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Theme: A New Tomorrow

This event occurred on
June 9, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Fontainebleau, Île-de-France

The world around us is changing at an unprecedented rate. Technology that is commonplace today was the stuff of science-fiction only a generation ago, people spend their time in completely different ways, and the pace of change will only continue to increase. What are the big ideas being generated today that will shape the landscape of tomorrow?

TEDxINSEAD will dive into these by bringing to the stage a diverse blend of speakers to address topics such as:

• Empowering women in entrepreneurship and smashing through the glass ceiling
• The role of technology in building the future of education, politics and lifestyle
• How to develop resilience and the importance of it to embrace adversity
• What will we eat in 30 years from now? How do we make sure this is sustainable for our body and the whole food ecosystem?
• Can we use technology to make artists immortal?

INSEAD, Boulevard de Constance
Fontainebleau, Île-de-France, 77300
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Amanda Harding

CEO Convene
An activist, convener, connector, strategist, creative thinker and mother, Amanda Harding is convinced that harnessing collective power will ensure that the momentum generated translates into concrete results. Dialogue and pioneering courageous action can address specific complex and vital challenges and see their impacts scaled-up resulting in exciting, positive ambitious transformation. Amanda has 25 years of working, teaching and writing for a range of international organizations, including the CGIAR, the European Commission, BNP Paribas, Save the Children, the WBCSD and UN Agencies. Today, from her home in Paris, she has founded Convene.

Balázs Némethi

CEO Taqanu
Balazs is an invited expert for the World Economic Forum's Digital Identity Taskforce and has been in the blockchain digital Identity space for over 2 years. He has a passion for delivering real impact with the use of technology and blockchain. Taqanu, his company is focusing on delivering social and financial inclusion with the use of their proprietary blockchain identity system.

Christian Kromme

Visionary thinker and Author
Christian Kromme was an innovative tech- entrepreneur for 18 years until he discovered the DNA pattern behind disruptive innovation and how to use this to predict the next big wave of technological disruption. Now Christian is one of the most in-demand futurist keynote speakers, speaking in front of tens of thousands of entrepreneurs, business leaders and policymakers about the radical impact of disruptive technologies on humans and organisations.

Dirk Luyten

Managing Director Levante Capital Management, Independent Board Member
Dirk P. Luyten has more than 20 years of experience in strategic management consulting as Managing Partner at Arthur D Little and Accenture. Also, for nearly a decade, he has been investor and CEO in small retail companies. He currently holds various Board Memberships and collaborates with Diversity and Performance. He has worked and lived in Brussels, Madrid and Tokyo. He holds a Master Degree in Law and a Master Degree in Economics from the state University of Ghent, Belgium. He is an INSEAD MBA, holds a Certificate in Leadership Excellence through Awareness and Practice (LEAP, 2015) and a Certificate in Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption (2016) from the same School.

Eddy Travia

CEO and Co-founder of Coinsilium
Eddy Travia is a pioneer investor in blockchain technology startups and the CEO of Coinsilium, a London-quoted venture builder, accelerator and investor in early-stage blockchain technology companies. In July 2013, following several years as a private equity fund manager in Greater China, Eddy co-founded Seedcoin, the world’s first global incubator of digital currency startups and, in May 2014, was named among the ‘Top 3 Most Influential Investors’ at the Blockchain Awards. Coinsilium was the first blockchain company to join a stock exchange via an IPO in 2015 (NEX:COIN). Eddy has led early-stage investments in 18 blockchain companies around the world including Factom, RSK, Blox and Indorse and has advised 15 ICOs which have collectively raised more than US$500 million (i.e. ICON, GBX, Fantom..). Eddy also regulary delivers keynote speeches on blockchain and advises corporates and regulators.

Jacqueline Brassey

Partner L&D; Client Advisor McKinsey & Company, Assistant Professor TiU; Supervisory Board Member Save the Children NL
Jacqui is a ‘Pracademic’, she enjoys bringing practical experience together with academic insights. Her work is backed by science and about 20 years of professional experience in various business contexts. She is currently responsible for Leadership Development and Learning for the most senior leaders at McKinsey and Company and she is an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University where she specializes in leadership development and learning both for the private as well as the public sector. Finally, she is proud to serve as a member of the Supervisory Board of Save the Children the Netherlands.

