a new world in commercial spaces Gerflor, a flooring specialist, has launched Creation, which is a recyclable floor-covering range specially designed for commercial spaces. This product range is made up of luxury glue-down tiles and planks for areas that must withstand a large footfall.   Engineering and Transport CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES’ mechatronic solutions strike the stroke CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES develops cutting-edge mini-size actuators and piezoelectric motors with a range of scientific, industrial and medical applications. One of the company’s innovations is the Linear Stepping Piezo Actuator (LSPA) motor, a linear piezoelectric micromotor with nanoscale positioning and a long stroke. TECALEMIT FLEXIBLES’ hoses and tubes go organic TECALEMIT FLEXIBLES, a specialist in flexible hoses for industry, has launched the innovative BBIO Universal TECALEMIT® tube, which is made from plastics of 100% biological origin. The company unveiled the tube at the MIDEST trade show, which took place from 6 to 9 November 2012 in the Paris region. INEL’s Xsolo measures your residual stress from America to Europe INEL, a specialist in X-ray diffraction (XRD) equipment, is to release Xsolo, a portable residual-stress-measurement system, in late 2012. The company manufactures a range of XRD equipment, used in both public- and private-sector R&D centres, as well as in industry. INEL, which is present in the USA, is seeking distributors across Europe. HELITE airbags the market for motorcycle protective jackets HELITE, an airbag-technology expert, launched its cutting-edge range of high-performance airbag protective jackets for motorcyclists at Motorcycle Live, which took place from 24 November to 2 December in Birmingham (UK). Lille region’s FUTUROTEXTILES lies in CETI  The Centre Européen des Textiles Innovants (or CETI, i.e. the European Centre for Innovative Textiles) opened on 10 October in the Lille region. The opening coincided with the start of the third FUTUROTEXTILES innovative-textiles exhibition.   Food and Drink Prince de Bretagne brings the Onion Johnnies back to Britain Prince de Bretagne, which produces and markets the Roscoff pink onion of Brittany, chartered the Etoile du Roy, a tall ship, to transport a cargo of onions from Brittany to London, via Portsmouth. On 10 December, an event held on the ship in London proved popular with the trade, the media and the general public. Corsican wines enrich London Experience at Saatchi Gallery CIVCORSE, the Corsican Wine Board, represented seven estates from the French island of Corsica at The London Experience, which took place at the Saatchi Gallery (London) from 26 to 27 October. All the producers are seeking partners and distributors in the UK and Ireland. Millésime Bio 2013 is organically yours at 20 Next year, Millésime Bio, the organic-wine trade show, will celebrate its 20th anniversary. From 28 to 30 January 2013, the trade fair will take place in Montpellier, which is at the heart of France’s leading region for organic winegrowing. The trade show is expected to attract 3,500 visitors. French overseas territories give SIAL 2012 that tropical feel There were 22 companies from France’s overseas territories at SIAL 2012, the international trade show for the food industry, held from 21 to 25 October at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre (near Paris). The Pavilion displayed products such as Rhum Agricole, coffee, fruit-based items and seafood from Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion Island. Nord-Pas-de-Calais features  Agroé at SIAL 2012 The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region hosted a pavilion at SIAL 2012. France’s leading region for agri-food exports focused on innovation and Agroé, its cluster of excellence within the sector. UNOWHY’s QOOQ speaks English in the kitchen UNOWHY has launched the English version of QOOQ, the first tablet computer that is made for the kitchen. The tablet is preloaded with 1,000 international multimedia recipes, ingredient fact sheets, and useful meal-planning tools to help gastronomy lovers in the kitchen.   