About the event

March 9, 2019

Sarajevo Youth Theatre

10AM - 6PM

Kulovića 8, Sarajevo 71000

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“Ideas create impact, but what creates ideas?”

The human brain is a truly fascinating device which is able to create on average 50.000 thoughts a day. Just imagine what ideas come out of that. The thinkers, the innovators, the artists and the entertainers all utilize their brain on ideas that can be ground breaking.

Brain Force One symbolises the potential thoughts and ideas represented across various areas and fields in the now ever more complex world full of routines and comfort zones.

At the 9th of March we aim to challenge the status quo and bring together all the truly sensational minds of today’s age.

Speakers

Maja Hadžiselimović

Maja Hadžiselimović

Experienced Robotics Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Skilled in developing human-robot applications, programming KUKA iiwa LBR, research and development of the first industrial exoskeleton, participating in several EU funded research projects. Actively sharing robotics & automation experience and motivating young people, especially girls, in B&H to take up robotics and IT.

Rešad Začina

Rešad Začina

Resad is a technology leader and startup specialist with 12 years of experience, part of 3 of the top 50 digital startups in Europe for 2016 (Google/McKinsey), namely: Fishbrain, Stylemarks (now Juniqe) & NAGA. Succeeded and failed in all major startup ecosystems in Europe: London, Stockholm, Berlin.

Ceco Gaković

Ceco Gaković

As a founder, CTO, BoD member and Advisor, Ceco has been part of many successful San Francisco Internet and mobile startups. Ceco and his teams have specialized on social networks and built web and mobile platforms for some of the world's largest brands like: U2.com, Madonna.com, NFL, NHL, NBA and alike. During his career Ceco has lived and worked in 10 countries on 4 continents. He is also a helicopter pilot, skipper, rock-climber, skier, diver, paraglider, and a jiu-jitsu veteran. He retired at the age of 35 and has since been dedicating his time to helping kick-of IOT (smart cities), Internet and mobile startups around the world.

Aleksandar Mastilović

Aleksandar Mastilović

Aleksandar Mastilovic is a researcher, businessman, and tech agitator. Aleksandar is currently employed as the Expert Advisor to the Director General of the Communications Regulatory Agency Bosnia and Herzegovina. He serves in the IEEE (The Insitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering), the biggest engineering organization in the world, in a few global executive boards and committees: IEEE Publications Services and Products Board, IEEE Conferences Committee, IEEE Young Professionals Committee, IEEE Platform Guidance Group, IEEE Internet of Things Standards Steering Committee.

Larisa Halilović

Larisa Halilović

Larisa Halilovic is an education expert, speaker and executive coach with over 20 years of experience in leadership, management and professional development. Over the course of her career, Larisa has led international teams and projects in Education and Digital Industry in eight countries of the world, including two global pilots: Blended Learning and Digital Cities. Larisa holds qualifications from Cambridge University, UK and Auckland University, New Zealand, in the area of Adult Education, Linguistics and Psychology.

Esin Pektas

Esin Pektas

Esin Pektas is a registered New York architect, a certified structural engineer in training, and an immigrant from Eastern Turkey. Her parents are from Malatya, the apricot capital of the world. A town of Turks, Kurds, Armenians, and Bektashis. With an ever-growing curiosity for science and buildings Esin grew up to become a building professional. She studied both architecture and engineering, and worked on projects in North America, Europe, and Asia. Esin’s practice focuses on skyscrapers and adaptive renovations specific to New York City’s unique historical and environmental context including commercial, residential, and institutional properties. A number of the buildings Esin worked on were those governed by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and The National Register of Historic Places.

Haris Jusović

Haris Jusović

Haris is a designer and influencer with a unique visual language. He breathes new life into common phrases and sayings and manages to turn everyday language, thoughts and ideas into original concepts. In doing so Haris creates genuinely funny visual experiences that inspire and make people laugh.

Tanja Magaš

Tanja Magaš

Specializing in commercializing data science products, Tanja Magaš leads a team at a diversified investment manager and one of the world’s largest algorithmic hedge funds and has over a decade of experience in financial services between New York, London and Dubai. Tanja is also the Chair of the John Weidner Foundation for Altruism, whose mission is to cultivate selfless and courageous action in the spirit of John Weidner and the Dutch-Paris Line. She holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School, an MA in International Relations from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Columbia University. She enjoys playing backgammon, working on startup ideas, boxing and traveling – having visited 59 countries to date.

Mirela Badurina

Mirela Badurina

Ph.D. Mirela Badurina, born in 1968 in Sarajevo, is an European certified gestalt psychotherapist and child and adolescent integrative psychotherapist. During the Sarajevo war, she stayed in Sarajevo and pursued projects aimed at salubrity of children’s soul through theatrical performances, participated in numerous psychodrama plays in the Sarajevo Children’s War Theater. She has organized many humanitarian activities for children of the besieged Sarajevo. For the last twenty-five years, through professional and academic development focusing on the preservation of the health and well-being of children and youth - she is the author and co-author of numerous scientific and professional papers, as well as, an exhibitor at numerous domestic and international congresses and conferences.

Andrej Jagar

Andrej Jagar

Starting his career as Character Animator in 2010 (Prime Time), then becoming Head of Animation Department in 2013, and finally creating the first Gaming Department in BiH. Andrej studied Animschool, where studens are tutored in the arts of Animation by industry finest who work in studios such as Dreamworks, Disney, Sony... He worked on first Bosnian 3D Feature Movie - Birds Like Us, then moved to Victoria Grande, Ragtag Adventurers and more than 50 Freelance Gaming projects. Currently he is working with a team of 30 Artists and Programmers on a game he’s been preparing for years - Wa The First Dream.

