Inspiring Tech Talks

WiTT’s October meeting featured a screening of selected presentations from TED, TED Global, and TEDx events that looked at how women use, influence, and create technology and technology-based solutions. We were back in the fantastic Cinema in the Courthouse Hotel.

The evening started with networking and welcome drinks in the hotel bar.

We then screened and discussed the following talks:

Simone Giertz: Why you should make useless things

 

Giada Gerboni: The incredible potential of flexible, soft robots

 

Jaron Lanier, How we need to remake the internet

 

Poppy Crum: Technology that knows what you’re feeling

 

Tamekia MizLadi Smith: How to train employees to have difficult conversations

 

https://www.ted.com/talks/tamekia_mizladi_smith_how_to_train_employees_to_have_difficult_conversations

 

Frances Frei: How to build (and rebuild) trust

https://www.ted.com/talks/frances_frei_how_to_build_and_rebuild_trust

 

And although we didn’t screen this talk, we’d also recommend taking a look at UK entrepreneur Jess Butcher’s TEDx talk, here: https://youtu.be/lgIgytWyo_A.