Dr. Bala Ramadurai is an author, coach, consultant and professor. He has authored a book on Design Thinking called Karmic Design Thinking (https://dt.balaramadurai.net). He has 3 patents to his credit and 10+ publications in international research journals. He co-founded TRIZ Innovation India (https://trizindia.org) and is an Adjunct Professor at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (India) (https://www.sibmpune.edu.in), Universidad Panamericana (Mexico), Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies and National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (https://NPTEL.ac.in). He is also a board member in the Board of Studies for Symbiosis International University.
He has a PhD from Arizona State University, USA, and a B.Tech from IIT Madras, India.
He was a Technology Forecasting researcher and designer in the FORMAT project at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. He managed and designed the handbook for the technology forecasting methodology. (http://handbook.format-project.eu)
Bala was a systematic innovation facilitator at MindTree Ltd (https://www.mindtree.com), India, where he designed and crafted 5*50, a key innovation intrapreneurship program.
Prior to MindTree, he was a Research Scientist at General Electric Global Research, India.
He has mentored students in an entrepreneurship course facilitated by Carnegie Mellon University, USA, and has been cited as an expert in innovation and creativity by Harvard Business Review. (https://hbr.org/product/Mindtree--A-Community-of-/an/311049-PDF-ENG)
His teaching experience includes Design Thinking and Creative Problem Solving courses at Universidad Panamericana (Mexico), Universiti Teknologi Mara (Malaysia), IIT Madras, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Hyderabad, Symbiosis and IISc Bangalore.
Bala has worked with marquee clients like Mercedes Benz, Mahindra & Mahindra, Raychem RPG, Samsung, Flipkart, GE, Applied Materials, Faurecia, Mindtree.
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