Look around. Yesterday’s divisions and boundaries are blurred or disappearing. Old and young, rural and urban, theory and practice, global and local... Social constructs and business models are being tested and redefined.
In this intersected world, there is a need for new connections. What’s the recipe for success amidst ongoing financial challenges? How can we harness the power of convergence while maintaining individuality? What can we learn about ourselves from emerging markets?
Join us at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool to hear from pioneers, mavericks, rule breakers, and game changers across the arts, business, science, and technology.
Be part of the conversation. Share your thoughts.
What is TEDx?
TED is a global phenomenon devoted to ideas worth spreading. TEDx is a network of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. Our event, TEDxLondonBusinessSchool, is entirely organised by students from London Business School and aims to be a platform for debate and discussion on a range of issues. Our audience is made up of professionals from across London, as well as students and faculty. Join us and be inspired!
Details of TEDxLBS 2014 announced soon!
Watch this space.
The 2013 line-up brought a full-day of thought-provoking speakers from diverse industries.
CEO of MakieLab
Alice has managed to break new ground in virtual-to-physical goods. MakieLab makes game-connectable 3D printed toys and recently launched MAKIES: the world's first build-your-own 3D printed doll, soon to be expanded as a tablet game and app. Tech City Insider calls MakieLab “one of London’s most admired tech startups.”
Founder & CEO of Debut Contemporary
Samir’s mission has always been to champion emerging talent. He is credited with discovering some of the big names in the new Young British Art movement and has offered unprecedented apprenticeship programmes. Samir is an expert on arts and culture, regularly curating exhibitions and speaking on creative entrepreneurship and contemporary art trends.
CEO and Founder of Rocket Fuel Inc.
George, overly influenced by Star Trek, previously worked at NASA, earning his "rocket scientist" credentials. He currently manages Rocket Fuel and has married big data with artificial intelligence to create the leading programmatic media buying engine in digital advertising.
Head of Marketing, Strategy, and Product – Machine2Machine Telefonica, O2
James is responsible for the shaping of the UK m2m Strategy and Vision, the creation and execution of all Marketing and the development of new products and propositions. He has over 15 years of experience in Telco’s ranging from start up’s to blue chips including Telewest, Centrica, and Carphone Warehouse.
CEO & Co-Founder, BoomGen Studios
Mahyad is a creative producer, cinematographer, and self-proclaimed story junkie and his resume ranges from Hollywood blockbusters to documentaries. BoomGen is a storytelling factory that sits at the intersection of interactive media, entertainment, and education.
Term Associate Professor of Marketing, London Business School
Simona teaches Marketing and Brand Management and her research is on consumer behavior and decision making. Simona is particularly interested in the psychological processes underlying freedom of choice, and how different ways of providing and exercising choice influence consumers’ perception of control, satisfaction, and well-being.
Deputy CEO, Knight Vinke Asset Management
Glen joined Knight Vinke in 2007 after a 20-year investment banking career at leading firms such as Kleinwort Benson and Morgan Stanley. He is a specialist in the banking and energy sectors and a keen observer of the investment trade.
Founder and CEO, Vivaldi Partners
Erich is a thought leader with more than 40 published articles and author of two important books on brands. He is also engaged in many consulting projects and undertakes extensive research on global brands, technology, and the formulation of corporate & business-unit level strategies.
CEO, Turquoise Mountain
Shoshana, an MBA2013 student at London Business School, leads a non-profit in Afghanistan that has rebuilt the historic old city of Kabul and the traditional craft industry. Along with her team, they have sold over $2.3 million worth of Afghan crafts internationally.
The Connection Agency
Sarah, author of The Connection Agency, is interested in how people form authentic connections with one another. Sarah holds a Bachelor's degree in business from American University, in Washington, D.C and is currently an MBA2014 student at London Business School.
Gustavo Montes de Oca
The Golden Co
Gustavo draws on his experiences with bees for The Golden Co, a project enhancing well being and employability of young people in Hackney. He also works on improving the Hackney City Farm’s sustainability; devising ways of growing income, strengthening social impact and improving the environment.
Orsola de Castro
Orsola is an up-cycling pioneer and a mom of four who posesses an inexhaustible energy, especially when it comes to bringing awareness to green fashion. She is a true believer that by turning ‘waste to fashion’, she can foster a healthy attitude in an industry that is often defined by an admiration of all things ‘new’.
