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This event occurred on
February 23, 2013
10:00am - 6:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)

Imagination brings new ideas ......Ideas change lives .....Inspiration drives the next one !! Let's TEDx at GITAMUniversity.

TEDxGITAMUniversity is being organized for the first time in the city of Visakhapatnam situated in the east coast also known as the city of Destiny. The theme Imagine. Ideate. Inspire totally reflects on the event. The speakers are from diverse fields covering many aspects like Medical, Spiritual, Entrepreneurship, Social Activist, Technology, innovation etc.

We believe in sharing the ideas, conceptualizing it and inspiring the future generation !! lets share ideas at TEDxGITAMUniversity because Ideas are Worth Spreading.

Mother Teresa , GITAM University
GITAM University
Visakhapatnam, 530045
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Joseph Radhik

Joseph ‘Joe’ Radhik: One of India’s topmost wedding photographer. An Engineer and IIM grad, Joe is the best example of India’s creative youth. He has covered many celebrity weddings across the country, and he will be speaking about his journey in the Photography field.

Rakesh Reddy Dubbudu:

A person with high social commitment, Rakesh holds a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT, Warangal. He is the Founding Partner of BHUMI Hyderabad and is responsible for Project Planning and Execution in the field of Governance and RTI. He is the Andhra Pradesh Coordinator for the “National People's RTI Assessment 2008”. He was the winner of the First ever “Citizen Journalist Award” awarded by the Network 18 group .

Harish Iyer

A victim of child sexual abuse, survivor, gay rights activist, animal rights activist and an environmentalist. He is now a household name in every Indian home after his appearance in Amir Khan’s famous show Satyameva Jayate. Mr.Iyer may look like a shy person with dimpled cheeks but his courage is commendable. He will be with us to share his story and how he survived the trauma.

Vivek Francis

The trailblazing owner of MobME, one of the most successful telecom start-ups in India, will talk about his entrepreneurial journey at TEDx GITAMUniversity. Since April 2012, when MobME tied up with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and Technopark to set up Startup Village in Kochi, India’s first public–private partnership telecom incubator, Vivek has also become a full-fledged ‘angel’ – a friend, philosopher, guide and investor – to many a student entrepreneur.

Vijay Bhaskar Reddy

An IIT-Madras grad, Vijay has been into the agricultural sector, developing automated solutions. After quitting his high-paying job, he started a company with focus on Agriculture to give back to his community. Born and raised in Palli, a small village in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, in a family of poor farmers, he is now Chairman and CEO at Vinfinet Technologies Pvt Ltd, a company he started out with a few others.Mr.Vijay Bhaskar developed a product that improves the lives of farmers–providing them safety, and saving them time, money, and labor—by allowing them to water their fields remotely via their cell phones. His product Kisan Raja was one of the 8 finalists in Mahindra Rise, among the winners of the 3rd ISB iDiya Challenge. Kisan Raja also won 2nd Prize at Samsung Innovation Quotient conducted by Samsung, and awards by CNBC-TV18 among others.

Ojas Suniti Vinay

A young theatre artist from Pune, Ms.Ojas has been spreading awareness about the plight of the dwellers of North East India. With excellent facial expressions and story-telling skills, Ms.Ojas has taken her one-act play ‘Le Mashale’ across the length and breadth of India, telling people the tale of Irom Sharmila, the famous Manipuri activist. She has been running a campaign against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) even as a debate rages in Jammu & Kashmir and the Northeast over its implementation and rights violations.

Mitchell B. London

President and CEO at Headroom Learning, a leading educational software company, Mr.London has more than twenty years of experience managing high-growth technology ventures. After earning a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1987, he began his career with Microsoft, where he played a key role in the early development of the Windows Operating System. In 1988, Mr.London founded ConnectSoft Inc., a multi-divisional firm located in Bellevue, Washington. He negotiated several financings and multi- million dollar business transactions. In 1996, Mr.London sold ConnectSoft to a NASDAQ listed technology holding company in a transaction valued at more than twenty million dollars.

Prasanna kumar

A.Prasanna Kumar, Director, Centre for Policy Studies is former Regional Director National Maritime Foundation, Visakhapatnam Chapter (September 2009 - September 2012), former President of Visakha Music Academy (June 2004 - June 2011), former President of Visakhapatnam Veterans Tennis Association (2000-2003) and former Rector and retired Professor of Politics, Andhra University. He was a member of the Academic Council of Sri Sathya Sai University, Prasanthi Nilayam for six years. He was All India Radio’s sports commentator from 1964-2000 on tennis, cricket and badminton. Among the running commentaries done by him were: ASIAD 82, First and Second Masters and Grand Prix in badminton, over ten Davis Cup ties and ATP Challenger tennis tournaments, and several cricket commentaries on zonal, national and international matches.

Anupama Hoskere

The founder of Dhaatu which works to instill in children eternal human values and relevant wisdoms through the medium of storytelling and personal interaction – utilizing the ample material for art and expression from India’s ancient wealth, captivating stories told through epics, upanishadic episodes and historical/mythological accounts of varied, colorful and inspiring personages. Anupama Hoskere will perform a puppet show and speak on how Puppetry Theater can promote Ancient Mythology. Discover the long forgotten art of storytelling with only voices and puppets.

Organizing team


Visakhapatanam, Ap., India


Fairbanks, AK, United States
  • Jai kanth Panthayil
  • Pallavi Chatterjee
  • Aditya Chaganti
    Hospitality Partnerships
  • Saifuddin Malik