As the creator of a young digital company working in the B to B sector and working with the largest French accounts, I have been reading articles for several weeks now that have caught my attention.
We are preached the fact of producing French or European now after having given our industry to other countries, and we put ourselves under their goodwill to sell us masks or medicines.
We are told that we want to rebuild national sovereignty and relocate certain industries.
Let’s show our children that we are capable of it, because we see it as the result of unregulated globalization. We are all collectively focused on the creation of economic value for our companies based on the sole accounting reading of our performance. Our companies are all dependent on a technical, technological and computer environment that has become inescapable today. In this context, a cyber virus could lead us into a “computer pandemic” of another kind, a world that becomes digitally black. In the digital world, no masks, no gel to protect us, we would be totally helpless and in a situation perhaps more serious than the one we are living today. But it could also happen if our GAFA partners who rule the digital world with their product shut us down in their data centers or cut off their online software.
Today, to telework, do we use French or European products, absolutely not! We are dependent on programs from the US or China that are often made available to us free of charge, giving us access to our data and information.
Let us have the audacity to transform this.
Yes, let’s have political audacity to rebuild a national, even European sovereignty on strategic products of which digital is a part and let’s trust young French companies which in most cases, innovate by taking huge financial risks, to create value to our country.
Yes, let’s have social audacity to create the jobs we need and that will allow us to overcome this economic crisis.
Yes, let’s have economic audacity to promote market access for our young French or European companies by not imposing on them the constraints of a large international group that they cannot assume.
Yes, let’s be bold and innovative in helping our healthcare professionals in their daily work to manage their environment more efficiently and humanely.
Yes, let’s be bold enough to change our work habits to allow our employees to combine their professional and private lives.
Yes, let’s be bold to support our entrepreneurs who will be the heart of tomorrow’s economic recovery.
Yes, let us all be bold, let us be resilient and let us dare.
Jean-Claude LAMBOLEZ, President of SIRFULL