Design Thinking – From Thought to Action

IDA Labs together with Intel, is proud to present this Design Thinking Workshop. Join us if you're interested in learning about design thinking principles for building an innovative Tech product company!
Leaders now look to innovation as a principal source of differentiation and competitive advantage. Design thinking can be an integral part of the Innovation journey. Design thinking is a systematic approach to problem-solving that is user-driven, possibility focused, and iterative. It is a process developed by leading design firms that can be used by anyone to create innovative solutions to complex problems. The concept can be applied to a variety of challenges – Product design , Software apps and processes.

This workshop will share the philosophy behind Design thinking and its relevance for startups. It will explore a few industry examples which used Design thinking to solve complex challenges in an innovative manner. In the workshop, we will go through the steps of design thinking model and practice creative problem solving. We will also explore rapid prototyping to fine tune the solutions proposed.

About the Speakers

Vijay Keshav
Head, Business Development & Operations
Business Planning & Innovation team, Developer Relations Division
Software & Services Group, Intel Corporation

Vijay Keshav leads Business Development & Operations for the Business Planning and Innovation team with Intel’s Software Developer Group. This team manages business planning, user experience and software product marketing with a focus on delivering new innovative and differentiated experiences for Intel Architecture.

Vijay joined Intel in 2000 and in previous roles has led various worldwide teams & programs around Server, Mobile & PC platforms. He brings extensive Business and Leadership experience with a focus on Strategy Development & Execution, Product Development, Customer Advocacy, Global Marketing and Operations Management.

Vijay holds degrees in Electrical Engineering & Business Management and is a passionate advocate for Innovation & Entrepreneurship advising with various organizations worldwide

Sachin Kelkar
Head – APJ Scale Program
Developer Relations Division
Software and Services Group , Intel Corporation

Sachin Kelkar leads Scale Software Programs for Asia Pacific as part of the Intel Software and Services Group – Developer Relations Division. In this role, he focuses on developing the software solutions market across Asia Pacific by working with key software companies and software developers. Sachin drives business relationships and developer engagements with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), System Integrators and software developers in the region across consumer and enterprise segments.

Sachin has worked with Intel for 12 years in the areas of developer engagement, software marketing and solutions engineering. He has worked on key projects of local language enabling, mobile application development and partner marketing.

Prior to Intel, Sachin has worked in Microsoft and Citrix and has an experience of 18 years in the software and telecom industry. Sachin holds Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and a a Masters’ degree in Management from Mumbai University. He is passionate about engaging start up ecosystem and has served as Mentors for multiple startups.

Event Timeline
Mon Sep 22, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM SGT
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