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Theme: Pivot

This event occurred on
September 30, 2018
Bangalore, Karnataka

One among a million stars stand out to shine brighter than the rest.
It’s not because of the lack of ideas, rather it’s because of lack of such enthralling ideas that engage the entire world to revolve around itself. With an attempt to showcase such ideas, the theme ‘PIVOT’ bespeaks that to make a firm stand, one needs to find a pivot around which everything else whips into shape.
Pivot metaphorically represents a leader, who bridges the gap between the stars and the commoners by providing various opportunities. Innovators, engineer and visionaries strive to find these pivotal moments and ideas that could cause rapid development in their concerned fields. In this world of cut­throat competition, everyone has a different vision. But what actually makes a difference is strategy. A pivot is a change in strategy without a change in vision. This strategy is powerful enough to act as the hinge for numerous other minds across the world. From unidirectional perspectives to ideas pivoting to new dimensions, a galaxy of issues unravel along the way. Only those ideas can have an abiding impact that can pivot and pirouette other lives. Once such ideas are hunted down and acknowledged, they become the un­wobbling pivot of the ever­revolving universe.
Our theme accentuates such ideas that are competent to abide the real world around it. At TEDxBIT Bangalore, we wish to give a platform to these ideas that might be the turning point to the future that we desire to live in.

Bangalore Institute Of Technology
Bangalore, Karnataka, 560004
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Dr. G.N. Sangeetha

Social Activist
Being visually challenged hasn’t withheld Dr. G.N. Sangeetha from having a vision in her life. She is the first visually impaired woman to have received a Doctorate in the state of Karnataka. She is also an illustrious author of the books ‘Women’s Organization in Modern Era’ and ‘The empowerment of visually impaired women through solutions of their socio-psychological problems’

Dr. P.G. Diwakar

Scientific Secretary at ISRO
The current director of Earth Observation and Disaster Management at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Dr. P.G. Diwakar’s fascinating career was with the attainment of a Doctorate in Participatory Geomatics from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Suratkal. He has held various positions in ISRO - Deputy Director, Remote Sensing Applications Area, National Remote Sensing Centre; Director, Earth Observation Systems, Member Secretary, Planning Committee - National Natural Resources Management System and Program Director, Disaster Management Support Program in ISRO, Bengaluru just to name a few, not to mention his tremendous 30 years of experience in the field of remote sensing and geomatics applications. He has also been decorated by many awards which include ISRO awards, National and International recognition for Innovative use of IT and Geo spatial technologies.

Ferdin Sylvester

Founder - ECOBEL
Ferdin is a visionary voice in the city of Bengaluru, who with his innovative ideas and persistent efforts started his company, ‘Ecobel’. With a goal to create sustainable and long-term solutions for waste and energy issues in developing nations he is the inventor of the Therminator which helps curb the issue of discarded thermocol in the city.

Ganesh Balakrishnan

Breathing life into “Momoe”, a mobile payments platform, the IIT Bombay and IIM Bangalore graduate has been contributing to the field of marketing for the past 15 years. He has also served as the vice president of the e-commerce giant, ShopClues. Ganesh is also a mentor at NSRCEL, the incubation cell of IIMB.

Madhuri Hegde

CEO - Mayflowerlanguages
A linguistic perfectionist by habit, founder and CEO at Mayflower Language Services, Madhuri Hegde drives home the demand for quality and excellence. With her knowledge and strategic approach, she has driven the reach of Mayflower to Fortune 500 companies in over 20 countries across the globe. She is on the board of directors of the prestigious ELIA, where she fosters the development of language service providers worldwide.

Roger Narayan

A virtuoso artist, a glorious persona and most importantly a magnanimous human, Roger Narayan is one of the favourite faces of lights and camera and is an internationally acclaimed actor, along with being an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He is famous for his remarkable roles in movies like The Man Who Knew Infinity, 417 Miles, Humble Politician Norgraj and playing a role in the world famous TV series, How I Met Your Mother.

Samantak Bhadra

Poet + Co-Founder - Let Poetry Be
Co-Founder of “Let Poetry Be”, a space for poetry in Bangalore. He has been a journalist, a social entrepreneur, a software engineer and a public speaking trainer. He is also a writer and a musician and is currently working on a CSR project. He has also founded a movement called “The Sound of Poetry” in Pune, which conducts poetry events and workshops.

Samir Datt

Forensic specialist
Samir Datt, founder and CEO of, is widely credited with evangelizing computer forensics and setting up India’s first computer forensic lab in private sector. He is even consulted by law enforcement agencies on various tech-investigative issues.

Seetha Ananthasivan

Founder - Bhoomi Network
With a deep interest in using eco-psychology as well as organic food and farming to build communities which are coherent with nature's principles, Seetha Ananthasivan has founded Bhoomi Network in Bengaluru. Bhoomi is a non-profit organisation that works towards educating people on sustainable living, stressing on healthy eating practices and better lifestyles.

Organizing team


Bangalore, India


  • Akash Mishra
  • Nitin D A
  • Raghu Likhith