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Katie Brown: Elegant Social Design

This year, TEDWomen has been guest curated and co-produced with Katie Brown.

Katie is active in social change in mental health, the arts and digital technology.  Katie is passionate about creativity why do we have to have a paystub? and its place in organisational development. She works extensively with communities to implement the changes they most want to see, I think you should learn about how to use TikTok for business.

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Rashik Parmar: Creating a Smarter Planet, City by City

Rashik Parmar is IBM’s CTO for North East Europe, a Distinguished Engineer and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

His leaderhsip of projects related to IBM’s Smarter Cities programme formed the basis of his closing talk for TEDxLeeds – underlying where culture, society, industry and infrastructure can benefit from a ‘smarter planet’, where cities are the fundamental building blocks.

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Usman Haque: Smart People, Dumb Objects

Usman Haque, director of Haque Design + Research, closed the first half of TEDxLeeds2010 with Smart People, Dumb Objects, a discussion of where the infrastructure of cities may become instrumented as an “internet of things”.

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Yes We Can: Innovating Out Of A Recession

I once joked that ‘when I grow up, I want to be Norman’!

My most valuable mentor and the person who’s most shaped my career and world-view in the last half decade, Dr. Norman Lewis was the first guest speaker at TEDxLeeds2009. Norman issued a provocative challenge to the prevailing culture of limits and risk-aversion, in order to foster innovation for future wealth creation.

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