I did my second Tedx talk in Pune a couple months and the video just came online. While I usually don’t speak for more than 15-20 minutes, the 18 minute limitation in a Ted talk is always a tough mental challenge for me to overcome. But I think I got it right this time at exactly 23 seconds to go, although I must admit that the counter was distracting and I fumbled on a few occasions.
Since the audience was a mixed one, I have avoided too much jargon and so if you are a scientist, you may not find too much science in it but hopefully like the stories.
And I forgot to mention that Usha Uthup, who is an outstanding singer in her Tedx talk, talks about genomes and mentions about my talk in hers talk on values, optimism and authenticity.
And if nothing else excites you, there is a movie clip in there too. 🙂
Ms Anu Acharya is the co-founder and CEO of Mapmygenome, a company that pioneered the field of personalised, preventive healthcare by making personal genomics tools available to the masses. With a vision to “Touch 100 million lives”, Mapmygenome was established in 2013, heralding the advent of improved healthcare through genomics-based personalised, precision medicine starting with India and other neglected populations.
Under her leadership, the company has been achieving several milestones, awards and honours. From the ET startup Awards to NASSCOM Emerge 50, WSJ’s Top global startups’ award, Red Herring Asia and Global to the recently conferred Pride of Telangana award; Mapmygenome has certainly become a force to be reckoned with.
A fiercely respected entrepreneur, she also serves as a governing board member and/or mentor for various high profile institutions such as the NIBMG, NIAB, IIITHyderabad, IvyCap Ventures, CSIR and ABLE. She is also a distinguished alumna from IIT Kharagpur.
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