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European Director of TED, the nonprofit organisation behind the TED and TEDGlobal conferences

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Bruno Giussani

European Director of TED, the nonprofit organisation behind the TED and TEDGlobal conferences

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Bruno Giussani is an idea curator, a writer and an expert on the social, political and economic impacts of technological innovation. He is the Global Curator of TED, a global nonprofit devoted to "Ideas worth spreading", after having been its European Director for ten years. 

Giussani is also a member of the Board of Tinext, a Swiss software company he co-founded. Through his firm, Giussani Group, he also advises corporations and public organisations. He is also the Chairman of the Geneva International Film Festival on Human Rights. 

Previously, for almost 20 years Giussani has held various editorial, reporting and contributing positions and written about current affairs and about technology and innovation for a number of publications in Europe and the U.S. including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal Europe, Il Sole-24Ore (Italy), L'Hebdo and Neue Zürcher Zeitung (both Switzerland), Libération (France) and more.

He was an executive at the World Economic Forum and a 2004 Knight Fellow at Stanford University. The European edition of Wired named him among the 100 most influent Europeans in technology and innovation (Wired 100). He is the author of several books, including Roam. Making Sense of the Wireless Internet.

Giussani has co-founded two Internet companies: Tinet, in 1995, the first Internet service provider in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland (then sold to Cablecom/NTL), and Tinext, in 2000, a software firm with offices in Switzerland, Italy and the UAE, of which he is Vice- Chairman. 

He was the Director of Innovation of the short-lived startup 3GMobile, an attempt to launch a new mobile telecom operator in Switzerland. From 2002-08 he was a member of the Board of Namics, the largest Swiss Internet consultancy. 

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