is co-founder, director and principal strategist at
Onio Design Pvt. Ltd.; one of India’s leading
innovation strategy consulting companies. Onio was founded
at the inflection point of Indian economy globalising
in a major way. Manoj bootstrapped Onio when Indian
enterprises started realising the potential of design-led
innovation strategy in business.
With more than fifteen years
of experience, Manoj has led hundreds of innovation
consulting assignments for Indian and global clientele
ranging from nimble start-ups, growth-oriented SMEs
to Fortune 500 companies encompassing domains like brand
strategy, product innovation and strategic innovation
& scenario consulting.
Manoj started his career
in 1992 in New Product Development & Quality Assurance
at Eicher Tractors where he was instrumental in the
launch of Eicher’s first water-cooled 30 HP tractor.
He was also part of the team that implemented the ISO
9000 standards at Eicher Tractors.
Manoj is frequently quoted
in the Indian & international media for his forthright
views on how design-led innovation is the way ahead
in business strategy. Manoj has been a speaker on various
platforms like -
CII-NID Design Summit (2005, 2006 & 2007), Pune
Design Festival (2006 & 2007), Design for BRICs
at Korea Institute of Technology (2007), World Design
Congress, USA (2007), FICCI Design Conclave (2008,2009),
India Summit, Aalto University, Helsinki (2008), CNBC
Young Turks Transformers (2010), SIAM
Styling & Design Conclave (2010).
A thought leader on innovation,
foresights, scenarios and blending design with business
strategy, his writing can be accessed at http://bardinsight.blogspot.com.
Manoj is a Mechanical Engineer from the
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
(1992 batch) and PG in Industrial Design from National
Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India (1996