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The Boston Consulting Group

October 10, 2013 23:00 ET

BCG Collaborates With TED to Explore Game-Changing Ways to Transform Business and Society in the Firm's Fiftieth Year

The Boston Consulting Group Invites Business and Community Leaders From Across Asia to Share Insights on Leadership in an Era of Rapid Global Change

SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2013) - As part of its fiftieth anniversary celebration, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world's leading management consulting firms, has partnered with TED, the influential nonprofit dedicated to "Ideas Worth Spreading." Together, BCG and TED are hosting TED@BCG, a series of TED-style talks during which global leaders and experts explore breakthrough ideas to drive positive, effective transformation of business and society in an age of accelerating change.

The first TED@BCG event, titled "The Shape of Change," was held today at the School of the Arts in Singapore and featured notable speakers such as Janmejaya K. Sinha, chairman of the Asia-Pacific region at BCG; Harish Manwani, chief operating officer at Unilever; Charles Robertson, global chief economist and head of macro-strategy at Renaissance Capital; and Tan Su Shan, managing director and group head of consumer banking and wealth management at DBS.

During the event, speakers shared their visions of how companies and organizations can best embrace and take advantage of the complexities and challenges of the economic and business environment in Asia. The first session was dedicated to talks on exploring the seismic shifts taking place in Asia, including in-depth looks at Japan's resilience and recovery, the rise of the Chinese middle class, and the secret of South Korean conglomerates' success. The second session took a wider look at the changes in the Asian landscape and featured talks that provided fresh perspectives on these changes. Notably, the speakers shared ideas on how to sustain Asia's progress and recommended holistic approaches to navigate the future.

The program also included a series of roundtable discussions with business and government leaders that were hosted by BCG experts. These focused on a wide range of topics, including twenty-first century leadership, thriving in a world of discontinuities, learning from the world's most innovative companies, and transforming go-to-market strategies in emerging markets. 

"In every country, there are curious souls who are excited by the power of ideas and of making things happen. They want to learn, grow, and be a part of shaping the future for generations to come. BCG is proud to partner with TED and jointly curate ideas through today's series of talks, giving leaders a platform from which to take these ideas and inspire minds, embrace change, and ultimately shape a better world," said BCG's Janmejaya K. Sinha.

A second TED@BCG will take place on October 30 in San Francisco and will focus on the topic of "Reinventing the Rules." Content from these talks will be available on BCG's and TED's YouTube channels and will be supported by a digital campaign on TED.com and TED mobile platforms.

"TED is pleased to work together with BCG to drive discussion on fundamental management issues. The ideas expressed through the 13 talks at today's event provide inspiration and serve as a compass for leaders set on transforming the fortunes of business and society," said Ronda Carnegie, TED's head of global partnerships.

The TED@BCG initiative is one of a series of BCG partnerships exploring the theme of Game Changing. In addition to TED, partners include renowned content organizations such as the Financial Times, photographic cooperative agency Magnum Photos, and designers Kram/Weisshaar. The TED@BCG event in Singapore was accompanied by an exhibition curated exclusively for BCG by leading British photographer Martin Parr of Magnum Photos and designed by the renowned Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram. It presented a visceral, experiential snapshot of the world at a moment of intense change.

To arrange an interview, please contact Gu li at +86 139 1671 6790, or gu.li@bcg.com, or contact Yi Shi Ho at +65 6494 1570, or yishi.ho@edelman.com.

About The Boston Consulting Group
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About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Isabel Allende. The TED2014 Conference will take place next spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler.

TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; 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.

The BCG Game Changing Program
For 50 years, The Boston Consulting Group has been helping leaders anticipate and respond to a changing world. Today, radical shifts in the global economy and a relentless rise in uncertainty have altered the competitive landscape. To help leaders capitalize on the emerging opportunities, we have condensed the results of our experience with companies and governments around the world into a series of publications devoted to five important requirements for success: the growth imperative, the fitness factor, the adaptive mindset, the two sides of connectivity, and the perpetuity principle. For organizations to own the future, they must change their game. BCG can help you master this challenge.

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    Gu li
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    Gu.li@bcg.com