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Theme: Hidden Variables

This event occurred on
May 14, 2024
Palaiseau, Essonne

The TEDx Committee is thrilled to invite you to its second conference! Prepare to be blown away by a lineup of remarkable speakers and captivating discussions around our theme 🌟 Hidden Variables 🌟, where you will get a chance to hear about the unseen threads that influence our lives!

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Amphi EDF Lab
7 Boulevard Gaspard Monge
Palaiseau, Essonne, 91120
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Blaise Matuidi

World Cup-winning French team member, leader of Origins fund.
Blaise Matuidi, a former professional footballer, played for renowned clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. After retiring, he now leads the Origins fund, investing in sports technology startups and fostering their growth alongside athletes.

Christos Christou

International president of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and field surgeon
He's led missions in places like Iraq, Sudan, and Cameroon with Médecins Sans Frontières, focusing on giving care in tough spots like South Sudan and Gaza. At the conference, he'll talk about what he's learned and experienced during his time there.

Sybille Raphael

Legal Director of Protect, the UK whistleblowing charity
With master’s degrees from Sciences Po Paris, Pantheon Assas Paris II and King's College London, Sybille practiced both in Paris and London as avocat and solicitor. She is an award-winning employment lawyer, currently working alongside employers, regulators and whistleblowers as Protect’s Legal Director. She is also a law Lecturer of the Université Paris-Dauphine (London Campus). She co-founded a drop-in clinic for French speakers providing free advice on English law in French. She is a former Secrétaire de la Conference du Stage of the Paris Bar.

Thomas Larrieu

CEO of Upply
With a Master's degree from the Toulouse School of Economics and a PhD in Economics and Statistics from École Polytechnique, he co-founded Altasell, a startup dedicated to improving pharmaceutical distribution in Africa, making it more accessible, faster, and secure. He was later appointed as Chief Data Scientist and Research Officer, eventually assuming the role of CEO at Upply, a digital freight platform renowned for its transparency and efficiency in the supply chain. Upply's innovative approach, backed by data science and digital technologies, has earned the trust of industry giants like Amazon, DHL, and Coca-Cola.

Yohan Benalouane

Prominent Tunisian national team footballer
Yohan Benalouane, born March 28, 1987, in France, is a professional footballer known for his defensive skills. He began his career with Saint-Étienne before playing for clubs in Italy and England. Benalouane has also represented the Tunisian national team.

Organizing team


Paris, France


  • Armand Fremy
  • Artemy Rybolovlev
  • Ayoub Agouzoul
  • Georgy Salakhutdinov
  • Hiba Lina Ben khaddah