Special event
• Updated
06 April 2023

Cognitive Science in the Business World

The DEC Alt Ac + Applied Cognitive Science is a bi-monthly seminar series that invites speakers who show how cognitive science can be applied to the "real" (aka non-academic) world. It is intended for all students, young researchers and researchers curious about the possible applications of research in cognitive science. On 13 April 2023, the seminar will welcome an exceptional guest, Professor Olivier Sibony


Olivier Sibony

Professor Sibony is a globally renowned expert in the field of decision-making and problem-solving. He is an author, a consultant, and a former senior partner of McKinsey & Company, a leading global management consulting firm. He is now an Affiliate Professor in the Strategy Department at HEC Paris and an Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School (Oxford University).

Professor Sibony is a graduate of HEC Paris, and he holds a Ph.D. from the Université Paris-Dauphine. His research and writing have focused on a range of topics, including cognitive biases, strategic decision-making, and innovation. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and practitioner-oriented publications. His previous two books, "Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment" and "You're About to Make a Terrible Mistake!" have accrued wide acclaim.

Why would a judge give two different sentences for the same crime? This is, for instance, the type of questions that Olivier explores in the book Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment, along with Daniel Kahneman and Cass R. Sunstein. In this international best-seller, they present the causes and consequences of noise in our decision-making that leads to errors of judgment.

Olivier Sibony's website

The seminar will be held at 5:15pm at the ENS in the Salle Ribot, 29 rue d’Ulm and online at this link: https://sciencespo.zoom.us/j/9864164767.

time will be dedicated to questions and exchanges with the audience.