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RAMAN SAXENA raman@userlabasia.com raman@usidfoundation.org  

     

SUDHIR SHARMA sudhir@indidesign.in

 

Raman Saxena, is a passionate designer and a design evangelist who strongly believes that the design is a critical tool for business profitability as well as social development. He is an alumni of  National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmadabad. Having large international experience in Design, UX, Design Management & Strategy he has worked with various organizations including CA Technologies, SIEMENS, and NOKIA, etc. in INDIA, US, EUROPE & CHINA. He has been part of German Govt. scholarship for advance studies with focus on Human Factors and Environment & Green Design. 

In 2006, he co-founded,  USID Foundation (Universal, Sustainable, Innovative Design for social change) www.usidfoundation.org, to promote Design as critical tool to enable the socio-economic development. In 2007, he pioneered the India's first 3 days conference focusing on Design Innovation and User Experience which is continuing since then has been inspiring many new events within the design domain in India. 

Before dreaming of India Design Festival, he has initiated USID Gurukul, to offer a collaborative and immersive learning experience for the students of design, technology, management & social sciences which is successfully running since 2010.   

In November 2011, he quit his job with CA Technologies as Sr. Director, Product Design & User Experience and currently CEO & Principal Design & Innovation Strategist at USER Lab Asia. - www.userlabasia.com and Founder of Green Life Social, a venture to increase green footprints...

 

A very well known and active name in the world of design, creativity and Innovation, Sudhir Sharma is the Chief Creative of INDI Design.

He is well known amongst the global  creative leaders. He was invited to join the first India Design Council, constituted by the government of India, and is an alumnus of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Global Council for Design. He sits on the various Design, Innovation and Management Council Boards and Institutions.

Sudhir founded a very active forum for professional designers “Design India”, with 6000 members across various social media networks Designindia has become a voice of Indian design.

Sudhir has participated as a juror in many important international Design, Advertising Awards including Cannes Lion, ADfest, Design Turkey, Dutch Design Awards, Design for Asia Awards. 

Sudhir is also the editor in chief of the highly reputed global monthly magazine for Design, Innovation and Creative sectors – www.poolmagazine.in