Natixis welcomes students from 42 as part of its Lab42@Natixis program

Paris, France, October 7, 2020

This year’s batch of sixteen students has joined the Lab42@Natixis – in partnership with 42 – to work on technology projects related to Natixis’ business needs in the fields of data, artificial intelligence and the blockchain.

This group will work on eight cross-business projects at the company over a period of six months, in cooperation with data experts, data scientists and senior developers at Natixis’ Technology and Transformation department. The students will retain their usual 42 peer-to-peer working environment as they operate together in a shared space.

The students’ challenge will be to explore, experiment and develop the industrialization projects of the future as they draw on concrete usage on semantic research on documents, log analysis and personalized advice.




Natixis’ Chief Operating Officer Véronique Sani stated: “Natixis is proud to work with students from 42, which is a truly innovation-oriented talent pool. This partnership is an excellent opportunity to diversify our teams’ profiles, and these students will definitely inject some positive momentum as they contribute to our work and challenge our projects”.

Sophie Viger, Managing Director of 42 added: “Autonomy, initiative and collaboration are the building blocks of 42’s innovative learning approach, which is based on peer-to-peer learning, enabling our students to develop by experimenting as they use project-based learning methods and via immersion in companies like Natixis to work on motivating and practical questions. 42 strives to promote a more inclusive, caring and solidarity-driven society, and this program offers a way to foster this mindset in the workplace by demonstrating the excellence of its training methods in action." 




This is the second year group for the Lab42@Natixis program, the first one worked on use of cloud machines for high performance computing and attacks detection from network weak signals analysis, as students had the opportunity to grow and develop their skills, while maintaining the 42 collaborative spirit.

Find out about Graziella Hippoda, from Lab42@Natixis’s year of 2019:

42 is the first IT course entirely free, open to all without any diploma requirement and accessible to all, from the age of 18.  Its pedagogy is based on peer-to-peer learning : a participatory approach, without lectures or teachers, which allows students to unleash all their creativity through project-based learning. 42 was founded at the initiative of Xavier Niel in 2013 at a time when the digital industry in France was experiencing a major shortage of IT developers. In order to train the best talents of tomorrow in large numbers, whatever their origin, 42 is networking internationally and brings together under its 42 Network banner several dozen partner campuses around the world.


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