The interview of the two leaders of Agelec

“We are increasingly visual, so screens play a key role in facilitating shared decisions.”

First excerpt of the interview of the two Agelec executives on new uses and collaborative work.

What changes in your customers mark you the most ?

Patrice Pineau (DG) :”The information shared in the company is becoming structuring : from static support to reflection, it is now becoming an interactive tool for making collective decisions.”

Guillaume Guérin (CEO) : “Yes, we are now expected to create, through information, new ways of working collaboratively. For example, in stations, control rooms are no longer content to regulate traffic, they are now also used for the entire passenger service: maintenance, upkeep, information, etc. The challenge is to help all these professions make the right decisions together.”

Does this mean that we will multiply the screens in our daily professional lives ?

Guillaume Guérin (CEO) : “Not necessarily and fortunately by the way. It is not by the number of screens that we measure the usefulness of an installation and its impact on collective intelligence. We are even in a reverse logic at Agelec : how to put as few screens as possible, how to focus on the right display surface in relation to the volume and nature of the information to be shared. Yes, the number of useful sources to make the right decision has increased significantly in recent years. But the challenge is to give each decision-maker the power over this mass of information. It even happens quite often to recommend to our customers to reduce the number of screens of their video walls! We did it again just recently, going from 24 to 6 screens, for better ergonomics !”

Patrice Pineau (DG) : “Visualization makes it possible to better share ideas and responsibilities and new generations, which are very visual, push uses towards more screens. But be careful each time to put yourself in the shoes of those who are facing screens, who, in stressful conditions or facing difficult decisions, must act quickly. This is as true in a control room as for a Comex, creative meetings, or at the firefighters in the theater of operations: what will really facilitate decision-making? the mass or relevance of the information?”