Kiran Gandhi currently drums on tour with artist MIA and is pursuing her MBA at Harvard. She grew up in Manhattan and started drumming when she was 12. After graduating from Georgetown University, she played percussion for Thievery Corporation and founded DC’s first all-women’s drumming festival called Rad Ladies That Drum. She then moved to LA and secured a full-time position for herself as Interscope Records’ first and only "analyst". The job entailed harnessing patterns in iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and other music data to inform digital marketing strategy and improve the label’s artist forecasting tools.
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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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)