Special Guest :


2015 Nobel Prize in Economics

Angus Deaton, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics, is one of the world’s foremost experts on the economics of well-being, health, and poverty.

With the participation of :



Chief Technology Officer
at Ocado



Research Director at INRA, microbiome specialist



Professor of Physiology of Human Nutrition at the Technical University of Munich



Researcher at the University of Paris-Dauphine, specialist in information systems and digital economy

Thierry MARX

Thierry MARX

Michelin-starred French chef, specialising in molecular gastronomy



Ph.D, M.P.H., Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University



Farmer, writer of "l'Agronuméricus" (France)



Innovation and leadership advisor, co-author of Frugal Innovation

Marius Robles

Marius Robles


Pamela C. RONALD

Pamela C. RONALD

Plant biologist, Geneticist, Professor at UC Davis

Marie Hélène Saniez-Degrave

Marie Hélène Saniez-Degrave

Consultant Match&Health ( M&H)

Sebastien TREYER

Sebastien TREYER

Agronomist, Director of programs at IDDRI Sciences Po



Ph.D. Co-founder DunhamTrimmer LLC International Bio Intelligence

Jacques WERY

Jacques WERY

Professor Agricultural Systems AgroSYS Chair SupAgro (Montpellier, France)



Angus Deaton, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics, is one of the world’s foremost experts on the economics of well-being, health, and poverty.

Distinguished for the groundbreaking use of household data analysis to establish links between individual human behaviours and societal outcomes, his work relies on real-world facts to inform big-picture economic thinking.

Noted for being accessible as well as optimistic, Deaton has been lauded by the Nobel organisation as “immensely important to human welfare.” His work has helped transform modern microeconomics, macroeconomics and development economics; his findings have greatly influenced both practical policymaking and the scientific community, thus helping to not only analyse but to improve the world.

Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University and has taught at Cambridge University and the University of Bristol. He has widely published, including for the World Bank, and is a regular contributor to the Royal Economic Society newsletter.

In addition to his 2015 Nobel Prize for Economics, he is the recipient of numerous awards, including the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award and the first Frisch Medal. Deaton is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of the British Academy, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society.



Paul Clarke is Chief Technology Officer at Ocado, the world's largest online-only grocery retailer.

After joining Ocado in 2006, Paul initially worked on warehouse control systems and then joined the team designing Ocado’s next highly automated fulfilment centre. After establishing new teams for Simulation and Mobile development, Paul then co-wrote the first of Ocado’s award winning mobile apps which remain the only apps from a major retailer supporting full offline shopping. In his current role, Paul heads up Ocado Technology, whose 800+ software engineers and other IT specialists are responsible for building all the software and IT infrastructure that powers Ocado, and now Morrisons’ online grocery business too.

Ocado are in the midst of re-platforming their complete solution to create the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) - a combination of scalable modular hardware for building automated warehouses and their end to end e-commerce and fulfilment solution running in the cloud. They will use OSP to enable large bricks & mortar grocery retailers around the world to move online using Ocado's disruptive business model.

Paul read Physics at Oxford University before then entering the computer industry.  He has worked in software engineering, consultancy, interim management and a number of software start-ups.

In what little spare time he has alongside his work and family, Paul loves to invent and build stuff, design PCBs, write software and generally tinker.



Research Director at INRA, Joël is Scientific Director of MetaGenoPolis (mgps.eu), a pre-industrial demonstrator in quantitative and functional metagenomics funded by the national “Furures Investment” program. Joël is former head of he lab Functionalities of the Intestinal Ecosystem, within the Micalis Institute “Food and Gut Microbiology for Human Health”.

Joël joined INRA in 1983 and received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1988.

He trained as gut microbial ecologist and developed expertise in intestinal metagenomics towards diagnostic and prognostic applications as well as food-microbe-host interactions.

