Featured Event: TEDxDetroit 2014

TEDxDetroit unveiled the list of speakers for the 6th annual ideas and innovation conference, and Altair is honored to be a part of it! Kevin Shinn of Altair Thinklabs will deliver a presentation about paralympian Blake Leeper and his quest for a better prosthetic running blade as he prepares to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  He will join an impressive list of the area’s leading creators, catalysts, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, designers, scientists, thinkers and doers. Their creative ideas, successes and thought leadership will be shared on September 30th at the beautiful Detroit Opera House, and more than 1,000 attendees are expected. 

“Every year, our mission is to secure speakers, performers and artists who have a deep connection to the city of Detroit and who have innovative ideas worth spreading,” said Charlie Wollborg, curator of TEDxDetroit and Chief Troublemaker of Curve Idea Accelerator. “And this year is no exception, we’ve selected a group of people who will continue to speak to the inspiration and spirit of Detroit.”

The speakers for this year are:

  • Stephen Goldner, CureLauncher
  • Devita Davison, Food Lab
  • James Ford Murphy, Pixar Animation Studios
  • Pashon Murray, Detroit Dirt
  • Dr. Ann Marie Sastry, Sakti3
  • Nate Aschenbach and David Arditti, GameStart
  • Samantha White, Shakespeare Detroit
  • Paul Armstrong, ChoreMonster
  • Brian Mulloy, Apigee
  • John Sauve, Artist – Man in the City
  • Leon LaBrecque, LJPR
  • Henry Balanon, Protean
  • Jorey Chernett, Intrinsic Medical Imaging
  • Zwena Gray, Kidpreneur
  • Dr. Joyce Lee, University of Michigan
  • Indrin Chetty, Henry Ford Health System
  • Jason Prater, Plex Systems
  • Claire Nelson, UIX
  • Debbie Mielewski, Ford Motor Company
  • Tunde Way, Lagos
  • Kevin Shinn, Altair
  • Andy Didorosi, Detroit Bus

Speakers’ biographies and further information will be shared daily through TEDxDetroit’s Facebook , Tumblr, and Twitter accounts. Register today, and get inspired!

Biba A. Bedi
Biba A. Bedi

About Biba A. Bedi

Biba has a background in business operations support functions of contract program management, human resources, key financial operations, marketing and communications. She joined Altair as a result of Altair’s acquisition of EMSS in 2014 and her current role of Director Corporate Communications and Client Relations includes management, coordination and production of the global Success Story pipeline, authoring success stories for HyperWorks®, content production support and author relations management for Altair Corporate magazine Concept to Reality (C2R), development of press releases, Altair newsletter A60 production, support integration and advancement of blog and social media strategy. She is the Corporate/Americas media POC, as well as presenter liaison for corporate technology conferences. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from St. Bede’s College (Himachal Pradesh University), in Shimla, India.