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Ricardo (4s): Hello, everyone. Welcome to the five minutes PM Podcast today, a special podcast. Directly from Arusha, she got in Tanzania from TED almost all of you. If not all you had at some point in your life, watch a TedTalk that short five to 15 minutes. Talk about the specific topic. Usually very creative presentations. And I have for the first time, the opportunity to come here to see a Ted stands for that and technology, entertainment and design. And one of the great things about this conference is that you will watch probably around 70 or maybe even more presentations from absolutely our kinds of topics.
Ricardo (46s): So for example, the use of photography to create awareness of teenagers, pregnancy, and low-income communities at the same time, something like 10 minutes after you see another presentation of someone talking about the use of AI artificial intelligence to make diagnose, of cancer in the mouth by using a DSL camera. So what they did, they did this scanning and they took the photos. And based on that, they built a huge database of patterns that you can find in the photo that can suggest cancer and they are using this.
Ricardo (1m 26s): And this cost one, two, 3% of the normally high cost of the diagnosis. So this was just to give you some taste of the difference. So at the same time, we saw people like Pierre Thiam the chef. Pierre Thiam talking about the use of fonio. Fonio is a serial that grows in the Sahel area for those who do not know where Sahel area is, it's basically the area covered by the Sahara desert. That comes from Senegal, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso. And this grain is very popular.
Ricardo (2m 9s): And this grain has a very strong nutrient, very high level of nutrients. It does not require too much care. It does not require water is a simple cultivation process. So he was talking about the use of this Fonio as a partner to help on the food supply and also to give a better food intake globally. So this is just to give you a couple of examples, but you know, at the same time you have a painter talking about how he represents the portrait of the African society. In the next minute, you talk about the doctor talking about the race of HIV in the Philippines. So it's a very intense community and very diverse community.
Ricardo (2m 50s): I had the chance today to give a workshop here for a part of the group about what we are doing, and aiming to do with Brightline and Brightline aims to exactly connect that idea. What we call strategy design, what is it on paper to reality it, and we did a workshop to help them, because of course, one of the things that asked with my background on operations and project management, I was always listening to the idea's and say, how do we implement that? How do we transform? Because an idea is just an idea. If it's on paper, the real challenge for me that is not as sexy as creating the idea is to transform it into reality.
Ricardo (3m 34s): And this is a very, very big thing. And we did that. And one of the cases we studied to do that was the Fonio. So we tried to understand what kind of capability do we need to have in place to transform this idea into reality. So which kind of behaviour, which kind of environment do we need to create to make Fonio, a fully commercial available product? So it was a very great discussion and for me, it was a unique opportunity because for one of the first times I had such a diverse group, you know, I was not talking and guiding people that have the same behaviour I was talking to an extremely, heterogeneous group of entrepreneurs of artists.
Ricardo (4m 17s): So it was very enlightening for me to have the opportunity to talk a little bit about this connection that relates directly to project management. And you may ask me why I'm recording this podcast because I know that many of you do not have the opportunity to be here. And I was fortunate enough to be here and share this with you. And you may ask me, and what value do you see on coming to this? The first thing is and I recorded several times in my podcast, is that. The first thing it's, we need to open our minds. It doesn't matter if you are a project manager or an operational manager or a strategic guy or girl, we need to understand that we need to open because this diversity and embracing this diversity, is what brings value.
Ricardo (5m 8s): I love to talk to people that are so different from me because they give me a different perspective of what life and what work is. And this helped me to make my own decisions to guide the projects I'm leading towards, where I want them to go. So you need, so every time that I see people, so phrasing in and trying to say, Oh, we need to create a, a, a white or black or a male or a female community. And this is not, of course in the value immoral, but this is also extremely inefficient because diversity is what I bring creativity, new ideas, new ways of facing the scope.
Ricardo (5m 47s): You have no idea. I cannot sleep. Why? Because I saw so many great ideas that, you know, you feel anxious to make things happen in, in a very different way. So this is something that you need to do. And look, if you have time to read more diverse things, attend different conferences, go to a cinema conference attend different things, because this will improve your full knowledge and you will make you a better professional and a more responsible human being. Think about that and see you next week. With another five minutes PM Podcast.