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Behold our global network of thinkers and doers: creative, wise & engaged; thoughtful people doing good work. Use the filtering widget to browse in grid or list view.

   

Eddie Harran

Explorer-in-Residence | Deloitte Centre for the Edge

Melbourne, Australia

Futurist + Temporal Designer. Come say hello on twitter - @eddieharran … [see more]

"Innovate with your finances"

Sophie Grimbert Tweed

IFA | VIA

Toulouse, France

Curious & eager to learn families stories, choices and objectives. … [see more]

"Helping create the organisations of tomorrow"

Julian Ward

CEO and Founder

Sydney, Australia

I am a behaviourist, founder, futurist, innovator, advisor and investor. I believe disruption is driven by people, not technology. I try to help people see the world more simply, by advising and investing in high impact innovation areas, in order to attain knowledge and insight. With that experience and knowledge, my goal is to help  … [see more]

"make my life extra-ordinary and worthy"

Hugh Hyung-uk Choi

future designer | innovation catalyst | technology strategist | co-founder of Pan Asia Network

Seoul, Korea, Republic of

I am a future designer and CEO at future designers. I am also an entrepreneur, an eco-system builder, an innovation catalyst, a connector, and a new technology strategist. I was formerly a director of numerous R&D projects at Samsung Electronics, including wireless communication, home networks, mobile devices and emerging technologies. My main expertise is the  … [see more]

Robert D. Austin

Professor | Ivey Business School

London, Canada

Researcher, teacher, experienced manager at major multinational corporations (automotive and technology companies) and educational institutions (dean of a business school, CEO of executive education foundation); experienced C-Level consultant to many multinational companies; for more than a decade , faculty chair and faculty member in executive education programs at Harvard Business School; author of several books  … [see more]

"Do things that make your heart grow"

Masako Fukui

Writer/Producer/Storyteller/Journalist

Sydney, Australia

Japanese Australian, born in India. I'm a bilingual writer, radio documentary producer, journalist and storyteller. Was previously a sex educator in schools and a community health worker. As a media professional I've worked for high profile institutions including the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), BBC, NPR, The New York Times, The Asahi Shimbun, Nikkei (Nihon Keizai  … [see more]

"Do what you love."

Chloe Ferres

Photographer, Graphic Designer, Creative Thinker, Conceptual Artist, Lecturer

Sydney, Australia

I am a creative. I am a collector of maps, postcards, stamps, scissors, rocks, cameras, rulers, glass jars, and much more. I am a traveller, seeking to set foot on every continent. I am a bibliophile, and my home is overflowing with books. I love to learn. I have undergraduate degrees in both Photography and  … [see more]

"Valuing creativity, one Partnership at a time"

Kate Dezarnaulds

NFP Director & Business Development Consultant | Organisations....

Berry, Australia

I am a business development consultant currently working on major projects for StartupAUS, TEDxSydney and The Chaser Lecture & Dinner. I regularly speak at conferences on sponsorship trends and judge industry awards and see my role as an advocate and a campaigner for a self-sustaining cultural and entrepreneurial sector. My love of the arts and  … [see more]

"Les is mor"

Hans von Sichart

UX designer | GE Digital

Pleasanton, United States

I am a UI/UX designer with a solid experience building successful products. I create engaging software across all platforms: from mobile and PC to 10-foot TV interfaces and industrial HMI dashboards. My products are in use by millions of consumers and enterprise users worldwide. I work well in multidisciplinary teams. I believe in synergy. When  … [see more]

Alex Zaia

Entrepreneur

Sydney, Australia

I own a start-up creative agency called Felix Creatures. Before that, I was operating under my name helping businesses and individuals with the digital side to their businesses, which i still do under the Felix Creatures umbrella. But i really do more than that. I mainly work as a web developer. I've built a simple  … [see more]

Sam McCool

Writer, Artist, Entrepreneur

Sydney, Australia

I'm a global thinker, world traveler and multi-linguist - 60 countries. 4 languages. 5 continents. I work as a professional speaker, event MC and stand up comedian and playwright - with sold out solo shows at Sydney Opera House; co-wrote & starred in new Aussie play 'Lighten Up', acted in film & TV. I'm also  … [see more]

"Travel Deeper."

Jill Greenwood

Director, AFAR Experiences | AFAR

Vancouver, Canada

I curate and produce AFAR Experiences, an immersive travel event series that takes readers of AFAR Magazine to worldwide destinations and introduces them to the remarkable local people who are doing incredible things. We provide unprecedented access to fascinating people, places and projects, and strive to inspire and enable our attendees to connect and engage  … [see more]

"Do Good Work. Have Some Fun."

Remo Giuffre

Founder & Director | General Thinking, TEDxSydney & REMO General Store

Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

I am a thinker and creative strategist with a track record as an entrepreneur and brand builder. I founded the REMO General Store in 1988; and General Thinking in 2001. I also enjoy an ongoing 24 year association with TED in New York, and am currently Licensee & Director for TEDxSydney, an annual flagship TEDx  … [see more]

Elizabeth Tyson

Investigator, Organizer, Physical Artist

Washington, D.C., United States

Environmentalist. Scientist. Designer. Physical Artist. Flow. Beauty. My current position is a Program Associate in the Science and Technology Innovation Program and I conduct original research and host strategic workshops to support community science and civic participation in furthering environmental protection and governance and diverse stakeholder collaboration and cooperation. I completed a dual-degree M.S. in  … [see more]

"Nearly Now"

Christian Tietz

Dr | Designlab / University of New South Wales

Blue Mountains, Australia

I was the kind of kid for whom the entire Wonderworld ride had to be stopped because it was too boring and I wanted to get off. School was no better. At university I took a year off to produce my first product and sold 13000 units successfully. I travelled the world, climbed 5000 metre  … [see more]

"Supporting peoples passions"

Cassandra Kevin

Director and Co - Founder | AVANT Agency

Sydney, Australia

I have over 15 years experience in the event industry working across the Arts, Sport, Business and Food sectors and delivering new business partnership properties across Australia. I am a strategic thinker with excellent, presentation, business development, negotiation and sales skills. Commercially aware with a solid track record of success in developing, implementing and leveraging  … [see more]

"DO fun and clever things"

Samantha Bell

Disruptive Technologies Business Strategist, Communications Designer, Creative | Runway Digital

Melbourne, Australia

I'm often surfing, skiing, doing karate, reading about the current disruptive tech, business, AI and life trends and... ~polishing people's business visions, business plans and stories to engage their staff, coaching and training people in digital, and providing direction on digital business trends for organisations via my company Runway Digital. ~ Creating an annual 3  … [see more]

""Long live the high tide and long live the low, but above all, long live the difference.""

Mandy Nguyen

The GO Project

San Jose, United States

In the beginning of 2014, I collided with 9 people that profoundly transformed the way I lived and thought. I joined The GO Project, an eclectic group of 9 individuals who had decided to take learning into their own hands, dedicating an entire year to travel to international innovation hubs and immerse themselves in culture,  … [see more]

"“A stage space has two rules: 1 - Anything can happen and 2 - Something must happen.”"

Nicholas Pickard

Director of Communications & Government Relations | Copyright Agency

Sydney, Australia

Nicholas is a communications specialist with an in-depth knowledge of media relations, public affairs, strategy and messaging development, reputation management, social media and marketing. Nicholas has managed the profile and reputation of organisations and public figures across government, transport and infrastructure, creative industries and the media. His experience includes orchestrating the narrative and communications plans  … [see more]

Ann Mossop

Head of Talks and Ideas | Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia

I am the Head of Public Programs at the Sydney Opera House where I am responsible for the Ideas at the House program of talks, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas and a range of other activities that bring the broader public to the Sydney Opera House. Part of my brief is to further develop the  … [see more]

"Passionate Entrepreneur, Curious Learner, Art Lover"

Canay Atalay

Cofounder | Patica

Istanbul, Turkey

I am a humanist, curious learner and mother -growing up together with my 2 daughters-. I accumulated and synthesized global business experience and methodologies over more than a decade mainly in innovation and business transformation domains using digital transformation, business design, design thinking & agile philosophical approaches. I co founded Patica in 2015., a disruptive  … [see more]

"Transdisciplinary Designer"

Engin Ayaz

Co-founder, Head of Design | ATÖLYE

Istanbul, Turkey

I am a transdisciplinary designer trained in architecture, engineering and interaction design and currently co-leading an innovation platform based in Istanbul. … [see more]

"Entertaining Ideas"

LIsa George

Director | By George & Co

Sydney, Australia

Boutique agency providing boardroom entertainment drawing on the world of big ideas. … [see more]

"Passionate Do-er"

Margaret Cheng

People, Culture & Engagement Lead | TEDxSydney

Sydney, Australia

I thrive on diversity of work and finding and delivering creative solutions to challenges. I am a passionate program delivery specialist with a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions, and major operational improvements to bring efficiency and quality. I have demonstrated success bringing to life large scale and critical projects/events in ambiguous operating environments.  … [see more]

"growing demand for design"

Mark Bergin

Founder | DRIVENxDESIGN - THE DESIGN 100

Blairgowrie, Australia

I'm DRIVENxDESIGN - founded the DESIGN SUMMIT TOUR and [city] design awards - NYC - SFO - CHI - LON - BRL - HKG - MEL - SYD DRIVENxDESING celebrates courage through 11 design awards programs. All programs are marketplace centric and offer an opportunity to recognise those that are defining tomorrow. When I'm not  … [see more]

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