LAURENT MARY CHAUDRON
Director of the ONERA Provence Research Center, Laurent Mary Chaudron is a researcher in Cognitive Sciences. His work is dedicated to flight safety and the efficiency of the aerospace missions thanks to AI models for human reasoning, cooperative systems, conflicting agents, self-orientation... He is currently the Scientifc governor of the ‘Cognitive Guild’, a npo dedicated to the modelling of progress of Humanity. He also is kendoist (martial art of japanese fencing, 6th dan renshi) and he plays cajon.
ARTHUR LE VAILLANT
Navigator, top level athlete and businessman, Arthur Le Vaillant is an exceptional competitor since a very young age. He has won a multitude of awards, 2nd place in the Transatlantic Jacques Vabre race 2017, 1st place in the Voiles de Saint-Barth this year, and he will race in the 2018 Route de Rhum in a Class 40 that has just been built, both a technical and sporting challenge, both innovative and respecting the environnment, one of Arthur’s major concerns. His next target will be the 2020 Vendée Globe.
New-wave farmer and author
Linda Bedouet has left everything for a healthier and least urbanised life. She created her farm and she describes herself as a modern farmer now. This new generation of farmers defies agricultural expolitation, favouring an ecological farming approach and permaculture that gives humans a more balanced role in the ecosystem. Inspiring and sharing her experience with others, she has written a book « Create your micro-farm - the testimony guide » prefaced by Pierre Rabhi and Nicolas Hulot published by Rustica. She promotes micro-farming, biodiversity and the collective farming dynamic.
Carl-Magnus Helgegren is a former freelance journalist. He has been a sailor, dj, taxi driver, bartender. He currently works as a software and concept developer and also runs a bed and breakfast in Suede. Carl-Magnus is the father of two teenagers: Frank, 15 and Leo, 14 years old. He has improved an original way to empower them: he lets the teenagers make their own decisions by taking in the real world on location: the wild forest or a war zone. Frank and Leo educated themselves and formed their own opinion which led to global debate and media attention.
Graduate degree in architecture
Estelle Cruz graduated as a State Architect in 2014, she went on a “world tour of biomimicry in architecture”. For one year, she trained in basic research and practiced in this field through collaborations in Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Kyoto University and MIT. Currently working on her thesis at the CEEBIOS and MECADEV laboratory of the Natural History Museum in Paris. She is pursuing research in biomimetics for the development of optimized facades inspired by nature.
Vincent Duboc started in logistics, first holding positions in companies such as Philips and Henkel before joining advisory firms, noticeably Diagma, a reference boutique firm in Paris specialized in Supply Chain. He is now co-founder and CEO of Ximo, which is part of the “X-Up” program, dedicated to technological start-ups. Ximo specialized in assisting human movements. Its motorless exoskeleton helps people manually handling loads and is so thin and lightweight that it can fit inside a safety jacket.
At 24 years old, Blaise Benghiat uses YouTube as an alternative channel for educational objectives related to various teenagers and sexual matters. Having created one YouTube channel named « La Chronique », Blaise organises different workshops in school settings while using popular education based on «how to peacefully live together ». Through simple and user-friendly language, and a fun, non-conventional and appropriate way, Blaise demystifies topics which are often taboo, to encourage youth to better learn about themselves.
Author and advisor
Navi Radjou is a thinker, advisor in innovation and leadership based in the Silicon Valley. He is a Fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School. He has spoken at TED Global 2014 and won the 2013 Thinkers50 Innovation Award. He is the co-author of three bestsellers: Jugaad Innovation, From Smart To Wise, and Frugal Innovation published by Diateino. His next book, Conscious Society, will be published in 2019. Born and raised in India, he holds dual French-American citizenship.
Choreographic artist freelance
Dancer, actress and choreographer, Déborah Moreau collaborates with many artists and dance companies for over a decade (Cie Propos, Cie Trafic of styles, Cie Dansité) while developing her personal work on movement, in different disciplines: first gymnastics, then jazz, contemporary, and hiphop dance. She attended the physical Theatre Jacques Lecoq School in 2014 and created The Burning House Cie in 2016 with the solo Skin Off. She continues to collaborate with dance and theater artists. In 2019 she will replace Andréa Bescond in « The Tickle or the anger dance » directed by Eric Métayer.
Explorer and innovator
Mehdi Tayoubi, vice-president at Dassault Systems is a mutli disciplinary innovations specialist and a pioneer in virtual reality, digital and experiential strategies. He created the department of Passion for Innovation (art, science and technology) and presides at the HIP Institute (Heritage, Innovation, Preservation). He is co-director of the Great Pyramids (ScanPyramids) exploratory mission, he published with his team in November 2017, in the journal Nature, a major discovery on the pyramid Kheops.
Scientist and writer
Holder of a PhD and the Directorship of University of Paris-Sud’s Research Degree Programme, Jean-Claude Heudin is the author of numerous international scientific papers, as well as, several books in the fields of AI and Science Complexity published by Odile Jacob, and Science eBook which he founded. He regularly participates in the media and gives public lectures about artificial intelligence and robots.
Computational scientist and entrepreneur
For more than 10 years, Aurélie has been navigating between the United-States and France in the field of applied mathematics and computer programming. Formerly an MIT researcher, she is known to encourage individuals to become power users of new technologies. In addition to apply the numerical sciences in engineering, medicine, education, economy, finance, art and journalism, she aspires now to speak about her own experience.
Judith Darmont is a multi-disciplinary artist in a multi-sensory environnment. She experiments in the use of digital and new medias, recognises the interplay between time and space and between the physcial and virtual worlds. In her creations, Babel and Urban Spirits, she imagines a creative journey of hybridisation, where she invites and integrates other artistic dimensions, from urban and public areas. She was awarded the prestigious trophy Femmes en Or in the arts category.