Ranjan Malik

Innovation Thinker and Facilitator
Ranjan Malik

Who Am I

Innovation Facilitator, Methodology Creator and Speaker.

Ranjan created the methodology for Innovation for India Awards, Forbes Global Innovation Awards and 3C Spot-Fund-Nurture model used by NABARD (India’s National Rural Bank) in the area of Rural Innovation.

A person with a refreshingly different take on life and work, Ranjan is an innovation thinker and facilitator. He has led and facilitated innovation in number of organisations in various countries.

He has also created methodologies, frameworks and tools that help organizations innovate by design like the innovation evaluation architecture used in Innovation Awards (Innovation for India Awards, Tata Innovation Awards, Forbes-Wipro Global Awards) and NABARD's 3Cs Spot-Fund-Nurture model for Rural Innovation.
A dynamic and charismatic speaker, Ranjan is sought for his unique ability to pick unobvious insights, 'connect unusual dots' and present a compelling message in his characteristic spontaneous style.

He has been on the jury for India Design Council - India Design Mark, National Skill Development Corporation of India, Tata Innovation Awards and Mahindra Innovation Awards


He delivers keynotes and methodology sessions on Orbit-shifting Innovation and Storm-the-Norm. He has been mapping mental model boundaries for various industries using a metacognitive methodology he has developed over the last 14 years.


He has led and facilitated innovation initiatives in a large number of organizations across the world including Apple, Areva, APC, Bausch & Lomb, Castrol, Cable & Wireless, Glaxo SmithKline, Honeywell, J&J, Microsoft, Mahindra Auto, Max New York Life, Nestle, Novartis, Pepsico, Perfetti, Tata Group, Unilever and Whirlpool.


Speaker / Chaired Sessions

·      Front End of Innovation – Amsterdam

·      FT15 – Foresight & Trends, Los Angeles

·      European Conference on Creativity and Innovation – Warsaw

·      European Conference on Creativity and Innovation - Copenhagen

·      American Creativity Association Conference - Singapore

·      Strategic Innovation Forum – Barcelona

·      The India Innovation Summit - Bangalore

·      Innovation for India Awards - Mumbai

·      National Brand Summit - AIMA

·      The TiE World Summit - Mumbai

·      TEDx

·      Asia HRD Congress

·      NASSCOM Design Summit, Bangalore

·      Talks at Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) - Bangalore, Calcutta & Indore, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Mumbai, Centre for Leadership, Innovation and Change - ISB & National Institute of Design (NID) - Ahmedabad.


Publications Ranjan has written for publications like The Economic Times, The Hindu, DNA and some others.


Prior to his work in innovation, Ranjan spent a decade in advertising and marketing with organizations like J Walter Thompson (JWT), Lintas and Bharti.

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