TEDx Technion

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TEDx events are independently organized programs that bring the spirit of TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading to local communities around the globe. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED talks.

The TEDx Technion event took place in Haifa on June 13th, 2019. It was a pioneering event featuring an exciting line-up of speakers, designed to stimulate deep discussion and connection, and to serve as a platform for future endeavors sharing the same goal.

View the videos below to learn more about a variety of thought provoking topics!

SIZE MATTERS

X-ray applications are everywhere, in medicine, in security, in science and more. Can we do for x-ray what we did for computers and miniaturize x-ray devices to the size of a smartphone? Naama Cohen, MSc student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, explains.

THE PATH LESS TRAVELLED

Hasan Abo-Shally, founder of “Hasoub” – a grassroots NGO fostering tech-entrepreneurship as an economic lever for the local Arab society, and current student in the Technion’s Startup-MBA program – reflects on pursuing a meaningful journey, finding belonging and forgoing the default path in order to create opportunity, build communities and lead social-change from within.

FIRST STEPS

How do entrepreneurial team formation and other early decisions on the entrepreneurial journey influence new venture performance? Moran Lazar, a doctoral fellow at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, answers this and other key questions related to start-up success.

WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM RACE CARS

How are race cars inspiring a paradigm shift in pulmonary therapy? Josué Sznitman (BSc, MIT 2002; Dr. Sc., ETH Zurich 2008) is a Swiss, French and Israeli national. He joined the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 2010 and is currently a tenured Associate Professor of biomedical engineering.  Learn how his science lab is using aerodynamics to explore drug delivery to the lungs.

THE PERFECT CANDIDATE

Rellie Derfler-Rozin, Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, explains what research can teach hiring managers about choosing the right candidate, improving employee well-being and driving organizational success.

EMOTIONAL POWER

How do our own emotions and the emotions of those around us impact our work, our relationships and our responses? Arik Cheshin, a social scientist and Assistant Professor in the Human Services Department of the University of Haifa, offers some fascinating insights about the power of our emotions.

ONE SENTENCE A DAY

Brand builder Ido Greenberg applies his personal experience to explain how our quirks and perceived weaknesses can actually be our strengths, and help to build a unique and successful brand identity.

A WINNING TEAM

How do you build a winning team? Bill Grady is an award-winning creative leader and inventor responsible for the product design of IBM Cloud. He recently apprenticed under the head of design at IBM, participating in a transformation of how the company’s teams understand and solve complex problems. He explains how building teams around experiences can optimize performance outcomes.

FOLLOW THE MUSIC

With a PhD in musicology and an M.Ed in Music Education, Raz Yitzhaki is an innovative lecturer in the business sector inspiring managers about leadership, innovation, and teamwork through Jazz.  Learn what jazz can teach us about building teams, unleashing creativity, and understanding the rhythms of life.