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Albert Meige

Dr. Albert Meige is an entrepreneur, teacher, author, and the Director of Blue Shift, the global institute which is a part of Arthur D. Little, with an aim to conduct studies at the intersection of technology and strategy.
Summary

Dr. Albert Meige is an entrepreneur, teacher, and author, who has been professionally exploring the impact of technology on business, society, and humans for 20 years. Albert now heads the global institute Blue Shift (part of Arthur D. Little), which conducts studies at the intersection of technology and strategy.

As an entrepreneur, Albert founded Presans, an open innovation startup in France that leverages artificial intelligence to connect experts with large corporations on-demand. This venture earned him the Innovation Prize from the École Polytechnique. He ultimately sold it to Arthur D. Little.

Albert also has a foot in the academic world. After completing his Ph.D. in digital physics at the Australian National University, he worked as a researcher at the research centre of École Polytechnique in Paris.

With an MBA from HEC Paris, he has served as an Academic Director for executive programs at HEC Paris and the Institut Mines-Telecom. He also teaches at ESCP.

Albert is the author of several books on innovation and digital topics, has published around fifteen academic articles, and holds two patents. In 2018, he authored the ministerial report "La Formation de l’Esprit Entrepreneur", highlighting his commitment to entrepreneurial education.

Hailing from Jura, Albert is an enthusiast of ultra-endurance trail running. He has completed some of the world's most demanding ultra-trails, including the SwissPeaks360, a 360-kilometre race through the Swiss Alps. He has also been a passionate photographer since the age of six. These unique passions add a human and empathetic dimension to his conferences, where he connects his personal experiences to the human and strategic challenges posed by new technologies.

Biography

Dr. Albert Meige is an entrepreneur, teacher, and author, who has been professionally exploring the impact of technology on business, society, and humans for 20 years. 

As an entrepreneur, Albert founded Presans, an open innovation startup in France that leverages artificial intelligence to connect experts with large corporations on-demand. This venture earned him the Innovation Prize from the École Polytechnique. 

After selling Presans to Arthur D. Little, Albert now heads the global institute Blue Shift, which conducts studies at the intersection of technology and strategy.

As an academic, Dr. Albert Meige completed his Ph.D. in Digital Physics at the Australian National University, he worked as a researcher at the research centre of École Polytechnique in Paris. With an MBA from HEC Paris, he has served as an Academic Director for executive programs at HEC Paris and the Institut Mines-Telecom. He also teaches at ESCP. 

Dr. Albert has been a regular contributor to HBR France since 2015 with articles on innovation management, on the future of organisations, digital transformation and on the future of work. He also speaks at various conferences and Ted Talks on these topics based on his research.
Dr. Albert also shares his insights and research in emerging technologies like Generative AI, the metaverse, and other immersive technologies. Recently, he presented his viewpoint on AI and ChatGPT, where he created a 100% AI-generated article from a single prompt. This viewpoint “MY KIDS HAVE REPLACED ME WITH CHATGPT: How generative AI will disrupt business in 2023” offers a more in-depth critical analysis of the technology written by a human author and proofread and enhanced by an AI.

As an author, Dr. Albert has authored several books on innovation and digital transformation, including: “Innovation Intelligence: Commoditization. Digitalization. Acceleration. Major Pressure on Innovation Drivers”, published by Absans Publishing in 2015, and “A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing: Advice from Leading Experts in the Field”, published by Kogan Page Publishers in 2011.

Dr. Albert holds two patents: “Method for identifying the named entity that corresponds to an owner of a web page”, and “Electronegative plasma thruster with optimised injection”, both registered at EU patents. 

Hailing from Jura, Albert is an enthusiast of ultra-endurance trail running. He has completed some of the world's most demanding ultra-trails, including the SwissPeaks360, a 360-kilometre race through the Swiss Alps. He has also been a passionate photographer since the age of six. These unique passions add a human and empathetic dimension to his conferences, where he connects his personal experiences to the human and strategic challenges posed by new technologies.


Vision

Dr. Albert Meige envisions a world where the ever-evolving landscape of technology serves as a catalyst for positive transformation across businesses, societies, and individuals. His vision revolves around harnessing the potential of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and generative AI, to drive innovation and enhance human experiences. Albert is committed to bridging the gap between academia and the corporate world, fostering a collaborative environment where cutting-edge research informs practical strategies for organizations navigating the digital age.

At the core of Dr. Meige's vision is the belief in the power of education and knowledge-sharing. He strives to empower individuals and businesses with the insights and tools needed to navigate the complexities of the modern technological revolution. By fostering a deeper understanding of technology's impact on society and the workforce, he aims to guide organizations toward a future where innovation, human-centric approaches, and sustainable practices converge to shape a more promising tomorrow. Albert's vision is one of continuous learning, adaptation, and ethical application of technology to create a harmonious coexistence between humans and the digital realm.


Recognition and Awards
Dr. Albert has been a regular contributor to HBR France since 2015 with articles on innovation management, on the future of organisations, digital transformation and on the future of work. He also speaks at various conferences and Ted Talks on these topics based on his research. As an author, Dr. Albert has authored several books on innovation and digital transformation, including: “Innovation Intelligence: Commoditization. Digitalization. Acceleration. Major Pressure on Innovation Drivers”, published by Absans Publishing in 2015, and “A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing: Advice from Leading Experts in the Field”, published by Kogan Page Publishers in 2011. Dr. Albert holds two patents: “Method for identifying the named entity that corresponds to an owner of a web page”, and “Electronegative plasma thruster with optimised injection”, both registered at EU patents.

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Albert Meige
Nationality
French
Residence
France
Occupation
Tech entrepreneur, teacher, author, researcher
Known for
Blue Shift (Director), Presans (Founder)
Accolades
Innovation Prize (École Polytechnique, 2008), EU registered patents: Method for identifying the named entity that corresponds to an owner of a web page; Electronegative plasma thruster with optimised injection
Education
PhD (Computational Physics, Australian National University), MBA (HEC Paris Business School)
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