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Florian Brody by Mind Map: Florian Brody
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Florian Brody

Florian Brody grew up in Vienna where he studied computer linguistics, worked as a fashion photographer and a software engineer at the Austrian National Library and he built the multimedia market for Apple Austria in the 1980s. In 1991 he co-invented and produced the first electronic books at the Voyager Company in Santa Monica, California and worked on the TED2 Laserdisc project. Florian built a digital media consulting practice in Vienna and went back to the Silicon Valley in 1997 to build an Internet start-up. He has extensive experience in marketing for start-ups and currently serves as head of marketing for Cimbal Inc. a company developing a mobile payment solution. Florian actively promotes to collaboration between Austria and the Silicon Valley and has initiated an incubator for Austrian companies. He was founding president of ASCINA, the Association of Austrian Scientists in North America. Florian held the chair for Multimedia Studies, University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg and was a member of the Graduate Faculty at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He represented Austria at TED4 Kobe and is a frequent speaker at events worldwide.

TEDx Vienna

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Bridging the Crack

Attended the 2nd ever TED conference

1990

After 20 years, I remember so much

John Scully

John Barlow

Artists

Scientists

Politicians

Many people who attended also said:

E is for Environment

TED is one of the only conferences that has been able to survive for more than 20 years

and able to successfully re-invent itself.

time and time again

How has the conference changed?

1993, first browsers

You can listen to the talks online, reshaped the conference accordingly

Why Vienna?

Vienna has always been a place that bridges gaps

Vienna has a history of bridging gaps between a wide variety of groups

continues to influence world society

How to spread TEDx?

it's important to build bridges, connections, and networks

People were originally against the Golden Gate Bridge, and now?, You can't imagine SFO without it

There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.

To bridge a gap

Why is the gap there?

how can a bridge benefit?

How can people cross over?, how can they benefit from the organic understanding?

What does it mean to take the time to cross the gap?

Contact:

Brody@brody.org