We are moving towards a gig-economy, where, in many countries, more than half of the workforce will be freelancers in just a couple of years.

How do we face that change? In a society with automation, chatbots and gig economy, where do YOU stand and how do YOU stand out?

This is a story of self-discovery and what can happen when you unfold your true self and humanize your interactions and communication online. You don’t have to reduce yourself to be yourself. You can break through the online noise by being more human…

Daria is an international keynote speaker (this is going to be her 2nd TEDx talk!), best-selling author and Personal Branding & LinkedIn strategist/trainer dedicated to empower thought leaders and visionary entrepreneurs to work smarter with their online positioning.

She is frequently invited to be a guest speaker at conferences, in summits and on podcasts around her expertise. She is passionate about topics such as the future of work, entrepreneurship in education and building real, human connections online.

In a world in which we keep hearing about how good we had it in the past, I am here to tell you we didn’t. We have it better now than ever. Never mind all our fears and worries the present and future are brighter than ever before. For those who can overcome fear and think of humanity ahead of themselves the outlook is bright.

Tim has had a varied number of business interests. His first own business was a micro brewery which he started in 1993, where he brewed one of the very first independent beers in South Africa. He then sold the business and started looking for opportunities overseas.

In 2001 he moved to Angola and as Angola’s economy boomed so did Tim’s business interests, which were mainly focused in the Media. His holding grew to become one of the largest and most profitable Media holdings in the country. Today, Special Edition Holding owns interests in various companies with over 500 full time employees.

In Portugal, Tim’s investments range from agriculture to technology. Tim is a partner in companies focused on the production of raspberries and blueberries (Green Meridien), distribution of Sci-Mx nutritional products (Refreshjump), power distribution (Luzboa), chauffeur services (DrivU) and many other activities.

In 2015, Tim got known from the Portuguese audience by participating as an investor on the first season of the Portuguese Shark Tank.

In a world in which we keep hearing about how good we had it in the past, I am here to tell you we didn’t. We have it better now than ever. Never mind all our fears and worries the present and future are brighter than ever before. For those who can overcome fear and think of humanity ahead of themselves the outlook is bright.

Tim has had a varied number of business interests. His first own business was a micro brewery which he started in 1993, where he brewed one of the very first independent beers in South Africa. He then sold the business and started looking for opportunities overseas.

In 2001 he moved to Angola and as Angola’s economy boomed so did Tim’s business interests, which were mainly focused in the Media. His holding grew to become one of the largest and most profitable Media holdings in the country. Today, Special Edition Holding owns interests in various companies with over 500 full time employees.

In Portugal, Tim’s investments range from agriculture to technology. Tim is a partner in companies focused on the production of raspberries and blueberries (Green Meridien), distribution of Sci-Mx nutritional products (Refreshjump), power distribution (Luzboa), chauffeur services (DrivU) and many other activities.

In 2015, Tim got known from the Portuguese audience by participating as an investor on the first season of the Portuguese Shark Tank.

We have created an online platform, www.patient-innovation.com, aimed at facilitating the sharing of solutions developed by patients and caregivers.

In 4 years, over 1600 innovations were submitted (and about 850 were “screened” and approved by our medical team) from a community of 60.000 patients/caregivers from the 5 continents. Patient Innovation has been named Non-profit Startup of the Year and recognized by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for its contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Building upon Patient Innovation, we are now creating a new platform to help patients/caregivers to improve technically their solutions and find a set of resources necessary to commercialize them, so more people can benefit from them. The ultimate aim of the is to empower patients and their caregivers to collaborate, co-create and innovate and create an ecosystem to facilitate patient innovation and entrepreneurship.

In this talk, I will explain how we build the “largest deal-flow of medtech in Europe” and provide several examples of innovations developed by patients.

Pedro Oliveira is Professor of Healthcare Innovation at Copenhagen Business School, Associate Professor at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics (Leave of Absence) and Academic Fellow at the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures.

He is the Founder and President of Patient Innovation (www.patient-innovation.com). At Católica-Lisbon he served as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Academic Director of the Lisbon MBA, and Director of the doctoral program in Technology Change and Entrepreneurship.

He was also an International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management. He received his Ph.D. in Operations, Technology and Innovation Management from the U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed additional advanced training at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

We move with roller-coaster speed through life. We work fast, we eat fast, we walk fast. We are always connected, always „on“. Fueled by technological progress and our high-speed culture, we feel that going fast is the ultimate path to success.

