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16 - 17 June 2017

Paris

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Digital transformation: a force for a better world?

16-17 June 2017, Paris, France

New venue:  Yoyo, Palais de Tokyo

Even as technological advances continue to amaze us with new possibilities, the old confidence that societal progress and well-being will follow is waning.  There is also considerable uncertainty arising from the depth and reach of the digital evolution that we are living through: more and more traditional industries are facing the prospect of disruption by digital technologies and business models. While change is far from linear and deterministic, the underlying forces driving digital transformation are strong, with almost free computing power and storage conveniently packaged in the cloud and easily accessed via ubiquitous smart phones and high speed networks.  The implications for business and society promise to be as profound as the industrial revolution that arose from the advent of mass production and large scale enterprises.

The INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe 2017 explores:

- current and emerging technological trends and resulting major digital, social and technical disruptions

- how these disruptions impact business models, leadership and management practices, employees and broader society, as well as social forces fueled by anxiety with economic dislocation, lost privacy and lack of security

- how businesses will have to translate current and emerging technological possibilities into strategies, commercial success in the global market in terms of new innovative business models, jobs, types of employment, education and life-long learning

Since its inception, INSEAD’s mission has been to develop value-driven global business leaders who we believe can help the world address these challenges and reaffirm that business can be a force for good.  Join us for indepth discussions and exchange on what it will take for digital to deliver a better world, one with both profitable growth and societal progress.

This programme will also include some "party time" in two iconic Parisian venues on Friday and Saturday evening, giving you plenty of occasions to network and meet up with your INSEAD friends. So stay tuned for further details about the forum, speakers and social programme.

If you are not a member of the French NAA but would like to find out more about the many diverse activities of our community, click here and join us.

We look forward to seeing you soon in Paris !

Warm greetings from the French Alumni Association

 

Programme

Friday 16 June 2017

Discussion on the current and emerging technological trends and resulting major digital, social and technical disruptions

13:00

Registration

Foyer
Yoyo, Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris

14:00 

Welcome

Andreas Jacobs, MBA'90D, Chairman of INSEAD, Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

Jean-Marc Liduena, MBA'99J, President, INSEAD Alumni Association France, Senior Partner, Consumer & Industrial Products Leader, Deloitte

Auditorium
Yoyo, Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris

 

 14:15

Introduction

Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Valérie Coscas, MBA'08D, Head of Strategy – France, Amazon Web Services

 Auditorium
 14:30

Opening Keynote Dialogue:
On digital and technological transformation and their disruptive impact on economies and businesses

Omar Abbosh, MBA'95D, Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture

Eric Labaye, MBA'87J, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Moderated by: Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

 Auditorium
 15:15

Business Leaders Dialogue:
On main evolutions of cognitive sciences/artificial intelligence and internet and their impact on products and business models

Alexandre Cadain, Founder & CEO Anima.ai, AI XPRIZE Ambassador, Co-Lead Postdigital Program ENS Ulm

Jean-Philippe Desbiolles, Vice-President Cognitive Solution - Financial Services, IBM Watson Group

Mark Spelman, MBA'83J, Co-Lead, Future of Digital Economy and Society Initiative, World Economic Forum

Moderated by: Eric Labaye, MBA'87J, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

 Auditorium
 16:15Coffee break & networkingFoyer
 16:45

Faculty presentation: Boards facing the digital transformation: Implications for Strategy, Skills and Culture

Annet Aris, MBA'86D, Adjunct Professor of Strategy, INSEAD

Auditorium
 17:15

Business Leaders Roundtable

Carlo D'Asaro Biondo, President EMEA, Strategic Relationships, Google

Antoine Gourevitch, MBA'97D, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Yann Lechelle, MBA'01J, COO, Snips

Moderated by: Annet Aris, MBA'86D, Adjunct Professor of Strategy, INSEAD

Auditorium
18:00

Keynote Dialogue

Stéphane Distinguin, Founder & CEO, Fabernovel Group

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Auditorium
 18:30

Takeaways from the First Day

Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Valérie Coscas, MBA'08D, Head of Strategy – France, Amazon Web Services

Auditorium
18:35Networking cocktailFoyer
Yoyo, Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
   

19:00
    -
23:00

Cocktail dînatoire
For ticketed guests only

Salon d'About 

Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
Palais de Chaillot
7 rue Albert de Mun
75116 Paris

Saturday 17 June 2017

The sessions will explore how these disruptions impact business models, leadership and management practices, employees and broader society, as well as social forces fueled by anxiety with economic dislocation, lost privacy and lack of security but also by new opportunities in terms of new jobs, new skills to be developed and more knowledge, services and goods to be proposed to populations who have not been reached up until now.