With over 30 years of academic research and over 180 publications (H Index 44), Joël is world expert in the field of gut microbial ecology and intestinal microbiome. In 2008, Joël received the LABIP International Science Award for Outstanding Excellence in Lactic Acid Bacteria Research with Industrial Relevance ; in 2014, he was Laureate of ‘Grand Prix Scientific Simone et Cino del Duca’ for scientific contribution on the theme ‘Microbiome and homeostasis’ (co-laureate SD Ehrlich) ; and in 2016, he was granted the Dupont Nutrition & Health Science Medal for Excellence in Microbial Research.

Joël aims to provide a better understanding of man-microbe symbiosis towards future therapeutic choices in the medical area, as well as science-based recommendations in health nutrition.

Joël Doré chairs the gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com scientific web-platform.

Joël is co-founder and scientific advisor of MaaT Pharma, a startup company dedicated to provide safe and standardized autologous microbiotherapy solutions for the reconstruction of intestinal ecology in the context of programmed clinical interventions inducing dysbiosis.



Hannelore Daniel holds the position of a full Professor of Physiology of Human Nutrition at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. Her main research interests are metabolic control mechanisms in mammals in response to alterations in nutrient supply assessed at the transcriptome, proteome and metabolite levels. Hannelore is a nutrition expert by training and worked in Germany, UK and USA.

In 1992 she was appointed as a Full Professor for Biochemistry of Nutrition (University of Giessen, Germany) and became in 1998 Chair and Scientific Director of the Center Institute of Food and Nutrition Research (till 2015) at TUM, Germany. Other offers for positions in Academia included a chair in Human Nutrition at the University of Jena, a director position/chair at the German Institute of Nutrition and the position of the president of the Max Rubner Institute for Nutrition Research (Germany).

Hannelore is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and a reviewer and advisor for national and international funding agencies and the EU commission.

For 5 years she chaired the scientific advisory board of the EU Joint programing Initiative “a healthy diet for a healthy life” and is since 2009 a member of the national Bioeconomy council in Germany.

Hannelore Daniel has published around 400 scientific papers, reviews and text book contributions and has provided around 400 oral presentations as invited speaker. She received numerous scientific awards including the "Pro meritis-Award" and the Silver medal of the State of Bavaria.



Henri Isaac, Doctor in Management Science, is a lecturer at PSL Research University, Paris-Dauphine University and a researcher at Dauphine Centre for Management Research (CNRS, UMR 7088).

Vice-President of ‘Digital Transformation’ at Paris-Dauphine University.

He was Director of Research and Academic Director at Neoma Business School (2009–2012).

He co-directs the Master’s in Telecoms and Media Management and the ‘Connected Commerce’ certificate for the CCMBenchmark Institute/Dauphine.

Co-author of several publications: E‐commerce. De la stratégie à la mise en œuvre (‘E-commerce : from strategy to implementation’, 3rd edition, 2014, Pearson France), Marketing digital (‘Digital Marketing’, 2014, Pearson), Travail à distance & e-management, (‘Remote working & e-management’, Dunod, 2013).

He is a specialist in information systems and the digital economy, researching at the interface between information systems and management, exploring the effects of technologies on companies and their management. He is the author of numerous papers that have been published in academic reviews such as Revue Française du Marketing, European Journal of Information Systems, Système d’Information & Management, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Revue Française de Gestion, etc. He is the author of a report on the ‘Digital University’ for the French Minister for Higher Education and Research, Valérie Pécresse. He is President of the think tank Renaissance Numérique.

Thierry MARX Thierry MARX


Thierry Marx is a famous French chef, specialising in molecular gastronomy.

He joined the Compagnons du Devoir in 1978, graduating as a pastry chef, chocolatier and ice-cream expert. He became chef at the Regency Hotel in Sydney before travelling to Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

He was awarded his first Michelin star in 1988 at Roc en Val in Tours. Chef at Château Cordeillan-Bages in Pauillac during 10 years, he received his first Michelin star in 1996 and a second one in 1999. He was Gault Millau Chef of the Year in 2000.

Since April 2010, Thierry has been in charge of the Mandarin Oriental restaurant in Paris where, in June 2011, he opened the Sur-Mesure by Thierry Marx (awarded two Michelin stars in 2012) and Le Camélia restaurants as well as a pastry counter.

