Speakers

PULKIT GAUR

CTO , Founder @ Gridbots Technologies.

Pulkit Gaur, an Engineer by education and the founder of Gridbots Technologies found his passion in Robotics. He has been building robots since his childhood. He quit his job as a technical manager with Meditab Software in Ahmedabad to launch Gridbots Technologies in 2007. He has since supervised the development of over 50 robots that have applications in a diverse range of fields from defense to home-making. He currently serves as the Chief Technology Office of Gridbots and drives the companies Innovation and Technological advancements. He has received TED Fellowship - MIT Young Innovator Award and Rajiv Motwani Circle Fellowship apart from various other national and international awards for his technological innovations.

MANISH PAUL

Indian television host, Anchor and Bollywood actor

Manish Paul is a famous name in the entertainment industry. His work as an actor, entertainer, VJ, RJ, and comedian has won him universal applause. He is a Delhiite at heart, but otherwise, a complete mumbaikar. His charm and quick wit immediately put a spell on all and he become everyone’s favourite. Though Manish Paul has a great fan following now, his journey was not a cakewalk. Manish got his big break in the industry when he began hosting the show Sunday Tango on Star Plus in 2002. But what really put the star host on the map was the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and then there was no turning back. He has tickled the funny bone of many with his on-stage acts, says the jokes are scripted but most of the things he does are on the spur of the moment. Catch Manish Paul, “Sultan of Stage” live on 27 August 2017, who shares his experiences with TEDxCTAE audience.

FREISHIA BOMANBEHRAM

Youtuber , Actress and Host of Whack

Freishia Bomanbehram is the face of YouTube channel "Whack" where she shares some really cool facts and stories of the world and has developed an understanding community of diverse people who listen and discuss their thoughts on a particular subject. She is best known for her lead role as Sucheta Duggar in Cambala Investigation Agency and as her lead role in the film, When Harry Tries to Marry. She has appeared in the international films such as Blood Monkeys and Curse Of King Tuts Tomb. Being a travel lover, big foodie, and fitness enthusiast, she joined NDTV Good Times as an anchor with her own travel series ‘Hangout Amreeka’. Since then, she has hosted many shows on the channel like Band Baaja Bride 5, India with Marriott, Lakme Fashion Week, India Couture Week.


VIJAYRAJ KAMAT

Manager , Delloite Consulting , NLP Practitioner , Author

Vijayraj is an author, Quora TopWriter, Licensed NLP practitioner, success coach and a Tech consultant. He has more than 36,000 followers on Quora.com where he writes about moving forward in life, how to dance with your fear, finding your passion, and most of all how to gain clarity in life. His writings are published in international magazines like INC. magazine, Apple.com and Huffington Post. You might be familiar with his book "Public Speaking Bootcamp". His second book which is based on his first TEDx talk is well on its way.










RIDHI DOSHI PATEL

Owner and Director , Rhyns Academy , Child Psychologist

Riddhi Doshi Patel is an educator, an entrepreneur, a Professional Independent soft skills trainer, a child psychologist, a Graphologist, a Director and what not! She has been running her own training company called Rhyns Academy Pvt Ltd, where she and her team teach children good values through the medium of art and dance. Being a National Award winning trainer, she has also conducted Soft Skills training for Self Development, has undertaken Student’s Guidance and Counselling programmes and has organized Empowerment Workshops for Women and Children. She is a passionate entrepreneur and always looking out for the best interest of her loved ones, She also started Mocktail Gazebo, an organic and chemical free range of soft drinks.According to her, “Believing in oneself and working towards that goal with determination will help you succeed no matter what the task at hand.”

Dr.SUKANT KHURANA and RAAMESH GOWRI RAGHAVAN

Scientist at CDRI , Epigraphist and Linguist

Dr. Sukant Khurana is a neuroscientist and data scientist who enjoys studying complexity and nuances, whether of brain functioning, drug discovery, development of new statistical tools or analyzing large data sets. He is currently a scientist at CDRI, Lucknow, with a PhD in neuroscience from Austin, Texas, and is also a well-acclaimed painter. He is also a known public speaker.

Raamesh Gowri Raghavan is an advertising professional, writer, epigraphist and linguist based in Mumbai. Mr. Khurana and Mr. Raghavan are running a collaboration that explores the interface between brain science, technology and the arts - literature, sculpture, painting, music, and cinema. They are planning to give a combined talk and combining science and art, otherwise known to be contrary fields.


SANJAYA SINGHAL

Group CEO,Secure Meters

Sanjaya has played an active and pioneering role in the introduction of electronic electricity meters to address the tamper and fraud rampant in the Indian utilities and improve revenue collection. He specialises in business strategy and future trends in energy, measurement and control and is recognised as an expert in the area of metering and utility revenue protection for both developing and developed countries.