Orange Business Services Launches its HR Innovation Lab to Promote Co-Innovation Within the HR Ecosystem

  • An open and agile think-tank Lab to anticipate the transformation
    of human resources through new technologies

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orange Business Services inaugurated its HR Innovation Lab yesterday
during the Orange Business Summit, an annual customer event in Paris
with more than 1,000 in attendance. The Lab is in line with its strong
commitment to co-innovating with clients by harnessing technologies and
human capabilities to support their specific business needs.

This experimental think-tank’s mission is to bring together all the
diversity of the HR ecosystem, from large to small businesses,
self-employed professionals, start-ups and employees. It aims to
anticipate how technological innovations, such as 5G, Artificial
Intelligence, Data Analytics, etc., will transform human resources – in
terms of tools and skills – the way we work, our employee experience,
and our cultures.

Thanks to its open mindset and way of operating, inspired by the world
of start-ups, the HR Innovation Lab will move forward with an agile,
creative and entrepreneurial approach. It will also measure the impact
of technology on business and identify co-innovation projects and
experimental initiatives on which to focus. The findings from its
members’ research and reviews will be published and shared.

A diverse selection of stakeholders, including academics, sociologists,
experts and researchers from Orange Labs, will discuss trends, such as
the future of work, innovation culture, employer attractiveness, skills
management, learning businesses and employee experience, or even the
societal engagement within the company.

Webinars, HR circles and learning expeditions will also be organized
over the coming months in Silicon Valley, as well as in Asia and Europe.

The launch of this Lab is in line with our strategy to support both
our employees with the evolution of their jobs and work environment and
also our customers, whom we help succeed in their digital transformation,

explains Mechtild Walser Ertel, executive vice president, Human
Resources, Orange Business Services. “This Lab is also a great
opportunity for HR, to exchange and look ahead to the future, while
ensuring that the human aspect is always at the heart of our decisions,
especially when technology is constantly accelerating. Opening ourselves
up, sharing with our peers, supporting digital transformation, designing
s organizations and planning ahead are all challenges
for human resources.

About Orange Business Services
As the B-to-B division of the Orange
Group, Orange Business Services focuses exclusively on serving
enterprises around the world. Both a network operator and a digital
services integrator, Orange Business Services leverages expertise in the
areas of IoT, Cloud, Data, AI, application development and
cybersecurity. It supports and protects businesses at every stage of
their data lifecycle, from collection to transport, storage, processing,
analysis and sharing.

Convinced that innovation is essential for businesses, Orange Business
Services places its customers at the heart of an open collaborative
ecosystem, built around its 25,000 employees, the expert capabilities
and teams of the Orange Group, its technology and business partners and
a pool of carefully selected startups. More than two million
professionals, companies and local communities in France and 3,000
multinational enterprises trust Orange Business Services.

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Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, with
revenues of 41 billion euros in 2018 and close to 264 million customers
worldwide at December 31, 2018. Orange is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris
(ORA) and the New York Stock Exchange (ORAN).

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About Orange
Orange is one of the world’s leading
telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2017 and
150,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2018, including 92,000
employees in France. The Group has a total customer base of 261 million
customers worldwide at 30 September 2018, including 201 million mobile
customers and 20 million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present
in 28 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and
telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand
Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new
strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the
heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully
from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.

Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York
Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
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Orange: Nathalie Chevrier; +33-(0)1 -44-44-93-93; [email protected]
Business Services: Caroline Cellier; +33-(0)1-55-54-50-34; [email protected]

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