Velammal

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Theme: Ideas for India

Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
February 6th, 2011

About this event

In order to dwell in the opportunities found in India, TEDxVelammal aims at spreading the IDEAS FOR INDIA that could pave way for the new era of Entrepreneurs. These ideas can be made use of, in the future as we use this theme to promote & kindle the Entrepreneurial spirit. TEDxVelammal aims at identifying the new fields where opportunities were hardly imagined of, the innovative edge of converting crisis to opportunities.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Leif Edvinsson
    Professor Leif Edvinsson, is the world's leading expert on Intellectual Capital (IC). He has been Vice President and the world's first Corporate Director of Intellectual Capital at Skandia of Stockholm, Sweden and has held the world´s first professorship on Intellectual Capital at Lund Universtiy, Sweden since 2000. In light of his work in both training and IC, Professor Edvinsson has been a special advisor on service trade to the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is also special advisor to the United Nations International Trade Centre and is a co-founder of the Swedish Coalition of Service Industries. Professor Edvinsson holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous articles on the service industry and Intellectual Capital. He is a regular speaker before such organizations as the BBC, CIO, Conference Board, Economist, Handelsblatt, Insead, IMD, and the American Productivity and Quality Centre. He is listed in the Who's Who list of the world. In March 1997 he launched together with Michael S. Malone the book on Intellectual Capital called "Realizing Your Company's True Value by Finding Its Hidden Brainpower". In January 1998, Professor Edvinsson won the prestigious 'Brain of the year' award, in competition with the likes of Bill Gates and Paul McCartney. Professor Edvinsson follows in the footsteps of illustrious former winners such as Gary Kasparov (World Chess Champion), Prof. Stephen Hawking, and the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. In 2000, he was also listed in the Top 20 list of the most admired Knowledge Leaders in the world.
  • Waltraut Ritter
    Managing Partner and Research Director, Knowledge Enterprises.Business and Applied research in knowledge and intellectual capital, innovation, international R&D networks. Specialties- Global knowledge and R&D networks, knowledge economy, knowledge and innovation management, Geography of knowledge, Intellectual Capital
  • Ashwini Deshpande
    Elephant Stretrgy & Design.Specialized in strategic design and planning of consumer product branding as well as branded environments & retail. Notable projects include visual vocabulary definition for international brands such as Lipton, Lux, Pantene, Pampers and Lifebuoy and identity programs for a number of Indian brands including Breeze, Goodday, Tiger, GoodKnight and corporate houses including Bajaj Auto,ICICI, Aircel as well as Commonwealth Youth Games.
  • Lokesh V
    Lokesh V, CEO & Founder - Innomantra Consulting, an Innovation and Intellectual Property Strategy & Management practioner. Earlier, as a Senior Executive - Innovation & Intellectual Property Management at Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), he was responsible for Innovation & IPR Management as a part of Strategic Planning & Initiatives of the Electrical & Electronics Division. With a background of Mechanical Engineering, he has worked for 12 years in Mechanical Design & Development with the Medical Equipment and Systems Group at L&T. Lokesh also has a Masters degree in Commerce, Post Graduation in Business Administration from Symbiosis, Pune and Intellectual Property Law Rights from National Law School of India University. As a part of design team and a rich experience in new product development he has been responsible for building a culture of Innovation & Intellectual Property. Lokesh has chaired and participated as speaker in several Innovation & IPR conferences & seminars and contributed to academia as guest faculty at several institutions like BITS-Pilani, Indian Institute of Management - Indore, International Institute of Information Management - Mysore, Indian Institute of Science,- Bangalore and National Institute of Technology-Surathkal. He is a member of All India Management Association (AIMA), Product Development Management Association(PDMA), Institute of Engineering & Management (IET) and Co-chair at Industry - Institute Panel at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Mysore. He has published & presented National & International papers related to Innovation & Intellectual Property Rights and authored several articles in journals and magazines. He was also awarded as Winner - India Innovation Challenge 2008 at 4th India Innovation Summit - 2008 Organized by CII & Govt. of Karnataka.
