Programme tuesday 7th June 2016

8:40 > 8:45

Welcome Address

Nicole GOURMELON, CEO, Crédit Agricole Normandie

8:45 > 9:00

Opening address

Joël BRUNEAU, Mayor of Caen

9:00 > 10:00


Panel 1 : The Sense of Man

This opening panel will provide a general overview of the subject :
– Which civilization are we building ?
– Which parts of today’s world are likely to disappear in the near future ?
– Debate on the necessity of progress, the opportunities and threats thereof.

Moderator : Jean-Marc Sylvestre – Author and editorial writer for “LCI” television

Debate : 3 speakers, e.g.
Olivier COTINAT, CEO of FLAYR, lecturer at ESSEC Business School, speaker at Stanford and Berkeley Universities
Jeremiah OWYANG (US), Founder of Crowd Companies, interactive collaborative economy and marketing in customer relations in the strategies of major businesses
Christian VANIZETTE, Founder of MakeSense, connecting social enterprise.

10:00 > 11:30



Panel 2 : The place of Man in the evolution of science and research

The spread of cognitive robotics or genomic science has enabled outstanding progress for human life. However, the question of the governance of these advances must be raised with regard to each individual’s freedom and integrity.

Moderator : Jean-Marc Sylvestre – Author and editorial writer for “LCI” television

Debate: 4 speakers e.g.
René FRYDMAN, gynaecologist in Paris hospital group, university professor, former Head of the Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department, Antoine-Béclère Hospital in Clamart (Hauts de Seine), scientific father of the first French test tube baby, Amandine.
Etienne KLEIN, French physician, professor at the “Ecole Centrale” in Paris, Director of Research for the Atomic Energy Commission(CEA)
Cristina LINDENMEYER, Psychoanalyst, Associate Resarcher within” Connected health and enhanced Human”, ISCC-CNRS Team
Florent STALEY, Director of the Lab-GANIL Institute.

11:30 > 12:00

Coffee Break – Networking Opportunities

12:00 > 12:45

Panel 3 : Zero Carbon Objective for 2050

– Is this a pure incantation or an achievable objective ?
– What type of international organization is required to meet this objective ?
– What are our options ?

Moderator : Jean-Marc Sylvestre – Author and editorial writer for “LCI” television

Keynote speech : Hans Jörgen KOCH (Denmark), Director of Nordic Energy Research (energy research and development platform for political cooperation in the framework of the Scandanavian Council of Ministers – intergovernmental organization including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and discussion with Frédéric VILLAIN, founder of Demand Side Instruments (DSI) startup

1:00 pm > 2:30 pm

Lunch

(Students and startups at each table, opportunity to meet with speakers directly)

2:35 pm > 3:00 pm

Keynote speech :

Luc FERRY , philosophe et écrivain

3:00 pm > 4:00 pm


Panel 4 : Liberty and Security

The main challenge is to find the correct balance between liberty and security, protecting both of these values, whilst reacting to new, growing dangers : is this an achievable objective ?

Moderator : Jean-Marc VITTORI – Author and editorial writer for “LES ECHOS” newspaper

Debate : 3 speakers e.g.:
Pavel CHINSKY, Managing Director of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce.
Colonel David LAPAN, former Director of Marine Corps Communication, former Public Affairs Advisor to Commander ISAF and U.S. Forces and former special assistant for Public Affairs to General DEMPSEY, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Général Jean-Paul PALOMEROS, General in the French Air Force, Air Force Chief of Staff, from 2009 to 2012 and Allied Transformation Commander for NATO.

4:00 pm > 4:30 pm

Keynote speech :

Jean CHAREST (Canada), former prime Minister of Quebec from 2003 to 2012

4:30 pm > 4:45 pm

Coffee Break – networking Opportunities

4:45 pm > 6:15 pm



Panel 5 : Work in the 21st Century

The dematerialization linked to the uberization of the economy has transformed our approach to work and working organization as it has been know until now. Are we heading towards an increase in liberty or alienation with no protection?

Participation of students from ESCP Europe, Manon Desportes, Ronan Heuzel, Chloé Schemoul, Adrien Rivière.

