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TEDx2018 - Envision

BLOCKCHAIN USE CASES WITH A #RETURNONSOCIETY | ROBERT SCHWERTNER | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

This talk is about blockchain use cases with an added value to people, to society. Cryptocurrencies are often criticised to be used to make the rich richer, to give the criminals a way to do business. However, there are many wonderful applications where a clear added value to society can be seen. I am presenting some of this projects, my very personal story why I entered the crypto space and explain my initiative #ReturnonSociety. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

CLOSE YOUR EYES, OPEN YOUR FUTURE | DESMOND MCGETRICK | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

What if you could influence the future? Your future. If you can visualize it, you are an important step closer to making it a reality. Dr Desmond McGetrick enables business leaders to open new horizons. (Images from Pixabay) ‘Close your eyes: Imagine a world that matches your aspirations. Let go of the constraints we usually impose upon ourselves, benefit from the creative powers of our imaginations. Now, open your eyes and let’s envision together how we can make it a reality.’ In his talk, Desmond will invite you to take this voyage of the imagination and to identify first principles in how to facilitate the emergence of a new reality. As a longstanding Visiting Professor at FH Kufstein, Desmond is here from Paris where he leads DMCG Consulting under the tagline : ‘Deliver Margins, Create Good.’ This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

FAIR TRADE SOFTWARE - DEVELOPING AFRICA | ANDY HAXBY | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Helping a million people in Africa: in 2015 a Dutch software company started involving Kenyan graduates in virtual teams working on real software projects in order to give them work experience at an international standard. They were not surprised when this helped people get jobs and form start-up companies, but they did not expect the knock-on effects to be so incredible. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

HOW 3D AVATARS WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE | ETIENNE KOO | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Life & death, social interaction and work. Almost all areas thinkable will be supported or covered by digital twins within the near future. They help us in developing new skills remotely and do our work the right way. They also support us in our free time, for example in e-commerce & fashion recommendations. 3D Avatars can even help us through tough times and create emotions like love. In her Tedx talk female founder and 3D body measurement & digitalization expert Etienne Koo talks about the vast varieties of how 3D Avatars might change our lives forever within the near future and how we can use this development for our own purposes. In a world that gets increasingly digital and connected, we believe in the power of 3D avatars. You may ask yourself: What is this? And how should it help me in my daily life? Well, a 3D avatar is basically a digital twin of yourself and it can make your life not only easier but also more exciting and comfortable at the same time. The increasing use of AR and VR technologies, as well as 3D sensor technology in even the smallest of smartphones, leads to a growing desire for diving into the digital world in a more personal way. Simply because our world is getting more digital, does not mean that it gets impersonal. Quite the contrary will be the case. In the near future, you will use your digital twin for size recommendations in online shops, for digital clothes fitting and runways as well as futuristic gaming, social interaction and even real-time sports. We envision the future with digital twins for everybody. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

IMPACT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MOBILE MARKETPLACES | STEFAN LINGLER | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Mobile marketplaces changed the way millions of people interact with each other. Businesses are adjusting their strategies to boost that environmental and economic development. Being successful in that field requires to focus on a scalable team, process and infrastructure. This talk is an overview on all these aspects. When Shpock launched, the marketplace app revolutionized the mobile classified’s business. Today, more than 10 million monthly users make Shpock one of Europe’s most dominant shopping apps. Since the beginning, the Backend was one of the major pillars of Shpock’s international success story. The Backend does not only provide the API with more than 700M requests per week but provides performant tools to all teams at Shpock. It builds systems for Event Tracking, Logging, CRM, Messaging Queue and push notifications with focus on high availability and scalability – tailor-made for Shpock’s needs. The infrastructure is hosted on 600+ root servers with more than 10 database clusters. The talk will give you insights in the evolution of both Backend and infrastructure with case examples on selected Shpock-made technologies as well as the past roadmap of application development. It will also show the possible challenges Shpock will face in the future. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

