Institut Polytechnique de Paris and Accenture Form Strategic Partnership to Leverage Science and Technology to Address Major Societal, Economic, and Environmental Challenges

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris) have entered into a five-year strategic partnership to co-develop solutions in response to the major social, economic, and environmental challenges that humanity faces. A central aspect of the partnership is the creation of an academic and research chair that aims to foster the development of innovative technologies in response to these challenges.

The partnership is being led by Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO of Accenture in Europe; Olivier Girard, CEO of Accenture in France and Benelux; Eric Labaye, president of Institut Polytechnique de Paris; and Jean-Paul Cottet, executive director of the École Polytechnique Foundation.

Building on IP Paris Interdisciplinary Research Centers, the academic and research chair — known as the “Chair of Technology for Change” — seeks to promote industry transformation and the emergence of innovative business models to foster environmental and social sustainability. It aims to accelerate

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Princeton announces new programs to expand innovation and entrepreneurship for societal benefit at Engage 2020 conference

Princeton University’s Vice Dean for Innovation Rodney Priestley announced three new programs that aim to build a better future through research and scholarship at Engage 2020, the University’s innovation and entrepreneurship conference held Nov. 4-6.

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Microsoft President Brad Smith, a member of the Class of 1981, opened a session about the collaborative relationship of Princeton and Microsoft with review of the global nature of innovation in the 21st century.

“Innovation at Princeton is about bringing a positive impact to society,” said Priestley, who leads the Princeton Innovation initiative. “This is a bottom-up endeavor that is driven by the entire Princeton community.” A professor of chemical and biological engineering, Priestley is also an entrepreneur who has cofounded two companies based on his lab’s research.

The three new programs are:

  • Princeton Wharton Executive Education Course (for faculty):
    A partnership with the Wharton School of the University of
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Driving Innovation, Economic Growth & Societal Inclusion

All around the world, digital transformation is becoming a critical factor in long-term, sustainable economic development, and Africa is no exception. With two decades of experience behind me, I feel a lot of pride in being part of a digital transformation journey with Ericsson which allows me to share my love of technology and how it can accelerate socio-economic prosperity towards the people of Africa.





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We, at Ericsson, believe that ICT has the ability to level the global playing field and enable African countries to harness the full potential of their human capital. Almost two years ago, I landed in Africa for my first business trip to meet the team and customers in Senegal. Not only did the career move appeal to my sense of adventure and exploration, I was excited about the life-changing experiences about to unfold.

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Value investor Joel Greenblatt defends ‘big tech’ stock prices and tackles major societal issues in a new interview. Here are the 11 best quotes.


  • Joel Greenblatt defended “big tech” valuations and detailed how a long-term investor might address some of society’s biggest issues in a RealVision interview released on Thursday.
  • Greenblatt, the co-chief investment officer of Gotham Asset Management and an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, emphasized the economic benefits of skilled immigration and argued compounding could be used to narrow the wealth gap.
  • Scroll down for Greenblatt’s 11 best quotes from the interview.
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Value investor Joel Greenblatt cheered the biggest US technology stocks and proposed ways to tackle some of society’s biggest problems in a RealVision interview released on Thursday and filmed earlier this week.

Greenblatt is the co-chief investment officer of Gotham Asset Management and an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School. He spoke about his new book, “Common Sense,” which describes how a long-term investor’s perspective can be

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