Moderator : Jean-Marc VITTORI – Author and editorial writer for “LES ECHOS” newspaper

Debate : 4 speakers
Bertrand CORBEAU, Deputy Managing Director for development customer relations and innovation at Credit Agricole Bank
Isaac GETZ, PhD in psychology, “Leadership and lnnovation” professor at à l’ESCP Europe
Arnaud MOUROT, Co-director Ashoka Europe, first worldwide network of social entrepreneurs
Stefano SCARPETTA (ITA), Head of the Department for the Analysis of Employment and the Political Division in the Employment, Work and Social Affairs Direction at the OECD. Employment Perspectives (yearly publication on the evolution of the job market and perspectives in OECD countries).

6:15 pm > 6:25 pm

Conclusion

Luc FERRY , philosophe et écrivain

6:25 pm > 6:45 pm

Closing Address

Hervé MORIN, former Secretary of Defence, Chair of the Normandy Regional Council

Nicole Gourmelon, 52 years old, began her career in 1982 with the Crédit Agricole du Finistère where she worked her way up to becoming Regional Manager in Brest at the age of 29.

In 1999, she joined the Caisse Régionale de Charente Périgord where she was appointed Sales and Marketing Manager.

In 2002, she took on the role of Director of Finance, Strategic Marketing and Communications within Crédit Agricole Aquitaine.

From 2004 – 2008, she became Deputy Managing Director of Crédit Agricole Normandie, in charge respectively of the development and management poles.

In January 2009, she became Deputy Managing Director of Predica, the Credit Agricole Group’s Insurance Subsidiary and Managing Director of Dolcea Vie, the life insurance company working with B for Bank.

Nicole Gourmelon has been Managing Director of Crédit Agricole Normandie Bank since January 2011.

Joël BRUNEAU

After his A-Level (Economics option), a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a diploma in Political Science from the Paris School of Political Science, Joël Bruneau began his career as parliamentary assistant to Jean Royer, Mayor of Tours and Member of the French Parliament and later as Parliamentary Secretary of Francis Saint-Ellier, Member of the French Parliament.

In 1997, he became Director of the Cabinet of René Garrec, Lower-Normandy Regional Council Chair and then Chief Executive Officer of the Lower-Normandy Regional Council.

From 2004 to 2012, Joel Bruneau was employed in a Mutualist bank and was specifically responsible for the portfolio of institutional clients (local authorities, associations, hospitals, housing associations, etc.) throughout the whole of the Lower-Normandy region.

From 2010, he became a diligent member of the Lower Normandy Regional Council until he resigned in 2014 to fully commit himself to his newly elected role of Mayor of the City of Caen.

In 2014, he was elected to Chair the USA Group within “Cités Unies France”, the network of French cities, which work internationally.

Joël Bruneau is a former high-level athlete and remains the last Frenchman to have won the Alencon-Medavy race in 1988. He maintained his passion for his sport as a volunteer for the Lower-Normandy Athletics League which he chaired for 8 years.

Jeremiah OWYANG

Jeremiah Owyang is the Founder of Crowd Companies, an innovation club for Fortune 1000 companies, which focuses on how large companies tap the collaborative economy.

He focuses on how disruptive technologies—such as social media, mobile, and the internet of things powers the collaborative economy—and impacts the relevance of corporations to customers today and in the future. He is well recognized by both the tech industry and the media for his grounded approach to deriving astute insights through rigorous research. 

His site, “Web Strategy” is one of the premier blogs on how corporations connect with their customers using Web technologies. Jeremiah is frequently quoted in top-tier publication and cited in books and press and media. He was featured in the “Who’s Who” in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and his Twitter feed was named one of the top feeds by Time.

Jeremiah was an Industry Analyst at Forrester Research, a founding partner at Altimeter Group, and a web marketing leader at Hitachi. 

Christian VANIZETTE

Christian Vanizette was born in the middle of the Pacific, in TAHITI, French Polynesia, 28 years ago.

After studying in a Business school, he joined the innovation Department of Gemalto, world leader in digital security and high tech company working in mobiles technologies.

Sparked by the book of Professor Yunus Christian decided to quit his job and travelled across Asia and mainly India to meet social entrepreneurs and feature them on its blog. Makesense.org which mobilizes 20 000 volunteers across 120 cities and 70 countries around the world to help accelerate the impact of social Business entrepreneurs.

Today Makesense has set up its own social business accelerator for early stage social businesses in Paris and Mexico and have developed a variety of programs with universities, corporates and the French government to engage youth to start their own social businesses or volunteers for existing ones.

