Marc's word

Hello everyone,

Autumn is just around the corner, and the year 2023 is entering its final stretch.

As usual, Smile Group will have deployed a great deal of energy to continue its forward march and prepare for the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Following the announcement of the Open Up plan at the annual convention in March, Smile Group has seen the arrival of 2 Group Comex's new members: a new CFO in the person of Julien Richard, who joined us in May, and more recently a new CEO France in the person of Ludovic Perdrijat, whose interview you will find in this Smile Group News. It's a real pleasure and a source of pride for us to welcome these two new talents, who will carry our values even higher and support our growth plan over the next few years. Once again, welcome to them!

The last few months have also seen some excellent news for the Group. These include (but are not limited to) the appointment of Véronique Torner as President of Numeum, the great success of the first UX Conf organized by UX-Republic in September, with over 600 participants, and a number of recent contracts signed with GRDF, Chauvin-Arnoux, Pellenc, LO.O.F., Oryx Energies, SCHMIDT, VISA and others...

In terms of offerings, we've also been busy with the launch of our Generative AI offering, accompanied by the first signings and successful events under the Guillaume Lanthier's leadership, following the arrival of Symfony as a Group subsidiary, SymfonyLive Berlin, which took place at the beginning of October with the creativestyle's active participation, the signing of a partnership with Shopware (an open source e-commerce solution in Symfony) and the first projects' realization, the deployment of MageSuite (an adaptation of a Magento solution created by creativestyle) at Group level...

Finally, the Group is deploying ever more initiatives and investing increasingly in its commitment to sustainaibility, both in its Responsible Digital offering for customers and in its CSR policy as a player in the Digital sector.

The end of the year will undoubtedly be another busy one, and I look forward to seeing you in the next Smile Group News for the rest of the story.

Until then, take care of yourselves, and thank you for your daily commitment to us!