Dr. Pavan Soni
An engineer at heart, with a penchant for technology and design, Dr. Pavan Soni is an Innovation Evangelist by profession and a teacher by passion. He is the founder of Inflexion Point and offers programs on Design Thinking, Strategic Acumen, and Consulting Skills. He is the author of Design Your Thinking, published by Penguin Random House in 2020. His book was one of the five books shortlisted for the ‘2021 BBLF CK Prahalad Best Business Book Award’.
Besides being an adjunct faculty at ISB Hyderabad and IIM Bangalore, Pavan is a columnist at Mint, YourStory, Inc42, Entrepreneur, and People Matters. He authors a monthly newsletter, Inflexion Point, which reaches over 20,000 enthusiasts across the world.
Pavan was the only Indian shortlisted for the prestigious ‘FT & McKinsey Bracken Bower Award for the Best Business Book of the Year 2016’. He was also featured as one of the ‘100 Digital Influencers of 2020’ by YourStory.
Pavan is a Gold Medalist from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur, and pursued PGDIE (Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering) from NITIE Mumbai. He holds a Ph.D. in innovation management from IIM Bangalore.
He takes special interest in reading, writing, guitar, chess, fitness, and spirituality.
A 5X TEDx Speaker and a celebrated author, Pavan loves wearing many hats. Combining his passion and entrepreneurial spirit, he empowers businesses to go beyond conventional methods of problem-solving.
Through his workshops, he illustrates how design thinking can solve not only technical challenges but also people-centric challenges for a stellar impact.
He has and continues to work with some of the biggest names like Amazon, Flipkart, Marico, Reliance Industries, and TATA, among many others. He specializes in:
• Design Thinking
• Creativity and Innovation
• Mindsets, Toolsets, and Skillsets for Creative Problem Solving
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