About TED, TEDx & TEDxSIBMBengaluru
TED is a non-profit organization which is devoted to ideas worth spreading and offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers. The idea is to male the voice of pure reason and radical thinking be made available to wider audience irrespective of where they fall on the map.
In spirit of idea’s worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
At TEDxSIBMBengaluru, we envision that our live speakers, talks, videos and interactions shall combine to spark profound discussions and inspire minds to usher in a world of possibilities. The driving force behind us is an amalgamation of the incessant intellectual curiosity and creative bend of the mind coupled with the ingenuous spirit of innovation. TEDxSIBMBengaluru has witnessed a transformation through the years. We have set precedence for some great talks and great thinkers.
The Theme - BEYOND IMAGINATION
"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return"
- Leonardo Da Vinci
Did you ever chase the moon along with the moving car, a swiftness impossible to match?
Did you ever dream of something even the edges of time cannot catch?
Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the beyond?
Is there a grating reality that you deeply want to abscond?
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against unknowns.
After all, the Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones!
This theme is a testament to all the imaginative people who have gone beyond and exercised their powerful influence over every act of sense, thought, and reason – over every idea, Impacting lives of others in their community or country, be it through social change or changes in Technology, Entertainment and Design.
Prakash Belawadi is an Indian theatre, flim, television and media personality, an activist and a journalist from Bangalore. He co-founded the centre for Film and Drama and launched the Suchitra School of Cinema and Dramatic Arts, both in Bangalore. He is well known for his roles in super hit Bollywood movies like Airlift, Madras Café and Talwar.
Maj Gen (Dr) G D Bakshi
Major General (Dr) Gagandeep Bakshi is a retired Indian army officer from the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles. He is a veteran of many skirmishes on the LoC and of counter-terrorist operations in J&K and Punjab. He was awarded the ‘Vishisht Seva Medal’ for commanding a battalion in operations in Kargil. He holds a Ph.d on ”Limited Wars in South Asia” from the University of Madras. He has published 24 books and over 110 papers on matters related to military and nonmilitary.
Saurav Ghosal, recipient of Arjuna Award, is a celebrated squash player of world ranking No. 15. He has numerous firsts to his credit, such as, first Indian to reach the Quarterfinals of the World Squash Championship, first Indian to be ranked junior World No. 1 and also the first to bag the junior National championship three years in a row.
Sameer Dhanrajani is a Global Business Leader at Cognizant Technology Solutions who pioneered the Customer risk and operatations analytics framework(CRO) at Cognizant Analytics. Mr. Dhanrajani holds the position of the advisor to the Telengana Government Council. He is also a distingunished member of the NASSCOM Analytics Special Interest Group, CII Knowledge Round Table and ASSOCHAM Digital Council.
Ehsaan Noorani from the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio is a famous music composer and a guitarist. Ehsaan is the first guitarist from India to be endorsed by Fender guitars and has a Squier signature model to his name. Some of his famous music compositions are in movies like Dil Chahta he ,My name is Khan, Wake Up Sid ,ZNMD, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and many more.
Milind Tulankar is one of the best Jaltarang players of India. He is the man behind the background scores for the BBC production film 'West is west' and the music director for the PALI film "PUNARUTTHAN". Having performed in over 10 countries, the “SURMANI” of Sursingar Sansad, Mumbai & Rajiv Gandhi Award 1999 are some of the awards he has received in recognition for his expertise.
Bindeshwar Pathak, “the spiritual grandson of Gandhi”, is a social reformer of contemporary India and the founder of the Sulabh International. Mayor of New York, Bill De Blasio, declared 14 April 2016 as DR. BINDESHWAR PATHAK DAY. He has received over 70 national and international awards including Padma Bhushan, Humanitarian Award of the New York Global Leaders Dialogue and Public Health Champions Awards by WHO.
Balaji Viswanathan is an Indian writer, author and entrepreneur. He is the most followed person on Quora. He has written more than 3480 answers and articles on Quora covering various topics. He has done MS in Comp Sci and he is an MBA from Babson College. He is also a recipient of multiple international awards on innovation. Currently he is the VP of Products at Invento. His articles have been published on Time, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Fortune, Newsweek, Venture Beat, Inc, and Business Insider.
Deepak Solanki is an entrepreneur and a technocrat who is passionate about creating new technology. He has worked with 3 startups in education and tech before eventually starting one of his own. Currently , he is designing a communication device which can transfer high speed data (upto 1 GBPS) through visible light called LiFi. He created several commercial products which include Traffic Light Down-Counters, Vehicle Tracking System, Home Automation System and so on
He is the Founder/CEO @ Tork Motorcycles. He is a mechanical engineer who has developed India’s fastest electric motorcycle. In the past, the team has proved its mettle on international circuits like Mecca of Electric Racing, The Isle of Man TT and TTXGP. He has spent a few years in china at Zongshen, a large Chinese two-wheeler manufacturer. Where he explored the scale of Zongshen’s operations for an electric motorcycle ecosystem which didn’t exist in India.
Sunaina was the part of Team NanoMADs, the 1st Indian Team to complete 18200km Mongol Rally, all the way from London to Mongolia, in an all Indian car Tata Nano Twist. 300+ competing teams, 13 countries, 48Days on the road , 5 mountain ranges , 3 river crossing, 1 massive desert , all for fundraising. Team NanoMADs made a difference to the lives of the 150 childrean in shelter Homes in India, for a year, in association with MAD , an Indian NGO.
Samit Choksi is the Co-founder of Thinkphi, a clean technology company innovating in sustainably engineered products. He worked closely on Product Development during his tenure at a large database technology company in the USA. Samit possesses degrees in Management and Computer science from Singapore and San Francisco and has filed several patents on multitier messaging technology for his most recent clean tech inventions.
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