INK2012: Designing the Future--Now

October 11 - October 14, 2012 in Pune, India

INK2012 Co-hosts

For the first time, the INK conference will have co-hosts along with Curator Lakshmi Pratury to host sessions during the conference.

David Rowan, Editor of Wired UK Joi Ito, MIT Media Lab Director

Description: Rowan is editor of the UK edition of WIRED magazine, which won 2009 Launch of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards. He writes the monthly “Digital Life” column in GQ magazine, and the "Tech Traveller" column in Condé Nast Traveller. His recent speaking engagements have taken in Amsterdam, Dubai, Geneva, Moscow and Shanghai, on topics ranging from the future of luxury brands to the new rules of business in a mobile-internet age. Recent media appearances include BBC Newsnight, BBC Breakfast News, Radio 4's Today Programme and Channel 4 News. Read more…

Description: Joichi Ito is the Director of MIT Media Lab, Chairman and CEO of Creative Commons, and General Partner of an Internet startup fund, Neoteny Labs. He has created numerous Internet companies, including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan and was an early stage investor in Twitter, Wikia,, Flickr and other Internet companies. Joi is on the boards of The Mozilla Foundation, Global Voices and WITNESS. Ito was listed by Time Magazine as a member of the “Cyber-Elite” in 1997. Read more…

Matt Groening, The Simpsons Creator

Neeru Khosla, Co-Founder and Exec. Dir., CK-12 Foundation

Description: Matt Groening created the longest-running comedy in television history, The Simpsons. It exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. He followed it with his creation of the hit sci-fi series FUTURAMA, currently one of the top rated shows on Comedy Central. As a cartoonist, Groening began his Life in Hell weekly comic strip series in the 1980’s which continues to this day in newspapers nationwide. Read more… 

Description: C:\Users\Sumeet Attree\Downloads\Neeru_Khosla_INK2012.png Neeru Khosla is currently the Co-Founder and Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation, a non-profit organization, which aims to provide K-12 learning materials that is customizable, aligned to requirements, and free for all, in the US and worldwide. Mrs. Khosla currently serves as a member on several advisory boards, including The Nueva School’s Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors for High Tech High School’s Graduate School of Education, the Advisory Board for the Wikimedia Foundation, the Advisory Board for DonorsChoose, the Advisory Board for Stanford University’s School of Education, the Advisory Board for, and is one of the founding members of the K-12 Initiative of the Design School (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design) at Stanford University.