But is faster really always better? What price do we pay for our obsession with speed? This talk examines how our accelerated lifestyle and our need for instant gratification hinders our pursuit of happiness and success. The speech offers practical tools and guidelines that help us to escape the rat race and embrace our own pace.

David works as life- and personal development coach for high achievers. With his „Design your life“ coaching program David supports entrepreneurs, creative minds and inspiring personalities to reach their aspired level of success, personal fulfillment and peace of mind. With his inspirational hands-on speeches and workshops David helps companies on sustaining their employees’ peak performance while avoiding burnout and fluctuation.

We move with roller-coaster speed through life. We work fast, we eat fast, we walk fast. We are always connected, always „on“. Fueled by technological progress and our high-speed culture, we feel that going fast is the ultimate path to success.

But is faster really always better? What price do we pay for our obsession with speed? This talk examines how our accelerated lifestyle and our need for instant gratification hinders our pursuit of happiness and success. The speech offers practical tools and guidelines that help us to escape the rat race and embrace our own pace.

David works as life- and personal development coach for high achievers. With his „Design your life“ coaching program David supports entrepreneurs, creative minds and inspiring personalities to reach their aspired level of success, personal fulfillment and peace of mind. With his inspirational hands-on speeches and workshops David helps companies on sustaining their employees’ peak performance while avoiding burnout and fluctuation.

From the day you are born you are faced with one certain inevitability: your own mortality. As such, health is a pervasive topic that should interest all of society. Access to healthcare, increased longevity and overall quality of life have never been so high. Also, technologies for collecting and analyzing biological data are exploding.

Consequently, we are at the advent of personalized medicine and the possibilities are very exciting. Since we are all unique and custom-built, optimal treatments should be customized and targeted. Today technological advancements make it possible to imagine a world of personalized healthcare. Therefore it is quite possible that many of us will live well past the age of 100.

Joana is a professor at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics specializing in digital marketing, digital transformation and strategy. She is the Director of the Digital Business Initiative at Católica-Lisbon in the area of Marketing.

Formerly, Joana worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of business development and strategic marketing. For the past 8 years, Joana has dedicated her career as a lecturer and consultant in diverse sectors such as healthcare, retail, telco, energy, mobility, and hospitality (among others). Her work focuses mainly on the impact of new technology is having on businesses, consumers, and society at large.

Tech-enabled change will kill jobs and truly transform our socio-econ paradigm. This talk is about looking out towards the horizon and reflecting on the big change that is coming our way as well as considering the emotional response to it.

The second part is about inviting the audience to consider a shift from the fear of becoming job-less to embracing the opportunity of becoming job-free to explore our passions, simplify our lives and improving the quality of our own life and that of our communities.

Daniele dell’Erba is an international, change management consultant, coach, trainer, author and lecturer, who has been helping people and organizations deal with change since 1998.

He is a specialist in behavioral and cultural change as well as customer experience and sales force effectiveness. He teaches Change Management at the LisbonMBA as well as other related ‘soft’ (quickly becoming ‘core’) disciplines for Masters and Executive Education programs at the Portuguese Catholic University School of Business and Economics.

Tech-enabled change will kill jobs and truly transform our socio-econ paradigm. This talk is about looking out towards the horizon and reflecting on the big change that is coming our way as well as considering the emotional response to it.

The second part is about inviting the audience to consider a shift from the fear of becoming job-less to embracing the opportunity of becoming job-free to explore our passions, simplify our lives and improving the quality of our own life and that of our communities.

Daniele dell’Erba is an international, change management consultant, coach, trainer, author and lecturer, who has been helping people and organizations deal with change since 1998.

He is a specialist in behavioral and cultural change as well as customer experience and sales force effectiveness. He teaches Change Management at the LisbonMBA as well as other related ‘soft’ (quickly becoming ‘core’) disciplines for Masters and Executive Education programs at the Portuguese Catholic University School of Business and Economics.

How many times have you heard “Yes, I had this great idea but didn’t pursue it further”? Everyone has ideas and dreams but few make it to reality because setting up a business seems like an art that requires profound experience.

Business model patterns can help to demystify this art and allow everyone to realise their dreams. Patterns are already used in architecture or psychology but have a surprisingly small role in business. In this talk I will explain how patterns can be used in business by everyone, how patterns will empower the startup process, and ultimately how they will lead to a new approach to innovation.

