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This event occurred on
May 25, 2013
9:00am - 5:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Coimbatore, TN

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Vivanta by Taj Surya
Vivanta by Taj
105, Race course Road
Coimbatore, TN, 641018
Event type:
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Alex Vazhatharayil

Alex Vazhatharayil, a product designer, a hardware hacker and a maker graduated from the department on engineering design from IIT Madras. he was part of the team which won Robocup 2009 and represented India at Japan. He loves making physical things which use technology. His projects include Magic Carpet ( a skateboard ) and a CNC foam cutter. Some of the projects he is working on include the tweeting tree and Tangle (which prevents your earphones from getting tangled).

Rangarajan M

Mr. M Rangarajan, an associate professor in Corporate Secretaryship in PSG college of Arts and Science is responsible for moulding students careers through various forums and associations. he is a well known Quizmaster with more that 1000 quiz shows to his credit. He has also delivered more than 500 guest lectures is the most sought after speaker among the various colleges in coimbatore. He has a platform called Mind Games to incorporate his knowledge for corporate training.

Mark John

Mark John is a musician currently pursuing his MSc in software engineering at Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore. His passions are both being a well reputed software engineer and a musician. As for his musical aspects, He is a self taught guitarist and have completed his Trinity Grade 5 Classical guitar from the Trinity Guildhall London. He is the lead guitarist and composer of the fusion instrumental band Avyaktha. He has performed in various national and international locations. Other than the guitar. Other than the guitar he likes to play the Ukulele, bass and many other instruments which we have never heard of like the cajon, udu drum and morsing. He wishes to continue a career in music if all is well.

Mrs. J. Jeyappriadhevi

Mrs. J. Jeyappriadhevi is the managing director of Kriyative Learning solution international private limited, an educational innovation and research organization. She is an eminent authority on multiple intelligences in primary and preprimary curriculum for schools. She is also the author of the KRIYA learning Framework, which integrates learning methodology with multiple intelligences, thereby giving a strong background for a holistic educational program. She has completed her bachelor of engineering from Madras University, and later pursued MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. She is a certified Green belt in six sigma from KPMG, and several other quality programs from quality council of India

Shravan and Sanjay Kumaran

Shravan Kumaran and his younger brother Sanjay Kumaran own a company called Go Dimensions. Aged only 13 and 11 respectively, Shravan is the Co-Founder and President of Go Dimensions while his brother Sanjay is Co-Founder and CEO. They were interested in computers and this interest was their driving force to make them launch their own company. They have built several apps for both Android and iOS. They have kept their apps free to download and run ads in order to run their company. They are currently working on another game that will be released soon.

Siddharth Sundararajan

Siddharth Sundarajan, a final year Engineering Student at PSG Tech specializes in applied aerodynamics and composite materials. During his first year he started building turbines. During his second year he fabricated his own wind turbine and taught M.Tech Students. He was later invited by Team Tiger Sport India to work on their racecar which would race in the Indian National Racing Championship.

Srividya Sivakumar

Dr Srividya Sivakumar has been fascinated with words from a very young age. She has been writing poetry since she was 7 and has been a teacher-trainer in English and verbal ability skills for the last 14 years. Among her present professional assignments, she is a speaking examiner for the Business English Certificate or BEC, a Cambridge University Certification, offered by the British Council. She has been a verbal aptitude trainer for over a decade, guiding students to pursue post graduate management studies in the best institutions in the country. A published poet, Srividya’s work features in anthologies of contemporary Indian Poetry like The Peacock’s Cry and the Kritya anthology of poetry. Samyukta - A Journal of Women’s Studies, carries some of her work too. Srividya’s first solo book of verse, The Blue Note was published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata in December 2012. Apart from a PhD in English Literature, Srividya also holds an MS in Education Management and a post graduate diploma in Advertising and Communication.

Udit Jain

Udit Jain is a grade 12 student at National Public School, Bangalore who is passionate about giving back to society. He has formed an N.G.O called Samatva which works with various schools to mobilize today's youth and provide them with a platform that helps them give back to society. He firmly believes that imparting people with the notion of 'social responsibility' early on will help create a more caring society. He says that social service is a must for today's students and sadly most of us use the "I am my first priority" and carry on with our work

Siddhartha K.V.

K.V. Siddhartha, a graduate of Physics from the University of Madras, started his professional career in international trade in the peak of the licensing Raj in early 80s. Since then, he’s taken on assignments within and outside the country setting-up and then generating business for start-up companies. Returning to Coimbatore in 2001, he started his own firm to offer business incubation services to start-up companies engaged in diverse products and services. In 2009, he helped revive the Coimbatore Art & Theatrical Society, a firm that originally came into being in 1984 but was lying dormant for over 15 years. Fascinated by the entertainment sector, he spends much of his time understanding the market and re-structuring and re-aligning CATS to meet its needs by organising and encouraging people to partake in live art programmes.

Kedar Kulkarni

Kedar Kulkarni graduated from IIT Madras in 2012. He is the CEO of Lema Labs Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Lema Labs strives towards providing high quality robotics education and making it accessible and affordable to students. He has represented IIT Madras and India at the International Aerial Robotics Competition in 2009 and 2010.He also represented India at the Kairos Leadership Summit in 2009 and presented on opportunities of using the technology of computer vision to solve real-life problems. He was a speaker at the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPRAT).

Ashwini C N

Ashwini CN is a Software Engineer by profession and a Blogger by passion. She has been blogging for 6 years now, and writes about Life in general and about what she makes out of life. Blogging has helped her discover a new world altogether. She believes that everything worth talking is worth writing, precisely the reason she writes a blog. She writes mostly about common issues which everyone can easily relate to. She loves reading books and her dream is to become a writer. She believes that making the right use of Social Media is important for one's work to be recognized by the world.

James Vineeth

Mr.James Vineeth is the Founder and Managing Trustee of Save The Globe, a Leadership Centered NGO that focuses on Youth Development, Community Development and Ecological Wellness. He is a Psychologist & Management Practitioner by Education and a Philanthropist by Choice. He had been recently awarded as the “STAR ACHIEVER” along with a gold medal by “National Integrity Cultural Academy” and “State Human Rights Vigilance Organization” for his ruthless Commitment towards Changing the Society.

Abdul Ghani

A post graduate in management studies with over 6 years of experience in customer care in banking industry, he believes in living by values. Having the talent to foster and encourage creativity, individual expression and co-operation among team workers, He shifted his discipline from handling cash transactions, fixed deposits and handling money to ‘Saving Mother Earth’. Starting off from humble beginnings, today he handle the task of mentoring and inspiring the youth as, Chief Coordinator “Green Kalam” movement advised by former president of India Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam,,International President,Youth ExNoRa International &MESA ( Make Earth Smile Again) Executive Director, Created Envio-learning for students and helping in rehabilitation of the rag pickers community.

Organizing team


Coimbatore, India


Coimbatore, India
  • Manish Bhandari
  • Shanmugam Palaniappan
  • Surya Bala
  • Naveen Mehta
  • Jeffery Dev
  • Gaurav Mehta
  • Bharath Neelakanthan
  • Vishal Balaji