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Theme: Diversity; Unified

Swabi, Pakistan
May 4th, 2013

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About this event

Diversity is the basic element that gives color to this world of ours. If you inspect anything closely, every element of its creation would be different from one another; yet, they would be bound intricately, combining the diversity into one shape, creating a marvel. TEDxGIKI is also working on the same line; mapping down the diversity that is spread around us and bringing it together on one platform; hence, diversity unified.
We aim to bring together the scientists and engineers; the artists and performers; the professors and the experts; and most importantly the ordinary citizen, to create a platform; which ideas and inspirations are displayed and shared.

What we hope to achieve through TEDx GIKI is that anyone, anywhere is capable of the most spectacular feats. We hope to provide these feats with a stage so that everyone is aware of them. We hope to that at the end of the day, we conclude that even the ordinary are capable of the extraordinary.

So, let us join hand together and step forward to celebrate and cherish what we can achieve by unifying the diversity that makes us all unique, yet one! Join us at TEDxGIKI and help ignite the fire, whose light makes this world a better place for all of us!

Confirmed Speakers

  • Tughral Turab
    Tughral is looking after business development for branchless banking with a Telecom giant operating in Pakistan. He has been associated with the Telecom industry for the last six years years out of the total twelve years of his work experience so far. He is particularly focused on the application of technological innovation at the bottom of the pyramid, and how social and economic prosperity can be brought about using technology. He holds a Bachelors in Computer Systems Engineering from GIKI and an MBA from Warwick Business School
  • Majid Khan
    Majid Jahangir Khan is a former cricketer, a former captain of the Pakistan cricket team and one of the most fearless opening batsman produced by Pakistan. Khan's first-class career spanned from 1961 to 1985. He played 63 Tests for Pakistan, scoring 3,931 runs and made 8 centuries, scored over 27,000 first-class runs and made 73 first-class centuries, with 128 fifties. His Alma matter includes world's finest institutions like Cambridge University. He has also served as as Chief Executive of Pakistan Cricket Board after retirement from International Cricket. He is also a trustee of Pakistan Foundation Fighting Blindness.
  • Amin Gulgee
    Sculptor Amin Gulgee is an innovator of tradition. His medium is metal, his inspiration the varied and rich spiritual history of his native Pakistan. In the more than ten years that the artist has been exhibiting, his work has followed many different directions, from the purely abstract to work that is inspired from Hindu mythology, Buddhist civilization and Islamic calligraphy. Although diverse, these directions influence and nourish one another for they all attempt to depict the spirituality of man. Well-established in Pakistan, the artist has also exhibited extensively in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. The artist's forty-odd shows include Open: Prima Esposizione di Sculture e Installazioni in Venice, where he showed alongside Cesar and ten other international sculptors, and a solo show at the IMF Gallery in Washington. Chief art critic of the Washington Times, Joanna Shaw-Eagle, wrote on January 1, 2000 in her review of his one-man show at the IMF: "Mr. Gulgee is an artist to watch both for the originality of his ideas and the sensuous, handsome quality of his work."
  • Aneel Salman
    Dr. Aneel Salman is Head of the Management Sciences and Humanities Department at Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. One of the first and leading Ecological Economists of Pakistan, he has been published in several international journals, online newspapers and magazines and is the author of Coastal Ecosystem and a People in Peril: The Story of Keti Bunder in Pakistan. His arrival at GIK Institute brought an expansion of the Department and the development of new areas such as entrepreneurship and supply chain management. He has been a catalyst behind the Institute’s first graduate and undergrad programs in Management. A creative, passionate and well traveled professor who truly cares about the professional development of his students, he brings real-life experiences into the classroom and has never failed to inspire those who have had the pleasure of interacting with him.
  • Nida Amir
    "Put your best and then some passion" Mother, wife and an entrepreneur. After being a homemaker for many years , Nida and her husband and opened a restaurant based on her culinary skills and his good taste.
  • Hammad Hussain
    Hammad Husain, is an Islamabad based practicing architect, writer, academician and project management professional. He was trained in Turkey, Japan and Pakistan and has been associated with Aga Khan Trust for Culture as an editor. He has been teaching architecture as visiting Associate Professor since 2007, has published internationally & locally and has served as chairman of the Institute of Architects Pakistan, Islamabad chapter.
  • Muhammad Ayub
    Muhammad Ayub aka 'Master Ayub' is has been teaching un-priviledged and poor childern of Islamabad for last 25 years, in an open air class room in a park of Sector F-6, he teaches over 200 children free of cost. Most of the students are street-children working at nearby restaurants. His dedication inspired many including a leading cellular company which featured him in an ad campaign showcasing him as true Pakistani who continues to work for his country in his own capacity. Its not only his countrymen took notice but he was also featured in International media as a hero who is contributing to the society's welfare.
  • Kamran Rizvi
    Kamran is our local white-chocolate hero who returned from a flourishing career in England to pioneer KZR at a time when Learning and Development setups were unheard of in Pakistan. He was a partner in setting up School of Leadership(SoL) as a branch of KZR and continues as the Director who brings strategy, vision and ‘big’ thinking for us. As one of the premier trainers from Pakistan, Kamran sets and elevates participants to a higher benchmark of value!

Venue and Details

GIK Institute
GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology
Swabi, 23640
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Organizer 167215

Ali Javed
Islamabad, Pakistan

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Saud Imran
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

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Aisha Javed
Content Management
Junaid Khalid
Operations and Logistics
Atta Ullah Sanai
Speakers, Talent Management and Program Design