WikiStage ESCP Europe 5. Paris, France, 2015

When you think about the future of education or the future of learning, there's one question that I think really matters and that is really important - 'Who's the teacher?' Because 'Who's the teacher' ultimately is a decisive factor in what we learn and how we learn. And when I’m talking about teacher I’m not referring to just a school teachers, but in larger sense of the term – ’Who is the person that we learn from?’. As you can see, I’m an artist. No, I’m not, but I’m very proud of the drawing. To illustrate a short history of the evolution of sharing knowledge: It all starts with cave men around the fireplace sharing their stories about the best hunting ground. Fast forward: Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press, so you don’t have this one-to-one sharing, but one-to-many, where one author can have many readers, thanks to new technology. Then, Jimmy Wales brings us Wikipedia and with the Internet, we now know that it is possible to not only have one-to-one or one-to-many sharing model, but many-to-many model of sharing knowledge: many contributors writing an article, many people reading it. And, YouTube was invented, and since then, humanity watches cat videos. Well, there are not only cat videos, there are educational videos out there. There are platforms such as Coursera edX and MOOC University courses that you can watch online and there are great websites for educational videos such as KhanAcademy or TED Talks. Well, what all these projects that I’ve just showed you on the slide have in common is that they still embrace the old educational model of one-to-many or few-to-many, so you still have this elitist club or few teachers from great universities (e.g. Harvard) or these celebrities at TED who share their knowledge or spread their ideas to the rest of the world. What I think is where we're going towards is the same trend as what happened to books to Wikipedia, to pass on from one-to-many to many-to-many model. And this also in the case of educational videos. So, you might say: ’There is YouTube’. Let me ask you a question: ’Who of you has created a YouTube video?’ Please rise your hand. Ok, so there are some hands in the room. Now, think about that last YouTube video that you made. ’What was it?’ ’Was the main purpose of that video entertainment? Did you for example filmed you cat or a holiday video or was it a party video? Or was the main purpose of this video education? Did you pass on a message? Did you share an idea? Did you help somebody to learn with this video? Whose YouTube video was rather entertainment? Please rise your hand. Ok, almost the same. And whose video was education? Ok. I would say that there is a majority of entertainment in this room and that is reflected when you go to YouTube website. My point is: YouTube is a collaborative video platform but it is not an educational video platform. You cannot be sure that the content that you find is good quality and you certainly can't be sure that you won't be distracted. What I think that we need is a collaborative video learning platform. In a world where people share super cat jump fail and upload Charlie bit my finger videos, how can we get to a place where people actually share what matters with videos. I believe that there is a great place where this is already happening and that is conferences. Conferences such as this one. There are conferences happening all around the world. People are on stage and they are sharing their knowledge with others. This is the map of WikiStage conferences at the moment. We have seen that many people such as volunteers that organized this conference here today are giving a voice, are giving a platform to remarkable people around them and give more speakers the stage. If we can leverage the power of a video where a speaker in the room doesn't only share his knowledge with the people he has in front of him but thanks to the cameras we have in this room shares it with the world on this collaborative learning video platform, we can create the content for such a collaborative video library. Who is the teacher in the 21st century? We all are. And the idea that you can have a powerful voice is a very powerful one, that's big, because I believe that not only do we have the right to freedom of speech -„Liberté d’expression“, we were all standing at the Place de la République in January fighting for the freedom of expression- I believe that we also have an obligation to share and to contribute to the debates that are happening in our society. You might say: ‘But I have nothing new to add, all the knowledge is already out there’. I would disagree. You have unique experiences and ideas and you have a unique perspective on things that is not already out there. And it's not just about what is being shared but also about who says it and how. So, tonight I would like to encourage you to think of yourself not just as a consumers of knowledge, but as the creators, as the authors of your unique peace of knowledge. So, let’s all together create a truly democratic society in which we all share what matters.   
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WikiStage ESCP Europe 5. Paris, France, 2015

"I don't know if you ever thought about it but if you look at the 20th century through my perspectives as a plastic surgeon, it's an amazing era where human beings became able to transform their own body." "But the 20th century wasn't the age of nature it was the age of excessiveness where we didn't care a lot about our environment and this led to a lot of fake looks especially in esthetic surgery." "We can now harvest fat anywhere in the body where we have it in excess, isolate the fat cells called the adipocytes and inject them where we need. (...) For a woman with small breasts and large hips, we can harvest her fat, centrifuge it and isolate those fat cells and inject them through tiny little needles, tiny little holes (...) inside the breasts. Doing so we can of course augment the size of breasts up to two cups and we get rid of the excess fat." "There's a way to combine implants with that and it's called composite breast augmentation. We inject fat all around the implant that smoothens the edges and it's a great to get a natural look." "Soon we will be able to create implants custom made for everyone, exactly the one you need for your anatomy." "There is a definitive trend in the breast augmentation where towards more natural looks and the next generation of implants will be organic and haute-couture which meaning that they will be tailor-made to your anatomy and your needs."

WikiStage ESCP Europe 5. Paris, France, 2015

"We're really going to the point where if you can imagine it, you can make it - you can print it actually." "Entertainment has always been at the forefront of the free speech of the free expression. (...) I think that we're really coming to a crossroad here. There's a lot of confusion in this discussion." "The two doctrines around free speech that are important to bear in mind is on a one hand - 'could whatever we express could actually lead to some sort of bad tendency?' (...). The other doctrine which is more bottom up says 'does whatever you express lead to a clear and present danger'?"
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WikiStage ESCP Europe 5. Paris, France, 2015

"There are multiple forms of intelligence. Our educational system only focuses on 2 forms of intelligence: linguistic and mathematical. Doing this, we are being deprived of great talents for our society. So why do we do that?" "But aren't we missing a lot with these standards? These good students who fit in the mould, who enter these standards, are we really bringing out the best of them? Are we really giving them the opportunity to go out of the standards and to understand who they really are inside and what they want to do with their life? And for the students who don't fit in the mould, just because it's not their form of intelligence, are we not being deprived of many talents that could have brought a lot for our society?" "What if school had the objective to just see what we want to do in this world with our own hands? What if school had the objective to help us and help everyone of us to know who we really are, what we want to do with our life, what we are good at, and what we want to fulfill in our life?" "So we can't try to learn if we can't consider the body. And this is very important for the education of tomorrow."
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WikiStage ESCP Europe 5. Paris, France, 2015

"Do you have any idea how sexy can be the life of a CFO in a big company?" "Small is big now." "You don't need a leadership of followers. You need a leadership of leaders that lead others." "Connect before correct. And share. Don't let the ideas kept inside yourself. Once you share then you get the power"

WikiStage ESCP Europe 5. Paris, France, 2015

"First thing: I went to see Tom Hanks." "I am in sustainability. So I asked: "Do I really need to add another box in a big plane with a lot of CO² emissions to go from Paris to New York?. The sentimental part of my idea was leaving the place to my environmental concerns." "So I went to see the Postal office. [...] Then I met David." "So this is my personal story. And I want to rely on it to tell you why I believe that crowd-logistics is a new way of conducting a very traditional activity that is logistics: moving stuff and keeping them stored for a while." "Crowd logistics can bring a fresh new air in traditional logistic systems. Why? Because it is light asset. Because you can rely on capacity, which is already there. You have your room cellars where you can let me store part of my stuff. You have a small place in your luggage when you travel around the world. So we have connections which are: resilient, local, efficient and the main reason why I believe in this new system is that they are sustainable." "Compared to other crowd practices, crowd-logistics has a true advantage, it contributes to reduce CO² emissions congestion and all the externalizations of traditional asset based logistics industry."
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