Attali Jacques

Thématiques : économie positive

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Jacques Attali est un économiste, écrivain et haut fonctionnaire français.

Conseiller d’État, professeur d’économie, conseiller spécial de François Mitterrand de 1981 à 1991, puis fondateur et premier président de la Banque européenne pour la reconstruction et le développement (BERD) en 1991, il a présidé en 2008 la Commission pour la libération de la croissance française. Il dirige actuellement le groupe Positive Planet et le groupe Attali & Associés. Il a également présidé la Commission pour la libération de la croissance française.

Consulté successivement par les présidents Sarkozy et Hollande, il préside une commission bipartisanne de réforme de l’économie en 2008, et milite pour le concept d’économie positive en 2012. Ses idées sont à l’origine d’une partie des dispositions de la Loi Macron. À la demande de Claude Allègre, il propose une réforme de l’enseignement supérieur (le LMD), qui se généralise à toute l’Europe.

Le 9 septembre 2010, il est nommé au conseil d’administration du musée d’Orsay.

En 2015, il écrit avec 17 000 Français un programme pour l’élection présidentielle qu’il publie dans un livre, France 2022. Il affirme néanmoins ne pas vouloir se présenter à l’élection présidentielle.

Aujourd’hui, il est éditorialiste de l’hebdomadaire L’Express et Président du conseil de surveillance de Slate.

Il est chef d’orchestre, avec Patrick Souillot, de l’orchestre symphonique universitaire de Grenoble. A ses côtés, il crée en 2012 une structure nationale sur le modèle de La Fabrique Opéra Grenoble, dans de nombreuses villes du monde qui permet de coordonner la production d’opéras coopératives.

Jacques Attali a publié plus de 1 000 éditoriaux dans le magazine L’Express et est l’auteur de 67 livres vendus à 7 millions d’exemplaires et traduits en 22 langues.

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Hertz Noreena

Thématiques : International Economy, Generation K

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Noreena Hertz is ITN’s new Economics Editor.

A renowned economist and strategic thinker with an impressive track record in predicting global trends, Noreena graduated from university at the age of 19. By 23, Hertz was advising the Russian Government on its economics reforms and investors on M&A transactions as the Russian economy opened up to capitalism.

At the age of 29, Hertz was working with the governments of Israel. Egypt, Palestine and Jordan on the role economics could play in the Middle East Peace Process. Hertz ‘s thinking was the inspiration for product (RED), which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Most recently she has been exploring the world of todays teenagers, who she has coined « Generation K », with articles published in the UK, US, Europe and China.

Hertz acts in an advisory capacity for « major multinational corporations, CEOs, NGOs and politicians, as well as start-up companies, and sits on various corporate and charitable boards. She is a member of the Inclusive Capitalism Task Force, chaired by Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company. She is also an advisor to the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media and a Trustee of the Institute for Public Policy Research. In May 2014 Hertz joined the board of Warner Music Group

The Observer has named Hertz as « One of the world’s leading thinkers » . Vogue has described her as « one of the world’s most inspiring women » ; In 2013, Hertz was the Cover Feature of Newsweek.

Noreena’s best-selling books, the Silent Takeover, IOU : the Debt Threat and Eyes Wide Open, are published in 22 countries. She has given Keynote speeches at TED, the World Economic Form and Google Zeitgeist sharing platforms with President Bill Clinton, James Wolfenson and David Beckham amongst others.

From 2014-2016 she served on the Board of Warmer Music Group.

Noreena has a PhD from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is visiting Professor at University College London. She has held professorships at Erasmus University and Utrecht University of Cambridge ans the London School of Economics.

Her speaking topics :

  • The age of Radical Uncertainty: Winning in an Age of Technological, Geopolitical, Economic and Demographic Disruption
  • From Brexit to Trump: Managing the new geopolitical and economic landscape
  • Generation K: How to engage the next generation of consumers and employees.
  • How to Make Smart Decisions in a Complex World


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Segall Ken

Thématiques :  American Economy, creativity, Apple’s business


Ken Segall, the design and creativity guru who named the i-Mac and initiated the i-frenzy, is
a highly respected keynote speaker and author of New York Times Best Seller Insanely
Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success.

