Arturo Pelayo

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

About Arturo


My passion is connecting people.

I am a strong believer on innovation and being a connector of ideas that may, at first, not appear to be related to one another. Being a connector gives me the joy of working with great people and untapping their creative potential. I am drawn to look 20 or 30 years ahead into the future and draw from it the technologies that can be a catalyst to augment the human condition.

As an Innovation Consultant, when I work with people from different fields of expertise in a project that is new and different from anything else, there are no mental constraints or predispositions to "how things should work". As it turns out, the further appart you are from a field, the easier it is to find novel solutions.

I have over 12 years experience in projects that encompass design consultancies for new products and services, development of corporate training and business intelligence briefings with top executives in the USA, Germany, United Kingdom, Mexico and New Zealand.

A set of simultaneous technologies is growing exponentially, with the common feature of being decentralized, and organized in a network. This contrasts with the centralized and hierarchical organization of today's traditional society and its basic functions. This fundamental shift from the old to the new structure will subject unprecedented pressure to existing organizations and governments.


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