TEDxUbud returns to Bali on Saturday, September 6th, 2014. The fourth edition will feature another amazing lineup of Indonesian and international entrepreneurs, designers, storytellers, and performers sharing their ideas with a curated audience of 300 at Fivelements. TEDxUbud and Ubud Now and Then will be showcasing the 2014 speakers over the next month with a sneak peek at what they will sharing on the TEDxUbud stage.

Today we are happy to introduce you to Nancy Margried and the one-and-only Cindy Gallop. Cindy is a two time TED speaker from New York who says that Ubud is one of her favorite places on earth. She reached out to us about speaking this year and we nearly fell off our chairs with the shock. We are also very pleased to have Nancy, a 2013 Google Innovator, in Ubud this year. Two brilliant additions to a stellar lineup.


Nancy Margried and her team from Batik Fractal create batik patterns with mathematical fractal formulas using jBatik Software. Her new approach to Indonesia’s traditional batik industry focuses on the application of technology to design batik patterns without leaving its traditional roots and methods. The innovation has spread to over a thousand traditional artisans in Indonesia and allowed them to combine technology with traditional batik to create modern batik designs, access new markets, enhance their creativity, and increase profits. Awarded a UNESCO Award of Excellence in 2008, Nancy was also named a Google Innovator in 2013.

Cindy Gallop is a graduate of Somerville College, Oxford, whose background is brandbuilding, marketing and advertising – she started up the US office of ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty in New York in 1998 and in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of the Year. She is the founder and CEO of www.IfWeRanTheWorld.com, co-action software launched in beta at TED 2010 and subsequently written up and taught as a Harvard Business School case study; and of www.makelovenotporn.com, launched at TED 2009. She and cofounders Corey Innis (CTO) and Oonie Chase (User Experience) launched https://www.makelovenotporn.tv/ in public beta in 2013. She acts as board advisor to a number of tech ventures, sits on the Women at NBCU Digital Advisory Board and consults on brand and business innovation for companies around the world, describing her consultancy approach as ‘I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business.’ BusinessInsider last year named her one of 15 Most Important Marketing Strategy Thinkers Today, alongside Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin, and recently cited her as number 33 on their list of 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter.


She has a reputation as a highly compelling and inspirational speaker at conferences and events around the world on a variety of topics: her talks on the future of advertising and marketing have been tweeted as: ‘The most brilliant speech on the future of advertising ever – not the usual buzzword-laden bullshit’; ‘Watching @cindygallop slice and dice the ad industry status quo like a ginsu knife. #purewin’; and ‘There must be a DeLorean parked outside, because Cindy Gallop is from the FUTURE!’ Pardeep Sall introduced her at InfluencerCon NYC as ‘Cindy Gallop is the truth Jack Nicholson told Tom Cruise he couldn’t handle.’ She published ‘Make Love Not Porn: Technology’s Hardcore Impact on Human Behavior’ as one of TED’s line of TEDBooks and is currently working on a book about her philosophy of life and business

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