Olivier COTINAT

In 2005 Olivier Cotinat co-founded CPi, the first pluri-disciplinary programme for innovation and entrepreneurship across three reputed further education schools in Paris: Centrale, ESSEC and Strate Design School.

In 2007, he founded FLAYR an e-commerce website of a new dimension, state-of-the-art in terms of mobile shopping.

In 2010, Olivier Cotinat launched with UC Berkeley, the University Mobile Challenge, the largest student competition in mobile entrepreuneurship, the final of which takes place every year during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Over 700 students took part in 2015, from 35 countries across the globe.In 2012 Olivier worked on CPi with Berkeley University.

In 2013, Olivier Cotinat co-founded Schoolab, a pluri-disciplinary project open to all schools to enable their students to innovate and do business together. Over a two year period, projects bringing together some 70 schools and 220 students in France were thus initiated in Paris. Schoolab has been selected by the French Ministry for Higher Education to be deployed across 6 cities in 2016 as part of the PEPITE programme.

Since 2008, Olivier has given classes abroad, amongst which Mobile Entrepreuneurship at UC Berkeley and Design Thinking for Startups at Stanford.

Olivier became a member of the International Board of the French Tech network in September 2015.

René FRYDMAN

René Frydman is an obstetrician and gynecologist. Former Head of the “Woman-Child” pole in the Antoine Béclère hospital; he has been a consultant in the Foch Hospital since 2012.

His hospital activities led to the creation of a team working on medically assisted procreation in France.

He is in particular reputed for his role in the birth of the first French “test tube baby” as well as in the birth of the first French babies to be born from frozen oocytes.

René Frydman has written several works targeting the general public on the subject of gynecology-obstetrics and reproductive medicine.

Etienne KLEIN

Born in 1958, Etienne Klein is a physicist, Director of research at the Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) and has a Ph.D. in Science. He manages the Sciences of the Matter Research Laboratory (LARSIM).

He has participated in several major projects, more especially in the conception of the European particle collider, the LHC, which enabled the discovery of the Higgs boson (in July 2012).

He is professor of Scientific Philosophy at Ecole Centrale in Paris.

Cristina LINDENMEYER

Cristina Lindenmeyer is Psychoanalyst, lecturer [Maître de Conférences, HDR] in clinical psychopathology and psychoanalysis and a member of the Centre for Research in Medecine, Psychoanalysis and Society at Paris 7-Diderot University, which is part of the Sorbonne University Paris Cité. She began her career in psychology at the infant-youth department and hospital in Brazil and continued in health centres in France.

Associate Researcher within the « Connected health and enhanced human » ISCC-CNRS research team, she is also scientific director of the « Agnesis: incomplete bodies » PICRI Project.

Florent STALEY

Florent Staley is the Managing Director of GANIL (Grand accélérateur national d’ions lourds – ie. National Heavy-Ion Accelerator), one of the largest laboratories in the world for research using ion beams.

Florent Staley graduated with a PhD in particle physics from the University of Chambéry and Grenoble in 1989 and was employed by the French Nuclear Commission (CEA) from 1986-1989.

From 1989 to 1997, Florent Staley participated in several research projects at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) at Stanford University, CA, USA.

From 1997 to 2007, F. Staley worked on the construction of ALICE, a major experimentation of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator at CERN in Switzerland.

From 2008 to 2010, he worked as the officer responsible for particle and nuclear physics at the French Ministry for Research. As such he officially represented France during the international negotiations for the European projects XFEL and FAIR in Germany.

Florent Staley joined the Science of Matter Department (DSM) of the French Nuclear Commission (CEA) in 2010 as assistant to the Director. In this position, he became a member of several committees for international research projects and facilities such as ITER in southern France.

Hans Jorgen KOCH

Hans Jorgen KOCH graduated in 1972 with a degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen and then began his career with the Danish Ministry for Energy where he worked as Head of Department, Director and then Chief Executive.

From 1994 to 2002, he was the Director of the International Agency for Energy in Paris, where he was particularly responsible for research policies on renewable energies.

From 2004 to 2014, he occupied the position of permanent secretary in the Danish Ministry for Commerce, Industry and Navigation.

Since April 2014, Hans Jorgen KOCH has been Director of Nordic Energy Research (a platform for research on energy and the development of political cooperation within the framework of the Nordic council of Ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).

Frédéric VILLAIN

Frederic Villain is the CEO and founder of Demand Side instruments, a startup, which aims to create and implement innovative technological solutions to enable the preservation of our natural resources and their use in terms of our requirements, thus meeting with the challenges of energy transition and climate change.

