Paul Warren

What are the biological challenges of going to space?
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    Space travel is one of mankind's greatest achievements of the 20th century. As we explore our universe more and more thoroughly, we face many challenges, but the biggest might be how to adapt to an environment where there is no gravity.

    "We put the International Space Station up there to remind ourselves of the fact that we as a species can overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges and that we have the potential to explore space."

    "The international space station allowed us, for the first time, to study the biological affects of staying in space for long periods of time and what we found wasn't pretty."

    "Astronauts can lose up to 20% of their muscle mass just in first two weeks of being in space."

    "We know that we, as a species, will not be satisfied unless we are traveling the stars."


Antonio Meza

How can I create a vision for my future?
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    Antonio Meza shows how to make our life vision more concrete.

    "The vision is not only visual, it's a sensorial representation of what you want for yourself and for others in life"

    "Life can be great if you dedicate yourself to connect with your purpose and make it happen"



Johannes Bittel

Who is the teacher in the 21st century?
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    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. 


Maëlle Chassard

How imagination, craziness and naivety can build tomorrow?
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    "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Is that really true today? In the world where access to information is more than easy, knowledge can be reached by anyone. But what about imagination?"

    "Of course technology offers beautiful and wonderful things to see but we forget too often to use our other senses which make work our imagination"

    "Yes, it is very important for a child to invent its own world where he could be the hero."

    "Naivety detaches us from the technique and allows us to invent incredible, impossible, and improbable things."

    "Craziness, naivety and expertise is a combination which could make your idea real one day"

    "What I am telling you today is to be a pioneer. Do not be afraid to imagine impossible things thanks to imagination. That's the reflection I offer you today: do not stop thinking like a child"


Niket Pathak

What’s next In breast augmentation?
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    "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."


Joerg Wahler

How is the aerospace industry changing with digitalization?
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    "In the aerospace industry the race has just started, it aims to more efficient production systems"


Jonathan Weitzman

How will we use stem cells to treat degenerative diseases in the future?
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    Jonathan Weitzman is the Director of the UMR Epigenetics and Cell Fate in Paris, France

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Thibaut Gimenez

What is the future of smart computers?
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    ESCP EUROPE Graduate with a major in entrepreneurship, now COO/CMO @Stample ( a Paris and Los Angeles based startup building a social platform to curate and share knowledge.

Vincent Uriarte

Engage through technology in Education?
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    Vincent Uriarte's talk on using modern technology to revolutionize the education system, given at WikiStage ESCP event in Madrid.

Are We Closer to Digitalization in Healthcare in Europe?
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    WikiStage ESCP Europe - Berlin campus.

    "80% of insurance apps have zero updates, no reviews or have not even been used".