Raman Saxena is a design thinker, innovation strategist, service & experience design consultant, academician and researcher. An experienced leader with 25+ years of professional journey across multiple domains: design, innovation & technology, in multiple geographies-US, Europe, China and India in a wide range of organizations including Siemens, Nokia, Network Programs, Human Factors Int., CA Technologies, USER Lab Asia etc. Worked with cross-functional team, provided design, technology and innovation leadership at operational, tactical and strategic level and evangelized design & innovation across the organisation including the executive leadership.
Raman is an alumnus India’s Premier design Institute, National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmadabad, and a recipient of German Govt. & EEU Scholarship for advance study programme in Environment oriented product planning, design & development and International Management in Germany & Europe. Also attended a year-long executive leadership program “Crucible” of iDiscoveri as sponsored candidate of CA Technologies.
In 2007, he along with his wife, who is also an alumnus of National Institute of Design, Co-founded “USID Foundation” (Universal, Sustainable, Inclusive Design for social change...) a non-profit platform to evangelize Design for Social Change and organizing several activities and events including, Conferences, Workshops, Gurukuls, Eco-system exploration of rural India, Design challenges /Hacktahons, Startup/ Academic showcase, Skill Development etc. to evangelize social and economic value through design from initial years. Now he is curating a initiative to bring out design agenda for the urban experience and organizing a conference “Design your Smart City” which will deliberate “How Design can be a key driver to manifest and deliver on the Smart City concept in the form of envisioning Product, Services, Systems, Environments and Spaces- in sum the Quality & Sustainable Urban Experience”.
Associated with many institutions and organisations as advisor, mentor, visiting faculty & jury member, ISB Hyderabad, NIFT, NID, India Design Mark, IBSDA and was Member of the Program Advisory Committee of NID Bangalore from 2008 to 2010. He is currently sharing time between Consulting, Research and Academics and associated as visiting faculty with several technology, management and design school including IIT Kanpur, IIM Bangalore, & SoD-AUD Delhi etc.
Recently he has started curating a initiative to evangelize and creating design agenda for the urban experience and organizing a conference “Design your Smart City” which will deliberate “How Design can be a key driver to manifest and deliver on the Smart City concept in the form of envisioning Product, Services, Systems, Environments and Spaces- in sum the Quality & Sustainable Urban Experience”.