Jorge Vargas Neto

CEO Zen Investment
Brazilian fintech pioneer. Assisted the structuring of the first purely online bank in Brazil, founder and CEO of Biva, Brazilian #1 p2p lending platform, sold to Pagseguro (Brazilian fintech giant) on the verge of its NYSE IPO. Co-founder & Board member of Brazilian Association of Online Lenders - ABCD.

Kay Formanek

Advisor | Author | Speaker | Coach | Board Member | CEO | Diversity and Performance BV | Transformational Diversity
Kay is founder and CEO of KAY Diversity & Performance B.V., a global company committed to embedding diversity of talent into the transformational purpose of companies to unleash more creativity, more innovation, more growth, more engagement and better financial outcomes. Before, Kay was Executive Director and Partner in Accenture for 25 years and assumed multiple leadership development, including roles within the Global Leadership Development Program, Diversity Forum, Unconscious Bias Task Force and acting as mentor and coach and sponsor for rising talent. Kay is passionate about diversity of talent and realises this by way of her Lecturing, Coaching, Publishing, Speaking and Advisory roles on this topic. She is mother of three children and lives in The Netherlands.

Leslie Johnston

Executive Director C&A Foundation
Leslie Johnston joined C&A Foundation as its first Executive Director in August 2013 and brings over 20 years of management experience across multiple sectors, including smallholder agribusiness, entrepreneurship and corporate philanthropy. At C&A Foundation, Leslie led the development of the foundation’s first global vision, mission, and strategy, anchored on making fashion a force for good. Leslie currently serves on the boards of COFRA Foundation (Switzerland), GoodWeave International (US), CottonConnect (UK), and the Organic Cotton Accelerator (NL) as well as the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs’ Executive Committee. Leslie is the proud mother to two boys (ages 10 and 12) and wife to a Scottish writer.

Pierre Chandon

INSEAD Faculty Professor
Pierre Chandon is the L’Oréal Chaired Professor of Marketing, Innovation and Creativity at INSEAD and the Director of the INSEAD Sorbonne University Behavioral Lab. He was a faculty member, or a visiting scholar, at Harvard Business School, Wharton, Kellogg, and London Business School. He is an expert in food marketing and the behavioral science of eating. He has been the recipient of the most prestigious research, case writing, and teaching awards in his field. His current area of interest is how “Epicurean nudges” can help align health, business, and pleasure by making eaters happier to spend more for less food.

Susanne Baars

CEO Human Genome
Susanne Baars MSC MA, is Founder & President of the Global Human Genome Foundation and CEO of Social Genomics. A woman on a mission to save lives by solving the world’s deadliest diseases through universal access to genomic knowledge. Aiming to provide 1 billion patients with a genetic disease access to the best healthcare possible. Being born and raised in a medical family specialised in genomics she discovered that there is more knowledge about genomics to prevent diseases. Knowing the impact this has on disrupting the healthcare industry and especially the lives of patients she is highly determined to create access to this lifesaving information for all humans on our planet. By using Genomics & Smart AI to access and connect lifesaving information on a global scale. A very passionate exponential healthcare innovator with more than a decade experience in healthcare & science. With a double masters in Neuroscience & Cognition and Applied Ethics.

Tessie Hartjes

VP Relations LightYearOne
Tessie Hartjes studied Innovation Sciences (BSc.) and Electrical Engineering (MSc.) at the Eindhoven University of Technology. She was co-founder of Blue Jay Eindhoven, a student team that developed intelligent autonomous indoor drones. This innovation received worldwide media attention. Currently she is member of the executive board of Lightyear, responsible for sales & marketing. Lightyear is developing a solar electric vehicle that can be driven for weeks or months without charging. Lightyear’s mission is to provide clean and affordable transport everywhere and for everyone.

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Fontainebleau, France


Fontainebleau, France