René Bohnsack is the director of the Smart City Innovation Lab, professor for strategy and innovation at Católica Lisbon, and avid entrepreneur. René’s mission is to empower businesses to create wellbeing in urban areas via digital technologies, novel business models and to live by sustainable values.

His research focuses on business models, smart cities and digital innovation and has been published in world leading journals in this field. Recently, he has focused on the emerging stream of business model pattern research via studies and the platform www.smartbusinessmodeler.com

Have you ever stopped for a minute and asked yourself “what is a sport”? What makes millions of people every year sell out stadiums? Why does sport unite people?

Have you ever thought that a video game could achieve these same things? That they might be a new form of sport? That sooner or later your country could be the Olympic champion of something played on a computer?

We live in a constantly changing world and the world of sport is no exception. Sports events have changed over the decades, adapting to the reality of their time. And today’s reality is increasingly digital. This talk aims to raise awareness of the disruptive eSports industry and its implications on sports entertainment.

Martim Portugal Ramôa is 21 years old and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management. Born and raised in Alentejo, Portugal he has been a fan of the Olympic Games since he was seven years old. And, after living in Greece to get in touch with the history and culture of the birthplace of this event, he was nominated Olympic Young Change-Maker for Portugal, in which function he currently represents his country at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

In this past year, he has been working closely with the International and Portuguese Olympic Committees, in order to prepare the Portuguese Mission to the event. Within this cooperation, he has kept a watchful eye on eSports and the Olympic debate surrounding them. He considers this industry to be extremely disruptive and wishes to raise awareness regarding this phenomenon.

Have you ever stopped for a minute and asked yourself “what is a sport”? What makes millions of people every year sell out stadiums? Why does sport unite people?

Have you ever thought that a video game could achieve these same things? That they might be a new form of sport? That sooner or later your country could be the Olympic champion of something played on a computer?

We live in a constantly changing world and the world of sport is no exception. Sports events have changed over the decades, adapting to the reality of their time. And today’s reality is increasingly digital. This talk aims to raise awareness of the disruptive eSports industry and its implications on sports entertainment.

Martim Portugal Ramôa is 21 years old and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management. Born and raised in Alentejo, Portugal he has been a fan of the Olympic Games since he was seven years old. And, after living in Greece to get in touch with the history and culture of the birthplace of this event, he was nominated Olympic Young Change-Maker for Portugal, in which function he currently represents his country at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

In this past year, he has been working closely with the International and Portuguese Olympic Committees, in order to prepare the Portuguese Mission to the event. Within this cooperation, he has kept a watchful eye on eSports and the Olympic debate surrounding them. He considers this industry to be extremely disruptive and wishes to raise awareness regarding this phenomenon.

Linda Pereira is the senior partner and CEO of the L&I Communications Group. In addition to her long and respected career as one of the most influential voices in the Meeting Industry, she is also Executive Director of CPL Meetings & Events and Executive Director and Co-Founder of Spring Up Europe.

Respected internationally as a speaker, writer and as an educator, she has been an invited speaker in over 143 cities and all continents. She is also the only female ever to be invited by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a keynote speaker at a national event.

She is internationally known as the Destination Diva for her work as expert bidder and is a feared competitor. She is often contracted by a variety of destinations to present bids on their behalf. In the present time, she is special advisor to Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP) for Gender Parity and Special Advisory to the Minister for the Economy of Cape Verde.

She has played an active role in many major events and bids for world events. She has worked on the major events which marked the last 30 years from EXPO ’98, EURO 2004, World Stage Fencing Championship and various EU Presidencies among others.

She is also an invited lecturer at three different international Universities where she lectures strategic meetings management. She is recognized for her efficiency and professionalism and thinking outside the box. She is absolutely passionate about associations and sits on a variety of international association boards herself. Linda is also a consultant to a variety of international Governments and associations.

Sébastien enables change-makers to create the world of tomorrow by developing their skills, communication, and strategy. He recently founded the Superhero Tribe to gather the like-minded people in social events, retreats, and experiences. The Tribe allows the participants to grow both individually and collectively, in a fun and challenging environment.

Besides his endeavor of creating a Superhero Tribe, Sébastien also speaks 12 languages and he has done 3 TEDx Talks (his first one has over 200,000 views!).

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