Albert Meige

Associate Director

Albert Meige

Education

MBA
HEC Paris Business School
PhD in theoretical & numerical physics
Australian National University
Telecom Engineering degree

Past Experience

Presans
Founder & CEO
Ministry of Higher Education & Research
Advisor to the Minister
HEC Paris business school
Executive Program Director
Institut Mines-Telecom
Executive MBA Program Director
Ecole Polytechnique
Research Fellow

Albert Meige

Albert Meige has been an entrepreneur since his teenage years when he started selling magic shows. He is the founder of Presans, a startup he sold to the strategy consulting firm Arthur D. Little in 2020, and of which he is now Associate Director. Albert has been an Academic Director at HEC Paris and Mines-Telecom Institute. Trained as a Telecom Engineer, he holds a PhD in Computational Physics from the Australian National University and an MBA from HEC Paris Business School. In 2008, the French École Polytechnique awarded him its Innovation Prize. He is the author of many books and publications on innovation and digital transformation, over a dozen peer-reviewed academic articles, two patents, as well as the ministerial report “La Formation de l’Esprit Entrepreneur“ (2018). Albert is an ultra-trail runner and a seasoned photographer. He can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than fifty seconds and loves (urban) exploration…
 

Recent Publications

The metaverse: What’s in it for telcos?
The metaverse: What’s in it for telcos?
The Metaverse is a megatrend, presenting both a challenge and an opportunity for the telco industry. While some have dismissed it as a passing fad, we believe the Metaverse: (1) necessitates structural changes to the telecom industry on an infrastructure level and (2) offers valuable economic and strategic benefits for those telcos that actively participate in it.
Blue Shift: Unleashing the business potential of quantum computing
Unleashing the business potential of quantum computing
Creative thinking for leaders – Changing your perspective
Creative thinking for leaders
There is still a fashionable prejudice that large corporations don’t know how to do rapid radical innovation, and that start-ups are now taking the place of the research and innovation departments within big firms because the “liner is too big to turn”. This is misguided. As we saw during the COVID-19 crisis, some large companies can deliver incredible innovations very quickly. Existing products were rapidly hacked to fight the virus. For example, sporting goods retailer Decathlon transformed its diving mask into a respirator.  
METAVERSE - THE NEXT DIGITAL REVOLUTION FOR BUSINESS?
A revolution powered by VR has been promised for decades, but it’s only recently that improvements in hardware and software, together with a new level of consumer engagement, have started to converge to create something that could be genuinely disruptive in the foreseeable future. If you are in the business of gaming or entertainment the potential is clear, but what could the metaverse mean for the rest of the business world, and what are some of the challenges that will need to be overcome?

Albert Meige

Albert Meige has been an entrepreneur since his teenage years when he started selling magic shows. He is the founder of Presans, a startup he sold to the strategy consulting firm Arthur D. Little in 2020, and of which he is now Associate Director. Albert has been an Academic Director at HEC Paris and Mines-Telecom Institute. Trained as a Telecom Engineer, he holds a PhD in Computational Physics from the Australian National University and an MBA from HEC Paris Business School. In 2008, the French École Polytechnique awarded him its Innovation Prize. He is the author of many books and publications on innovation and digital transformation, over a dozen peer-reviewed academic articles, two patents, as well as the ministerial report “La Formation de l’Esprit Entrepreneur“ (2018). Albert is an ultra-trail runner and a seasoned photographer. He can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than fifty seconds and loves (urban) exploration…
 

Recent Publications

The metaverse: What’s in it for telcos?
The metaverse: What’s in it for telcos?
The Metaverse is a megatrend, presenting both a challenge and an opportunity for the telco industry. While some have dismissed it as a passing fad, we believe the Metaverse: (1) necessitates structural changes to the telecom industry on an infrastructure level and (2) offers valuable economic and strategic benefits for those telcos that actively participate in it.
Blue Shift: Unleashing the business potential of quantum computing
Unleashing the business potential of quantum computing
Creative thinking for leaders – Changing your perspective
Creative thinking for leaders
There is still a fashionable prejudice that large corporations don’t know how to do rapid radical innovation, and that start-ups are now taking the place of the research and innovation departments within big firms because the “liner is too big to turn”. This is misguided. As we saw during the COVID-19 crisis, some large companies can deliver incredible innovations very quickly. Existing products were rapidly hacked to fight the virus. For example, sporting goods retailer Decathlon transformed its diving mask into a respirator.  
METAVERSE - THE NEXT DIGITAL REVOLUTION FOR BUSINESS?
A revolution powered by VR has been promised for decades, but it’s only recently that improvements in hardware and software, together with a new level of consumer engagement, have started to converge to create something that could be genuinely disruptive in the foreseeable future. If you are in the business of gaming or entertainment the potential is clear, but what could the metaverse mean for the rest of the business world, and what are some of the challenges that will need to be overcome?

More About Albert
  • MBA
    HEC Paris Business School
  • PhD in theoretical & numerical physics
    Australian National University
  • Telecom Engineering degree
  • Presans
    Founder & CEO
  • Ministry of Higher Education & Research
    Advisor to the Minister
  • HEC Paris business school
    Executive Program Director
  • Institut Mines-Telecom
    Executive MBA Program Director
  • Ecole Polytechnique
    Research Fellow