Conference 50 years of Sophia Antipolis

On Thursday, June 13, 2019 at SKEMA Business School, from 2:00 p.m., the conference “50 years of research and innovation to shape the world of tomorrow” will take place to celebrate Sophia Antipolis’s 50th anniversary.

This event will include an afternoon of discussions on the theme of new technologies and their societal impact with the participation of speakers from both the economic world and the human and social sciences.


2:00 p.m .: Welcoming of participants

2:30 p.m .: Official launch by Jean LEONETTI and opening speech

3:00 p.m .: Speech by Charles PÉPIN, Writer, Philosopher, writer and essayist on the theme of daring and courage

3:20 p.m .: “Breathing: the breath of long action” by Alice MODOLO, World freediving vice-champion

3.45 pm: Round table “New technologies and their role in the society of tomorrow. »Moderated by Pierre-Henri DE MENTHON, Editorial Director of Challenges


  • Primavera DE PHILIPPI, Researcher at CERSA / CNRS, associate researcher at Harvard and blockchain specialist
  • David SIMPLOT, Director of the Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée research center
  • Christophe COURTIN, President of Courtin Real Estate and serial entrepreneur
  • Béatrice GUEDJ, Director of Research and Innovation at Swiss Life Asset Managers France
  • Patrick MOURATOGLOU, Coach of Serena WILLIAMS, president of “Mouratoglou Academy & Resort” and TV analyst for ESPN and Eurosport

5:30 p.m .: Closing of the event and networking cocktail



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