Health and Services Minasolve’s parabens substitute takes SCS Formulate by storm Minasolve, a specialist in the personal-care and pharmaceutical ingredients markets, exhibited its new ethyl hexyl glycerine — MinaCare Hexcine — at SCS Formulate, the trade show for the cosmetics industry, held from 13 to 14 November in Coventry (England). Minasolve is seeking a distributor in the UK. EcoVadis and CDP bring CSR to the supply chain EcoVadis and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) have announced a partnership whereby the two companies offer an enhanced service to both EcoVadis and CDP Supply Chain’s customers. The partnership is founded on the companies’ expertise: CDP specialises in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, climate change and water, whereas EcoVadis covers all main CSR topics. B.I.G. Talents hit the town in November Involving both a trade show and a business convention, B.I.G. Talents is the only business event of its kind in France that is devoted to biotech, IT and greentech (B.I.G.). The event took place from 14 to 15 November in Rouen (north-western France). E-Commerce Paris 2012 goes from strength to strength — and to China The E-Commerce Paris trade show has reinforced its reputation as a crucial event for the e-commerce sector, with 500 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors in 2012. E-Commerce Paris 2012 ended on 20 September after three successful days focusing on changes in market trends and on innovation; a special conference session put the spotlight on China. France is Brand Licensing Europe, from Asterix to Moulin Rouge® UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, was organising a pavilion at the Brand Licensing Europe trade show, held from 16 to 18 October in London (UK). The Pavilion, which was supported by the French Licensing Federation (F2D2), featured 10 licensing specialists who work with The Jim Henson Company, Moulin Rouge® and Asterix, among others.   IT and Robotics ALDEBARAN Robotics unleashes NAO on Warwickshire schools ALDEBARAN Robotics, a world leader in humanoid robotics, has equipped over 200 secondary schools worldwide with its NAO robot. In order to increase pupil interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the company has introduced the humanoid robot into schools across Warwickshire (England). Runware’s Runalyzer Sport Pack conquers the heart of MFi users Runware has launched the Runalyzer Sport Pack, which combines an iPhone-compatible heart-rate monitor, chest strap and armband. The designer of innovative smartphone accessories has been certified by Apple to design devices specifically made for iPhones, iPads and iPods (or MFi devices). Conscio Technologies meters clients’ security awareness with ISAM Conscio Technologies, a publisher of information-security solutions, has joined forces with Hapsis, a Sensitive Security Information (SSI) specialist, to create the Information Security Awareness Meter (ISAM). The ISAM analyses the information-security culture of a company before providing a detailed action plan for improving security.   For further information, please contact : UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640    

UBIFRANCE UK News - September 2012 - N°33

Pierre Mancini - 10-oct.-2012 15:48:01
  We have had a busy summer here at the Press Office of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, not only preparing la rentrée, as the back-to-school season is known in French (i.e. September), but also getting on with a range of projects and events in a wide array of sectors. Obviously, the summer was marked by the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in early June, followed by the Olympics and Paralympics between late July and early September. Contrary to what could be feared from a business and professional standpoint, the Games did not cause tangible disruption in terms of our activities. We were happy to lend our support to the French Embassy and France’s Olympic Committee, which was in charge of the Club France, in central London. Overall, from a work standpoint, things always slow down from about mid-July until late August, but it is less and less the case, these days, if only because more and more business people and journalists continue working remotely, while away from the office, with the help of advanced, portable electronic devices (such as smartphones) that allow them to check their emails while sitting on the beach somewhere in southern Spain — just my idea of fun, I must admit! The rail-industry press trip that took place in mid-June (11 to 14), which was centred on the city of Lille and its region, in northern France, was a success, and we have already had several articles published in the wake of it. Nord France Invest, the agency that promotes Lille and its region, was pleased that it went well: it gave journalists the opportunity to fully appreciate the very real expertise there is across Northern France in rail transport and technology. Food & drink remains an important area of activity for us, as illustrated by the many events we have