They have accepted to participate to the forthcoming edition on 25th and 26th April 2020
Depuis plus de 25 ans, Eric travaille aux côtés des plus grands groupes internationaux. Il rejoint IBM en 1999 et participe à la création de la division logicielle du Groupe, dont on lui confiera la Direction des ventes. En 2005, Eric prend la tête de la Direction Europe, basée à Madrid, de la Division “Social Networking”, puis revient en France en 2010 pour développer le portefeuille clients d’IBM France. Il prend en 2015 la Direction Générale d’une startup spécialisée en Intelligence Artificielle, puis en 2017, sa rencontre avec Daniel Dines le conduit à prendre en charge la création des filiales France, Belgique et Suisse de UiPath devenu depuis l’une des principales licornes du monde de l’intelligence artificielle. UiPath est aujourd’hui le leader mondial de la RPA (Robotic Process Automation).
Jean-Paul Agon joined the L'Oréal group in 1978. Following an international career as General Manager of Consumer Products in Greece, of L'Oréal Paris in France, International Director of Biotherm, General Manager of L ' Oréal Germany, Managing Director of the Asia Zone, President and CEO of L'Oréal USA, Jean-Paul Agon was appointed Deputy Managing Director of L'Oréal in 2005, Managing Director in April 2006 then Chairman and CEO in 2011. Director at L'Oréal since 2006, he is the Chairman of the Strategy and Sustainable Development Committee. In addition, Jean-Paul Agon is President of the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation and director of Air Liquide.
Actor, director, screenwriter
After discovering the movies of the American directors Coppola, Cassavetes and Woody Allen when he was a teenager, he enrolled in the Cours Florent. A few years later, he won the César award for best male hope and the Michel Simon Prize for his role in Un monde sans pitié (1989), which marked the start of his long career as an actor. On the strength of these experiences, he decides to move on to directing and concretizes his project with a first short film, I got a Woman in 1997. In 2001, his first film Ma femme est une actrice, was a great success as well as the second component, They married and had many children, in 2003. His work as a filmmaker was rewarded with a César nomination for his film Le Brio (2017). In 2018, he appeared in the play written by Florian Zeller, Le Fils, and directed by Ladislas Chollat.
Bernard Attali holds degrees from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. Since 2003, he has held the post of Senior Advisor for Texas Pacific Group in France. He has held important private positions in addition to high visibility public positions. To name a few, Mr. Attali was CFO of Club Med, Chairman of Paris-Ile de France Development Agency, Chairman and CEO of major insurance companies such as Groupe des assurances nationales (GAN) or Chairman and CEO of Air France from 1988 to 1993. He has also been a member of many significant boards including SNCF (French railways), CIC, BNP, Société Générale, Scor, Méridien Hotels, Air Inter, La Poste, Sabena, CSA, EuroTunnel and Baccarat, and as of April 2014, Numericable. He is currently Honorary Chairman of the Air France Group.
Professor, writer, Honorary Member of the Council of State, Special Adviser to the President of the Republic from 1981 to 1991, founder and first President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London from 1991 to 1993, Jacques Attali is currently CEO of A&A, an international consulting firm in strategy, based in Paris, and President of PlaNet Finance, an international non-profit organisation assisting microfinance institutions all over the world. PlaNet Finance is the most important world institution of support to the microfinance. PlaNet Finance advises and is active in 80 countries, and launched the LH Forum, movement for positive economy.
Co-founder of August Debouzy with former diplomat Olivier Debouzy, Gilles August has headed the firm since 1995. A member of the Paris and New York Bars, Gilles August is at the head of the Corporate division, which currently has 25 lawyers, including 8 partners. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions and private equity, but also practices in the areas of corporate law, commercial litigation, arbitration and business criminal law. Gilles August has been working with key players in the French and international economy for 20 years. Driven by a modern vision of legal advice, Gilles August has always put his firm at the service of innovation and entrepreneurship.
CEO of the Sapiens Institute
A former student of the ENS de Cachan, a graduate of the ESCP, agrégé in economics and doctor of management sciences, he is a professor at the University of Bordeaux. He is notably the author of Political Horror (Les belles lettres 2017) and In Praise of hypocrisy (Editions du Cerf 2018). He regularly intervenes in the media to decipher economic and political news. In December 2017, he founded with Laurent Alexandre and Dominique Calmels, the Sapiens Institute, the first French think tech.
