PhD Student combining Computer Science and Biology
A graduate engineer from the University of Patras in Greece, Melpomeni Dimopoulou combines her passion for computer science and biology. As a PhD student at the I3S laboratory (Université Côte d'Azur and CNRS) in Sophia Antipolis, her research areas focus on the storage of digital data on DNA. In 2018, Melpomeni received the best paper award at the CORESA (Compression and Signal Representation) congress. The following year, she won the final of the "My Thesis in 180 Seconds" competition of the University of the Côte d'Azur Chapter as well as one of the best student paper prizes at the EUSIPCO (European Signal Processing Conference).
Founder and CEO of Symphony, a cloud-based collaboration platform that securely connects markets, organizations and individuals, David Gurlé was previously CEO and Vice President of Skype's Business Unit and Global Head of Collaboration Services at Reuters. Author, inventor and visionary, David keeps a watchful eye on the place of people in the digital world of tomorrow that we are inventing today.
Future space missions
Sabrina is working on the future missions that will change space as we know it. These new missions, although appear to be coming straight out of a science-fiction novel, are real and require the development of key technologies to come to life: one of these key technology being space robotics. Sabrina is now the project manager of European Research and Development studies at Thales Alenia Space in France (Cannes), that gathers companies all around Europe. She started her career in 2013 and received the trophy of the Women in Industry as a promising newcomer in 2017.
MARC DE LA MÉNARDIÈRE
Globe trotter, film director and a bit of a farmer
Former business developer for Danone in New York, Marc began in 2009 an inspiring journey around the world with the roadmovie « A Quest for Meaning » (12 awards). On his return, he learns about organic farming, works with humanitarian NGO (Voix Libres), Non profit (Colibris) and French medias (France 2). Convinced that it is urgent to create places of emergence and another art of living, he co-founded the Kambrousse, an eco-place for actors of change in search of inspiration, alignment and regeneration.
Scientist and multimedia
Ph.D in biotechnology Laurence first worked in an American multinational company as researcher then as perfumer dedicated to innovation for homecare products. She then became creator in perfume houses of various cultures (Japan, France, India, Netherlands). Nowadays she works with artists, museums, scene directors and private clients to develop new opportunities for smells. She truly believes that art and science must be mixed in order to understand human being and move forward into the unknown: this is what she teaches to her international students.
and link builder
Doctor in marine biology and enthusiast of the ocean, Christophe Mocquet works to bring together the scientific, environmental and socio-economic challenges of the marine world to value and better protect its richness. Fostering Blue Growth for a sustainable development of the territories within a business school and non-profit organizations for 10 years, he now leads the new international and interdisciplinary program in Science, Conservation and Valorization of Marine Resources (MSc. MARRES) of Université Côte d'Azur.
Graduated in ”Contemporary Music”, trained in Jazz improvisation and Opera singing, Lily taught singing from 2007 to 2009 in China before travelling to many Asian countries (Burma, India, Thailand, Mongolia,...). Back in France, with new musical and spiritual inspirations, she created the Yakch’é duet with Cyrille Lecoq in 2011, and also travels solo, to offer her repertoire of mantras and personal compositions. Lily Jung carries the voices of the world, the songs of One World. She inscribes her vibration, her inner "sound", in humanity through an incarnated, spontaneous and sincere voice.
Composer, producer and music columnist
Founder of the Start-Rec sound agency, Alex Jaffray is a true Swiss army knife capable of putting on his hat as a composer, producer or music columnist at any time. He has notably composed the soundtracks of feature films by big names in cinema (Claude Lelouch to name but one), flagship TV programmes (Scènes de ménages, Stade 2, On n'est pas couché...), advertisements and large-scale events, as well as the sound identities of prestigious brands such as Citroën, Cartier, Disney etc. This enthusiast also hosts the musical chronicle of Télématin on France 2 and has created the 1st One Man Musical Show "Le Son d'Alex".
Companion of the child's happiness
Juliette Siozac is driven by the desire for children to express their emotions, develop their self-confidence and learn to find their own path to happiness. She has left the communication sector, invested the necessary time to live new experiences rich in meaning and created "Mon Moment Magique" 5 years ago while training more than 500 ambassadors in around 20 countries. Author of a card game and a book, Juliette also leads conferences in conventions, festivals and corporate seminars.
Axel is a French explorer who crossed South America twice on a bike, including one Guinness world record in less than 50 days to cycle from Cartagena to Ushuaia. He shares his passion for adventure and bicycle exploration with BikingMan, the 1st World Championship of unsupported cycling that takes place in Oman, Corsica, Laos, Peru, Portugal and Taiwan that brought together 230 athletes in 2018. Axel is an ambassador for the NPO Firefighters Without Borders, which helps to finance equipment for firefighters around the world.