had in this field in the past few months. On 24 May in the evening, the Red Herring wine-tasting club organised an event focused on Corsican wines with Guillaume Rodet, sales representative for CIV CORSE, the syndicate of Corsican wine producers, in the UK. The wine tasting was held on the premises of the French Trade Commission, in the heart of London. Similarly, wine online retailer Naked Wines held an event at the French Trade Commission, which resulted in its members choosing Le Clos de l’Olivier Minervois 2010 as its No1 favourite — full details are revealed below. Henri Forest, the independent winegrower based in South-Western France who won the prize, is looking forward to £50,000 worth of orders in the coming months. The judges of the prize are enlightened amateurs, who are members of Naked Wines, not members of the wine trade. For the sake of propriety, I hasten to add that Naked Wines is about selecting wines purely on the basis of the quality of the liquid in the bottles, i.e. without the presence of the producers or distributors of the said liquids on the day. In other words, the name does not refer to participants being in the nude in order to enhance the wine-tasting experience, interesting as the idea might sound to some… On 14 June, the Food & Drink Department of the French Trade Commission organised a memorable event at the Roof Gardens, in Kensington (in London): A Taste of France gathered producers of high-end, exclusive food products from across France. The trade-press and other journalists who came along were rather pleased they had made the effort, as they were rewarded with fantastic food products in a truly unique setting. Even the flamingos and the ducks looked fascinated with it all. It should be stressed that they were not on the menu of the buffet: they live in the garden, on the roof. I know this may sound bizarre to readers who are unfamiliar with the venue: all is explained on the website of the Roof Gardens. In the past few months, various trade shows featured French Pavilions and were attended by innovative players from France, such as Insight Show at the end of June (27 to 28), and the Farnborough International Airshow in mid-July (9 to 14). In terms of trade fairs, September and October are very busy, as our readers will know. Katherine Woods, Press Officer, went to Birmingham for the day on 12 September — a special treat that enabled her to meet representatives of Pellenc, a French company we have done some PR for. Pellenc had a stand at the Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition (RWM). Katherine commented that Birmingham is exciting, but not as much as Leeds, where she comes from: as we know, it is all relative. If you would like to express a view on this, feel free to email us or to give us some feedback on Twitter. For my part, I went to Southampton on 20 September so as to meet representatives of West Riviera Yachting, the dry port located next to Tréguier, in the north of Brittany, which we have also done some PR for. West Riviera Yachting had a stand at the Boat Show, from 14 to 23 September. It is time for me to wrap up and I would like to encourage you to read the stories we have for you in this newsletter (below). There is something for everyone, as they say, since the fields covered range from flooring solutions (for sports facilities) and home-automation systems to interior design and textiles, and from market research and movies to fine wine and quality foods, not to forget waste management, photonics, R&D in the medical sector, information technology, ports and yachts, trains, as well as planes. The next issue of UBIFRANCE UK will come out in the latter part of November. Till then, and if you can’t wait that long, do follow us on Twitter in real time (@UBIFRANCE_UK), thanks to Katherine Woods, our expert in all matters relating to the Twitter-sphere, here at the French Trade Commission. Philip Jolly Manager — Press Office Bureau UBIFRANCE Londres, the French Trade Commission in London   Construction and Engineering Gerflor floors the competition at London Olympics & Paralympics Gerflor supplied various flooring solutions for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. The company provided the flooring for the volleyball, sitting volleyball and handball competitions: Gerflor was chosen to supply over 17,500 m² in Taraflex™ Sports Flooring. Home Technology allows you to manage your home on the move Home Technology, a specialist in hi-tech, integrated home-automation systems, offers a smart home-management gateway that improves security and comfort in the home, while reducing energy use. The