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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
"Africa – Land of Entrepreneurial Initiatives" will be the central theme of AfricaDays@HECParis, which takes place from 15 to 17 May 2017 on the HEC Paris campus.
Three evenings of discussion and debate to answer the challenges and opportunities presented by the Africa of the future. The overarching theme will be that of the entrepreneurial dynamism of the continent and its diaspora.
Leaders, entrepreneurs, bankers, economists and experts from the continent, as well as young startups from all walks of life, will come to demonstrate their commitment to the development of Africa. They will also shed light on new entrepreneurial trends and the keys to their success.
Africa Days will also be an opportunity to gather the significant partnership ecosystem of HEC Paris, and focus on the three new strategic areas for the development of HEC Paris outlined by Dean Peter Todd - Entrepreneurship, Digital Transformation and Social Responsibility. All three are key areas of development for the African continent.
Accompanying these determined entrepreneurs and innovative initiatives, Africa Days @HECParis can act as a platform for growth for all those who wish to contribute to the Africa of the 21st Century.
- Time: 15th - 17th of May 2017 - 5pm - 10:30pm
- Where: Campus de Jouy-en-Josas
- Email: africadaysSPAMFILTER@hec.fr
DiversiTALKS #2 Minorities, Majorities, Inclulsion & Exclusion: What are the rules and who sets them?
The MBA LGBT+ Business Club invites to the second edition of the DIVERSITALKS on Thuesday 4th May with:
Sylvia Metayer, CEO, Sodexo Corporate Services Worldwide
Barbara Levéel, BNP Paribas Global Head of Diversity and HR CSR
Matteo Winkler, HEC Paris Assistant Professor specialized in Public and civil Law, and Legal Fundaments
APPLY to the cocktail dinner to have a priviledged contact with our panelists !
HOW ? Send an e-mail to MBAclub.email@example.com shortly stating your motivation to attend the dinner.
- Time: 18.30 to 20.00
- Where: HEC Campus, Jouy-en-Josas - Building S - Room S228
- Email: MBAclub.lgbtSPAMFILTER@hec.edu
The Netexplo Forum is the annual event on global digital innovation at UNESCO House, Paris.
Over two days attendees can share a year's observation of tech around the world, discover the 10 most promising initiatives of the year and the major trends in tomorrow's digital world.
See you on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th April, 2017 at UNESCO House, where entrepreneurs, researchers, philosophers, sociologists, journalists and executives explain and analyse how digital tech is shaping our world.
- Where: UNESCO House
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The first charity race will be on Saturday 22nd of April 2017 on HEC Campus and will be open to everyone. It will fund three participant organizations’ projects in the fight against child cancer: Imagine for Margo, Cheer Up and Rêve d’Enfance. These three astounding associations are involved in various aspects of fighting against this disease: research, children’s support during and after hospital visits.
Uni’Run is a student initiative that aims to collaborate around a sporting and charity event at HEC. The event, hosted by many HEC associations, assures to be festive and friendly. Everyone is invited to this amazing sporting challenge.
Come run and give the best of yourself to support sick children. There will be two courses proposed: 5km or 10km.
Because of the commitment of the runners, this will also be a solidarity challenge. Registration (15 €) is on www.unirun2017.com where you can also create or join a fundraising page to raise funds donated in full to the beneficiaries associations.
On the program: race, country lunch, fanfares, pompons, music, inflatable games and cotton candy - all facilitated by the student associations of HEC!
- Where: HEC Campus
- Contact: Laure-Abeille Debray
- Phone: 07 82 64 54 04
- Email: Laure-abeille.debraySPAMFILTER@hec.edu
During the 7th and 8th or April, almost 200 students from top universities in the world are coming to the HEC campus for the 3rd edition of the HEC Business Game.
During the two days of the event, participants will be stimulated to come up with disruptive solutions for our 5 challenges sponsored by Bain &Company, Schneider Electric, Earlybird Venture Capital, Gameloft, Klépierre and IBM and pitch their ideas.
- Time: From 7th to 8th April
- Where: HEC Campus