TEDx meets HWZ

Executive MBA Digital Leadership

If you want to successfully digitalize your company as an executive, you must be able to inspire people for the digital transformation. This requires an innovative vision, a strong understanding of technology and excellent communication skills. To this end, the HWZ has created the EMBA in Digital Leadership under the direction of Sunnie J. Groeneveld and Manuel P. Nappo. The EMBA programme has many highlights, but a special milestone was achieved through partnership with the New York-based TED organisation: TED has granted the HWZ an official TEDx licence. This makes the HWZ the first university to have TEDx as a fixed module in its EMBA curriculum.

The TEDxHWZ module in the EMBA programme is led by none other than Urs Bucher, co-founder and current moderator of TEDxZurich. His goal is not just for leaders to be able to organize a TEDxHWZ conference as an EMBA class, but also for everyone to be able to learn how to hold an inspiring talk thanks to professional speaker coaching.

Twenty selected pioneers at the start of their 16-month journey for the Executive MBA Digital Leadership.

Rami Aro | Marco Baumgartner | Barbara Bisko | Thomas Bosshard | Mathias Duc | Pascal Dürr | Evelyn Eisenhauer | Claudia Geissmann | Sergio Giorgetta | Tobias Lindeke | Arbnor Maraj | Tom Müller | Claire Murigande | Ubaldo Piccone | Georg Pohl | Luc Richner | Stephan Röthlisberger | Flavio Stragiotti | Valérie Thommen

Course management:
Manuel P. Nappo & Sunnie Groeneveld

TEDxHWZ supervisor:
Urs Bucher

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

About TEDx

x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

TED & TEDx Explained