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.
been on the jury for India Design
Council - India Design Mark, National Skill Development Corporation of India,
Tata Innovation Awards and Mahindra Innovation Awards
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.
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
End of Innovation – Amsterdam
– Foresight & Trends, Los Angeles
Conference on Creativity and Innovation – Warsaw
Conference on Creativity and Innovation - Copenhagen
Creativity Association Conference - Singapore
Innovation Forum – Barcelona
India Innovation Summit - Bangalore
for India Awards - Mumbai
Brand Summit - AIMA
TiE World Summit - Mumbai
Design Summit, Bangalore
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) -
Publications Ranjan has written for publications like
The Economic Times, The Hindu, DNA and some others.
to his work in innovation, Ranjan spent a decade in advertising and marketing
with organizations like J Walter Thompson (JWT), Lintas and Bharti.
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.