Manoj Kothari

Director and Chief Design Strategist, Turian Labs

Who am I

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 co-founded in 2015. Prior to this, he co-founded 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 Industrial Design. 

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 include 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. 

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