In 2013, he partnered with chemist Raphaël Haumont to found the French Center of Culinary Innovation. This laboratory brings together researchers from multiple fields, whose studies and creations concern culinary artists as well as agro-industry professionals, all motivated by the same question: "How can we improve the content of our dishes?"

Thierry Marx is quietly revolutionising the world of French gastronomy. He describes his approach as "planetary cooking” because he keeps an open mind on different cultures whilst also cherishing the heritage of his peers. Thierry loves experimenting with the latest culinary techniques to glorify the finest, tasty ingredients.



Marion Nestle is a consumer advocate, nutritionist, award-winning author, and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice.

Her research examines scientific, economic, and social influences on food choice and obesity, with an emphasis on the influence of food industry marketing. Her books explore issues like the effects of food production on dietary intake, food safety, and access to food and nutrition.

She is the author of the classic Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, now in its third edition. In 2003, Food Politics won awards from the Association of American Publishers, the James Beard Foundation, and World Hunger Year. Dr. Nestle’s new book is about how to advocate for healthier food and food systems, titled Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning) (Oxford University Press, October 2015).

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health (the department she chaired from 1988-2003) and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She also holds an appointment as visiting professor in the Cornell Division of Nutritional Sciences. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Transylvania University in Kentucky in 2012.

Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley.




Navi Radjou is a Silicon Valley-based innovation and leadership advisor.

A Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, Navi has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation and contributes to Harvard Business Review online.

He won the 2013 Thinkers50 Innovation Award and spoke at TED Global 2014.

Navi’s new book Frugal Innovation: How To Do More With Less published by The Economist worldwide in 2015 (with a foreword by Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever) shows how companies can innovate faster, better, and cheaper in today’s resource-constrained and customer-driven economy. Frugal Innovation won the CMI Management Book of the Year 2016 Award.

Till 2011, Navi served as Executive Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Previously, he was a longtime VP/analyst at Forrester Research in Boston and San Francisco and advised senior executives worldwide on breakthrough growth strategies. Navi has consulted with leading international organizations—including E&Y, GM, IBM, Microsoft, P&G, SAP—on innovation and leadership strategies.

Widely quoted in international media, Navi is a sought-after keynote speaker, having addressed the World Economic Forum, Council on Foreign Relations, Asia Society, Harvard and MIT.

An Indian-born French national, Navi studied at Ecole Centrale Paris and the Yale School of Management.

Marius Robles Marius Robles


Marius Robles is the CEO & Founder of REIMAGINE FOOD, the first disruptive centre bringing together innovation, emerging technologies, food startups, foodpreneurs, food brands and breakthrough concepts that will lead new ground in coming years.

It has recently named as one of the 10 most disruptive companies in Spain by MIT.

Marius Robles has been researching and exploring the world of food at, especially as it relates to the future of food and the intersection and impact of new Emerging Technologies.

Marius Robles has won recognition and considered in 2014 one of the 15 most successful entrepreneurs in Spain by the prestigious MIT tech Review.

He´s a serial entrepreneur, founded and headed up for several years a group of companies (MCR Group) geared towards innovation and future strategy. He was involved with several entrepreneurial ventures and began his career as an innovation consultant and analyst for Siemens, Vodafone, Boeing, Endesa, Cepsa, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble, 3M and McDonalds, among others.

In 2007, he launched the first consultancy in Europe specialized exclusively in innovation in business models and business management and in 2009 launched What Is Next (WIN), focused on detecting companies´ needs in order to get ahead of their sectors, detecting market trends and helps them build best of breed offensive and defensive organisational strategies that help them disrupt and avoid being disrupted.

Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the UPC, Master in Software Engineering by ICT-UPC to later switched and focused on innovation and people: He´s completed ​​several executive education programs at INSEAD, Harvard Business School and other business schools in Spain.

Pamela C. RONALD Pamela C. RONALD


Pamela C. Ronald is Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis.