SPEAKING FREELY IS NOT A SCIENCE BUT NOT A PROBLEM | MICHAEL ROSSIÉ | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

A simple and easy to learn method to deliver impressive speeches with a minimum of preparation. Learn from a former actor and professional speaker that acting is the wrong way. No one will become a better speaker if he or she obeys a lot of rules. Presenting is like flirting with the crowd. Public speaking is not an art, but not a problem. A good speaker is someone who speaks like a counterpart in everyday life, quite natural and authentic. The most important thing is not the rhetorical skill, but the ability to ignite and inspire people. The amount of likes on videos, podcasts and webinars will automatically increase exponentially! People don’t want to read anymore, but rather want to see and listen to interesting people who have something to say. The speech of the future is not perfect, rehearsed or directed by a professional director, but quick, dirty and full of content! If you give people too many tips on how to improve their presentation skills, their performance will not get better but worse. My mission is to help people overcome their fear in front of a camera or on a stage. I have a very special technique which is easy to learn and easy to implement. Presenting is like flirting with the crowd. The future of public speaking has only just begun! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

WHY AI ISN'T SMARTER THAN YOU WHILE BEING SMARTER THAN YOU | ERIC STEINBERGER | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

AI beats us in complex games, can translate between languages, and even diagnose skin cancer. Yet, it is still very far from understanding humour. Why? Let Eric Steinberger, a Machine Learning researcher tell you. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

WHY YOU NEVER LEARNED TO PLAY PIANO | JONAS GÖSSLING & COSTANTINO CARRARA | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Jonas Gössling believes that the traditional way of learning an instrument often kills our natural passion for making music. Together with the Youtube Pianist Costantino Carrara he shows how technology can create new ways of learning that are more engaging and accessible. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

TEDx2017 - Beautiful Minds

LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST | NICK MARTIN | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

In 2009 Nick Martin quit his job as a developer and tech-savvy person. He packed up his bags and went on to fulfill his own dreams. For him this meant exploring the world. So far he has seen more than 50 countries and lived in Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Ecuador, Fiji and New Zealand. His trip took him six years but made him so many experiences richer and wiser. Since then the world traveler is sharing his experiences on his blog “Travel-Echo” and at various events as a public speaker. His message is powerful: “Live life to the fullest. Let me inspire you, to get the best out of your own life.” This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

IMPROVING LIFE IN SLUMS FROM THE INSIDE | OLIVER VON MALM | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

“You always have to start somewhere!” is Oliver’s motto. And he started early as a student of architecture trying to shape the world. Back in 2011 he visited Kenya and saw the great need of educational facilities in the poverty-stricken country. He wanted to build a school in a slum so children could receive the education they need. But he soon realized that this project is much bigger than building just one school. His beautiful mind came up with a way that the locals can build their own concrete structures in a location where this material is not easy to obtain. The combination of high-tech tools and low-tech manufacturing methods as well as low-cost materials facilitates the construction process. In 2016, Oliver von Malm has finished his master thesis in Architecture and “Start Somewhere” has become a non-profit organization with a lot of dedicated members. Oliver’s master thesis is about the construction of a new school building that shall be built by the slum residents themselves. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

RURAL COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT | ARTURO VITTORI | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Rural populations are often faced with the challenge of accessing non-contaminated water and this project facilitates the task. Arturo Vittori is an Italian artist, architect and designer. With his wit and beautiful mind he came up with the idea to found the humanitarian project “Warka Water” in 2012, in Ethiopia. Visiting small isolated villages up on high plateaus in the north-eastern region of Ethiopia, Vittori witnessed a lack of water. The inhabitants live in an unique environment but often without the utilities they would need on a day-to-day basis. In order to survive they walk miles and miles to find water, which is often contaminated in that area. “Warka Water” saw this problem and developed a structure to collect and harvest water from the air, as an alternative water source. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

