The Côte d’Azur is often seen as a global leader in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Yet, its status has recently been jeopardised. In 2013-2015, Côte d’Azur witnessed the departure of a series of global leading tech companies, such as Texas Instrument and Samsung.
The region became suddenly confronted to a shortage of digital talents as the firms’ exit also meant losing their high-profile employees. Although Texas Instrument and Samsung were soon replaced by other large companies e.g. Intel and Huawei, their departure has reinforced the need to develop forward-looking policies, responsive to a fast-paced digital territory.