Season 2024: 06 February 2024 - 04 April 2024 - 27 June 2024 - 26 November 2024

Le Cercle brings together cybersecurity players for structured discussions at quarterly meetings created and reserved for Les Assises community. It is a way for participants to become aware of the major issues in their sector and to meet other professionals. Le Cercle is organised around four networking evenings per year in Paris

Le Cercle networking event 27 june 2024 Innovation Prize and Nicolas Bouzou

27 June 2024

Let's Celebrate... INNOVATION!


The Innovation Prize celebrates its 18th anniversary in 2024, and just as many ideas and disruptions to surprise us every year! For this very special edition, and before the pitches by the start-ups selected by our exceptional jury, Sébastien Couasnon will be interviewing Nicolas Bouzou, one of France's leading economists, on the subject of innovation. His books include ‘L'innovation sauvera le monde. Philosophie pour une planète pacifique, durable et prospère’ (Innovation will save the world: a philosophy for a peaceful, sustainable and prosperous planet), Nicolas Bouzou suggests we seize the promise of a hypertechnological world while preserving its human values.

4 April 2024


In 2024, ‘Half the world's population of voting age will be called to the polls in free elections or in elections that have already been decided in advance’, Le Monde, 6 January 2024. The risks are immense: disinformation campaigns, hacking of results, geopolitical upheavals, etc. In this context, democratic commitment takes on all the more meaning and importance! For this Cercle, we invite you to (re)discover the notion of commitment:

  • First part: an original talk by Christine Ockrent, journalist and writer.


Commitment at the service of information: when sources and channels are multiplying and generative AIs are opening wide the doors to disinformation, the press is under scrutiny and all the more central. What is the role of the journalist today? To make the news accessible... without compromising its quality... while encouraging the desire to understand. It is more difficult, more criticised, more attacked, but the journalist's commitment in 2024 is the safeguard of our societies. Commitment is also the commitment of the reservists who will be present at the Cercle, during the conference and the cocktail, in uniform, to share their experience with the participants.


  • Second part: a round table discussion with Eric Freyssinet, Scientific Director, Office of the Director General of the Gendarmerie Nationale and Olivier Ligneul, Director of Cybersecurity, EDF Group.


The necessary commitment of cybersecurity players to anticipate the impact of this high-risk year. Governments and public organisations are going to be put to the test in 2024, but attackers have long understood that they don't have to go after obvious targets alone. Destabilisation comes from speed and volume: apply the butterfly effect principle to cyber security, imagine a multitude of structures and industries under attack, and calculate the short- and medium-term consequences... society as a whole is rapidly destabilised. Against this backdrop, CISOs and players in the ecosystem need to put themselves ‘under stress’ and commit themselves to serving the community. Reservists will be present at the Cercle, in uniform, during the conference and the cocktail reception, to share their experience with participants.

Le Cercle networking event 4 april 2024 with Christine Ockrent, Eric Freyssinet et Olivier Ligneul
Le Cercle networking event 6 february 2024 with Nicolas Maurer and Nicolas Besombes

6 February 2024

Breathe in, breathe out... play!


What better subject than esport to bridge the gap? It's a fast-expanding discipline, and one that's bound to arouse the curiosity of the Assises community... During this Cercle session, we'll be giving you an insight into the mysteries of esport, from its strategic and societal challenges to its business and entrepreneurial issues. On 6 February, we'll tell you all about esport.

Interviewed by Charlotte Bricard, Editorial Director of INfluencia, we invite you to discover :

  • A business vision of Esport with the sector's prodigy Nicolas Maurer, CEO and co-founder of Team Vitality, at the head of France's biggest e-sport club at just 37 years of age.
  • A societal vision of esport with Nicolas Besombes, a lecturer and researcher at Paris Cité University renowned for his expertise in the French esport ecosystem and his contributions to research into e-sports and their societal impact.


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