EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Global Variations is a think-tank working on interactions between geopolitics and innovation. It aims to provide prospective scenarios and documentation to public and private organizations and to individuals. The trademark of the GV approach is to rely upon knowledge in cognitive science and neuroscience. We will develop and share this new methodology to think about prospective scenarios. In fact, we believe that understanding how the brain and the mind work improves our understanding of the world.

 

Global Variations wants to build a web-based platform enabling academic, economic and public actors to meet and to work on common thematic of interests, providing diversification, network effect and innovative thinking, all from one platform. It gathers every year an influential world network called GV Nodes to launch upcoming year project and discuss actual world challenges.

EVENTS

GV is attending a lot of summits, forums and conventions in order to connect with different ideas and profiles. We are also consulting and interviewing a broad range of experts in order to receive comments and advices. We organize our own event and partner with other institutions who support our work.

EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT

Redefining the world of tomorrow

October 4th, 2018

GLOBAL VARIATIONS NODES

Annual Forum 1rst Edition

October 4th & 5th, 2018


PRESS RELEASE & PUBLICATIONS

Members publish regularly books and articles which support our work. Global Variations benefits from the recognized expertise and media coverage of its members to spread its influence.

A quand une éducation sérieuse en sciences cognitives ?

Joachim Son-Forget

January 2018

Demain l'Europe championne de l'AI

Christian Dargnat

March 2018

La France doit renforcer sa présence à Pyong-Yang

Joachim Son-Forget

May 2018


La diplomatie du Telegram

Joachim Son-Forget, Pierre Manenti, Emeline Ozhan

May 2018

Que (nous) font les Big Data ?

Jérôme Berthier

August 2018

L'erreur est humaine

Vincent Berthet

September 2018


TEAM

Global Variations is a think-tank pursuing a non-profit goal. It has been founded by Christian Dargnat, former CEO at BNP Paribas Asset Management and Joachim Son-Forget, french congressman and Phd in cognitive sciences. The team is international with a strong expertise in management, governance and innovation.

Board

Christian Dargnat

President France

French. Independent consultant in field of economics, finance and geopolitics. Professor at  Sciences Po Paris. Member of the board of the French political party LREM. Former Director at BNP Paribas Asset Management from 2006 to 2016 and President of the European fund and asset management association from 2011 to 2015. 

Joachim Son-Forget

President Switzerland

Franco-Kosovar. Member of the French Parliament, member of Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly and President of the France-Korea Parliamentary Group. Radiologist, PhD in cognitives sciences from EPFL and graduate from ENS Paris.

 

 

Florent Parmentier

Vice President

French. Director of Sciences Po Tab Research Fellow. Fellow at the HEC Center of geopolitics, PhD in political sciences, professor in geopolitics and prospective approaches. Co-founder of eurasiaprospective.net, co-writer of research reports for various european institutions and think-tanks.


Thomas Bajas

Vice President

French. Formerly in charge of the International Development of the “En Marche” movement. Graduate in Economics and Financial Engineering from Paris-Dauphine University.

 

Emeline Ozhan

General Secretary

Franco-Turk. Parliament collaborator, responsible for the digital communication during the French legislative campaign of 2017. Financial analyst, graduate in Finance and Statistics from Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne and Paris-Dauphine University.

Laurent Naves

Treasurer

French. Communication advisor. Graduated in management and Business laws, former consultant for EDF specialized in innovation, former advisor for the French Defense Ministry and Foreign Affairs Ministry. 

 


Advisors

Patrick Delarive

Entrepreneur

Funding Partner at Biowatch SA. Founder of Groupe Delarive SA and Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President. 

Adam Said

Entrepreneur

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ACE & Company, an international private equity firm based in Geneva. 

Xavier Lepine

Entrepreneur

President and Managing Director at La Française AM and has been its Chairman of the Board since 2006. 


Management

Jérôme Berthier

Director Switzerland

French. Business Intelligence department director for a large IT company. In charge of the EPFL's Innovation Center.  Graduated from Grenoble École polytechnique in engineering and computer sciences and from Lausanne Business School (MBA).

Thomas Cibils

Business Analyst

Swiss. Business Analyst for private banks, expert in new technologies, graduated from EPFL in 2015 in Management of Technology.

M.A. Rousselot

Communication

Swiss. CEO and founder of an Independent communication agency.

Matthieu Elie

Audit

Graduated in Econometrics from University of Panthéon-Sorbonne and from the University of Chicago (MBA). Vice President of the Asia Pacific Area for GUERBET.



Experts

Vincent Berthet

Prospectives

French. Responsible for "Influence Strategies" toolbox 1-Flux. Lecturer at the Université de Lorraine and researcher at the Sorbonne's Economics Reserach Laboratory. PhD in cognitive Sciences and graduated in political science from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. 

David Autissier

Innovative Management

French. Director of the ESSEC Chair innovation management and operational excellence. Author of many books and reports about management strategy and innovation.

Pierre Manenti

Digital Shift

Author of a book on the blockchain, specialized on the problems of digital transformation. Special conselor for the French Senate. Graduated from Sciences Po Paris and the Ecole Normale supérieure.