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When I imagine hackathon, this "do innovation yourself" challenge, I had two objectives in mind. First of all I wanted people to develop know-how about how to design an application, which should be the concerns. But moreover, I want to empower ENGIE's employees and I want them to realize that they are part of the whole innovation process for ENGIE. The head of innovation was looking for something easy to use and visualizer is made for that. To ease the translation without any technical skill of one idea into one specific service. In a few hours training we already built some some simple applications. I think it's very very intuitive to use. I'm very impressed at the moment because we managed to gather 110 teams around the world on the six continents from 14 countries. It's really amazing how much enthusiasm there is. The thought of getting involved in something which would give me an opportunity to learn how to innovate in a mobile application was something I'd not done before. It's given us a forum to start to be creative. I do think that mobility is critical for ENGIE because nowadays you can't design the service in a B2B, B2C, or even B2E without designing the mobility aspect of the service. Developing something for a mobile or a range of devices is quite a scary prospect. You need to know a lot of detail about every particular application, maybe you need to be a developer. This is kind of a shortcut to enable you to get something up there pretty quickly without being a specialist. There's something very interesting with the Kony Visualizer is the very smooth learning curve. You may do very simple things very easily with two or three hours training, but you may also do very complex things. So our aim is to train you around Visualizer and to allow you to transform your idea into something concrete. **\[/Transcript\]**