In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUFM, where x = independently organized TED event.



Will be held on August 18, 2012 at the Juan Bautista Gutiérrez auditorium. TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.


TEDx
In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxUFM, where x = independently organized TED event.

At TEDxUFM, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


TEDxUFM
Is the second event to be held at Universidad Francisco Marroquín under TED license. We have invited outstanding and enthusiastic speakers, from both Guatemala and abroad, who look forward to sharing their knowledge and experience. The subjects will be NEW CULTURE OF LEARNING

The event will be held on August 18, 2012 at the Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium UFM. We expect 100 participants.



"Products based on disruptive technologies are typically cheaper, simpler, smaller, and, frequently more convenient to use". Clayton Cristensen, The Innovator's Dilemma

Creating new technologies, products, and services all require disruptive thinking.

Luke G. Williams argues that disruptive thinking doesn't focus on revolutionary changes in technology or the market, but surprising the consumers with unexpected solutions.






"The best time to start a business, is right now". John Chisholm

Through entrepreneurship it's possible to make our world a better place to live in; entrepreneurship is the biggest promoter of innovation and economic growth. Products, technology, and services that we use every day are all the result of entrepreneurial activity. Entrepreneurs improve our quality of life and have an enduring impact on society.

Successful entrepreneurs like Peter Thiel, Jeff Sandefer, John Chisholm, Gary Hoover recommend being passionate about something, preparing, and focusing on a goal.






"Freedom, dear Sancho, is one of the most precious gifts given to mankind. Treasures in our world cannot match it; because of freedom you can, and should, venture in life". Don Quijote to Sancho Panza

Freedom is closely related to individualism and responsibility.

Freedom is our ability to act during our lifetime, according to our own will.

Freedom allows us to develop our own personality and to choose our own destiny.




Photo: André Schrei






John Chisholm has three decades of experience as a general manager and entrepreneur. He is currently serial software entrepreneur/CEO at John Chisholm Ventures. Previously, he founded and served as CEO/chairman of CustomerSat (now part of MarketTools) and Decisive Technology (now part of Google).

He is a member of the Development Committee of the MIT Corporation and a trustee of the Santa Fe Institute and the Seasteading Institute. He also chairs the MIT Club of Northern California and helps young entrepreneurs start new high-tech businesses through the MIT Venture Mentoring Service.

Chisholm holds a BS and an MS in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from Harvard University.






José Raúl González Merlo is a professor of Finances and Economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín; where he served as dean of the Economic Sciences Department and the Business School, and is currently a member of the Fiduciary Committee.

González was president of the Guatemalan Managers Association (AGG, in Spanish) and of the National Center for Economic Research (CIEN, in Spanish). He has held several posts on multinational companies and currently writes an opinion column on economics, on the guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre. He holds a degree on Business Management from UFM and an MBA in Finances and Economics from University of Rochester.






Grete Pasch is an expert in metadata design, academic libraries, computer systems implementation, digitization projects, rich media production, digital library management, e-learning, and higher education. She is currently vice dean of the Central Library at Effat University in Saudi Arabia. Previously, she was director of Academic Information Resources and the Ludwig von Mises Library at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. She also founded and directed UFM's New Media department. Pasch was director of the Learning Resource Center of The Scholar Ship and information technology consultant at the Texas State Library & Archives.

She has a degree in computer science engineering with a minor in economics and business administration from Universidad Francisco Marroquín. She has a MSc in MIS from London School of Economics, a master's degree in library and information science (MLIS), and a PhD in information studies from University of Texas at Austin.






Quinn Stewart is an instructional technology specialist at the School of Information of University of Texas at Austin, where he previously was a part-time teaching assistant in the Information Technology Lab.

His research interests include web-based distance education, broadband networks, and the use of streaming media and SMIL. Stewart previously developed various courses and projects with Glifos, a Guatemalan rich media tool that allows the combination of content and video on the web.

He has a master's degree in library and information science (MLIS) and a BA in government from University of Texas at Austin.