08:30Registration

Foyer
Yoyo, Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris

 09:00

Welcome

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation 

Auditorium
 
 09:05

Summary of previous discussions

Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Valérie Coscas, MBA'08D, Head of Strategy – France, Amazon Web Services

 Auditorium
 09:15

Keynote Address:
On how digital transformation impacts the demand in the car industry but also the future business model in terms of skills needed, management processes, organisation, staff and culture

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Renault-Nissan Alliance

Moderated by: Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Auditorium
 10:05

Keynote Address: Digital transformation: Beyond business impact...

Jean-Marc Liduena, MBA'99J, President, INSEAD Alumni Association France, Senior Partner, Consumer & Industrial Products Leader, Deloitte

 Auditorium
 10:25Coffee break & networking Auditorium
 10:55

Business Leaders Dialogue:
On how digital transformation is forcing incumbents like Regus and Schenider Electric to change their buisness models faced with new entrants like Lazada/Alibaba and BlaBlaCar

Maximilian Bittner, CEO, Lazada Group (Alibaba)

Mark Dixon, Chief Executive Officer, Regus plc

Christel Heydemann, Executive Vice President, France Operations, Schneider Electric, Member of the Executive Committee, Schneider Electric  

Frédéric Mazzella, MBA'07D, Founder & Executive Chairman, BlaBlaCar

Moderated by: Jean-Marc Liduena, MBA'99J, President, INSEAD Alumni Association France, Senior Partner, Consumer & Industrial Products Leader, Deloitte

 Auditorium
 12:05

Keynote Address:
On what we can learn from paleonthropology to understand how people and businesses will adapt to digital transformation and disruption

Pascal Picq, Paleoanthropologist & Member of Collège de France

Auditorium
 12:40

Dean's Address

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Auditorium
13:20Networking lunchFoyer
Yoyo, Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris

Saturday 17 June 2017

Discussions will focus on how businesses will have to translate current and emerging technological possibilities into strategies, commercial success in the global market in terms of new innovative business models, jobs, types of employment, education and life-long learning.

 14:15

Overview of the morning's discussions

Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Valérie Coscas, MBA'08D, Head of Strategy – France, Amazon Web Services

Auditorium
Yoyo, Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris

 14:25

Faculty presentation: 
Technology and Inequality: reasons for concern, reasons for optimism

Mark Stabile, The Stone Chaired Professor in Wealth Inequality, Professor of Economics, INSEAD

Auditorium
 14:45

Business Leaders Roundtable:
On how disruption denial of incumbents can be analysed and transformed comparing two successful companies adapting to digital transformation

David Guillebaud, MBA'75, Author, Disruption Denial

Sylvie Ouziel, Global Assistance CEO, Asia Pacific CEO, Allianz Worldwide Partners 

Polly Sumner, Chief Adoption Officer, Salesforce

Moderated by:  Mark Stabile, The Stone Chaired Professor in Wealth Inequality, Professor of Economics, INSEAD

Auditorium
 15:35Coffee break & networkingFoyer
 16:05

Keynote Dialogue:
On how associations can optimise new technologies, new financing, new business models to make the world a better place

James Chen, Founder, Clearly

Moderator: Ahmad Hassan, MBA'88D, Partner, Technology & Digital Transformation, Heidrick & Struggles

Auditorium
 16:35

Business Leaders Rountable:
On how digital innovation but also digital transformation applied to people, social communities and youth consciousness can be a force for a better world

Tariq Fancy, MBA'08D, Founder & Executive Director, Rumie Initiative

Catherine Lucet, MBA'87J, CEO, Editions Nathan

Kate Robertson, Founder, One Young World

Moderated by: Thomas Bittner, MBA'75, Directeur Délégué, INSEAD Alumni AssociationFrance

Auditorium
 17:25

Bringing it all together

Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Auditorium
 17:45

INSEAD Alumni Global Entrepreneurship Award

Presented by: Sadia Khan, MBA'95D, President IAA, CEO, Selar Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd and Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Auditorium
 18:30Hand-over Ceremony by Jean-Marc Liduena, MBA'99J, President, INSEAD Alumni Association France, Senior Partner, Consumer & Industrial Products Leader, DeloitteAuditorium
 18:35

