DRUCKER BUSINESS FORUM
Co-Presented by KPCC/Southern California Public Radio
Strategic Design Thinking
In conversation with Dr. Arvind Bhambri
The RKS team is led by Ravi Sawhney, founder and CEO, who is also an author, lecturer and thought leader on design and innovation.
Thursday, February 9th, 2012
Continental Breakfast & Networking: 7:45-8:30am
Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.
KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum
474 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Ravi Sawhney, FIDSA: The RKS team is led by Ravi Sawhney, founder and CEO, who is also an author, lecturer and thought leader on design and innovation. Sawhney is a popular keynote speaker who has been featured recently in DC at the U.S. Patent & Trademark headquarters alongside the Undersecretary of Commerce, in Brazil at the Cycle of Knowledge Conference, in Cannes at the World Innovation Conference, and at the IDSA National Convention’s awards program.
Mr. Sawhney is sought in both corporate and academic environments for his deep knowledge of design strategy, innovation collaboration and empathetic and psychological knowledge of people and consumer behavior.
Mr. Sawhney has had an impressive and varied career that gets more exciting every day! He helped invent the touch screen, reinvented the electric guitar, developed children’s favorite Teddy Ruxpin, and has helped deliver clever product solutions and concepts more recently for clients in many categories from healthcare, to kitchen tools, consumer electronics and everything in-between.
Sawhney writes for Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Core77 and others as an expert blogger, has been inducted as a Fellow in the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) and recognized with an honorary Ph.D. from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is also the innovator/Jury Chair emeritus of IDSA’s Catalyst case program, championing design’s power to effect positive change in business, in lives and throughout the world, and a fixture as juror or chairman at many of the world’s most prestigious product design competitions.
Arvind Bhambri has been on the faculty of the Graduate Business School at the University of Southern California since obtaining his doctorate from the Harvard Business School. He specializes in strategic change, competitive strategy, global business development, and leadership.
Before coming to the U.S., Dr. Bhambri was trained as an electrical engineer in India. During 2000-2002, Dr. Bhambri took a sabbatical from USC to lead strategy and business development at a global web-based supply chain company in food and agricultural products with offices in India and the U.S.
An active consultant and executive educator, Dr. Bhambri has co-authored three books and more than thirty articles and case studies, including Harvard best-sellers on IBM and Johnson & Johnson. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Trianz, Inc., a global provider of consulting and information technology solutions in the U.S., Japan, and India, and The Music Circle, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to classical Indian music in Southern California.
The Drucker Business Forum is produced by the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.The series is co-presented by KPCC.