Tilak Mandadi and his global team at Disney are integral to converging the physical and digital worlds to create magical memories for more than 150 million annual guests at Disney’s theme parks, hotels, cruise ships, retail stores and restaurants — and bringing that magic home to millions more with games, books and digital experiences.

Why you should listen

Having lost his teenage daughter, his only child, to horrific violence in 2017, Tilak Mandadi finds comfort and meaning in supporting others that have suffered devastating losses in their lives. From his own experience, he learned how purpose-driven work can be a true gift in dealing with grief and loss, whether the loss is personal, work-related or shared by the community, and the incredible power of "culture of empathy" in creating highly productive, innovative and inclusive workplaces. 

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Symbiotic: The talks of TED@BCG 2020

October 23, 2020

How can we make advances in technology that don’t require massive job losses? Work with nature to protect both the planet and humanity? Ensure all people are treated equitably? In a day of talks, interviews and performances, 17 speakers and performers shared ideas about a future in which people, technology and nature thrive interdependently. The […]

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