GAFAs rise and fall: how social entrepreneurs will re-shape the tech world.

Jeremy Ghez, HEC Paris Professor of Economics and International Affairs, will be presenting his research on the dramatic changes taking place in the tech world; from the rise and dominance of the GAFAs to their current precarious future, with the emergence of alternative tech business models.
Pr. Ghez will discuss how the so-called tech-giants have created an environment which has favoured the emergence of a new set of disruptors who, wanting to fix and re-shape the sector, could become the GAFAs’ biggest business threat.
According to Prof. Ghez : “the tech world, which giants disrupted and reshaped only a few years ago is crumbling due to the questionable ethics of their business models (gambling with public data, allowing inaccurate information to circulate, etc…) This scenario has called for a rapid and effective change that will protect the consumer; such change could be driven by social entrepreneurs. These disruptors are individuals and small businesses, from within the GAFAs as intrapreneurs or from outside as entrepreneurs, looking for a way to fix what has been broken”. 
Date: Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 7:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Address: French Institute, 15-17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2DT
  • Welcome and arrival: 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Masterclass: 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Cocktail: 8:15 pm -9:00pm