François Hollande was present at the inauguration of the City of the Connected Object in Angers, in Maine-et-Loire. With a surface area of 8,300 square meters, the site currently brings together seventeen companies, including the operators Bouygues Télécom / Orange and the mutual company Harmonie, and should host them 170 in three years with the aim of investing massively in the connected objects sector. The market should generate in the 15 billion euros in 2020 with us and reach the 300 billion worldwide.
During the speech for the occasion, the French president wanted to be very positive, even inviting the French to be proud of their country. He said: "There is always a melancholy tendency in France, to believe that it was better before, and to doubt our capacities and our strengths. But when I note that, among the twelve best-selling connected objects in the United States, five are French, I have no doubts. I know that France will be one of the world's leading digital economies. "
However, François Hollande believes that the effort should not be relaxed, hence the importance of a project such as the City of the Connected Object. "When the march is fast, those who win are those who are able to accelerate ", in his own words.
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