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École des Ponts Business School Forum

ENGAGE IN A CONVERSATION ON THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS
6, 7 & 8 December 2017 from 9:00am to 6:00pm

Conversations on the Future of Business

Get ready for the Forum, download the Thought Paper prepared by Pr Emeritus Suman Modwel

"Business, management and society are changing at an ever-accelerating pace. École des Ponts Business School is proud to host an exceptional interactive forum on the Future of Business that will shed light on this ongoing transformation and anticipate its impact.

Speakers and guests include top CEOs, high-level decision-makers, diplomats, leading academics, consultants, EU specialists / policy makers, experts and thought leaders that will share their latest insights and convictions on the future around three major themes.
We invite you to engage in the conversation and to join us in the celebration of our 30th Anniversary!"

Alon Rozen, Dean of École des Ponts Business School

Three days to get enlightened, challenged and inspired

The Future of Talent Management

Wednesday 6 December 2017

As traditional HR tools are becoming obsolete, how can talent be identified, recruited, nurtured, trained and retained?

Sustainable Management & Circular Economy

Thursday 7 December 2017

Is the circular economy the logical next step in sustainable management, and what role can technology play in getting us securely on that path?

Innovation & Technology Management

Friday 8 December 2017

In an increasingly competitive world, what are some of the keys to successfully navigating innovation, technology and change in an agile manner?

The Future of Talent Management

09:00

Welcome Coffee

9:30

Opening Welcome

Sophie Mougard, Director of École des Ponts ParisTech

9:40

Introduction to the Future of Business Conference Series

Alon Rozen, Dean of École des Ponts Business School

09:50

Opening remarks

Martin Calnan, Director of Executive Education Ecole des Ponts Business School

10:00

Human Capital Value – Big Data and Economic ROI

Laurent Gentilhomme, Former Schlumberger Head of Supply Chain and Compliance

10:30

HR in the digital age: Transformation or necessity?

Xavier Durochat, Head of Learning & Development, Change and Transformation, BNP Paribas

10:50 – Coffee and Networking

11:15

Introduction: Lessons from North Africa

Younes Sekkouri, CEO Ecole des Ponts Business School Africa

11:20

Talent Management en temps de crise

Hamadi Chellouf, VP MEDRH (Middle Eastern HR Professional Association) and Head of HR for Bonna Tunisia Group

11:50

Talent management across cultures and its impact on innovation – France and South Korea

Jean-Marie Hurtiger, Former CEO of Renault Samsung Motors, Economic Ambassador to South Korea

12:10

Unlocking Leadership Potential

Johanna Van Sevenant, Former CEO of APERAM, part of the Arcelor Mittal Group

12:30

Gifted people and cognitive diversity – the hidden keys of innovation

Gaëlle Brunetaud Zaïd, Journalist and consultant specializing in Collective Intelligence

13:00 – Networking Lunch

14:00

HAYS Global Skill Index presentation and Countries focus

Benedict Wittet, Senior Manager at HAYS

15:00

HR Tech Trends by French Start-ups

Joël Gréa, COO and Vice-President of DojoGroup , the first incubator in France

15:45

Presentation of top start-ups from the TaleX HR Tech Challenge // HumanRoads

François-Xavier Beillon & Benoît Bonte

16:00 – Coffee and Networking

16:30

Presentation of top start-ups from the TaleX HR Tech Challenge // Huntool

Pierre-Olivier Jouanny & Nicolas Schweisguth

16:45

Presentation of top start-ups from the TaleX HR Tech Challenge // Bloom

Charles De Fréminville

17:00

Testimonial: Holacracy – the do’s and don’ts from a real-life experiment

Thierry De Demazancourt, President of Safran Consulting

Laure Ricard, Change management consultant, Co-host U-Lab Paris Hub

17:30

Round table: The impact of data and cultures on talent management

Gaëlle Brunetaud Zaïd, Journalist and consultant specializing in Collective Intelligence

Martin Calnan, Director of Executive Education at École des Ponts Business School

18:30 – Networking Cocktail

Sustainable Management & Circular Economy

09:00

Opening remarks

Alon Rozen, Dean of École des Ponts Business School

09:15

Welcome remarks and set the scene for an exciting day ahead on the topic of Circular Economy

Giorgos Demetriou, Director of the Circular Economy Research Center (CERC) at École des Ponts Business School

09:30

The opportunities of Circular Economy and the research conducted by the Circular Economy Center of Cambridge

Dr.Khaled Soufani

10:00

A showcase of an actual EU-funded project coordinated by Siemens

Vivek Kulkarni

10:45 – Coffee and Networking

11:15

The emerging business opportunities from Circular Economy

Dan Cimpean

12:00

Circular Cities in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) world

Dr.Vasilis Katos

12:45 – Networking lunch

14:00 – Panel discussion

Collaborative Circular Economy. The outcome of the tangible synergies between partners showcased.

