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TED is a global platform devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.TED began in 1984 as a gathering place for innovators and leaders in the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design. 26 years later, TED has become a nexus for a global community of individuals who believe in the power of Ideas Worth Spreading.
TEDx is a locally organized event that focuses on individuals and innovation in various cities. Every week, in multiple cities, people are coming together to pursue ideas worth spreading.
THEME : BEAUTIFUL IDEAS ...an idea is a like a bud, that on blossoming gives fragnance of positive change. These ideas lie amongst us, they breathe in our city, and evolve from our culture. Bringing to you ideas from people belonging to a wide diaspora of fields,-perfoming arts, technology, education & design. Bringing ignited minds together in platform to share & experience the flavours of modern India.
Come lets celebrate the ideas at TEDX Deccan!
TED has always attracted the best of minds from all over the world. TEDxDeccan is no exception to this, with speakers coming from a wide diasporas of streams such as Media, Innovation, Music, Sports, Healthcare, Sustainability. At TEDxDeccan leaders from different streams and diverse parts of the nation will collaborate to share inspiring and beautiful ideas with a charged audience.
Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, widely known as JP, is the founder and president of Lok Satta Party and currently a Member of Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh. He is also a former Indian public administrator, a social reformer and a columnist. He is currently touring 12 cities in United States on his "Rejuvenate India" campaign. As an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) public servant, he served for 16 years in various capacities including District Collector and Secretary to both the Governor and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He quit IAS in 1996 to start Lok Satta Movement in Andhra Pradesh and Mumbai. This movement grew to 250,000 organizational members and achieved significant administrative and political reforms including constitutional amendments to eliminate defections, reduce the size of cabinet, Right to Information Act and disclosure of criminal records and assets by all candidates. He has also served in National Advisory Council, Vigilance Advisory Council and Second Administrative Reforms Commission constituted by Government of India. Lok Satta as a political party was launched in 2006.
Sujata Burla is a TV anchor, woman entrepreneur as well as initiating her own NGO ... there are no full stops for Sujata Burla. With a story behind her that cannot be described briefly, Sujata can only be looked up to as a beauty with brains and an example to be emulated by everyone of us, not only as a successful businesswoman and a media personbut also as a person with a heart of gold lending a helping hand to orphans with disabilities ... indeed, living up to her organisation's tagline, "Life beyond imagination.”
Mr. Jayesh Ranjan is Secretary of Tourism Department of government of Andhra Pradesh. He is All-India topper of IAS batch of 1992. He holds Masters Degree in Psychology from Delhi University and Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has done international consultancy assignments for institutions like the World Bank and UN-ESCAP. He has been working in Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) as Vice Chairman for 3 years. He has undertaken various rural assignments in different parts of the state for over 12 years, working in diverse sectors like Tribal Development, Natural Resources management, Poverty Alleviation and other related Social Sector Development. Jayesh Ranjan supports many social and charitable causes, and is on the Board of many organizations like APMAS, ML Jaisimha Sports Foundation, Hyderabad 10 K Foundation, Vijaya Foundation Trust, LSN Foundation, etc.
Williams Nkurunziza - is the high commissioner for THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA in India. Mr. Nkurunziza has held many leadership roles and was the first head of Rwanda Investment and Export Promotion Agency (RIEPA). RIEPA is now part of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB).
Republic of Rwanda is a unitary republic of central and eastern Africa. The Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) launched a civil war in 1990, which was followed by the 1994 Genocide, in which Hutu extremists killed an estimated 500,000 to 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The RPF ended the Genocide with a military victory.Rwanda's economy suffered heavily during the 1994 Genocide, but has since strengthened. Tourism is a fast-growing sector and is now the country's leading foreign exchange earner, the most popular activity being the tracking of mountain gorillas. Music and dance are an integral part of Rwandan culture.
Porus Munshi is the best selling author of the book “Making Breakthrough Innovation Happen – How 11 Indians Pulled Off the Impossible”. The book focuses on the mindsets and thinking patterns and behaviors that differentiate people who make Quantum Impact Happen and has been receiving tremendous reviews with Outlook Business, The Pioneer, Business Today all calling it a ‘Must Read’. He is a postgraduate in psychology, a lifelong student of martial arts from karate to boxing to Tai Chi, and was the author of a widely read column for The Hindu Business line titled ‘Work and You’. Human performance, impossible dreams and causes, and taking on challenges fascinate him. In his role over the past several years as an executive coach and innovation facilitator working with organizations and individuals both in India and abroad, Porus is known as someone who releases and unblocks the innate potential of people, so that they begin to conceptualize, innovate and achieve what they previously believed to be impossible. He triggers and facilitates innovation missions as well as works with top leadership teams helping them make shifts at a mindset level. In the process often helps re-design people’s lives.
Ravi Deshpande is one of the most prominent creative leaders in the advertising world. As Chairman he is at the helm of Contract India. As Chief Creative Officer he has led the agency to win over 600 creative awards. He has been honoured as Creative Professional of the Year, twice as Art Director of The Year. And for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Advertising Industry in India’. He has been on the jury of international awards such as Cannes, D&AD, The One Show, Adfest and Clio. He has crafted a theory “Grow Young” based on the belief that un-boxed ideas reverse the ageing process of brands making them younger and more desirable. He has been honoured as one of six living advertising legends in the last fifty years, in India. In his spare time paints, does photography and is working on a movie script.
Pradeep Kashyap known as the father of rural marketing in India worked for 17 years with 3 MNCs before opting out to serve the poor. In 1993 he started MART as a transparent, team based, non-hierarchical, flat organization based on ethical and spiritual principles. MART has emerged as India’s leading rural consultancy organisation. He has been Marketing Advisor to Ministry of Rural Development and has served on Prime Minister Office and Chief Minister Committees on rural development. He is a World Bank and United Nations consultant. He is a recipient of the Jamna Lal Bajaj Award 1991 for his outstanding contribution to rural development. His marketing career spans 40 years. He is President, Rural Marketing Association of India.
Dr. P. Raghu Ram, a highly skilled Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon from Hyderabad (India) is amongst the very few in the World to have acquired the prestigious FRCS from all four Royal Colleges in British Isles – FRCS (England), FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Glasgow) & FRCS (Ireland). Within a short span of time, he has made extraordinary contribution at empowering people in India about the importance of early detection of breast cancer through a number of unique & innovative initiatives. Equally, since 2007, he