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TEDxPortofSpain Behind the Talk

We will show snippets of one of our talks followed by a Q&A with the speaker.

Speaker: Arvinda Rampersad
Title: Money is Due for an Upgrade

Arvinda Rampersad explores how we might leverage new technologies to improve various aspects within our societies. He is fascinated with the question of how we in the global south can move from being net consumers of knowledge & innovation to net producers of the same. A staunch believer in the power of learning broadly, Arvinda has dabbled in multiple disciplines over the years. He was primarily a Math and Science student until the undergraduate level where he switched to a Business & Finance degree in search of new challenges. Subsequent to this, he completed an MSc. Entrepreneurship programme in the UK as part of his explorations into how we can organise ourselves and the way we work differently, to deal with this century’s unique challenges. His most recent foray has been in relearning how to code with a view to better understanding data analysis and manipulation.

Speaker: Carla Parris
Title: The Courage to Design Your Job

Carla Parris takes you along the bumpy journey when she ditched the black suit and trollied briefcase of Attorney at Law to find her way through a maze of job experiences and careers to establish her boutique Entertainment and Sports Law Practice. Her focus is on intellectual property in the creative sector where she is one of the few young, pioneers operating ahead of the curve.