system works with or without a broadband line, making it possible to manage one’s home remotely, while on the move. TECHNOMARK® goes from MULTI4® to Flexmark™ 2-in-1 TECHNOMARK®, a specialist in permanent-marking equipment, is releasing two new product lines in 2012: the fully modular MULTI4® Third Generation and the Flexmark™ 2-in-1, the latter being specially designed to meet the needs of SMEs. Flexmark™ 2-in-1 includes a hand-held model for marking large bulky parts and a combination model (fixed and portable) for marking parts of all sizes. Design and Services   UBIFRANCE is 100% France at 100% Design   The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCEorganised the French Pavilion, named100% France, at the 100% Design trade show, held in London from 19 to 22 September 2012.On 100% France, 10 emerging and renowned designers showcased their expertise in interior design, furniture making, etc. Espace Textile is in Indigo Home/MoOD in Brussels   For the sixth consecutive year, Espace Textile supported a delegation of textile specialists from the Rhône-Alpes region (South-Eastern France), who were present under the French Savoir-Faire banner, at the Indigo Home Edition and MoOD trade shows. The trade fair for the interior-design sector took place in Brussels (Belgium) from 11 to 13 September.   Tisslaine revolutionizes fabric of London Textile Fair   For the first time, there was a French Pavilion showcasing 10 participating companies at the London Textile Fair on 18-19 July. The Pavilion was organised by Tisslaine France Promotion, the national trade association that assists French companies in the textile sector in their export drive. UBIFRANCE provided Insight Show in June   The French Trade Commission unveiled the French Pavilion at Insight Show, the market-research trade fair held in London on 27-28 June. For the fourth year in a row, and with 10 exhibiting companies in 2012, the Pavilion showcased dynamic companies from across the industry. French movie industry is on a good TRIP   France’s movie industry is prospering: in 2011, over 270 approved films were produced, which is the highest number yet. The number of co-productions with a majority non-French backing was also at its highest in 2011: 65 films were shot, as compared to 58 in 2010. The country’s appeal is due to various factors, including France’s Tax Rebate for International Productions (known as TRIP). Food and Drink Henri Forest’s Zero to Hero effort wins Naked Wines’ recognition Henri Forest, an independent winemaker from South-Western France, has secured £50,000 worth of sales and privileged access to the British market further to winning the Zero to Hero competition organised by UK-based online wine retailer Naked Wines, with the help of the French Trade Commission. Out of 240 wines, Le Clos de l’Olivier Minervois 2010, which is produced on the Villepeyroux-Forest estate, came out on top. UBIFRANCE’s A Taste of France hits the Roof Gardens On 14 June, the French Trade Commission organised the sixth A Taste of France — a speciality and fine-food networking day in the course of which 22 companies showcased a range of quality French products, including charcuterie, condiments and chocolate. The event provided buyers with the opportunity to meet the producers at Kensington Roof Gardens, in central London. Comptoir du Cacao gives chocolate flavour to A Taste of France Comptoir du Cacao, a family-run artisan chocolate factory that makes high-quality single-origin chocolates in unique flavours, showcased its products at A Taste of France, the fine-food event organised in June by the French Trade Commission. Nutraveris Online verifies your ingredients EU-wide Nutraveris is a leading scientific and regulatory consulting firm for the nutrition and health sectors across Europe, whose expertise will help industry players deal with forthcoming EU legislation. Nutraveris Online allows Nutraveris’ clients to select ingredients that have claims that are usable in Europe, allowing for the verification of the regulatory status of ingredients in each EU member state (in order to ensure full compliance with local laws and regulations).   