Digital champion for the European Commission
Currently Gilles Babinet is chairman of the executive board of Captain Dash, Eyeka, MXP4 and Digibonus. He also served on the executive board of the Mobile Entertainment Forum, an international association that promotes mobile entertainment services. He is also an active member of the association 100,000 Entrepreneurs. In April 2011, Gilles Babinet was elected as the first president of the Conseil National du Numérique by 18 members for a one-year term. In June 2012, he was appointed "Digital Champion" by the minister delegate to the Digital, Fleur Pellerin. As part of its oversight function, he stated in an interview given to L'Usine Nouvelle that the CNIL is "an enemy of the nation".
Emmanuelle Barbara, partner - Senior Partner of the law firm August Debouzy, has been a member of the Paris Bar since 1993. As a Managing Partner (Associé-gérant) of August Debouzy from 2001 to 2017, she created the labor department (comprising 35 lawyers, including 8 partners), which is involved in all areas of employment law and the development of HR strategies. In just fifteen years, her department has become a leading provider of labor law services and advice. In 2012 and 2018, Emmanuelle Barbara received the "Lawyer of the Year" award in labor law from Best Lawyer magazine. She teaches at Sciences-Po Paris’s School of Law in Master II level. She also actively participates, within multiple think tanks, in the debate on the evolution of French labor law. She is a member of the board of directors of the Montaigne Institute and was a board member and approved qualified person of the French Central Agency of Social Security Organizations (ACOSS) between 2007 and 2017.
Frédéric Bardeau est diplômé en sciences politiques et en intelligence économique (Science-Po Paris et Saint-Cyr). Il a fondé Limite, une agence entièrement dédiée à la communication responsable et travaillant principalement pour les associations, fondations et ONG. C’est un analyste avisé de la cyberculture, des réseaux sociaux et des stratégies militantes, il intervient régulièrement au Celsa et à l’Association française des fundraisers (AFF). En 2013, il cofonde l’entreprise sociale agréée solidaire Simplon.co : une fabrique accélérée de développeurs d’applications web/mobile et d’entrepreneurs du numérique et prioritairement tournée vers les jeunes des quartiers populaires, des milieux modestes et de la diversité ainsi que des projets sociaux innovants.
High-specialized in classical letters, Fabrice Bardèche began his career as a professor at the University Paris 6. At the same time, he was editor-in-chief of one of the leading French health magazines. In 1980, he joined Marc Sellam as Director of Development and Communication for the ISEG Group. In 1998, he became General Manager, then Vice President, of the IONIS Group, the leading French private higher education group.
Marine de Bazelaire joined the HSBC Group in 2004 to spread and structure its sustainable development policy in France. Previously, she worked at the UNESCO's Bureau Public Information for a year after having introduced the implementation of a sustainable development policy within the Tiscali group . Among her previous functions, she was Editor director for Tiscali and multimedia manager of the publishing conglomerate Excelsior. She has a post graduate diploma in museology, a Master's degree of Arts and Sciences in Publishing and a Bachelor of business administration in Finance, Pace University - NYC.
After five years working in several financial positions in New York, San Francisco and London, Sébastien Bazin was appointed CEO of Hottinguer Rivaud Finances, an investment bank, in 1990, and then CEO of L’Immobilière Hôtelière, a hotel developer in France, in 1992. In 1997, he moved to Colony Capital, a private real estate investment firm, to head up its European branch and lead several acquisitions, principally in the hospitality sector (Générale des Eaux, Club Méditerranée, Lucien Barrière, Fairmont & Raffles, Buffalo Grill, Château Lascombes, Stadia Consulting and others). He joined Accor’s Board of Directors in 2005 and, via Colony Capital, became a Paris Saint-Germain shareholder in 2006 and the club’s Chairman in 2009.
In August 2013, he resigned from his duties at Colony Capital and was appointed Chairman and CEO of Accor.
