TEDxULg 2012 a le plaisir et l’honneur de vous annoncer pour sa première édition les suivants speakers :
Laurence Vanhée, Human Heritage Developer at Belgian Ministry of Social Security – HR manager of the Year 2012
« How to turn your organisation into a sexy workplace »
New way of working means much more than working from home and using new technologies. The equation « Freedom + responsibility = performance + happiness » is a creative way of organizing work, leading people, empowering teams and creating value for both the company and the individual.
About Laurence Vanhée :
Commercial Engineer from HEC_Ulg 94, Laurence built her career on the innovative development of people, teams and organisations. She has 15+ years experience as an HR director to bring sustainable changes for local and international players in several industry sectors. She dedicates now her energy to the Belgian public sector as Chief Happiness Officer of Social Security. She is HR Manager of the Year 2012.
Ankush Prasad, Phd Scholar at the Department of Biophysics at the Palacký University of Czech Republic
« Lights of the living cell »
All living organism emits spontaneous ultra-weak photon emission as a result of cellular metabolic processes. It is differentiated from the phenomenon of bioluminescence as it is spontaneously emitted by living organism without any excitation.
The intensity of light emitted is 1000 times lower than the sensitivity of the human eye and thus invisible to the human eye. We image this photon in one and two dimensional imaging system.
About Ankush Prasad :
Ankush Prasad, born February 27, 1986 is a PhD scholar at the Department of Biophysics at the Palacký University of Czech Republic. Before he joined PhD in 2009, he completed his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Post graduate diploma from All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India and B.Sc. degree from Manipur University, India.
His focus of research is oxidative radical reactions and ultra-weak photon emission.
Parker Liautaud, 17-year-old polar adventurer, environmental campaigner and speaker
« Step by Step to the North Pole »
Climate change is one of the most complex and significant issues we face today. Over the past 20 years, political and economic obstacles have often prevented the international community from making significant progress in mitigating the effects of climate change and working towards a sustainable future.
However, there exists a world in which the needs of 9 billion people (the expected global population by 2050) are met sustainably – and many of the same concerns faced in attempting to tackle this monumental issue are faced with equal relevance in attempting to reach the North Pole.
About Parker Liautaud :
Parker Liautaud is a 17-year-old polar adventurer, environmental campaigner and speaker. Starting with his first in 2010 (at 15 years old), he has undertaken three separate expeditions to the North Pole.
Through his polar expeditions, Parker launched an organization called The Last Degree, a group working towards research-based solutions to climate change, which has carried out new types of research in partnership with leading institutions such as the University of Alberta and the IAEA.
Parker was the first person to check-in at the North Pole via Foursquare. In December 2012, he will attempt to become the youngest to trek to the South Pole in a 40-day expedition covering 890km, and on the way activate a new array of innovative automated research beacons.
Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Researcher @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
« The Mathematics of Human Sociality »
We are collectively generating more data than ever before. When we make a phone call, when we connect and interact on Facebook, when we swipe our cards. These data offer unprecedented insights on how we behave as a species.
Just as the body is more than a sum of its cells, sociality allows individuals to build something bigger than themselves. Fueled by big data, a new kind of mathematics transforms our understanding of the emerging properties of human sociality, ultimately enabling us to tackle some of our most pressing challenges.
About Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye :
Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye is a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab where he engineers stochastic tools to harness the power of rich behavioral datasets, such as human mobility data and communication patterns in networks.
Before coming to MIT, he was a researcher at the Santa Fe Institute (NM). Over a period of 6 years, he obtained an M.Sc. from Louvain in Applied Mathematics, an M.Sc. (Centralien) from Ecole Centrale Paris, an M.Sc. from KULeuven in Mathematical Engineering as well as his B.Sc. in engineering at Louvain.
Roald Sieberath, Program Manager @ Microsoft Innovation Center, Consultant & Coacher of a number of Entrepreneurs & Startups
« Co-Entrepreneurs, a model for entrepreneurship with support from the crowd »
Historically, entrepreneurship has been seen as an elusive endeavour, reserved for a small elite, crazy or risky enough to embark on launching a venture, in what was often seen as a « struggle for the survival of the fittest ».
Nowadays that more and more people are drawn to starting their own business, the « Co-Entrepreneurs » model allows to rethink many aspects of launching a startup with the help of a tribe, crowd, or social network. Crowd-sourcing, social marketing & sales, and crowd-funding are just a few ingredients that make us say to budding entrepreneurs :« don’t launch alone » !
About Roald Sieberath :
Innovation and entrepreneurship have been at the core of Roald Sieberath’s life and work since 1995 : he has launched or advised a number of startups, raised 5 MEUR of capital, marketed products in various countries, spoken at international events.
He is deeply involved in the Belgian startup scene, taking part to the Founder Institute, the BetaGroup, or the Boostcamp, which he is coordinating for the Microsoft Innovation Center. He currently advises and coaches a number of entrepreneurs and startups (i.a. currently serving as board member at OpenERP).
