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BOOSTING RAIL WITH
NEW IDEAS



I caught the train this morning. Nothing special about that, I hear you say. Except that when I got to the station, I was confronted by a rubbish bin, which was making its way over to me! It was a bin with a decidedly futuristic design, with flashing lights everywhere, a bit like… a robot from the Star Wars saga, a distant cousin of R2D2.
 
Having noticed that some passengers weren’t making the effort to walk up to traditional rubbish bins, the SNCF railway company decided to adopt a proactive approach and take the bins to the passengers instead. This led to BARYL, the first-ever robot bin. A simple wave in its direction and BARYL comes over to relieve you of your rubbish.
 
This isn’t the first time the SNCF has used robots, as last year it tested humanoid robots that gave passengers information on train times.
 
I must admit that my encounter with this new robot reinforced the impression I had – probably differing from most travellers – of our national railway operator in terms of innovation. And I’m even more aware of this issue since innovation is one of GM Consultant’s key values. Indeed, our analysis laboratories are bubbling over with ideas and we’ll be telling you more about these in the next issue of “Adjuster's Notes”.
 
For its part, the SNCF has made a significant effort in this area since the start of the decade, launching a number of labs in a range of sectors, including energy, mobility and the environment, to promote innovation within its teams. 
 
This all adds weight to the SNCF slogan “Boosting rail with new ideas”. And helps me forget the fact that my train was an hour late yesterday...
 



Olivier Richard

Technical Director
GM Consultant Group

CROWDFUNDING: RAPIDLY-EXPANDING INDUSTRY WITH POORLY MANAGED 
RISKS


Crowdfunding is rapidly expanding and so are the risks that go along with it. As 2016 comes to a close, crowdfunding which had been very lightly regulated is becoming a major concern for industry professionals, public authorities and insurers.
 

Rajâa Aouina

Finance and Services Loss Adjuster
GM Consultant Group
 

THE PARADOX OF AVIATION RISK 


The number of passengers transported on commercial planes between 1970 and 2015 has increased tenfold. During the same period, the number of deaths from aviation accidents was halved. This might lead us to conclude that aviation risk is decreasing: actually, it’s the opposite!

 
 



Bernard Prigent

Industry and Aviation Loss Adjuster, GM Consultant Group

AEROVOLTAIC: IS THERE PROTECTION FOR HYBRID ENERGY-SAVING SYSTEMS FOR INDIVIDUALS?


An aerovoltaic system combines electrical energy production and thermal energy production. Since it promotes energy savings, it clearly fits into the law on energy transition. It’s a nearly perfect system that multiple-risk homeowner insurance policies won’t insure..
 



Marie Pavan

Energies Loss Adjuster, GM Consultant Group
 

WHAT WILL BE THE IMPACT OF HKMA’S CYBERSECURITY FORTIFICATION INITIATIVE ON CYBER INSURANCE DEVELOPMENT?


The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced on May 18th 2016 the implementation of a programme to enhance cyber security in the banking sector in Hong Kong through the Cybersecurity Fortification Initiative (CFI).  

 
 



Timothée Grange

Asia-Pacific Director, GM Consultant Group
TWO GM CONSULTANT LOSS ADJUSTERS IN THE BAHAMAS FOLLOWING A NATURAL DISASTER 

The Bahamas were badly hit by Hurricane Matthew on 6 October. Two GM Consultant  loss adjusters went to the island of New Providence to manage multiple damage investigations after this major climate event. 
 
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THE NANTES GM CONSULTANT TEAM MOVE TO THEIR NEW CITY-CENTRE PREMISES


Having set up offices in the region a few years ago, the GM Consultant group is continuing its expansion with new, more spacious premises on Boulevard Gabriel Guist’Hau, in Nantes city centre.

 
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SES UPDATES ITS VISUAL IDENTITY !
 
SES is updating its look with a new visual identity to reaffirm its positioning and better align it with the group. SES now has a logo and visuals that match GM Consultant’s new graphic universe, which was launched in September 2016.
 
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THE MONTH'S NUMBER:
85 MILLION ! 


That’s how many accounts may have been compromised when the famous online video sharing site Dailymotion was hacked. While only 1 out of 5 account passwords were stolen, this still represents a massive data breach. Even the biggest online companies still have to constantly remain vigilant against cyber-attack risks.
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