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Understanding innovation from the perspective and analysis of the "How" rather that the "What". Observations of how fundamental shifts are changing our society and why a new thinking is necessary to navigate this historic period.
Mohamed A. El-Erian, Ph.D., is CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO, a global investment management firm that manages more than $1.3 trillion of assets. A widely recognized thought leader, he is credited as being a co-creator of the post-global financial crisis concept "The New Normal," and was a foreseer of the impact of many political and natural events on the world economy. Mohamed was educated at Cambridge University and Oxford University. He spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund before moving to the private sector where he served as managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London before first joining PIMCO in 1999. In 2006-07, Mohamed was President and CEO of Harvard Management Company (HMC), the entity managing Harvard's endowment and other related assets, and has been a faculty member of the Harvard Business School.
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.