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Theme: Innovation

This event occurred on
April 13, 2013
10:00am - 6:00pm ULAT
(UTC +8hrs)
Ulaanbaatar, 1

As the idea behind TED is sharing knowledge, at TEDxUlaanbaatar 2013, we aim to bring most Innovative thinkers and doers in our society who have fascinating ideas to share. The event will be a place where most innovative and solution-orientated ideas in the areas of business, development, humanities, technology, education and arts to be shared.

In a blend of both Mongolians and expatriates, our team of organizers, contributors, and speakers are all working towards to bring discussions on our third TEDxUlaanbaatar event under a theme of "INNOVATION": Innovation & Industry, Innovation & Creativity and Innovation & Humanity.

Black Box Theater
Bayangol District, 16th khoro
Ulaanbaatar, 1, 00976
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Gandolgor Purevjarv

Founder and Executive Director of Ganabell Training & Consulting Institute. She holds a M.S. degree in International Business and B.A in Business Administration and Human Resource Certified Specialist issued by the Michigan State University, USA. She has 7 years working experience in human recourse field. She conducts human resources training sessions to public and private companies and Success Coach to individuals.

Lodoiravsal Choimaa

Lodoiravsal Choimaa earned his BA in electronics engineer from National University of Mongolia in 1999. He has participated in and successfully completed major automation projects implemented at Thermal power station and Erdenet mining corporation. He is the producer and judge of the popular tv show “Young Inventors”, which is aimed at developing technical mindset and creativity of Mongolian youth. He has been actively working on and participating in numerous research projects on developing university-industry collaboration. Lodoiravsal is a board member of “Tsahim urtuu” NGO and a member of “EMOS” club.

Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa

Jargalsaikhan is an independent media representative: a columnist and TV host of “defacto” interview on NTV Mongolia. Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa (Jargal or JD) is an economist, MBA specialized in financial market. He was a management consultant in banking, marketing, strategic planning, competitiveness and HRM. He has an extensive experience in working in investment and commercial banking, financial, tourism and petroleum companies and worked in government and non-government organizations.

Byambasaikhan Bayanjargal

Byambasaikhan is the chairman of the Business Council of Mongolia (www.bcmongolia.org) an association representing 250 Mongolian and international businesses operating in Mongolia. He supports clean energy and developed and financed the first wind energy project in Mongolia. He is an infrastructure project financier, experienced in managing investments for public and private sector clients. In 2010-2013 he worked as chief executive and managing director of Newcom, a Mongolian technology and infrastructure investor. In 2004-2010, he was an energy finance specialist at the Asian Development Bank, where he managed and structured power plant, transmission and distribution investment transactions and lead multidisciplinary project teams and in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. He financed power project and corporate deals through international and bilateral financial institutions (ADB, AFD, EBRD, FMO, IFC, JBIC, JICA, EBRD) and carbon funds. Byambasaikhan is an infrastructure advisor to the President of Mongolia. He serves in the boards of the Arts Council of Mongolia, Green Growth NGO and is a trustee of the Zorig Foundation USA. He is the sponsor of the Environmental Fellowship Program, an initiative to support future leaders who have keen interest in clean energy and sustainable environment. Byambasaikhan is a graduate of the George Washington University and the National University of Mongolia

Tserendolgor Enebish

She is born in Bayankhongor in 1970. She lives with her husband, children and mother. She has been in tourism industry for 20 year in Mongolia and has been travelled more than 40 countries around the world. She majored in illustration art, loves travelling. Inspired by Mother Nature, she worships free spirit. Non-religious.

Ihab Eltayeb

Ihab Eltayeb is the director of the 3E Solutions IT firm, based in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia. He is an expert in IT with nearly a decade’s worth of experience in IT regarding project management and computer science. With over three years’ experience operating in IT in Mongolia and has run his firm for over six months, Ehab is focused in fostering the development of Mongolia’s IT field for the benefit of society and the Mongolian workforce. Bridging the digital divide and improving computer literacy is a main passion for Ehab. He has worked five years in the U.K. NHS and as a volunteer in the health sector providing IT development and four years in educational Projects both in the UK and Mongolia. Ehab has a Bachelor in Micro-electronic and VLSI from Brunel University, United Kingdom. He is from the UK with Sudanese heritage.

