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Alexander MacDonald is the Chief Economist at NASA. He was previously the Senior Economic Advisor in the Office of the Administrator and was the founding program executive of NASA's Emerging Space Office within the Office of the Chief Technologist. He is also a former executive staff specialist on commercial space at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory



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Anirudh Krishna (PhD in Government, Cornell University, 2000; Masters in Economics, Delhi University, 1980) is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University. His research investigates how poor communities and individuals in developing countries cope with the structural and personal constraints that result in poverty and powerlessness.



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Marco Tempest is a Creative Technologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a Director’s Fellow Alumni at the MIT MediaLab, an Extended Reality Lead consultant & Luminary Alumni at Accenture and the Founder and Director of the MagicLab in New York City.



Creative Technologist
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Robert Katzschmann is an Assistant Professor of Robotics at ETH Zurich. Robert earned his Diplom-?Ingenieur in 2013 from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2018 from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2018



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Smita Sharma is an award winning photojournalist and visual storyteller whose work centres the traumatised and forgotten voices of those subjected to human rights abuses, especially victims of sex crimes, human trafficking and environmental issues in the Global South.



Photojournalist and Visual Storyteller
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Abha Narain Lambah (born 1970) is an Indian conservation architect whose eponymous architectural practice has restored several of India's UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Ajanta Caves, Golconda Fort and Mahabodhi Temple, and Mumbai's Victorian buildings like the Crawford Market, Royal Opera House, Asiatic Society of Mumbai Town Hall and Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue.‍

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Laxminarayan is founder and director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in Washington, D.C. and New Delhi, and a senior research scholar at Princeton University. He is an affiliate professor at the University of Washington and a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland and at the University of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa.



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Moran Cerf is a professor of neuroscience and business at Columbia University and the Alfred P. Sloan professor of screenwriting at the Academy of Motion Picture.



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Dr. Agata Blasiak is the Head of Digital Health Innovation at the Institute for Digital Medicine (WisDM) and the N.1 Institute for Health (N.1) at the National University of Singapore.



Digital Healthcare Expert
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Kelly Wanser is an innovator committed to pursuing near-term options for ensuring a safe climate. As the Executive Director of SilverLining, a respected non-profit organization devoted to addressing near-term climate risks, she leads the organization's efforts to promote scientific research, science-based policies, and international collaboration on possibilities for rapidly responding to climate change. In this capacity, she contributed to the development of US legislation, reviewed key reports for leading organizations such as the IPCC, NSTC, and NOAA, and established a program and fund for research on atmospheric climate intervention. She also co-founded the University of Washington Marine Cloud Brightening Project and currently serves as its Senior Advisor.



Climate Innovator
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Dr Bharat Vatwani is a Mumbai based Psychiatrist. He along with his wife Dr Smitha, also a Psychiatrist, conceptualized Shraddha Rehabilitation Foundation in 1988, a registered NGO dedicated to the rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and reunification with their families, post their improvement, of the wandering mentally-ill roadside destitutes on the streets of India. The NGO is based at Karjat, Maharashtra, housing more than 120 destitutes at any given time.



Mental Health Activist
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Mohit is founder of Project Second Chance, India is working on reimagining prisons in India by building social entrepreneurs within the system out of current/ex prisoners.



Prison Reformer
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Pediatrician and Neonatologist, with a keen interest in Pediatric nutrition. Founder and President of Every Infant Matters, a not for profit working towards combating malnutrition and its serious consequences from the world. Gates' Foundation Goalkeeper Awardee, Forbes 30 Under 30 for Asia, Government of India and United Nation's Top 75 Women Transforming India.



Child Healthcare Expert
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He holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and has professional degrees from TERI University and Stanford Graduate School of Business.



Clean Energy Innovator
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Arun Sundararajan believes that we must deliberately design the world we want, otherwise someone else will design it for us and we won't like the world we end up in. A chaired professor at NYU and best selling author, Arun spends a lot of his time researching and shaping governance and laws for AI and platforms. Today, he talks to us about a new risk that sounds almost like science fiction -- how AI is making us lose the intellectual property rights over our own intelligence.



AI Governance Expert
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Rashid Karimbanakkal is a purpose driven, young inspiring entrepreneur and innovator. His passion in social work and technology made him to start his first enlightened enterprise Genrobotics and developed the World’s first manhole cleaning robot ‘Bandicoot’ to eradicate manual scavenging and to benefit millions of manual scavengers around the world. Rashid also listed in Forbes30Under30 of 2023, and awarded with Government of India's Swachhata Startup Challenge Award 2022, Economic Times Social Enterprise Award 2021, The Hindu Business Line - Young Change Maker Award 2020.



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Dr. Piyachart Phiromswad is an economist and an Associate Professor at Sasin School of Management, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He was invited to be one of the speakers at TED2023 where he talked about how to unlock the power of population aging. He is also one of the winners at the TED Idea Search: Southeast Asia 2022.



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Daniel Bögre Udell is the co-founder and executive director of Wikitongues, which supports language revitalization on every continent.


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Language Activist
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Michelle Drouin is a world-renowned expert in the areas of intimate relationships, sexuality, and the intersection between technology and relationships. She is the director of the Sexuality and Relationships Lab at Purdue University Fort Wayne, a senior research scientist at Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation, and the author of "Out of Touch: How to Survive an Intimacy Famine." Dr. Drouin has been recognized as one of the world's top 2% of scientists, and her published research spans two decades.



Intimacy Expert
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Over the last decade he has been a global trailblazer and innovator, growing the global mobile entertainment & content industry, and playing a central role in its development, significance and presence world-wide. He has been dubbed the 'father of the ring tone', as he and his team created and developed the first commercial ring tones in the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and Australia in 1998.



Founder & Chief Executive, at Mobilium Global
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Ramesh Raskar is Associate Director and Professor at MIT Media Lab.



Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab
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Critically acclaimed soprano, Tharanga Goonetilleke’s performances have been praised by the Washington Times as ‘Magical’ and her voice by The New York times as ‘appealingly rich’. Tharanga is the only Sri Lankan woman to attend The Juilliard School where she received her Artist Diploma for Opera and Master of Music degree. She received a Bachelor of Music degree with a minor in Biology from Converse College, SC. She is also an Associate of the Trinity College of Music, London. She made her New York City Opera debut 2011. In 2015 Tharanga was names a TED Fellow.



Soprano Opera Singer
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Amongst India's most talented pianists, Sahil’s experiments with different mediums – visual projection, photography, and theatre have been instrumental in taking the form outside conventional definition and shaped a performance style that is truly his.



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Dee MC is a pioneer of the Indian Hip Hop scene having represented India internationally in countries such as USA, UK, Canada, Belgium among others. Her knack for rhythm comes from her training in the classical dance form Bharatanatyam and the knack for poetries is something she developed earlier during her schooling. Her music aims to empower women and challenge the existing socio-economic system and talks about the importance of taking care of one's mental health.



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Foram Shah is a spoken word artist and the co-founder of Spill Media LLP, one of India's largest and most loved art collectives.



Spoken Word Artist
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Rutwik Deshpande is a Writer, Actor and Performer. He has won the poetry slam at IIT Bombay's Mood Indigo among a host of other slams, and has collaborated with some of the biggest poetry collectives all around the world like Button Poetry, Kommune, UnErase Poetry and Spill Poetry.



Writer, Actor, Poet, Storyteller, Director
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Ishpreet Balbir is a poet, writer, and storyteller. His greatest strength is his ability to observe and identify unique human behavior and weave a compelling narrative through his words. An enthu cutlet in the true sense, he believes words have the power to change minds.



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