Why did you want to participate as a Digital Challenge jury member?
My main reason was to maintain strong ties with start-ups and innovation, which are a good match for our culture. At Cdiscount, we have been working with start-ups for a long time, and we signed almost 50 partnerships with them in 2017.
Another important point is the launch of an accelerator dedicated to the supply chain with the provision of a warehouse space for experimentation.
Because the basic idea, besides being as close as possible to innovation, is to help start-ups develop and find their direction; to be a prospect, client, mentor and mirror for them, so they can progress and address the market as best possible. To do this, we have a team with a strong interest in start-ups with people from accelerators, start-ups and even entrepreneurs.
What interests you about the Digital Challenge concept?
This prize’s value lies in the quality of the start-ups that participate and that generally have strong and unique ideas, with a real value proposition.
I also expect these fledgling entrepreneurs to be able to identify a real problem and propose the beginning of a solution, and to have a true impact on the business.
What do you expect from ROOMn?
ROOMn’s positioning allows meetings, discussions and sharing both in term of solutions and concepts or methods. This is an important opportunity to confront market trends and to compare the directions being taken internally with our peers.