Laurent Haug: Biography highlights

A veteran of the digital industry, Laurent Haug is an entrepreneur and investor helping fortune 500 companies and startups navigate the opportunities and challenges presented by disruptive technologies. His job is to anticipate changes to turn them into long-term value.

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Business Leaders
Futurists

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Current / Past Roles & Positions

  • TV and radio show host (Swiss National Broadcasting, TV5, Arte)
  • TEDx speaker
  • Presented at Google, IOC, Cap Gemini, Vinci Autoroutes, Accenture, Suez, Havas, BNP, Mc Kinsey, Swisscom, Groupama, Mylan, Nespresso, etc – Founder/Co-founder of Lift conference, Lift Lab, 200ideas, Cocomment
  • Lecturer at IMD Business School and CREA Genève
  • Investor in Anthemis (fintech fund) and several startups

Languages

  • Laurent speaks English and French.

Speaking Style

  • Laurent loves making complex things accessible. He speaks with enthusiasm and pragmatism, making sure he is both cutting edge in content and accessible in form. He can adapt to any length, and format (keynote, interview, panel, with or without slide).
  • A former event host, Laurent prides himself in never going over the allocated time.

Always interested in technology from a young age Laurent’s early career included stints at Arthur Andersen as a consultant working primarily with customers involved in banking systems. From there he moved to Pictet, the largest Swiss private bank, working on their website, intranet and extranets.

In 2005 Laurent launched his own business, LiftLab, as he believed there was a market for a company that could help others prepare and anticipate changes in technology. The need was so great that in 2006 Laurent launched the Lift Conference that offered attendees the chance to hear about these very changes. The conference has grown over the years and is often cited as “one of the highlights of the technophile’s calendar” (BBC) He stepped down from LifeLab in 2011 but remains as an advisor.

Since then Laurent has worked on numerous projects and jobs and truly lived a multitasking career.

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Making sense of "digital transformation" (🇬🇧)
Making sense of "digital transformation" (🇬🇧)
01:04:30
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Consumer retail trends 2015 (🇬🇧)
Consumer retail trends 2015 (🇬🇧)
30:51
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Big data (Laurent Haug, 200ideas édition 2013)
Big data (Laurent Haug, 200ideas édition 2013)
17:57
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Entrepreneur stories - Rebecca Clopath : La gastronomie
Entrepreneur stories - Rebecca Clopath : La gastronomie
03:11
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Tendances technologiques et impact sur les entreprises (Swisscom Dialogue Experience 2017 🇫🇷)
Tendances technologiques et impact sur les entreprises (Swisscom Dialogue Experience 2017 🇫🇷)
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Paléofutur - Techno et effet domino
Paléofutur - Techno et effet domino
02:58
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Paléofutur - La surveillance étatique est vieille comme le monde
Paléofutur - La surveillance étatique est vieille comme le monde
03:24
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Paléofutur - Des barbares policés
Paléofutur - Des barbares policés
03:22
TED

Laurent is insightful and has a background as a business doer that allows him to avoid the hype.'

Bruno Giussani
International Curator
Google research

'The calmness, curiosity, and charisma projected by Laurent were inspiring.'

Matt Jones
Design director
Lombard Odier

'Laurent brings perspective and concrete examples on how technology changes business.'

Stephane Rey
co-CDO
UN Social Impact Fund

'Laurent has original ideas and follows through. It's always inspirational to sit and discuss with him.'

David Galipeau
Chief

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