Danielle D. Duplin is Vice President at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT), an innovation catalyst at Fidelity Investments. Danielle designs and produces seminars on emerging trends in business and technology that inform, inspire, and connect 40,000 employees worldwide with educators, experts and entrepreneurs.
Danielle is a co-founder and curator for TEDxBoston, where x=independently organized TED events that feature Boston area luminaries whose "Revolutionary Ideas" are addressing global issues (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). To date, TEDxBoston videos have been view over 8 million times worldwide.
In her previous roles as Director and Principal Software Engineer, Danielle and her teams designed and deployed innovative applications that helped debut Fidelity on the World Wide Web and launch a Benefits Outsourcing business. Additionally, Danielle created, wrote, directed, and hosted Telefest, an internal TV series on Fidelity's strategic initiatives which earned a Telly Award.
Danielle volunteers as a connector with Boston World Partnership, as a delegate on trade missions to Israel, Spain, Portugal and Dublin with the World Class Cities Partnership, and as a mentor to MassChallenge, an international start-up competition. Danielle is also on the board for Design That Matters, a non-profit that creates innovative products that allow social enterprises in developing countries to offer improved services and scale more quickly. DtM has built a collaborative design process through which hundreds of volunteers in academia and industry donate their skills and expertise to the creation of breakthrough products for communities in need.
Danielle began her career as a Software Engineer at Eaton Corp. in New York, American Science & Engineering in Cambridge, MA, and MIT Lincoln Labs in Bedford, MA. Danielle earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science with a minor in Theater Arts at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
TEDActive 2014, TEDWomen 2013, TED2013, TEDActive 2012, TEDActive 2011, TED2010
Areas of Expertise
Innovation - Ideas into Action, Events Planning / Promotion / Production, Collaboration and Teamwork, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
An idea worth spreading
Strive to wake up with something to look forward to, and fall asleep with something new to be proud of.
I'm passionate about
My Family, my Community, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Value to our Customers, Inspiration & Creativity, Health & Fitness, Contribution, Global Community, Boating, Youth Ice Hockey, and the Earth.
Talk to me about
Inspiring ideas to start and grow new businesses; accelerate the velocity of innovation, and create meaningful ways to provide customers/investors with peace of mind and prosperity.