Humans are creatures of profound potential. But how do we access the intelligence, imagination, and invention we need to solve business and society’s greatest challenges? How do we hack away at the structures and complacency that hold us back from turning potential into reality? To succeed in the next decade, and beyond, we can’t simply optimize what we know. We need to continuously learn. We must engage with ideas from distributed and diverse sources of information. In the face of constant change, we must unlock our full potential—human, technological, and natural—to accomplish things we never thought possible.
Seema Bansal, a past TED speaker, sits down with Briar Goldberg, TED director of speaker coaching, to anticipate the upcoming TED@BCG event: Unlock. This year's speakers will give insight into solution-driven ideas connected to the issues we face today.
Our speakers will explore what it means to unlock human potential, examining this idea through the lenses of science, technology, social impact, media, business, and more.
Gaby Barrios is the associate director of the Center for Customer Insight at BCG, based in Paris. She holds a master of science degree in management sciences and industrial engineering from Northwestern University and a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Universidad Simón Bolívar.
Akiko Busch is the author of the 2019 book How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency. Her previous essay collections include Nine Ways to Cross a River and The Incidental Steward, which won an honorable mention in the 2013 National Outdoor Book Awards. She was a contributing editor at Metropolis magazine for 20 years and her work has appeared in numerous national magazines, newspapers and exhibition catalogs. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Sougwen 愫君 Chung is an artist and researcher whose work explores the dynamics between humans and systems. She is a former research fellow at MIT’s Media Lab and a pioneer in the field of human-machine collaboration. In 2019, she was selected as the Woman of the Year in Monaco for achievement in the arts and sciences.
Amane Dannouni is a partner in BCG’s Casablanca office and a core member of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) practice. He’s worked in the BCG Paris, Singapore and Casablanca offices and has clients in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Africa. During his time in Singapore, he cofounded and led BCG’s Digital Transformation Enablement Center for Asia-Pacific. Dannouni has a deep interest in exploring how technology impacts established business models, and how digital can unlock greater economic and social value. He holds a master’s degree in engineering from École Centrale Paris.
Ipsita Dasgupta is a senior executive in digital media and sports, currently focused on growing an international digital app for entertainment and sports. She has spent her career working in multiple sectors, including technology, manufacturing and consulting, between the U.S. and emerging markets like China快2彩票, India and South-East Asia. She’s held leadership roles in American multinationals GE, Cisco, and IBM, focusing on growing their businesses across Asia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Columbia University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
For more than 20 years, Lorna Davis served as the president of multinational consumer goods companies in Danone, Kraft and Mondelez. As CEO and chairwoman of Danone North America, she led the company to achieve B Corp status in 2018, making it the largest B Corp in the world. She is a global ambassador for the B Corp movement and is a member of the Social Mission Board of Seventh Generation. She has lived and led businesses in seven countries, including the UK, US, France and China快2彩票.