TEDxNITKSurathkal is the annual TEDx event held at National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal, currently in its second edition.
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2012
Time: 9 am onwards
Venue: Silver Jubilee Auditorium, NITK Surathkal
Theme: Teasing Every Dimension
Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis
These are some of the speakers for TEDxNITKSurathkal 2012
What is TED?
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading". Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the worlds leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[name] event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
What is TEDxNITKSurathkal?
TEDxNITKSurathkal aims to spread the TED spirit here. What could be a better audience than a crowd of young collegians, technically competent and ideologically sound, with the urge to do something for the better? With the theme "Teasing Every Dimension", TEDxNITKSurathkal will encompass a wide range of speakers enough to satisfy the palate of everyone.
TEDxNITKSurathkal 2011 was held on 30 October 2011 at NITK Surathkal to an audience of nearly 1500. With the mission of spreading the TED spirit on our campus, we did a remarkable job by having a line up of one of the finest speakers in their respective domains. We were featured in The Hindu after pulling off such a speactacular event.
Take a look at the some of the speakers of TEDxNITKSurathkal 2011
Take a look at what happened in the last edition. Link to Flikr.
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Coordinator & Event Manager
Shruti Seth was born on 18 December 1977.She did her schooling from Ashok Academy and graduated from St. Xavier's College, Bombay with a degree in Economics and Commerce.she hosted First day First show and Junglee Jukebox. She has acted in many serials such as Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand and Shararat (sitcom) with actress Farida Jalal. She is also seen in Rishta.com on Sony Entertainment Television. She has also hosted several seasons of Comedy Circus on Sony Channel.She is an Indian Entrepreneur running a company named "My Company" which provide event, marketing and promotional ideas and solutions to build business, expand clientele, generate revenue and create awareness about your product and services.
Mohandas Pai was the former CFO of Infosys where, he played a strategic role in transforming Infosys into one of the worlds most respected and widely known software services companies. He formulated the countrys first publicly articulated financial policy for the company. Mr.Pai has a keen interest in improving literacy across the country, mainly primary education. In 2000, he, along with others, founded the Akshaya Patra Foundation, Bangalore, to start a mid-day meal program for school children. founder of Dakshina Kannada Rationalist Association and has been its Secretary since 1976.
Kumaresh is the younger of the well-known duo of violin players Ganesh-Kumaresh, who are a part of the South India music fraternity (Carnatic music). They are best known as modern contemporary artists who have done lot of service to "Sastriya Sangitam". They are a dynamic duo of violinists, who have carved a niche for themselves in this era of great violinists. The brothers have gone deeper into the realm of the music and brought out a refreshingly original content and style for the instrument.
Sachin Jain Director - Fellowship Recruitment, Teach For India. Teach For India is an initiative encouraging outstanding college graduates and young professionals to commit two-years to teach full-time in under resourced schools and become lifelong leaders working from within various sectors toward the pursuit of equity in education.
Anoj Viswanathan is the co-founder and President of Milaap.org, the first online platform that enables anyone in the world lend to India's working poor. A graduate from National University of Singapore with a background in engineering and economics, he is also a founding member of the Microfinance Society in Singapore.
Rishikesha T. Krishnan is a Professor and Area Chairperson in the Corporate Strategy & Policy Area at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), India. Professor Krishnans book From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India, published in February 2010 received good reviews.
Bhavna Toor is currently Director of National Social Entrepreneurship Forum(NSEF) and VP Idiom Design. She gracefully straddles the three worlds of social enterprise, investment banking and glamour. Bhavna is a former Miss India New York, actress, model, dancer and TV anchor for the largest south Asian TV network in the US - Namaste America.
Sumit Dagar is an interaction designer, and makes sci-fi short films. He is more known for the Braille Phone Project, which is a haptic user interface based device for visually impaired users. Currently he is collaborating with IIT Delhi, Srishti School Bangalore and LV Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad to prototype this phone. He has been awarded with honours like Pride of National Institute of Design, 2009, Speaker at Braille Phone at TED 2011, California ,atInformation Design for Visually Impaired, Space-X, Vienna, 2010, also at Braille Phone at India HCI, IIT Bombay, 2009. He was honoured as TED Fellow 2011.
Gopal B Hosur is the IG, of Bangalore, and was actively involved in the anti-Veerappan operations. He has served as City Police Commissioner and also held the additional charge of the Inspector-General of Police. He was awarded the Presidential Police Medal of Gallantry on Independence Day, 2012 for his exemplary service as an IPS officer.
