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Our lives stand disrupted. As designers, Students, educators, and professionals we have to reimagine this world and recreate the new normal. Outstanding professionals come together at a virtual symposium series, “Disrupted,” to help us reimagine and think ahead on life after COVID19.

We invite you to this remarkable opportunity to hear from and engage with some of the world’s leading minds in Design, Innovation, and Education, in a live online series. Speakers will discuss and debate the ideas to help us understand the incredible change that has happened.

Reservations for this live event are limited — register today to secure your spot for all the sessions.

Register on: https://bit.ly/DISRUPTED-3-reimagining-and-thinking-ahead

Date: Tuesday, 28th April 2020
Time: 4 PM to 5 PM

Our Speakers:
Nandita Abraham

President, Pearl Academy

Nandita Abraham is an energetic leader who works with a mission to keep students at the centre of all initiatives. With over twenty-five years of experience across corporates and academia in the US, Hong Kong and India, Nandita joined Pearl Academy in 2001 as a faculty. Over the years, she has worked successfully at various positions within the academy.

Anando Dutta

Associate Dean
Indian School of Design and Innovation, Mumbai

Prof. Anando Dutta is a graduate in Communication Design from the prestigious National Institute of Design, (NID) Ahmedabad. His career as a practising professional span over 32 years. He has worked on prestigious projects for the government, in conjunction with diverse ministries. He has also been associated with the design industry and with multinational companies.

Dr Anil Sinha

GLS Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Prof. Anil Sinha, before taking over as the director of GLS Institute of Design was the Principal Designer of Faculty of Communication Design at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He believes that design is about ‘connecting and relating’. “Promise less, deliver more” is his motto and this has led to an exemplary career spanning over 30 years in teaching, consultancy and design research.

Dr Sanjay Gupta

Vice Chancellor
World University of Design, Sonepat

Formerly the Dean of NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) and Founding Dean of the School of Design at GD Goenka University, Dr Gupta is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad. He was involved in the key initiative of bringing fashion schools worldwide under the umbrella of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI). He has also been a member of committees & bodies at national/international level like ASSOCHAM, CII, IFFTI, BIS, NISTI besides being on the editorial boards of scientific journals.

Sanjeevani Ayachit

Officiating Director
Symbiosis Institute of Design

Prof. Sanjeevani Ayachit is currently the Officiating Director at the Symbiosis Institute of Design. With a Master’s degree in Clothing and Textiles (M. S. University of Baroda), she has vast experience in the field of design and design-related education and consultancy. An avid reader and researcher, Sanjeevani has a deep interest in the areas of heritage Indian textiles and costumes, design process, design thinking and inclusive design.


Moderated by:

Sudhir Sharma

Professor of Practice, ADYPU
Head of Design, ValueLabs

Sudhir Sharma is a designer with an approach to design that permeates life, He recently merged his venture Indi Design into ValueLabs. He now heads the Design and Marketing of this unique tech firm. He is also a Professor of Practice at ADYPU. He is the founder and editor of the Design India magazine (formerly known as Pool). He hosts India’s Best Design Awards, Is a member of India Design Council as well as the Global Design Industry Organisation. He believes in the mission of merging Design, Technology, Business, and Social studies to create a huge impact on the world.


Introduced and Presented by:

Hrridaysh Deshpande

Ajeenkya DYP University

Hrridaysh Deshpande has been in the field of education for over 25 years. Presently, Hrridaysh is the member of Governing Body & Director of Ajeenkya DY Patil University. Hrridaysh has worked on several committees on innovation and has been a speaker at many prestigious forums. Through his innovation consulting, Hrridaysh has assisted leading companies across a range of industries.

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