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In our search for the right theme for the first edition of TEDxESMTBerlin 2021, we soon realized that these are times of questions without any definitive answers.
Will our lives ever get back to normal?
When will we be able to travel freely again?
How can we protect ourselves from this deadly virus?
Will the vaccines work?
There were many questions, but none have a fixed answer.
Some people have started accepting this lifestyle as “THE NEW NORMAL” whereas others have had more difficulties adapting and have fallen victim to the pressures of uncertainty. This is when the team of TEDxESMTBerlin realized that in order to help people now, we need to help them approach this new world with a positive and open mind-set. To help them to see how they can make the best out of this unusual situation. Thus, came the theme – “EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY”
We aim to help people embrace the current uncertainty, but also prepare them for any future ones.

Here you can learn about our tremendous line up of speakers and below you will find the link to register. Hope to see you there!

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Birgit Baier

Consulting Partner – Ogilvy Consulting Germany

Benedikt Bösel

CEO and Founder of Gut & Bösel

Jan Hagen

Associate professor at ESMT Berlin, Author of “Confronting Mistakes – Lessons from the Aviation Industry when Dealing with Error” and “How could this happen – Managing errors in organizations”

Lubomila Jordanova

Founder and CEO of PlanA.Earth, Founder of Greentech Alliance, 2021 Marshall Fund Fellow, 2020 Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs, Top 100 Women in Germany 2020

Sonja Jost

CEO and founder of DexLeChem, named one of “25 female inventors who are changing our world”

Patrick Klingler

Lead for Data Architecture and Artificial Intelligence at Mercedes-Benz

Nadine Mengis

Climate Scientist working towards a comprehensive assessment of net-zero strategies for Germany within the Helmholtz Climate Initiative

Wladimir Nikoluk

Founder and CEO of Atlas Metrics

Rike Pätzold

Uncertainty Enthusiast, Future Thinker and passionate about Emergence and Systems Change

Ludovic Subran

Chief Economist at Allianz and Euler Hermes, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, ranked by the Choiseul Institute and Le Figaro as one of the 100 French leaders of tomorrow

Stefan Wagner

Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation and Director of PhD studies at ESMT Berlin, Senior Fellow at the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and Association (EPIP) and of the Doctoral Program of the Berlin School of Economics board member of the European Policy for Intellectual Property

Event Agenda

Time Speaker Talk Title
12:00 Stream Starts
12:45 Opening
13:00 Benedikt Bösel A Journey Beyond Farming.
13:20 Lubomila Jordanova The Fortune of Misfortune: What we can learn from the Climate Crisis and how to move forward better?
13:40 Jan Hagen How teams can spot that they are on the wrong track.
14:00 Q&A + Break
14:20 Patrick Klingler An AI Talk to understand AI Talks.
14:40 Nadine Mengis How much more CO2 can we emit? – A stroll down uncertainty-lane.
15:00 Rike Pätzold Uncertainty is much better than its reputation. This is why.
15:20 Ludovic Subran Uncertainties in macroeconomics of Europe due to COVID-19.
15:40 Q&A + Break
16:00 Sonja Jost How established VC firms can prevent themselves from being disrupted and adapt to changes – a survival kit.
16:20 Stefan Wagner Institutional uncertainty and R&D investments – some lessons from drug development.
16:40 Birgit Baier Re-designing our thinking.
17:00 Wladimir Nikoluk Impact  Capitalism – How ESG data transforms our economy.
17:20 Q&A
17:30 Closing

Conference 2021 Registration

It is time to come together and embrace this uncertainty with open arms.
We stick to our claim to engage as many people as possible, and thus the TEDxESMTBerlin event is free of charge!
Join us and our wonderful speakers online on the 6th of February 2021. Although this will be a completely online event, our speakers will all be presenting from a stage at ESMT Berlin to give it that true TEDx feel. To confirm your “seat”, kindly register below!

Register here