Catherine Gall

Executive Secretary, Chaire ETI - IAE Paris Sorbonne

Listen to Catherine

[Day 1]
6:30-7:30 (CET+4)
Theme: THE FUTURE OF WORK: FRIEND OR FOE. How ubiquitous working are changing family dynamics

A French native who has studied and worked in 5 countries, Catherine Gall is a creative design thinker with a passion for exploring new concepts in interdisciplinary and multicultural teams.

With a background in business strategy and design research, she is constantly seeking to understand the interplay of space, technology, culture and behaviours to drive positive impact for organizations. She spent 26 years at Steelcase Inc, leading future of work research initiatives and workplace transformation projects for innovative corporations and education institutions in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and China.

Early adopter of design thinking and creative collaboration methodologies, she met visionary founder of thecamp Frédéric Chevalier in 2014 and was a founding member of the multi-corporation team involved in the co-development of this exceptional open innovation campus nested in Provence.

After leading thecamp for 18 months she decided to start her own entrepreneurial adventure and created Art of sensemaking to drive positive impact working with other passionate change makers.

In addition, Catherine Gall is the Executive Director of the Sorbonne based ETI Research Laboratory (Entrepreneurship Territory Innovation) created by Professors Carlos Moreno, Didier Chabaud and Florent Pratlong and specialized in challenging conventional city planning models. The ETI Lab is well known today for the body of research called “the 15-minute City Model”.

Catherine Gall is also a regular author and visiting professor in several business and design curriculums. She led and co-authored in 2008 the exploratory research called “Culture Code” aiming at investigating factors that influence the design of working and learning environments.