With a CV encompassing iconic brands IBM, BMW, Intel and Dell, Ken’s close working
relationship with Steve Jobs first at NeXT and then at Apple, was a natural progression.
Leading the team that created Apple’s renowned Think different campaign, Ken embraced
Jobs’ ‘simplicity’ principle which saved Apple from near-extinction in 1997 to become the
most valuable company on Earth in 2011.
As Apple’s Creative Director, Ken re-launched the brand in the 1990s, and his keynote
speech, The Power of Simple, illustrates Jobs’ vision and how it continues to impact the way
Apple organises, communicates, innovates and advertises.
Witty, clear and succinct, Ken is unrivalled as a keynote speaker, who reveals the drivers of
Apple’s success, and recounts his life at Apple, working with Steve Jobs.
He also adapts his speech to focus more on advertising, and utilises the face that Apple is
one of those rare companies whose adverts become as famous as their products. Ken offers
an inside look at how some of the more iconic ads came to fruition — from internal debates
with Steve Jobs to the production of the ads.
Ken also appears frequently on international TV shows and commentates in the world’s
media on Apple’s business and creativity.

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Stiglitz Joseph E.

Thématiques :  American Economy, Globalization Work


Joseph E. Stiglitz was born in Gary, Indiana in 1943. A graduate of Amherst College, he received his PHD from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970, and in 1979 was awarded the John Bates Clark Award, given biennially by the American Economic Association to the economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the field. He has taught at Princeton, Stanford, MIT and was the Drummond Professor and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is now University Professor at Columbia University in New York, where he is also the founder and Co-President of the university’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue. He is also the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute.

In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2011, Time named Stiglitz one of the 100 most influential people in the world. 

Stiglitz was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993-95, during the Clinton administration, and served as CEA chairman from 1995-97. He then became Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000. In 2008 he was asked by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy to chair the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, which released its final report in September 2009 (published as Mismeasuring Our Lives).

He now chairs a High Level Expert Group at the OECD attempting to advance further these ideas. In 2009 he was appointed by the President of the United Nations General Assembly as chair of the Commission of Experts on Reform of the International Financial and Monetary System, which also released its report in September 2009 (published as The Stiglitz Report).

Since the crisis, he has played an important role in the creation of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), which seeks to reform the discipline so it is better equipped to find solutions for the great challenges of the 21st century.

Stiglitz serves on numerous boards, including the Acumen Fund and Resources for the Future.

He helped create a new branch of economics, « The Economics of Information, » exploring the consequences of information asymmetries and pioneering such pivotal concepts as adverse selection and moral hazard, which have now become standard tools not only of theorists, but also of policy analysts. He has made major contributions to macroeconomics and monetary theory, to development economics and trade theory, to public and corporate finance, to the theories of industrial organization and rural organization, and to the theories of welfare economics and of income and wealth distribution.

In the last fifteen years, he has written a series of highly popular books that have had an enormous influence in shaping global debates. His book Globalization and Its Discontents (2002) has been translated into 35 languages, besides at least two pirated editions, and in the non-pirated editions have sold more than one million copies worldwide. In that book he laid bare the way globalization had been managed, especially by the international financial institutions. In two later sequels, he presented alternatives: Fair Trade for All (2005, with Andrew Charlton) and Making Globalization Work (2006). In The Roaring Nineties (2003), he explained how financial market deregulation and other actions of the 1990s were sowing the seeds of the next crisis. Concurrently, Towards a New Paradigm in Monetary Economics (2003, with Bruce Greenwald) explained the fallacies of current monetary policies, identified the risk of excessive financial interdependence, and highlighted the central role of credit availability. Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy (2010) traced in more detail the origins of the Great Recession, outlined a set of policies that would lead to robust recovery, and correctly predicted that if these policies were not pursued, it was likely that we would enter an extended period of malaise. The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict (2008, with Linda Bilmes of Harvard University), helped reshape the debate on those wars by highlighting the enormous costs of those conflicts. His most recent books are The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future, published by W.W. Norton and Penguin/ Allen Lane in 2012; Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress, with Bruce Greenwald, published by Columbia University Press in 2014; The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them published by W.W. Norton and Penguin/ Allen Lane in 2015; Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity published by W.W. Norton in 2015 and The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe published by W.W. Norton and Penguin/ Allen Lane in 2016.

Stiglitz’s work has been widely recognized. Among his awards are more than 40 honorary doctorates, including from Cambridge and Oxford Universities. In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Loeb Prize for this contributions to journalism. Among the prizes awarded to his books have been the European Literary Prize, the Bruno Kreisky Prize for Political Books and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Econometric Society, and a corresponding fellow of the Royal Society and the British Academy.

