April 14, 2017
CoMES, UPES, Dehradun
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Transformation Gen X

Generation X, the main influencers, architects and drivers of digital transformation, are the Digital Immigrants. With a high level of scepticism, “what’s in it for me?” defines them as the consumers. Generation Y, the Digital Natives have seen the age of technological change, globalization and economic disruption. Generation Z, the digital integrators, having technology integrated seamlessly into their lives, referred to as Neo-Digital Natives.

They are expected to be flexible, tech-savvy, inquisitive, and financially driven. There’s the challenge of the global economy. Even previously “safe” careers such as law and medicine are being disrupted by technology. However, with the increasing prominence of technology and globalization, there are new opportunities that they can pioneer.

Working with individuals from multiple generations may seem like a daunting task because no single structure will keep all three generations satisfied with the job. Here’s the opportunity for you all to get an insight of the hand-on experience from these three generations.


TED -Technology, Entertainment, Design is a non-profit media organization which posts videos of powerful talks online, for free distribution, under the slogan "ideas worth spreading", ideas which are known to change perspectives and provide food for thought. TED was founded in February 1984 as a conference, which has been held annually since 1990. TED's early emphasis was technology and design, but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic topics.

TED is synonymous with world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, people who are great in their thoughts and actions, are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.


TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." It is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere -- celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. TEDx events are produced independently of TED conferences, each event curates speakers on their own, but based on TED's format and rules. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and help spark deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.


University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) has been fortunate enough in acquiring the TED license and is delighted to present to you, TEDxUPES on 14 April 2017, which also makes this event “the first ever TEDx in "Dehradun”.We are bringing forth the most basic form of ‘effective’ communication, through a medium deep conversation and connection with Scientists, Artists, Technologists and Thinkers. We are bringing forth stories worth listening to, stories that mobilize people, stories that provide food for thought, and stories that have altered the very fabric of the society as a whole.

Our Speakers

Pranav Sharma
An engineer with poetry that touched hearts
Samira Gupta
Rohit Khandelwal
Major Gen Mandip Singh
Major Gen Mandip Singh
Improvise Adapt Overcome!
Smriti Nagpal
A different language is a different vision of life
Tripti Bhatt
Ms. Tripti Bhatt
She Believed She Could, So She Did
Saundarya Pathak
Saundarya Pathak
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today

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Our Team

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Anwesh Pandey

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Dr. D.N.Pandey

Faculty Team
Director, CoMES, UPES

Dr. Nikhil Kulshrestha

Faculty Team
Assistant Dean-Planning & Monitoring

Dr. Tarun Dhingra

Faculty Team
Senior Associate Professor & Assistant Dean-Research

Dr. P. C. Bahuguna

Faculty Team
Head- Department of Human Resource & Organizational Behavior

Mr. Manish Madaan

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Assistant Director- Department of Student Affairs

Dr.Sheetal Khanka

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Assistant Professor-Department of Human Resource



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Our Location

Auditorium, College of Management & Economic Studies

Kandoli Campus, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Via Prem Nagar,

Dehradun, Uttarakhand