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As Jay Walder explains, our only chance at combating uniquely 21st century existential threats, like our climate crisis, is to step away from incrementalism and take the massive leaps forward we need. Jay places transportation at the heart of this fundamental change and makes a case to move people and goods, further, faster, and more sustainably with hyperloop. Jay Walder is the Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Hyperloop One, leading the team making hyperloop a reality. Mr. Walder has led the biggest and most complex transportation systems in the world, previously serving as Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, CEO of the MTR Corporation in Hong Kong, and Managing Director of Transport for London.
Most recently, he ran Motivate, the global leader in bike share, before its sale to Lyft. Mr. Walder was also a Partner at McKinsey, where he led the Global Infrastructure Practice for the well-known consulting firm and a Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 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