Success Story Of Tanmay Bakshi IBM Champion-Cloud, Google Dev Expert-Machine Learning
Tanmay Bakshi is a Canadian author (Born In India - Indian Child), AI and ML Systems Architect, TED & Keynote speaker, Google Developer Expert for Machine Learning, and IBM Champion for Cloud. He has addressed over 200,000 executives, developers, and various audiences worldwide at conferences, universities & schools, financial institutions, and international companies. The United Nations, NASSCOM, Linux Foundation, Apple, SAP, IBM and Walmart are a few of the organizations he has keynoted for.
Being a media personality, he’s been featured in the Toronto Star, on the front page of The Vancouver Sun, pictured on stage doing what he loves to do - sharing his knowledge with the world, in Forbes and CNBC, as well as in Bloomberg Businessweek as a Young Entrepreneur, in The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, just to name a few.
His YouTube channel called “Tanmay Teaches” is where he shares his research and knowledge with audiences of all ages. He has had the honor of being the recipient of the Twilio Doer Award, Knowledge Ambassador Award, and Global Goodwill Ambassador at LinkedIn.
At the young age of 15, Tammy has managed to address more than 200,000 developers, executive, and intellectuals all over the world at universities, multi-national companies, international conferences, and financial institutions, and has appeared in numerous popular newspapers and journals, such as “The New York Times”, “The Vancouver Sun”, and “Toronto Star” among many others.
Tanmay lives in Brampton, Canada, and built his first app for the iPhone when he was only nine years old. He might be jet-setting around the world today, delivering key-note addresses and demonstrating his apps before awestruck audiences, but recognition and success didn’t come easy. The whizkid faced several rejections before his app finally got published on the app store on Valentine's Day 2013, marking the beginning of what seems to be Tanmay’s promising love story with tech.
He started coding at the age of 5, created an iOS app at 9, and became the world's youngest IBM Watson Programmer at the age of just 12. Meet Tanmay Bakshi - an AI expert for Google and IBM, a TedX Speaker and a Keynote Speaker for associations like NASSCOM.
He has also co-authored the book Hello Swift! iOS Programming for Kids and Other Beginners. What's more, he runs a YouTube channel that has nearly 300,000 subscribers, where he uploads tutorials and other informative content.
The tech giant has offered him many speaking opportunities at conferences that the company has hosted. At their Interconnect Conference, Bakshi was a keynote speaker in front of 25,000 people, and at the IBM Developer Conference in Bengal, India he spoke in front of 10,000 people.
Though he technically does not work for IBM, because he is not paid, Bakshi has continued to partner with the tech company on various projects.
In doing so, the largely self-taught AI expert has managed to wow some key execs at the company with his intellectual prowess. Notably, his current mentor and IBM Watson’s chief technology officer Rob High.
“He absorbs knowledge like a sponge,” High tells CNBC Make It, “and is highly driven to learn even more about deep learning and AI.”
Together, the two have held Facebook Live sessions and hosted various speaking engagements. Their most recent session was held at AI World in Boston, where they discussed how to use AI for social media analytics. The teen says he enjoys and looks forward to these speaking sessions.
Parents and Family
Tanmay was born in 2003 to Puneet Bakshi, a computer programmer and Sumita Bakshi, a housewife. His parents moved from India to Canada when Tanmay was only one year old, with his sister Tanvi. Due to Tanmay’s frequent travels around the world and his love for programming, he is homeschooled by his parents and sister.
Rise to Fame
While Tanmay’s father worked as a programmer, he watched keenly and developed a burning desire to learn what goes on with computers and how they are able to execute commands such as displaying his name. When his father sensed his immense curiosity, he gave in and taught his son how to program, and Bakshi then made use of the internet to educate himself on the concepts of coding, as well as reading as many programming books as he could lay his hands on.
When Tanmay was only seven years old he started a YouTube channel, which he used to post web development and coding tutorials. Soon afterwards, every video he uploaded led to numerous questions from his subscribers all around the world, which made Tanmay realize that there was a shortage of programming knowledge, and he made it his mission to try and reach not less than 100,000 individuals who were aspiring coders and beginners, and help them on their coding journey. Currently, he has more than 20,000 YouTube subscribers.
At the tender age of eight, Bakshi was already a self-taught mobile application developer. When he was nine years old, Tanmay had developed his first app – tTables – which helps users do multiplication – it has been accepted into the iOS Apple store. However, as time went by, his interest in programming diminished. According to him, the technology was quite limited and that things were becoming obsolete at a rapid pace, so he moved on to artificial intelligence.
This youngster caught the attention of IBM at the age of 11, and they have offered Bakshi numerous speaking opportunities at their conferences. Although he does not work for the tech giant, he has on multiple times partnered with them on various projects, so this AI guru has already made a name for himself in the technology industry due to his prowess. His IBM mentor is Rob High, and together they have hosted a number of speaking engagements, and held Facebook Live videos; one of them was at the Boston AI World , and in it, the duo discussed how AI can be used for social media analytics.
Tanmay finds AI very fascinating, has gained fame from his vast knowledge of AI, and is always excited to share knowledge with other people. He received a “Knowledge Ambassador Award” for his speech during the 2017 Knowledge Summit that was held in Dubai, and Tanmay is now an honorary Cloud advisor for IBM, and a cloud champion for the same company.
Tanmay Bakshi | Interview at Google
People will be surely surprised to know about 13-year old Tanmay Bakshi. Because we all know that drawing a salary of Rs.66 lakhs per annum from is not a small feat.. that too at the age of just 13. But Tanmay Bakshi did it with ease he got an offer from Google with 66 lakh per annum package.
Tanmay Bakshi Biography
|Programmer, Keynote speaker, IBM champion and Google Dev Expert
|Date of Birth
|15 (as of 2019)
|Yet to be updated
|Father Name: Puneet Bakshi
Mother Name: Yet to be Updated
Sister Name: Pravanya Batra
|Yet to be updated
|School: Yet to be updated
College: Yet to be updated
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Brampton, Ontario, Canada
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tanmay Bakshi Achievements
1. Global Goodwill Ambassador
2. Knowledge Ambassadors - Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives
3. Doer Award
4. Manitoba Honour Welcome
5. IBM Cloud Champion
6. Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor