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Innovation is the manifestation of Design

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Alok Nandi works on the dynamics of innovation, design and storytelling: he intervenes to decode complex situations and to explore the co-design of transformation scenarios.

A triple education in engineering (Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB), in management (Solvay Business School, VUB) and in film writing (Philo et Lettres, ULB), as well as his first experience at Procter & Gamble in brand management, have armed Alok Nandi to explore innovation in an agnostic manner.

Between 1997 and 2003, he implemented the web/digital presences of Editions Casterman (Tintin, Corto Maltese, Moebius, Le Chat by Geluck, Nestor Burma and Adèle Blanc-Sec by Tardi, les Cités obscures by Schuiten-Peeters, etc.) and of the Paris-based Flammarion group (Literature, Medicine, Schools, J'ai lu, Delagrave, etc.), to then launch a spin-off in augmented realities and interactive scenographies which were installed at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, at Futuroscope, in science museums such as Technopolis, Pass, etc.

In 2004, he founded Architempo and since then has been active in prospective works, leading strategic design activities, and supporting the implementation of design-driven innovation roadmaps. Decoding practices and patterns, Alok Nandi connects fields of action in a transdisciplinary way, linking entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, innovation and “design thinking & making”.

Alok Nandi

Alok Nandi is represented by MINDS who will follow up any request for intervention, conference, panel or workshop convening on topics linked to #innovation #strategicXdesign #leadership #organisationXnarrative #storytelling #europindia

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In parallel to Innovation Design activities, Alok Nandi has lectured in numerous institutions (design, cinema, architecture schools, MBA programs, executive education sessions) and is a professor of innovation and design at the Lyfe Institute in Lyon since 2014, co-founded by Paul Bocuse, 3-star chef, and Gérard Pélisson (Accor Group). He is also developing Life Long Learning modules – w/ coCreationcamp, Klabfab.

In addition to his interventions in organizations, he has been an advisor for Lille 3000 and Bozar Brussels, and is active in boards of directors: past president of the Civil Society of Multimedia Authors in Belgium; past global president of IxDA, Interaction Design Association (150,000 members). He is an expert for the Belgian, Canadian, French governments, EU, in the sectors of new media, design and innovation, as well as education.

He has designed exhibitions (Cannes Film Festival, Cité du Design in St-Etienne, red dot design museum in Essen, etc.) and co-produced a feature-length documentary film (selected in 42 film festivals, incl. Venice). He has published books on cinema, design, innovation and dozens of articles, and was a radio columnist for BFM Paris on the IndeHebdo program.

He founded PechaKucha Night Brussels, in connection with Tokyo, and organized 75+ PechaKucha events, bringing together more than 1000 speakers, between 2007 and today.

Alok b. Nandi is on Linkedin or Instagram and updates can be found on nandi.mobi.

Alok Nandi

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Alok Nandi is a regular speaker at international conferences and events (incl. PechaKucha Tokyo, TEDx Flanders). In parallel, he is a lecturer and invited professor, launched PechaKucha Brussels and initiated the Belgian presence of Interaction Design Association, IxDA. In 2014, Alok Nandi chaired Interaction14 by IxDA in Amsterdam [ @ interaction14.ixda.org ] and served on the IxDA Board of Directors (2015-2020) and was IxDA's global president for 2018-2020.