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, London Business School
Gabrielle is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the London Business School. She studies behavioral ethics, morality, prosocial behavior and social exchange and has published in top psychology journals.
Chief Executive of Spitalfields Music
Abigail runs an arts charity which combines artistic excellence with long term community engagement. She is passionate about the role of the arts in civic life as a central part of our identity, our engagement with the wider community and our sense of the world.
Head of Financial Times' Lex column
Stuart graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in economics and was President of the Union. He has also previously worked at Oliver Wyman and Deutsche Asset Management as a senior portfolio manager.
MBA 2014, London Business School
Tahreem has married her passion for diverse audiences, connecting people and entrepreneurship by producing Food4Thought, a community engaging talk show at LBS. She is an LBS scholar, a Chartered Accountant and she graduated cum laude from McGill University.
It's been a pleasure working with such great speakers! Check out a few of the talks below and the rest of them on our 2013, 2012 and 2011 playlists.
A new way of consuming information
Nick is a 16 year-old tech wizard who recently raised $250,000 from a Hong Kong billionaire to fund Summly. This app automatically summarises content from online searches and has had over 130,000 downloads.
The financial sector's role in rebuilding
Angela leads the British Bankers Association, the trade organization for the UK's banking and financial services sector. She served as a Conservative Party member of Parliament and as Economic Secretary to the Treasury. She holds several board positions.
The genomic revolution
James Lu is a MD/Ph.D. candidate at Baylor College of Medicine, Human Genome Sequencing Center in Houston, Texas and is visiting with the UCL Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging. His work focuses on next generation sequencing and human decision making.
India's new entrepreneurs
Dr. Kumar is Professor of Marketing and Co-Director of Aditya Birla India Centre at London Business School. In 2011, he was awarded a place among the Thinkers50, the biannual listing of the top 50 management thinkers in the world.
What micro entrepreneurs taught me
Chris Coghlan founded Grow Movement, a non-profit that provides low-cost advice to small business entrepreneurs in Uganda through remote volunteer consultants in Africa and globally. Operations are expanding to Rwanda and Malawi later this year.
Rethinking the boundaries of painting and photography
Alexa’s pioneering artistic technique - shown in the Saatchi Gallery, London and worldwide - lies at the intersection of painting, photography, performance, and installation. Painting directly onto her subjects and then photographing them, Alexa blurs the line between reality and representation.
My Life as a Traveler
Nuno Mendes grew up in Portugal, worked on the family farm and gained a deep connection with the land and the importance of how food is produced. Today, he has been loaded with accolades. His restaurant -- Viajante -- won a coveted Michelin star within just 9 months of opening. Yet for Nuno, more important is seeing the excitement and enjoyment sparked by those who experience his singular, inspirational food. Food bloggers discuss every dish in minute detail and seats at the restaurant are booked out for weeks in advance.
How Disruptors are Designing for the Future
Tom is a Design Director at IDEO in London, where he uses the innovation and design process to develop new business opportunities. He regularly speaks on the topics of entrepreneurship, design thinking, open innovation and industry disruption. In December of 2009 he published an essay in The Future of Innovation, titled "The Future of Innovation is Holistic and Networked," and regularly posts to his blog www.weijiblog.com.
Rethinking Social Enterprise
As President, Brian Forde leads Llamadas, S.A. strategic efforts to bring low-cost phone service to rural Nicaragua through a series of innovative telephony projects specifically created for the developing world. Brian is widely recognized as one of the top Social Entrepreneurs in Central America and has been featured by many media outlets including CNN and NPR for his efforts to alleviate poverty by lowering the cost of telecommunication. Brian graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Eduardo is a world walker. He likes to be surprised by encounters with communities that are experiencing change. He is passionate about enabling poor rural communities. Traveling is a passion, he seeks to discover life's aesthetics, silences, and, sights. Recently painting, Eduardo is working on a commissioned art show around Expression & Repression. A writer. A new entrant to all things meditation and in constant search for opportunities related to India, China, and Asia. Herman Hesse, Demian, sits atop his list of most influential reads. His heart pulsates most when soaked in ocean water.
TEDxLondonBusinessSchool is made possible through the support of our Partners
Plans for TEDxLondonBusinessSchool in 2014 are already underway! We hope you'll be able to join us but if you'd like to be more involved, then get in touch. We are looking for sponsors and are always on the lookout for engaging and interesting speakers.