She also serves as Director of Grass Genetics and the Joint Bioenergy Institute in Emeryville and faculty director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy.

Prof.  Ronald is widely recognized for these research discoveries and for her innovative and effective public engagement. She speaks eloquently about the science behind organic farming, plant genetics and food production. In 2015, she was selected by Scientific American as one of the Worldview 100—a list of the world’s 100 most influential people in biotechnology. In 2011, she was selected by Fast Company as one of the 100 most creative people in business.

Her book Tomorrow’s Table (co-authored with organic farmer and her husband Raoul Adamchak), called by  Bill Gates as “a fantastic piece of work”, describes farming practices and genetic methods that enhance local food security, reduces application of harmful inputs, enhances soil fertility and provides safe, abundant and nutritious food to consumers.

Prof. Ronald has written for many international newspapers and magazines, her research has been published in leading scientific journals and her work has received several rewards.

Prof. Ronald received a B.A. from Reed College, an M.A. from Stanford University, an M.S. from Uppsala University, Sweden and her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1990.

Marie Hélène Saniez-Degrave Marie Hélène Saniez-Degrave


MH DEGRAVE SANIEZ holds a Master's degree in Bio-chemistry, which she obtained in 1978. She also holds a Master's Degree in Food Microbiology and Public Hygiene from the Institut Pasteur in Lille. Recently, she obtained a Master's Degree in 2013 from the LASALLE Beauvais Institut, specialized in Catering Health and Well-Being.

She joined the Roquette Group in January 1979 as a microbiologist to implement the pilot production of an organic acid. Then, in 1981, she was tasked with the selection and development of micro-organisms strain in biotechnological processes from the laboratory phase to the pilot phase. She was especially involved in the production of enzymes, organic acids, anaerobic treatment, corn steeping biological process, while tackling production processes on an industrial site.

From 1992 onwards, her activities were extended to biological controls, including the control of microbiological contaminants of circuits and products, endotoxins for injectable solutes and GMO monitoring considering the various, national and international reference guides COFRAC, BPL, ISO, FDA, etc.). Dealing with the control of circuit contamination, the GMO crisis, the close monitoring of Legionella in the factory circuit as well as regulations put her into some crisis situations.

Human and animal nutrition along with toxicology were integrated into her field of activities in 2004. Thus, human clinical trials on glycemic responses satiety oral care and  zootechnical studies on various species - poultry, ruminants, fishes, pets . - were conducted using different ingredients to help with their development (obtaining a positive opinion from the AFSSA on the fiber status of NUTRIOSE®, nutritional properties of SWEETPEARL®, NUTRIOSE® and NUTRALYS® with the use of vegetable proteins in animal nutrition and in human nutrition).

In early 2007, she took over the management of the Nutrition and Health innovation program. This ambitious program, called NUTRAHUB, was meant to ensure the development of emerging products in the fields of nutrition and health, thanks to a voluntarisitic approach based on partnerships and integration in mobilizing state-subsidied programs, such as FUI, OSEO, etc. Thus, the ALGOHUB program, which was supported by OSEO, was set in place with 13 partners, Roquette being its leader. The overall amount of the ISI project was €30 million.

The aim of this multidisciplinary program was to make the production of microalgae sustainable and economical, therefore accessible to consumers in the form of biomass or extracts. As part of the NUTRAHUB program she was also a project manager in the process of acquiring and creating a joint venture on Chinese territory.

Since 2010, she was in charge of Nutrition Direction at group level, and her mission was to implement the nutrition strategy of the group as well as that of the international preclinical and clinical studies program.

This multidisciplinary environment, open to academic and private partnerships, along with the global coverage of the Roquette Company has enabled her to file patents (ranging from dog food to the the expression of starch branching enzyme and the use of fibers for functional properties), to write articles and give lectures in France and around the world.

She  is currently consultant in M&H (Match&Health)

2013 Chevalier de l'Ordre National Du Mérite (Knight of the National Order of Merit)

2013 Agriculture Award from Lille Learned Society for Industry, Agriculture and Arts.

Vice-president technical Jury ECOTROPHELIA

President scientific committee and treasurer  of the ALIM 50 + association promotes food that is adapted to seniors in order to improve life quality and autonomy)

Member of the INRA (National Institute of Agronomical Research) scientific council, appointed by Ministerial decree.

