The right kind of session with a perfect Speaker can have a lasting impact on us. We’re more confident and inspired and ready to take on new challenges with new eyes. When we begin to follow the advice of these speakers, we experience an increase in optimism and get inspired to bring a positive change. There are leaders out there who have become a powerful voice that is helping people to become more motivated, productive and more informed. Continuing the tradition of honouring such men and women, SpeakIn presents Top 10 Trending speakers who has have touched lives across almost all sectors.
On the release of the latest edition, Deepshikha Kumar, Founder at SpeakIn comments, “What makes a leader great is to be able to communicate with a number of listeners simultaneously. You can possess a clear vision and focused mindset to bring about a change. But, if you’re not able to communicate with your people and connect with them at a personal level, you will end up struggling to be ‘heard’. The speakers featured as top trending have an innate ability to form a bond with the audiences – be it face to face, or even through a laptop screen.”
The Top 10 Trending Speakers for September 2021 are:
Neeraj Chopra created history by winning India’s first-ever gold medal in athletics at the Tokyo Olympics on August 7, 2021. He was born into a farming family in the Haryana village of Khandra, near Panipat. As of August 2021, he is ranked second internationally by World Athletics. A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army, Chopra is the first track and field athlete to win a gold medal for India at the Olympics. On the occasion of winning a gold for the country he expresses high delight, “It feels unbelievable, this is our first Olympic medal for a very long time, and in athletics it is the first time we have gold, so it’s a proud moment for me and my country.”
Manoj Kohli is an experienced entrepreneur who enjoys the challenge of influencing industry transitions such as mobile internet and renewable energy in the past and digital start-ups and electric vehicles in the future. His motto is “excellence with integrity!” He is presently the Country Head of SoftBank India, where he supports SoftBank Group and SoftBank Vision Fund and their over 20 AI/digital-oriented portfolio firms. He is also the Executive Chairman of the SB Energy – SoftBank Group, which plans to invest $20 billion into solar energy projects in India. He comments on the role of leaders in today’s world, “Leaders are not only about business success. The bigger role of a leader is to transform the business for tomorrow”.
Alan Greenberg is an earlier Director Apple Education EMEA, then Director Apple Education China/Asia PAC. He led the team who built Education Podcasting, project managed the launch of iTunes U throughout the UK, Europe, then China, and developed Apple Education mobile strategy, iOS Education APPs. Developed the SEED CSR project in China, a collaboration between Apple, Foxconn, and Pearson. He is a member of the Executive Board of Wide Cells Group Plc, Group CBDO, and EVP & Founder of Wide academy. Currently, he is Senior External Advisor to McKinsey & Company, Venture Partner at EDT Partnership, education sector consultancy and venture, Madrid, London, Singapore, Mexico & China. He is also the digital director of BSSF at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, creating an ecosystem dedicated to the ecological and technical revolution challenges. He comments about himself, “I’m very good in math, and I’m a logical thinker. I don’t get wrapped up in things or even wrapped up in myself.”
Bhupendra Chaubey has worked as a television journalist for the past 12 years. He has the unusual capacity to grasp things on a local level and then express them on a macro level as a political journalist who travels the length and width of the country. Bhupendra, a graduate of mathematics and a postgraduate of cinema, is one of the best political journalists of his generation, having covered two general elections and all state assembly elections. He is one of those journalists who rely on their on-the-ground political knowledge, supplemented with scholarly knowledge of national concerns. He is currently the Editor in Chief at India Ahead News.
Amit grabbed the stage by storm in the mega-hit comedy events series “Comedians of the World” on Netflix in January 2019. He was one of the first three Indian comedians on the platform. His comedy has transcended borders with over 200 worldwide shows in 25 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Dubai, and Singapore. Amit has done almost 1400 concerts in all. With the introduction of Grandmasters of Comedy, Amit has reached new heights as a professional comic. He is famously quoted for his words, “Don’t just treat your daughter as a Princess. First treat your wife as a Queen.”
Eyal is an AI leader with 20 years of Artificial Intelligence excellence, winning the best-PhD award at Stanford University computer science and the Top-10 Young AI award from IEEE. He has helped successful start-ups 6Sense, Reflektion, and Fraud Science and was a tenured associate professor of computer science (now adjunct professor) at UIUC. He was a gold medallist (Israel) in Olympic Rifle Shooting at age 20 and is a black belt in Karate (Shotokan JKA). A strong proponent of the power of technology to bring an impactful change in the way we live, he said, “Together, let’s make the Smart City Revolution happen!”
Mimi Nicklin is an author and the host of the breakfast show “Empathy for Breakfast” and the podcast “Secrets of The Gap.” She is a skilled marketer and communicator and the Creative Officer and Regional Managing Director for a worldwide advertising agency. She has spent the last fifteen years working with clients worldwide to create stand-out creative interventions that result in business and culture change. She comments on the nature of humans, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
Vineet Malhotra is a former Executive Editor at Tiranga TV, Times Now, and a regular host of critical events on Star Sports. He has a diverse range of programming and editorial exposure across the country, with appearances on over six distinct prime networks. He’s also hosted the Delhi Commonwealth Games, the 2012 London Olympics, the 2011 IPL for Times Now, and Neo Cricket’s Baat & Bowl. Vineet is also an author and contributor to prestigious publications such as The Times of India and the Sunday Guardian. He is also a budding author and a professional musician and winner of multiple international awards for his renditions. On the recent news of snooping using software, Vineet reaffirmed his belief in the right to privacy, “Whether there were people snooped at the behest of anyone by Pegasus or not! Just the thought that spyware can creep into your phone innocuously is a shuddering thought! We are all vulnerable.”
Samiran Ghosh has developed and launched Rockmetric’s augmented analytics platform, Rubix Data Sciences’ credit risk platform, and Uniris’ proprietary blockchain ecosystem. He has held leadership positions at McKinsey, Korn Ferry, Microsoft, IBM, Dun & Bradstreet, IBM, and TCS throughout his 25-year career. He has assisted Microsoft in launching platforms such as the Connected Vehicle Digital Agriculture and Smart Cities. One of his more successful products was a “first-of-its-kind” SMAC-based offering that helped him gain over $500 million in services alone. He said, “An essential skill that IT teams need to develop and refine is understanding business needs better and translating them into solutions that drive tangible value for the end users. AI is not about fancy algorithms; it is about designing systems that provide actionable insights to stake holders and yet keep the use of these systems straight forward and intuitive.”
Anurag Chaudhary is a Data Science Architect with Design Thinking Certificate from IIT Madras 2019, an Executive Certificate in Big Data Analytics from SPJIMR, Mumbai 2017, and an internship in Data Science using R from IIM Lucknow 2017. His areas of expertise are Big Data Analytics, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Services, and Blockchain. He has 10+ years of experience in software application development. Currently, he is a full-time Data Science and Machine Learning Practitioner and a part-time Blockchain Practitioner. He also has seven years of experience in Microsoft Web Technologies, comprising mainly ASP.Net-related web front-end technologies, distributed services, and database development.