  • Praveen Chrispugg
    Creative Director, Innovator.Praveen Chrispugg started his career as an artist, and secured distinction in Bachelor and Master Degree in Painting from Government College of Arts and Crafts Chennai, India. In 2003, He was awarded British Chevening scholarship to study MA Animation in Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK. Many of his films have been selected and screened in various International Film Festivals including Cannes and BBC big screen. He has worked as a consultant for various creative, educational and production companies based in India and UK. He has been involved in Community development Films since 2003 in Birmingham. He signed up partnership with mobile content giant called Jamster/ jamba in Berlin. In 2006, His business idea was given a special award in British Council ‘s Creative Future for Young Indian entrepreneur and was mentored by Creative Industry Development Agency, Hudersfield,UK. Later He was selected for NESTA’s Insight Out Business Training for Creative People in Midlands, and was awarded a initial money to start his business in UK. His specialization is on visual storytelling, preproduction for film and animation and concept making for all kind of designs. He was the creative consultant for India’s first real estate Televison, have done sets, channel packaging and all the creative aspect of the channel. He is an active member of Association of British Scholars(ABS). He is now the academic consultant for ICAT ,Chennai which is linked with Wales University ,UK. Recently He has started a design and animation studio in Chennai called Ideaheavens which is working as a production unit for a media company called Springfx in Birmingham ,UK.
  • Mr.A.Muruganantham
    Founder of Jayaashree Industries.
  • S.DEENADAYALAN
    CEO and Architect - Capability Organization, Centre for Excellence in Organization Pvt Ltd., CEO TalentSearch Pvt ltd.S.Deenadayalan popularly known as Deena alias Deen is a HR professional doing pioneering work in the field of High Performance Work Systems. By establishing an Organization of his dream, he offers guidance for strategic and management development to various Indian corporate houses and multinational conglomerates. Deen is a sociology graduate, with degrees in Law, Journalism and post graduation in Social Work. He has a three decade plus experience in the field of Strategic business processes and HR. He has been consulting various organizations across the globe, including Fortune 500 companies.Through his innovative empowerment model, he brings in a change of mind set for delivering business value. Apart from business consultancy, he contributes his time and effort to develop and sustain community development initiatives in Social Service Organizations. Deen has authored various articles in leading newspapers, magazines and has also presented various papers in National and International Conferences on various Human Resource Practices. Deen’s passion areas are Organization Visioning, Leadership Mentoring and Coaching, Developing Organizational Capability, HR Strategies & Systems Development and Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs
  • Ranjan Malik
    Ranjan Malik is an innovation consultant and facilitator with Erehwon Consulting . He has led and facilitated innovation initiatives in a large number of organizations across the world including Apple, Areva, APC, Bausch & Lomb, Bayer,Cable & Wireless, Glaxo SmithKline, Honeywell, Mahindra, Microsoft,New York Life, Novartis,Pepsico, Perfetti, Tata, Unilever and Whirlpool.He has created some path breaking methodologies, frameworks and tools that help organizations innovate by design:
  • Rishikesha T Krishnan
    Rishikesha T. Krishnan is a Professor and Area Chairperson in the Corporate Strategy & Policy Area at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), India. His research interests are in the areas of strategy, innovation and competitiveness. Prof. Krishnan completed a 3-year term as Jamuna Raghavan Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship at IIMB in August 2010. He was the Fall semester 2008 Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania. In November 2010, Prof. Krishnan received the Dewang Mehta Award for Best Teacher in Strategic Management. Prof. Krishnan is a member of the Strategy sub-group of the High Powered Committee set up by the Government of India for the National Civil Aircraft Development Programme. He was a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Science and Technology Task Force (2008-09), the Advisory Council of CII’s National Innovation Mission, and on the jury of Nasscom’s innovation awards (2007). He was a member of government committees to review the performance of the National Innovation Foundation, and to study “The Future of Aviation and Aeronautics in India.” He has done external reviews of the plan schemes of India’s Department of Scientific & Industrial Research and the Department of Biotechnology’s SBIRI scheme. Prof. Krishnan is an independent director on the boards of Smartlink Network Systems Ltd., Sundaram Asset Management Company Ltd., Halbit Avionics Pvt. Ltd., (a joint venture between HAL and Elbit Systems) and Milestone Religare Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd. He is a trustee of the Foundation for Excellence India Trust (www.ffe.org). Professor Krishnan’s book From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India, published in February 2010 received good reviews (see http://jugaadtoinnovation.blogspot.com for details). Prof. Krishnan has been a consultant to, or conducted management development programs for, British Telecom, Daimler Chrysler, Wipro, Siemens, Sasken Communication Technologies, the Murugappa Group, the Aditya Birla Group, Kochi Refineries and the Governments of India and Karnataka. Prof. Krishnan worked for four years as the General Manager of a small high technology company in the telecom sector from 1987-91. During this period, he also co-founded a software company working on specialized engineering application software. From March 2001 to October 2001, he worked with a software product start-up in the knowledge management space founded by an IIMB alumnus. Prof. Krishnan holds an M.Sc. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur; and an M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems (now Management Science & Engineering) from Stanford University. He obtained his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, where he won the outstanding thesis proposal award instituted by the Industrial Finance Corporation of India. Prof. Krishnan is an active member of Globelics and Asialics, international fora that focus on the understanding of innovation systems and competitiveness. He has served on the editorial advisory boards of several journals. Apart from papers published in academic journals, Prof. Krishnan’s articles have appeared in the Economic Times, Business Line and the Financial Express. He has presented his research at seminars at a number of reputed institutions including Stanford University, London Business School, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.