DIY INNOVATION | SCOTT LEIBRAND | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Since Dana pulled out her insulin pump on their first date, Scott Leibrand tried to learn everything he could about diabetes. For him that meant to learn everything from Dana as well as teaching himself new things no one yet knew about diabetes. All that knowledge he provided to a computer to make it understand diabetes as well. Together Dana and Scott have developed a more advanced mealtime insulin dosing system. This is a breakthrough for everyone diagnosed with diabetes. If you are effected by this disease or have someone diabetic in your family – you should definitely join this talk to educate yourself further! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

OPEN ARTIFICIAL PANCREAS SYSTEM | DANA LEWIS | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Dana Lewis’ project OpenAPS came to be from a series of serendipitous events and through the discovery of the power of collaboration using open source tools and methods. The Open Artificial Pancreas System project (#OpenAPS) is an open and transparent effort to make safe and effective basic Artificial Pancreas System (APS) technology widely available to more quickly improve and save as many lives as possible and reduce the burden of Type 1 diabetes. Dana’s mindset makes us change our perception of healthcare and how anyone can help improve it. Dana wants to challenge each and everyone of our TEDx participants to not wait to make a difference in the world – “because we can’t afford to wait”. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

A GREATER VISION OF YOURSELF | SEBASTIAN SCHELER | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Research on crises, posttraumatic growth and near-death experiences show that the confrontation with existential threats have unimaginable potentials for personal development. But does it take extreme circumstances to allow fundamental changes in life? Sebastian Scheler decided to use his Beautiful Mind as well as his education in psychology to connect it with innovative technology. With his company “Innerspace” he is using virtual-reality-technology as a practice tool for emotional and social skills. With 3D-animation and storytelling the user is walking through what feels like real life scenarios. This should help people to deal with key situation in their work life. They are able to change their role as a user to open their minds to other perspectives and to learn from that. Wouldn’t you sometimes like your fellow humans to show a little bit more empathy now or then? It’s about to happen! Don’t miss Sebastians talk. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

TO CREATIVITY AND BEYOND | CORNEL AMARIEI | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Cornel Amariei’s personal background motivated him to think differently, creative and innovative. His Beautiful Mind taught him at a young age that there are always ways to create something beautiful and shape the world with it. At the young age of 22 he can call himself an author, entrepreneur, innovator and motivator. It isn’t surprising at all that he made the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Join our TEDx event and get inspired by Cornel to think differently, creatively and boldly. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

EDUCATION OF CODING AND ROBOTICS | RUSTEM AKISHBEKOV | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

An app enables the kids to learn the principles of coding at a young age by creating a fun output. This app enhances the kids’ creative spirit because the robots can drive around, record and play sounds, take pictures, solve mazes and more. Rustem Akishbekov wanted to share his Beautiful Mind and creativity with children. Because of that he founded the company “Robo Wunderkind” in 2013. With “Robo Wunderkind” kids can easily build their own robots. We love to support and get inspired by such a creative mind like Rustem’s. Don’t miss your chance do be amazed as well. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

TEDx2016 - Aiming High

HOW TO CONTROL OBJECTS WITH THE POWER OF YOUR THOUGHTS | NATALIYA KOSMYNA | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Nataliya Kosmyna, expert in the field of Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI), Human Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence, vividly explains how one can control objects solely by using the power of thought. See her TEDx talk of the TEDx FHKufstein event in order to be amazed by how she is able to pilot the BB-8 droid from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and understand how the hard- and software is working together to make this possible. Furthermore, Nataliya will describe how people who suffer from disabilities could possibly benefit from the innovation and what our most powerful device, our brain, is capable of – “It is working 24/7.” Nataliya Kosmyna, a post-doc fellow who obtained her Ph.D degree in Computer Science from Grenoble Alpes University, is an expert in the field of Brain Computer Interfaces and Artificial Intelligence. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

