Dr. Pavan Soni

Founder and Innovation Evangelist, Inflexion Point Consulting.

Bengaluru Area, India

Summary
Technology Consulting Business Development Technology, Technology Platforms, Technology Evangelization Strategy Roadmap strategy for growth Creativity Skills Innovation Research Startup Strategy Innovation Leadership Strategy Consulting Creativity Coaching Innovation Management
Pavan Soni is an Innovation Evangelist by profession and a teacher by passion. He has consulted with leading organizations on innovation and creativity. Some of the marquee names include Allergan, Café Coffee Day, Capgemini, Evonik, Future Group, GlaxoSmithKline, Honeywell, Infosys, Mahindra, Tanishq, Tata Steel, Thermax, TeamLease, Titan, Total, Wipro and World Trade Centre. Pavan has also delivered talks on innovation at several MNCs, including 3M, Bosch, HP Enterprise, Johnson & Johnson, SAP Labs, Dell, Ericsson, Northern Trust, PepsiCo, Philips, SABIC, Samsung, Tech Mahindra, TVS Motor Company, and Xerox Research, among others.
He has also taught at over two dozen engineering and management institutes across the country. Pavan works closely with the Karnataka Knowledge Commission, FICCI, Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce, CII, and European Business Group, among other industry bodies towards shaping their innovation activities.
Pavan has been invited thrice to speak to TEDx - BITSGoa in 2009, SIBMPune in 2012, and HewlettPackardBangalore in 2014. For his work on innovation, Pavan bagged the prestigious ‘On the Job Achiever’ Award at Lakshya in 2007, and was conferred with the ‘Innovation Excellence Award’ at the 5th Indira Innovation Summit in 2012.
Pavan is author of over a dozen papers and articles published in national and international journals , and has contributed to three books on innovation and creativity. He is a Gold Medalist from MBM Engineering College Jodhpur, and did his PGDIE from NITIE Mumbai. Currently, Pavan is pursuing his Doctoral Studies from IIM Bangalore in the domain of innovation management. More on his work is available at www.PavanSoni.com
Experience

Founder at Inflexion Point Consulting

Mar 2016 - Present

Innovation and Strategy consulting

Research Fellow at IIM Bangalore

May 2011 - Present

Conference Papers: Soni, P. and Kumar, K. (2014, August 1-5). Building Radical Innovation Capabilities in Emerging Market Subsidiaries: The Case of Intel India. Paper presented at the Annual Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, USA. Soni, P. (2013, May 30- June 1). Frugal innovation: A conceptual framework. Paper presented at Pan- IIM World Management Conference, Goa, India. Soni, P. (2013, April 15- 17). Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Informal Economy: Insights from the Ground Zero. Paper presented at AIB India 2013 Annual Conference, IIIM Bangalore, India. Soni, P. (2012, June 7- 9). Innovation in Indian IT Industry: A Dynamic Capabilities View. Paper presented at SMS Special Conference on “Globalization of Innovation Strategies: Novel Moves for a Global Game", Singapore. Soni, P. (2011, December 23). Innovation and Dynamic Capabilities. Paper presented at International conference on “Innovation and Knowledge- based Development in South, and East- Asia from Competitive Perspectives”, Nagoya, Japan. Soni, P. (2010, October 30-31). A Client- Centric Innovation Model. Paper presented at Asia Strategy Forum 2010, New Delhi, India. Soni, P. (2008, April 2-4). Open Innovation Models. Paper presented at ASIALICS- 2008, IIM Bangalore, India. Soni, P. (2008). Open innovation: A Strategic Imperative for Non-linear Growth. Paper presented at the Proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology- ICMIT 2008, Bangkok, Thailand (pp. 172 - 177). Soni, P. and Nathan, G. S. (2008). Knowledge Management across Permeable Silos: A Case at Wipro. Paper presented at the Proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology- ICMIT 2008, Bangkok, Thailand (pp. 965 - 969).

Innovation Evangelist at Wipro

May 2005 - Jun 2011

Innovation and Creativity coaching for Employees. Idea Management. Client Consulting on Innovation. Innovation Portfolio Management.

Education

PhD at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

May 2011 - Mar 2016

PhD in Strategic Management, with a focus on Innovation and Creativity.

Industrial Engineering at NITIE Mumbai

Jun 2003 - Dec 2004

Diploma in Industrial Engineering and Management

BE- Electronics & Communications Engineering at MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur

Jun 1999 - Apr 2003

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications Engineering.

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