Health and the Environment Pellenc ST wastes no time recycling at RWM Pellenc Selective Technologies (or Pellenc ST), a manufacturer of optical-sorting machines for industrial and household waste, attended the Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition (RWM). The company exhibited its solutions designed for materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and for sorting municipal solid waste (MSW) at the trade fair, from 11 to 13 September, in Birmingham (UK). IFMAS enjoys excellence in bio-based materials IFMAS, the R&D institute for bio-based materials headquartered in the Lille region, has recently been certified as an Institute of Excellence in its field, gaining a €30.8m grant from the French government in the process. IFMAS is supported by Nord France Invest (NFI), the agency for the promotion of Lille and its region. DISTALZ is not forgotten by French/EU authorities DISTALZ, the R&D laboratory specialising in Alzheimer’s disease, has recently been certified as a Laboratory of Excellence by the French government. The laboratory, based in the Lille region, is now part of the EU’s Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND). DISTALZ is supported by Nord France Invest (NFI), the agency for the promotion of Lille and its region.   IT and Optics UBIFRANCE goes Dutch for ECOC UBIFRANCE, in partnership with Comité National d’Optique et de Photonique (i.e. France’s national committee for optics and photonics), hosted 10 optical-communications specialists on the French Pavilion at the ECOC trade show in Amsterdam (Netherlands), from 17 to 19 September. ECOC is the largest European event of its kind in the field of fibre-optic communications and technology. Conscio Technologies makes Sensiwave in software market Sensiwave, the software solution developed by Conscio Technologies, has evolved into a fully integrated internal communications system. The company’s interactive solution — originally, a digital-security platform only — can accompany any type of change within an organisation and is used to launch internal communications campaigns, such as training schemes or the general development of internal policies. Kaliop UK has Vision with Technology Web-technologies expert Kaliop has recently acquired Vision with Technology, a leading British provider of eZ Publish solutions, thus becoming the largest provider of dedicated eZ Publish solutions in Europe. Kaliop has fully integrated Vision with Technology into the Kaliop Group, renaming the company Kaliop UK. CARTES 2012 welcomes India, in the Cloud CARTES 2012 Exhibition and Conference (formerly CARTES and IDentification) will take place in Paris (France) from 6 to 8 November. The two main themes of the leading smart-technologies event will be mobile payments and security in the Cloud, with India as the special guest nation. Transport and Logistics PNA gives Ouistreham ferry port a new lease of life Under the supervision of Ports of Normandy Authority (PNA), the first phase of the Ouistreham ferry terminal’s extension has been completed successfully, at a cost of €16 million. When the second phase (worth €3 million), supervised by Caen-Normandy Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is finished, the new facility will be greatly improved: it is due to be fully operational at some stage in the autumn of 2012. West Riviera Yachting extends a Breton welcome to UK yachters Representatives of the West Riviera Yachting dry port, next to Tréguier, in northern Brittany (Western France), attended the Boat Show, in Southampton (UK), from 14 to 23 September. West Riviera Yachting, which is a member of The Yacht Harbour Association, is ideally placed and fully equipped to welcome British yachtsmen and yachtswomen on the other side of the Channel. UBIFRANCE at InnoTrans 2012 with 90 winners UBIFRANCE organised the largest national pavilion at InnoTrans 2012 — the world’s leading trade show for the rail and urban-transport sector. About 90 companies showcased their innovative products and services on the French Pavilion in Berlin (Germany), from 18 to 21 September. BORFLEX’s FLAMESTOP® rubber range visits InnoTrans BORFLEX unveiled its new FLAMESTOP® rubber range at the InnoTrans trade show. The FLAMESTOP® range, designed for the rail industry, fulfils the requirements of the new EN 45545 European standard for fire and fumes safety, which will be mandatory from January 2014. DBM Technology flies to Farnborough with thermals DBM Technology attended Farnborough International Airshow (England) from 9 to 15 July; the company has recently established itself in Britain. DBM’s expertise lies in the field of insulation and high-temperature thermal protection for engines, aeronautic equipment and special industrial applications. EMBALLAGE 2012 set to pack a punch in November EMBALLAGE 2012, the international packaging exhibition, will take place in Paris (France) from 19 to 22 November. With 1,300 exhibitors (48% of whom are from outside France) and 89,000 visitors expected, the international trade event will highlight the innovative power of the packaging sector.