Yumjir Urjinee

Yumjir Urjinee was born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in 1977. While studying in Fashion Design Institute, she constantly participated in fashion design competitions such as Goyol and later graduated majoring in fashion designer. Having grown up in a family of generations of artists, her aim is to continue the works of her father and grandfather, conserving and promoting the traditional culture and customs. She organized her own fashion show “Glamour Yumjir Fashion” in 2008, and participated in the “DC Fashion Week” with her traditional designs’ collection in 2009. Recognizing the lack of fashion design books available in Mongolian, she wrote her book “Clothing Design” for students and fashion lovers in 2010. Also this year, she graduated from the Institute of Finance and Economics majoring in Financial Management. After working as a designer in New York from 2011 to 2012, she came back to her hometown to produce her own fashion brand, Yumjir Fashion.

Dokino Dokino

Dokino is a Mongolian born artist who is trained as an Illustrator in United States. She has studied Fine arts in Hartford Art School in University of Hartford and Illustration in Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She is a freelance illustrator, have illustrated many posters, album covers, book covers, magazines and illustrated her own books. Now in Mongolia she is working as a full time arts teacher and a fine artist. She has professionally worked for: Sondra Celli Co. as a surface designer for custom made clothing collaborating with Swarovski Crystals. "Paper Gowns and Glory" company with Aimee Empey as an assistant artist making custom handmade paper designs and illustrations Diane Bigda Illustrations as an artist assistant, making and editing professional illustrations for magazines and galleries. She has also worked as an Arts department teacher in following schools: -Art Institute of Boston, Boston teaching professional Illustration classes -Hobby school, Ulaanbaatar teaching arts for kids -Citi Institute, Ulaanbaatar teaching college students foundation drawing She has been involved in many non-profit projects in the Unites States and Mongolia. She works traditionally with different kinds of fine art mediums. Her personal works have a strange theme of surreal characters and deep sea creatures involving large amount of saturated colors. They are very feminine with a fair amount of human and organic parts.

Bat-Orshikh Erdenebat

He has more than 5 years experienced of development practice focused on design, implementation and evaluation of local community and business development programs and activities, and over 4 years for international trade in China, Turkey and Mongolia. Much of this work has addressed challenges of planning and improving businesses, formulating new visions and focuses and changes to improve their livelihood and contributing to local development impact. As the Executive Director of Development Solutions NGO since 2011, Bat-Orshikh has focused on strengthening the performance, governance and sustainability of local Non-Government organizations as well as social enterprises, which are emerging actors in Mongolia. The development and application of new models of socially responsible sustainability is a key feature of his future professional objectives and works. He has been experienced in export and import trade at international companies in Turkey, China and Mongolia.

Bat-Orgil Turbold

Lawyer, MBA. Has been participating in social, economic and legal reforms ever since entered the Ministry of Justice in 1995. Pursuing MPA at James Madison University, VA, USA with concentration on democracy, poverty, budgeting and lobby. Coordinator of the Reform Club.

Marc Watkins

He has lived in Mongolia for more than ten years, is the Co-founder and Director of the Watkins Institute of Business and English, in Ulaanbaatar, which offers a BA in Business.

Organizing team


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Nomin Tuvsanaa
    Speaker Lead
  • Uyanga Vladimir
    Communication and Social Media Lead
  • Baljmaa Zorig
    Speaker Team
  • Tsendsuren Batsuuri
    Attendees Lead
  • Azjargal Yondon
    Sponsor Lead/Host
  • Tumenjargal Boldbaatar
    Interpreter / Translator
  • Ulziijargal Bat-Erdene
    Interpreter / Translator
  • Saran Sunkhtumur
    Interpreter / Translator
  • Tsendsuren Batsuuri
    Interpreter / Translator
  • Bolor Bataa
    Technical/IT Lead
  • Javkhlan Tsogtsaikhan
    Technical/IT team
  • Erdenesukh Otgonbayar
    Logistics team
  • Sundari Enkhtugs
    Logistics Lead