Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) is back again this year with its annual internationally acclaimed event TEDxXIMB on 20th January 2019 (Sunday).
TEDxXIMB shares its vision with TED and TEDx and aims to uphold the same passion and commitment to ideas in and around the academics, business and social circles in Odisha. The first version of TEDxXIMB was held in 2012 and it witnessed an amalgamation of some of the finest ideas giving a new outlook to today’s society. In line with the same concept of bringing out ideas shaping the world and the nation, the next version was held in 2015, 2016 and the latest one in 2017. They all proved to be exciting, interesting and inspiring platforms for sharing ideas.
This year again, Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar shall host the fifth version of TEDxXIMB. The event like its previous versions promises to be a medium to share the ideas that are expected to reflect and let the society, the nation, and the world evolve into a better place.
The theme for this year TEDxXIMB is “Chakravyuh: The inescapable formation”. It is scheduled to be held on 20th January 2019 from 1 PM - 6 PM, at the XIMB Auditorium.
Being an internationally accredited event, TEDxXIMB comes with a lot of perks for the attendees, apart from the unforgettable and enriching experience of the event itself. For attendees, TEDxXIMB shall be providing its original merchandise, which would be included in the ticket cost. The attendees shall also be presented with certificates of participation, along with refreshments. But most importantly, the attendees will have the exclusive chance to personally meet the speakers of TEDxXIMB to gain the most out of the event. As an independent TED event, the speakers who will be presiding over are some of the most spirited individuals who have fought against overwhelming odds to free themselves from the 'Chakravyuh'.
The speaker list of TEDxXIMB 2019 is:
1. Lt. Gen. Satish Dua - Public Service (Army)
An expert strategist with years of military expertise, Lt. Gen. Dua spearheaded the surgical strikes in response to the Uri terrorist attacks. A counter-terrorism specialist, he has been the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC).
2. Divyanshu Damani - YouTuber, Social media influencer, Youth
At the age of 22, he has become a social media influencer who believes in positivity and relentlessly tries to help budding millennials in creating a niche for themselves. Founder of ‘The Soch Network’, ‘D Talks’, ‘Dare to Deliver’, ‘The Divyanshu Damani Show’.
3. Dr. Sruti Mohapatra - Inspirational, Social Service
Part-time motivational speaker, full-time crusader for equal rights for the differently-abled. Her illustrious career ranges from Indian Civil Services to winning over 65 laurels for advocating equal rights for the differently-abled from various national and international agencies.
4. Paul Walsh - Sports, Public Service
Founder of The Jungle Crows, an undirected rugby club which soon became instrumental in educating hundreds of children. Mr. Walsh has featured in magazines like the GQ and has received an MBE on the UK’s Honour List.
5. Megha Vishwanath - Media (CNBC TV18), Start-up
She is the face of CNBC-TV18’s flagship shows ‘Young Turks’ and ‘Tech Toyz’. Her celebrated careers in the media industry as an anchor, business journalist, and television producer has made her one of the most influential media personalities among the current generation.
6. Sachin Das Burma - Advertising (World Hockey)
An avant-garde marketer by his own right, he has been the creator of unforgettable ads like ‘AamSutra’, ‘Thinking is such a waste of time’, and most recently, the campaign for Odisha Hockey World Cup 2018. Blurring the lines of marketing and aesthetics, one ad at a time.
7. Mr. A.L. Jagannath - Corporate, “Most Influential Marketer”
Mr. Jagannath currently leads the Dell-EMC Synergy and Alliance role for VMC. An alumnus of XIMB, as well as MIT Sloan School of Management, he was honoured as one of the ‘Most Influential Marketers’ by World Marketing Congress in 2015. A passionate golfer, a talented guitarist, and a brilliant quizzer!
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