By training he is computer engineer and MBA, having studied at Louvain, Solvay, and Stanford.
On the side, he also unleashes his creative right brain by designing “artgineering” sculptures, mixing technology (lasercut steel, lights, etc.), art & design.
Eric Winnen, General Manager, Dialectiq Belgium
“The Power of the Oxymoronic Mind”
An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines mutually exclusive terms. They’re often crafted to call attention to an apparent contradiction and to reveal a paradox…
And everyday life is full of oxymora: bitter sweet, 3M’s non-sticking glue, serious game, pianoforte, negative interest rate, or … Microsoft Works » .
Oxymoron is often “surprisingly true” and a good way of describing a new unexpected reality. But there is more than that: oxymoron is an amazing and astonishing pathway towards the creation of new categories that did not exist in the human mind before.
The power of oxymoronic mind will give you the keys to create a new world…
About Eric Winnen :
Eric Winnen holds a bachelor’s degree in oriental literature and a master’s degree in classical philology (University of Liège).
He has also taken further training courses: a master’s degree in marketing at the ULB Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, a training course on Organization and Information Systems, at the CNAM in Paris, a training course on the Palo Alto interactional and strategic approaches at the Gregory Bateson Institute, and an academic certificate to teach creativity issued by the University Paris-Descartes.
He has been working in the field of communication for more than 15 years in Belgium and in France. He is currently General Manager of dialectiq, a communication agency that was set up in 2004 and that specializes in the field of economics and creativity.
Arnaud Blavier, Managing Director at Detego Group S.A.
« An insight into the science behind truth and lie detection »
The average person lies 3 times for every 10 minutes of conversation and studies have shown that an average person has approximately 54% chance of catching lies…
So, deception detection is a serious matter. We will present an insight into the science behind deception detection based on the scientific discoveries of Dr Paul Ekman, who is also advisor to the series « Lie to me », drama based around his work and experience.
About Arnaud Blavier :
Arnaud Blavier is an expert in verbal and non-verbal communication, Consultant, and Process Communication Coach and Trainer.
After 15 years acting in the management and development of large teams in an international environment, he is today the Managing Director of Detego Group – Learn to read people, sole authorized provider of Paul Ekman approved trainings for Belgium, Luxembourg and France.
Florent Bernard, Innovation Policy Officer @ European Commission
« The European Commission on How we are turning Europe into an Innovation Union »
Europe is facing many challenges such as putting its economy back on track, solving the challenge of an ageing population, creating job opportunities for all or tackling global warming. Europe’s future depends on its power to innovate.
The European Union plays an important role to foster innovation, through the Innovation Union, an action-packed initiative for an innovation-friendly Europe.
About Florent Bernard :
Florent Bernard studied Molecular Biology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles where he obtained his Ph.D. in 2001. He also studied at the University of Georgia, USA and the University of Florence, Italy and worked as a researcher at the University of Barcelona, Spain.
He joined the European Commission in 2005 and is now a Policy Officer at the Innovation Policy Unit of the Research and Innovation Directorate General. In his spare time he is performing research on the biological basis of human cultural and social behaviour.
Volker Schad, President of Optimistenbund Deutschland & Secretary General of Optimists without Borders
« Optimism – how to leverage your personal source of renewable energy »
Your optimism is your private renewable energy that is available to you by choice. Optimists are proven to be happier, healthier and more successful in their job. During the last years thousands of optimists have organized themselves in Leagues in various countries.
They aim to create a culture of confidence into the future and drive and support initiatives that work for a more beautiful, just and humane world.
About Volker Schad :
As a manager, coach and consultant Volker has spent 20+ years of his professional life helping individuals, teams and organizations to raise to new levels of performance and fulfillment. From working in more 20+ countries he gained insights into key factors that help individuals to successfully overcome challenges along the way.
He is the President of Optimistenbund Deutschland and Secretary General of Optimists without Borders.
Lisa Lombardi, Expert @ Agence Wallonne des Telecommunications (AWT)
« Coworking: the new work trend that emphasizes collaboration, productivity and creativity »
From a rather unknown concept one or two years ago to a buzzword, the coworking movement is spreading rapidly around the world and changing people’s way of working and developing (new) businesses.
Coworking is not only about working in a shared workplace, it is first and foremost getting part of an ecosystem where everything is set up for you to meet, learn, share, boost your productivity and your creativity, in a “you take out what you put in” philosophy.
And it works!
About Lisa Lombardi :
With a background in economics and a special interest in regional economic development, Lisa is currently an expert at the Walloon Telecommunications Agency (AWT) where she is in charge of coordinating a network of 8 coworking spaces called CoWallonia.
CoWallonia has emerged with the support of Creative Wallonia, a governmental program aiming to boost creativity and innovation in the Walloon region. In that regard, Wallonia acted as a precursor in recognizing and promoting coworking as a way to foster collaboration, build innovative communities and develop creative ecosystems.
