Plenary I: The Impact of Company Digital Transformation on Business Education
Frank Bournois, ESCP Europe
Frank Bournois is the President and Dean of ESCP Europe over its six campuses. He is the Chairman of the Programmes Committee of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles and Board Member of EFMD. He was previously a Full Chair Professor of General Management and Director of CIFFOP at the University of Paris, Panthéon-Assas (Paris II). Bournois is widely published in Comparative European Management and he is the author of books and many articles in French and English on human resources management. He has published 13 books, contributed to 20 chapters and written over 30 articles in refereed journals.
Alexandre Tissot, Netexplo
Alexandre Tissot, PhD is currently coach, consultant, psycho-analyst, teacher at CentraleSupelec and ESCP Europe Senior Fellow. He has an Eng’g MD and a PhD from Ecole Centrale Paris. Alexandre worked in transformations and organisation development during 8 years in global industries (Vallourec, Air Liquide), 6 years as Management and HR consultant and 4 years as Partner at Netexplo Observatory. He is currently working on its second PhD with Pr. Frank Bournois about talent and digital transformation. He is specialized in required talents and processes to ensure business transformations.
Plenary II: Institutional Rankings
Matt Symonds, Editorial Consultant, Times Higher Education / Wall Street Journal Business School Rankings
Matt Symonds has covered business education and rankings for Forbes, The Economist, Bloomberg, BBC, among many other global publications, and is co-founder and director of Fortuna Admissions. In 2017 he was the Editorial Consultant for the Times Higher Education / Wall Street Journal Business School Rankings that publishes in Q4 of 2018. Matt is the co-author of the international bestseller “Getting the MBA Admissions Edge,“ sponsored by Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. As the S of QS, he founded the World MBA Tour in 1995, building an events business in over 45 countries. He has now partnered with John Byrne and Poets & Quants to organize the CentreCourt MBA Festival with the participation of Deans and Admissions Directors from the world’s top business schools.
Jane Shaw, Which MBA? Editor, The Economist
Jane Shaw is the editor of The Economist's Which MBA? business-education coverage and its suite of rankings. These include full-time MBA, Executive MBA and Masters in Management programmes. She was previously a data journalist at The Economist and has written about topics ranging from demographics to health and education. In the past she has contributed to Economist books on data and economics.