Sponsorship provides a company with the following rights and duties:

  • Rights
    • define priorities for white papers
    • obtain recommandations from CEISAR during case studies
    • belong to a Club which exchange experience and initiatives
    • get closer from Ecole Centrale Paris
    • and has access, as every company, to white papers and training sessions
  • Duties
    • gift: 100.000€/year, 60.000€ are deductible from tax
    • open to case studies
    • confidentiality on case Studies provided by other Sponsors

Our current sponsors are :

Air France

The Europe N°1 Airline, and more...

Through the merger, the AIR FRANCE - KLM group has also become the n°1 Airline group in the world by the global income and by the market share.   

AIR FRANCE - KLM is a major player on the 3 main activities the group operates:
•    Passenger services
•    Cargo
•    Aircraft maintenance

AIR FRANCE is also member of the SkyTeam alliance, comprising of 11 airlines, and 3 associates airlines, offering services to 841 cities in 161 countries, through over 16000 daily flights.

Some key figures on AIR FRANCE - KLM group (FY 2006-2007)

Total Income 2005-2006 :  23 073 M€
People count:                     103 000 fte
Fleet:                                  556 aircrafts
Network:                             2 500 flights/day,225 stations,109 countries


AIR FRANCE has a long history of leveraging the full range of IT capabilities to enable business growth, and to improve customer experience.From creating our reservation system in the 70s, to deploying advanced operational research engines to optimize our businesses, and now to building up a common IT system from the best assets available either in KLM or in AIR FRANCE information systems; we really pay a huge attention to keeping our IT state of the art. Having a clear vision of how our IT has to change and adapt over time is really key to keep up to the level of expectation of more and more demanding businesses, asking for a wider range of features from out IT system, and shorter time-to-market.




Our Business: Financial Protection

Our business – Financial Protection – involves responding to the evolving needs of our clients – whether they are individuals, small or medium-sized businesses, or large corporations – in the areas of insurance, personal protection, savings, and estate planning.
Today, 52 million individuals and businesses have placed their trust in AXA to:
• Insure their property (e.g. car, home, equipment)
• Protect their family or employees (health, personal protection, employee benefits)
• Manage their personal or business assets

AXA in figures

150,000 employees and executive sales associates
79 billion euros in consolidated revenues 1 in 2006
1,315 billion euros in assets under management at 12/31/2006
4 billion euros in underlying earnings 1 in 2006

AXA and the CEISAR

Our challenge for the next 20 years is to ensure that we structure our information systems in line with our evolving Business needs. This is why Architecture is strategic to AXA and the main reason of our CEISAR sponsoring.




A global multi-energy provider

World’s fourth-largest integrated listed oil and gas company (1)
Largest market capitalization on the Paris Bourse and the eurozone: €132.6 billion at December 31, 2006
95, 000 employees
Operations in more than 130 countries
Exploration and production operations in 42 countries
Producer in 30 countries
Approximately 570,000 French individual shareholders
2006 sales: €153.8 billion
With operations in more than 130 countries, Total engages in all aspects of the petroleum industry, including Upstream operations (oil and gas exploration, development and production, LNG) and Downstream operations (refining, marketing and the trading and shipping of crude oil and petroleum products).
Total also produces base chemicals (petrochemicals and fertilizers) and specialty chemicals for the industrial and consumer markets (rubber processing, adhesives, resins and electroplating). In addition, Total has interests in the coal mining and power generation sectors. Total is helping to secure the future of energy through its commitment to developing renewable energies, such as wind and solar power, and alternative fuels. 

*Source: 2006 Registration Document
1. Based on market capitalization as of December 31, 2006

Total and the CEISAR

Jean-Marc Guiol, Deputy CIO, testifies : "Enterprise Architecture needs to be reinforced within our IS/IT departments in order to optimize designs and IT services for the different Business Lines. We also have to get prepared for the new paradigm such as SOA/BPM, Web 2.0. CEISAR represents a real opportunity to share concepts and plans with other companies and mutualize efforts using a common competence center."



Please contact us at contact@ceisar.com if you would like to know more about the CEISAR and our work. We welcome any feed-back and contribution to our research.