Gérard Bekerman began his career as being the assistant to Raymond Aron at the Collège de France. He continued as a visiting professor at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) and at University Paris 2 where he directed until 2014 the M2 of Techniques Financières. He is now Director of the Chair Essec Finance. He is the author of numerous scientific publications on mathematical models for the authoritative valuation of options published by the Presses Universitaires de France on public accounts and major international monetary and financial matters. Gérard Bekerman is graduated from the Ecole Normale de Musique and founder of the International Concours international des grands amateurs de piano, a cultural event he chairs and which gathers candidates from all over the world each year in Paris.
Holder of a master's degree in public law, a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Toulouse and a former student of the National School of Administration, he was head of the Permanent Inspection Mission of administrative jurisdictions after having been president the administrative court of appeal of Bordeaux then that of Versailles. Former chairman of the Bordeaux radio technical committee, he was administrator of the Orchestre de Paris, former director general of L'Opéra de Paris then of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (1993-1998), director of the Archives de France from 1998 to 2001, President of the National Heritage Institute on August 28, 2008 before being appointed in 2010 Director General of Heritage. Since 2012, he has been president of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux.
Le Dr Benattar, Médecin Gériatre, exerce depuis plus de 30 ans auprès des personnes âgées dépendantes. Elle était auparavant médecin Directeur d'une maison de retraite spécialisée dans la prise en charge des personnes atteintes de la maladie d'Alzheimer et Médecin en soins palliatifs. En 1999, elle intègre le groupe ORPEA dont elle est depuis 2006 Directrice Médicale Internationale. Sa mission consiste à diffuser les bonnes pratiques professionnelles et les valeurs éthiques du groupe, et à accompagner le développement par les réseaux professionnels et les enseignements qu’elle déploie dans ces différents pays. Dans toutes ses missions, le Dr Benattar prône depuis toujours, l’approche non médicamenteuse des malades et le soutien des aidants naturels.
Après des études en sciences politiques et en droit social, Judith Benhamou-Huet devient journaliste et se spécialise dans la critique d'art. En plus de tenir des rubriques hebdomadaires dans des journaux tels que Les Echos, Le Point et des magazines à tirage mensuel comme Art Press, Vogue et Beaux-Arts Mag, elle réalise d'importantes enquêtes pour les magazines internationaux Art&Auction, et Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Reconnue comme étant l'une des spécialistes de l'étude du marché de l'art contemporain, elle fait de nombreuses conférences à travers le monde où elle évoque les différentes problématiques liées à ce sujet : 'Le Marché et les collectionneurs' (conférence à la Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson), 'L' Etat du marché de l'art contemporain' (au musée d'art contemporain de Montréal), 'Les Collectionneurs, la Maison Rouge' traitant de l'intime, 'le collectionneur derrière la porte' au Centre Georges Pompidou et bien d'autres...
Partner at August Debouzy since 1999 in the employment law group, Marie-Hélène Bensadoun’s main focus is on employment and social security-related disputes. She assists employers with their negotiations with staff representatives and trade unions, redundancy plans, employee incentive plans, compensation packages as well as mass litigation.
Marie-Hélène is a committed activist. She is an active participant in the Start you up program launched by the firm and offers pro bono legal services to the association “Joséphine pour la beauté des femmes”. She is vice-president of Avosial association of employment lawyers and director of the “Toutes à l’école” association supporting access to education for girls.
Graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, of Sciences Po Paris, holder of an agregation in mathematics and engineer of the Corps des Mines Jean-François Bensahel began his carrier as a project manager for public authorities. Quickly he felt the necessity to create his own firm and began his professional retraining when he was 26. From now on he is president of the IQera Group that arose from the union between the MCS Group and the DSOGroup. Parisian specialist of the credit management and trade. IQera accompanies compagnies and financial institutions at each stage of the financial cycle associating human and artificial intelligence. The group, present in 16 sites, reckons 21000 collaborators.
Islamologist, political scientist, writer
Arrived in France at the age of seven, he became champion of France in kickboxing before moving on to studies in History and Islamology. He taught at the Institute of Political Studies of Aix en Provence, as part of the Master "Religions and society", and was an associate researcher at the observatory of religion. He also taught at the Catholic faculty of Louvain-La-neuve and at the Protestant theology faculty in Paris. A prolific writer, he sets out to think of an Islam in step with the times and is also involved in interreligious dialogue. He is also co-director of the Islam of lights collection, published by Albin Michel. His latest book is called "Lettres à Nour" (2019).
