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Eddie Harran

Explorer-in-Residence | Deloitte Centre for the Edge

Melbourne, Australia

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

"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]

"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]

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]

"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]

"Transforming the media landscape one Tweet at a time"

Marie Sornin

Head of international development- Twitter Amplify | Twitter

New York City, United States

Transforming the media landscape one Tweet at a time. Over 10 years of digital media experience around the world. I thrive in entrepreneurial environments like I did when co founding eclosion.net in France (full service digital agency) or developing Twitter video services in emerging markets. I always think creatively and use my leadership skills to  … [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]

"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]

"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]

Maite Oonk

Research coordinator / PhD candidate

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Building design capabilities within KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Researching the 'design effect' on employee happiness. … [see more]

Amy Denmeade

independent consultant

Sydney, Australia

I've worked in various strategy and business development roles for media and technology companies, large and small, in Australia and the US. Currently working as an independent consultant. Co-founder TEDxSydney. Supporter of a number of fabulous organisations, including the Sydney Story Factory. … [see more]

"Doing well, while doing good"

Jose Adrian Gabriel-Camacho

Creador de Redes | Workósfera

Puebla, Mexico

I was born in African Safari amongst lions and giraffes therefore I grew up with a love for nature and questioning our humanity's footprint and the impact we have to the environment. I've lived in Mexico for most of my life but I have spent many years abroad. Recently I lived in Australia where I  … [see more]

"If the Gods are watching, then put on a good show."

Dee Anderson

Author | Kikir of the Walking Trees

Christchurch, New Zealand

A decade in the music industry led to consulting in the arts and culture sector bringing REMIX to Sydney, a global summit exploring the intersection between Culture, Technology and Entrepreneurship. I also consult in International Government relations with a speciality in international student mobility, scholarships and trade relations. Recently I have launched global creative crowdsourcing  … [see more]

"Swim against the stream, work, rest and lots of play"

Iain Ainsworth

Company Owner/Marketier | WHITE LINE®

London, Great Britain

I am having the time of my life not only running my businesses but by doing what i enjoy, working with the people that share my passion for the details, those that dared to dream. I am currently involved in the worlds of travel & lifestyle - working with strong independent souls and products that  … [see more]

Veronique Faber

Advocate

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

I am passionate about bringing people together and solving problems. I love the arts and social justice, and love the big picture as well as the fine details. Having lived in Accra, Vienna and Dublin, and having worked in both the public and private sector, I feel at ease in all worlds. I studied social  … [see more]

Janelle Doll

Systems Consultant

San Diego, United States

I am an independent contractor who supports small businesses in their systems setup and project management so they can focus on doing the work they love. Throughout the year, I volunteer with TEDxSanDiego and other TEDx organizations to bring events to local communities. … [see more]

"Be flexible."

Alf Lim

Leadership Development Program | The Global Education & Leadership Foundation

Arendal, Norway

My name is Alf Lim. I was born and raised in Arendal, Norway, lived in Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Shanghai, New York, and I am now residing in New Delhi, India. I have degree in Economics with a double minor in Psychology and Business Studies at New York University's honors college in Abu Dhabi. I  … [see more]

"Helping people focus on the things that matter"

Andrew Rothery

Company director | Koda Capital/General Thinking/Cicada Innovations, LeapFrog Investments/Blackbird Ventures/

Sydney, Australia

I'm a reformed private equity investor who now sits as a non-executive director on the boards of a range of companies (General Thinking, Cicada Innovations, Koda Capital, LeapFrog Investments, Andreasens Green, among others), doing what I can to help management make a positive difference. … [see more]

"Perpetual learning"

Asher Devang

Innovation and Strategy Consultant | Innosight, TEDxSingapore, Singularity University, +Acumen

Singapore, Singapore

I am an innovation and strategy consultant at Innosight. Prior to this, I worked at a start-up called smove where I helped create an electric-vehicle sharing service in Singapore. I am obsessed with trends and cutting edge innovations across industries. I attended Singularity University to fully understand the exponential technologies that will change almost every  … [see more]

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