Is the Financial Industry Evolving with the Technological Revolution?

20 April 2018

How is the financial sector responding to the technological leap witnessed over the past decades? In what way has the arrival of AI and Big Data, as well as psychology, affected the teaching of financial mechanisms and the profound mutations in companies hiring policies? These were just two of the questions debated by HEC Finance Professor Augustin Landier and AXA-IM CEO Pierre-Emmanuel (...)

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A Game of Trone at Station F’s Big Mamma Restaurant

20 April 2018

Toilet designers Trone are to inaugurate their first-ever customized toilets in the heart of the Station F startup campus in central Paris. Eight thematic spaces will nestle in one of Europe’s biggest restaurants, the soon-to-be-opened Felicita, instigated by the Big Mamma culinary empire. Trone flowered under HEC’s incubator program a year ago thanks to its four co-creators. According to (...)

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#Finance: Four Questions for Augustin Landier

19 April 2018

Following the April 10 HEC Paris - ViaVoice debate on the finance industry and new technology, HEC Professor Augustin Landier shared his vision on the generation gap between younger and older managers; the multi-disciplinary nature of modern finance; and answering the global demand for more finance graduates. First, he addressed the question of anticipating tail risks.

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AfricaDays 2018 Plants Seeds for Future

12 April 2018

Almost 400 people braved the national rail strikes and bleak weather to attend the second edition of AfricaDays devoted this year to the assimilation of technology in the continent’s agriculture. “The Green Revolution 2.0” gathered specialists, students, researchers and witnesses of Africa’s biggest employer and a key sector for its development in the 21st century.

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Smart City Technology Opens Up Employment Horizons for HEC Students

10 April 2018

Technological leaps, notably linked to the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, are accelerating the number and size of smart cities globally. Specialists agree that the impact on travel, energy and waste will be huge, opening up undreamt of opportunities – and, arguably, risks – for major companies and their employment strategies in these sectors. HEC Paris invited representatives from some of (...)

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Senior Managing Director at Accenture presents the Technology Vision 2018 report at HEC Paris

9 April 2018

On March 28, 2018, Yves Bernaert, Senior Managing Director at Accenture, shared his insights on the Accenture Technology Vision 2018 report with the  Executive MBA participants  from HEC Paris Executive Education.  He has worked at Accenture for over 20 years and is currently leading Accenture Technology’s efforts across Europe, Africa and Latin America. Bernaert gave a (...)

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HEC Seminar Scrutinizes Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

4 April 2018

The fourth DiversiTALKS seminar, organized by HEC students and Professor Matteo Winkler on March 12, discussed the hotly-debated issue of sexual harassment in the workplace - and the challenges of breaking the silence after the Weinstein scandal. Two outside speakers joined HEC staff members and students of all levels; they provided legal and journalistic framework to a seminar which (...)

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EU Anti Fake News Initiative violates fundamental rights, says Prof. Alberto Alemanno

28 March 2018

Following on the EU Commission announcement that it will adopt a Communication on tackling disinformation online, Alberto Alemanno filed today a complaint to the European Ombudsman alleging that the current EU approach to counter fake news - as epitomised by the EU Disinformation Review - violates the rights to freedom of expression and due process of those accused of distributing (...)

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Prada's IPO case study by Denis Gromb wins The Case Centre Awards 2018 in Finance

21 March 2018

For the third time in three years, an HEC Paris professor has bagged a Case Centre Award for a bestselling case study. Professor of Finance Denis Gromb won the 2018 prize in the Finance, Accounting and Control category for “Prada’s Hong Kong IPO”, a study he co-wrote with Associate Professor at ESCP Europe, Alberta Di Giuli. Gromb was presented with his award on March 14 by The Case Centre (...)

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Movement for Social * Business Impact Donors Encourage SnO Research on More Inclusive Global Economy

19 March 2018

HEC Paris’ Society and Organization Center (SnO) and the Movement for Social*Business Impact (MS*BI), convened for a March 6 meeting between all six major corporate donors to share the fruits of their research in building a new type of capitalism. Representatives from Danone, Schneider Electric, Renault, Sodexo, Veolia and Total believe the HEC researchers have laid solid foundations (...)

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