Alexandre Allali is a market operator for a major French bank in Paris. He graduated in finance and competitive intelligence and is also a CFA (chartered financial analyst) charterholder. He enjoys being involved in multiple projects simultaneously, from launching one of the first web radios in 1995 to writing for a monthly talk show broadcast on a student TV channel at Dauphine University. He is also a partner in a few business ventures. As a finance professional, he dreams of making economics and finance easy to understand for everybody and gives lectures where he explains complex mechanisms in layman’s terms. In 2012, he launched the DIP (Discover Ideas and People) project, which aims to help French Jews meet and network through TED-style conferences and after work cocktails. In his free time, Alexandre composes and plays a variety of musical instruments, including piano, guitar, drums and theremin. Alexandre launched DIP in 2012. The motivation was to bring together French Jews from academic or artistic backgrounds because there is a lack of structured activities for secular Jews in France. DIP offers monthly after-work sessions. These sessions are made up of a series of TED-like conferences, in which members must deliver talks without notes that last no more than 18 minutes, followed by socializing. Members are encouraged to propose original and out-of-the-box ideas for their speeches. Some ideas discussed during the talks could elicit funding or support, which enables members to transform these ideas into action through white papers, events, articles and more.