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PARIS - APRIL 7 : (FILE PHOTO) Author Jeremy Rifkin poses in his office in Paris on April 7, 2005 in Paris, France. (Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jeremy Rifkin

Rifkin Jeremy

Thématiques : Third Industrial Revolution, American Economy


Author and Social Thinker, Jeremy Rifkin is (born January 26, 1945) an American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist. Rifkin is the author of 20 books about the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His most recent books include The Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014), The Third Industrial Revolution (2011.

Jeremy Rifkin has been an advisor to the European Union since 2000. He has advised the past three presidents of the European Commission and their leadership teams – President Romano Prodi, President Jose-Manuel Barroso, and the current President Jean-Claude Juncker. Rifkin has also served as an advisor to the leadership of the European Parliament and numerous heads of state, including Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain, Prime Minister Jose Socrates of Portugal, and Prime Minister Janez Jansa of Slovenia, during their respective European Council Presidencies, on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security.

Rifkin is the principal architect of the Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic sustainability plan to address the triple challenge of the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change The Third Industrial Revolution was formally endorsed by the European Parliament in 2007 and is now being implemented by various agencies within the European Commission.

According to EurActiv, « Jeremy Rifkin is an American economist and author whose best-selling Third Industrial Revolution arguably provided the blueprint for Germany’s transition to a low-carbon economy, and China’s strategic acceptance of climate policy. »

Rifkin has been a senior lecturer at the Wharton School’s Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania since 1995, where he instructs CEOs and senior management on transitioning their business operations into sustainable economies.

Rifkin is ranked #123 in the WorldPost / HuffingtonPost 2015 global survey of « The World’s Most Influential Voices.

He is also listed among the top 10 most influential economic thinkers in the survey. Rifkin has lectured before many Fortune 500 companies, and hundreds of governments, civil society organizations, and universities over the past thirty five years.

Rifkin is also the President of the TIR Consulting Group, LLC. comprising many of the leading renewable energy companies, electricity transmission companies, construction companies, architectural firms, IT and electronics companies, and transport and logistics companies. His global economic development team is working with cities, regions, and national governments to develop the Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure for a Collaborative Commons and a Third Industrial Revolution.

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Solis Brian

Thématiques : American economy, social business, disruptive technologies


Brian Solis is a digital analyst, business strategist, and futurist who creates new media strategies and frameworks that build bridges between companies and customers, and with employees and key stakeholders. As a Principal Analyst at Altimeter Group, he specializes in change management that empowers business leaders to introduce new media resources, systems and processes, as well as to deliver the infrastructure that enables organizations to “embrace and excel” in today’s era of the connected customer.

As a global influencer in new media and top-selling author, Brian’s thought leadership has gained him a substantial following and numerous accolades. In 2012, Billboard Magazine included Brian in “Billboard’s Twitter 140: The Music Industry Characters You Need to Follow,” and Mashable named Brian as one of the “25 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You Smarter.” His blog, BrianSolis.com, is consistently ranked in the Top 10 of the Ad Age Power 150, and ranks among the top 1% of all blogs tracked by Technorati.

Brian was named an “influential leader” by CRM Magazine in 2010, and also named one of “Silicon Valley’s 40 Under 40” in 2008. He is regularly quoted by media outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal, and has nearly 200,000 followers on Twitter.

As an author, Brian actively contributes to Fast Company, Businessweek, Ad Age, Harvard Business Review, and Mashable. Brian’s new book, What’s the Future of Business? (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish in four distinct Moments of Truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of connected customers and employees, and illustrates how businesses must adapt to reach them. Brian is also the author of Engage!, regarded as the industry’s go-to playbook for marketing, sales and service in the social web, and Putting the Public in Public Relations, one of the first books written to address the intersection of public relations and social media.

Additionally, Brian is a sought-after speaker, and shares his vision and experiences through keynotes and presentations at conferences and events around the world. Brian helps organizations understand and embrace the dynamics around social business, and focuses on education, inspiration and strategic alignment in his speaking engagements. Brian has made more than 450 presentations to universities, businesses and organizations, having appeared at events ranging from South by Southwest (SXSW) and TEDx to engagements for clients such as L’Oreal, 3M, Oracle and Google.

Prior to joining Altimeter Group, Brian led interactive and social programs for Fortune 500 companies, notable celebrities, and Web 2.0 startups since 1999 as Principal of FutureWorks.

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