Conscio Technologies releases Information Security Awareness Meter

Pierre Mancini - 05-oct.-2012 16:15:32
Conscio Technologies, a publisher of information-security solutions, has joined forces with Hapsis, a sensitive security information (SSI) specialist, to create the Information Security Awareness Meter (ISAM). The ISAM analyses the information-security culture of a company before providing an evaluation of findings and a detailed action plan aimed at security improvement. Alexandre Gras, Business Development Manager at Conscio Technologies, explains, “All businesses try to develop a security culture amongst their staff that seeks to encourage best practice, but it is very difficult to know the definite level of security awareness or best practice amongst employees.” In order to meet this challenge, Conscio Technologies, publisher of Sensiwave, the integrated software solution for internal communications, and Hapsis, a consultancy firm specialising in SSI, have produced a unique and innovative service: the Information Security Awareness Meter (ISAM). Combining the expertise embedded in Conscio Technologies’ Sensiwave software with the know-how of Hapsis’ consultants, the ISAM solution has been designed to test and evaluate the level of information-security awareness of a company’s employees. The ISAM process begins with an online survey of approximately 30 questions that are designed to analyse three areas in detail: the awareness, the knowledge and the behaviour of employees vis-à-vis information security. The campaign is managed dynamically, including the registration of the user profiles. Differences that lead to variations in survey questions are analysed, for example if the HR and IT teams do not receive the same answers from employees in a survey (or series of surveys). The campaign also includes the launch (and subsequent re-launches) of the survey, in order to engage all participants, therefore providing accurate results. The results of the investigations are heavily analysed before the client is provided with a detailed report that features a precise diagnostic of the surveys’ conclusions. In accordance with the results, Conscio Technologies and Hapsis’ information-security experts determine specific areas that require improvements, making subsequent recommendations to the client entity. At the attractive price of £3,500, all inclusive, the ISAM package provides the client with a comprehensive mapping of the target population’s awareness. This mapping covers precise information-security themes; it also provides general data about levels — within the staff — of information-security-related sensitivity and behaviour. A true innovation in the information-security market, the strength of the ISAM solution resides in the broad range of the questions asked, in the three-dimensional analysis of the responses, and in the high return on investment the package offers. The ISAM makes it possible for businesses to establish a precise diagnostic of the situation at a given moment. The ISAM also constitutes a tool that facilitates subsequent decisions concerning security improvements. Be it in the context of a one-off internal inquiry, or from the viewpoint of a long-term security-culture-development project, Conscio Technologies and Hapsis now propose an innovative way of measuring the global awareness and maturity of staff concerning issues linked to information security. About Conscio Technologies Founded in 2007, Conscio Technologies is headquartered in Paris (France) and opened an office in London (UK) in October 2011. The company has developed Sensiwave — an innovative, interactive and flexible software solution that facilitates the implementation of in-house awareness-raising campaigns within client entities. A leader in the field of internal, integrated communications software, Conscio Technologies has been growing steadily, approaching a turnover of €500,000 in 2011. The company has over 50 clients that range from SMEs to large multinational groups, in an array of sectors. For further information about Conscio Technologies and ISAM, please go to:

Conscio Technologies makes Sensiwave for customized internal communications

Pierre Mancini - 27-juil.-2012 13:21:51
Sensiwave, the software solution developed by Conscio Technologies of France, has evolved into a fully integrated internal communications system. The company’s interactive solution — originally, a digital-security platform only — now allows for the personalisation of any internal communications campaign to better tailor it to individual users’ needs (and whether the campaign focuses on security or another topic). Sensiwave is a customized software solution that was originally released by Conscio Technologies in order to help client entities manage digital-security issues better. The solution is now adapted to accompany any type of change within an organisation and is used to launch internal communications campaigns, such as training schemes, inquiries, or the general development of internal policies.   Accessible in SaaS mode, Sensiwave has been developed and enhanced during the hundreds of campaigns for which it has been used with BNP Paribas, Michelin and GDF Suez, among other clients of the specialist company.   