Keynote Speaker Category: Artificial Intelligence, Business, TED Speakers, The Future of Work,


Tanmay Bakshi is a TED & Keynote speaker, Google Developer Expert for Machine Learning, IBM Developer Advocate, and a huge fan of SpongeBob SquarePants.

He builds technology that augments human lives and aspire to empower 100,000 people with the technology they need to change the world. For more information on Tanmay see his Bio Below.


  • Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computing


Meet 14-year-old Tanmay Bakshi, a champion of artificial intelligence

TED Talks: World’s youngest IBM programmer Tanmay talks about artificial intelligence at Sharda University


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Tanmay Bakshi is a 15-year-old Canadian. He’s an Author, AI Expert TED & Keynote speaker and Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor.

Tanmay has addressed over 200,000 executives, developers and intellectuals worldwide at international conferences, universities & schools, financial institutions, and MNCs. The United Nations, KPMG, Linux Foundation, Apple, SAP, IBM, Walmart, Twilio, Institute of Internal Auditors, and HSBC are just some of the organizations he’s keynoted at.

He has been featured on the front page of The Vancouver Sun, he is pictured on stage doing what he loves to do – share his knowledge with the world, or in the Toronto Star, when he was 9, holding his iPhone with his very first app that he developed: tTables, as well as in Bloomberg Businessweek as a Young Entrepreneur, and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal just to name a few more.

His love for coding led him to create AskTanmay, which is the world’s first IBM Watson-powered Natural Language Question Answering System. He strongly believes in open source technology and has therefore made his projects open source, so that developers from all over the world can add to them. Tanmay’s goal to help at least 100,000 aspiring coders in learning how to code has him doing countless workshops and seminars all across the globe.

He also has a YouTube channel called Tanmay Teaches where he reaches out to the world and shares his research and knowledge with audiences of every age. He is the recipient of the Twilio Doer Award, Knowledge Ambassador Award, Global Goodwill Ambassador at LinkedIn, and IBM Champion for Cloud.

His desire to implement AI architectures led him to build numerous applications in fields ranging from finance to cybersecurity and education to music and entertainment. Notably, Tanmay’s inclination towards implementing AI in the field of healthcare got him working on two of his main projects, which are very close to his heart – the first is focused on helping those with Rett Syndrome so they can “speak” through the detection and interpretation of EEG bio-signals through his machine learning algorithms. The second project focuses on suicide prevention through depression mitigation using Augmented Intelligence.

As a 15 year old, Tanmay loves to play table tennis, cricket, and enjoys biking when the Canadian weather allows for it. He also contributes his time as a Computational Thinking Coach at The 4th Industrial Revolution Organisation, as the advisor and lead faculty at Grad Valley Data Science, and the host of his talk series, AI Cafe, and IBM’s Watson Made Simple with Tanmay.

Ricardo did an amazing job. At the time of his keynote, people were tired after a long day, but he managed to get their attention one more time. We got especially good feedback on his session around midday. I don’t know how comfortable Ricardo is with presenting in German – that (maybe) would have been the only thing I can think of that could have elevated his presentation (but that would have just been the cherry on top of the ice cream).

Julius MeltzerXING

Thanks a lot for the creativity and resilience to manage this Inspiration Tour in such a great manner. Great leaders (and some great example of how we do not want to come across), inspirational stories, challenge our believes (loved obviously Ricardo Semler) and many insights for the future. Thanks a lot!

Head of large pharmaceutical company – Costa Rica

After the workshop I spoke to some of the business relations that we had invited. They were positive without exception. Present were, among others, a partner of a large law firm, a company that offers HR services with the aid of self-developed software and a partner of an international recruitment and selection agency. They all asked questions about specific challenges in their companies and were amazed at Semler's knowledge of their specific business model and challenges. To be repeated!

Han MesterHan Mesters, Sector Banker Business Services ABN AMRO Bank

I am leaving early tomorrow morning for 10 days in Botswana without internet so I am writing to you quickly now. Firstly, thank you for coming to SA and thank you for the time you spent with me and the effort you put into your presentation. You are a rare person and have an enormous amount to offer the world. We did get a lot of feedback and all presentations were rated. You rated highly and there were quite a few comments. When I get back I will collate these and send them to you.
Thanks you, Robert

Robert PhillipsThundermark


Frances Haugen

Tanmay Bakshi


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