Frederic spent over 20 years in industry working for the main producers of semi-conductors in France and the USA, where he held various positions ranging from hardware design, computer simulation, propagation modeling, spectrum management to strategy development.

Frederic graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Cachan with a Masters in Electrical Engineering and obtained a post graduate diploma (DEA) from the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris in 1995.

He has published over 10 articles and deposited several patents.

Frederic is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a member of the Japanese Institute of Electronic and Communications Engineers (EIC) and an associate researcher at Macquarie University, Sydney.

Pavel CHINSKY

Pavel CHINSKY studied history at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and has obtained his “aggregation” (highest teaching diploma in France). He is the author of several articles and two monographs (In French and in Italian) on the installation of the Stalinist regime.

He worked as a teacher and researcher in secondary and higher education in France from 1999 to 2007 and has also given professional training in 2003.

Pavel CHINSKY has been Managing Director of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2007.

He has also been Vice President of the Russian Chess federation since 2004.

David LAPAN

David Lapan currently serves as Senior Director, National Capital Region, for the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC).

Colonel Lapan (U.S. Marine Corps, retired) has more than 30 years of military service and 20 years of communication/Public Affairs experience at the highest levels of the U.S. Department of Defense. As a Public Affairs Officer, he served as a spokesman and advisor for several Secretaries of Defense; the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan; and for multi-national forces during military operations in Haiti and Iraq.

Lapan enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1980 and served as an air traffic controller and crew chief on the UC-12B aircraft. In 1983, he was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Marines. He continued serving as an air traffic controller until he left active duty in 1987 and entered the Marine Corps Reserve.

Lapan was recalled to active duty for Operation Desert Storm and after release from active service, attended the Pennsylvania State University. He graduated with honors and transitioned as a Reserve officer into the Public Affairs field. He returned to full time active duty in 1997.

Among his Public Affairs assignments, Lapan twice served at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps at the Pentagon, Washington, DC, and twice with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.

From 2000 – 2003, Lapan served as the U.S. Central Command liaison in the Department of Defense press office during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the beginning of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Lapan was the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) for II Marine Expeditionary Force from 2003 – 2006 and deployed to Port Au Prince, Haiti as Multi-National Interim Force PAO during Operation Secure Tomorrow. He served in Fallujah, Iraq from 2005 – 2006 as PAO for Multi-National Force – West during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 2009, Col. Lapan was assigned as director of the Department of Defense press office and later as deputy assistant secretary of defense for media operations (the first uniformed officer to serve in that position in more than a decade). He then served as Public Affairs advisor to Gen. Martin Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as advisor to Gen. Joseph Dunford, Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)/U.S. Forces – Afghanistan. Col. Lapan was assigned as director of the Office of Marine Corps Communication until his retirement from active duty in June 2015.

Col. Lapan is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College and a graduate of the Air War College. His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Jean-Paul PALOMEROS

As NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation (SACT), General Paloméros supported the 28 Allied Nations in preparing the future in terms of military strategy, development capacity, education, training and exercise.

He developed ambitious plans to increase efficiency and NATO’s military preparation by improving international cooperation and developing political and innovative exercise.

After a long career of 42 years, he took part in many operations as a fighter pilot, staff officer and Commander in the Balkans and in Africa. In 2011, he became Chief of the French Air Force playing a major role in operations to protect civilian populations in Libya. 

General Paloméros has logged over 4000 hours flying time on fighter jets and has taken part in 82 combat missions.

He graduated from the French Air Force Academy in 1973, and was awarded the “Curtis Excellency Prize” on the 84th Royal Air Force Advanced Staff Course. 

General Jean-Paul Paloméros was appointed the rank of Grand Officer of the French “Legion d’Honneur “, as well as Officer of the French National Order of Merit and was awarded the French Aeronautical medal. He has also been given distinctions by many foreign national orders.

Jen CHAREST

Jean Charest is a Partner in the Montréal office. He provides expertise to the firm’s clients with his in-depth knowledge and experience with public policy, corporate Canada and international matters.

With a public service career spanning almost 30 years, Jean Charest is one of Canada’s best known political figures. Mr. Charest was first elected to the House of Commons in 1984 and, at age 28, became Canada’s youngest cabinet minister as Minister of State for Youth.

