LunchBox Live is a live and interactive interview setting where Sharad will be interviewing interesting people from all walks of life in public and private forums. To to set up you own "LunchBox Live" Event. please contact Sharad here
Date: May 7, 2014
Time: 5:30pm -8:00pm
Meet Suneet Sigh Tuli
Founder and CEO of DataWind Ltd.
Suneet Singh Tuli is the founder and CEO of DataWind Ltd., responsible for its overall vision, strategy and execution. He has 23 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, having previously launched two successful companies that conducted Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) on the NASDAQ stock market. At DataWind and previous ventures, patented technologies were created to develop scanning, printing and imaging products that set world records in both price and performance. The innovative products and technologies created through these ventures have received numerous awards and accolades, including recognition by the Guinness Book of Records.
Most recently, DataWind’s Aakash/UbiSlate tablets have received worldwide attention, as the Company executes a vision to empower the next three billion people with computing and Internet access. On November 28, 2012, DataWind’s Aakash2 tablet computer was launched at the United Nations by the Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.
Suneet has been recognized by Forbes magazine in its 2012 Impact 15 list as a “classroom revolutionary”, using innovative technologies to reinvent education globally. He has also been recognized as the entrepreneur of the year for 2012 at the World Sikh Awards.
DataWind has been recognized as the UK’s Most Innovative Mobile Company for 2012 by UK Trade & Investment and also received the Technology Achievement Award by the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Suneet regularly speaks about social innovation at various forums internationally. Among others, he spoke at the Internet Freedom Conference in Stockholm, the Beyond Access conference in Washington, D.C. and the Digital World conference in Dhaka. Suneet graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science in Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Date: Monday, February 24th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM to 8 PM
As part of TiE Vancouver’s main mandate, we provide our members with various opportunities to network with professionals and entrepreneurs from around the city. TiE Entrepreneur Speaker Series showcases success stories of established entrepreneurs as well as exposes various Vancouver business to the general audience. This unique networking atmosphere is based around a live interview scenario where the speaker shares his or her entrepreneurial journey while conversing with TiE Charter Member, Sharad Khare. On February 24th, TiE will be hosting Terry McBride - CEO at Nettwerk Music Group / CEO & Founder at YYOGA as the guest speaker who will share his success story and the lessons he has learned throughout his career with our members.
Meet Terry McBride
CEO at Nettwerk Music Group / CEO & Founder at YYOGA
Terry McBride is the current CEO and one of three founders of the Nettwerk Music Group, which includes Nettwerk Productions (Canada’s largest independent record label), Nettwerk Management (artist and producer management), Nettwerk One (publishing), and Artwerks (graphic and fashion design). Founded in McBride's apartment in 1984, Nettwerk has corporate offices in Vancouver, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Hamburg and London. Since its inception, Nettwerk has released over 600 different albums and sold over 160 million albums worldwide with such renown artists as Avril Lavigne, Coldplay, Dido, Fun, Wanting, Passenger and Sarah McLachlan. In the past few years McBride has spoke at dozens of international conferences about social marketing, digital branding, intellectual property rights and the future of music consumption. In 2008, McBride co-authored a paper for the British University of Westminster’s “Musictank” entitled Meet the Millennials that became a marketing template for musicians in the digital space. In 2004, McBride stepped onto a yoga mat for the first time by way of recommendation from a friend, and it wasn't long before he realized that yoga offered him more than just a flexible body and mind. Acting on this realization, McBride along with his friend and yoga instructor, Lara Kozan, launched a chain of wellness centers called YYoga. It's McBride's vision for YYoga Studios to evolve into social third spaces, focusing on health and wellness for the body, mind, spirit and the community. McBride’s latest endeavor combines his two principle passions in the re-launch of Nutone Music. Encompassing music from the realm of devotional chant, world beat and beyond, Nutone is dedicated to the development of a new genre within today’s musical landscape. McBride explains, “Nutone's mission is to seek out what we feel is the best music that fits into the modern day Yoga studio, various wellness practices and everyday enjoyment of music. With many descriptions from World music to Chant to New Age to Mantra music, Nutone will demystify and clarify for listeners a brand that will be consistent in delivering quality albums.” At the 2003 Juno Awards Terry received the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, recognizing an outstanding individual who has contributed to the growth and advancement of the Canadian music industry. Terry has also twice been awarded the Pollstar Industry Award for Personal Manager of the year for his work with Sarah McLachlan (1997) and Avril Lavigne / Coldplay (2002).
Frank Palmer talks to Sharad Khare
Date: Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM to 8 PM
As part of TiE Vancouver’s main mandate, we provide our members with various opportunities to network with professionals and entrepreneurs from around the city. TiE Entrepreneur Speaker Series showcases success stories of established entrepreneurs as well as exposes various Vancouver business to the general audience. This unique networking atmosphere is based around a live interview scenario where the speaker shares his or her entrepreneurial journey while conversing with TiE Charter Member, Sharad Khare. On January 28th, TiE will be hosting Frank Palmer as the guest speaker who will share is success story and the lessons he has learned throughout his career with our members.
Meet Frank Palmer...
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at DDB Canada
Frank Palmer is one of the ad community’s most respected leaders and humanitarians. From his humble beginnings in Vancouver over 40 years ago, Frank has created Canada’s most creatively acclaimed marketing communications agency and in that process, has changed the face of Canadian advertising.
The chief engineer of the merger between Palmer Jarvis and the DDB network in 1998, Frank successfully created Palmer Jarvis DDB and built a thriving national network recognized for producing the country’s most talked about and award-winning ad campaigns. Today, DDB Canada is the most awarded creative agency in the history of Strategy’s Agency of the Year and Creative Report Card competitions.
Frank’s fundamental belief is that creativity is the most powerful force in business. In a world where people have become the most influential media channel, DDB Canada’s mission is to instigate ShareValue. By developing ideas that consumers want to play with, participate in and pass along, the agency sustains lively, animated and thoughtful conversations in and around its clients’ brands.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the ad industry, Frank has been inducted into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends by the American Marketing Association and received the Association of Canadian Advertisers’ prestigious Gold Medal Award.
But it’s not only his abilities as an exceptional business leader that make Frank unique. He is also a philanthropist at heart and a true believer in corporate social responsibility. He is a Founder of the National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS) in Canada and has supported numerous industry and charitable organizations.
Through DDB Canada, Frank donates marketing services to a wide variety of causes. Over the years the expertise and resources of his agency have been used to create brilliant PSA campaigns to raise awareness and money for dozens of organizations. Some beneficiaries of Frank’s generosity include The Vancouver Police Foundation, Canadian Blood Services, Big Brothers, Crime Stoppers, B.C. SPCA and Hockey Canada.
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