Photos from the TED@IBM event in San Francisco

Yesterday the Riva team attended the TED@IBM event in San Francisco. And was it ever cool!

2015.10 - TED Event San Francisco 0067IBM executives, business partners, and customers filled every last seat of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts last night, because TED was in town! There was food and drink, 15 inspiring TED Talk presenters, and a wonderful live band. We have never been to an event where the subject matter is so diverse.

We got to hear Chieko Asakawa challenge thinking on visually impaired technology usage. (Chieko is a leader in advancing web usability including digital Braille and voice browsers. Japan awarded Chieko the 2013 Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon for her contributions to accessibility research.)

Nir Eyal, who teaches at the Stanford GSB, shared how companies create habit-forming technology.

Aaron Horowitz shared how he developed Jerry the Bear to help kids with diabetes combine play with health education. (Aaron holds a degree in mechatronics and user interaction design from Northwestern. He serves on Design for America’s advisory board.)

Kala Fleming, a scientist and thought leader on water management, discussed projects she is working on in Africa on smarter planet solutions for water, agriculture, and healthcare.

And the list continues…

We came away feeling inspired and empowered to continue our journey to become the world’s best integration platform for CRM and email systems.

If you get a chance to attend one of these live TED events, we highly recommend it. A warm thank-you to our friends at IBM for inviting us.

Photos from the TED@IBM event in San Francisco

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