The first of BIF’s Summit talks has debuted on TED.com. The first video–an amazing piece from BIF-5 storyteller Carne Ross–was featured today. This marks the official launch of BIF and TED’s new content-sharing partnership. TED has begun publishing select videos from BIF’s Innovation Story Studio archive and past BIF Summits on the TED.com website. TED is also the official on-line content partner for the 2010 BIF-6 Summit, held this year on September 15-16.
Carne was one of my favorite storytellers from the 2009 BIF-5 Summit. Take a few minutes to watch an inspiring talk about his career as a diplomat for the UK and his bold decision to resign over the misuse of intelligence in Iraq. In response to this experience, Carne created Independent Diplomat, the world’s first independent, not-for-profit diplomacy services organization.
As the BIF Summit online content partner, TED will select a subset of BIF Summit stories to syndicate through its TEDTalks web portal. TED will also select stories from past BIF Summits to run throughout the year. All of BIF’s video content is shared via BIF’s Innovation Story Studio, an online repository of hundreds of videos, podcasts, interviews and narrative stories about innovation from across the public and private sectors. All BIF-6 videos will be available on the BIF site immediately following the Summit.
“TED.com hosts over 700 amazing talk videos that have collectively been viewed some 250 million times — and we’re thrilled to add talks from BIF to the mix, through our content partnership program. The Business Innovation Factory Summit, with its focus on strong storytelling, just delivers great video. This content partnership was a natural choice for us,” says Emily McManus, editor of TED.com.
Watch Carne’s talk on TED.com