Experience TEDx, the power of ideas

Satya Nadella becoming CEO of the world’s largest software company, Microsoft, Vishal Sikka heading Infosys, and for Sachin and Binny Bansal to create a $ 7bn online consumer marketplace happened because of ‘Ideas” - the ability to think-through and execute.

Ideas are not only a source of intellectual satisfaction and excitement, they are central to reach pinnacles.

This Sunday Bangalore will swim in an ocean of ideas thrown up by people of the stature of Nadella, Sikka or the Bansals. They may not yet be known but they have ideas that are disruptive and deeply transformative.

Nothing then can be more exciting than being part of Sunday’s TEDx (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Bangalore, an ideas event born out of California’s world renowned TED Talks. And Deccan Herald is proud to participate in this deluge of ideas as the official print partner.

TEDxBangalore, a non-profit event, which is being organised at the IT hub Whitefield’s MLR Convention Centre, is poised to be India’s largest TEDx event with almost 1,600 guests and is one of few TEDx events in India.

The theme for the inaugural TEDx Bangalore is Challenge. Intellectual-entrepreneurs from real life who have done very unusual things in their lives will make live presentations.

The diverse subjects as skateboarding, designing in the realm of art, textiles, and hardcore technology, the experience of an Indian as part of United Nation’s peace keeping force to the launch of an intellectually vibrant magazine in Morocco and how robots may come to define our lives.

The one-day event will have three thematic sessions - BLR to Bangalore, which will show a very new Bangalore and get you to discover unknown facets of its people and the urban space; Down South, that will focus on how to get Bangalore to speak to the rest of India and Outsourced, that will tell Bangalore’s rise as one of the major outsourcing centres in the world, but will also focus on the need for an identity of the city beyond IT and outsourcing.

For more on TED and TEDx, click http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/10453 and http://www.tedxbangalore.com

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