With Sensiwave, it is possible to generate content — in the form of quizzes, sketches, videos and games — which is uploaded onto web portals, where an unlimited number of users can access the content. This content can be created using either the media content provided by Sensiwave, or the client entity’s own media content, therefore allowing complete personalisation.   Importantly, IT or HR teams can make use of the wide range of statistics and the automatically generated reports in order to monitor personnel development and improve campaigns, tailoring them to the needs of individuals (or groups) within the organisation.   Founded in 2007, Conscio Technologies has concentrated its software development on a problem that many businesses faced, i.e. the limitations of generally available software solutions in communications campaigns applied to change-management projects.   Before Sensiwave, these projects relied essentially on two categories of software: intranet-related and Learning Management System (LMS). When conducting internal communications campaigns, these two categories of software dissatisfy users, however, due to the excessive rigidity of their style of working as well as the weakness of the statistics generated.   In order to be effective, a communications campaign must be interactive and interesting. It is more a matter of appealing to the imagination and capturing employees’ attention, rather than an issue of straightforward training, which often generates poor results: this makes it necessary to proceed through a series of stages, which is precisely what Sensiwave makes possible.   A typical campaign using Sensiwave will, initially, announce the campaign to the users, encouraging them to take part in a preliminary survey (or quiz), which will allow for the evaluation of the personnel’s level of knowledge. Using the data, HR or IT managers can then distribute training packages — in the form of videos, for example — which are tailored to individual profile results. Interactivity, here, is key.   On the basis of the post-training results from different profiles, a subsequent cycle of communications can then be prepared.   Interaction continues throughout the campaign, via emails, with the dissemination of modified training content, or through publishing reference documents. Thanks to the detailed statistical data produced by Sensiwave, campaign managers can customize the campaign on an ongoing basis, in line with the way that it is unfolding.   The traditional e-learning-project approach can allow for the creation of a body of reference material or for the completion of a to-do list, with a view to complying with pre-set standards. However, such an approach will not achieve the internal-communications’ objective, which is to address the personnel’s awareness, while developing its adherence to the campaign and to its subject. It is, therefore, a matter of using a solution that allows for the attainment of these objectives, and that solution is Sensiwave.   Sensiwave allows for the complete ownership and management of internal communications campaigns, therefore building a new link between the client company’s management and the staff. As a fully integrated system, Sensiwave underpins the management of its users, involving the target population, content, portals, campaigns and statistics.   At a time when the spending of every company is examined in minute detail, Sensiwave provides those responsible for internal communications with a key software solution that allows for the optimization of external providers’ interventions.   About Conscio Technologies   Founded in 2007, Conscio Technologies is headquartered in Paris (France) and opened an office in the UK (in London) in October 2011. The company has developed Sensiwave, which is an innovative, interactive and flexible software solution that facilitates the implementation of in-house awareness-raising campaigns within client entities.   A leader in the field of internal, integrated communications software, Conscio Technologies has been growing steadily, approaching a turnover of €500,000 in 2011. The company has over 50 clients that range from SMEs to large multinational groups, in an array of sectors.   For a 30-day free trial access to Sensiwave or for any further information, please go to:

Conscio Technologies takes Sensiwave to Infosecurity 2012

Philippe Amann - 21-mars-2012 17:59:57
Conscio Technologies of France, the developer of IT-security awareness programme Sensiwave, opened its London office in October 2011. Having enjoyed sustained growth since 2007 in the French market, Conscio now plans to sell Sensiwave, its flagship software suite available in SaaS mode, on the British market and beyond. A major contract has been signed with a UK-based oil group already. Conscio will be at the Infosecurity trade show in Central London from 24 to 26 April 2012. Conscio Technologies has been able to capitalize on its brand name and on the quality of Sensiwave, its unique solution, which has resulted in the signature of a major contract with a large oil group in the UK. Sensiwave is an innovative, interactive and flexible software suite that facilitates the implementation of in-house