TED@DuPont

September 2019 | Philadelphia, USA
Photo credit: Ryan Lash/TED
 
 
 

Transformation starts with the spark
of something new.

In a day of talks and performances about transformation, speakers and performers from the DuPont community and beyond explored exciting developments in science and technology. From the chemistry of everyday life to innovations in food, “smart” clothing, and more, this inaugural TED@DuPont event unlocked institutional knowledge and showcased some of the best ideas from across the DuPont ecosystem. We’re excited to see how these insights will continue to spark transformation—and  ignite new ideas—all around the world.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The TED@DuPont Speakers

Camilla Arndal Andersen

Instead of asking them what they think, Camilla Arndal Andersen covers her subjects in sensors to reveal their unfiltered and subconscious response to food.

Camilla Arndal Andersen
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Tina Arrowood

By combining science, circular thinking and disruptive innovation, Tina Arrowood helps envision a world in which fresh river water is not scarce, but well-managed.

Tina Arrowood
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Janani Bhaskar

Jajani develops smart clothing technologies and is passionate about using the power of materials science to create high-impact products that will improve the quality of life globally.

Janani Bhaskar
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Andrew Ho

Andrew is a DuPont marketer who believes that better and more affordable technologies will help create a more diverse and inclusive society.

Andrew Ho
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Geert Van der Kraan

Geert is research scientist at DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business, responsible for the development of next-generation control strategies and biocide formulation testing, holding specific use in the oil and gas industry. 

Geert Van der Kraan
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Vicky Huang

Vicky works on the innovation and development of enzyme products in the Fabric & Household Care industry, focusing on translating biotechnology into product development and sustainable consumer solutions.

Vicky Huang
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Edward Paxton

Ed collaborates with DuPont’s customers to develop new polymer components for aircraft and aero-engines. Among other things, he is interested in how the exceptionally high standards of aviation safety are achieved and how they can be applied to other aspects of life.

Edward Paxton
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Lori Gottlieb

Our guest speaker, Lori Gottlieb is a natural storyteller - and no wonder. She has crafted stories for film and television series as a Hollywood executive, delved deep into her subjects' stories as a nationally recognized journalist.

Lori Gottlieb
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Live in the N:OW
On September 12, 2019 the Fillmore Theater in Philadelphia was transformed into a TED@DuPont experience, to help tell our story in a new way. While our presenters were transformed into TED speakers,  hundreds of attendees explored their own ideas of creativy and transformation with interactive exhibits, culinary surprises and of course, those famous red letters!