Palantir poaches French big data lobbyist
American big data specialist Palantir, which works largely for intelligence clients, has brought in an employee from its potential competitor Sopra Steria to expand its team in Paris. [...]
The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has carved a place for itself internationally as an alternative to Boeing thanks to the success of the A330, the A350 and the A380. The company is a merger of French, German and Spanish aircraft makers. As well as its civil activity it has military projects such as Eurofighter Typhoon, in partnership with BAE Systems, the A400M transport aircraft and also combat and transport helicopters. The company also has space programmes.
A number of Paris and Luxemburg-based investment firms have raised capital to invest in cyber-defence and articifial intelligence recently but for the moment French firms are still struggling to secure the cash they need to develop. [...]
Petro Poroshenko's defeat in Ukraine's presidential elections last month has triggered intense in-fighting between the defence industry's established movers and shakers and newcomers keen to get in on the action. Western allies and defence companies are watching with trepidation. [...]