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Thaniya Keereepart

Brooklyn, New York, United States
Head of Mobile + Platforms

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Thaniya currently heads up TED's media initiatives on mobile and connected devices. She is responsible for overall strategic direction, investment, product management, growth, and operations on all non web platforms owned and operated by TED. Thaniya joined TED in early 2010 where she created the product development team as well as spearheaded all mobile development efforts. She built a cross-disciplinary team of product professionals: managers, designers and researchers who work side by side engineers within the larger technology group. Her role eventually moved into running the business of TED on apps. Her passion lies in the intersection of human-computer interaction, design, and behavioral economics. Her work has been recognized by numerous awards, including Emmy, Peabody, Adobe MAX, Webby, and the National Design Award. She currently advises on specific projects for StoryCorps and sits on the mobile jury team for One Show Awards for creative advertising and the Webby. Prior to this, Thaniya was Director of Product Development at Major League Baseball Advanced Media, where she was primarily responsible for MLB's popular real-time game tracker, Gameday, as well as the award winning MLB.TV and other live game experience applications. Prior to joining TED's dynamic team she has assumed the roles of data engineer, front-end engineer as well as user experience designer for over 14 years working with many Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike. At TEDxPortland, she gave a talk on designing habits for diversity and inclusion in organisations. She is an avid surfer, snowboarder, and adventure traveler.

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Inside our rebuilt Android app, for TED’s next billion fans


Inside our rebuilt Android app, for TED’s next billion fans


Now we’ve completely rebuilt the TED Talks Android app to help our global audience search, find and watch talks in their local languages. The rebuilt-from-the-ground-up Android app works natively in 24 languages, so if your phone setting is in native Japanese, you’ll now get the full TED experience with a Japanese interface and more than 2,000 TED Talks subtitled in Japanese — and even multi-language search.