Events

21 February 2017

Conference: When tech giants take control

Join the debate on Tuesday 21st February! Jeremy Ghez, HEC Paris Professor of Economics and International Affairs, will introduce his research on the rise of the tech oligopoly comprising Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple (GAFAs). The presentation will be followed by a conversation with LSE Professor Saul Estrin.

  • These giants are not only profoundly shaping the tech industry, but also redefining the notion of governance. Taken together, GAFAs generated $433 billion in revenues in 2015, putting them at the same level as a medium-sized economy in terms of financial weight and economic might.
    During the session, Profs. Ghez and Estrin will discuss what their sheer financial weight means to the global economy and society, from influencing personal behaviours to fostering new geopolitical trends.

    How are GAFAs influencing rules and priorities in our daily life?
    How do they reshape our perception of space and relationships?
    What role do they play in the emergence of worldwide geopolitical trends?
    Are GAFAs redefining the whole notion of power?
    ​The conference ​will take place at the London School of Economics and will be followed by a networking reception at The Marquess of Anglesey (39 Bow St, London WC2E 7AU)​.

    Registration
    EVENT DETAILS
    Programme:
    18.30 – 19.00 – Welcome & arrival
    19.00 – 20.30 – Conference and Q&A
    20.30 – 22.00 – Networking reception at The Marquess of Anglesey
    SPEAKERS
    HEC Paris Prof. Jeremy Ghez
    Jeremy Ghez is an Affiliate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at HEC Paris. He is also the Academic Director of the school’s Center for Geopolitics. His research focuses strategic foresight, strategic surprises, global politics and economics, new models of governance and business, American and European politics as well as on Middle Eastern affairs. His work has been published in RAND manuscripts and in reviews such as Survival. He is also a Research Fellow at RAND Europe and the former Editor of La Nouvelle Revue Géopolitique.
    His latest work has been focused in the geopolitical power of GAFA companies (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple). Most recently, he won the best case of the year award in the Economics, Politics and Business Environment category at ‘The Case Centre Awards and Competitions 2016’ with his case The Economics of Amazon.
     
    LSE Prof. Saul Estrin
    Saul Estrin is a Professor of Management and Founding Head of LSE’s Department of Management. He is currently the Deputy Head of Department for Strategy and Resources. He was formerly Adecco Professor of Business and Society at London Business School where he was the Research Director of the Centre for New and Emerging Markets and Director of the CIS Middle Europe Centre. Saul was also Deputy Dean (Faculty and Research) at London Business School for six years as well as briefly Acting Dean and a School governor for eight years.
    Saul’s main areas of research are emerging markets, with a particular focus on international business issues and entrepreneurship. He has published more than one hundred papers in scholarly journals as well as numerous chapters and reports.

  • Time: 6.30pm - 10pm
  • Where: LSE, Clement House, Hong Kong Theatre, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE
19 October 2017

Alliances for Cities in Transition

HEC Paris' Society & Organizations (SnO) Center and HEC Alumni are pleased to announce the theme for their annual conference:
Alliances for Cities in Transition.

  • Cities are faced with an urgent, massive and wicked  challenge: achieve carbon neutrality while ensuring the inclusion and empowerment of all their citizens. To wicked challenges, complex solutions: transitioning to new city models will not be achieved without the persistent and convergent mobilization of all actors: citizens and the civil society, public, private, investors, researchers...

    HEC Paris sheds light on multi-actor initiatives that aim to build the sustainable, inclusive and resilient cities of tomorrow.
    Join us on October 19th to exchange on the following topics:

    • What is our shared vision for future cities?
    • How to catalyze multi-stakeholder collaboration for impact? Which engagement and governance models?
    • Which business models and funding tools will do transition ?
    • … And what about HEC Paris’ territorial footprint?

    Panel discussions: 

    • Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of the city of Paris, Chair of the C40 Network - to be confirmed - 
    • Rob Hopkins, Founder of Transition Network, activist, author, blogger, "Green Community hero" by The Guardian
    • Marie Sauvignon - H.00, Sustainability Practice Leader at IMS (Inspiring More Sustainability) in Luxembourg
    • Julien Dossier - H.95, Founder of Quattrolibri, co-author of 2050 Carbon neutrality Strategy of Paris , HEC Paris Lecturer- to be confirmed -

    Calendar:

    • 1pm - Inspiration: Projection of the film Demain, by Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion  
    • 3pm - Action: Take up the « Après-demain » challenge: come and build solutions for future cities!
    • 5pm  Case studies on Accelerating the Third Industrial Revolution - the Luxembourg case and Smart cities: the solution to our urban ills?
    • 8pm – Round-table and debate with keynote speakers
  • Time: 1pm - 10pm
  • Where: HEC Paris Campus
  • Contact: Elisabeth De Reals
  • Phone: dereals@hec.fr
28 September 2017

Faculty Day 2017

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8 June 2017

PARIS-SACLAY - HEC part of the cluster - Conférence EPAPS

Come to discover the unique HEC's environment!

  • We are thrilled to propose you a conference gathering two exclusive guests: Marc Vanhuele - Associate Dean of HEC, Member of Université Paris-Saclay Committee & Patrick Van de Maele - President and Chief Executive Officer of EPAPS to present you the wide opportunities offered by the Paris-Saclay Cluster.

    8th of June - Thursday

    11:30 to 12:30

    BELLON Amphitheatre (S Building)

    Paris-Saclay, is a research-intensive and business cluster currently under construction, a project with national and international ambitions, addressing a public interest challenge. It encompasses research facilities, universities, French higher education institutions (grandes écoles as Polytechnique "X" or ENSAE statistics school) and also research centers of private companies wih the objective to catalyze public-private collaborations and researchers-entrepreneurs initiatives.

  • Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm
  • Where: BELLON Amphitheatre - S Building