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The Igniter Pad Ambassadors

The Igniter Pad Ambassadors are Grammy award winning musicians, record-breaking athletes, multi-millionaire founders, online viral sensations, globally acclaimed experts… The Ambassadors are a collection of global trendsetters who have excelled in their field and love sharing their stories on some of the greatest stages across the planet. We are committed to connecting these phenomenal communicators and visionaries with the right stages so get in touch if you see a fit.


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Igniter Ambassadors Profile - Julia Landauer

Julia Landauer

NASCAR racer, 2-time champion, Forbes 30 under 30, and graduate of Stanford University.

Keynote Topics: Sport, STEM, Women’s Empowerment

Bio: Julia Landauer is a NASCAR racer and 2-time champion from New York City. In addition to her on-track success, Julia is a graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, and Society. During college Julia was a contestant on season 26 of CBS’ reality TV show SURVIVOR. Julia delivered her first motivational speech while at Stanford with a TEDx talk in 2014, and has since developed a narrative that she shares with corporations, conferences, and universities. Julia has built up her brand and business and has collaborated with organizations such as Spotify, Disney/Pixar, and The One Love Foundation. She has been written about by The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and espnW and is also an honoree of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for sports. As Julia continues to develop her career and brand on and off the track, she uses her platform to advocate for STEM education and women’s empowerment.

Tanmay Bakshi Speaking

Tanmay Bakshi

14yr old algorithm-ist, TED global speaker, IBM Honorary Cloud Advisor who has spoken to over 150,000 people live world wide

At the age of 14, Tanmay has already spoken to over 150,000 people live world wide about programming and its value for society. His passion for programming began when he started coding at the age of five, where he fixed his school's computers. Today he builds applications engineered to augment human capabilities.

Tanmay has already accomplished so much:
- Algorithm-ist specializing in neural-network architecture
- An AI keynoter and TED speaker
- A published author
- An IBM Honorary Cloud Advisor
- Host of IBM's most popular Facebook Live Series called Watson Made Simple with Tanmay
- A Lead Faculty Member at Grad Valley Data Science
- A Global goodwill ambassador for Linkedin
- A Knowledge ambassador at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation
- A Computational thinking coach at 4th Industrial Revolution

Tanmay's passion for learning and sharing through his YouTube channel, books, and other media has taught him how to best utilize and apply cognitive computing in fields ranging from banking and finance to healthcare and music.

Tanmay has already trained over 8,500 people of his initial goal of training 100,000 aspiring developers to create their own solutions.

Profile Of Keith Barry

Keith Barry

World’s leading mentalist and brain hacker, 40+ TV show appearances, and has performed to over 1million people globally.

Keynote Topics: Power of the Mind, Sales, Business Development

Keith was awarded both the prestigious Merlin Award for ``Mentalist of the Year`` and “Best Magician in Las Vegas”. as voted for by the Las Vegas Review Journal. Keith's recent hit TV show “YOU'RE BACK IN THE ROOM” aired on Channel 9 in Australia in 2016 to huge ratings as did the 2 seasons of the UK version in 2016 to huge ratings as did the 2 seasons of the UK version of the show for ITV1. The US version, renamed “Hypnotize Me” also stars Keith and is due to air on Fox TV in the USA, hosted by Taye Diggs. This show is the first hypnosis gameshow format ever and is built around Keith's particular skillset. Keith has starred in over 40 international TV shows and has appeared many times on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “The Jimmy Kimmeľ show and The Conan O'Brien Show. He was the star of the CBS Special “Extraordinary, Discovery Channel's worldwide hit series “Deception with Keith Barry' and MTV's “Brainwashed``. Keith's brand new international TV series ``HYPNOPRANKS” has already secured production partners in Australia, the UK, Ireland and the US. Over 14 years Keith has performed his live shows to over 1 Million people in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, France, Croatia, South Africa, Hong Kong, Russia, UAE and the UK.

Igniter Ambassador Kevin Olusola signing for the camera

Kevin Olusola

3x Grammy winnner as ⅕ of the global sensation vocal band Pentatonix and developer of the art of “celloboxing”

Keynote Topics: Music, Startups, Mindset, Motivation

Kevin Olusola is an American musician, beatboxer, cellist, rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter. Olusola is best known as the beatboxer of the vocal band Pentatonix. After the group won NBC's The Sing-Off in 2011, they released five albums, which all charted in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 charts, have sold over 2 million records, and have amassed more than two billion views on their YouTube channel.
Olusola has also been identified as developing the art of ``celloboxing``. Opened TED conference in Vancouver

Daniel Ramamoorthy Speaking at TedX Dublin


Lion attack survivor, 3x entrepreneur, 2x TEDx Speaker, government advisor, radio presenter who speaks/hosts over 100 conferences a year.

Keynote Topics: Startups, Personal Branding, Pitching, Social Media Marketing.

Igniter Ambassadors Founder, A 3x entrepreneur, prolific speaker, recording artist and startup coach, DanRam is an igniter across multiple industries. The son of an Indian diplomat, he draws inspiration from his eclectic background growing up in 10 countries and now actively working on 5 continents.

On the ground, he is founder, investor and coach to over 100 startups in multiple countries. At the national level, Daniel has advised the Irish National Government on their Entrepreneurship Policy. Daniel has consulted for multinationals, hosted some of the largest startup events on the planet, mentored at accelerators and facilitated deal flows for investors. He lectures on entrepreneurship at DIT, Trinity, and UCD Innovation Academy and is a regular speaker and MC in the local and international startup circuit.

Igniter Ambassador Chris Gordon Profile

Chris Gordon

CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network and BCorp and a professional MC.

Chris MM Gordon is passionate about inspiring social enterprise, BCorps, doing well and doing good. He is driven by those organisations that are well good. Chris is the CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network ( and BCorp Ireland.

Through, Chris built Ireland’s largest network of social enterprises, social entrepreneurs and social innovators in Ireland. Through the, Chris brought together Irish SME exporters reducing business costs through cooperative means opening up new avenues for business growth.

Chris is a Fellow of the Institute of Leaderships and Management in the UK, Social Innovation Fellow from StartingBloc in the US, a Constellations Society Fellow from France, Tällberg Pathfinder Fellow from Sweden and a Boston College/ US Department of State awardee on Social Enterprise and Tackling Long Term Unemployment programme. Chris’ passion is in outdoor facilitation, youth work, social inclusion and his community development experience, where he worked in Northern Ireland for a number of years. Chris has a degree in Theoretical Physics from Queen’s University Belfast, a Masters in Business from the University of Ulster and has spent time at Babson College, Dorset College and Boston College.

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