Sebastian Wernicke

There are over 1000 talks to watch on Watching all of these ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ would take several weeks, not to mention the damage to the economy. Inspired by none other than Ernest Hemingway and equipped with a budget of under $100, Sebastian Wernicke found a better way – or at least a shorter one…


Currently an Engagement Manager at Oliver Wyman, Sebastian Wernicke originally studied bioinformatics at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. During his time in academia, he devised an algorithm for analyzing biological networks that now aids researchers in dealing with their innate complexity. Before his career in statistics began, Wernicke worked stints as both a paramedic and successful short animated filmmaker. He’s also the author of the TEDPad app, an irreverent tool for creating an infinite number of “amazing and really bad and mostly completely meaningless talks.

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