Public speaking sessions include:
_ Antwerp - June 2024 - TEDx Antwerp Salon
_ Bengaluru - March 2024 - keynote @ AI & Society, Alliance University
_ Bengaluru - February 2024 - keynote @ What's Next, CNBC18 India & Pearl Academy
_ Antwerp - January 2024 - IAPCO Edge seminar keynote
_ Riyadh - March 2023 - Architecture & Design - Education Forum
_ Brussels - March 2023 - Cisco BeLux Innovation Challenge - keynote
_ Sustainable Innovation 2023 – in the Creative Economy and Creative Industries
_ Oman - June 2022 - Oman Design Week - keynote
_ 2020/21 went into virtual speaking and keynote at a distance mode - more on nandi.mobi
_ Lyon - June 2021 - BlendWebMix - keynote
_ Milano - Feb. 2020 - PRE workshop IxDA + Cumulus Association
_ Ahmedabad - Jan. 2020 - Ahmedabad Design Week - masterclass / PRE workshop IxDA + Cumulus Association
_ Pune - Jan. 2020 - Interaction Design Pune (remote live)
_ Kochi - Dec. 2019 - Kochi Design Week / DesignOpen
_ Kochi - Dec. 2019 - Kochi Design Week / keynote and workshop
_ Shunde - Dec. 2019 - Shunde Creative Design Week - 10th year IDSS
_ Dubai - Nov. 2019 - IxDA Dubai meetup
_ Lyon - Nov. 2019 - Service Design + IxDA / Off de Blend Web Mix
_ Bogota - Nov. 2019 - Cumulus Conference - PRE workshop
_ Hyderabad - Oct. 2019 - Hyderabad Design Week / DesignOpen
_ Hyderabad - Oct. 2019 - Hyderabad Design Week / WDO GA - Education Summit
_ Mumbai / Hyderabad - Sept. 2019 - World Interaction Design Day (remote live)
_ Brussels - Sept. 2019 - World Interaction Design Day
_ Hangzhou - Sept. 2019 - China DIA Jury intervention
_ Rovaniemi Lapland - May 2019 - Cumulus-IxDA design education sessions
_ Kyoto - April 2019 - design talk with SDN Japan, Service Design Network
_ Tokyo - April 2019 - design talk with IxDA Tokyo at Yahoo Japan
_ St-Etienne - April 2019 - Design Declaration Pre-Summit at St-Etienne Design Biennale 2019
_ Lugano - March 2019 - Open Lecture at SUPSI, Master of Interaction Design
_ Ahmedabad - Feb. 2019 - Launching IxDA Ahmedabad
_ Bengaluru - Feb. 2019 - Lollypop.design and IxDA Bengaluru
_ Bengaluru - Feb. 2019 - The Design Barn / IxDA
_ Kolkata - Feb. 2019 - TiE Kolkata - The Indus Entrepreneurship
_ Mumbai - Feb. 2019 - NLTF Nasscom Technology and Leadership Forum
_ Seattle - Feb. 2019 - Interaction19 - Diversity: De-ambulation, monocultures and pluriverse
_ Kolkata - Dec. 2018 - Thinking Design @ICBI - International Chamber of Business & Industry
_ Kochi - Dec. 2018 - Kochi Design Week / #Design Kerala Summit / keynote
_ Kolkata - Dec. 2018 - IxDA Kolkata pre-launch - Olive Studio
_ Rio de Janeiro - Nov. 2018 - ILA18 Interaction Latin America / keynote
_ Dublin - Oct. 2018 - SDGC Service Design Global Conference / keynote members day
_ Bengaluru - Sept. 2018 - NASSCOM Design4India / keynote
_ Bengaluru - Sept. 2018 - IxDD - World Interaction Design Day with IxDA Bengaluru
_ Bengaluru - Sept. 2018 - IxDD - World Interaction Design Day with DesignUp
_ Madrid - June 2018 - Experience Fighters
_ Paris - April 2018 - Cumulus Association & IxDA Edu - Design Education
_ Copenhagen - Feb. 2018 - Freshconference
_ Brussels - Feb. 2018 - In conversation w/ Peter Ghyczy, ADAM Brussels Design Museum
_ Lyon - Feb. 2018 - IxDA Edu & Cumulus Association - Design Education
_ Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai - Dec. 2017 - QGLUE sessions
_ New Delhi - Dec. 2017 - TIECON Delhi - Design-led Entrepreneurship
_ Brussels - Nov. 2017 - European Brain Council / Moving from UX to PX
_ Montreal - Oct. 2017 - World Design Summit / Montreal Design Declaration
_ Brussels - Sept. 2017 - EU Design Days
_ Helsinki - Sept. 2017 - Design Diplomacy / Helsinki Design Week
_ Rabat, Morocco - June 2017 - Africa Design Days
_ Split, Croatia - June 2017 - HIDesign Europe, Hotel Interior Design / keynote "The Power of Narrative"
_ Montreal - May 2017 - UITP Summit / Union Internationale des Transports Publics
_ Tokyo - March 2017 - PechaKucha Pow Wow
_ Tokyo - March 2017 - IxDA meet-up w/ @ Reaktor
_ Marrakech - Feb. 2017 - Ecole d'Architecture ENA Marrakech / keynote "Narrative Design"
_ Brussels - Dec. 2016 - Innovation/Design - GE Garages
_ Marrakech - Nov. 2016 - COP22 / Climate Conference
_ Aix-en-Provence - Oct. 2016 - Fête du Livre / Introducing the film "Charulata" by Satyajit Ray
_ Paris - Mars 2016 - Design Thinking et objets connectés, Lieu du Design
_ Brussels - October 2015 - In conversation w/ Artavazd Pelechian, BOZAR
_ Lille - Sept. 2015 - Club des entreprises Lille Design
_ Brussels - July 2015 - In conversation w/ Peter Greenaway, BOZAR
_ Tokyo - March 2015 - PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 123
_ Amsterdam - Feb. 2014 - Interaction14 - In conversation w/ Scott McCloud
_ Amsterdam - Feb. 2014 - IxDA's Interaction14 Conference Chair

// in parallel to in-organisations keynotes, in-house seminars/workshops and hosting/MCing PechaKucha Night Brussels.

Innovation Design is about making interactions
~ between projection & point of view & process
~ between fiction & function & form
~ between tempo & tone & texture

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