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  • Clarivate Analytics will recognise Thales as a Derwent Top 100 Global
    Innovator at VivaTech 2019
  • Thales will highlight the crucial role of artificial intelligence in
    decisive moments through 40 panel discussions and demonstrations
  • Patrice Caine, CEO of the Group, will be interviewed by Harriet Agnew,
    Paris Correspondent at the Financial Times, during the CEO forum
  • With the acquisition of Gemalto, Thales now boasts a portfolio of
    20,500 patents, including over 400 filed in 2018


Global recognition for research and innovation

The Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators ranking recognises the volume,
success and influence of the patents filed by technology companies.
Thales has appeared six times in this prestigious ranking, reflecting
the company’s commitment to innovating, bringing inventions to market
and protecting its ideas.

This distinction comes at a turning point in Thales’s history. With the
completion of the acquisition of Gemalto on 2 April, the Group now
employs 28,000 engineers, devotes €1 billion a year to self-funded R&D
and maintains a portfolio of 20,500 patents, including 400 filed in
2018. At the show, Thales will also sign the LGBT+ Charter championed by
Autre Cercle, thus highlighting the group’s strategy of promoting
diversity and inclusion across its talent pool, as a way to free
creative potential and foster innovation.

Thales at VivaTech: AI for every decisive moment

Thales will be showcasing its latest innovations alongside some 30
start-ups from six countries specialising in artificial intelligence,
connectivity, drone technology, cybersecurity and robotics.

A series of demonstrations will show how advanced technology helps
real-life users to understand the most complex situations:

  • Columbus invites visitors to feel what it’s like to be
    an astronaut on-board the International Space Station’s science
  • The autonomous train demonstrator lets visitors drive a
    New York City subway train and see how they match up to the
    capabilities of artificial intelligence.
  • Piume allows users to experience what it’s like to be an
    explorer or a researcher working in harsh environments.
  • Geonav uses the Galileo satellite constellation to
    prevent risks faced by high-level athletes, without the dropped
    signals that often occur inside sports stadiums.
  • Smart New World combines the power of holographic
    displays with IoT (Internet of Things) technology.
  • The 3D interactive hologram table developed with the
    Australian start up Euclideon models anything you can imagine: cities,
    objects, design techniques and much more.

Thales experts will also be taking part in around 40 panel sessions to
discuss how artificial intelligence that is trustable, explainable and
certifiable can be used to invent or reinvent the cities of the future,
develop autonomous trains and future medical imaging solutions, protect
the environment and take space exploration to the next frontier. The
schedule for the demonstrations and panel sessions can be found on the Thales
event website

Thales Decisive Journeys at VivaTech

  • DecisiveJourney#1: From space observation to personal
    data protection
    : find out how trusted AI is a decisive
    technology for Thales
  • DecisiveJourney#2: Thales technologies applied to environmental
  • DecisiveJourney#3: Artificial nano-neurons and medical imaging:
    Thales innovations reshaping the future of medicine
  • DecisiveJourney#4: How to develop responsible AI
  • DecisiveJourney#5: How digital is changing our companies and
    work methods

About Thales

The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on
Thales. Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life
better, to keep us safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise,
talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary
high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today.
From the bottom of the oceans to the depth of space and cyberspace, we
help our customers think smarter and act faster – mastering ever greater
complexity and every decisive moment along the way. With 80,000
employees in 68 countries, Thales reported sales of €19 billion in 2018


Twitter: @Thalesgroup


Thales, Media Relations
Alice Pruvot +33 (0)7 70 27 11 37
[email protected]