TEDxOn the 26th of February, The Institute of Management Technology Dubai (IMT Dubai) will be welcoming over 800 guests to TEDxIMTDubai. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

TEDxIMTDubai is based on the theme of The Lateral Perspective. The Lateral Perspective is the ability to approach an issue from a novel viewpoint and it involves generating alternate solutions to common problems via unorthodox methods. The inspiration of this theme is the concept of ‘Lateral Thinking’ created by Edward de Bono in 1967, which encouraged problem solving by methods that would normally be ignored by traditional logic. Speakers at the event include; Phil Bedford (Middle East Franchise owner of The Referral Institute), Rakakrishna N K (Co-Founder of Rang De), Dr Alaa Garad (Director of the Emirates Center for Organizational Learning, Founder and Chairman of Organizational Learning Conference), Fayeq Owais (Arab-American Artist, Educator and Linguist), Ebin George (Musical World Record Breaker), Mahender Singh (Director at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation and Executive Director of the MIT Global SCALE Network in Asia), Shreyas Srinivasan (Co-Founder of NH7) and Karl Haddad (Social Entrepreneur).

“This is an event organized by IMT Dubai students and aims to bring together achievers from different walks of life, so that they can share their ideas and processes with our participants” commented Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes, CEO of the Institute of Management Technology. “These talks help us and the wider community to unravel the untapped immense potential and opportunities around us, and our speakers are individuals who create value and are generating positive impact in their chosen fields”.

The TEDxIMT Dubai event was organized by IMT Dubai Students Jiju Vijaykumar , Aridman Mohan, Eshu Kalra, Ayush Kumar, Nupur Gupta, Kartik Srinivas and Karishma Hans. The faculty mentor is Dr. Krishnadas.

Registrations are still open, and interested attendees can register at www.tedximtdubai.com.


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives. The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.


About IMT Dubai

IMT Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Business School, IMT Ghaziabad, one of India’s top 10 business schools. Founded in 2006 in Dubai Academic City, the campus offers an MBA program for fresh graduates, Executive MBA for working professionals and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. IMT Dubai is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, is licensed by the KHDA and is a member of; The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and The European Association for International Education (EAIE).


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