Leaders worldwide acknowledge the rapidly changing business dynamics and are  aggressively leaning on Innovation for survival, growth and re-evaluation of their existing business models. Yet only about 5% of the leaders are able to truly derive value from their innovation programs.


One of the primary reasons for such a low success rate is the continued dependence on traditional linear approaches towards innovation. For disruptive innovations to consistently occur in an organization, the need is to push beyond the "default thinking" with an approach that is both proven, creative and one that leaders can easily use in every facet of their business and workplace.


Design Thinking is one such powerful approach that drives business value exponentially when applied to strategy and innovation. Tim Brown, the president and CEO, IDEO defines: "Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success."


Applying  Design Thinking tools many successful companies like Lego, Apple, Uber, have been able to unearth customer perspective using a human-centered design resulting in the re-invention of very unique and differentiated offerings, catapulting the value proposition and monetization of the product features.






Hotel Pullman
Aerocity New Delhi

Asset No 2, Aerocity Hospitality District Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi 110037

Friday, May 26th, 2017

6:30 PM 8:50 PM
followed by cocktails & Dinner



The role of technology in this process is significant as it has to move towards a "no compromise on design/ functionality" enabler. The paradigm shift required is at many levels from challenging the known-technology capability to urging engineers to be as creative as product designers.


Join us on Friday, 26th May 2017; from 6:30 PM onwards at Pullman Hotel Aerocity, Delhi to hear two business leaders share their insights into this elusive world of innovation. They will also elucidate how global and Indian companies are harnessing Design Thinking to drive a culture of innovation and deliver superior top line growth, higher net promoter scores and enhanced operational metrics across their value chains.





Prakash Balasubramanian


Dr. N Ravichandran

VP, Consulting, Cognizant Technology Solutions


Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad







6:30 PM - 6:55 PM



6:55 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Address

Umesh Mehta, President, CIO Klub

7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Accelerating Innovation through Human-Centered Design

Prakash Balasubramanian, Vice President, Consulting, Cognizant Technology Solutions

7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

Disruptive Innovation

Dr. N Ravichandran, Professor, IIM Ahmedabad

8:45 PM - 8:50 PM

Vote of Thanks and Closing Remarks

Rahul Ghai, Client Partner, Cognizant

8:50 PM -9:50 PM

Networking,  Cocktails and Dinner






Look forward to welcome  you.


Umesh Mehta

President - CIO Klub Delhi NCR Chapter 


This invite is not  transferable * Entry by Invite Only * RSVP: [email protected]