In 1991, he was named Minister of the Environment and, a year later, he led Canada’s delegation at the 1992 Earth Summit on the economy and the environment in Rio. At the summit he was praised for his leadership role among G7 countries on climate change and biodiversity.

Under his leadership, Québec experienced a sustained period of economic prosperity with stronger economic growth from 2008 to 2012 than the US, Europe, Canada and Ontario, despite a global financial and economic crisis. His government implemented a major infrastructure investment program.

The Charest government has been a world leader on the environment and climate change, having brought forward the first carbon levy in North America with the implementation of its climate change policy.

Bertrand CORBEAU

Born on the 21st November 1959, Bertrand Corbeau is a graduate of the ‘Université du Maine’, the ‘ Institut Technique de Banque’, the’ Institut National du Marketing’ and ‘Insead’.

He began his career with Crédit Agricole de la Mayenne in 1981, within the commercial branch and continued his career in the regional Head Office of the Anjou-Mayenne region, and later as Sales Manager for the Anjou and the Maine region.

In 2003 he joined Crédit Agricole de Franche-Comté as Deputy General Manager. In 2006, he moved to Crédit Agricole Val de France in the same role. Bertrand Corbeau became Managing Director of Crédit Agricole de Franche-Comté from 2007-2010. He was President of the Local economic group “Synergie”, on IT from 2008 – 2010, he actively promoted the creation of a common computer system for all the regional head offices within the Crédit Agricole group.

B. Corbeau has been Managing Director of the ‘Fédération Nationale du Crédit Agricole since 2010 and has led the task force for the Group Project in preparation for the 2012 Brussels Congress on the Cooperative model of Crédit Agricole, and held responsibility for raising media and environmental awareness in relation to the consequences of regulatory reform. He currently co-manages the group’s Medium Term Plan task force and the Eureka project Bertrand Corbeau is frequently involved in innovative projects, launching both the’ Crédit Agricole Store’ and ‘le Village by CA’.

Since the 4th April 2016, B. Corbeau has been Deputy Managing Director of Crédit Agricole SA, in charge of the pole for development customer relations and innovation.

Isaac GETZ

Isaac Getz has a Ph. D in psychology at the top-ranked ESCP European Business School in Paris. He has also been visiting lecturer at Cornell and Stanford Universities and at the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Getz studied over 300 companies in 25 countries and published research on diverse topics related to innovation, leadership, excellence, transformation, freedom and responsibility in the business world.

As an international speaker on themes such as innovative organization, free enterprise, employee initiatives and commitment and liberating leadership, he has given keynote speeches in 75% of the companies in France’s “CAC 40” as well as in numerous companies and organizations across the globe.

Isaac Getz is the author of many publications. His latest work “Freedom Inc.” on liberating leaders, the method and philosophy of liberation in business has already been published in 6 countries.

Arnaud MOUROT

Arnaud Mourot graduated from the French business school ESCP and was a Member of the French national freestyle wrestling team for 10 years. He has been involved in the humanitarian sector since he graduated. He co-founded the NGO “Play International” in 1999, which he directed for 6 years, before becoming the organization’s Chairman, a position he continues to occupy. He has also contributed to the development of various Social Businesses in France.

Arnaud launched the operations of Ashoka France/Belgium/Switzerland in 2005 and thereby played an active role in the recognition of the Social Entrepreneurship sector. He is today Co-Director of Asoka Europe and coordinates the development of Ashoka in Europe and French-speaking countries (including Africa), as well as the company’s global co-creation development initiative between social & business, and more particularly the Making More Heath initiative in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim.

Stefano SCARPETTA

Stefano Scarpetta is the Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Department for the OECD.

Mr. Scarpetta, joined the OECD in 1991 occupying several positions within the Economic Affairs department and then in his present department.

From 2002 to 2006 he worked at the World Bank as advisor and senior economist in relation to the labour market. He then returned to the Economic Affairs Department of the OECD in 2006 as Head of Division for Japan, Korea, China, India, Mexico, Portugal, Denmark and Sweden.

From March 2008 to June 2010, he worked at the OECD as editor for “Employment Perspectives” and as Head of the Employment Policy and Analysis Division of the Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Department. He became Deputy Director of the Department in June 2010 and has been the Department’s Director since May 2013.

