What would the modern world be without color television, artificial hearts or concrete buildings? Not an easy place to imagine. What do these modern advancements have in common? They were all the brain children of Hispanic inventors. Each and every one of them have amazing stories of overcoming adversity to ultimately triumph and bring their creations to life.
I created this speech in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Why a speech or workshop about Hispanic Inventors and Creativity? It’s important to reflect on our past roots to appreciate the present and embrace our future. Creativity, combined with execution, are the most powerful forces in any enterprise and if you look around carefully, it’s everywhere.
There are many misconceptions around innovations, inventions and their relationship to creativity. Nothing comes from nothing. Inventors and innovators find their inspiration all around them based on previous works, learning, and concepts. The world today is so busy that it’s suppressing creative thought. Everyone has ideas. The successful execution of those ideas is what makes some people accomplish feats that transform humanity. These Hispanic inventors, many of which toiled in obscurity have incredible stories that are worth sharing.
Here are some of the inventors
- Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena – Invented an early color television transmission system
- Luis Von Ahn – Inventor of the anti-spam and web robot captcha
- Fernando Torres – Holder of 4 patents including one for Automatic Selection of Sim cards in mobile devices.
- Olga D. González-Sanabria – Invented an alkaline battery and became the highest ranking Hispanic at NASA.
- Victor Ochoa – Early Airplane Inventor and patented the electric brake used on trains.
- Dr. Ellen Ochoa – The first Hispanic woman to go to space, inventor of three optical research patents.
- Elena Nuñez – created a banana flavoring process and three additional patents.
- Julio C. Palmaz – Granted over 40 patents including the commonly used heart stent.
- Oscar Marty – Inventor of a modular system for casting reinforced concrete buildings on site.
And many others!
In this Hispanic Heritage keynote speech or workshop, Ariel Coro, a tech innovator engages your audience to learn about:
- What are the dots that connect all the successful inventors in history?
- The policies and attitudes that promote or squash inventions.
- What are some of the misconceptions around inventions and inventors?
- How EVERYONE can become more innovative.
- How to boost your creativity by changing the way you think about problems.
- What are some of the questions that inventors are constantly asking themselves?
These Hispanic men and women inventors were able to connect humanities, sciences with imagination, perseverance and a sense of duty to humankind to make our world a better place in big and small ways. Bring this interesting and fun-filled keynote or workshop today to your organization and supercharge the creative output of your teams.
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