THE CLOUDS - A DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY? | RADU PRODAN | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Radu Prodan, Doctor of Technical Sciences and Associate Professor, is an expert in the field of high-performance and cloud computing. In his talk that he gave at the TEDx FHKufstein event, Radu Prodan provided insight into the technology of clouds, the historical development, their interconnection today and what kind of possibilities there are for the future. Watch the talk and understand why future technological approaches should include the cloud as one of the most future-proof entities we have today and what has to be thought of as “the dark side of the cloud”. Radu Prodan is a trained engineer and Doctor of Technical Sciences. The talk of the Associate Professor at Innsbruck University’s Institute of Computer Science discusses the mysterious Clouds as today’s de-facto interconnection, storage, and computing paradigm, gathering billions of devices spread around the globe. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

HOW HIERARCHIES HELP & HAMPER US IN CREATING GREAT ORGANIZATIONS | MARKUS REITZIG | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

You may know the feeling: too many folks seem to care too much about promotions and moving up the corporate ladder. The hierarchy in your workplace exerts an almost gravitational pull towards the top, even among those who never wanted to become bosses initially. But it does not seem to benefit the organization eventually, and creates a divide between the bottom and the top. Markus Reitzig, Professor of Management, explains what hierarchies do to our behavior, and how we should use them effectively to create competitive organizations instead of “boats full of captains with no sailors”. Markus Reitzig, a professor at the University of Vienna, is focusing on strategic management of innovative business models and new technologies – journals such as Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Review and McKinsey Quarterly published his articles. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION SYSTEMS | BERNHARD SCHINDLHOLZER | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Dr. Bernhard Schindlholzer is a technology manager working on Machine Learning and E-commerce. In this talk he gave at TEDx FHKufstein, Bernhard Schindlholzer contemplated the implications of ephemeralization – the ability of technological advancement to do “more and more with less and less until eventually you can do everything with nothing” – through artificial intelligence and machine learning. He explores the challenges that this technological approach poses to our economy and, furthermore, how they could be addressed by questioning established norms of our education systems. Dr. Bernhard Schindlholzer is a technology manager working on Machine Learning and E-commerce. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

SURVIVAL SKILLS FOR A DATA DRIVEN SOCIETY | CHRISTOPH HOLZ | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Christoph Holz, Computer Scientist, lector and successful businessman introduces a concept that allows humanity to regain control over its digital footprint. Big Data is enlarging at high speed and we need new concepts in order to keep track of it. In his talk at at TEDx FHKufstein, Christoph Holz brings together information technology, psychology and culture to introduce his model of visualization that enriches our comprehension by the fact that “understanding is more than numbers”. Christoph Holz, who studied computer science and aerospace engineering in Munich, has taken on the challenge of bridging technology and philosophy. He says that the gift of human creativity, which was here long before the dawn of language, will define the success of our future. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

UNSER UNIVERSUM, EINE ORANGE & DIE CRAZY APES | JOSEF M. GASSNER | TEDXFHKUFSTEIN

Josef M. Gaßner, Mathematiker, theoretischer Astrophysiker, Mitautor des Bestsellers “Urknall, Weltall und das Leben” und Betreiber des gleichnamigen YouTube-Kanals zeichnet ein Bild dieser Welt mit den Augen eines Grundlagenforschers. Wie können wir die bevorstehenden Herausforderungen bewältigen? Er lehrt Naturwissenschaft, Astronomie und Kosmologie an der Hochschule Landshut und hält populärwissenschaftliche Vorträge in Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz und Luxemburg. Außerdem ist er Gründungsmitglied der Hilfsorganisation “Schritt für Schritt – Hilfe mit System e.V.” Josef M. Gaßner, a mathematician and theoretical astrophysicist, teaches science, astronomy and cosmology at the Landshut University of Applied Science. His dissertation at the LMU-Munich was about “From Primordial Nucleosynthesis to the Higgs Field”. Gaßner is co-author ot the bestseller “Urknall, Weltall und das Leben”, head of the YouTube-Channel of the same name (6 million views) and founder member of the charity organisation “Schritt für Schrit – Hilfe mit System e.V.” This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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