- Snips meets with French President to discuss the impact of data in our society
Paris, 25 April 2014
Snips' CEO Rand Hindi was invited alongside 4 other open data thought leaders to have lunch with the French President
Francois Hollande, to discuss the impact of data in our society. The lunch, held at the presidential palace, included
representative from Open Street Maps, Etalab, Five by Five, as well as government officials and ministers.
Snips talks about predictive road safety
Paris, 24 April 2014
Rand Hindi talks at the Conference de Paris about how contextual modelling can help predict and
prevent car accidents in London and San Francisco.
- Snips wins the Concours Mondial d'Innovation
Paris, 20 March 2014
Snips won a grant from the French Government in the Concours Mondial d'Innovation.
The grant, which was awarded to 15 big data companies, will help Snips accelerate
the development of its context awareness technologies, and make living in cities more personal.
Snips showcases SafeSignal at the Mobile World Congress
Barcelona, 23 February 2014
Snips partnered with Sprint, INRIX and the GSMA to showcase how big data and location data can be
used to assess to the risk of car accident in San Francisco and London.
The product, called SafeSignal, was showcased on the Connected Cities stand at the Mobile World Congress
and was shown in a smart cities dashboard and in consumer telematics iPad and iPhone apps.
Snips talks about the importance of big data for the French government's Concours Mondial d'Innovation
Paris, 24 January 2014
On 18 April 2013, the President of the French Republic launched the Innovation 2030 Commission,
chaired by Anne Lauvergeon and under the aegis of the Minister for Industrial Renewal and the
Minister Delegate with responsibility for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Innovation and the
As a proud supporter of the initiative, Snips CEO Rand Hindi has been interviewed to talk how
big data will change society and bring tremendous opportunities along the way.
The Tranquilien poster campaign is now live!
Paris, 2 January 2014
SNCF and Snips started a poster campaign onboard 10,000 trains in the Paris region to
promote the v2 of Tranquilien, the first app that combines big data and crowdsourcing
to predict passenger flow in trains, allowing commuters to find one where they can sit.
The campaign will run throughout the month of January, and can be seen in RER and Transilien trains.
Ericsson launches the 2013 City Index at the NEST Summit
Miami, 19 November 2013
Snips participated in the elaboration of the City Index, an initiative led by Ericsson. The findings
were presented during the NEST Summit in Miami, where senior executives from telecom operators
gathered to discuss the impact of ICT on the future development of cities. Snips' CEO, Rand Hindi,
was amongst the panelists demonstrating why big data and open data will play a central role
in redefining the way we live in cities.Download the report
Snips meets with Minister Fleur Pellerin in Bordeaux. Announces partnership with French national postal service La Poste.
Bordeaux, 16 September 2013
Snips co-founder Alexandre Vallette met with French digital minister Fleur Pellerin during her
visit at the Cité Numérique in Bordeaux, a place dedicated to startups, artists and designers
gravitating around digital technologies. As a local pioneer, Snips has been one of the first startups
to open an office there, aiming at bringing its big data culture to the place.
French postal service La Poste, who owns the place, officially announced a partnership with Snips to
predict customer affluence in post offices.
Snips meets with former Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet to talk about big urban data
Paris, 26 August 2013
Snips co-founder Maël Primet met with Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, former French Minister and current
candidate mayor for Paris, to talk about how big data and predictive models can help cities work at
scale and accomodate the soon doubling urban population.
Snips and SNCF launch Tranquilien
Paris, 24 June 2013
Snips CEO Rand Hindi and SNCF Transilien CEO Benedicte Tilloy held a press
conference in Paris to announce the release of the Tranquilien app. The launch
was covered in more than 100 articles, online, in the press, on TV and on the radio.Press release (French)
Snips talks about Algorithmic Urbanism at the New Cities Summit in Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, 10 June 2013
Snips CEO Rand Hindi gave at talk at one of the most prestigious smart city conference
held in Sao Paulo. There, he talked about how big data can help cities scale to millions
of additional citizens.New Cities Summit website
Snips wins French government open data award in presence of tourism minister Sylvia Pinel
Paris, 24 June 2013
Snips CEO Rand Hindi presented Tranquilien and the mathematical models behind it in front of French tourism
minister Sylvia Pinel. The French governement open data initiative awarded Snips first place for
"best tourism app using open data".Dataconnexions website