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Theme: TEDxChange 2012 theme: The Big Picture

This event occurred on
April 5, 2012
3:30pm - 10:30pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Frankfurt, BY

TEDxChange 2012 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson, TEDxChange will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDx(EventName)(Change), and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on April 5th that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2010.

15:30 - Registration
16:00 - 17:00 Talk Sessions #1
- Ossi Urchs: Introduction
- Daniel Kraft: The evolution of work
- Peter Campbell: Organisations look for results, but need to look elsewhere

17:00 - 17:30 Pause
17:30 - Simulcast live from Berlin
19:00 - 19:30 Pause

19:30 - 20:30 Talk Session #2
- Andrew Bredenkamp: When words fail us
- Matthias Adler: Microfinance - how the economy serves peoples’ needs, not the other way round
- Ossi Urchs: Outro

20:30 - Networking

Bachmannstraße 2 .. 4
Frankfurt, BY, 60488
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Daniel Kraft

Daniel Kraft is an optimist with a passion for all things new. He says:"It took me some time to realize that, so I went on a journey: Originally growing up in a village I started working in Frankfurt, London, Singapore, Prague, Toronto, New York and some stops in between. I worked at a factory, the farmers market, was tiling floors, outsourced an Asian warehouse operations, reengineered business processes, took companies public and took them back private, was a banker, an investment banker, an investor, a CFO, mister mom, a CEO and now being back to the basics: optimistic about all things new."

Peter Campbell

Peter was a British family doctor (GP). After qualifying he moved to work on a health development project in Central Asia, followed soon afterwards by another project in Uzbekistan which lasted 7 years. I returned in 2008 to study for a Master's degree in International Health at Heidelberg University and has since then been working as an International Public Health consultant in places such as Malawi, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

Matthias Adler

Matthias Adler holds a master's degree in economics (University of Tübingen). After working with the German Foreign Ministry in various embassies in developing countries for six years, he works at KfW Entwicklungsbank as principal financial sector economist and microfinance specialist. Since 2007, he has been working particularlx on the cross-cutting issue of "responsible finance". M. Adler is involved in global microfinance investment funds. Since August 2009, he has served as a member of the Executive Committee of CGAP a worldwide microfinance platform. Most recently, he has been actively involved in designing new financial instruments such as education finance.

Andrew Bredenkamp

Andrew Bredenkamp is president and founder of Acrolinx. Andrew has over 20 years of experience in multilingual information development. Before starting Acrolinx, Andrew was Head of the Technology Transfer Centre at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) Language Technology Lab. Andrew holds degrees in technical translation and linguistics and a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics. He is on the advisory board of a number of organizations, including Translators without Borders and The Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL).

Organizing team


Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
  • Colin Seebach
  • Fabian Beiner
    Web Dev
  • Ossi Urchs