Chifco | CHIFCO LIFE, BUT SMARTER

QUI SOMMES-NOUS

Chifco est une startup tunisienne spécialisée dans l’Internet des Objets (IoT) et le Machine to Machine (M2M). Nous avons commencé notre périple en août 2011, Chifco est basée à Sousse, Tunis et Paris. Suivant une démarche d’action locale tout en pensant global, Chifco possède une présence internationale au Maghreb, Royaume-Uni, Afrique du Sud, France et aux Etats-Unis.

CE QUE NOUS FAISONS

Nous rendons vos objets « intelligents ». Nous avons développé une infrastructure technologique permettant de connecter vos objets du quotidien au réseau internet, permettant ainsi le contrôle de votre environnement, où que vous soyez et quand vous le voulez. Nos solutions permettent ainsi de créer des services nouveaux, meilleurs et plus intelligents pour les entreprises et les particuliers

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POURQUOI LE FAISONS-NOUS

Nous sommes aussi perfectionnistes que vous, et nous avons la conviction que l’on n’est jamais mieux servi que par soi-même. Ainsi, en vous offrant au quotidien la pointe de la technologie, nous vous permettons de vous servir vous-mêmes de manière plus intelligente.
Nous le faisons car c’est l’avenir. Les possibilités offertes par le Big Data sont infinies et nous permettent de rêver en grand. Avec l’avènement de la nouvelle vague du web nous sommes au début de quelque chose d’illimité.

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NOS SOLUTIONS


SMART LIFE

SMART LIFE

Ayez l’esprit tranquille avec notre solution Smart Life, qui vous permet d’avoir le contrôle de votre maison ou bureau à distance, avec une simple application sur votre téléphone.

CAM IP

CAM IP

Avec la Cam IP de Chifco, soyez omniprésent et savourez le moment.

Client
Client

Chaque projet Chifco obéit à une philosophie simple : vous redonner le contrôle.

Entrepreneuriat
Entrepreneuriat

Nous avons une culture startup. Nous prenons des risques afin d’innover.

Innovation
Innovation

« Comment puis-je innover aujourd’hui ? » est la pensée quotidienne d’un membre de l’équipe Chifco.

Technologie
Technologie

Outre la maîtrise de la technologie d’aujoud’hui, nous ambitionnons également d’inventer celle de demain.

Equipe
Equipe

Nous sommes une famille et le travail d’équipe est la raison principale de notre succès.

Excellence
Excellence

Nous aspirons à offrir le meilleur service possible tout en offrant une forte valeur ajoutée.

INTÉGRATION DE SOLUTIONS

Nous intégrons nos solutions et celles de nos clients pour nos clients entreprises.

CONSULTING & BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Nous réalisons des missions de conseil pour nos clients, basées sur le cœur de métier de Chifco : IoT, Big Data, et Optimisation Energétique.

MARKETING

Nous développons des campagnes marketing terrain et de marketing digital pour nos clients.

RECHERCHE & DÉVELOPPEMENT

Nous développons des solutions Cloud ainsi que plusieurs services B2B à forte valeur ajoutées pour des acteurs majeurs de la télécommunication.

RESTEZ À L’AFFÛT DE NOTRE PREMIÈRE PUBLICATION

A la demande du Forum Economique Mondial, Chifco, en partenariat avec Deloitte, Microsoft et Mazam réalise actuellement une étude sur l’optimisation énergétique à l’aide de l’IoT sur la région MENA grâce à notre solution Smart Life.