Michael Strong is the Chief Visionary Officer of FLOW, Inc. He is also the author of “The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice”. Michael’s work is featured in academic journals (The Journal of Business Ethics, Economic Affairs, Critical Review, etc.), specialty publications (Microfinance Insights, Policy Innovations, Carnegie Ethics, etc.), and popular media (The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Huffington Post, RealClearPolitics, Barron’s, etc.).

Michael is currently working on the entrepreneurial creation of legal systems based on his 2009 article “The Legal Autonomy of the Dubai International Financial Centre: A Scalable Strategy for Global Free-Market Reforms” and his blog posts at Let a Thousand Nations Bloom. He serves on the board of the Seasteading Institute and works as a mentor for developing world entrepreneurs for the MIT Legatum Center for Entrepreneurship and Development. Michael is also a board member of the Free Cities Institute at UFM.






Magatte Wade was born in Senegal and educated in France. Her first company, Adina World Beverages, was founded in her home kitchen and was originally based on indigenous Senegalese beverage recipes using organic ingredients. The company is now the most widely distributed U.S. consumer brand founded by an African entrepreneur.

The World Economic Forum named her one of their Young Global Leaders for 2011, and she is currently launching her second company, Tiossano, producing luxury organic skin-care products based on indigenous Senegalese skin care recipes. Wade serves on the board of ASNAPP (Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products), the leading West African natural products industry organization, and works as a mentor for developing world entrepreneurs for the MIT Legatum Center for Entrepreneurship and Development. She has also partnered with the First Lady of Senegal’s health and education NGO, Association Education Sante (AES) to promote organic Hibiscus in Senegal.






Luke G. Williams is a leading consultant, educator, and speaker who specializes in disruptive thinking and innovation strategy. He has worked with international industry leaders such as American Express, GE, Sony, Crocs, Virgin, Disney, and Hewlett-Packard, to develop new products, services, and brands.

Williams is a fellow at Frog Design and adjunct professor of innovation at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is the author of Disrupt: "Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business".








Julio Dávila (VJ Sine) cuenta con una trayectoria de mas de 15 años como productor y diseñador audiovisual, para cine y TV. Obtuvo la beca JICA Japón/México, (2000) especialización de Producción y realización para TV educativa, guionismo para cine -TV. Productor, director de arte y fotografía para varias agencias nacionales e internacionales de publicidad, creando proyectos audiovisuales para algunos clientes como: ESSO, BBC de Londres y DISCOVERY CHANNEL. BRAVHA, MOVISTAR, RED BULL, TIGO, CLARO, MABE, GE, XL, BOTRAN, HARLEY DAVIDSON, 3M, PEPSI, Union Fenosa, PUMA Sports, Sony, etc.

Ha compartido escenario como artista audiovisual (VJ LIVE VIDEO) con DJs y artistas internacionales como Paul van Dyk´s, Zeta Bocio (ex soda estereo), Hernan Cattaneo, Ferry Corsten, Marco V, ATB, Infected Mushroom, 4 Strings, Josh Wink, Max Graham, Vilma Palma, entre otros.

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TEDxUFM is an independent event organized under TED license.

Contact: Rebeca Zuñiga | Organizer
Email: tedx@ufm.edu

Staff and volunteers:

Eugenia Aldana
Carlos Armas
Luis Barrueto
Sergio Bustamante
Fernando Campo
Lucía Canjura
Cecilia Castillo
Adrián Catalán
Gustavo Chang
Jacobo Del Valle


Susette España
Mario Estrada
Stephanie Falla
Luis Figueroa
Ximena Gálvez
Daniel Herbruger
Jennifer Keller
Claudia Llarena
Sergio Miranda
Luis Pedro Mirón


Leonel Morales
Claudia Ocaña
Daphne Ortiz
Jorge Samayoa
Amable Sánchez
André Schrei
Carla Silva
Ana Lucia Solórzano
Eugenia Tobar
María Wer



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