How Can Hacking, Design Thinking and Human Error Help Innovation?

20 December 2016

The independent observatory Netexplo organized a morning conference on December 16 centered on the necessity of innovation within innovation. But how to go about it? Should business promote the right to error, attempt to hack, maximize one's intuition through Design Thinking or revolutionize innovation through “disruptive” philosophy? These were some of the many questions philosophers, (...)

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Professor Itzhak Gilboa discusses the relationship between Decision Analysis and Being Human

19 December 2016

This year’s annual 'Les Entretiens de la Cité' conference in Lyon hosted by Fields Medal and HEC Paris Honoris Causa Cédric Villani, saw Itzhak Gilboa, Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences at HEC Paris, deliver a speech on what it means to Be Human. He gleaned over the history of decision sciences, discussed the evolution of decision theory, and concluded his talk by examining the ways in (...)

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HEC Paris Executive Education trains future international business coaches

16 December 2016

To create a generation of executive coaches to be effective in any culture, HEC Paris is launching its new Global Executive Coaching Program in January 2017. Business professionals and consultants will be exposed to a new curriculum that combines classic teaching methods with the contemporary needs of our increasingly interconnected society.

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HEC Paris Wins A.T Kearney Global Prize Strategy Case Competition

15 December 2016

For the first time in since its inception 20 years ago, a post-graduate candidate team from HEC Paris has won the A.T. Kearney Global Prize Strategy Case Competition.

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Muhammad Yunus Joins HEC Paris Initiative to Maximize Social Impact in Business

14 December 2016

In November, HEC Paris hosted the 2016 Social Business Academia Conference featuring Nobel Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus. 113 people from around 20 countries participated in the two-day event. The co-President of the Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Chair thus rounded off an intense year of exchange with the French capital which included the establishment of the Yunus Center Paris, a (...)

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HEC Paris joins Station F, the world’s biggest startup campus

7 December 2016

On December 5th at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016, Station F Director Roxanne Varza has revealed the names of the first members of the world’s largest startup campus. These include VCs, Internet giant Facebook and HEC Paris Incubator, all of whom are top international players in this unique ecosystem of entrepreneurs. Based in Paris and known as la Halle Freyssinet, this campus will gather (...)

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Fintech at the crossroads: disruption, collaboration and regulation

30 November 2016

Has fintech reached the age of reason? Banking professionals, finance experts, fintech start-up founders and students were invited to partake in the passionate debate that took place at the Second edition of HEC Paris' Fintech Fair on October 20th.

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World’s Largest Luxury Company Embarks on Recruiting Drive at HEC Paris

28 November 2016

It is a short hop, skip and jump from LVMH on Avenue Hoche, central Paris, to the HEC campus at Jouy-en-Josas. So it seemed logical that the conglomerate, home to 70 high-quality luxury brands, start a nine-stop national recruiting campaign with an afternoon exchange involving 250 of the business school’s students.

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Teaching the transformation of client experience in the digital age

28 November 2016

On 22nd November 2016, HEC Paris and Capgemini launched their new Digital Experience teaching chair, deepening an already long-standing partnership of over 10 years. In mark of the occasion, Peter Todd, Dean at HEC Paris; Bertrand Léonard, President of the HEC Foundation, and Olivier Sévillia, deputy CEO of the Capgemini Group, were joined at the OpenMind Kfé Cléry by start-up and digital (...)

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Rob Hopkins: Self-styled "Cookie Monster" Hopes to Transform HEC Paris Into French Hub for Transition Experiments

25 November 2016

Charismatic environmental activist Rob Hopkins was invited by HEC Paris’ Society and Organizations (SnO) Center November 15 to expose the philosophy behind the Transition Network movement he cofounded in 2007. The independent English writer also exchanged with major local political personalities and company CEOs in a visit aimed at accelerating the transition movement of the HEC Paris/Saclay (...)

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