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November 3, 2018
Bengaluru, Karnataka

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PC Sagar Auditorium
Dayananda Sagar College Of Engineering
Kumaraswamy Layout
Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560078
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Anil Shetty

Anil Shetty is an Indian Political Leader, Entrepreneur, Author, Activist, and a motivational speaker. He is the lead campaigner of "Save Govt Schools" movement in Karnataka. He is also the President of Nav Bharat Democratic party taking over the reign from R.K Misra. Shetty created "Peace Auto", an auto-rickshaw union to help improve the community's circumstances. Today, his team runs the best organised auto-rickshaw union in the city. Shetty has been involved in various community projects for bus drivers, police constables, pourakarmikas, underprivileged students, and the deprived classes. He has organized events to honor civic workers within the city to establish a sense of inclusiveness and responsibility between the workers and the population.

Annamalai Kuppusamy

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru South
Brave, fierce, bold, & determined are only a few of his dominant qualities. An IPS Officer, widely known as "The Singham Of Karnataka", TEDxDSCE is proud to announce its speaker - Annamalai Kuppusamy IPS! His acts of pure professionalism, corruption-free daredevil attitude, earned him the name 'Singham'. He is currently the Deputy Commissioner of Police, South Division, Bengaluru City. Be it humanity, or a resolute mien, he possesses a gentlemanly roaring nature. 'The People's Superintendent', his name brings smiles of admiration on the faces of the young and old alike.

Guru Charan

Guru Charan is a Professional Photographer and a Storyteller through his pictures, that speak for itself. He is an Electrical and Electronics Engineer by weekdays, and a pursuer of his passion and alias profession in the weekends, He has encaptured moments that share the embodiment of emotion, gratitude, fortitude, and life. He began his photography with Wildlife and later found his love for Street Photography. Be it an unforgotten mother or a wailing child, Guru Charan has stored memories and moments of human beings and even their predecessors in monkeys, with outstanding pictures that speak more than dictionaries combined.

Iffat Khan

With 6 jobs under her belt, she is a master of all trades. Training and transforming over thousands to unleash their hidden entrepreneur, she is an icon in the world of Business. We present to you, Iffat Khan, founder of Femipreneur which focuses on bringing women into mainstream business and Eccelente Solutions. Come set the entrepreneur with you free on 3rd November at TEDxDSCE!

Priya Chetty-Rajagopal

Search Consultant
Priya was nominated Femina Woman of the Year 2017, conferred the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for Excellence in 1997, recognized by the Guild of Women Achievers in 2000, and selected by the British Government for the Chevening Scholarship in 2004. Active in various business fora, Priya was Chairperson of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Karnataka as well as a Board Member of IACC from 2007. In addition to being the Founder-Chair of the IACC’s Women’s Business Council, Convener of the CII Women’s Business Leadership Forum for over 4 years till 2011, and a TiE Charter Member, Priya serves on the Advisory Council of Common Purpose, India, & was on the Asia Pacific Council of the AESC till Oct 2017.

Rajeev Rajagopal

He is the Co-founder of the renowned band 'Thermal and a Quarter'. He has been a drummer for twenty-two years. Runs two music academies and has trained 5000+ students. Have featured on Rolling Stone magazine's cover, and have opened for Guns N' Roses. TAAQ’s genial groovemeister, used to be a teenage metalhead. There was a time when bands like Slayer and Megadeth took pride of place in his tape collection. Like any obsessive percussionist, Rajeev put in his time banging on desks, plates, the walls, and anything else within reach before receiving a thorough grounding in his chosen instrument from a teacher who introduced him to the wider world of rhythm. His musical interests and abilities grew in tandem, and while he’s never been the type to take an extended, flashy drum solo at the expense of his band mates (or the audience), his handy way with a backbeat made him the first choice for a nascent band with progressive aspirations called Thermal and a Quarter.

Ramesh Kumar

Mr. Ramesh Kumar worked in the Electronics Division of BHEL, Bangalore for 18 years - 1981 to 1999, as Manager - EDP. As part of the MIS team here, he was involved in the design, development, and implementation of MRP and MRP II systems. A member of the core team for New Technologies, he underwent SAP training and conducted a detailed feasibility study for implementing SAP. Mr. Ramesh Kumar is the recipient of more than 15 productivity awards at BHEL. In his various capacities in the EDP department, he was instrumental in setting up and improving systems & processes from planning to production, including quality. Mr. Ramesh Kumar has contributed more than 30 articles on different technologies for various Magazines and has published a book "Engineers' Yellow Pages". Find an idea which he hasn't published yet, and he will help you brainstorm better ones!

Sameer Dhanrajani

Chief Strategy Officer, Fractal Analytics
Sameer Dhanrajani is a distinguished and widely recognized analytics and AI business leader and visionary known for his deep knowledge, innovation, & topical approaches in the analytics and AI space. Sameer is Chief Strategy Officer at Fractal Analytics. Sameer was Global Business Leader for Cognizant analytics and data sciences at Cognizant Technology Solutions. He pioneered the Customer, Risk & Operations Analytics framework (CRO) at Cognizant Analytics and Data Sciences. A fast tracker & a well-rounded professional with 20+ years of industry experience, Sameer has donned various leadership roles to help deliver innovative analytics and AI solutions and consulted with several CXO’s for faster, better decision making. He has been highlighted four times consecutively – 2014-17 in “Top 10 influential analytics leaders in India” published by Analytics India magazine.

Sankalp Mohan Sharma

Founder & Director, Sachh India
Sankalp Mohan Sharma is the Founder and Director of the Sachh Foundation, an organization working on creating the largest youth network of young leaders working towards sustainable development from around the world. Sachh Foundation is present in over 5 countries and has executed several successful campaigns towards sustainable development. He has been presenting speeches and presentations on climate change water conservation and sustainable development as a part of his advocacy program too people off all age groups, backgrounds and from every strata of the society from schools and colleges to organizations and rotary clubs, one of his most glorious speeches was with 200 soldiers of the Indian Army that went out of their way to pledge to conserve water. Sankalp is the Karnataka State Head of the Global Walk for Water campaign and organized the historic walk on 22nd of March in Karnataka.

Vinay Raj Somashekar

Automobile Designer
Ever heard of an eco-friendly bike that accelerates to 100 km per hour in 3 seconds? That truly is something to brag about. From interior designs to logos to bikes; he has transcended every field with impeccable diligence and elegance! Vinay Raj Somashekar is the Co-founder & Chief Designer of Emflux Motors Pvt. Limited, Bangalore. From a Freelance Designer, to a Industrial Designer, to a Motorcycle Designer, he has built his life with sheer determination and commitment to his work. Product Design, Transportation Design, and Graphics are his forte. He possesses industry knowledge in Logo Design, Transportation, Industrial Design, Sketching, and Graphic Design. He has built India's first electric Superbike with his well-rooted belief that India produces all the required raw materials to "Make in India", but designers generally import the necessary ingredients from foreign nations, and do not "Make in India".

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Bengaluru, India


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