‘2025: A Peep Into The Future’

IPA DAY 2016   –   I N V I T A T I O N

IPA, in association with the Indian Embassy in Paris has the pleasure to invite you to its Annual Conference entitled “2025 A PEEP INTO THE FUTURE”:


Clay Christensen, the Harvard Professor famous for his work on disruptive innovation, said that we are trained to follow the process of “data-driven, fact-based analytical decision making.” “The problem with this approach”, he goes on to say “is that data is only available about the past, and the only convincing data available pertains to the recent past. There is no data for the future, so we have to ask ourselves how we can predict the future. We need a theory to help us understand what causes what and why”.

That about sums up the challenge for those in the IPA who wish to “Peep” into the future and see how it will affect our lives in 2025. Sub themes will include, but not limited to: How does a Futurist read the future? Future Scenarios in Geopolitics, Environment…How Technology will change our Work Space? The Way We Will Learn; Our Transport Systems & Modes…

Esteemed speakers from academia, consulting and industry will present their views in crisp, thought provoking interventions. His Excellency, Dr. Mohan Kumar from his distinguished position as Ambassador of India to France will share his views and debate with the audience. Other members of the panel of experts are:

Ms Fabienne-Goux Baudiment      : Head, ProGective & Fellow, World Future Society

Mr Mandeep Jawa                            : Consultant, Emerging Technologies, PwC

Mr Jean-Yves Le Gall                       : President, Centre Nationale d’Etudes Spatiale (CNES)

Mr Vakisasai Ramany                      : Senior Vice President, EDF

Mr Alon Rozen                                   : Dean, Ecole des Ponts Business School

Mr Cyril Garcia                                  : Head, Capgemini Consulting


Date & Time: June 11, 2016 – 2 PM*

Venue: Sciences-Po Amphitheatre Jean Moulin (former ENA building)

Address: 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris

*Amphitheatre entrance will open at 2 PM; The conference will start at 2:30 PM sharp and Refreshments will be served at 5:35 PM.


RSVP by email only: jbhasker@9online.fr, manish.shanbhag@gmail.com


14:30:      Welcome by IPA President

14:35:      Theme Introduction      

14:45:      Ambassador’s opening remarks

15:00:      Presentations by Panelists

17:00:      Q&A

17:30:      Closing Notes

17:35:      Networking and refreshments

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