La Vie à Chifco

  • « J’ai eu l’opportunité d’intégrer le pôle stratégie et opérations chez Chifco où j’ai pu découvrir un secteur jeune et en pleine mutation. Dans d’excellentes conditions et au sein d’une équipe jeune et dynamique, j’ai pu développer mes connaissances et découvrir de nouveaux outils de travail. L’environnement de travail chez Chifco permet l’épanouissement personnel au contact de professionnels. »

    Sinda Boukadida- Strategy & Business Analyst, Chifco
  • « Créer le nouveau comme le fait Chifco demande du temps, du travail et des talents. C’est cette somme de talents qui permet grâce à son travail quotidien de développer une nouvelle vision et une ambition simple : apporter aujourd’hui à tous le futur, vous rendant la vie plus simple. »

    Mehdi Karoui- Strategy & Organisation Partner, Chifco
  • « Aimant travailler dans un cadre dynamique, Chifco est l’entreprise idéale. Si je pouvais décrire la vie à Chifco en deux mots, ce serait talent et persévérance. L’atmosphère de travail est excellente et l’équipe est à l’affût et prometteuse. Nous embrassons tous le même credo : être formidable, créer l’innovation et faire valoir la Tunisie. »

    Rim Zouabi Bolger- Chief Marketing Officer, Chifco
  • « Chifco est un double challenge, technique et commercial, avec une ambition d’aller toujours plus loin. Chifco est une famille partageant des valeurs de transparence, de qualité et de compréhension de la singularité de chacun, où s’intègrent l’extravagance out of the box de Dali et l’approche « quick wins » chère à Bourguiba. Chifco est le rêve d’une jeunesse capable d’innover, de se structurer et de porter les transformations de demain, via le software qui nous offre une absence de limite à toute idée ou projet. »

    Amine Chouaieb- CEO, Chifco
  • « Lorsque j’ai rejoint Chifco il y a de cela 3 ans, j’ai beaucoup apprécié l’atmosphère qui règne dans une startup et surtout le fait que je pouvais ici réellement faire la différence. Le talent de l’équipe, les challenges que l’on me présente continuellement sont les principales raisons pour lesquelles j’apprécie le travail à Chifco. Rejoindre Chifco a été un très bon choix de carrière, ici le travail acharné permet de briller. Nous avons l’intime conviction que l’innovation commence d’abord par notre initiative. »

    Imen Gafsi Ep Bougobba- Manager Ingénierie & Développement, Chifco
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Ce que les gens disent de nous

  • “Débuter ma carrière professionnelle chez Chifco a constitué une opportunité sans pareil d’intégrer un environnement challengeant et motivant. Chifco est l’endroit idéal pour apprendre et s’améliorer, pour travailler sur les problématiques les plus récentes et, surtout, pour grandir au sein d’une équipe jeune et motivée”

    Maha Sghaier- IT Consultant
  • “En tant que startup spécialisée dans l’Internet des Objets, les solutions de Chifco ont déjà pris une place majeure dans l’écosystème domestique connecté. Les acteurs de la région vont apprécier ce nouveau type d’application, et je voudrais justement leur dire : soyez prêts pour cette nouveauté et appréciez la différence”

    Jason Li, Sales Manager in Everspring Industry- Chifco’s Device Partner.
  • Contribuer à la croissance de Chifco et s’engager auprès de ses équipes en Tunisie a été l’expérience d’une vie. Cela a été, et est toujours, un réel enrichissement de partager l’énergie et les efforts d’une équipe dont le but principal est la recherche d’innovation, ainsi qu’une volonté d’être incroyables et de faire rayonner la Tunisie, en offrant aux gens les possibilités d’améliorer leur quotidien, leur sécurité, leur développement personnel et professionnel, et leur bonheur. Un unique zeitgest qui m’accompagnera à jamais.

    André Leidenheimer Ruiz Soler- MICROSOFT Canada
  • " Le soutien de Microsoft à Chifco est le parfait exemple de notre engagement envers la promotion d’idées novatrices, conçues en Tunisie, et ayant le potentiel de changer les mentalités locales grâce à l’utilisation de technologies de pointe. Nous considérons Chifco comme une belle "Success Story", qui prouve l’importance des startups dans le développement des économies locales et l’encouragement de l’investissement global."

