BCG Collaborates With TED to Explore Game-Changing Ways to Transform Business
and Society in the Firm's Fiftieth Year
The Boston Consulting Group Invites Business and Community Leaders
From Across Asia to Share Insights on Leadership in an Era of Rapid
SINGAPORE -- (Marketwired) -- 10/10/13 -- As part of its fiftieth
anniversary celebration, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of
the world's leading management consulting firms, has partnered with
TED, the influential nonprofit dedicated to "Ideas Worth Spreading."
Together, BCG and TED are hosting TED@BCG, a series of TED-style
talks during which global leaders and experts explore breakthrough
ideas to drive positive, effective transformation of business and
society in an age of accelerating change.
The first TED@BCG event, titled "The Shape of Change," was held today
at the School of the Arts in Singapore and featured notable speakers
such as Janmejaya K. Sinha, chairman of the Asia-Pacific region at
BCG; Harish Manwani, chief operating officer at Unilever; Charles
Robertson, global chief economist and head of macro-strategy at
Renaissance Capital; and Tan Su Shan, managing director and group
head of consumer banking and wealth management at DBS.
During the event, speakers shared their visions of how companies and
organizations can best embrace and take advantage of the complexities
and challenges of the economic and business environment in Asia. The
first session was dedicated to talks on exploring the seismic shifts
taking place in Asia, including in-depth looks at Japan's resilience
and recovery, the rise of the Chinese middle class, and the secret of
South Korean conglomerates' success. The second session took a wider
look at the changes in the Asian landscape and featured talks that
provided fresh perspectives on these changes. Notably, the speakers
shared ideas on how to sustain Asia's progress and recommended
holistic approaches to navigate the future.
The program also included a series of roundtable discussions with
business and government leaders that were hosted by BCG experts.
These focused on a wide range of topics, including twenty-first
century leadership, thriving in a world of discontinuities, learning
from the world's most innovative companies, and transforming
go-to-market strategies in emerging markets.
"In every country, there are curious souls who are excited by the
power of ideas and of making things happen. They want to learn, grow,
and be a part of shaping the future for generations to come. BCG is
proud to partner with TED and jointly curate ideas through today's
series of talks, giving leaders a platform from which to take these
ideas and inspire minds, embrace change, and ultimately shape a
better world," said BCG's Janmejaya K. Sinha.
A second TED@BCG will take place on October 30 in San Francisco and
will focus on the topic of "Reinventing the Rules." Content from
these talks will be available on BCG's and TED's YouTube channels and
will be supported by a digital campaign on TED.com and TED mobile
"TED is pleased to work together with BCG to drive discussion on
fundamental management issues. The ideas expressed through the 13
talks at today's event provide inspiration and serve as a compass for
leaders set on transforming the fortunes of business and society,"
said Ronda Carnegie, TED's head of global partnerships.
The TED@BCG initiative is one of a series of BCG partnerships
exploring the theme of Game Changing. In addition to TED, partners
include renowned content organizations such as the Financial Times,
photographic cooperative agency Magnum Photos, and designers
Kram/Weisshaar. The TED@BCG event in Singapore was accompanied by an
exhibition curated exclusively for BCG by leading British
photographer Martin Parr of Magnum Photos and designed by the
renowned Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram. It presented a visceral,
experiential snapshot of the world at a moment of intense change.
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Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30
years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with
multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the
world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a
diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available,
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Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,
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Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler.
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are
posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles
and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers
worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short
e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize,
where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get
help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports
individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style
events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping
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of their remarkable projects and activities.
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