Innovation, thinking ahead and acting with foresight are not only key factors for companies, but also for society as a whole: they help to overcome current and future challenges. At the TEDxZurich conference, visitors will learn about a number of particularly creative ideas and become familiar with innovative people. LGT is supporting this platform as a sponsor.
Well-known people such as Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking and Richard Branson have stood on the various TED stages around the world. Under the motto "ideas worth spreading", some of the world’s best speakers and most renowned thinkers have presented their thoughts and ideas on the TED stage. Many of these short, inspiring presentations are then made available free of charge at www.ted.com, and often go on to spread rapidly across the internet.
At the TEDxZurich technology and ideas conference, local professors, CEOs but also globetrotters will be taking the stage. They all have one common objective: to explain and disseminate their bright ideas and concepts for a better future during a short, inspiring presentation.
TEDxZurich is being organized by TED fans in Zurich. They want to bring the concept of the non-profit TED organization (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) from the US to their home town.
Allow yourself to be inspired by the speakers.
Exchange or isolation, open borders or walls: We live in a period of ever-changing forms of interconnection and mutual dependence. These relationships might be interpreted as offering unexpected opportunities – or as posing a threat. On 16 November, TED has invited twelve referents who will debate on the subject of "Connection" from different points of view. After the talks, the audience is called upon to take an active part in discussing these new ideas and insights.
For further information, please consult www.tedxzurich.com.
In 2016 Christian Hirsig, an open innovation pioneer and the founder of Atizo.com a crowdsourcing platform, initiated Powercoders, a coding academy for refugees. He tells his personal story of how he went from feeling completely powerless to being back in the driver seat.
Heinrich Henckel, CEO LGT Bank Switzerland
"TEDxZurich offers an excellent platform for the inspired minds of today. With their innovative ideas, they provide new stimuli and identify solutions for mastering society’s challenges. I am very pleased to be supporting this platform."