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You might never have heard of Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF). And that is fine. But if you have ever eaten a French baguette then the chances are that we played a part in getting your bread to the table. Even if it is gluten-free.

In 1886 Societe Generale was part of a consortium that financed the building of the Eiffel Tower. Today, SGEF finances companies so that they can do incredible things. And at SGEF Digital Factory we are dedicated to making the digital solutions of tomorrow for our customers to continue doing great things.

That’s why we wanted a connected, creative development center to keep up with these changes.By creating SGEF Digital Factory we are building a team to lead and innovate in time with technology.


18h-18h30: Welcome drinks
18h30-19h: Factory intro + SGEF Digital Factory presentation by Johan SIEUR and Alexandre COURTIOL
19h-19h30: Societe Generale Open Source strategy presentation by Vincent FUCHS
19h30-20h: Feedback on a data science project at Societe Generale by Nicolas HOFF
20h-21h: Networking around drinks and food



Nicholas HOFF holds a Master’s degree from MIT and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Harvard. He’s a freelancer who helps corporates and startups on their AI projects.

Vincent FUCHS is a graduate of Telecom Lille engineering school. He’s been working for the past 13 years at Societe Generale all around the world, starting as a developer and now being a Lead Software Architect.

Johan SIEUR worked in Genetics research at the Pasteur Institute after graduating from University of Paris VII. He holds a Master’s degree from HEC and started his career 15 years ago at Societe Generale in Internal Audit, where he leads various teams. He then became COO of GEFA BANK, where he initiated the digital and agile transformation journey of the Bank. He also founded the SGEF Digital Factory and became one of its Managing Directors.

Alexandre COURTIOL holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science from ENSICaen and a Master’s degree in Management from IAE Caen. He started his careers as a developer at Sopra Banking, a software editor, before joining Societe Generale 5 years ago. He then moved in an engineering manager position and developed an internal Digital Factory in Societe Generale Headquarters in Paris before becoming one of the Managing Directors of the SGEF Digital Factory.


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October 23, 2019

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


5th Floor Cinema, Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park


Member Event, Public Events

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