About the blog

The goal of this site is to present in an easy-to-read format and practical way, innovation in general and innovations and new usages of contactless technologies such as  barcodes, smart cards, RFID, NFC, M2M, Zigbee, … and more globally the Internet of Things (IoT) and related fields such as the Smart home, artificial intelligencerobotics and blockchains. These technologies, already silently part of our environment, in our clothes, ID cards, ski pass, highway toll pass, professionnal badges, transportation cards and soon in our mobile phones, are enabling new usages for every one of us and they are a great source of innovation in our enterprises.

About me

A French citizen by birth and an optimistic world citizen by heart, I have been part of the development of two major and exciting technology adventures, the micro-computing (hardware and software ) Commodore, Apricot, Borland) industry in the 80’s and the Internet (CompuServe, AOL) starting in the mid 90’s) in product marketing executives roles in France, Europe and in the US.

In 2009, I had a personal encounter with a 3rd technology adventure, contactless technologies, which I describe and present in this blog. In the same time, I’ve helped companies to integrate in their innovation strategy and development, these  new technologies around contactless and the Internet of Things through my consulting firm NET-7 Innovation, member of CNRFID and the Internet of things Council.

In 2012, 2013 and 2014, as mentionned to the blog readers in this post, I managed Forum SMSC, a French association aiming at the deployment of NFC mobile services in France, as managing director while continuing to edit this blog with the same pedagogical approach to introduce innovative contactless services, while respecting confidentiality related to my duties in the Forum.

In 2015 and 2016, I was again a speaker, conference moderator, trainer, consultant with NET-7 Innovation, member of ACSEL and the Internet of things Council. And in March 2015,  I published the 1st business-oriented book about NFC services  « Le mobile NFC, télécommande de notre quotidien » (in French).

In 2017, I joined IESCI, the European Institute of Creative and Innovation Strategies, a long-term customer, which manages the  Club de Paris des Directeurs de l’Innovation , a think tank dedicated to innovation directors, and for the last 17 years the  Mardis de l’Innovation /  » Innovation Tuesdays », a free and open to all innovation class.  In this role, my duties included organizing and facilitating events and trainings about innovation, but with a more global and less technological approach.

In 2018, while continuing to work part-time on  Club de Paris des Directeurs de l’Innovation and Mardis de l’Innovation events, I’m back on the market as a speaker, conference moderator, trainer, consultant in my favorite fields – NFC contactless technology and all of its applications, the consumer and industriel internet of things, digital in general (including artificial intelligence and blockchains) and of course innovation.

I will of course continue to follow closely the developments of the digital industry and manage this blog as a fully independent editor.

Pierre Métivier

Publications (French and English)

TV/Radio/Event recordings and press articles

Downloadable presentations (in French)   Slideshare

Conference as a speaker / moderator (selection in French and English)

  • 2016 Digiworld (Montpellier), CITC (Lille), FCGA Congress (Lille), Mardis de l’Innovation – Connected transportation (Paris), Sierra Wireless Innovation conference (Paris), …
  • 2015 IOT European Summit (Brussels), S3C – Smart Countries & Cities (Paris), Mardis de l’Innovation – Connected health (Paris), Shake Event (Marseille), Contactless challenge (Paris), Intl RFID Congress (Marseille), …
  • 2014 MWC (Barcelona), IOT Day (Paris), Forum Same (Sophia Antipolis), Mobile Wallet Conference (Zurich), Pole SCS (Aix), Séminaire Controverse (Paris), BPI France (Paris), NFCP (London), Intl RFID Congress (Marseille), …
  • 2013 Wima (Monaco), NFCP Summit (London), M-Days (Frankfurt), Semaine digitale (Bordeaux), CCI Paris, IOT Dat (Paris)
  • 2012 Wima, Colloque « Moyens de paiement » à Bercy, Conférence G9+, Futur-en-Seine, GSMA NFC & Mobile Summit (Milano), Picom (Lille), Cartes (Paris), …
  • 2011 Partner VIP France, Paris (Vote Best Expert conference ), NFC World Congress, Sophia Antipolis
  • 2010 Spilog, Lyon, IP Convergence, Paris – RFIDMobilité, Progilog, Paris
  • 2009 Progilog, Paris

Images as a speaker

Images from professional events

  • You may find on Flickr many professional events images under Creative Commons licensing.