About Laurent Clergue
Laurent Clergue has always been fascinated by computers and software — using large scale data like space imagery and high level automation not to conquer other worlds but to provide a deeper understanding of our own planet, environment and society. After several years as senior consultant and product manager of Atos's space imagery Software as a Service (SaaS), his role has evolved to manage innovation strategy for the Atos Technology Services business line. He now manages over 10 AI and digital-powered Atos Inno'Labs supported by 100+ experts, allowing him to follow his passion and show others how to incorporate new technologies into their businesses.
Before joining Atos, Laurent was CEO of GEOSIGWEB, a pioneering geomatic software startup, where he was responsible for defining the company’s SaaS strategy and developing business in the public sector. At the end of his 10-year tenure, more than 1,000 municipalities in France were using GEOSIGWEB solutions.
Laurent enjoys offering IT solutions to problems that didn’t seem to call for spatial and computer technologies. As a unique hybrid of a humanist and an engineer, his contributions have made it possible to better monitor and safeguard our precious natural resources.
Articles posted by Laurent Clergue
Can artificial intelligence prevent wildfires?
AI is a fast-developing technology that business leaders are looking to leverage to help solve the world’s biggest challenges. It can process vast amounts of data accurately and efficiently, analyzing the information to identify patterns and make predictions that could be overlooked by human researchers. One of the greatest challenges AI can help to overcome is climate change, but could AI also
A brief history of Earth Observation
Viewed from the sky, the Earth is lyrically beautiful, but it’s also a heck of a puzzle. Whether you climb to the very top of a bell tower, like Napoleon’s pioneering cadastral surveyors, or send a satellite into orbit, observing the ground always comes up against a cruel reality: the Earth is round. From balloons to aircraft Observing our planet has