TEDxZurich is organized by a group of people who are passionate about the concept and about inspiring ideas.
Nicolas Blanchard, Strategic Initiatives. An entrepreneur with a background in web development, marketing and corporate communication, Nico is currently Head of Marketing at Appway. Previously, Nico co-founded cookits, where he spearheaded the company’s marketing and business development strategies. He holds a degree in Marketing and Communication from Lucerne University and Crisis Communication from ZHAW. In his spare time, Nico loves to travel and is passionate about cooking. He occasionally twitters as @nblanchard.
Ferhat Guezlane, Participants. Ferhat is a financial analyst at Partners Group. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Information System from HEC Lausanne, and an Engineer degree in computer science. He is an IT enthusiast, founded AJUG and is an AISEC as well as a Toastmaster member. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, discovering Switzerland, learning Swiss German, and night coding sessions whenever he cannot sleep. He twitters as @FGuezlane.
Tanja Lau, Communications. Tanja is a German-Italian globetrotter, currently working as senior consultant at Unic. She studied in Munich and Berkeley, co-founded start-ups in Madrid and Munich, and moved to Zurich in 2014 where she recently launched a crowdlearning project called All We Can Learn. You will most likely find her somewhere on the internet, on a mountain top or running in the woods while working on her ideas. She occasionally twitters as @tanjalau.
Daniela Luzanin, Speakers. Daniela is working as senior project manager in the digital communications team at ABB headquarters in Zurich. Before working for ABB, she has worked for Namics and for Google in Zurich. She is also co-founder of the online magazine The Inspirer and spends her spare time traveling, doing water sports like scuba diving, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She twitters as @dluzanin.
Oliver Mulle, Location, Finance and Legal. Oliver is working as Head of Fairs & Events at T-LINK, organizing Swiss Pavilions at international trade fairs worldwide. Before, he was based in London, working for a pharmaceuticals company in the finance department. In his spare time he enjoys swimming in the lake of Zurich, visiting art exhibitions and walking through Zurich to explore newly developed areas.
David Nydegger, Head of Committee. David currently works as as head of product at zkipster, a startup company that develops and markets an innovative event and guest list management solution of the same name. Before, he co-founded Localina, an online reservation software for restaurants, which was acquired by local.ch in 2012. Besides his passion for all sorts of internet based business models, David likes to play the piano, loves cooking and is an avid cyclist. He occasionally twitters as @dnydegger.
Ralf Soboczinski, Head of Production. Ralf works as a Head of Technology at Eventrix, a small but well-known event technology and production provider. Ralf engages himself in event planning and integrates modern technologies in IT, streaming, and recording. Ralf finds himself repeatedly in the curious corners of our world, where he takes his time to explore the countries and their people. Outside of business hours, Ralf drives long motorbike tours with his friends, and educates himself and others and takes passionate photos of ordinary life.
Eva-Maria Spreitzer, Partnerships. Eva is currently working as a consultant for Namics, where she focuses on organizational transformation and digital marketing topics. Prior to that, she worked for Bain & Company in the Marketing and Communication departement and for a strategic communication agency. She loves traveling and connecting people with ideas. She practices yoga, adores cats and is interested in photography. She twitters as @deevamaria.
Tanya König, Event Host. In addition to her journalism diploma from Ringier School, Tanya further satisfies her intellectual prowess by studying Sinology, Film, and Political Science at the University of Zurich. She has worked for Ringier and SRF as a reporter, multimedia editor, and show host. To top it off, she funds her wanderlust working as a flight attendant, a job that continually adds perspective to her worldview. Find her on Twitter as @tanyayuan.