Twenty-one-year-old Gagan Agrawal is the Project Scientist of VYOM (meaning ‘sky’ in Sanskrit) , Asia’s first student designed Sounding Rocket Program. Agrawal, who has recently graduated from the IIST, is the youngest project scientist in Asia after the rocket launch. He is also the founder of Model Rocketry Workshop: Rocketeers India, a venture to promote aerospace outside classroom and reach students across India. He wants to promote research and development among the youth and the industry.
Vijay Krishna is the Director of Arghyam ,a Nonprofit organisation working in the domain of water technonology development and scaling. They work through partnerships to address the basic water needs of Indians who cannot get access to it easily- in a sustainable and equitable manner. Arghyam manages a portal dedicated to water issues in India: http://www.indiawaterportal.org, which the most comprehensive website on water in India. He has an abiding interest in social and development work and has been involved in informal ways in this kind of work for a long time. At Arghyam, Vijay has worked intensively on the India Water Portal from the launch in January 2007 onwards, and is currently its research director.
Freeman Murray is the co-founder of Jaaga- a community space in downtown Bangalore to serve the local arts and technology communities. An alternative space providing places for people to meet up, learn and share experiences with a focus on using digital technology in new ways, Jaaga is one of its kind in India. Freeman has worked for Sun Microsystems and has ran iAccelerator- an IIMA Initiative for an early stage technology incubator, for a year. He was also the Chief Scientist at Nanocast R&D and Excite@Home.Freeman is currently running a program at http://startupvillage.in to help first time entrepreneurs start successful internet companies.
Balaji Girisaballa's is the CEO of Yahoo! Entrepreneurship Network which builds relationships with start-ups, VCs, partners, academia, developers, and industry bodies. The Network group focuses on building an innovation culture, building business from concept to launch and scaling it globally and developing an ecosystem of partners, alliances and developers. Bala Girisaballa is an entrepreneur and a techno-business leader with global experience. He was the Co-founder of nineMotion which is a B2B portal to manage outsourcing relationships and Director of Product Strategy at Oracle Corporation. His expertise lies in varied fileds such as E-commerce, Security, Customer Relations, Product Strategy, Saas, consumer internet, start-ups, innovation, leadership and product management.
Arun Sharma, CEO of Mindworkzz: Arun Sharma needs little introduction. He is India's leading trainer and author for CAT/CSAT and aptitude tests in general. He has cracked CAT 11 times with several 99.99 percentile scores. A post graduate from the prestigious IIM, Bangalore (Class of 1995) Arun dedicated himself to the field of aptitude and personality training. In Mindworkzz, he is responsible for the Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation part of the training.
Social Entrepreneur, Director and founder of Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), Member, Task Force on Growth of IT, ITES & Electronics HW Manufacturing Industry, Ministry of Comm & IT, India,e-Content Expert for India for World Summit Award (WSA), Grand Jury Member and member of Board of Directors.
Director of Business Development at InVenture . Earlier, She worked in India as part of the organizing team of the Sankalp Forum, the largest platform to catalyze impact investments in Asia. Dasami has also created and led several HIV/AIDS awareness and advocacy campaigns in Canada and South Africa and initiated her own goal-setting program that aims to empower young women.
Vineeth VIncent is India's Biggest Beatboxer, with over 700 gigs to his credit and is also a TEDx fellow with TEDxBMS and TEDxTirupati being the TEDx conferences he attended in 2012 alone.
In 2011 he had the honour of directing 1246 participants to a Guinness World record and 2136 participants into the Limca Book of Records for the World's Largest Beatbox Ensemble.
He is also currently working with India's First Vocal Orchestra titled Voctronica an Initiative by Zomba (Sony Music) and the British Council. Voctronica is a property ideated by Shlomo (UK)
Vineeth also co founded a start up company based out of Bangalore called SideStepSolutions that creates unique art based properties.
Vighnesh Shivanand, a.k.a Brodha V is arguably one of India's very few Popular Rappers. Brodha V is also a part of the Indian Independent Hip Hop Group called Machas With Attitude (MWA) that has worked in over 40 South Indian Movies. His journey as a rapper started after he was adjudged 'The King of Rap' at an Underground Rap Tournament held at Bangalore, in 2008.
Apart from being a Rapper, Brodha V is also a Composer, Music Producer, Programmer, Sound Engineer and a Lyricist.
He set a new trend in Hip Hop Music, which combines Rap with Hindustani and Carnatic Vocals.
His single 'Aathma Raama' has won various awards all across the world in the Independent Music Circuit.
Brodha V, along with his group MWA, recently worked with Raghu Dixit and Yash Raj Films in the movie 'Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge' and performed rap vocals in the song called 'Dheaon Dheaon'.
His debut Music video 'On My Own' went on to receive over 1 Lakh views on YouTube, within 3 weeks of its release and has been aired frequently on Vh1 and MTV India.