7th CII-NID Design Summit
12-13 December 2007, Bangalore International Exhibiton Centre,
Bangalore, India

Day I (12 December 2021)
0800-1000 Hrs Registration
1000-1130 Hrs Inaugural Session
  Welcome Address
Vikram Kirloskar

Chairman, CII National Committee on Design and
Vice Chairman Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd

Special Address
Antonio Armellini

Italian Ambassador to India

Inaugural Address
P B Mahishi*

Chief Secretary
Government of India

Vote of Thanks
Darlie O Koshy

Director, NID
1135-1200 Hrs Inauguration of Italian Triennale Exhibition: "100 Objects of Design" at Hall No 3; BIEC
1200-1215 Hrs Tea/Coffee Break
1215-1345 Hrs

Session I : Leadership through Innovation

Design has the potential to ultimately transform the lives of people. Whether in the commercial sector or in the not-for-profit sector, the returns on investment in design can only be ensured by focusing on the value it ultimately delivers to people. Future focused organizations have recognized that innovation is key to success and designers are important members of the teams that can help build a culture of innovation in an organization. In this session, a panel of experts will explore how designers can better align themselves with the process of innovation in an organization and glimpse of few such success stories.

Gita Piramal, Chairman, BP Ergo Ltd. (Moderator of the session bringing in short stories from her experience as an Editor of The Smart Manager and a case writer)

Keynote Address:
Bruce Nussbaum, Assistant Managing Editor, Business Week

Surinder Kapur*,Chairman & Managing Director, Sona Group
Harne Vinay Chandrakanth*, Senior Vice President-R&D, TVS Motors
Ajay Advani, Head-Manufacturing Solutions, Autodesk (I) Pvt. Ltd
Ignacio Germade, Director of Design Studio for Asia and India, Motorola
Gregg, Davis, Principal, Design Central and Executive Editor, Innovation Magazine
Prasad Boradkar, Innovation Space, Arizona State University, U.S.A.
Kingshuk Das, Vice President, New Market Strategy, IDEO, U.S.A.
1345-1430 Hrs Lunch Break
1430-1600 Hrs

Session II : Educating for Design Leadership

his session will provide an opportunity to discuss how to prepare designers to assume a leadership role and what skills will be required to succeed in the challenges that beckon them in the face of emergence of design as a vital national and international resource. The discussions will also focus on the resources required for strengthening the quality of design education as the infrastructure for design education in India expands.

The highlight of the session would be address by industry representatives who considered it necessary to invest in Design education. The session will also explore the opportunities for a collaboration between Design Schools and Industry with the goal of bringing vitality and innovation to various sectors of Indian and global economy.

Moderator :
Darlie O Koshy, Director, NID

Keynote Address:
Ronald Jones, Konstfack, Sweden

Members :
Shilajeet Banerjee, D-School, Stanford University
Anne Kirah, Dean, 180 Academy, Denmark
Dilip Chhabaria, CMD, DC Design Pvt. Ltd.
Vijay Thadani*, NIIT and Chairman of CII National Committee on Education
Hridayesh Deshpande, Director, Elephant Multiversity
Claudio Moderini, Domus Academy, Milan
Uday Salunkhe, Welingkar Institute of Management
1600-1630 Hrs Tea/Coffee Break
1630-1800 Hrs

Session III: "Raising The Bar: New Perspectives on Design"

With leadership comes responsibility to excel in practice and to build a body of knowledge and to measure and demonstrate the value of design. In this session, Design thinkers from around the world will share stories of how designers are making an impact on public and private sectors, high tech and low tech, Macro and micro levels around the world and in India.

During this session veterans of design practices from around the world will discuss what it takes to deliver world class Design Services and to play a strategic role within different types of organizations and projects.How Technology enablers for Design can help in Raising the bar of Design Services?

Ashish Gupta*, Business Outlook

Keynote Address:
GK VanPatter, Co-Founder, NextD Research Institute

Ravi Sawhney, President & CEO, RKS Design & Sudhir Sharma, Elephant Design
Madhukar Dev, Managing Director, TATA Elxsi Ltd.
Jake Layes, Marketing Manager-APAC, Autodesk Inc.
Geoff McCormick, Alloy Total Product Design
Surya Vanka, Microsoft Corporation
Sonia Manchanda, Idiom Design
1800-1815 Hrs Tea/Coffee Break
1815-1945 Hrs Italian Seminar on Design, Lifestyle and the City : "Managing Modernity & Heritage" followed with "Cocktails & Dinner" hosted by Italian Embassy
Day - II (13 December 2021)
0800-0830 Hrs Breakfast for Registered Participants for Breakout Session
0830-1000 Hrs

