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Lakshmi is an impactful, articulate speaker who effectively animates prosaic narrative into motivational thought. She is a great moderator as well and draws out the best of comments from people who are otherwise shy and reluctant to speak. She was a great coach for TED India speakers and continues to do a great job with INK!

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Chairperson and MD, Biocon Ltd

An eruption of energy who warms a room and leaves an audience engaged, excited and informed about the future

David Rowan

Author, Former Editor Wired UK on WIRED

I have known Lakshmi for over two decades and seen her in action on stages around the world – as a speaker and as an interviewer. She is energizing, expressive and authentic – and these qualities bring out memorable insights. She may skillfully tease out such insights from people she converses with. Or she may share her own refreshing points of view on topics she is passionate about.

She is a story teller, drawing out stories from people she interviews or equally from her own experiences and observations.


At KPMG, we have worked with Lakshmi to curate talks ranging from artificial intelligence to the importance of sports and she brought great perspectives to these wide ranging topics.  We have benefited from her participation at KPMG leadership summits.

Arun Kumar

Chairman and CEO, KPMG India

Lakshmi is a phenomenal speaker as she can invigorate and inspire the audience to think beyond themselves. Her journey from the corporate world to founding and scaling INK where she has unearthed Fellows doing amazing work is truly one that will change everyone’s lives to do more for society.

Lathika Pai

Country Head, Microsoft for Startups: MENA and SAARC


Lakshmi has wisdom from multiple perspectives and cultures which makes her content more insightful than most. Her presence is passionate yet calm and she delivers content with commanding elegance that is rare on the global stage.

Nancy Durate

Author and Speaker

Lakshmi is a gifted change-maker. This she does simply and well, with her wide range of knowledge and exceptional public speaking skills. I have seen her inspire a range of corporate and college audiences, making them realise the value of cutting-edge technology and more importantly, the human interests that technology can serve. I would love to see her inspire more and more people, since she is a force for good.

Amish Tripathi

Best-selling author


Lakshmi would be an ideal speaker to add to your speaker bureau/agency roster. All over the world, I get asked to analyze what's happening in India and the answer requires someone who knows business and culture as well as Lakshmi.”

Parag Khanna

International Relations Specialist


Lakshmi Pratury is an inspiring speaker who has addressed diverse audiences in various national and international forums, conferences, and events.  Her past career as a senior executive at Intel, Venture Capitalist, Social entrepreneur for over two decades in the US and then, as a curator of ideas in India has taken her to speak in front of diverse audiences ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to Hollywood agencies to high school students.

She is dedicated to developing an innovative frame of mind through inspiring stories, insightful observations about technology, design and impactful outcomes.  Lakshmi delivers powerful talks on Women in Tech, Framework for building connections between India and the US, Intersection between Humanity and Technology, How to Build and Engage Community for Impact, etc.
She is a mathematician, who studied theater, worked with cutting edge technology companies and brought powerful organizations like TED, Singularity University to India.

Devdutt Pattanaik

Author and Speaker


I've attended the INK conference for many years now and I've consistently seen Lakshmi hold the stage very well. She has deeply insightful perspectives about the future of technology and the impact it will have
on humanity. Impressed by Lakshmi's talks, we at UCSD have also partnered with Lakshmi's organization.

Dr. Ramesh Rao

Director, San Diego Division at California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology

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Lakshmi is a passionate and engaging speaker. I've attended the INK conference that Lakshmi hosts and curates, for many years now. I find it extremely authentic because of Lakshmi’s ability to engage the audience. Her storytelling, community building, and empowerment of speakers is exceptional. She is an outstanding speaker and needs to be heard on the world stage.”

John Hardy

Founder, Green School, and TED Speaker

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