Final Remarks

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Jean-Marc Liduena, MBA'99J, President, INSEAD Alumni Association France, Senior Partner, Consumer & Industrial Products Leader, Deloitte

Auditorium
 18:45Networking CocktailFoyer
Yoyo, Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
   

 20:00
     -
 23:00

Gala dinnerAutomobile Club de France
6 Place de la Concorde
75008 Paris, France
 

 

SPEAKERS 

 

Registration

Last minute tickets* are for the INSEAD alumni forum europe only are now available
Tickets for the Gala Dinner are SOLD OUT


* Last Minute Forum tickets include:

• access to the forum which begins early afternoon Friday 16 June and concludes late afternoon Saturday 17 June
• lunch on Saturday
• tea/coffee breaks throughout
• delegates will also have access to all exhibitors and the many opportunities to network with other guests and speakers

Regular Forum tickets include:

• access to the forum which begins early afternoon Friday 16 June and concludes late afternoon Saturday 17 June
• a networking cocktail at the Yoyo, Palais de Tokyo from 18:30 to 19:30  on Friday followed by a cocktail dînatoire on the Palais de Chaillot rooftop terrace
• lunch on Saturday
• tea/coffee breaks throughout
• delegates will also have access to all exhibitors and the many opportunities to network with other guests and speakers

The Saturday Gala Dinner  at the Automobile Club de France at the Place de la Concorde is not included in the forum ticket. Tickets for this event must be booked separately.

TICKET PRICING

Booking policy:
• Tickets for the forum and social events must be booked separately.
• We can only admit you if you have booked and pre-paid for your tickets. On-the-door tickets will not be available for the forum or social events on 16 and 17 June 2017.
• Cancellations:
• 100% refunds will be available until 12 May 2017
• 50% refunds will be available from 12 May to 26 May 2017
• No refunds will be available after 26 May 2017 but ticket transfers are welcomed.
• Members of any National Alumni Association (NAA) qualify for discounted tickets. To join the French Alumni Association please click here. To join another NAA go to MyINSEAD.
• To book a member ticket your membership must be current at the time of booking. Non-members who book members tickets will automatically be refunded.
• All dietary requirements must be up to date for you and your guests by 26 May 2017.
 

Ssteering committee 

Organising committee

The Organising Committee is excited to welcome you to the 2017 INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe on 16 - 17 June in Paris.

If you are interested in joining us, please do get in touch with a member of the Committee.

Co-Presidents:

 

Committee members and responsibilities: 

Speakers and programme:

Marc Julien, MBA'95J
Bruno Dumont, MBA'86J
Rémi Bollack, IEP'93Feb
Ahmad Hassan, MBA'88D

Sponsorship:

Armand Angeli, MBA'90D
Javier Gonzalez, EMBA'09D
Basile Cayatte, MBA'09J
Thomas Bittner, MBA'75
Guillaume Loth-Demay, YMP S/F Sept '05

Marketing:

Thomas Bittner, MBA'75
Adeline Romain

Finance:

Thomas Bittner, MBA'75
Guillaume Loth-Demay, YMP S/F Sept '05

IAF:

Gérard Despinoy, MBA'95J

IAAF Events Staff:

Adeline Romain
Magali Rey
Béatrice Verhille

Who is attending

See who is attending the INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe 2017! Should you find that any of the details in the participant list is not accurate, please contact us.

To stay in touch with your fellow alumni ahead of the event, we also invite you to update your personal details on MyINSEAD.

How can I access MyINSEAD?

  • Your username is: firstname.lastname@insead.edu
  • Your password is: the one currently used for /MyINSEAD/iConnect

How can I change MyINSEAD password (with my current credentials)?

How can I recover MyINSEAD password (with my username)?

If you do not know your credentials please contact the 24/7 service desk at 5555-ITservicedesk@insead.edu

We look forward to welcoming you in Paris!

Sponsors

INSEAD's MBA Programme ranked #1 in the World by the Financial Times 2016 & 2017

The INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe is the signature annual event for INSEAD Alumni living and working across Europe.  Hosted in one of the world’s most important business and financial capitals, the Forum will offer a once-in-a-lifetime line up of speakers and events.  In addition to the conference, the social and networking programme will showcase Paris’ best and culminates with 2 evenings to remember at the top of the Palais Chaillot and at the Automobile Club de France.

