Program 2017

The conference will be in English and French with simultaneous translation


18:30 - 19:30Welcome cocktail_
19:30 - 20:30Gala Dinner_
20:30 - 20:45Christopher Wasserman (President of Zermatt Summit Foundation)

Welcome address

With: Christopher Wasserman

20:45 - 22:00Tomáš Sedláček keynote lecture (economist,former adviser to Vaclav Havel):

Slow down baby and don't act crazy
Selling growth in order to buy stability

With: Tomáš Sedláček



08:30 - 09:00Günter Pauli (entrepreneur, the "Steve Jobs of sustainable development") lecture

More & better, speed&skill, ecological innovation in practice

With: Günter Pauli

09:15 - 09:30Format TedX presentation 1 by Chido Govero (pioneer of positive ecology):

Orphans teach orphans

With: Chido Govero

09:30 - 10:15Navi Radjou lecture: (Inventor and entrepreneur):

Frugal innovation: doing more with less

With: Navi Radjou

10:15 - 10:30Format TedX presentation 2 by Kelvin Doe (Inventor)

How I found myself in the limelight, and overcoming adversity

With: Kelvin Doe

10:30 - 11:00Networking break_
11:00 - 11:45Guibert Del Marmol lecture (Entrepreneur, writer and advisor):

The ‘regenerative’ economy: economy, ecology and meaning

With: Guibert Del Marmol

11:45 - 12:00Short group discussion (Turningpoint) _
12:00 - 12:15Common theme: Jean Staune (Program director, prospectivist, Philosopher of Science)_
12:15 - 13:15Double parallel workshops: Session 1

With: Guibert Del Marmol, Günter Pauli, Navi Radjou, Tomáš Sedláček

13:15 - 14:45Lunch_
14:45 - 15:45Double parallel workshops: Session 2

With: Guibert Del Marmol, Günter Pauli, Navi Radjou, Tomáš Sedláček

15:45 - 16:45Round table: Managerial innovation

Participants : Alexandre Gérard (Inov-On),
Hicham El Habti (OCP Maroc),
Jean-Michel Queguiner (Bretagne Ateliers).
Arnaud Gangloff (president of Kea & Partners)
Frederick Chavalit Tsao (President IMC Holdings, Singapour)

Moderator : Guido Palazzo

With: Alexandre Gérard, Hicham El Habti, Jean-Michel Queguiner, Arnaud Gangloff, Guido Palazzo

16:45 - 17:00Format TedX presentation 3

Jean-Philippe Desbiolles (Watson Group, IBM)

What is the impact of Artificial Intelligence on companies ?

With: Jean-Philippe Desbiolles

17:00 - 17:15Networking break_
17:15 - 18:00Piano and cello concert

Elizabeth Sombart and Patricia Neels.
Works by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Chopin

With: Elizabeth Sombart

18:45 - 19:00Departure for Mountain Dinner_
19:00 - 21:30Dinner looking out on Matterhorn

Return 21.30 at the latest



08:30 - 09:30Round table: What future for the human person?

Participants: Alain Bensoussan (lawyer)
Laurence Devilliers (Sorbonne University)
Pierre Giorgini (President Lille Catholic University)
Bertrand Vergely (philosopher)

Moderator: Emmanuel Dancourt

With: Alain Bensoussan, Bertrand Vergely, Laurence Devillers, Pierre Giorgini

09:30 - 10:30Round table: The social impact of artificial intelligence

Participants: Michael Baeriswyl (Swisscom)
Anna Ukhanova (Google)
Jean-Philippe Desbiolles (IBM),
Elizabeth Moreno (Directrice Lenovo France),
Eric Salobir

Moderator: Jean Staune

With: Michael Baeriswyl, Anna Ukhanova, Jean-Philippe Desbiolles, Elisabeth Moreno, Eric Salobir, Jean Staune

10:30 - 11:00Networking break_
11:00 - 12:00Round table: The human person faced by big data: what new human rights?

Participants:Andy Müller-Maguhn (Hacker, Spokeman of Chaos Computer Club),
Gilles Babinet (entrepreneur, first president of French Digital Committee)
Carlos Moreira (expert in digital security)
Sébastien Fanti (Lawyer)

Moderator: Emmanuelle Dancourt

With: Andy Müller-Maguhn, Gilles Babinet, Carlos Moreira, Sébastien Fanti

12:00 - 12:15short group discussion (Turningpoint)_
12:15 - 13:30Conclusion: What humanity do we want?

Participants: Father Nicolas Buttet,
Bertrand Vergely,
Christopher Wasserman

With: Father Nicolas Buttet, Bertrand Vergely, Christopher Wasserman

12:30 - 13:15Double parallel workshops Session 1

With: Bertrand Vergely, Gilles Babinet, Jean-Philippe Desbiolles, Pierre Giorgini

13:15 - 14:00Double parallel workshops Session 2

With: Bertrand Vergely, Gilles Babinet, Jean-Philippe Desbiolles, Pierre Giorgini

14:00 - 15:30End of conference. Lunch (optional)_
15:30 - 16:30Walking in Zermatt and surrounding area_