TEDxYouth@ASD 2019

ASD's third annual TEDx event.

OUR SPEAKERS

Get to know the speakers at TEDxYouth@ASD 2019 and their talks!

ASD STUDENT SPEAKERS

EXTERNAL SPEAKERS

Mustafa Koita   Real Strawberry Milk is White (Keeping it Real & Listening)   American Born Entrepreneur Mustafa Koita is the Founder & CEO of Koita Foods. Koita is the leading Organic Milk, Lactose Free and Non-Dairy Milk Brand in the Middle East. The company was started in 2013 by Mustafa and one employee out of his home office. Within 5 years Koita is now available in 10+ countries and is even on Emirates Airlines (167 flights a day!). The company goes against the norm launching products that going against 'big food company' traditions...such as their first Strawberry Milk in the world that is white in color (as they do not use any food coloring!). Notably, their secret sauce has been Koita's ability to listen to the market and convert customer driven feedback into products consumers crave.

Mustafa Koita

Real Strawberry Milk is White (Keeping it Real & Listening)

American Born Entrepreneur Mustafa Koita is the Founder & CEO of Koita Foods. Koita is the leading Organic Milk, Lactose Free and Non-Dairy Milk Brand in the Middle East. The company was started in 2013 by Mustafa and one employee out of his home office. Within 5 years Koita is now available in 10+ countries and is even on Emirates Airlines (167 flights a day!). The company goes against the norm launching products that going against 'big food company' traditions...such as their first Strawberry Milk in the world that is white in color (as they do not use any food coloring!). Notably, their secret sauce has been Koita's ability to listen to the market and convert customer driven feedback into products consumers crave.

Marcus Smith   The Power of Mindset   Marcus Smith is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, extreme athlete and coach. Founder of fitness brand InnerFight and co-founder of food company Smith St Paleo. Marcus's vision is to "help people get better at life." He does this not only through his two businesses but also through the extreme challenges that have seen him prevail in some of the most brutal circumstances. 2018, Marcus claims, was "the best year of his life" which started rather unconventionally when he was hit by a truck whilst training to set an ultra cycling world record. Marcus, however, proved that "the power of mindset" changes everything as he recovered from his near death experience to end the year running a marathon a day for 30 days around the city of Dubai.

Marcus Smith

The Power of Mindset

Marcus Smith is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, extreme athlete and coach. Founder of fitness brand InnerFight and co-founder of food company Smith St Paleo. Marcus's vision is to "help people get better at life." He does this not only through his two businesses but also through the extreme challenges that have seen him prevail in some of the most brutal circumstances. 2018, Marcus claims, was "the best year of his life" which started rather unconventionally when he was hit by a truck whilst training to set an ultra cycling world record. Marcus, however, proved that "the power of mindset" changes everything as he recovered from his near death experience to end the year running a marathon a day for 30 days around the city of Dubai.


Naomi D’Souza   Women in STEM understated. Can men help?   Naomi D’Souza is the Top 100 Most Influential Asians and Influencers in UAE. At the age of 25, she has her MSc in Mechanical Engineering, works as a Digital Strategy Consultant at a Fortune 500 company, boasts a black belt in Karate, has done her trinity examination in music and has a fan following of 81k followers on Instagram. During the day she works on digital strategies, with some of the most reputed leading organizations in the UAE and by night she’s reviewing her way around town, working alongside luxury brands and restaurants. From sparring in karate to holding tools in mechanical engineering, and strategizing in tech projects, the majority of the fields she’s worked in till date are male-dominated. She takes a good spin on her talk about man himself and the obstacles or benefits she’s faced throughout her journey.

Naomi D’Souza

Women in STEM understated. Can men help?

Naomi D’Souza is the Top 100 Most Influential Asians and Influencers in UAE. At the age of 25, she has her MSc in Mechanical Engineering, works as a Digital Strategy Consultant at a Fortune 500 company, boasts a black belt in Karate, has done her trinity examination in music and has a fan following of 81k followers on Instagram. During the day she works on digital strategies, with some of the most reputed leading organizations in the UAE and by night she’s reviewing her way around town, working alongside luxury brands and restaurants. From sparring in karate to holding tools in mechanical engineering, and strategizing in tech projects, the majority of the fields she’s worked in till date are male-dominated. She takes a good spin on her talk about man himself and the obstacles or benefits she’s faced throughout her journey.