  • Dr. Prithika Chary
    Senior Consultant Neurologist.Raised in an atmosphere where culture, languages, education, discipline and service to others was a way of life. Dr. Prithika Chary is a Senior Consultant Neurologist Since 1First and only lady in India to be qualified and practicing as both Neurophysician and Neurosurgeon. Initiated comprehensive services for epilepsy in Chennai in 1994 by starting EPICENTRE (Epilepsy Institute & Centre for Treatment, Training, Research & Education). Introduced the first video EEG service in the private sector in the whole of South India in 1994 978 and a Consultant Neurosurgeon (Chennai) as well since 1990 and continuing. Active in various social and cultural organizations and a member of several professional bodies, both National and International. Through NGOs like the Rotary Club of Madras Temple City, the Madras Management Association, the Inter Cultural Women’s Association, etc and on her own she has created several awards and is involved in social causes in the community, especially those empowering and enabling girl children, women, the less abled and the economically underprivileged. Honorary advisory member, The Duchess Club, Chennai.The Madras Management Association initiated an Annual Women Managers Conference instituted by personal donation an “Outstanding Woman Manager” award given annually. Invited speaker for four years continuously from 2004 by IBN International of Malaysia for the Women of Power and then the Women of Independence conference, a women’s conference held annually around March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In March 2009 was chairperson for the entire two day conference with 16 International speakers from USA, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Thailand, India and Malaysia.
  • Santhosh
    The Small Bike man
  • Lokesh V
    Lokesh V, CEO & Founder - Innomantra Consulting, an Innovation and Intellectual Property Strategy & Management practioner. Earlier, as a Senior Executive - Innovation & Intellectual Property Management at Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), he was responsible for Innovation & IPR Management as a part of Strategic Planning & Initiatives of the Electrical & Electronics Division. With a background of Mechanical Engineering, he has worked for 12 years in Mechanical Design & Development with the Medical Equipment and Systems Group at L&T. Lokesh also has a Masters degree in Commerce, Post Graduation in Business Administration from Symbiosis, Pune and Intellectual Property Law Rights from National Law School of India University. As a part of design team and a rich experience in new product development he has been responsible for building a culture of Innovation & Intellectual Property. Lokesh has chaired and participated as speaker in several Innovation & IPR conferences & seminars and contributed to academia as guest faculty at several institutions like BITS-Pilani, Indian Institute of Management - Indore, International Institute of Information Management - Mysore, Indian Institute of Science,- Bangalore and National Institute of Technology-Surathkal. He is a member of All India Management Association (AIMA), Product Development Management Association(PDMA), Institute of Engineering & Management (IET) and Co-chair at Industry - Institute Panel at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Mysore. He has published & presented National & International papers related to Innovation & Intellectual Property Rights and authored several articles in journals and magazines. He was also awarded as Winner - India Innovation Challenge 2008 at 4th India Innovation Summit - 2008 Organized by CII & Govt. of Karnataka.Short bio of this speaker
  • Irfan Alam
    Irfan Alam, is the founder and chairman of SammaaN Foundation, India’s largest company working towards organizing the rickshaw pulling and manufacturing sector, empowering the rickshaw operator and their families to become self reliant and responsible citizens. He is also the founder of SammaaN Women Association, which aims to empower socially descendant women through education, training and livelihood opportunities. He has also founded MATiNS Enterprise, which specializes in interactive outdoor advertising, marketing and portfolio (wealth) management. He holds the post of Executive Director, in TiE Patna Chapter. Irfan had been invited for Presidential Summit, 2010 at Washington by the US President Barack Obama. He is the winner of Business World’s “Most Promising Entrepreneur Award”. He has been selected among “40 Youth icons of India” by India Today, “24 Youth icons of India” by India Today Aspire and “India’s Best 30 Youths” by Times of India. Featured in the The Guardian, London and The Economist, he is a finalist of TATA NEN “Hottest Startups Awards” and winner of World Bank Innovation Award. His case has been shared in the major universities across the globe like Harvard Business School and Stanford University. He is also the winner of ZEE TV reality show “Business Baazigar” (First ever Entrepreneur hunt). He is a graduate in Economics, and pursued his M.D.P from IIM Ahmedabad .