Pierre Bergounioux, a graduate of the École normale supérieure and professor of literature, is a committed writer and sculptor passionate about entomology. He has published numerous books, including Catherine (1984), La Casse (1994), and three volumes of Notebooks. Talented author, he was distinguished by the grand prize of literature of the SGDL (2002) and by the Roger-Caillois prize for all of his work (2009). Often presented as the worker of time and silence, his latest book, published this year, is entitled Monday.
Xavier Bertrand, insurance agent, got involved in politics at the age of 16 and was elected to the second riding of Aisne in 2002. He would be re-elected for three new terms (2007, 2009-2010, 2012-2015). Appointed Minister of Health (2005-2007), then Minister of Labor (2007-2009) and Minister of Labour, Employment and Health (2010-2012), he won the town hall of Saint-Quentin (Aisne) in 2010. Elected President of the Regional Council of Hauts-de-France in January 2016, he resigned his duties as deputy of Aisne and mayor of Saint-Quentin to devote himself fully to the Region.
He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique as Telecom Engineer and has a Master of Economy. He began his career at the Ministry of Finance, before becoming technical advisor for the Prime Minister. He joined HSBC France Corporate Finance activities in 1997, before being appointed Managing director in 2000. in 2005, he served as Co-Head of Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets and in 2007 he has been the Head of global banking and markets at HSBC France. In 2010, he becomed Managing director of HSBC France and Responsible for the Bank of financing and investment for Continental Europe within the HSBC Group. Since 2012, he is Chief Executive Officer of HSBC France.
Eric Bismuth est Président fondateur de Montefiore Investment, qui est devenue en 15 ans la référence de l’investissement dans les sociétés de service et une des sociétés de capital investissement les plus performantes dans le monde. Outre ses responsabilités dans le management de la société, Eric Bismuth a réalisé plus de 20 investissements dans des PME/ETI de croissance française dans les métiers de service, ainsi qu’une centaine d’opérations de croissance externe aux côtés de ces PME/ETI. Diplômé de l’Ecole Centrale de Paris, Eric Bismuth a d’abord été entrepreneur, avant de rejoindre le Boston Consulting Group pendant 15 ans, où il a été nommé Managing Partner. Dans ce cadre, il a accompagné les stratégies de croissance rentables de nombreuses entreprises de toutes tailles dans les services et la distribution, avant de prendre la responsabilité mondiale des activités Tourisme et Loisirs.
Directeur de Recherche Emerite CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et des Hautes Energies (LPNHE)
Depuis janvier 2018, Constance Bordes est en charge des missions stratégiques d’IBM France. Elle a notamment créé et mis en œuvre des plates-formes de marque inédites comme la toute nouvelle mini série documentaire 8 Minutes, et le mécénat avec le Grand Palais à l’occasion d’expositions emblématiques comme Artistes et Robots ou La Lune. Précédemment, et depuis 2011, Constance était Directrice des Communications chez IBM France. Anticonformiste et curieuse, Constance recherche en permanence l’innovation et privilégie une démarche créative pour mieux servir les enjeux stratégiques qui lui sont confiés.Constance est diplômée du CELSA Sorbonne Université
Historian, Teacher at the Collège de France
Graduated and teaching the history of the Middle Ages at the École normale supérieure Fontenay-Saint-Cloud and then to the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne where he is currently a lecturer. Member of the Institut universitaire de France, he is also a member of the editorial board of the journal L'Histoire and director of publications of the Sorbonne. He is interested in the writing and epistemology of the historical discipline and has devoted many works to the political and urban history of Renaissance Italy, since his thesis The Power to Build. Urbanism and editorial policy in Milan, 14th-15th centuries (French School of Rome, 1998). He notably published Léonard and Machiavel (Verdier, 2008), Making Profession of Historian (Sorbonne Publications, 2010), L'Entretemps. Conversations on history (Verdier, 2012) and directed History of the world in the fifteenth century (Fayard, 2009).
