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You’ve heard of TED; now tune into INK. Innovation & Knowledge is the homegrown, TED-affiliated conference that aims to bring the best of India to the world, and the world to India, for a weekend of smart fast-paced talks, cutting-edge ideas, and insight into the innovations that are transforming global culture (some of the marquee US names who are speaking at the conference include "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, filmmaker James Cameron); the conference is Dec. 9-12 outside Mumbai.
Get a taste of the first INK ever in this special SAJA webcast, with Vishal Gondal, the “Gaming
King” of India; Sunitha Krishnan, the woman who has personally rescued thousands of sex workers from the streets; IVK (I. Vijaya Kumar), the Wipro CTO who harnesses the creative and analytical aspects of the communications industry; and curator Lakshmi Pratury, who is bringing together these and other key thinkers Dec. 9-12 to share “untold stories from around the world.”
Monday, Dec. 6, 2010
Noon-1 pm NY time
10:30-11:30 pm Mumbai time
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Thanks to SAJAer Minal Hajratwala (author of "Leaving India") for her help with this webcast.
ABOUT INK: The inaugural INK conference will be held Dec. 9-12 outside Mumbai, India. Performances by artists and musicians and an INK Fellows program showcasing 20 young innovators from around the globe will round out the program. INK also organizes year-round think sessions, most recently convening an Innovation & Knowledge dialogue on the intersection of democracy and technology with U.S. President Barack Obama during his Mumbai visit in November.
More on the conference at: http://theinkconference.com/
Follow @inkconference live on Twitter, hashtag #INK, Dec. 9-12, 2010.
Publicist contact: Dipti Nair, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT VISHAL GONDAL: Considered the “Gaming King” of India, Vishal
Gondal founded Indiagames in 1999, and quickly conquered the market
share in India across computers, mobile phones, PDAs, handheld gaming
devices and consoles. Today he leads one of the world’s leading gaming
companies, advises Nokia on wireless and gaming technologies, and is
regularly featured on top industry lists such as Red Herring Asia’s
Top 100 companies, The Week’s “20 Fab Indians to watch out for,” and
Business Today’s top 40 Indian entrepreneurs. He blogs at
ABOUT SUNITHA KRISHNAN: An internationally known anti-sex-trafficking
activist, Sunita Krishnan is founder and director of Prajwala, or
"eternal flame." Prajwala runs 17 schools throughout Andhra Pradesh,
India, for 6,000 children and has rescued more than 4,200 women from
prostitution, 2,100 of whom Krishnan personally liberated. Krishnan
has sparked India’s anti-trafficking movement by coordinating
government, corporations and NGOs. She forged NGO-corporate
partnerships with various companies to find jobs for rehabilitated
women. Krishnan works closely with the Indian government to define
anti-trafficking policy, and her recommendations for rehabilitating
sex victims have been passed by state legislatures.
ABOUT IVK: I.Vijaya Kumar is CTO of Wipro (NYSE:WIT), a global leader
in systems integration, outsourcing, telecom, and IT consulting in
India and the Middle East. He is keenly interested in the creative
and analytical aspects of the communications industry, including
mathematical modeling of telecom networks, integration of IT systems
and networks, the physics of music, and fractal theory.
ABOUT LAKSHMI PRATURY: The host of the INK conference, Lakshmi also
co-hosted last year’s TEDIndia. INK is the only TED-affiliated
conference in the world. As a social entrepreneur, Lakshmi was a
leading force at the American India Foundation, helping to raise over
$30 million for development in India. She founded the Digital
Equalizer program, which brought technology education to over 100,000
children and 2,000 teachers in India. Prior to AIF, Lakshmi was a
partner at the venture capital firm Global Catalyst Partners and,
earlier, had a 12-year career at Intel in various roles including
evangelizing the developer community.
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