Jurgis Didžiulis (aka Jurgis DID) is a Colombian-Lithuanian with a unique talent for bringing people together through the magic of musical co-creation. Part speaker, activist, and performer, he has navigated the intersection of music and social transformation for 20 years with a focus on upgrading culture (beliefs and behaviors) through culture (creative expression).
Troubadour, Musician & Community Catalyst
James Law, founder, CEO & visionary architect behind Cybertecture, recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Renowned for his innovative designs merging architecture, engineering, and technology to address global challenges and enhance human experiences. His philosophy seeks to create a better world through innovative design solutions that prioritize sustainability and societal well-being.
CEO & Visionary Architect, Cybertecture
Kathak graduate, screenwriter, poet and storyteller, Jidnya Sujata believes that art is essential for survival.
Daaniyal is spoken word poet from the slums of Mumbai, he started his poetry journey 10 years ago, when he saw visuals of a deadly war in the middle east. Over the years with his poetry Daaniyal has written about everything which disturbed him or made him feel something. His poems covers topics like Class, Politics, Mental health and ofcourse Love. Through his organisation Spill poetry he has also empowered countless poets to pursue poetry. All he wanna do through his poetry is make people stop and think for a second or two
Aman Sharma is a wildlife conservationist, and climate activist. Pursuing environmental studies at the University of Pennsylvania, he was awarded the national respect award for environmental activism and has spoken at the 75th United Nations General Assembly as well as the Nobel Peace Prize Center. He is also an Indiatimes 2020 Hero and uses his passion for wildlife photography to educate his over 800,000 followers on Instagram about nature.
Wildlife conservationist and Climate Activist.
James Joseph is an Author, Inventor and Founder of Jackfruit365.com, winner of India’s National Startup Award for Food Processing. James’s patented invention is a flour from Green Jackfruit to Control Blood Sugar of Diabetes patients, with evidence published in globally reputed journals.
Jackfruit Flour Inventor
After 5 years of incarceration in one of the world's biggest and dangerous prison, Avneesh took a path of changing the prisons in India through his intervention called Project Kunji (Prison Helpline)
Kris Dorsey is an associate professor in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences and a core faculty member at the Institute for Experiential Robotics at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is also the director of the Programmable and Reconfigurable Soft Engineered Systems Lab.
Reema joined SEWA in 1984. She expanded membership to new heights making SEWA the single largest union of informal sector workers. Reema oversees organizing and development of 2.9 million members, pan India, and also in 7 South-Asian countries, focusing on women’s economic empowerment by building women owned enterprises – in Energy, Agribusiness, Food Processing, Waste recycling, Textile and garmenting. Reema was invited to the International Labour Organization’s High Level Global Commission on Future of Work as the only member representing the informal sector workers. She was honored by Padma Sri for her contribution in area of Social Services in 2013. "
Ishita Katyal, published author and TED Speaker, believes that there is so much in the world to draw inspiration from, making each one of our ideas the most important stepping stones of life. She wrote her book, Simran's Diary, at the age of 8 and has been featured in Child Magazine as one amongst the 8 Child Prodigies in India. At the age of 10, she stepped on stage to urge adults to stop asking the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up" and instead ask, "What do you want to be now?" She has spoken at platforms like CISCO, Invesco, TEDxGateway, AMDOCS, to name a few and has been the opening speaker at the prestigious TED Global Conference in Vancouver, at the age of 11. Ishita is the youngest lead organizer of a TEDx event in the Asia-Pacific region that is stemmed in the motto "for the youth, by the youth."Recipient of REX Karmaveer Chakra Award, Sakhi Samman Award and one of 50 Most Inspiring Women in 2019, Ishita believes in empowering the world by discovering, doing and believing.
Parmita, co-founder of Akshar Foundation, led the creation of Akshar Foundation’s model school, Akshar Forum in Guwahati. As Akshar's Director of Operations, she leads Akshar's Government School Reform Programs in Assam, and led Akshar to global recognition with a minimal budget.
