Sizzle reels for six TED@UPS speakers
In a few weeks, we will be releasing the final videos from the TED@UPS event on Sept. 15, 2016. Stay tuned to watch all 12 UPSers take the stage to explore the possibilities behind the question, “What if?”
You’ll be sure to question your perspective on many things, including how mosquitoes could be used to deliver vaccines or how we can learn life lessons from soap operas.
Until then, be sure to subscribe to Longitudes to receive additional thought-provoking content. Also, read more about our speakers in the links below.
Managing Editor – UPS.com
Kate Adams, who worked on soaps for eight years, maps the ways that daytime dramas are an unlikely (but compelling) oracle to help us overcome our own everyday dramas.
Curator of mammals, Atlanta Zoo
Animal behavior researcher
Stephanie Braccini has dedicated her career to truly understanding what makes animals happy. In this talk, she shares how to build a hearth for creatures so far from their home.
Director, Healthcare Marketing and Strategy
What lessons does the developing world hold about building healthcare that is simpler and longer-lasting?
Specialty Pharmaceuticals Marketing Manager
Could mosquitoes be the ultimate last-mile delivery system? Katie Francfort argues that this troublesome insect could be the next evolution of drones.
Escheatment/Unclaimed Property Management
Unclaimed funds manager
A tax manager examines abandonment and asks, “Why don’t people want to claim funds, other people and parts of themselves?”
Director, Global Strategy, Healthcare Logistics
What lessons can we learn from the blood in our veins to make transportation more efficient and sustainable?
A teenage immigrant just wants to fit in. Amelia Laytham was no exception, especially when her family moved from Indonesia to Pennsylvania. In this talk and performance, we discover how she reclaimed her shunned identity through dance.
Read more about Amelia.
Senior Manager, Integration and Automation
How could addressing the unaddressable help developing countries leapfrog developed nations into the most effective logistics system yet?
Country Manager, UPS Mexico
Augie explores the impact of walls, and imagines the new realities that people and products would face on both sides of a separated border.
Analyst, Customer Technology Marketing
It’s time to stop dissing emojis and consider: what does the next evolution of cryptography have to offer?
President, UPS Americas Region
International trade expert
Of all the strategies to fight poverty, discrimination, and even terrorism, Romaine Seguin argues that international trade is the most impactful.
Advanced Analytics Manager
Corporations often give money, logistical support and even their own people to solve some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian problems. But what if big companies were willing to share their other most precious resource: data?
Package Car Driver
John Bidden believes that music is a tool for the soul. That it can either “fix, build, calm, break, or change you for a moment.” He wields the instrument to inspire others.
Karla Harris’ vocal style surges from vulnerable to powerful and back again, integrating both a warmth and vigor into the jazz, pop and soul music that she weaves between.
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