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Remo Giuffre
Founder & Director
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

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Cyndi Stivers

Director, TED Residency/Special events curator | TED Conferences

New York, United States

"Ideas worth spreading"

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Media & Journalism
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design
Body, Mind & Science

My tags:

ActivismBusiness DevelopmentCultureDigital MediaEducationEntertainmentEntrepreneurshipEventsFilmHealthJournalismScienceMediaMedia RelationsPhilanthropyPhotographyPrintingPublishingSocial ChangeStrategy GeneralTechnologyTravelWriting

Very good at:
+ Putting creative teams together
+ Curating and editing ideas
+ Storytelling and writing

About me & my work:

I'm encourager-in-chief of the TED Residency, an idea incubator at TED headquarters in New York. I started out in hot-type newspapers and have since shepherded media startups and reinvigorated venerable brands on nearly every platform, including magazines, television, radio and online, right back to the early days of the consumer internet.?? From 1995 to 2005, while in charge of North American operations for London-based Time Out Group Ltd., I led the creation of Time Out magazines, guidebooks and websites for New York and Chicago. In addition to other advisory and board work, I'm a longtime trustee of Barnard College, of which I'm a proud alumna.

My links:

TED Residency | If you've got a big idea or ambitious project you'd like to work on with a room full of bright people, come hang out at TED for 14 weeks, spring or fall!

Shonda Rhimes on the future of storytelling | I had the privilege of interviewing TV visionary Shonda Rhimes about the future of her craft at TED2017 .

My homepage | Basic history, plus a few of my photos


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