Dr. Arun Bhardwaj
B.Tech (Honors), MBA, PhD
Dr Arun is a global thought leader and international keynote speaker on inspiring transformation, igniting innovation, and nurturing peak performance mindset. He is also the creator of Engineering Happiness® Transformation Framework, which is designed to help people in realising their full creative potential and living a meaningful life.
Dr. Arun is a Gold Medalist in Engineering from National Institute of Technology; an MBA from California State University, and a PhD focussed on nurturing peak performance mindset.
He has 25+ years of worldwide leadership experience of innovating product, leading businesses and inspiring leaders in the top multinationals such as Bell Labs, Dell, Motorola, Samsung etc. But he struck gold during his doctoral research when he discovered that it was possible to engineer happiness by nurturing 8-Dimensions of life and transform people from doing Good-Enough mindset to being Best Possible attitude. He founded Happiness Technology and created Engineering Happiness program, which utilises a potent combination of technology, neuroscience, ancient wisdom and his life experiences to transform people to their best possible self. He has mentored 100+ organisations to grow and scale-up to success. His conferences are like miracle crusades that can transform dwarfs to giants in just one meeting.
He will make you laugh; he will make you think; and his golden nuggets may transform you forever...
Mr. Chude Jideonwo
Founder & CEO Joy Inc.
Chude Jideonwo is a storyteller, using the research and evidence on human flourishing across disciplines to inspire new narratives about politics, markets, faith, identity and society in Africa.
He is founder of Joy, Inc. [joyinc.xyz], a benefit corporation which has an ambitious mission to transform Sub-Saharan Africa into a mental, emotional and spiritual safe space. All of Joy, Inc.’s profits are invested in The Joy Hub – the walk-in center for young people dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma and mental health challenges.
He is also co-founder of African media group, RED which he led as chief executive officer for 13 years, achieving 100 percent team retention, a 94 percent trust rate and a 96 percent joy rate in his last year. One of its companies, StateCraft Inc. has worked in elections and for governments in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Senegal.
A Forbes 30 under 30 honouree, a CNBC Young Business Leader of the Year winner, an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow and a World Fellow at Yale University, his writing and work have been featured on the BBC, CNN, the Guardian, Aljazeera, the Huffington Post and the Financial Times, and he is the author of two books, Are We The Turning Point Generation? and How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels with Donald Trump. He also teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Pan Atlantic University, and has been a board member at Microsoft 4Afrika, the Oando Foundation, Boys2Men Foundation, and RED.
He writes a daily newsletter via WithChude.com and blogs about the future of his region on WestAfricaIsACountry.com.