Dr.Khaled Soufani
Vivek Kulkarni
Dan Cimpean
Dr.Vasilis Katos
Dr.Ioannis Askoxylakis
Dariusz Dober

Doctorate scholarships in Circular Economy: Announcement and presentation of three (3) full  scholarship opportunities for the E-DBA program  of the École des Ponts Business School.
Aiming at professionals and researches who wish to engage or are already engaged with the rapidly evolving topic of Circular Economy. 

15:45 – Coffee and Networking

16:15

ICT, Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data  as enablers of Circular Economy

Dr.Ioannis Askoxylakis

17:00

A European strategy creating opportunities for the next steps of Sustainable Development and the Circular Economy

Giorgos Demetriou, Director of the CERC

17:45

Closing remarks

Alon Rozen, Dean of École des Ponts Business School

18:00 – Networking cocktail

Innovation & Technology Management

09:00

Welcome and opening remarks

Alon Rozen, Dean of École des Ponts Business School

Ph.D Mark Esposito,  member of the teaching faculty at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education

09:15

Megatrends: Understanding How the Future Unfolds

Ph.D Mark Esposito,  member of the teaching faculty at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education

09:45

Blockchain: what is it and where we are going with it

Terrence Tse,Ph.D., Co-Founder and Managing Director of Nexus Frontier Tech

10:15

Artificial Intelligence: the basics and the differentiation

Danny Goh, partner and Commercial Director of Nexus Frontier Tech

10:45 – Coffee and Networking

11:15

Cognitive Diversity and the Future of Work

Kary Bheemaiah, Researcher at U Change

11:45

Fourth Industrial Revolution: What is it and where is it going

Joshua Entsminger, Fellow at the Center for Policy and Competitiveness at École des Ponts Business School

12:15

Launch of Nexus FrontierTech

Ph.D Mark Esposito,  member of the teaching faculty at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education

Ph.D.Terrence Tse, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Nexus Frontier Tech

Danny Goh, partner and Commercial Director of Nexus Frontier Tech

12:45 – Networking Lunch – Book signing

14:00

Automotive Manufacturing 4.0

Damien Biro, CEO at PARISS

14:25

Future of Innovation & Technology Management – an Emerging Country Perspective

Dr. Mohan Kumar, Vice Chairman of RIS and Vice Dean and Professor of Diplomatic practice at Jindal School of International Affairs

14:50

Digital Business Transformation

Tawfik Jelassi, Honorary Dean of École des Ponts Business School

15:30 – Coffee and Networking

16:00

Interactive workshop – Rethinking transformation – starting with your vision (not technology)

Ton Dobbe, Founder of Value Inspiration

17:00

Roundtable – questions from the audience

Dr. Mohan Kumar, Vice Chairman of RIS and Vice Dean and Professor of Diplomatic practice at Jindal School of International Affairs

Tawfik Jelassi, Honorary Dean of École des Ponts Business School

Damien Biro, CEO at PARISS

Ton Dobbe, Founder of Value Inspiration

17:30

Summary of the Forum

Alon Rozen, Dean of  École des Ponts Business School

17:45

Closing Remarks

Sophie Mougard, Director of École des Ponts

18:00 – Networking cocktail

Practical information

  • Venue: We will be hosting our Forum in the avant-garde positive-energy Coriolis building at the main campus of École des Ponts.
    Street address: 12 Boulevard Copernic, 77420 Champs-sur-Marne.
  • Schedule: Welcome desk opens at 8:30am each day – the Forum starts at 9:00am and ends at 6:00pm each day.
  • Registration and contribution:
    Faithful to the motto “In business to make a better world”, École des Ponts Business School depends on donations to contribute to the advancement of business education and organize large-scale events. Bearing in mind that lunch and coffee breaks will be provided to all participants – to foster exchanges and networking – we kindly ask our guests to contribute to the organization costs.

    • A fixed rate of €75 per day is required from corporate-sponsored participants (preferred rate of €200 for the 3 days).
    • Individuals are encouraged to make a donation of €50 or more per day, with a minimum contribution set at €10 per day.

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