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Wednesday, May 18

3:30pm CEST

Exploring the Future of Cities
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Mara Balestrini

Partner and Director of Research, Ideas for Change
Making Sense EU

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Guillaume Lavoie

City Councilor, City of Montreal
Guillaume Lavoie est entrepreneur en politiques publiques et chargé de cours à l'École nationale d'administration publique. L'un des experts les plus en vue sur l’économie collaborative, Guillaume a conseillé de nombreuses organisations publiques et privés, et présenté 200... Read More →
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Patrick Ropert

CEO, SNCF Gares & Connexion
Patrick Ropert is CEO of SNCF Gares & Connexions. He took charge of the €1.3 Bn SNCF Group business unit in October 2014, when the French rail system was being re-structured under the watchful eye of European Commission antitrust authorities. Patrick’s station development strategy... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm CEST
Thursday, May 19

9:50am CEST

A Conversation with Sébastien Bazin & Céline Lazorthes

How does the management of startups influence big companies? Developing a shadow board, reverse mentoring: these are just some of the tools being used, but are they enough to cope with the digital competition? On the other hand, if big companies managed to become that big, maybe it's because they have some advice worth listening to... 

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Vincent EDIN

Ministre de l'Education nationale 2022
Journaliste indépendant et collaborateur régulier d’Usbek & Rica et l’ADN, il est très investi dans l’éducation puisqu’il coordonne le Master Communication Politique et Publique de l’ECS où il intervient sur la rhétorique politique, discipline qu’il enseigne également... Read More →

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Sebastien Bazin

CEO, Accor Hotels
Sébastien Bazin is a French businessman and the chairman and CEO of Accor Hotels group.  In 1997, he joined Colony Capital to develop  the European branch of the private investment firm in Paris. Within 15 years, he managed and participated in a number of investments in the hotel... Read More →
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Celine Lazorthes

Céline Lazorthes is the optimistic and passionate founder and CEO of Leetchi Group which includes leetchi.com, the European leading online money pot (+5M users), and MANGOPAY, the disruptive B2B payment solution dedicated to Marketplaces, Crowdfunding and Sharing Economy. Deeply engaged in the start-up community, Céline is a founding member of France Digitale, an active business angel... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 9:50am - 10:15am CEST

4:00pm CEST

DAO - Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: Can You Trust A Blockchain?
This session will address the question of trust (or "trustlessness") and how it relates to the question of human autonomy and agency. Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are organizations operated on blockchain-based smart contracts which aim at removing the need for control measures to ensure trust. 
Can you trust a DAO that is completely autonomously operated? If not, can you trust the people who are operating it? How can a "trustless" technology like the blockchain bridge the gap between these 2 figures? How much agency should be given to a DAO? How to ensure that it does not take away human agency? 

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Benjamin Tincq

Co-Founder, Good Tech Lab / OuiShare
Co-Founder of Good Tech Lab, OuiShare and POC2Benjamin is an impact entrepreneur, and expert on collaborative innovation and decentralized business models. He is the founder of Good Tech Lab, a research venture exploring the frontiers of technology, entrepreneurship and finance to tackle... Read More →

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Clément Epié

Co-Founder, Cellabz
Clément Épié is Co-Founder @ Cellabz .He is working with scientific, civic and technological teams from universities, startups, maker-spaces and companies around the world, to build next generation R&D Labs.At Cellabz he is working at deploying modular, anti-disciplinary and distributed... Read More →
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Primavera De Filippi

Researcher & Faculty Associate, CERSA/CNRS and Berkman-Klein Center / Harvard
Primavera De Filippi is a Permanent Researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm CEST
Friday, May 20

2:45pm CEST

Being a feminist in the arab world today
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Asmaa Guedira

Fundadora, Hyper-Gender
Asmaa é uma hiper-conectora que veste muitos chapéus. Ativista de gênero, change-maker, estratégista de futuro do trabalho e inovação, facilitadora, nômade. Ela constrói pontes entre diferentes mundos e culturas, quebrando barreiras, indo além das fronteiras. Asmaa escolheu... Read More →
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Founder, Shiftbalance
Gender activist. Storytelling coach. Events curator. I love to help people find their WHY, get to this aha moment where they realize why they do what they do. I enjoy traveling, especially in the Middle East and I am passionate about changing the narrative and challenging common... Read More →

Friday May 20, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm CEST

4:15pm CEST

Flat or Hierarchical Organisations? Breaking the binary with Buffer & AccorHotels
How can we enable cultural transformation within companies in ways that empower employee intraprenuership and engagement in all levels of business and strategic decision-making? Where do we still need hierarchies? What should be decentralised can the blockchain really help with this? What should be monitored? Where should the line between monitorring, evaluation and freedom? 

We will explore these questions through the lens of the strategies and goals of Buffer and AccorHotels.

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Antonin Léonard

Co-fondateur, OuiShare
Antonin is OuiShare Co-Founder & Global Connector. Back in 2010, he created a blog about collaborative consumption, which helped spark the sharing movement in France. This blog adventure layed the foundation of OuiShare, with which he is strving to build a global organization with significant, tangible social impact at a very local level. He researches, consults, speaks and teaches about P2P alternatives and the power of creative communities... Read More →

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Arantxa Balson

Chief Talent & Culture Officer, AccorHotels
Arantxa Balson is Spanish and 50 years old. She has a degree in Educational Psychology from the Universidad de Comillas and an MBA from ICADE’s School of Management and Economic Sciences in Madrid. She also has a postgraduate diploma in Human Resources Management and Social Relations... Read More →
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Rodolphe Dutel

Operations, Buffer.com
Rodolphe works on Buffer's Operations: He thinks through how to organize Buffer as it grows beyond 100 team members working remotely together. He's also the founder of Remotive.io... Read More →

Friday May 20, 2016 4:15pm - 4:45pm CEST