In order to sponsor all or part of the Forum, as an individual or organisation, please get in touch with a member of the Organising Committee responsible for sponsorship:

Armand Angeli, MBA'90D
Thomas Bittner, MBA'75
Basile Cayatte, MBA'09J
Javier Gonzalez, EMBA'09D
Guillaume Loth-Demay, YMP S/F Sept '05

or send a message to alumni.forum.europe@insead.edu

 

Practical nformation

Conference Venue

The INSEAD Forum Europe 2017 will be held at the Yoyo - Palais de Tokyo:

Address:

YOYO - Palais de Tokyo, 13 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris

Transport:

Metro: ligne 9 Station Iéna & Alma Marceau
Bus: lignes 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 82, 90
RER: Ligne C Station Pont de l'Alma

Car parks

Kléber carpark: 65, avenue Kléber
Garage Moderne: 19, rue de Passy
Vinci Carpark, Passy: 82, rue de Passy
Bus stop: Place du Trocadéro
Vélib (open access bicycle scheme): 4 avenue d'Eylau

For more information on the venue click here.

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Gala Dinner

The gala dinner will be taking place in the Automobile Club de France.

Address:

6-8, Place de la Concorde
75008 PARIS
View on map

For more information on the venue click here

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Dress Code

We recommend business attire for all attendees at the conference.  For the Gala dinner the dress code is smart/business (not black tie).

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Accomodation

Given the wide choice of accommodation in Paris, participants are invited to make their own hotel reservations.  
However hotels will fill up quickly and participants are advised to make their arrangements as early as possible.

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Dietary Requirement

If either you or your partner requires a vegetarian menu or if you have any other dietary requirements, please let us know as soon as possible and we will be happy to accommodate your request.

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Media, filming and photography

INSEAD may engage professional photographers for this event. All sessions will be filmed. We reserve the right to use any film and/or photography from the event in our print and digital marketing collateral. Delegates who do not wish to be filmed or recorded should contact the INSEAD Events team prior to the event.

Get now the official event app of the INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe!

Get the most out of the app and have a more productive experience:

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Contact

For any queries, please contact us at:

alumni.forum.europe@insead.edu or Events hotline: +33 (0)1 60 72 48 48 (office hours).

Past forums

INSEAD Alumni Forum Americas 2017
Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Shaping the Future of the Americas
Montreal, 28-29 April 2017

INSEAD Forum Asia 2016
The Future of Business: Ideas, Innovation & Technology
Singapore, 18-20 November 2016

INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe 2016
Business as a Force for Good?
London, UK. 3-4 June 2016

INSEAD Alumni Forum Americas 2016
The Future of Business
New York, USA. 29-30 April 2016

INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia 2015
Navigating the Waves of Change
Tokyo, Japan. 20-22 November 2015

INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe 2015
Europe at a crossroad
Stresa, Italy. 12-14 June 2015

INSEAD Alumni Forum Americas 2015
Business as a Force for Good
Washington, USA. 24-25 April 2015

INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia 2014
Asia: The Next Act
Sydney, Australia. 17-19 October 2014

INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe 2014
Growth strategies in a “post-crisis” Europe
Sintra, Portugal. 21-22 June 2014

INSEAD Alumni Forum Americas 2014
Technology & Entrepreneurship
San Francisco, USA. 3-5 April 2014

INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia 2013
Asia - the World’s Superpower Going Forward?
Shanghai, China. 22-24 November 2013

INSEAD Alumni Forum Americas 2013
The Future of Business: Emerging Opportunities
Toronto, Canada. 14-15 June 2013

INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia 2012
Alumni Forum and Reunion Asia 2012
Singapore, Singapore. 10 November 2012

INSEAD Alumni Forum Americas 2012
Leadership: Challenges in Uncertain Times
New York, USA. 27-29 April 2012

INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia 2011
Alumni Forum & Reunion Asia 2011
Singapore, Singapore. 12 November 2011

INSEAD Alumni Forum Americas 2011
Global Competitiveness: From Strategy to Action
Chicago, USA. May 2011

INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia 2010
Alumni Forum & Reunion Asia 2010
Singapore, Singapore. 13 November 2010

INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia 2009
Alumni Forum & Reunion Asia 2009
Singapore, Singapore. 7 November 2009

 

Sponsors

INSEAD and INSEAD Alumni Association France wish to acknowledge the support of the following companies as partners of the Alumni Forum Europe:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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