Loic Bar, Business Development @ The Smart Company, Owner @ Wipus
« Loïc Bar on taking advantage of the collective intelligence »
Think about innovation. More and more, innovation happens outside corporation. Big success happens because of the participation of their community. What if we can leverage this better?
Collective Intelligence can help resolving big challenge we have now: cancer treatment, economic crisis, energy usage, etc. Let’s all this happen!
About Loic Bar :
Loïc Bar started 4 years ago as Entrepreneur in ICT sector. He now manages a 6 people company creating outstanding projects in more than 20 countries including Belgium, the USA, the Netherlands, Vietnam, Brazil, Norway, etc.
His company has now a big focus on the future of energy and how ICT can be an enabler of this future.
Frédéric Williquet, Managing HR Consultant – Research & Development @ SD Worx
« Why is Marketing a HR journey »
Connect and build conversation will lead you to a better understanding of your customers needs and expectations. It will enhance your value co-creation.
But you won’t be able to build this conversations from a corporate marketing departement. You’ll need the active participation and commitment of all your co-workers. That’s the reason why the future of marketing lays in HR.
You can enhance it, by building a strong and adequate culture, knowing and working on engagement drivers, gamifiying your processes, putting people first, developping talents, strenghts and autonomy.
About Frédéric Williquet :
Frédéric Williquet, People Manager of HR Consultants for years, developped a comprehensive and broad view on HR.
Currently the Conversation Manager for SD Worx and HR consultant, he provides consultancy on Future of Work, Enterprise 2.0 & Social Business, Open Leadership, Employee Engagement, Gamiﬁcation, Conversation Management, Knowledge Management and HR marketing.
He practices Appreciative Inquiry and Visual Harvesting.
Describing himself as a Business Interactions Architect, he is a strong believer in managing change through the power of communities. He co-created HRmeetup.org.
Tony Haven, independent musician, director and producer from the UK
“Tony Haven on how to build your own independent industry”
Making a start in an industry with no contacts, experience or funding can be daunting, but with nothing to lose it also leaves all possibilities open to you.
This talk is about how to take a business idea in any area and deconstruct it piece by piece to see how it works and then realize how it can work for you.
About Tony Haven :
Tony Haven is an independent musician, director and producer from the UK.
Since starting in the industry at 16 years old with zero contacts to his name, he has released 7 albums in 7 years as well as 2 DVD’s.
He has gone on to tour 5 acoustic albums in over 15 countries, sell in over 130 countries to date and all without signing a single contract to a label, agent or manager.
« Philippe Modard on How web 3.0 will change our lives? »
Since its creation in the 90’s, the web is evolving quickly towards a fully connected world. The future is still uncertain, but some trends are taking shape. To move ahead, technologic and standardization evolutions have to take place. Are we ready?
About Philippe Modard :
Philippe fell into the innovation world few years ago. Early adopter, he continually tries to find new ways to make daily life easier. He’s captivated by the Big Data problems, and has built a nice experience in that field.
The master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering taught him the rigour to solve problems, while the master’s degree in Management gave him tools to understand and play in the entrepreneurship community.
Stéphane Safin, work psychologist – ergonomist researcher and practicioner University of Liège
« Stéphane Safin on how to creatively collaborate at distance. »
Distant collaboration has become a main issue for companies. Although very efficient communication means arise, creative collaboration is still hardly supported. Based on our knowledge of collaborative design, this speech will highlight some issues regarding distant collaboration, show innovative systems developed at the University of Liège and share experience about their use.
About Stéphane Safin :
Stéphane Safin is a work psychologist – ergonomist researcher and practicioner. In the framework of the LUCID-ULg lab, he manages the participative design approaches and the usability testing for the development of innovant software environments supporting for individual and collaborative design.
He also leads researches in design cognition, about the role of external representations in the architectural design creative process, and the mechanisms of design collaboration.
Nadia El-Imam, Creative Director, Edgeryders @ the Council of Europe
« The Edgeryders Guide to New Europe »
« It is only at the very edge that you can see the center clearly. Inbetween, you need to look in at least two directions at the same time. At the center, you can only look towards the rest of the circle. » [John Kellden]
Europe today as seen from the future- What we can learn from networked ryders at the edges of change.
About Nadia El-Imam :
Nadia EL-Imam is Creative Director of Edgeryders (http://edgeryders.ppa.coe.int/), at the Social Cohesion Research and Early Warning division of the Council of Europe. As an engineer and designer she is interested in using digital technologies to address complex societal challenges. Before joining the council of Europe, Nadia held senior creative roles in advertising.
She studied Human-Computer Interaction at the Royal Institute of Technology, Cognitive Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet as well as Interactive Art Direction at Hyper Island, in Stockholm, Sweden. Nadia tweets as@Ladyniasan and blogs at www.cookiesncode.com.