Mark Anderson

TEDxUNYP Licensee & Organizer

Mark is a Marketing Executive with a record of success in strategic marketing & communications delivering consistent results in expanding revenue and profitability. His focus is organic digital and content marketing focused on targeting and engaging with a lead-rich audience for international brands. Strong experience throughout CEE (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania), Baltics, CIS, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Amit Grinvald

TEDxUNYP Co-Organizer

Having lived in Israel, Thailand, England, China, Austria and the Czech Republic, Amit is a multicultural business graduate currently involved in the startup industry. His international experience has contributed to his interest in learning about different cultures and languages and working on projects with a global impact. Whilst presiding over the student council of the University of New York in Prague, Amit initiated the first TEDxUNYP and has kept his involvement with the event after graduation.

Mathias Durand

Head of Curation

Mathias is a public speaker for, a coach, and learning leader. After many years in coaching international sales, Mathias believes that human interactions are the key skills to learn in order to improve life and work all together. He has delivered many conferences all around the world, helped to promote Peter Ludwig's best-selling book "The End of Procrastination," and trained companies and entrepreneurs on soft skills.

Danai Baouraki

TEDxUNYP Partnerships Manager

Danai works as an Admission Advisor at UNYP. Before joining UNYP she spent a few years working as a brand manager and consultant. She is a proud UNYP Alumna having graduated there with her Bachelors and Masters degrees. Danai was an active member of Model United Nations Society (MUNYP), where she took part in international debates and eventually running the club. Her passion for organizing has led her to help out with more events that UNYP hosts and therefore, came on board the TEDxUNYP team, where she is looking forward to contributing her skills all while gaining new experience and knowledge.

Sofiya Ogurtsova

Operations & Ticketing Manager

Sofiya is an Admission Advisor at the University of New York in Prague. Before joining UNYP, Sofiya spent six years as an event manager, and has years of experience as a relocation expert. Sofiya has great organization and communication skills developed in her career in customer facing positions. Her passionate enthusiasm for new challenges brought her to the TEDxUNYP team. 

Tom Scally

Production Manager

Following his TEDx talk in 2017, the "future of Augmented Reality in Business Education" became more of a reality through the unexpected COVID pandemic and lockdowns in 2020-22. Tom has continued to pursue his passion in this area through voluntary help, advice and support of global students to National Fire Services wishing to pursue a future with tech. He currently works in one of the big 3 software companies where he represents Customer Success Partnerships for major international firms

Joseph Petrila

Communications Manager

Joseph is a former TEDxUNYP attendee-turned-speaker who joined the organizing team in 2023 to lead general communications. With over four years of global event & marketing management experience, Joseph was struck by the magic of past TEDxUNYP editions and joined the team with immense enthusiasm to continue delivering stellar programmes. He was previously a Curator of Global Shapers Prague, where he managed a community NGO connected to the World Economic Forum with over 30 members and five wide-ranging volunteer projects making a difference in Prague.