For The First Time in Egypt LINKdotNET Sponsors TEDx Cairo !
TEDx Cairo is part of TED; a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas worth spreading.” This conference started in the USA in 1985, where it was held in the state of California. With growing popularity every year, speakers included Bill Gates, Al Gore, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and many others. Due to its massive success, TED created TEDx, an autonomous entity that organizes events on a country level.
For the last 25 years, TED was a source of inspiration for many people around the world, where they used to share knowledge, exchange cultures and spread ideas. And now, TEDxCairo is welcoming people from every discipline and culture who have just two things in common; seeking a deeper understanding of the world, and hoping to turn that understanding into a better future for everyone.
TEDxCairo gathers the most decorated visionaries and storytellers under one roof to share their experiences. These individuals are change-makers, innovators, creative thinkers, cultural leader social pioneers discussing their views on technology, entertainment and design.
It is worth mentioning that the event will host Dr. Ahmed Darwish, Minister of Administrative Development, Hany Mwafy, Managing Director, North Africa, The Nielsen Company, Ibrahim El Batout, Independent Film-maker & Director, Dr. Ibrahim Karim, founder of the science of BioGeometry, Khaled Aboul naga, the Egyptian actor and UNICEF Goodwill ambassador, Omar Samra, The First Egyptian to Summit 8,850m Mount Everest, Rami Serry, The Egyptian Racer, Dr. Rana el Kaliouby, Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab, Dr.Sahar El mougy, Egyptian Author, Seif Abu Zeid,a young entrepreneur, Dr. Tarek Naga, Owner of Naga Studio Architecture, Wael Fakharany, Regional Manager North Africa, Google and they will all give their speeches concerning topics that are of interest to the Egyptian society nowadays.
“LINKdotNET is keen on being part of TEDx Cairo since the company’s vision lies in having further integration in the Egyptian daily life and the young visionary of our country”. Stated Karim Beshara, CEO of LINKdotNET. He added that: “This conference will discuss the latest topics that are of great importance to the Egyptian society and this is why LINKdotNET is always eager to be present in such events and I am personally very enthusiastic, and involved in this event in order to be up to date with all the current issues and contribute in any possible way.”
The conference highlights that current global challenges require unprecedented ability to innovate at all levels. At this level, success is a combination of skills, insight and discipline coupled with a clear vision and direction.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK, and this November, the TEDIndia Conference will be held in Mysore, India. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.