Techkriti is an annual international technological and entrepreneurial festival held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Being one of the largest technical festivals in Asia, it attracts over 40,000 people from all over the world. This year, the fest will be held from 23rd to 26th March.
With a huge line-up of challenging competitions, workshops, and talk series, this fest is hard to ignore. From ‘Techkriti Grand Prix’ to ‘Robowars’, from ‘Electromania’ to ‘Astro Treasure’, every event has its own appeal.
A major part of this fest are the Techkriti talks, which bring great speakers and leaders together to spread ideas and inspire the youth to widen their intellect. This year, too, many eminent personalities will enlighten students with their knowledge and prowess.
Here is the list of the speakers attending Techkriti 2017:
1. Richard A. Muller, eminent American physicist
He is a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He founded the group, Berkeley Earth, a non-profit organization which aims at addressing some of the major concerns of the climate change skeptics.
2. Rajat Sharma, Editor-in-chief, India TV
He is one of India’s most powerful editor-entrepreneurs. He rose to fame hosting the hit interview show, ‘Aap Ki Adalat’.
TechTalk – Rajat Sharma Techkriti, IIT Kanpur in its next TechTalk proudly presents one of the most renowned names in the field of journalism that this nation has ever seen, Mr. Rajat Sharma. Mr. Sharma through his hugely popular show “Aap ki Adalat” has been captivating audiences for a record of 20 years and has interviewed more than 800 personalities from various walks of life. Perceived as a fiction then, he was the first to vision the need of a private news channel and factualised his dream into a reality. #TechTalk #Techkriti17 #FactualisingFIctions
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3. Ashish Chauhan, CEO of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
His vision has led to the foundation of India’s first successful screen-based trading framework in equities.
Tech Talk 7: Mr. Ashish Chauhan Techkriti, IIT Kanpur welcomes Mr. Ashish Chauhan, MD and CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange, best known as “Father of Modern Financial Derivatives in India”. It was his vision and direction that led to the set up of the first successful screen-based trading framework in equities in India. It shall be an enlightening experience for one and all to witness him live at IIT Kanpur!!! #Techkriti17 #FactualisingFictions
4. Balaji Viswanathan, co-founder of Invento
He is a Quora rockstar with more than 24K followers. His ambition is to solve India’s biggest problems through his write-ups. His company, Invento, specializes in building world-class robots.
5. Meinolf Sellmann, computer scientist
He is best known for algorithmic research, with a special focus on self-improving algorithms, automatic algorithm configuration and algorithm portfolios based on artificial intelligence.
He currently leads the machine learning and knowledge discovery teams at the General Electric’s global research lab.
6. K C Nicolaou, Cypriot-American chemist
He is known for his research in areas like natural products and total synthesis. In 2016, he was awarded the Wolf Prize in chemistry. He is also the co-author of three popular books on total synthesis; Classics in Total Synthesis I, II, III.
7. Andrea Mocellin, chief designer at Granstudio
He has played a key role in designing numerous production vehicles for leading brands, including Audi.
8. Henry Schaefer III, notable scientist
He was awarded the ACS (American Chemical Society) award in 1979 for the development of computational quantum chemistry into a reliable quantitative field of chemistry and for his prolific exemplary calculations of broad chemical interest.
In March 2015, he was elected as an honorary fellow of the chemical research society of India.
9. David Reitze, American laser physicist
David is an expert in ultrafast optics and laser spectroscopy. He is currently specializing in laser-based interferometric gravitational wave detection.
10. Vijay Prasad Dimri, geophysical scientist
He is known for his research work in areas like earth sciences, minerals, and oil and gas exploration. He was awarded the Padma Shri for his immense contribution in the field of science and technology. He is the first Asian to receive the Lorenz Lecture award.
11. Sumit D. Chowdhury, former Chief Information Officer, JIO
He has served as a leader in consulting companies across the US, Australia, and India. He was also responsible for creating the ecosystem of companies that will build solutions on top of RJio platforms. He is currently planning to start his own venture.
12. Rajiv Memani, chairman of Ernst and Young (India)
In his role as chairman of the Global Emerging Markets committee, Rajiv’s responsibilities include connecting emerging markets with developed markets, ensuring that the voice of the emerging markets is considered in all key decisions, and recommending investment plans for the emerging markets.
13. Arsh Dilbagi, entrepreneur and roboticist
He is currently an undergraduate at Princeton University. He developed “TALK”, which won the Voter’s Choice award at the Google science fair.
“TALK” is an assistive device to convert breath into speech. It uses the variations in a person’s breath and dictates letters, which are further combined as sentences.
TechTalk #11 – Arsh Shah Dilbagi, Founder ARIDO and SAROID TechTalk #12 – Devika Sirohi, Decoder Zika Virus Arsh Shah Dilbagi is popularly known for his product ‘TALK’, for which he won the Voter’s Choice Award at Google Science Fair 2014. TALK is an assistive device to convert breath into speech. Devika Sirohi is an Indian Scientist and the youngest member of the team that successfully decoded the Zika Virus and also identified regions within the Zika virus structure where it differs from other flaviviruses. #TechTalk #Techkriti17 #FactualisingFictions