Founder of Urbanova
Aleksandar Bauranov is the founder of Urbanova, a transportation consultancy that specializes in sustainable transport planning. Prior to his current position at Urbanova, Aleksandar was a visiting transport researcher at the Monash University, Melbourne and a lead researcher at NEXTOR, Berkeley, CA, where he worked with the FAA and NASA on automation of flying and modernization of the National Airspace System. Driverless cars are going to change the very fabric of our cities and the way we live. However, a car is only an element in the intricate system of urban life. Decisions that we make early on about the use of driverless cars are going to affect the development, lifestyle, and health of the urban population in the 21st century. We built a great technology. How do we build a great future?
Coach & Consultant
Chrys Jerrett is a coach and consultant, working internationally with people and organisations. Her passions are improving organisational cultures and helping to create stronger communities by motivating and working with leaders, individuals and teams. Originally from New Zealand, Chrys has made Munich her second home and eats her Bretzl with New Zealand marmite. Chrys will talk about the insights she gained when she did part of the Camino de Santiago (Jacobsweg) and how we can apply these lessons to our own life journeys.
Aerospace Engineer & Air Force Officer
Grigorii Gerdzhikov is an aerospace engineer and air force officer who dedicated his work on how to organize and lead a creative team. He uses military knowledge and combines it with swarm theory and agile development methods to define a new organization form for large groups. His talk debunks a major misconception about military leadership and shows how teams can be more powerful. It reveals the flaw of blind obedience and draws a path towards true loyalty within an organization. Thus, a group of loyal coworkers can achieve greatness.
Field Application Engineer @ Infineon Technologies
The average stress level of a millennial (born between 1984 and 2000) is drastically higher than the stress level of a GenXer (1970- 1983). And all of this is attributed to the heightened competition in the work place and a lot of other social elements where millennials try to outdo each other by being as perfect as possible to prove themselves better than their peers. Of course this has a negative impact on their mental and physical health and the coping mechanism is often never even considered.
So it is about time that we start talking about this subject and create some awareness.
Strategic Marketing Manager @ Infineon Technologies
In my professional life I am a Strategic Marketing Manager at Infineon and as part of my role have a strong focus on both internal and external communication. The area in which I work has undergone extreme changes in the past few years and in adapting to these changes, many struggles come from the fact that a change in peoples mindset is needed. However since everyone is extremely busy most people do not tend to sit around thinking about how they can change. So what I have been trying to do is to spread ideas with a weekly email called “Feedback Friday” (named after one of the main aspects that we wanted to improve on). In my talk I would like to provide a few examples on topics that I have covered and the responses I have gotten (which range from “I think your email is stupid” to “you just made my day, I had never thought of it that way”).
It has never been so easy to be self-employed as of today. Globalization and Digitalization are shaping an entrepreneur-friendly working environment. Digital platforms enable you to make business on your own terms and still have the framework and safety of a corporate employment. And social media helps you to spread your network around the globe.
Storytelling is the language of social media. Speed and ﬂexibility are its virtues. Verbal communication reaches its limits here. Visual Communication breaks them. We do this everytime when we share photos on instagram, videos on snapchat, do FaceTime, send a GIF or share a meme on facebook.
Software Solutions Engineer @INTEL
After my study in Physics (2010), I worked on experimental silicon applications for quantum computing at the Walther-Meissner-Institute for 5 years. A theoretical collaboration on quantum algorithms in machine learning I joined a start-up and focused on building gesture recognition at ProGlove. In 2016, I hired at Intel and first concentrated on QA workflows in layout verification. Since one year, my focus shifted to providing online software solutions for power modeling and memories.
Anne-Marie Willis once said "We design our world, while our world acts back on us and designs us". Well, without any doubt we as humans have always been driven by the constant desire to evolve, to create, to progress. As we strive to shape and design the world around us, let's not forget that the world shapes and designs us in return. For example, we create language, but then that language molds and shapes our personality. And then our molded personality uses langues to express our thoughts in either written or spoken form. As it turns out, mind really subjectivity, who we are as life beings into the world emerges in that feedback loop. Pancho Daskalov is one of the co-organizers of this year's TEDxMoosach event "Ideas In=Ideas Out"
Psychology of Economic Life @ LSE
Sarah Hemmer is a graduate student in Psychology of Economic Life at the London School of Economics. Ever since Sarah started doing psychological research, her passion has lain in human decision making and underlying cognitive processes. Studying at LSE this year has opened up a new perspective to the topic for her: The connection of mind and body in decision making.
In the future she hopes to help individuals and organizations make more profound choices by advising on how to handle the various factors that influence decision making.