A globetrotting cultural thinker, a science wizard, an autism activist, and a power-posing expert – TED stars with millions of views online will speak at SAP Silicon Valley in 2015. These talks will be broadcasted live to employees across North America.
First on stage will be acclaimed travel author Pico Iyer on February 5. A lifelong traveler, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, Pico has published several books on his experiences of cultural mashups. He will share stories and insights from his latest best seller “The Art of Stillness,” where he explores the joy of bringing stillness in our increasingly chaotic and fast-moving lives.
On March 9, XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis will take the stage to speak about his adventures of turning science fiction into reality. Peter pioneered commercial space travel and is innovating in healthcare with a Star Trek tricorder-like diagnostic device. The breakthrough engineer, physician, and entrepreneur will inspire us to see innovation in the face of challenge.
Autism activist Temple Grandin will present in April. Diagnosed with autism as a child, she became a leading animal expert who designed humane cattle-handling systems. Her story, made into an Emmy Award-winning film, reveals how innovation needs all kinds of minds.
Amy Cuddy presented the second most viewed talk on TED about power posing. A professor at Harvard Business School, Amy will speak in June on how we can change who we are simply by changing body language.
There will be something to inspire everyone as these innovative thinkers share with us their very different stories. They have connected with millions globally on TED, and now we have the opportunity to hear from them in person, live at SAP Silicon Valley. For more information, connect on SAP Silicon Valley Jam and on Twitter @SAPsv.