awareness-raising campaigns within client entities. Conscio Technologies intends to build on this initial success in the British market, as Michel Gérard, CEO of Conscio Technologies, explains: “The United Kingdom offers real opportunities for our international development, as much from the point of view of the British market itself as for possibilities of international expansion from here.” Alexandre Gras, Business Development Manager of Conscio Technologies in the UK, adds: “It is a real opportunity for us to be able to offer Sensiwave on the British market. In fact, thanks to our 100% adaptable solution, Sensiwave offers genuine perspectives in terms of the development of a strong in-house culture of total security [in the client entity] and, more than ever, we are committed to an approach of permanent improvement.”   Conscio Technologies will be on the French Pavilion (Stand K-75) at the Infosecurity 2012 trade show, due to take place at the Earl’s Court exhibition centre, in London (UK), between 24 and 26 April.   On the strength of its attractive subscription price — £5,700 for one year and for one administrator, excluding taxes and including the cost of integrating security contents — a host of organisations have already chosen Sensiwave for their in-house communications. Besides, Conscio Technologies offers 30 days’ free trial of its platform to help clients familiarise themselves with a new approach to in-house awareness campaigns.   Companies that use the solutions developed by Conscio Technologies include, among many others, Société Générale, BNP Paribas, Natixis, AXA, GDF Suez and Michelin.   Already present at Infosecurity in 2011, Conscio Technologies has decided to continue its expansion beyond the confines of its home market, and to attend Infosecurity 2012 in April. The London-based subsidiary of Conscio Technologies is its first international office: from the UK, the specialist company intends to build on its success in order to expand across Britain and beyond, in the rest of Europe as well as in the Middle East.   Sensiwave is a solution, available in SaaS mode, which enables business users to optimise internal communication (within the client entity). Sensiwave also raises awareness, among the company’s employees, of IT-security issues, thus helping to develop a corporate culture where security is never neglected. Beyond the issue of security, Sensiwave can assist in the management of change within the client entity: it helps with large-scale internal communication focused on change management (setting up new internal policies, preparing for relocation, etc.).   The platform developed by Conscio Technologies takes over the management of users and content, the creation of interfaces and communication portals, the uploading of material for the internal campaigns (aimed at the client entity’s staff), and the extraction of statistical data (individual and collective) regarding the awareness campaigns that have been deployed already.   To achieve all of this, Sensiwave puts at the disposal of corporate users a wide range of tools to help them create and improve awareness-raising campaigns. Those tools include 3D sketches (already available in the format of 3D animation films); quizzes to assess users’ knowledge of the subjects covered; surveys and in-house studies aimed at testing the state of mind of employees in relation to the issues covered; and, finally, many other third-party aids that can be incorporated (videos, PDF files, PPT files, internal media, photo albums, etc.).   By subscribing to the highly advanced tool that Sensiwave is, companies are able to put in place generic contents dedicated to IT security, with over 100 3D sketches offering a large range of scenarios and more than 100 quiz questions, which are 100% modifiable. As a result, Sensiwave can easily be adapted to the requirements and the activity of the client company.   The Sensiwave tools are integrated via web portals specifically created for the deployment of a specific awareness campaign. The subjects covered touch upon all the various themes that are central to IT security, such as passwords, viruses, messaging, phishing, social engineering, social networks, data protection, home IT security, and many more.   About Conscio Technologies Conscio Technologies is based in Paris (France) and London (UK). The company was founded in 2007 by Michel Gérard and Fabrice Frade, together with Grant & Partners, a Belgian investment fund. Conscio Technologies has developed Sensiwave, which is an innovative, interactive and flexible software solution facilitating the implementation of in-house awareness-raising campaigns within client entities. The company has been growing steadily, approaching a turnover of €500,000 in 2011. Conscio Technologies’ clients number over 50 and range from SMEs to large multinational groups, in an array of sectors. Conscio Technologies will be at the Infosecurity trade show at Earl’s Court, in London (UK), between 24 and 26 April 2012. The company will be on the French Pavilion (Stand K-75).   For further information about the trade show, please go to:   For further information about the company, please go to:
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