    Mohamed Bridaa- Country Manager- MICROSOFT Tunisia

Blog

Saving lives, the other side of IoT
31 août 2016
Chifco

In these early days, much of the focus of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been on industrial applications, such as improving operations and increasing supply chain efficiencies with autonomous machines. But progressively, we’re seeing a more human-centric category of IoT activity starting to emerge. It’s less about automation and more about personal augmentation and safety. We’re talking about smart solutions that save lives: all lives on earth.

What people really want from the IoT is to extend their security and safety. That’s what showed a study made by Accenture in 2015.

The question is «how the Internet of Things can save human lives?»

Healthcare and medical device companies are looking for new ways to improve the storage and protection of vaccines. One great example is the Weka Smart Fridge, which improves vaccines management so more people can be protected against diseases, thus saving lives. The Weka Smart Fridge uses an IoT platform that collects and provides real-time data from sensors, which helps clinics and even manufacturers know if there may be upcoming vaccine shortages. The benefit for clinics is ensuring patient safety and improving global health by making sure more people are vaccinated against disease.

Saving lives, the other side of IoT
Image: Vaccine Smart-Fridge/Source: iotjournal.com

 

Let’s see together another example on how IoT can save lives by helping to prevent breast cancer recurrence. Have you heard about Fitbit, the wearable that helps you improve your health by tracking activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep?

Maybe you should. It is said that slimming down is the secret of keeping breast cancer from returning. That’s the question researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are trying to answer by using Fitbit trackers for a new study that began in August 2016. Each participant received a FitBit bracelet to track all day activity in real-time. If the study shows that losing weight and breast cancer recurrence are associated, it will be a great achievement in the history of the IoT.


Image: Fitbit wearable/Source: Businessinsider.com

 

Did you imagine once that the IoT can save your cute little ball of fluff? The answer is yes, this is possible. Let us show you how!

It has become very common to find IoT devices for dogs available in the market. The most basic ones are the animal tracking-kind. Many companies have created a similar FitBit bracelet, but for dogs’ neck called FitBark. If your pet runs out from home, the collar will inform you by sending a notification on your smartphone. Also, it monitors the dog’s everyday activity and allows the dog’s master to understand its health, changes in behavior and even share accurate, real-time data to the vet.

Dogs are said to be human’s best friends. So why don’t we start understanding them?


Image: FitBark/Source: blog.thethings.io

 

Not only that. IoT solutions have been expanded to new boundaries and species. Have you heard about IoT-connected buzzing bees?

Believe it or not, you have a bee to thank for every 3 bites of food you eat. In fact, 90 percent of the world’s nutrition crops are pollinated by honey bees, which makes them critical to the world’s nutrition. In this context, Dell’s Group placed a beehive on the roof of one of its laboratories in Ireland to collect data from bees. The main objective is to collect data, track the daily lives of sensor-laden bees. Then, the data collected will be provided to scientists for free, in order to find solutions to create a sustainable and diverse global food supply.


Image: IoT connected bee/Source: CNN

 

Connected objects can also save Mother Nature thanks to a multitude of devices that provide information about CO2 levels, power usage, energy consumption, car emissions, erosion and even weather patterns.

Drones are already used to monitor deforestation. But what about preventing and fighting against it? That’s what a U.K-based company is working on. It uses drones to take detailed 3D images of the landscape to determine the nutrients, topology… Followed by a precision planting pattern where the drone fires a biodegradable seed pot at each position, each containing nutrients for healthy tree growth. This will provide fast and accurate reforestation, by planting one billion trees a year.


Image: Drone reforestation/Source: green-mom.com

 

Here we come to an end to say, that the IoT is an innovation that can make a big impact on the planet. There’s no doubt that this technology won’t only improve lives, but also save them. From sensors to intuitive applications, the IoT will make the difference by responding to the biggest challenges our planet is facing.

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When fiction becomes reality
27 juillet 2016
Chifco

Remember when there was no TV, no smartphones and no Internet? People at that time didn’t need any of these technologies. But they faced many problems and struggles that can now be solved thanks to the technological advances. As you know, we live in a constantly changing world where things that were once believed to be unreal and pure science fiction scenarios have now become reality. They are the result of an effective recipe: A lot of imagination, many doses of perseverance and few drops of mind openness and receptiveness to our surroundings. Easy isn’t it?

