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TEDxSanJoseCA 2012 - Jim Fruchterman --Social Change at Scale -- That's Innovation!

Jim Fruchterman is a former rocket scientist who founded two leading optical character recognition companies and has since developed successful social enterprises. His life focus has been in using the power of technology to serve humanity and in particular, people with disabilities. Today, Fruchterman runs Benetech, a nonprofit organization that develops technology for education, human rights and environmental conservation communities. He is a MacArthur Fellow and has received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. www.fruchterman.org In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, Where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (*Subject to certain rules and regulations.
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