Jean-Marc SYLVESTRE

Jean-Marc Sylvestre is an economic editorial writer for the “TF1” French television group. He frequently hosts television programmes on the group’s various channels. He is also the author of several works on the economy. He published the work “France, caught in a trap – understanding the crisis (La France piégée Buchet Chastel, 2008) and “All is well..almost” (Tout va bien, enfin presque) with Olivier Pastre (Autrement 2010).

In 2008, he was appointed Deputy Director for News Information in TF1 and LCI, with responsibility for the pole for economics and social affairs.

Jean-Marc VITTORI

Jean-Marc Vittori is an editorial writer for the daily newspaper Les Echos, where he specializes in macroeconomics and economic theory. He is also frequently heard on the radio (France Inter, BFM), is a member of the Association française de science économique governing board and a member of the Scientific Council of the “Journées de l’Economie” event and of the Board of the French Association of Economic Science.

Born in 1958, Jean-Marc Vittori has a master’s degree in economics and is a graduate of Sciences Po, Paris. He was a journalist for 15 years for the magazines Le Nouvel Economiste, Challenges and L’Expansion, which he edited from 2001-2002. He wrote L’effet sablier (2009), published by Grasset, For World Governance “Pour une gouvernance mondiale” with Autrement (2010) and Ecographics “Ecographiques” with Eyrolles (2014).

Laurent MARVYLE

Journalist for France 3 for 28 years, he has great experience in the presentation of news programmes, documentaries and shows both live and recorded. He has been the host of the “Littoral” programme since 2009.

He also has a certain expertise in making documentaries, short formats, surveys, portraits, series or long term magazines. He has worked on a variety of topics: economy, sports, sea, politics, health, history, environment and culture.

Aurélie MISERY

A graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Rennes, the University of Kent (UK) and the Training Centre for Journalists in Paris, Aurélie Misery has been a broadcast reporter at France 3 Television for 16 years. She has also made several documentaries abroad, including two in New York related to the events of September 11, 2001.

She took a leave of absence from France 3 in 2005-2006 to work for the European Commission communications unit in Brussels.

Since 2008, she has frequently collaborated with the Caen Memorial, joining the communications department in 2013-2014 for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Aurélie Misery is currently a broadcast reporter and presents the daily news for France 3 Normandie.

Hervé MORIN

Hervé Morin was elected member of the French Parliament for the first time on the 29th November 1998 in the 3rd electoral ward in the French department of “Eure”. Re-elected on June 16th 2002, he became President of the UDF (Union pour la Démocratie française) French political party in the French Parliament until 2007. He also began his third term of office as MP for Eure that same year.

On the 18th May 2007, he was appointed French Minister for Defence, a position which he occupied until the 14th November 2010. From December 2010, Hervé Morin continued as MP. He has also occupied a position as Regional Councillor in Upper Normandy from 2004 to 2010 and was elected General Councilor for Eure in 2011.

In 2015, he became the first Chairman of the unified Normandy Regional Council.

Luc FERRY

With a national teaching qualification in philosophy and political science, a Ph.D. in political science, Luc Ferry is the former French Minister for Youth Policy, Education and Research and the author of several highly successful books.

Here are some of his works, «  Apprendre à vivre – Traité de philosophie à l’usage des jeunes générations » (Learning to live – a treaty in philosophy for young generations) (2006 – Prix Aujourd’hui ), La sagesse des mythes Apprendre à vivre II (The Wisdom of Myths – learning to live II) (2008), « La Révolution de l’amour – Pour une spiritualité laïque » (The Revolution of love – in favour of secular spirituality (2010), « L’invention de la vie de Bohème, 1830 – 1900 » (The Invention of Bohemian Life) (2012), « L’innovation destructrice » (Destructive Innovation) (2014), Sagesses d’hier et d’aujourd’hui (The Wisdom of Yesterday and Today)(2014) – Chroniques du temps présent (Chronicles of present times) (2014). Mythologie et Philosophie – collection Le Figaro/Plon en 20 volumes (Mythology and Philosophy) (2015). La Révolution transhumaniste – Comment la technomédecine et l’uberisation du monde vont bouleverser nos vies (The Transhumanist Revolution – How technomedecine and uberization will turn our lives upside down) (April 2016). His works are published in more than de 30 countries.

He is also a columnist for the Figaro newspaper, a commentator on Classical Radio, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Higher Education School of Insurance (Ecole Polytechnique d’Assurance) working particularly on digital innovation and big data with a view to the creation of an MBA entitled “Data scientist for the insurance industry”.