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INK Conference 2016 successfully completes its 7th edition

MediaInfoline September 20, 2016

The much-awaited annual INK conference successfully concluded its 7th edition today at the Grand Hyatt in Goa. The conference hosted some of the leading national and international names across various genres. Speakers included CEOs, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, scientists and visionaries from across the globe. Three days saw inspired and inspiring narration of ideas, achievements and innovation with the evenings providing the perfect opportunity for people to network, exchange notes and interact.

Kaleidoscope – the theme for this year saw a fusion of exponential conversations. Nine themed sessions – Yellow Brick Road, Pink of Health, Green Arrow, Silver Lining, Red Spark, Grey Matter, Golden Age, Chasing Rainbows and White Collective kept audiences enthralled. Topics across disciplines included creativity, health, science, invention, robotics and energy by some of the best minds in their respective businesses.

Speaking on the occasion Lakshmi Pratury Host and CEO INK Talks said, “We are delighted to present our annual conference in Goa this year. Every conference renews our belief that the work we do at INK to provide a platform for current and future game changers is essential to true transformation. We are grateful to all the speakers and INK Fellows for being a part of this year’s conference by sharing insights and advice. We are humbled at being able to repay them with the opportunity to further grow their already fabulous minds through this experience.”

Another huge success was INK Live, which had its own set of speakers who enthralled young minds with both talks and workshops. Hosted by the Goa Institute of Management, over 500 students was part of INK Live, with additional access to the main event’s speakers through live streaming. Selected speakers from the INK Conference also added to the experience.

Dr. K. Balakrishnan, Director, Goa Institute of Management (GIM) said “The Goa Institute of Management is delighted to partner to host INK Live 2016 in our campus. The inspiration that INK Fellows brought to the students will be invaluable to their learning.”

Below is a list of speakers who took the stage at INK 2016.

Speakers Designations
Abhijit Bose Co-Founder & CEO Ezetap
Adam Sadowsky Creative Director & Founder Syyn Labs
Amitabh Kant CEO Niti Aayog
Ananth Menon Musician
Anil Menon Global President Smart+Connected Communities CISCO
Anubhav Gupta Chief Design officer Godrej Properties
Bala Deshpande Senior Managing Director New Enterprise Associated India
Brock Pierce Chair Bitcoin Foundation
Christopher Kirchhoff Lead Defense Innovation unit X
Crystal Rose Co-Founder Sensay
CJ Meadows Director Innovations & Insights Center SP Jain School  of Global management
Dale Fox Co-Founder & CEO Tribogenics
Dali and Finn Co-Founders Nalu
David Rowan Editor  WIRED UK Magazine
Gavin Wood Co-Founder Ethecore
Gaurav Hinduja Co-Founder & Managing Director Capital Float
Gouri Mirpuri Founder Connected for Good
Heather Blair Feminist
Jesko von den Steinen Senior Advisor Brand Identity at the  Venetian Macao Resort
Jill Sobule Singer- writer
Kalyan Varma Wildlife photographer
Kenneth Lacovara Paleontologist
Kumar Mahadevan Chef Media personality
Kunal Shah Founder and Chairman Freecharge
Luis Dias Founder of Child’s Paly Foundation
Madan Padaki Co-Founder & CEO Rubanbridge
Meenakshi Vijayraghavan Kalaripayattu professional
Narayana Peesapaty Founder Baykeys food
Ravi Venkatesan Chairman Bank of Baroda
Ricky Kej Composer & Conservationist
Ritesh Agarwal Founder & CEO OYO
Rohini Nilekani Founder- Chairperson Arghyam
Sanjeev Bikhchandani Founder and Chairman
Shradha Sharma Founder and CEO Yourstory
Sonia Shirsat Singer
Subodh Kerkar Artist
Sunil Rao Strategic partnerships development Google India
Sunitha Krishnan Anti-trafficking crusader
Swetha Suresh Singer whistler classical dancer
Thomas John Muthoot Chairman Muthoot Pappachan group
Vikas Bahl Filmmaker.


The 2016 INK Fellows spoke across a variety of topics and included Aditi Gupta (Entrepreneur), Akshay Nanavati (BlueSky), Anshul Tewari (Social), Avinash Saurabh (Health), Chandan Gomes (Art), Dheeraj Roy (Research), Ere Gowda (Film), Haleem Khan (Dancer), Harshit Agarwal (Tech), Kalyani Khona (Entrepreneur), Kenta Koga (Education), Jennifer Farah Broutin (Food Technology), Keshav Reddy (Entrepreneur), Laura Kriefman (Art), Mahesh Jadav (Social), Neha Bagaria (Entrepreneur), Nirali Kartik (Music), Pallavi Gupta (Social), Pavan Kumar (Tech), Prasenjeet Yadav (Photography), Pratik Shah (Tech), Sameer Seth (Entrepreneur), Sandhya Goli (Sport), Sarvesh Shashi (Health), Sattvik Mishra (Entrepreneur), Shannon Olsson (Science), Suranga Nanayakarra (Research) and Veerappan Swaminathan (Social).


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