Event Detail

Drucker Business Forum featuring Ravi Sawhney on Strategic Design Thinking

Thursday, February 09, 2012


Ravi Sawhney on Strategic Design Thinking

in conversation with Dr. Arvind Bhambri

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Continental Breakfast & Networking: 7:45-8:30 am
Forum: 8:30-9:30am 
Admission is free, but RSVPs are required 


KPCC Crawford Family Forum
474 S. Raymond Ave.
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.

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