President of the ISA (Institute of Agriculture) Scientific Committee

Member of the Board of Directors of ICAN on the name of ANIA (Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition) http://www.ican-institute.org/

Sebastien TREYER Sebastien TREYER


Sébastien Treyer is the Director of Programs at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), a think tank specialised in policy research and international negotiations for global environmental public goods. He is the coordinator of the Agriculture and Food Program.

He graduated from the École Polytechnique, holds a background in environmental engineering, and a PhD in environment management, with a particular focus on foresights and futures studies for environmental policies.

He has been in charge of developing foresights at the French ministry for Environment, and acted as a researcher in management sciences at AgroParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences) and at CIRED (International Research Centre on Environment and Development).

He has recently been coordinating the "Agrimonde" project, producing scenarios about how to feed the world in 2050 in a sustainable way. He is co-author of the 3rd Foresight Expert Group Report for the Standing Committee for Agricultural Research (SCAR) of EU's DG Research : “Sustainable food consumption and production in a resources constrained world”.

Sébastien Treyer is Chair of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the French Facility for the Global Environment (FFEM). He is also Vice-President of the scientific council of the Seine-Normandie Basin and member of the Agence nationale de la recherche's sectoral scientific council "Ecosystems and sustainable development".



Mark Trimmer has more than 29 years in research, product development, registration, technical service, and technology licensing in the crop protection industry. Mark led international product development at American Cyanamid and successfully delivered numerous new product registrations. At BASF, he led new technology acquisition for the agriculture division and successfully negotiated development agreements on several new products. Most recently, Mark led R&D efforts at a biological start-up company, NutraPark, and successfully developed novel biological PGR’s for enhancing fresh market fruits and vegetables.

In 2006, Mark founded Trimmer Consulting, LLC and has been providing new technology assessment, R&D strategy, regulatory, and product development services to clients in the agricultural chemical and biological markets on a global basis.

In 2011, Mark co-founded DunhamTrimmer LLC with William Dunham. The premier market research firm focused exclusively on the global biological and natural product plant protection and plant health market sectors. DunhamTrimmer LLC providesmarket research to many of the lead companies involved or interested in the agricultural biological industries.

In 2013, DunhamTrimmer and New Ag International jointly launched 2BMonthly The Global Biocontrol & Biostimulants E-Newsletter, providing the latest global news on the biopesticide and biostimulant industries to subscribers.

Jacques WERY Jacques WERY


Jacques WERY is Professor of Agronomy and Agricultural Systems in Montpellier SupAgro. He leads the AgroSYS chair (www.supagro.fr/wordpress/agrosys/), a joint venture between SupAgro and 5 companies to support the design of sustainable agricultural system with capacity building of students and professionals.

He is member of a research group (UMR System with INRA and CIRAD, umr-system.cirad.fr) on  functional analysis and design of Cropping Systems, with emphasis on perennial and multispecies systems (intercropping, relay cropping and agroforestry).

He graduated as Ingénieur Agronome (Msc) in agronomy and mediterranean agriculture in 1980, and obtained his PhD in 1983 and his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in Crop Physiology at the University of Montpellier in 1996. He is the Executive Secretary of the European Society for Agronomy (www.european-agronomy.org) and chair of the Farming Systems Design network on methodologies for analysis and design of agricultural systems (fsd5.european-agronomy.org/).

He published 85 papers in international journals and books with referees and is co-editor of eight fully edited proceedings of international conferences and of a special issue in European Journal of Agronomy.

His current research focus on integrated conceptualisation, simulation and design of cropping systems based on plant diversity in perennial-based (vineyards, orchards) and cereal-based farming systems in mediterranean regions. He is co-chairman of the scientific and technical Council for grapevine and wine R&D in France and is involved in national R&D platforms on durum wheat and food legumes.