Clinical psychologist, and teacher, the franco-british Jane Bouvier creates in 2014 her organization « L’Ecole au présent » funded by the Fondation Abbé Pierre and helped by the Rotary Club of Marseille. In 2012, following the arson attack of a rundown suburb by riperains, she decides to committ herself against poverty and ostracism. That fight leads her to meet out-of-school children. That discover and that shock pushed her to create the association « L’Ecole au présent » which has since then organized the schooling of 450 children, including 320 Roma children. She defends a vision of the scolar insertion as a first step, for the whole family, towards a better integration, towards access to care, towards education, employement and rights. In 2019, l’Ecole au Présent is one of the 17 rewarded project by a national laurel, granted by the Fondation de France.
Nathalie BOY DE LA TOUR
Graduate of the ESCP, Nathalie Boy de La Tour begins her carrier by joining the consulting firm Bossard Gemini. Then she becomes head of the Internet subsidiary of the communication agency BBDO. In 2004, she co-founds the Parisian trade show Galaxy Foot, and in February 2008 she takes part in launching FondaCtion du football. In November 2016, she was elected president for four years by the LFP's general assembly, after being a member of the administration council for three years. She becomes the first female to occupy this position. In March 2019, on the occasion of international Women's Day she announced actions in order to promote women’s football insofar as for her we are at “the beginning of the women’s interest for football. The real barrier is to make the women go the the stadium for the first time”.
Jean-Claude Brdenk est diplômé de l’Institut Supérieur de Gestion. Il rejoint le Groupe ORPEA en 1997 en tant que Directeur Exploitation Groupe.
Il y dirige les Opérations du Groupe (maisons de retraite, cliniques de moyen séjour et de psychiatrie, services à domicile) dans l’ensemble des pays où ORPEA est implanté, en Europe, en Amérique Latine et en Chine, soit plus de 950 implantations destinées à la prise en charge de plus de 280.000 patients et résidents. Depuis plus de 20 ans, Jean-Claude Brdenk participe activement au développement et à l’essor international du Groupe ORPEA, en structurant les équipes en France et dans ses filiales étrangères et en dirigeant les services clés des Opérations. Il est depuis 2010 Directeur Général Délégué du Groupe ORPEA.
Louis Albert de BROGLIE
President of Deyrolle, founder of the Festival de la forêt et du bois
Louis Albert de Broglie is an environmental activist entrepreneur. Graduated from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, he bought Château de la Bourdaisière in 2012, which he transformed into a biodiversity laboratory. He began to collect a collection of tomatoes in 1992 which became, in 1996, the National Conservatory of Tomato where are cultivated to date about 700 varieties. Nicknamed "The Prince Gardener", Louis Albert de Broglie bought Deyrolle in 2001 and gave back to this legendary institution its initial vocation: pedagogy on contemporary environmental and societal issues. True to his taste for innovation, he launched in 2013 a new project: the modeling of a microferm in agroecology, carried by the association "Fermes d'avenir".
Novelist and essayist
Pascal Bruckner is a novelist and essayist, graduated from the Ecole pratique des Hautes études. In parallel to his literary activities, he taught at the University of San Diego (California, 1986), New York University (1987-1995) and at the Institut des Etudes Politiques de Paris (1990-1994). Since 1987, he has collaborated with the Nouvel Observateur and the newspaper Le Monde. In 2014, he published "Un bon fils" by Grasset, and more recently, in 2017, "Un racisme imaginaire. La Querelle de l’islamophobie. " published by the Grasset-Fasquelle editions. He also served as administrator of the association Action contre la faim from 1983 to 1988.
Co-founder and President of MisterFly, Nicolas Brumelot is a serial entrepreneur driven by a modern and responsible vision of business. He successively co-founded Go Voyages, company recognized as one of the baseline successes in tourism in France, and directed Odigeo, first online travel agency in Europe. Exposed to changes since he is very young, this experience shaped his career path and the values he carries, especially an ethic and committed business practice. MisterFly is a champion of the hyper-growth : the company has been the prize winner of the “Travel d’Or”, of the Pass French Tech in 2018, awarded by the prize of the innovation of the year by the FEVAD in 2020 and member of the first promotion of the FrenchTech120.