x = independently organized TED event


April 24, 2024
9:00am - 5:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

PEC Auditorium
Bangalore Trunk Road. Nazarethpet
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600123
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Charles Godwin P

HR Leader at Zoho
An astute HR Professional with 20 years in-depth experience in the entire gamut of People Programs & Processes from renowned IT Industry. Extensive exposure to manage change during acquisitions & mergers, building capabilities & talent during high growth phases, executing apt HR interventions. Specializing in Talent Acquisition & Retention, Talent Management, Talent Engagement, Talent Development, Employee Relations, OD interventions, Compensation Management, Performance Management, Policy Administration, and Employee Welfare & Branding. Charles is as HR Leader at Zoho and a prominent speaker at student and industry forums. He has delivered over two thousand guest lectures and launched 'HR Lens', an initiative aimed at guiding the youth towards the right career path. Charles received an Excellence Award for HR Management & Social Initiatives. He's also won awards for Associate Connect & People Management, advising institutions, HR forums, and social organizations.

Devan Ramu

Student at Panimalar Engineering College
Devan Ramu is an extraordinary observer who dedicates himself to the betterment of society. With a keen eye and thoughtful insights, he serves as a catalyst for positive change. His commitment to the wellbeing of others is unwavering, and he tirelessly equips himself with knowledge from every available resource. As a hard worker, Devan Ramu exemplifies servant leadership. He listens actively, empathizes deeply, and empowers those around him. His humility and integrity shine through as he fosters trust, collaboration, and personal growth. Devan Ramu’s ability to transform communication into genuine connections sets him apart.

Jenita C

Student at Panimalar Engineering College
Jenita C, a 19-year-old student at Panimalar Engineering College pursuing studies in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, excelled as the team lead in the Dark Pattern Buster Hackathon 2023, reaching the finals in this prestigious all-India competition. With notable experience in technology competitions, she exhibits leadership and innovation. As a skilled front-end developer, Jenita demonstrates creativity and technical prowess, blending them seamlessly, committed to ethical technology

Kerlin Sara Wilson

Dynamic Facilitator, Industry Expert & Life Explorer
A young vibrant personality with a techno managerial blend. A passionate career development mentor. Voluntary learner of diversified skillsets. Approaching life with curiosity, seeking out new experiences, knowledge, and adventures.

Nandakumar Veeramani

Commissioner of Income Tax, Government of India
An All India topper in the UPSC civil service examination and served as the youngest Private Secretary to the Union Minister of India, he was instrumental in the creation of the Department of Disabled Affairs. Recognized as one of the top 20 Youth Icons of India by India Today Magazine, he is a school dropout and child laborer who ultimately became a civil servant.

Pavan Govindan

Co-founder and CEO of Cultos Global
Pavan Govindan, Co-founder and CEO of Cultos Global, is revolutionizing brand-consumer engagement with web3 and AI technologies, along with an innovative loyalty platform. With over 16 years of experience spanning healthcare, IoT, and more, he holds six patents in IoT, healthcare, and blockchain. An alumnus of IIM B and also a postgrad in digital business, he's also a graduate of the MIT Sloan Bootcamp and has conducted industry leader interviews for e27's 'Leaders Talk Series.

Prof. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail

Scientist, Soil Biologist & Ecologist
A Scientist, an Indian soil biologist and ecologist. Managing Director of the Ecoscience Research Foundation. member of State Development Policy Council, Govt of Tamilnadu. Recipient of the Aringnar Anna Award by Government of Tamil Nadu, India for environmental education and awareness.

Sahithi Mannar TB

Psychologist, Founder of Sama Jeeva Foundation
Sahithi Mannar, a psychologist with four years of experience and 4370 counseling hours, addresses a wide range of mental health concerns, including but not limited to suicidal ideation, anxiety disorders, and depression. She focuses on individuals aged 18 to 28, employing a holistic approach and various modalities like CBT, Expressive Art, and REBT. Sahithi creates a safe, judgment-free environment, aiming to empower clients to overcome challenges. A survivor of child sexual abuse, she founded the Sama Jeeva Foundation, impacting over 12,000 students and 18,000 adults by raising awareness about grooming behaviors. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Sahithi combines academic rigor with practical expertise in her commitment to improving mental health and preventing abuse.

Samyuktha S P

Student at Panimalar Engineering College
Samyuktha S P, a 20 year old engineering student pursuing Artificial Intelligence and Data Science is a seasoned anchor-women known for her exceptional ability to engage diverse audiences across various events with a captivating presence and unparalleled eloquence. An adept event organizer, she seamlessly orchestrates memorable experiences. Her passion for emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence, fuels her innovative spirit. A beacon of creativity and optimism, she infuses every project with her personal touch, leaving a lasting impression. Samyuktha exemplifies leadership, guiding teams towards success with her vision and determination. With a relentless drive for excellence, she continues to inspire and redefine the standards of professionalism in her field.

Umama Tabassum Memon

Author, Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer
Umama Tabassum Memon, an author, image consultant, and corporate trainer, brings 9years of corporate experience. She specializes in soft skills such as executive presence, business communication, etiquette, and leadership. Umama emphasizes the importance of cultivating a positive image for personal and professional success. With a natural ability to connect with people and bring out their best, her unique superpower lies in seamlessly blending creativity with learning, resulting in engaging and effective sessions. She firmly believes that learning is only valuable when implemented. Outside of her professional endeavors, Umama is an avid reader and a skilled acrylic and resin artist.

Vijayakumar Manoharan

Associate Professor FoM, SRMIST
As an Associate Professor with 25 years of experience in Management Studies, he excels in teaching, research, and industry partnerships. With international publications and participation in over 50 conferences, he brings global insights to his work. He has organized numerous academic events, including the recent International HR Summit in Dubai. Passionate about student placement, he has led the Placement and Training Department. His research interests lie in HRM, employee retention, and competency development.

Organizing team

  • Abinov Bruce B A
  • Asmitha Yuga Sre A
  • Bharanivelan Jayakumar
    Team member
  • Dilip Venkatesan
  • Noyal Surya J J
  • Swathi S
  • Vijayakeerthi k