Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Claire Calmejane, Societe Generale’s Group Chief Innovation Officer

Interview Of The Week: Claire Calmejane

Who: Claire Calmejane is French bank Societe Generale’s Group Chief Innovation Officer and a member of the Group’s General Management Committee.

Topic: Blockchain, innovation models and the future of money

Quote: “Sixty internal startups were created. One of the most disruptive was Forge, which is focused on blockchain. The team of five employees brought to life a technology that was at that time not yet very well understood inside the bank and helped senior management see that this could be a game changer in our business.”

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.