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Theme: Rise From EMBERS

This event occurred on
August 21, 2022
Bengaluru, Karnataka

Today, we live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with far more information than we can possibly digest. We are communicating at a faster rate than we have ever been previously. So, how do we characterize ourselves and the world we live in today? Are we linked in any way? Are we nimble? Do we consider ourselves to be advanced? Knowing something is one thing, but wisdom is the ability to distinguish those components of that information that have a long-term and meaningful impact on one’s life. In this fast-paced, fast-changing world, we passionately believe in the power of wisdom and ideas. As a result, we’re creating a community and a space where India’s most enlightened thinkers and curious people may interact with ideas and wisdom
Embers which means the smoldering or glowing remains of a fire is a testament to people coming up from the worst phases of their lives to what they are now. The ultimate fire in the belly of all those personalities who said they’d never give up regardless of what happens is the reason they have built an empire.
Rise from the Embers envisages ideas that have never been explored. Ideas about areas that have glowing remains of a fire, that when touched, can lit up the whole world.
We would like to hear stories or ideas from people to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.

NIMHANS Convention Centre
WHVW+7J6, Hosur Main Road, Lakkasandra, Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029
Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560029
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Abhishek Vyas

Abhishek Vyas is an entreprenuer who has worked with influencers in the world of Influencer marketing
Abhishek Vyas is one of the few entrepreneurs whose vision never faltered no matter the obstacles he faced in building his company and the team. His motive remains the same even now, to be able to provide brand collaboration for influencers across the country. With the support of his team, Abhishek is now able to provide other services to influencers and brands that have helped them immensely in the field of marketing. Vyas also has a youtube handle where he interviews several well-established entrepreneurs and also runs his own Instagram channel that focuses to provide professional personal growth tips to millennials and gen-Z.

Ankita Mehra

- A LinkedIn creator with 30,000+ followers and have recently been recognized as India’s top 20 Inclusivity and Diversity Leaders. Been an LGBTQ+ activist since the age of 18.
An outspoken, skilled, and highly motivated community management professional with years of experience in building engaged, cause-driven communities and end-to-end management of recruiting diverse talent via inclusive career fairs. A community builder with excellent marketing skills

Archana Tiwari

Principal Director - Marketing and Communications at L&T Infotech
An entrepreneurial and creative leader with 18+ years of experience across multiple functions & sectors. Archana is an award winning professional (‘Woman of Excellence Award’ 2020-21 by Indian Achievers Forum) with a proven track record in delivering strategic objectives. Her skill sets & experience include Multimedia Content & Communication Strategy; B2B2C Product & Solution Delivery; Trade & Community Collaboration; among others. Her experience spans across sectors like education, manufacturing (process & discrete), trade & business, entrepreneurship and innovation with brands of repute including CNBC TV 18 - Network 18, The Economic Times & upGrad.

Dr. Zakaria Abbas

MBBS, PGCert (ISCCM), PG Cert PH (UK) International Health campaigner, Social Entrepreneur
Consultant - Strategic Alliances, Narayana Health City, Bangalore He’s a medical doctor and an international health campaigner who recently completed his Masters in Public Health at world renowned, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He was the Student Ambassador of the prestigious London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Student Liaison Officer of ‘Health in Humanitarian Crisis’ (one of the only 3 selected from the school and the only Indian). His work during the pandemic was featured on LSHTM website.

Jayashree Sundaresan

Director - Global Protection Services at PayPal
A servant leader at heart - strongly believes in creating a positive impact in people to transform beyond who they think they are and what they think they can achieve. More than two decades of experience as a technology and a people leader. She thoroughly enjoys coaching & mentoring people to share and learn

Malhar Patil

Entrepreneur | Sports Fanatic | National Level Badminton player
Back in 2014, as an Intern at Prama Instruments Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai, he designed and manufactured a prototype of Hydrogen Generating Cell. He did a Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR), in Hong Kong as Official Country Delegate. And then, was a part of the Jagriti Yatra 2016 which is a train journey across India covering 8000 kms, 12 destinations and spans over 15 days. Currently he is based in Bengaluru as co-founder of Flam, where they recently announced that they’ve raised a seed round of $3.5M from SV Quad, Inventus Capital Partners, 9 Unicorns, Kwaish Ventures. At Flam, they’re working on building a global consumer product to revolutionize the adoption of AR through Social Media Network. He loves formulating and executing strategies for large-scale business impact. At Flam, they are building the world's first social metaverse. He looks after the growth, distribution, and revenue at Flam. They are democratizing augmented reality (AR) content

Racy Shukla

From Therapeutic counselor to An Outdoor educator.
Her educational qualification is a Major in Chemistry, who later changed her field completely and did Masters in social work counseling. Later on, she completed a certificate course in therapeutic counseling as well. Followed up by working as a therapist for 2 years. Racy’s journey outdoors started with the Siachen glacier trek, which was then followed by Basic mountaineering, Advance Mountaineering and Search and Rescue Mountaineering course. All with A grade. To Aid her hard skills in mountains she entered the world of Experiential education and found peace in the minimalist lifestyle she experienced. From leading an All-women US expedition in Zanskar valley to Virgin peak to All men expedition, her career has seen it all. She strongly believes in challenge by choice, and has contributed willingly for various treks which were at high altitude. From Ladakh to Uttarakhand, she has led treks throughout the Himalayas

Sagar Rai

Founder & CEO - KiBi Sports
A purpose-driven sports entrepreneur and an engineering graduate from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University. During his sports journey, the problems he had faced led him to start his own sports venture. Which directly helps to promote, develop and organize the global sports ecosystem. He is a paramilitary brat and a Rajya Puraskar awarded scout.

Zeeshan Shaikh

An engineer turned YouTuber
who believes Sky's the Limit to grow. Invites people on his podcast to share ideas and their life stories. He is on the mission to increase reading habits in people so that we as a nation improve our mentality and win in life.

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Bengaluru, India