TEDxSPIT 2020

Breakthrough

26th
March '20

SPJIMR
Auditorium



Breakthrough


In Ancient Greece, the Muses were invoked by artists to serve as sources of inspiration for their work. Indeed, inspiration is what fuels our actions and provides a sense of purpose. TED as a society believes passionately in the power of an individual and her ideas to change the world. TEDxIITRoorkee2017: Mustering Muses aims to unleash our untapped potential and seeks to summon the very source of inspiration from within each of us.

TED is a global foundation devoted to the overall mission of “Ideas Worth Spreading”. It started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then, its scope has become ever broader. With its two annual conferences, video website TED.com, initiatives and community projects, TED is now a platform and a global movement focused on meaningful change through the power of ideas. Few notable TED Speakers are Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister GordonBrown.
To know more visit: www.TED.com
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “Ideas Worth Spreading” at local levels. These self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. TEDx events are open source, local and community-driven events that inspire innovation, thought leadership and visionary insight. A TEDx license is free to obtain.
We the students of Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, since 1995 have sought to bring knowledge to the most easily reachable sector of the surface for others. This year we have been honoured with a TEDx license which entitles us to host a TED talk where several influential and charismatic personalities will share their experience and showcase their knowledge. TEDxSPIT is organized by a group of enthusiastic engineers across various branches of study. The spirit of TED aligns closely with the main agenda of the core team, which is to foster the spirit of innovation and knowledge among the students of the campus. TEDxSPIT 2020 will be organized on the 26th of March, 2020 at the SPJIMR auditorium.

Previous Speakers



Kaam Bhaari

Ayush Mehra

Sumeet Vyas

Eisha Chopra

Kavish Sinha

Ameya Kanawade

Aakshaye Rathi

Ali Mustafa Shaikh

Vikas Gupta

Manish Advani

Nidhika Bahl

Rashi Mal

Swapan Rajdev

Mohsin Memon

Max Fernandes

Robin Chaurasiya



Sponsors & Partners



Our Team

Meet the core team for TEDxSPIT 2020.

Curator

Pulin Prabhu

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Licensee

Sahil Sheth

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Co-Curator

Romit Kankaria

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PR Head

Kareena Redij

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PR Head

Harsh Agarwal

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Finance Head

Raksha Jain

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Operations Head

Niharika Kadam

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Event Manager

Komal Koppaka

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Event Manager

Priyam Majithiya

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Anshu Mor

STANDUP COMEDIAN

India’s digital content spearhead and the brain behind Xbox 360 in India, Anshu Mor is the quintessential corporate turned comedian. Mor recently left corporate life to pursue his dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian. A lot of folks do that! Except they don't do it in their 40s and don't quit a job as head of Xbox to do it! Mor is also the Founder and CEO of Talking Mime, an 'Entertainment and Storytelling' Company focused on Original & Branded Digital Content Creation, Comedy Scriptwriting, Stand Up Comedy, Brand Consulting and Corporate Training (Art of Storytelling). Being an essential cog in the Microsoft wheel for 11 years, Anshu spearheaded the launch of Kinect for 360 and Xbox one in India.

Kashyap Deorah

ENTREPRENEUR

A serial entrepreneur and author for over 15 years, Kashyap Deorah is a man of versatile talents. Splitting his time between Silicon Valley and India, he has built the legacy of four companies that have gone on to become very successful. Being used to the nits and grits of the entrepreneurial game, he has also penned “The Golden tap: the inside story of hyper funded Indian startups”, providing a first-person account of Deorah's journey as an entrepreneur. Having started his first company Righthalf.com during his final year at IIT Bombay, is really a testament to his acute mind.With Righthalf’s successful acquisition, Deorah founded Chalo, a payments app which was acquired by OpenTable in 2013. Prior to that he founded Chaupaati, a phone commerce marketplace, sold to Future Group in 2010. He served Future Bazaar as president for over two years, which is just another feather in his stellar cap. Kashyap Deorah also the founder of his fourth startup, hyper Track, which has created software for tracking products or people across the globe.

Soumitra Bhatt

DESIGNER

Soumitra Bhat is a designer, entrepreneur and educator. He directs India's only postgraduate program teaching design-led innovation at Indian School of Design and Innovation (ISDI), an understanding of the multiple demands placed on today's designers, and a smattering of creative businesses all supposedly enabled by design discipline. He also leads India's first design-led startup accelerator at ISDI in partnership with Microsoft Ventures. A designer at heart, Soumitra believes in having designers as founders of multibillion-dollar companies, citing the gradual takeover of Silicon Valley by designers, striving in an effort to make this happen sooner.

Sushruthi Krishna

MODEL & ARCHITECT

Model, Architect, Classical Dancer and Social worker, Sushruthi Krishna is really the woman extraordinaire. She was crowned the 1st runner up of FBB Femina Miss India 2016 contest. Though an architect by heart, Sushruthi has created something evocative out of beauty pageants. Her dream project Anatta, aptly titled Beauty titled Beauty with a purpose, an endeavor to empower girl child by creating healthy education environment has garnered universal acclaim. Sushruthi’s contagious enthusiasm, unique perspective and unrelenting pursuit for universal girl child education just go on to show her multifaceted genius.

Vivek Agnihotri

MOVIE DIRECTOR

Vivek Agnihotri is an Avant-Garde Indian film producer, director, music producer and screenwriter. With a portfolio spawning a plethora of conventional and experimental genres, Agnihotri is touted as one of the bests in Indian Cinema. He is known for his unconventional techniques of filmmaking, which makes his creations stand out in the crowd of populist Bollywood movies. Vivek is credited to direct India's first mainstream football film (Dhana Dhan Goal) at a time when not many producers were investing in sports films in Bollywood. One of his most ambitious projects, “Buddha in a Traffic Jam” garnered universal acclaim from critics and viewers alike. The movie was an official entry in various international film festivals and grabbed Agnihotri a lifetime achievement for excellence in cinema.