The next edition of the Octave Program will be held from Tuesday March 31st to Thursday April 2nd 2015


Change across the generations


The 2014 edition as if you were there…

Octave Program...

The Octave Program was created through the intention to better understand the company’s transformation and to allow both young people and seniors to play a full and beneficial role in the company.

Octave, because the company is like a piano, whose two central octaves are played (the generations of 30 – 50 year-olds in power), while the lower and higher octaves tend to be disregarded. For the first time, a seminar has been designed to bring all generations together and to take into account the impact that new technologies have on organizations.


The 2014 edition... if you were there!


This is, once again, with pleasure and in the sharing that more than 180 international participants and 20 speakers had this three days seminar on the theme “intergenerational at digital era”. The 2014 Octave Program has delighted by the quality of its content, its exceptional environment near Geneva’s lake and a communicative cheerfulness. All this positivity enabled everyone to discover, learn and exchange in order to share this knowledge and “best practices” within the companies that we have had the pleasure to welcome this year: Danone, Airbus Group, L’Oréal, GDF Suez, Orange and Société Générale.


  • Franck Riboud

    Franck Riboud

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Danone

    He joined the Group in 1980, where he held successive positions in management control, sales and marketing. In 1990, he was appointed General Manager of Evian. In 1992, he became Head of the group’s Development department.
  • Marc Raynaud

    Marc Raynaud

    Founder and President of the Intergenerational Management Observatory

    After a first career as a manager in MNCs, Marc spent 20 years as a senior consultant before he founded InterGenerationnel© of which he is President.
  • Fabienne Vaillant-Langlois

    Fabienne Vaillant-Langlois

    CEO VL Consulting & Consultant, senior coach

    Passionate about entrepreneurship, business management, cultural change, Fabienne Vaillant Langlois founded her own company, VL Consulting in 2004, specialized in coaching, to enhance individual and collective performance.
  • Olivier de Ladoucette

    Olivier de Ladoucette

    Psychiatrist and geriatrician

    Olivier de Ladoucette is a psychiatrist and a geriatrician. He also has a vacation at the hospital of la Pitié-Salpêtrière. He teaches the psychology of aging at the Paris V University. In 2004, he created the IFRAD Foundation.
  • Aurélie Truchet

    Aurélie Truchet

    Junior Manager, Danone

    Aurelie Truchet is a passionate about new technologies, social media and electronic music. She holds a Master of Entrepreneurship from the ESSCA in Angers.
  • Julie Gavras

    Julie Gavras


    Documentary talented Julie Gavras also knows how to play the game of fiction. In 2011 she directs (Late Bloomers), a romantic comedy starring Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt.
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