Apoorva Panidapu – Keynote Speaker

Founder, Researcher, Chief STEAM Advisor, Writer, Social Entrepreneur

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Specialist Subjects

  • The Future of Work for Gen Z
  • Generation Z
  • Becoming the Human Calculator
  • Ethical AI
  • Leveraging Online Platforms in the Digital Age
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrating Art for STEM Innovation
  • Gender Bias in Early Education
  • Youth Empowerment
  • Innovation
  • The Digital Age


  • English


Apoorva Panidapu is a young keynote & innovation speaker, writer, and published researcher who is fast becoming the voice of Gen Z. Since age 13, she has spoken to over 100,000 people at international conferences and has partnered with multi-billion dollar companies like Microsoft, Ebay, Google, and Walmart. Apoorva is passionate about ethical AI and tech policy, and will be pursuing her degree in computer science and public policy at Stanford University. Nicknamed the “Human Calculator” after her performance on the NBC National TV show Genius Junior, Apoorva became a viral sensation across social media and was featured on NOVA PBS, television’s most acclaimed science documentary series.

Apoorva Panidapu is recognized as a Global Child Prodigy, World Science Scholar, Diana Award Winner, and has received 7 Presidential Service Awards for her work. Apoorva is the founder of her own online art gallery, raising over $50,000 for global social reform through her art, and the creator of the award-winning column Gems in STEM, reaching over 75,000 people. Today, she helps leaders be at the forefront of the future of work, innovation, and inclusion for Gen Z.

Popular Talks by Apoorva Panidapu

The Future of Work for Gen Z

When you think about diversity in the workplace, you think about measures like race, gender, and ethnicity…but what about age? Generation Z, born between 1997-2012, is the first generation of digital natives. Every generation has its own values as consumers and creators, and the globalization of Gen Z culture is one that has never been seen before. 

Right now, leaders are struggling to adapt to Gen Z’s approach to the workplace and retain them as top talent. On the flip side, Gen Z is currently the least happy generation at work, and their happiness at work is tied to how passionate they are about the work they do. To bridge this workplace mismatch, Apoorva answers the question: how can companies and leaders keep up with emerging generations and reimagine a workplace that appeals to Gen Z’s values in the digital age?

In this highly-requested talk, Apoorva advises leaders and corporations on how to adapt quickly to be at the forefront of the future of work, innovation, and creation for Gen Z and effectively engage this generation of thinkers.

Becoming the Human Calculator

Featured on the NBC National TV show Genius Junior and viral mathematical sensation on every social platform, Apoorva shares her journey to becoming the “Human Calculator,” from hard-learned mindsets to forging her own education to becoming a published researcher at 16.

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