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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).
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
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
15th - 17th of May 2017
Africa, Land of Initiatives and Entrepreneurs, will be the theme of the Africa Days first edition.
There will be three thematic evenings around the challenges and stakes of the continent, in the presence of entrepreneurs, experts and great African voices.
Programme and registration at the end of March.
Please save the date in your calendar !
- Time: 5pm - 10:30pm
- Where: Campus de Jouy-en-Josas
- Email: dircomSPAMFILTER@hec.fr
Move 10 years ahead on digital tech !
You're invited to the 10th Netexplo Forum, an opportunity to meet 10 leading innovations in global digital tech.
Enjoy 2 days of unique content and celebrate the Netexplo Forum's 10th anniversary.
April 26th and 27th at UNESCO, Paris.
For registration, please contact email@example.com
- Where: UNESCO
- Email: mtessonSPAMFILTER@netexplo.com
HEC's first charity race will take place on APRIL 22nd to support three associations that fight against childhood cancer: Rêve d'Enfance, Cheer Up and Imagine for Margo.
We invite YOU to challenge yourself for that cause!Sign up on unirun2017.com, raise funds in teams and join us for an athletic and festive event animated by a multitude of student associations
See you at HEC on the 22nd of April! Check out our website unirun2017.com and like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/unirunhec/ for more information
April 7-8, 2017
In coordination with HEC Paris, we are proud to organize the HEC Business Game. This real-life case competition brings together 150 talented participants from around the world to Paris to compete in a challenging, but fun, two-day case competition. Unlike many other case competitions, the HEC Business Game will have you work together with different groups of students during each challenge. Over the competition, you will have the opportunity to create connections and memories with a diverse group of fellow students from around the world.
Learn how to register here
- Time: 8am-12am
- Where: HEC Paris Campus
To evolve in our volatile, uncertain and complex world, it has become necessary to develop the capacity to adapt constantly with agility, and even be resilient in front of today’s major changes and challenges: geopolitical ,environmental, social and societal ones. This resilience is to build at different levels: society, organizations (international organizations, states, cities, firms, associations,etc.). It requires also the ability of individuals to adopt new resilient behaviors. How can this key capacity be developed at these different levels? this is what we propose to explore to get her during this conference, with operational actors, academics and witnesses.
Professor in Strategy and Business Policy at HECParis. Currently is the HEC Foundation Chaired Professor of Strategy at HEC Paris and the academic director of the Society and Organizations Center (SnO) which he launched in 2009.
Benedicte Faivre Tavignot
Affiliate professor in Strategy and Business Policy at HEC Paris. Co-Founder of the MSc in Sustainable Development and of the ‘Social Business, Enterprise and Poverty’ Chair, Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot is Executive Director of the SnO Center.
Vice President at VEOLIA, president for business development, cities innovation & markets. Veolia is among the most committed partners to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative.
Berlin-Charlottenburg Town Hall
Mayor or representative (TBC) of Berlin Charlottenburg Town Hall, very much concerne dafter December 19, 2016 terror attach in the federal capital.
Registration: Olga Hein, HEC Germany Office firstname.lastname@example.org
- Time: 16.30 to 19.30 pm
- Where: HEC Germany Office, Institut Français Kurfürstendamm 211, 10719 Berlin
- Contact: Olga Hein
- Email: heinSPAMFILTER@hec.fr
HEC SEED and Université Paris-Saclay Students in Entrepreneurship, are joining forces for SEED Entrepreneurship Summit to be one of the biggest Student Entrepreneurship Events in Europe
Get inspired by our 4 high-profile guest speakers, choose from 30 interactive workshops tailored to your needs, and discover over 80 outstanding startups, VCs, and accelerators on the entrepreneurship floor
If you have a startup yourself, take your chance in our pitch competition . Last year, 2 of the participants integrated the prestigious Axel Springer Plug & Play accelerator in Berlin along with a €25K investment
Friday 31st March 2017 - 7 pm – At the BPI France Hub - 8 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
Opening night (SOLD OUT!)