Breakout Sessions - 1

Inspiration Session 1   Case Study Session: 1 Workshop 1
Connecting with Consumers Design in the information Age Transforming MSMEs Workshop on Brand Experience : Immersive Design
Surya Vanka
Girish Prabhu
Dinesh Korjan
(Studio Korjan)
Bhargav Mistry (Secure Meters) Rajib Adhikary
Satish Gokhale
(Design Directions)
Dan Bucher & Tom Burchard
(Design Continuum)
  Linda Pulik, Honeywell & Uday Athwankar, IDC, IIT Bombay Nalin Kohli (Small & Medium Knowledge Industries
Ministry of MSMEs Govt. of India

Inspiration Session 2   Case Study Session: 2 Workshop 1 Contd...
Innovation for Business Transformation Design Across Borders Experiencing Design Workshop on Brand Experience : Immersive Design
Harish Bhat
Chief Operating Officer(Titan Industries Ltd.)
Jun Lee
David Blair,
MD and Tim Etherington, Creative Director, Fitch -India
Gregg Davis
(Design Central)
Pradyumna Vyas(NID) Jacob Mathew,
Idiom, Bangalore
Aradhana Goel,
Roney Simon(CRS Glob) Case Study on Colour Application / Presentation on Trends
Latika Khosla*

(Freedom Tree Design)

1000-1015 Hrs Tea/Coffee Break
1015-1145 Hrs

Special Address Implementing the National Design Policy

By Dr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman, Knowledge commission of India (Video Message)
Sir George Cox, Chairman, UK Design Council (Video Message)

National Design Policy : An Opportunity for Design Leadership

What does the National Design Policy mean to all the stakeholders of design ? This session will provide the participants of the conference an opportunity to address this question head on and learn from the experience of others who have helped translate National Design Policies into action in different sectors of the economy in other countries.

Keynote Speaker:
Ajay Shankar
Secretary, DIPP, Government of India

Darlie O Koshy, Director, NID
Arturo dell'Acqua Bellavitis', VP, Triennale & Professor, Politecnico de Milano
Theo Groothuizen, S & T Counsellor, Netherlands Embassy
1145-1200 Hrs Break for O'dourves
1200-1345 Hrs

1200 - 1230 Hrs:

Session IV: Thriving in the competitive marketplace through Design

This session will focus on sharing the experience of organizations that have ensured business growth by using Design as a core component of their business strategy.

MSMEs can be the biggest user of Design provided there is a national and local level support system available to facilitate the Design Services to MSMEs. This session will also provide the opportunity to discuss the perspective of SMEs towards using Design for their business objectives? It will explore is the support mechanism required to facilitate use of Design by SMEs in the context of the recently announced National Design Policy.

Stakeholder Dialogue

Uday Dandavate, Founder & CEO, Sonicrim Inc.

Kishore Biyani
CEO, Future Group

Bruce Nussbaum
Assistant Managing Editor, Business Week

Hari Nair, Director, Whirlpool Global Consumer Design Asia

Keynote Address:
Bhaskar Bhat, Managing Director, Titan Industries Ltd

Navroze Godrej*, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Michele Straniero, Pininfarina S.p.A, Italy
Mukund Bhogale, Managing Director, Nirlep Appliances Ltd.
Dipendra Baoni*, Lemon Design
Abhijit Bansod, Abhijit Bansod Designs
1345-1430 Hrs Lunch Break
1430-1600 Hrs

1430-1510 Hrs

Breakout Sessions - 2

Inspiration Session 3   Case Study Session: 3 Workshop 2
Inspiration Presentation     Workshops
Strategic Innovation Transforming Education with Design Thinking Design Entrepreneurs
S Sundar
Establishing Experience Platforms for Global Design
Mr. Chinzah(NIF)

Mehmood Khan
Geetha Narayananan (Srishti)
Prasad Boradkar
(Arizona State University)
Ashok Rai
(Indian Cornucopia)
Mukul Goyal (Designwise)
Kevin Schmidt
  Shilajeet Banerjee

1510-1520 Hrs Time to choose another Breakout Session
1520-1600 Hrs
Inspiration Session 4   Case Study Session: 4 Workshop 2 Contd....
Inspiration Presentation   Case Studies Workshops
Big Design Challenges for India: Student Vision
Mauli Marur
Kyoorius Exchange


M P Ranjan
National Institute of Design

Panel: TBD
Ravi K Sawhney

George Mathew

Anne Kirah
180 Academy
Social Entrepreneurs
Poonam Kasturi
(Daily Dump)

Neelam Chhiber

Establishing Experience Platforms for Global Design
Kevin Schmidt (SonicRim)

1600-1615 Hrs Tea/Coffee Break
1615-1715 Hrs

CNBC Session: Leadership through Design

A panel comprising of international leaders of design from various sectors will discuss the challenges and opportunities for the design community to play a leadership role within India and in partnership with the world.

Suresh Venkat, CNBC

Bruce Nussbaum, Business Week
Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt. Ltd.
N N Prasad, Joint Secretary, DIPP, Government of India
Arun Jaura*, Senior Vice President-R&D, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Uday Dandavate, Founder & CEO, Sonicrim Inc
1715 Hrs


Feedback from the participants and Vote of Thanks