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Theme: Beyond Boundaries

This event occurred on
October 3, 2018
Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes

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Grenoble École de Management
12 rue Pierre Sémard
Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, 38 003
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Christelle Cuenin

Professional development coach
Christelle Cuenin is a fundraiser and a public speaking coach. A graduate of Grenoble Ecole de Management (France) and of the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), she started her career in the Telecom industry and spent seven years managing International key accounts. In search of purpose, she transitioned to the Higher Education sector in 2011 and joined the Career Development Team at INSEAD, a leading global Business School. She coached MBA students looking for jobs in the Financial Industry sector for 5 years, and then became a Fundraiser for the Institution. In parallel, she gained extensive experience in public speaking through winning French and European speech contests and participating in improv battles.

David Laroche

Motivational Speaker
David Laroche is the youngest speaker of France and passionate about success and surpassing oneself. His main goal is to help people express the best of themselves and achieve their dreams through great speaking meets and the sharing of his experiences. Formerly shy, David has developed as great entrepreneur and is now travelling the world to spread the news: "You have a dream, it is possible!!"

Guillaume Mainguy

Former mountain gendarm and entrepreneur
Guillaume is a former expert in mountain rescuer expert who gave all his energy into protecting and rescuing others. As he started his own team building start-up business, he decided to apply what he has learned through his gendarme experience in the mountain to build strong bonds between members of an organization. His unique approach will make you see management as a whole different practice...

Julien Pelabere

Negotiation expert
Ph.D. in complex negotiation and founder of Institut NERA (, a consulting firm specialized in Negotiation and Conflict Management, we train, assist and advise companies, governmental organizations, and people when negotiations become complex and sensitive. Author of the awarded book "La Négociation d'Influence, Développez votre pouvoir, Déjouez la Manipulation" (Edition DUNOD), he has spent 4 years as negotiation researcher at La Sorbonne. His last researches focus on the different types of power in negotiation and how influence impacts negotiation.

Marie Prevost

Brain specialist
Marie Prevost is CEO at La Fabrique à Neurones, which proposes innovative and collective solutions from cognitive neurosciences to help maintain or improve our cognitive functions. Her main goal is to spread the words on how to keep a healthy brain at all age.

Matthieu Tordeur

Matthieu is a French adventurer, youngest member of the French Explorers' Society. Currently preparing a solo, unsupported and unassisted expedition to the South Pole in 2018. He has driven around the world in a 30-year-old Renault 4 to promote micro finance, run 250 km across the Sahara desert and a marathon in North Korea. He has crossed the Atlantic on a sailing boat and cycled through Europe (twice), China and Pakistan. From Greenland to Iraq and Patagonia, he shares his adventures through articles, books, conferences, films and photographs. He also has lived, worked and traveled in 90+ countries...

Nicolas Plain

Energy Transition Specialist
Nicolas Plain is passionate about climate change, renewable energies and new technologies. After studying climate sciences, at the Ecole Polytechnique, UC Berkeley and Grenoble Alpes University, he joined the COP21 interministerial team at the Ségolène Royal cabinet to prepare and participate in the COP22 in Marrakech. Then, eager to confront himself to the realities of the field and imaginate the solutions of tomorrow that will mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, he created an interdisciplinary PhD subject on new concepts to bring electricity to rural areas in Africa and Asia where more than one billion people do not have access to electricity. Since March 2017, he is travelling to these two continents to give lectures and visit projects in the field to better understand the real needs and expectations of local populations. It is within this framework that he and his research teams are exploring the potential of Blockchain technology to enable universal access to electricity by 2030.

Philippe Gerwill

Digitalization Activist
Philippe is a Futurist, Digitalization Activist, Inspirational Speaker and Mentor/Coach with a proven track record. Executive leader, excellent change manager with strong focus on people development, new business processes, new technologies and business strategy. Former global program manager mainly in the specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical industries specialized in business processes combined with strong IT and new technologies background. Strong on globalization, standardization and harmonization. He leans Six Sigma Black Belt equivalent trained added to cross cultural experiences from many countries (e.g. US, Brasil, Mexico, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, South-Korea, Germany, France, Italy, Spain etc...) and various business areas (e.g. Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement, Finance. eBusiness)

Pierre Sinodinos

Management innovator expert
Pierre defines himself as an autodidact as such and his bulimia of knowledge. His sources of inspiration range from mathematics to the art of psychology, and of course, sports and gliding. To him, his eclecticism is necessary in order to apprehend the subject of the "free world" related to sociology, philosophy and economics. This is a real challenge for today's and tomorrow's businesses: enable individuals to perform their tasks in the collective.

Organizing team


Grenoble, France


  • Alicia Deschepper
  • Aurélie ARNAUD
  • Etienne Hüe
  • Florian Cattez
  • Vianney de Courrèges