Megaproject Trends For 2019: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez On Leadership In The Age of AI


Megaproject management are meant to continue to gain in complexity and price which will be benefit alrgely from the use of predictive analytics and big data in projects, too.

“Most projects go wrong because there were wrong estimates and many factors were not taken into account or we started a project which was not well-funded. I think artificial intelligence (AI) will help to fill in that gap. Megaprojects have such a high rate of failure. Imagine if we use artificial intelligence to halve that rate? We could launch fewer projects but they’d be more successful.”

“Without data, you cannot do anything. Nobody likes to document, record or structure data and that’s one of the biggest issues I see with big data or data analytics in projects. Our records are different and every project is different.” Antonio Nieto Rodriguez

Full article: is proud to be the last French start-up at the prestigious IBM AI Xprize

BFM is the last standing French start-up in IBM’s prestigious AI XPRIZE competition

#Artificial intelligence #deeptech #AIforgood #industrie4.0 #WomanEntrepreneur  

December 5, 2018: is the last French start-up remaining in IBM’s prestigious AI Watson XPRIZE. In May 2017, 147 teams from 22 countries were selected from 10,000 applicants to join the first round. By January 2019, was one of only 30 teams remaining in the competition, including 6 Europeans and 23 Americans (US + Canada). The final results will be presented during the 2020 TED show. has already won the AI start-up challenge by France’s largest employer federation (MEDEF) in 2018  and the « AI rising star » by CogX London in 2017.

XPRIZE reinforces’s vision of a dynamic project management solution driven by AI. Our solution can significantly reduce the cost for delivering infrastructure projects. This is possible thanks to the creation and implementation of a project memory, which has the benefits of cross-analyzing dataflows, anticipating changes, suggesting scenarios, and reorganize resources in real-time.


The value proposition of a web application that enables structured, contextual and reliable data capture to enable immediately the collaborator to gain impact in his daily activities, to be ready in 1-click to prepare clients / suppliers disputes and most importantly to create learning sets for future machine learning.    

« At, our mission is to create an artificial intelligence that serves the entire project team. In fact without end users’ confidence, there is no useful AI » keeps repeating Milie Taing, the CEO, during her public appearances.

« There is so much complexity and dependencies and grey areas in large scale projects that prevents large scale projects to be delivered without the assistance of AI. Our clients understand it well, they have to start creating datasets now to be able to implement AI in the near future ». The stakes are high, as companies have faced penalties exceeding 200% of their contract value for failing to deliver.

Artificial Intelligence brings the opportunity to deliver projects within an under control calendar and budget. In less than 5 years, artificial intelligence will redesign the project ecosystem with the emergence of a new generation of actors that have this data hygiene built into their processes.

About IBM Watson AI XPRIZE: A global competition challenging
teams to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI
technologies to tackle the world’s Grand Challenges. Full team list :

About : applies artificial intelligence to large
scale project management. The start-up is incubated at Ecole Polytechnique and
Agoranov. Our clients are leaders in construction, energy and the military that manage
$100+M project budgets. is currently looking for funding to accelerate
its growth.

Contact :, CEO supports Woman in AI

Lili is proud to have kicked off the series of Woman in AI Promo by talking to 70 high school students about why it is important that they can contribute to Artificial Intelligence. The event was cohosted with:

  • Joel Courtois, EPITA Director
  • Chloé Clair, Chief Technology Officer
  • Milie Taing,
  • Caroline Lair, President Woman in AI  (France)


Wai woman at the SMART DAYS event

Capture will be present at the AIRBUS booth during the SMART DAYS organized by CCI Versailles at Bouygues Construction. Come to meet us on Dec 7th 2018.

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More info: workshop at PMI Paris forum

Capture is very proud to hold a workshop at the Project management institute (PMI) Paris forum on the theme of “allowing mistake at the core of collective success”.

Considering that all of our project writtings (including emails) will be analyzed by algorithms in the near future, there is an urgent need to review our conception of mistake. Algorithms can assist project teams to become more successfull overall; but not at any cost. Feel free to join the conversation with your Project Managers fellows.

Note: The session has been moved to 3.15PM.

Full abstract:

Milie  Taing : Le droit à l’erreur au cœur de la réussite collective

Alors que nous écrivons de plus en plus d’emails, de chats, de compte rendus; et que des algorithmes intelligents analysent/ analyseront nos emails et autres documents de travail pour accélérer la collecte d’éléments de reporting. Quelle place doit-on réserver au droit à l’erreur? Quels sont les grands principes managériaux qui permettent de mettre en place les piliers d’une communication saine et transparente entre collaborateurs, entre les échelons d’une entreprise et avec ses sous-traitants. Après un rapide exposé, les participants seront amenés à partager leurs expériences et leurs bonnes pratiques.

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