Alcatel constituted an IT consulting department, operating for its own entities and for its main customers.
This department headquattered in Massy near Paris, reached in 1996 about 50 senior consultants, including partners coming from big5.
1986-1989 HONEYWELL Bull
Nationalized since 1983, the IT Manufacturer Honeywell-BULL Group was showing a significant growth.
In 1988: 45.000 employees. Annual revenue > €7B.
I joined the sole software team in Europe working on a mainframe Operating System. This gave me also the opportunity to enhance my professional IT skills by receiving high level IT education delivered by SUPELEC, INRIA.
1984-1985 French Marine
1989-1995 CNP ASSURANCES
This insurance company, leader in the French life market, was a branch of the French financial governmental group Caisse des Dépôts & Consignations (CDC). CDC has no equivalent in other countries, excepting Canada. This institution manages a very large budget, > B€.1000. IT teams were belonging to the common body “Informatique CDC". CNP is now partially privately owned. Gaining from its powerful channels, CNP achieved a strong growth in that period: €1.8B in 1989 to €13B in 1995.
This conducted to exploit the largest European BULL GCOS8 mainframe.
IT Operations: 110 internals. Budget > €100M.