Manoj is a Design Entrepreneur and a Design Thinker with more
than 2 decades of experience across industries. He leads Turian Labs, a Design
Thinking and Business Innovation company, which he cofounded in 2015. Prior to
this, he cofounded a design company Onio and digital branding company ITERNIA.
He is a mechanical engineering graduate of IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)
Bombay 1992 batch, and PG from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in
Manoj led the innovation engagements with global brands and organizations like
Google, Microsoft, Philips, Infosys, TechMahindra, Volkswagen, Dow Corning,
Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Kohler, Saint Gobain, Suzuki, Wipro, Godrej, Titan and
Govt. of Finland (Tekes), apart from several startups and SMEs. Manoj's passion
and expertise includes User-centric research methodologies for insights and
business innovation, social megatrend-spotting, creating business scenarios for
future and crafting brand character & strategy. He is an expert
facilitator for CXO groups/policy-makers on Design Thinking and Future
Envisioning workshops using global Megatrends. Manoj is the founder of
annual insights & megatrends conference INDIANXT and Pune Design Festival.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.