Design Thinking and Knowledge Management

Design Thinking and Knowledge Management

by Madanmohan Rao, Editor, The KM Chronicles, http://twitter.com/MadanRao

The next monthly meetup of the Bangalore K-Community, a knowledge management (KM) professionals forum, will feature a panel on the topic: “Design Thinking and KM.”

    Topic: Design Thinking & KM

Design-oriented firms such as Apple and IDEO have demonstrated the business impacts of design thinking. In the context of knowledge management, how can design thinking help with internal processes, tools and knowledge-sharing culture? What are the issues involved in change management and business outcomes? This panel of practitioners will present case studies and tips for knowledge managers and business strategists.

    Panelists: From Wipro, Unisys, CGI, Infosys, Catalign, AgreeYa

Saksham Khandelwal is an advisor for Wipro’s KM – Strategy and Innovation charter. He is also responsible for strategic alliances and external collaboration for the KM office. In his previous role, he was a part of the Innovation Office at the Chief Technology Office. Saksham has published papers and research reports in international conferences and European business groups. He holds a Masters in business design and innovation. He is passionate about design driven innovation and likes playing chess.

Makarand Purohit is a process engineer at the Unisys Asia Technology Centre. He is an Agile professional and has facilitated teams involved in delivery of products and solutions in education, retail, hospitality, finance and automotive domains. He is driven by creating a congenial environment for fostering transformational exchanges between people involved in delivery, leading to customer delight.

Prakasha Parambhat is responsible for product development at CGI in global wealth and capital markets. He is also passionate about design thinking, creativity and innovation, and leads the design thinking initiative for CGI India. Prakasha has over 16 years of experience in the industry, and holds an M.Tech. in design engineering from IIT Delhi.

Vinay Dabholkar is an innovation catalyst. He has been helping for-profit and not-for-profit organisations in fostering a culture of innovation. He is co-author of the book ’8 steps to Innovation.’ He has been teaching innovation and design thinking at IIM Bangalore and TISS Mumbai. Vinay has a B.Tech from IIT Bombay and a PhD from SUNY Buffalo, both in computer science.

Sanjit Debroy is responsible for AgreeYa’s KM strategy and KM product SocialXtend, and provides KM advisory services to AgreeYa customers. He has delivered a number of KM engagements in finance, engineering and automobile sectors. He graduated from IIM-K and has also served as visiting faculty in engineering colleges and fashion design institutes. Sanjit is passionate about corporate innovation, visual art, antiques and folk music.

Venue: Unisys Global Services, Residency Road (Opp. Bangalore Club, next to Chancery Pavilion Hotel)
Date/time: Wednesday June 17; 6-8 pm
URL of map: Google Map for Unisys Bangalore Office http://bit.ly/19GTRRh
RSVP & Contact Person
Dr Randhir Puspha Phone number: 99805-73382 randhir.rp @gmail.com

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