Our Speaker

Archi Marrapu

– Student, Entrepreneur, STEM Advocate

Meet Archi Marrapu, an exceptional 16-year-old innovator and entrepreneur who possesses an unwavering passion for technology and its potential to revolutionize healthcare. With a keen focus on leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Archi has embarked on a remarkable journey to transform the medical field. Her groundbreaking research and innovative projects in oncology and biomedical engineering have garnered global recognition and left a lasting impact.

In addition to her individual achievements, Archi is deeply committed to promotingSTEM education and empowering young girls and underrepresented communities. She actively engages in advocacy work, tirelessly working to bridge the gender and diversity gaps in the field. As a charismatic STEM evangelist and sought-after public speaker, Archi delivers inspiring keynotes that raise awareness about the transformative capabilities of technology in medicine and healthcare. Her goal is to advocate for equal opportunities and inspire the next genzeration to embrace STEM.

Archi’s exceptional contributions have earned her numerous accolades and prestigious awards, including the 2023 Student Achievement Award from the Washington Academy of Science, the 2023 Best Innovation Award from Future Young Leaders, and the 2021 Innovation Ambassador Award from CSTGIA. Her groundbreaking work has garnered significant attention from renowned publications such as “The Platform Magazine” and “Mosaicque Magazine,” amplifying her influence and inspiring others to follow in her footsteps. Through her captivating storytelling and personal experiences, Archi emphasizes the critical role of innovation and AI in transforming healthcare outcomes. Her powerful TED talk serves as a catalyst for change, urging the audience to break down barriers and make a positive impact in the field of healthcare. Archi’s message resonates deeply, empowering individuals to embrace innovation, advocate for patient well-being, and improve medication adherence for better overall outcomes. Archi Marrapu’s journey serves as a shining example of how young minds can drive significant change through passion, dedication, and a commitment to improving lives through technology. Her tireless efforts and remarkable achievements inspire and motivate others to join the pursuit of creating a healthier and more equitable future for all.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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