Bruno Giussani keynote speaker

European Director of the TED Conferences
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  • Communication Technologies
  • How Ideas Spread
  • Innovative Creativity
  • Social Impacts of New Technologies
  • The Rise of the User
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ABOUT SPEAKER

Bruno Giussani is an idea curator, a writer and an expert on the social, political and economic impacts of technological innovation. He is the European director of TED, a global nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” (www.ted.com). Through global and local events, multilingual videos, the Web, an award and a fellowship, television initiatives, and encouraging a broad involvement of its members, TED nurtures the power of great ideas and good thinking to peacefully change the world for the better through creativity, innovation and commitment.

Besides his role with TED, since 2005 he also curates and hosts the annual Forum des 100, which is considered among the leading conferences on politics and the economy in Switzerland. He is a Senior Advisor to the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, and a member of the Boards of Tinext, a Swiss software firm he co-founded, and of the Knight Fellowships at Stanford University. He also advises IndieVoices, a crowdfunding site specializing in helping independent media, primarily in the emerging world, raise the funds they need, and Canal+ Kindia2015 project. He is a member of the jury of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge 2014. Through his firm Giussani Group LLC he advises public organizations such as the ICRC as well as private companies, is an author and a frequent public speaker. In 2011, 2012 and 2014 Wired UK selected him as one of the „Wired 100”. In 2013 he was selected as one of Good Magazine’s „GOOD 100”.

Giussani is also a member of the Boards of Tinext, a Swiss software company he cofounded, and of the Knight Fellowships at Stanford University, in California. He also advises corporations and public organizations.

Previously, for almost 20 years Giussani has written about current affairs and about technology and innovation for a number of publications in Europe and the U.S. including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal Europe, the Economist, the European editions of Wired and more. He has won awards for both his writing and his blogging. For four years Giussani also was an executive in charge of online strategy at the World Economic Forum, and he has co-founded two other technology companies.

He’s the author of several books, including “Roam. Making Sense of the Wireless Internet” (Random House, 2001/2002) which the International Herald Tribune reviewed as follows: “The book bursts the bubble of mobile hype and then explains why wireless communications really matters and how it works”.

He is based in Switzerland.


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