Pegor Papazian is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia. Previously, Pegor was head of project development at the United States Agency for International Development. Prior to his position with USAID, he was Vice President of Strategy and Product Development at Prosum Inc., which was ranked among the United States’ top 200 fastest growing private companies by Inc500. Before joining Prosum’s founding team, Pegor was a founding partner at Design Technologies Consulting, a business simulation and geographic information systems company in Barcelona, Spain. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Beirut.
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.)