People not only created fiction to escape reality. They did it because they needed to envision a better future and depict how the world could function differently.

Many today’s objects where created in that way of mind, such as connected objects. They are nowadays revolution, a problem solving technology that is destined to become widespread in everyday life.

Therefore, we can say that necessity is the essence and the mother of invention. Not convinced yet? Let us show you few simple examples on how things that were once fiction are now technologies that improve our lives day after day:

In the movie “Back to the Future 2”that was released in 1989, the 2 main characters Marty McFly and Doc travel in time to 2015. They see all kinds of digital devices that didn’t exist at that time. The movie was full of IoT devices: Smart home automation, auto adjustable clothing, automated menus and waiters, connected robots communicating together, a “smart city”  where everything is connected, virtual reality goggles quite similar to the Google Glass enabling Marty McFly to watch tv and videos, pick up the phone and send messages. Will you believe us, if we tell you that all of these devices became real? It is now possible to your home to anticipate your behaviors. Intuitively, it turns on the lights before you even enter your main door. Your energy consumption can be managed with a smartphone application and your heart rate can be measured and monitored with a simple wearable device. Even your hometown can evolve and become a “smart and a sustainable city” thus offering a high quality of life to its citizens: smarter urban transport networks and waste disposal facilities, more intelligent lightening, and safer places…

When fiction becomes realityImage: Back to the Future virtual goggles
Source: Guff.com
Image: Google Glass
Source: Team-Sos.com

 

If you’re a Star Trek fan, this might interest you. In the late 80’s “Star trek: The next generation” television series, many objects that seemed futuristic and unbelievable at that time, became common. Remember the “Replicator”, that machine capable of creating objects on demand? Well, it is now real. The 3D printer does not make flashy items appearing out of thin air like in the Star Trek Series. Instead, it can make jewelry, food, body parts in replacement…and pizza. Yes, it is 100% accurate.

Image: Star Trek food Replicator
Source: Ksup.co
Image: 3D printer
Source: Designntrend.com

If you were born in the late in the 90’s, you might know of Pokémon, the role-playing video game series released for the first time in 1996 in Japan. The Pokémon series began on GameBoy and cards. Until the 6th of July 2016, when a new generation of Pokémon series on mobile appeared: Pokémon GO. It has quickly become one of the most used application. Using augmented reality and GPS, the game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtually creatures (the Pokémons), who appear on device screens as though in the real world. But what if we included the IoT dimension into that game?  Well, IBM launched a Hackathon in San Francisco, where contestants had to create a hack that ensures the best use of Watson, the IBM’s artificial intelligence computer program. The winner, Michael Hsu, managed to create a hack that makes a machine play Pokémon GO for him. It helps to identify Pokémons and alerts users on their mobiles or computers to where the characters are.

Image: Pokémon game
Source: Independent.co.uk
Image: Pokémon GO app
Source: Promises.com

 

As seen, we live in a present that we thought was impossible to reach. Let us ask you few questions:

How do you imagine the next 20 years? Will connected objects be outdated?

We think that human beings will be replaceable by machines artificially intelligent. We will live in a world centered on technologies, where the human behavior will turn into “machine behavior”.

We can say that the world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. This quote has been written in 1903 by the American Elbert Hubbard during the Industrial Revolution. It sums up the revolution we’re and we will be facing for the next generations.

 

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Connected, but still human
28 juin 2016
Chifco

Over the years, smartphones have become a necessity that we cannot ignore. They have even evolved from a mean of communication to an addiction to those we call Gadget-holics.

Many people keep commenting on the continuous excessive use of smartphones, and the fading of the social aspect of “live chat”. People have escaped to a virtual reality as we can conclude from today’s habits. Wherever and whenever you are reading this article, raise your head and look around you and you’ll see someone (if not two or three) on their phones.

