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Theme: Re-Imagining Education

This event occurred on
August 18, 2013
9:00am - 6:00pm UTC
(UTC +0hrs)

Carefully selected remarkable speakers will share their voice & vision as this will be the first TEDx Education platform staged in India. This promises to be an amazing event & experience to everyone involved.

IIT Madras
Event type:
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Murali Sundaram

Murali has successfully trained more than 75,000 Professionals, Executives & Students on Personal, Managerial & Leadership Effectiveness, Organizational Development, Peak Performance & Wellness.

Narasimhan Ramaseshan

He remains engaged in a constant quest for additional learning, and committed to continually updating knowledge. He has established a niche for himself, of building centres of excellence with international affiliations.


Worked with various startup companies on evolving strategies for business transformation and growth , business model generation and specifically PR, Communication and branding strategies. He is very much passionate about developmental politics and believes good politics is the only way to bring permanent change and solve all socio-economic problems of this country

Pramila Krishnan

She is an inspiration & role model to many youngsters who would like to enter the field of journalism. She was interviewed by Actor Amir Khan in Satyamave Jayate, India television talk show.

Kai Chang

Angel Investor, Startup Mentor & Red Cross Instructor from San Fransico Bay Area

Vittal Nagarajan

Vittal is best known for being the Central Vigilance Commissioner and very well respected. He Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Information Technology from 1990 to 1996 and was Chairman of the Telecom Commission and Secretary to the Department of Telecommunications from 1993 to 1994. In 1996, he was appointed by the Government of India as Chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board where he was involved in improving the public sector undertakings. He has been a columnist for the Economic Times and has authored several books. He was awarded Dataquest IT Man of the Year in 1993 and was the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award of Dataquest in 2004.

Shiny Chandran

Shiny is the only Olympic Council certified Sports Nutritionist in India who specializes in sport, preventive nutrition, weight management. She is a columnist in leading dailies.


Conferred “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Economic Times 2004, “CEO with HR Orientation” by Employer Branding Institute which recognizes Asia’s Best Employer Brands in Singapore.

Vijay Anand

Vijay Anand is a crusader against corruption, he has sought to empower Indians in tackling corruption at all levels of Indian society. The Zero Rupee Note project has been one of 5th Pillar’s most successful initiatives, distributing millions of zero-denomination notes as tangible tokens of bribery. Anand has spoken at the UN’s Convention Against Corruption, services on the board of the National Federation of Indian-American Associations and is also the founder of AIMS India Foundation, dedicated to assisting rural communities with education and healthcare.

Karthik Srinivasan

Karthik is one of the hottest advertising fashion photographers in South India with many celebrated assignments under his belt. Karthik also periodically works for advertising agencies at Singapore, England, Thailand, Malaysia and China. His cumulative experience of 15 years - as a fashion model, model coordinator, shoot coordinator and a fashion photographer.

MariaZeena Johnson

Managing Director of Sathyabama University, Chennai, with aplomb since 2001. She has been the constant driving force helping the university to grow leaps and bounds in the arena of holistic education.


Kumaravel is the Co-founder of the most admirable salon brand. Credited with eradicating the word "housewife". The starting point was encouraging his wife to start something new. The store grew from a small seed of an idea and is today a 250+ strong salon chain webbing across the country. He is on a mission to create 1000 women entrepreneurs, 3000 salons & 50,000 employment opportunities by 2017.

Ponraj Vellaichamy

Ponraj is a well known Indian Scientist. For over 15 years, he serves as the Scientific Advisor to Dr. APJ Abul Kalam, Former President of India.

Laurie Meadoff

Laurie is a unique visionary that creatively markets brands, builds teams, and coordinates strategies for both non-profit and for profit organizations. With extensive experience in executive production, resourceful collaboration, and strategic planning, Laurie masterfully uses her vast network to build bridges and devise projects with significant and resounding societal influence

Raja Krishnamoorthy

An independent OD consultant from 1985, till date Raja has worked along with diverse Business and Non-Business Organizations as an advisor, Organization development consultant, a Coach & mentor, Trainer and Visiting Faculty.

Bala Balachandran

J. L. Kellogg Distinguished Professor (Emeritus in service) of Accounting and Information Management, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA Founder and Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, India

Siddharth G J

Being a person with Cerebral Palsy, life was not easy for Siddharth. He encountered a number of hurdles and at last here he is, working as a Manager in a nationalised bank. A turn around moment for him was when Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam met him & thereafter Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam mentions Siddharth's name in many of the occasions & forums including the World Disability Day.

Organizing team

Hari Balaji

Chennai, India
  • Mr. Ganesh L S
  • Mr. Srinivasan K
  • Dr, Yamuna Krishna