Arturo Pelayo

Co-Founder, ARIA Logistics - Autonomous Roadless Intelligent Array
Auckland, New Zealand

About Arturo


Arturo is a Mexican-born Designer working at the intersection of Education and Social Media. He believes that Design is an art of listening, observing and emergent thinking.


English, French, German, Spanish

TED Conferences

TEDActive 2014, TEDActive 2013

Areas of Expertise

Physics, Nuclear Physics, Instructional Design & Technology, coaching, training, consulting, media studies, cultural studies,, Design Education, Social Media & Social Networks, Usability Testing and Analysis, Exponential growth and technological singularity

An idea worth spreading

I would like to design, build and deploy an all-in-one & ready-to-deploy emergency response system for Education, Health and Wellness. Firefighters have firetrucks, but what about teachers and doctors? Where are the highly-mobile, ready-to-deploy classrooms, operating rooms, water filtration systems, emergency command centers, etc.

I'm passionate about

My passion is connecting people.

Talk to me about

intl. relations, intercultural communications, social entrepreneurship, leadership, service, international education, shipboard education, industrial design, race relations, physics, your passion!

People don't know I'm good at


My TED story

I was born & raised in Mexico. My Mother alone raised 3 children after my Dad passed away when I was six. Through scholarships and hardships we now have all Master Degrees and we all speak at least another language, we have aspirations to learn more from other cultures as it was the way we were raised: not to fear the world and embrace it with open arms and act as its steward.

I am a strong believer that dreams, hopes and aspirations can be catalyzed into road maps, plans and actions. Our hands can only go a set distance from our bodies, yet it is our minds that set their reach.

Adversity yields aspects of our personality that would otherwise be unseen. It may be uncomfortable, you may be yelled at, or praised for, empathized with or derogated by. It is, paradoxically, an uninviting environment; yet it is unacceptable not to take action; remaining on the sideline is not an option.

The opportunity of discovery and growth is exquisitely irresistible.

Favorite talks