Barry Palte highlights the historical and current complexities of money and its connection to power. He discusses his personal beginnings growing up in Zimbabwe during turbulent times and his education and work in advanced finance and global sectors. Barry advocates for a new system of money creation and allocation, emphasizing digitally connected communities of interest and weighted democracy as a means to address global challenges effectively. Barry is passionate about the health of our Planet and Humanity. He is a global investor in innovation and great teams, and a super connector with powerful global networks of like-minded people. He has been a global judge in the Extreme Tech Challenge and the UN World Food Forum’s Innovation Awards. He was previously Global Chairman of a network of licensed investment banks with member firms in USA, UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Japan, India, Brazil, China and Australia and has been an invited speaker at events in Davos around the World Economic Forum.
His philanthropic work includes assisting Aboriginal communities in Australia. His investment focus is particularly in deep technology in food / agriculture, health / wellness, circular economy and AI. His professional training includes advanced mathematics and finance, and he has been educated in science by the great inventors he has worked with. He is a dedicated yogi, meditator and dancer. His childhood included growing up in a Civil War and he is passionate about building bridges and changing the way capital is allocated globally to incorporate innovation, sustainability, heart and soul. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx