Pavan Soni is an innovation evangelist by profession and a teacher by passion. He is the founder of Inflexion Point, a strategy and innovation consultancy. Apart from being a visiting faculty at IIM Bangalore and IIM Lucknow, Pavan has had consulting and mentoring engagements with leading companies, like Reliance, Tata Group, ITC, Flipkart, Accenture and Asian Paints. He specializes in the subjects of design thinking, strategic acumen and innovation culture.
Pavan is a mentor for NSRCEL at IIM Bangalore and Founder Institute, and a columnist with Entrepreneur magazine, Mint, Inc42, People Matters and YourStory. In 2016, he became the only Indian to have been shortlisted for the prestigious FT & McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize in the ‘Best Business Book of the Year’ category. He has also been invited five times to speak at TEDx.
Pavan did his electronics and communications engineering from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur, where he was the branch topper, and studied industrial engineering at NITIE Mumbai. He received his PhD from IIM Bangalore in corporate strategy and policy. For more on his work, visit www.pavansoni.com.