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.


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.


Redefining the world of tomorrow

October 4th, 2018


Annual Forum 1rst Edition

October 4th & 5th, 2018


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


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.


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.



Laurent Naves


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. 



Dr. Pierre Durand


Physician, radiologist specialized in pediatric imaging and oncology imaging, he founded Horasis, a medtech company dedicated to diagnosis, telemedicine and technological innovation.


Abdallah Chatila


Abdallah Chatila is a libanese serial entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of the real estate group 3m based in Geneva. He participates as an advisor to the Global Variations Initiative.


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.

Matthieu Elie


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


Vincent Berthet


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.