Saturday 1st April 2017 - 10 am to 7 pm - At HEC Paris - 1, rue de la Libération, 78350 Jouy-en-Josas (A shuttle service will be in place to access the event site)
- 4 key speakers from whom to draw your inspiration
- 30 interactive workshops
- Over 80 start-ups on site
- And a Pitch Competition to accelerate shortlisted projects!
More information http://www.hecseedparis.com/
Join the conversation @HECSEED
- Time: March 31 – April 1
- Where: HEC Paris Campus, 1, Rue de la libération, Jouy-en-Josas, 78350
The HEC Chinese Business Society and HEC Careers & Corporate Partnerships are delighted to welcome you to the 2nd edition of the Chinese Business Day on Thursday March 23rd 2017 from 1:30pm to 7pm in Building S. ETAM, MICHELIN, URGO, STARTUPBRICS and SR2C are among companies coming on campus
1:30pm Registration and welcome coffee. Hall S
1:45pm-2:30pm Opening Speeches : François COLLIN, Associate Dean for International Affairs, Raphaëlle GAUTIER, Executive Director for Corporate Partnerships & Careers. Bellon Auditorium
Chinese Business Society Presentation
2:30pm-4:00pm Company Case Studies. Rooms S118 to S120
4:00pm-4:15pm Coffee Break. Hall S
4:30pm-5:15pm Company One on One meetings
5:30pm-6:00pm Guest Speaker : David Baverez, HEC Alumni Paris, will talk about his new book Pékin Express : la nouvelle Chine racontée au futur Président. Bellon Auditorium
6:00pm-7:00pm Cocktail networking; Hall S
- Time: 1:30pm-7pm
- Where: HEC Campus, Jouy-en-Josas
The theme of the 6th annual HEC Paris Energy Day conference is about innovative technologies that will support a cleaner energy. The Energy and Utilities sectors are affected by pressing concerns including volatile commodity prices, increased competition, and significant capital costs. Additionally, today’s global energy demand puts considerable pressure on natural resources and environment, and we must reinvent the ways in which energy is produced, supplied, stored, and consumed. The value chains are increasingly becoming “digital” through technological innovations such as smart fields, smart metering, smart grids, or smart homes. Green energies have never been so competitive, but old actors are similarly innovating to improve existing technologies. So, who will guide this technological revolution, and how?
• Jean Michel Gauthier, Executive Director, Energy & Finance Chair, HEC Paris
• Olivier Menuet, VP Energy, SNCF
• Francois Sterin, Director Global infrastructure, Google
• Pierre Cannet, Head Climate, Energy and Infrastructure, WWF
• Wissam Anastas - Co-Head of DB Private Equity Energy and Infrastructure - Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
• Tristan Zipfel - Chief of Staff to the CEO - EDF Energies Nouvelles
• Mikhail SAVKIN - Director of Global Strategy - Schneider Electric;
• Umberto DOTTA - Managing Director - Power Generation Industry - EDF;
• Timo MARQUEZ - Energy & Sustainability Services - Groupe BETOM
12h Sandwich buffet
13h Plenary session – welcome speeches
14h Workshops – round tables
▪ Financing & Financers
Aligning of the stars? Will the fall of prices of oil, gas, coal, electricity, as well as interest rates lead to an economic disaster for some players of the energy industry? What is the right forward? Should we have a Top-Down or a Bottom-Up approach? Re-involve private finance? Is the involvement of private investors a key for the success of financing future energies? Can we still count on public finance, expecting countries to finance the energy transition despite their high debt level? How can governments adjust policies and regulation to stimulate private investments?
New technologies or improvement of old technologies? What are these technologies and what is their impact? … In which sector? Who will support these new offers? Oil & gas / Electricity / Coal / Nuclear players? Will gas innovate, acting as a bridge to reinforce clean energy/storage? Will new actors survive, or will traditional players dominate?…In which segment? Deployment strategy: where to start? Upstream? Midstream? Downstream? Final demand management? How impactful
should these technologies be on volumes (demand management/decrease
of primary or final energy), or on lifestyle?
16h30 Workshops summary
17h Plenary session – Keynote panel
“Innovative Technologies for a Cleaner Energy”
18h30 Conclusions – Closing speech
19h Cocktail and networking session
- Time: 12 PM - 7 PM
- Where: HEC Campus - T Building