Cecilia Tham – Predicting the Future
If you’ve ever wondered about what we’ll all be eating in 10-15 years time then this is the episode for you!
Our guest is Barcelona-based Cecilia Tham, a Social Technologist and Futurist. She happens to have the coolest day job working for Alpha, which is Telefonica’s innovation arm briefed to build moonshots to address some of society’s biggest problems, including the future of food.
Cecilia was raised in Macau, attended high school and Harvard university in the US, and then found herself in Spain having to start from scratch, language included. She describes herself as an entrepreneur by heart, a designer and biologist by training, and a maker for life.
On her journey to working at Alpha, she founded and co-founded 3 separate ventures including a Maker cafe, a co-working community, and a coding and tech academy for women.
We think you’ll find Cecilia’s life and career lessons really inspiring. In particular you’ll learn:
- How Cecilia’s former husband’s gift of a sewing machine first insulted her and then led to her uncovering a passion and her first entrepreneurial venture
- What ‘Trim Tabbing’ is and why it makes her more productive
- How Cecilia managed to turn her mindset around and be comfortable being different to everyone else in the room
- And…. how she and her colleagues are looking at future scenarios where you’ll be able to grow an entire meal, including meat and veg, with the one plant – yes you read that right – grow your dinner!
Enjoy this episode with the multi-talented and dynamic Cecilia Tham.
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