Dr. Kalai Ramea is Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Planette. She is an accomplished interdisciplinary scientist working in the intersection of artificial intelligence and science. She has spearheaded a variety of pioneering AI initiatives aimed at addressing societal challenges, with a particular emphasis on climate action and energy systems.
AI Scientist & Climate Innovator
Dr. Tiffany Vora is a rousing speaker and thought leader who uses a bio- and tech-focused mindset to stimulate leaders, companies, and industries around the world to design for the best possible futures.
Dyhia Belhabib is a maritime crime fighter. She is the co-founder of nautical crime investigation services and a Principal Investigator at Ecotrust Canada. She investigates profiles and busts crimes at sea, while building technologies to make her work and that of others easier.
Ocean Crime Fighter
Usha Jey is a choreographer, movement director and dancer from Paris. She has worked with icons like Virgil Abloh, Anna Wintour or M.I.A and has traveled all around the world thanks to her art. Her two love ? Hip-Hop and Bharathanatyam.
Choreographer & Movement Director
This young man is on a mission to make 140 crore Indians nutritionally literate! He is a social media sensation who is famous for fighting and winning against MNCs for their false marketing and low quality ingredients.
Piyush is the founder and CEO of SaveLIFE Foundation, a specialist Non-Profit Organization saving lives across India. He’s best known for getting India its Good Samaritan Law, which protects all of us from any kind of legal hassles when we help an injured person on the road.
Road Safety Innovator
Pavan's remarkable journey from scientist to international banker to environmental economist has brought him to the forefront of the sustainability movement. As CEO of GIST Impact, he collaborates with corporations and investors, leveraging impact economics and technology to measure a business' holistic value contribution to the world.
Esha has been a writer for over 10 years, reporting for global publications on how businesses can create positive social and environmental change. She's the author of her new award-winning book, Working to Restore, which won Best Business Book of the Year at the Tata List Fest last year, and looks at stories of over 20 businesses around the world that are redefining capitalism.
Solutions Journalist and Author
Palak Chauhan, a 14-year-old prodigy in Western Classical Piano from Chennai, has garnered a multitude of national and international awards spanned across USA, Italy, London, Austria, Canada, Malaysia and UAE. Her remarkable performances include playing at Rashtrapati Bhavan for the President of India, delivering a captivating solo concert at London's esteemed Victoria & Albert Museum attended by luminaries like Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, and showcasing her musical talent for the US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, among other numerous notable occasions.
Pianist & Child Prodigy
He studied acting because he wanted to make people laugh and be happy, he then went on to lead a lighting technology company because he wanted to bring light and happiness to people and now, since 10 years his passion is to use FoodTech to make people happy.
Sugar Alternative Innovator
Anurag Maloo is an Indian mountaineer, an economic development consultant, startup mentor, social activist, and engineer, and a global advocate for UN Sustainable Development Goals, who made global headlines after surviving a fatal 300m fall into a deep icy 80m crevasse on Mount Annapurna in Nepal in April 2023.
Mountaineer & SDG Champion
Vinu Daniel is the principal architect of the firm WALLMAKERS, crafting architectural spaces that harmonize with the environment, and widely known for his inventive and experimental materials and techniques.
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a teacher, best selling author and the Spiritual leader of the Tergar Sangha worldwide. He possesses a rare ability to present the ancient wisdom of Tibet in a fresh, engaging manner.
Tibetan Monk & Happiness Author
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.
Advisor - TEDxGateway
Rives is a poet and public speaker from New York City. He has six talks on TED.com, and was co-host of the annual TEDActive and TEDYouth conferences. Rives performed on Seasons 3-6 of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and was the writer and host of Bravo TV’s Ironic Iconic America. Rives also leads public speaking workshops for young people, non-profit and corporate groups. TEDxGateway 2023 will be Rives’ 7th time hosting TEDxGateway and he is thrilled to be returning to Mumbai, the most vibrant city on the planet.
Host & Co-Curator