Chenyu Zheng

Chenyu Zheng

Chenyu Zheng is a best-selling author, lifestyle trailblazer and visual artist with over 300k followers in China. Her story and book 606 Days Without A Lease have inspired people of all age to explore different possibilities in life. She regularly shares insights about China’s consumer trends, Internet landscape, and sharing economy around the world. She has been a guest lecturer at Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu, and a speaker at Airbnb Open. Zheng graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. degree of Economics and studied abroad at Oxford University. Professionally, she has been a tech marketer and culture bridge who brought U.S. companies to China, including Whisper and Uber. In addition, she writes for leading tech and lifestyle publications and media outlets in China. Her lifestyle experiment to live in local people’s homes for 606 days have instilled courage and inspired a new way to travel for the emerging Chinese travelers.

Arundhati Katju

Arundhati Katju

Arundhati Katju practices law before the Supreme Court of India. Her criminal litigation practice addresses the intersection of criminal law, gender and sexuality, poverty, and constitutional rights. She has acted as a legal aid lawyer on behalf of the Delhi High Court in nearly 100 appellate cases, represented trafficking and child sexual abuse survivors, and defended LGBTQ rights activists and transgender persons, aside from representing the lead petitioners in Navtej Singh Johar and others v Union of India. Arundhati has taught at the National Law University, Delhi, and worked with India’s National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to draft India’s Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. She has also advised India’s leading public university and acted as a prosecutor for pollution regulators. Her writing has been published in the Times of India, Indian Express, Scroll.in, and constitutionnet.org.

Agenda

MARCH 9th, 2019. at the Sarajevo Youth Theatre

10:00-11:00

Registration

11:00-12:30

BLOCK #1 - Community Building

11:00 - Maja Hadžiselimović

What if your ideas could create impact?

11:20 - Rešad Začina

Why everybody matters

11:40 - Mirela Badurina

How is the community modeling us

12:00 - Arundhati Katju

Stories can change the law

12:30-13:15

Snack & Coffee Break

13:15-15:00

BLOCK #2 - Urban Development

13:15 - Larisa Halilović

Emotional Intelligence in an Artificial World

13:35 - Ceco Gaković

Who is the most phenomenal person alive?

13:55 - Aleksandar Mastilović

Smart Cities for Smart Society

14:15 - Tanja Magaš

No ordinary heroes

15:00-16:30

Lunch Break

16:30-18:00

BLOCK #3 - (Unusual) Design

16:30 - Esin Pektas

Bringing the Rainbow to Construction

16:50 - Haris Jusović

(Unusual) Design Thinking

17:10 - Chenyu Zheng

Designing your own life

17:30 - Andrej Jagar

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Exhibitions

Rubicon

Rubicon

Augmented Reality (AR) technology is the future of the furniture industry. RUBICON developed an Augmented Reality iOS application for Bosnian furniture brand Gazzda. AR Interior Design Gazzda allows you to virtually place furniture wherever you’d like making sure it fits perfectly. You can rotate, move and even change the materials and colours of the furniture. Shopping has just become stress free & enjoyable! Come chat with the creators behind the app to see how you can easily furnish your homespace through your mobile phone.

Schuco

Schuco

The virtual showroom allows the user to get acquainted in detail with the products of aluminum and steel door, window and facade systems. In addition, you can view detailed information and interactive presentations for each product or system, to “walk” in facilities (which has not yet been built) and to feel the real or virtual space in which it will have many possibilities. Visitors have a unique opportunity to look at the entire facade from the outside, open and close the doors and windows, and replace all this with other materials, right on the spot.

CGP

CGP

BUBA Robotic Hand was designed by CGP team in collaboration with the team of students. It is a 3D printed robotic arm that can be programmed to execute tasks from simpler to more complicated once. The robotic arm is a well-known machine in the robotic field that most people are familiar with. It can be used in a wide range of production as well as in the medical field. BUBA has been 3D printed, and there has been made a custom part which is a big and heavy round base on which the arm is located. The arm can move and it has IoT capabilities.

Leži Beg

Leži Beg

Aware of the fact that, in the life intense like ours, an extremely important part of the time is dedicated to yourself and things that make us happy, able to break in, think or simply relax, we decided to create furniture that fit perfectly into various styling combinations, provides unbelievable comfort and becomes a form of relaxation that you will think about throughout the day, and who will eventually wait for you when you come home. Hence the Leži Beg collection of armchairs, pillows and taboos, made in a stylized “bean bag” manner, from the materials of exceptional specifications in terms of quality and durability.

Imtec

Imtec

Imtec hosts a smart board exhibition. Smart Boards are a large, touch-controlled screen that works with a projector (either mounted or not) to provide users with a larger version of their computer screen. The SMART Board has a touch-controlled screen that works in conjunction with a projector and a computer. The projector puts the computer’s desktop image onto the interactive whiteboard, which acts as both a monitor and an input device. Users can write on the interactive whiteboard in digital ink or use a finger to control computer applications by pointing, clicking and dragging, just as with a desktop mouse. Buttons launch a popup keyboard and a right-mouse-click menu for more input options.

Mala škola

Mala škola

Idea coming soon.

Location

March 9, 2019

Sarajevo Youth Theatre

10AM - 6PM

Kulovića 8, Sarajevo 71000

Sponsors & partners

Main sponsor

Residence Inn Marriott SARAJEVO

Sponsors

ORACLEGRAWEASBISAlajaBBIUNDPSchucoMrvicaBLOWUPWalterMAK ZARACPUŚećerlamaMAUBIHVIVO STUDIOCoca ColaSikra Security

Partners

RevoltMailchimpKupikartuAskicaShutterstockLezi Beg

Media

ANTENAFBL

After party

Klub 1

About TEDxFerhadija

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks , or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxFerhadija, where x = independently organized TED event.

At our TEDxFerhadija event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.