  • Elango. R
    Panchayat President, Kuthambakkam, TamilNadu.Elango belongs to one of the most backward farming communities in southern India. Like many of the ambitious educated village youth, he moved from his village to a city, earned a degree in Chemical Engineering and was a scientist at the Central Electro Chemical Research Institute. In 1994, inspired by Gandhi's writings, he left his job, returned to his village and was elected the Village Government (Panchayat) President and has since worked to transform the village. Elango has worked with many national committees on rural development, was recently awarded "Ashoka Fellowship" and has been invited by the UK and USA government to study local governance. The village of Kuthambakkam is in Tamil Nadu (India), with a population of 5000. A few years ago, the village was fraught with poverty, inflicted with violence against lower castes (dalit) and women, had 35% of its population involved in illicit liquor brewing and lacked infrastructure. Today, the village is transformed, has good basic infrastructure in place, and the villagers are now busy building an environment-friendly local economy based on a cooperative model, producing their basic necessities (like food and clothing) within their own village.
  • Ayyappa M.Masagi
    Mr. Ayyappa M. Masagi holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for 23 years at Bangalore firm Larsen & Tubro-Komatsu Ltd. (L&T), occupying increasingly important positions, until he abandoned this work and returned to Gadag in northern Karnataka. In 1994, a year of drought prompted him to begin experimenting with water conservation techniques on his own fields in his native village Veerapura, Gadag District, Karnataka.Motivated by the success of his experiments, Masagi began to further develop his ideas and share them with neighboring farmers. Increased success prompted him to expand those technologies beyond only farmers and embrace other sectors that could benefit greatly from improved water conservation technologies, such as industries and private homes. To date, Masagi’s innovative technologies encompass the following methods for irrigation and rainwater harvesting: urban and rural rainwater harvesting; bore-well recharging; subsoil recharging; stream-water harvesting; groundwater recharging; non-irrigational agriculture; and the recycling of used water. To formalize and bring structure to his wish to bring water literacy to India, Masagi founded a non-government organization - Water Literacy Foundation in 2005. Since that time it has been expanding its work to affect an increasing number of people and hopes to continue in the same manner. In addition to his technical projects, Masagi is a frequent guest speaker in all varieties of public settings. He also published a book on rainwater harvesting technology, Nela-Jala-Jana, in 2003, the English translation of which is expected in 2009
  • Balaji Lakshmanan
    Balaji Lakshmanan is the founder and CEO of Geeky Technology & Consulting (www.geekyinc.com), working in Robotics and Embedded System space. He did his MS by Research in Computer Science with specialization in Robotics and Robot Learning from IIT Madras. He has published two international papers in IEEE conferences and has reviewed a paper for international conference. He also has two provisional international patents to his credit from USPTO. He was one of the fifty selected international students to attend student entrepreneurship summit at Stanford University, USA. Balaji is passionate about Robotics and has made a number of robots from mini mobile robots to Humanoid robots. His start up makes mobile robotic Products, embedded system solutions and Do it yourself robotic kits for students. He also conducts Robotics workshops in colleges and schools and has covered over 2000 students. He truly believes that robotics can kindle young minds towards creativity and imagination.
  • K.B.Sridhar
    K.B. Sridhar is the Founder Director of Indiss Infotech Solutions Pvt. Ltd., an eLearning solutions company. INDISS has developed a series of eLearning products under the brand name of KnowIT. It covers self paced interactive eLearning software on Microsoft Office and Open Office. “Get started with computers” in Tamil and English is a flagship title, and Indiss has extended this to the community as its commitment to bridge the digital divide. The software will soon be released in Hindi and other regional languages and this we believe will create a digitally literate world. The advanced content on Microsoft Office enables learners acquire skills to get a job or advance in their professional career. Sridhar is a Past President from the Rotary Club of Madras Midtown. He is an active supporter of environment concerns and contributes to Rotary’s Go Green projects. His other interests are reading, swimming, carom, scrabble, music and nature.

Venue and Details

Anna Auditorium
Velammal Engineering College
Ambattur-Redhills road
Chennai, Tamilnadu, 600066
India
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