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KAFP 3885 - Management, Project Management and Negotiations : Digital Innovations and Public Policies

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2019-2020

Number of hours : 40

Language of tuition : English


Students should have a good general knowledge and more specifically about macroeconomic principles. They should have a broad comprehension of the technical challenges linked to digital innovations. Students should speak fluent English, therefore understanding notions such as « smart mobility, data transparency, UX... ».

Course Description

This course is destined to future public servants and all those who aspire to work in the public policy sector. Throughout the semester, the different aspects of the digital revolution and its effects will be studied: history, management models, geostrategic, democratic, informational, administrative, security-related, citizenship-related, macroeconomic issues. Our main objective is to give students the necessary tools to rethink and produce public policies that integrate these concepts, by developing a digital culture and an ability to understand the intersecting issues between new technologies and the public sector.


  • BABINET, Gilles (Conférencier)

Pedagogical format

The course will be divided into twelve lecture sessions, each dealing with a specific theme. If the organizational arrangements allow it, some sessions will be devoted to workshops that put students in situations where they will design public services. Time will be devoted to students' questions at the end of each class.

Course validation

Mid-term exam: online test - 40% of the final grade Final paper - 60% of the final grade The assessment will be divided into two assignments: a first assignment asking students to meet with a public policy and digital stakeholder, before reporting on that interview. A second assignment, in the form of an evaluation and written note about public policy, intended for a public decision-maker.


Throughout the year, students will be offered readings (books, articles, videos...) that will prepare the next courses and help them structure the work they will be asked to do.

Required reading

  • Peter Thiel, Zero To One : Notes on Startups, or How To Build The Future, Blake Masters, 2015
  • The Digital transformation playbook rethinking your business at the digital age – David Rogers

Additional required reading

  • Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations, Singularity University Book, 2014
  • David Fayon, Made in Silicon Valley : Du numérique en Amérique, Pearson Education, 2017
  • David Bollier, From Bitcoin to burning man and beyond, ID3, 2014
  • Who Owns the future : Jaron Lanier
  • Gilles Babinet, Transformation Digitale, l'avènement des plateformes, Le Passeur, 2016