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LeadTech Insights

We regularly organize events with Professors from the Leadtech Global MBA, alumni, and guests of Ecole des Ponts and EADA Business School.

We are happy to open the doors of our schools for you, and help to spread insights and groundbreaking ideas on the topics which are shaping the future of business.

We will also be delighted to welcome you on our campuses in Paris and Barcelona. You can check our News and Events section to register for a Master Class, or set up a meeting with our Admissions Team.

LeadTech Master Class with Xavier Garcia-Weibel - 18 October 2019

Leadership as Spiritual Practice

Did you know that more and more executives embrace spiritual practices in order to reach new levels of performance? As we are transitioning from the world of emotional intelligence to the world of spiritual intelligence, Xavier Garcia-Weibel shares his insights on a practice that enables personal and organizational transformation.

Xavier Garcia-Weibel is the Lead Coach of the Leadership & Career Development Program of the LeadTech Global Executive MBA. The program provides our MBA participants with genuine feedback and career guidance – and ultimately a toolbox to design their dream career and adopt their own leadership style as they embark on their journey to create the life they want to lead.

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LeadTech Executive MBA (Paris - Barcelona) News & Events

Who still thinks the future is linear?

We are glad to announce our next online roundtable which will be part of the High-Level Futures Literacy Summit organized ...
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LeadTech Webinar: Societal Challenges and Positive Business Impact

Save the date and register now for the next webinar of our LeadTech Global Executive MBA series on Tuesday 21 ...
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LeadTech Webinar: Globalization in Times of Covid-19

The system-wide shock provoked by the relatively sudden appearance of SARS-CoV-2 has shown the volatility and complexity of the globally ...
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LeadTech Keynote Event with Nicolas Gaudemet - 7 June 2019

France in a Digital World: Assets and Challenges

France has long been seen as inward-looking and contemptuous of the broader technology scene. France is the country that developed its own version of the web, Minitel, which was only retired in 2012. But today, the French Tech scene is on fire. There has been extraordinary growth in startup funding and France has become one of the top destinations for startup investment in Europe. In light of this evidence of French Tech’s considerable growth, we invited Nicolas Gaudemet, Benoît Bergeret, Nicolas Rose and Dean Alon Rozen to help us explore the assets of French Tech in Europe and globally.

Keynote Speaker, Nicolas Gaudemet: Nicolas is an alumnus from Ecole des Ponts Business School (MBA 2004). Until very recently, he was the Chief of Staff of the French Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Mounir Mahjoubi. He explained the digital strategy of the French Government and some of the recent key initiatives (e-government and public service transformation, digitalization of SMEs and development of the French Tech ecosystem, regulation of the Internet and social media, digital inclusion, as well as the “AI for Humanity” initiative. He also shared his insights on how France can compete with the major players globally.

In addition to Nicolas Gaudemet, our Round Table brought together:

  • Nicolas Rose, Managing Partner of XAnge and Board Member of several VC-backed Tech Companies,
  • Benoît Bergeret, Tech Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Hub France AI,
  • and Alon Rozen, Dean of École des Ponts Business School.

Keynote Speaker, Nicolas Gaudemet (38:48)

Round Table with Nicolas Gaudemet, Nicolas Rose, Benoît Bergeret and Alon Rozen (50:32)

LeadTech Keynote Event with Tawfik Mathlouthi - 5 April 2019

Creating Value with Values

The Power of Passion and Engagement in Business

Entrepreneurship and marketing gurus claim that the best businesses are built around passion. During this keynote, we examined how passion and engagement can make or break a brand and how passionate CEOs deal with the logic of day-to-day business. We also debated the role of values and sense-making in the workplace and how they impact corporate culture and leadership.

Tawfik Mathlouthi, Founder, Mecca Cola: Tunisian and French, Tawfik Mathlouthi is an entrepreneur, a journalist and a political activist. He is the founder of several businesses, including Radio Méditerranée and Mecca Cola. Launched in 2002 in a suburban Parisian workshop, Mecca Cola has been present in up to 64 countries and has had to address a range of challenges.

Keynote Speaker, Tawfik Mathlouti, founder of Mecca Cola (26:51)


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Ecole des Ponts Business School Forum with Tawfik Jelassi - 6 December 2017

Digital Business Transformation

Can you sustain your business in the future if you’re not thinking about digital transformation?

Tawfik Jelassi, Honorary Dean of École des Ponts Business School: Tawfik Jelassi is currently a Professor of Strategy and Innovation Management at IMD Lausanne. He served as Dean of the École des Ponts Business School from 2000 to 2013, a position that he left when he was appointed Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and ICT in Tunisia.

Keynote Speaker, Tawfik Jelassi (35:47)

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