Sonam Wangchuk co-founded SECMOL, the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh in 1988, and then, in 1994, he led the establishment of a solar-powered, student-built, student-run alternative school where teenagers who still fail in the conventional education system get a second chance. It was at this school that the ice stupa and many such innovations were born. Much of his career has focused on developing solutions to problems encountered by communities living at high altitudes such as education, climate-responsive housing and now access to water. He did his mechanical engineering at the National Institute of Engineering in Srinagar, Kashmir. He recently won the Rolex Award for Enterprise for his path breaking idea of the ice stupas. He will talk about this very important subject and his work in the climate and education space. We all need to look outside of our domain to take inspiration and explore how it can give you break throughs in your line of business.