Let us go deeper in this flow. Allow us to ask you few questions:

  1. Do you have a smartphone? -We are sure you do.
  2. How many times did you complain about one of your friends or siblings not paying attention to what you are saying and being continuously on their phones? – We are sure it happened enough times to a certain level that makes you furious sometimes.
  3. How many times someone commented on you doing the same? – Once at least.

Three questions are enough to conclude that the relationship Smartphone – Human is more developed in this era than Human-Human.

Let’s move to the next fact now: What if we tell you that according to statistics and predictable data, Business Insider published that there will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020, up from 10 billion in 2015, representing a 28% five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR). That means that apart from your smartphone you will have 3 to 4 or 5 more connected objects on you.

Imagine your life by then: a robot, no social life, impossibility of holding a live conversations with humans?

We all know that doing things to an extreme degree can be harmful. It’s the case of being hyperconnected. Connected objects are a double-edged sword: staying glued to our digital devices at all times, make us disconnected from reality thus forgetting what is important in life.

Let us share and show you the negative aspect of being hyperconnected in those few examples:

  • Deteriorating social skills: It’s now possible to go through an entire day without physically communicating with another person. We talk to each other through screens, we order food online, and we manage people with a simple e-mail… We gain time at the expense of real-life relationships.
  • Decreasing attention: Are you accustomed to use your phone while trying to talk to others? Have you ever noticed that it lessens your ability to answer properly? Having our attention, pulled in so many directions at all times lessens our ability to concentrate on a single task, even when we must.
  • Escaping real life: Have you ever heard of Chris Dancy? With over than 700 sensors recording his every day’s life details, he is considered as the most connected guy on earth that everyone is talking about recently. Progressively, he became self-centered, disconnected from reality, surrounding himself by only connected objects. Now he sees people as information, feelings as a data to measure, and life as an information system.

But we aren’t here to tell you how bad it could be. We are here to tell you how awesome it would be if and only if you’ll look at the bright side and be wise enough to adopt a wise consumption.

Bellow we are sharing with you few examples that prove that living connected can also rhyme with staying human:

  • As stated above, Chris Dancy, the most connected guy on earth, shares his experience and shows that he discovered he could remove his panic attacks or anger if he watches a video of someone trying to precisely have these feelings. He built a program that sends him videos suitable if he feels mount discomfort signals, sadness, anger… The techniques he used now serve him to look calm. He gradually becomes « surprisingly Zen. »

Connected, but still human

Chris Dancy – Paris Match

  • Did you also hear about Pillow Talk? This product brings back intimacy to long-distance relationships, as it is described. It is a wearable that picks up your heartbeat and sends it to your lover, so they can listen to it on the pillow and hear yours too. This feels so human. Let’s feel human again!

Source: Littleriot

  • For baby-foot lovers, there is a startup that is proposing a Foosball Society, which is a social network for foosball players. This network allows players to access their statistics, their rankings and their trophies won, and especially allows them to stay in touch with friends or colleagues after the party, creating a new form of relationship social through the gaming table. Keeping a good social life seems to be their mission.

Source: Monobjetconnecte

  • An artwork to soften the end of life, is one of the most touching noble acts made by Diaconesses hospital in Paris. They installed in the palliative care service an interactive artwork showing patients the color of the sky of a particular city that they choose. This means that they are able to see through a window, real time sky weather, as a wish of a patient, to soothe his pain. Don’t you think that this is deep as a thought and a proof of care? 

Source: Lefigaro

As seen, being over-connected has its limits. And as human beings, we mustn’t forget what we are: Body of flesh and blood.

Are you convinced that living connected does not prevent you from being human? Instead, it can impact positively our lives by improving communication, enhancing innovation and creativity and even by sharing our happiness.

Here we come to an end to say, that the wise use of connected objects, has an impact not only on energy consumption, being informed, or being on the loop of technology trends, but permits people to keep their human side untouchable or even develop it. Now you can look at the best practices not worrying of the future of humanity and say that you are: connected, but still human.

 

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