DR. MURALI NAGASUNDARAM Academic Innovation & Design At Manipal Global Education Services, India
Dr. Murli Nagasundaram is a Professor of Management and a consultant on creativity, innovation and design thinking in business, government, education and society. He has been teaching at business schools, training and facilitating business teams, performing research, and conducting innovation and creativity workshops for over two decades.
Murli has a PhD in Management Information Systems (U of Georgia, Athens); PGDM (IIM Kolkata); and BE (NIT Tiruchirapalli). He was also trained in the Osborn-Parnes Creativity Problem Solving Methodology (CPS) at the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) founded by Alex Osborne and Dr Sidney Parnes.
Murli’s early experience in the IT industry led him to pursue a PhD in Management Information Systems. In the 1980’s he co-founded Collaborative Technologies Corporation, in Austin, Texas, where he helped develop VisionQuest, a pioneering groupware tool to structure and augment group interaction and creative thinking, as well as the socio-technological theories on which it was founded. Later, he was a tenured faculty of the College of Business at Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. He has also has taught, conducted workshops, and consulted at institutions and corporations in the US, Singapore, Dubai, and India.
Samir Chabukswar is the founder and CEO of YUJ Designs. For well over 15 years,
Samir has successfully led design teams that have delivered par excellence user
experience to customers worldwide, including many Fortune 500 companies. He has
been involved in the design and management of over 1700+ user experience projects
across a variety of products and domains.
Samir is passionate about building high quality design teams and mentoring designers.
He has led YUJ Designs with the same vigor to make it one of the leading UX studios
in India, and has become a recognized leader in the field. He is a frequent speaker at
national/ international conferences and has authored publications.
During his career as an Industrial Engineer in the 90’s Samir has led projects that
employed concepts of Just in Time (JIT), Lean Production Systems, Business Process
Re-engineering (BPR), concepts that are now being applied to software development.
Samir holds a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering (Human Factors) from
Clemson University, US, an advanced degree in Business Administration and a
Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering.
“The Business of Design: where is it heading?” (Keynote)
Multiple factors, big and small, simultaneously are impacting the way people are
experiencing technology around the world. Its impact on India is significant. Latest
technology is available at the same time as that of the world, and digital technology is
available to a large population, not just a few early adopters. Because of these rapid
changes, trends are emerging that will have an impact on the business of design.
What are the trends we see emerging? How do these trends impact us as designers,
design practices, businesses? What is the extent of the impact?
The speaker will talk about the trends that he sees emerging and its impact on
Atul is a Design strategist who has designed variety of products, Physical and virtual.
He has built, mentored & managed design teams in his over 20 years of work
He is presently managing the UX team at Informatica Bangalore.
He is a believer of involving users through the design process to create delightful
products that claim success in the market.
He likes experimenting with innovation tools, and practice design thinking in order to
deliver higher value to the customers. Today’s design solutions would be more of
systems solutions rather than standalone products, Atul with his wide experience
across design fields brings innovative solutions. He has organized and conducted
various innovative design workshops, UX trainings and was part of various
“Business of Data: Designing for making business sense out of Data” (Workshop)
This workshop introduces the participants to following themes.
What is Data and Big Data
How businesses could harness the data for business benefits
How creative designers could contribute to data driven value.
How to handle data in your applications
Basics of data visualization
Participants would be working on a small hands on exercise related to data.
Neha Modgil Techved Consulting India Pvt. Ltd., India
Neha Modgil- B Architecture, Masters in Design (SPA)
Global Design Head- Techved Consulting India Pvt. Ltd.
Neha Modgil is a renowned name in the usability & user research domain in India. She
is among the few women entrepreneurs, who understood the upcoming demand of
usability in India and took her career towards user centered projects and educated her
clients the difference between a website design & a user-centered website design.
Neha began her venture in 2007 with a small group of design professionals to provide
website solutions, however with a sudden boom in the demand for internet & smart
phones, Neha then decided to provide complete solutions to her clients and included
software, mobile app designing & digital marketing solutions. Neha rose from being a
Consultant to an owner of a start-up company of the few people to an entrepreneur of
a company with strength of 100 employees.
“How UXshe made it happen - Journey of Creating UX to Selling UX” (TED Like Talk)
Back in 2009, when digitalization in India was still in its infancy, imagining a company
with only UX as its offering was considered not just a joke but also non sustainable.
Neha with her true passion for design and vision for success overcame all &
established a global quality brand, Techved Consulting. Today it serves clients all
across the globe. Know all the up’s and downs of her journey and what it takes to sell
design to a design nascent market.
“Designing for the future.” (Workshop)
Technology world is rapidly changing and so are challenges faced by a UX designer. Let's understand what lies ahead of us and how to design for it.
Utkarsha Malkar Asst. Prof. Graphic Design, Advertising, Publishing and Television, MIT INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, INDIA
With work experience ranging over 20 years, starting with J. Walter
Thomson as an Art Director, moving on to Publishing with the launch of
“OVERDRIVE” and then Manager Graphic at Star News Corp.
In my many roles have applied creative thinking to various industry
sectors, enhancing my abilities as a Creative specialist. The last 10 years
have been spent in providing online / branding services under the
banner – ubcreative.
As a mentor and guide to young designers – I play my role as Prof.
Graphic Design at the prestigious MIT- Institute of Design - Pune.
Design courses in India are very different in their pedagogy, approach
and application as compared to the conventional professional courses.
At MIT we create a breeding ground for future leaders and Design
I take courses which are multi-disciplinary and converge human values,
technology and business management.
In this context MIT Institute of Design, addresses the new and emerging
socio-cultural and economic aspects. Understanding and creating quality
life products for the national and global customer and generating a
culture of innovation.
Saleem Ahmed Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM) Indian Institute of Science, India
The Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM) was established in 1998 to
pursue excellence in teaching, research and industry interaction in the area of Design.
The two-year M.Des programme is the flagship program of the Centre. The Centre is
perhaps the only place in India pursuing an active research programme in Design
spanning the broad areas of Design Theory and Methodology, Human Factors in
Design, PLM and, Vehicle Design, Simulation and Testing.
Kshitiz Anand L'école de design Nantes Atlantique, India
The India Studio of Lécole de design Nantes Atlantique (LEDNA); one of the leading
Design Schools in France, runs in academic collaboration with The Design Village,
Noida. The school is set to provide international students a better wholesome learning
experience of design in a developing nation like India.
LEDNA is also incharge of the
academic curriculum development for The Design Village, to set up bachelors and
masters program in Design.
Rahul Mohan DYPDC-Centre for automotive research and studies, India Student Presentation
“Automotive design” (TED Like Talk)
I Will be presenting three automotive design based concept:
BMW Pickup Truck :An emotional design presentation for artists who like live
painting.Its a fusion of sporty look with a tough character of a pick-up.
Nissan Concept for rural India: It is a practical design for business people who live in
rural areas,who transport goods regularly.It is also for those people who run a public
transport business like share auto.
the limitations(according to the brief given)was that the concept had to be cheap and
flexible in its purposes of use.
Volkswagen traveller : This is completely a styling project.
I Am Automotive design student who recently have got into UX/UI design.I will also be
talking about my thought behind UX/UI design.
I Will be presenting my personal weather application project which I was doing during
my UX/UI training.