Ted@BCG 2019: Unlocking human potential

TED@BCG Mumbai—2019

Humans are creatures of profound potential. But how do we access the intelligence, imagination, and invention we need to solve business and society’s greatest challenges? How do we hack away at the structures and complacency that hold us back from turning potential into reality? To succeed in the next decade, and beyond, we can’t simply optimize what we know. We need to continuously learn. We must engage with ideas from distributed and diverse sources of information. In the face of constant change, we must unlock our full potential—human, technological, and natural—to accomplish things we never thought possible.

On the Ground at TED@BCG 2019

The Opening of the 2019 TED@BCG Event

BCG's Rich Lesser and Alpesh Shah introduce the eighth TED@BCG event in Mumbai. Get ready to be inspired and energized about your next idea.

Insight into the 2019 TED@BCG event

Seema Bansal, a past TED speaker, sits down with Briar Goldberg, TED director of speaker coaching, to anticipate the upcoming TED@BCG event: Unlock. This year's speakers will give insight into solution-driven ideas connected to the issues we face today.

Watch the Talks

Management Lessons from Chinese Business and Philosophy

Management Lessons from Chinese Business and Philosophy

How Online Marketplaces Can Help Local Economies, Not Hurt Them

How Humans and AI Can Work Together to Create Better Businesses

How Supply Chain Transparency Can Help the Planet

To Challenge the Status Quo, Find a “Co-conspirator”

A Guide to Collaborative Leadership

Why I Draw With Robots

What If the World Used One Currency?

The Search for Truth in the Age of Social Media

The Power of Invisibility

A Netflix Model Can Make Medical Treatments More Affordable

Why Gender-Based Marketing Is Bad for Business

Lessons from Fungi on Markets and Economics

How Motivation Can Fix Public Systems

Speaker Lineup for TED@BCG Unlock

Our speakers will explore what it means to unlock human potential, examining this idea through the lenses of science, technology, social impact, media, business, and more.


Gaby Barrios | Partner & Associate Director, BCG Paris

Akiko Busch | Author, How to Disappear

Sougwen Chung | Artist & Researcher

Amane Dannouni | Partner, BCG Casablanca

Ipsita Dasgupta | Media and Sports Executive

Lorna Davis | Global Ambassador, B Corporation

Sylvain Duranton | Managing Director & Senior Partner, BCG Paris

Abhishek Gopalka | Managing Director & Partner, BCG New Delhi

Kavita Gupta | Visiting Scholar, Stanford University

Jean-Manuel Izaret | Managing Director & Senior Partner, BCG San Francisco

Toby Kiers | University Research Chair & Professor, VU Amsterdam

Chris Kutarna | Fellow, Oxford Martin School

Markus Mutz | CEO, OpenSC & Venture Architect Director, BCGDV

Fang Ruan | Managing Director & Partner, BCG Hong Kong


Dee MC | Rapper & Singer-Songwriter

Gingger Shankar | Musician, Composer, Activist

Pirashanna Thevarajah | Percussionist

Dans les coulisses de TED

Une journée dans la vie d’un conférencier TED

Assistez à une conversation entre Shalini Unnikrishnan et Michael Ringel du BCG : ils partagent leurs expériences en tant qu’anciens conférenciers TED et discutent de l’événement Reboot.

Préparation à une conférence TED

Découvrez ce qu’il faut faire pour se préparer à une conférence TED avec deux anciens de TED : Amy Rule, Senior Manager des relations extérieures du BCG, et Briar Goldberg, conférencier, coach et directeur pour TED.

Past TED@BCG Events

Explore the thoughts and perspectives from our most recent TED@BCG events in Toronto and Milan.

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In 2017, more than 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders gathered in Milan to explore the theme "Break the Mold."

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In 2018, speakers and leaders from around the world congregated in Toronto to “Reboot” and find a new definition for the bottom line.