Navi Radjou

Innovation & Leadership Strategist to the Fortune 1000

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

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    California, USA

  • Navi Radjou`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Navi Radjou`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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How Large Firms Can Accelerate Organic Growth Through Innovation

The pressure to innovate is greater than ever before. Yet large organizations struggle to innovate at rapid pace due to their traditional structure, strategies, culture, and leadership style. Renowned innovation expert Navi Radjou will reveal ...

The pressure to innovate is greater than ever before. Yet large organizations struggle to innovate at rapid pace due to their traditional structure, strategies, culture, and leadership style. Renowned innovation expert Navi Radjou will reveal effective ways to breed entrepreneurial attitudes within large firms. Using real-life case studies on 3M, GE, IBM, PepsiCo, Renault-Nissan, Siemens, Tata Group, and Unilever Navi will demonstrate how your organization can innovate faster and better—by balancing scale and agility, encouraging productive risk-taking, and leveraging the creativity of all your employees.

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Jugaad: A Frugal and Flexible Way to Drive Breakthrough Growth

During the 20th century, the US model of innovation has been like an orchestra: topdown, rigid, and run by upper-level employees. But to succeed in the complex, volatile, resource-scarce business environment of the 21st century, US firms need an ...

During the 20th century, the US model of innovation has been like an orchestra: topdown, rigid, and run by upper-level employees. But to succeed in the complex, volatile, resource-scarce business environment of the 21st century, US firms need an alternative approach, one that is like a jazz band: bottom-up, improvisational, and collaborative. Renowned innovation expert Navi Radjou will show how 3M, GE, Google, PepsiCo, Renault-Nissan, SAP are using jugaad—a Hindi word for frugal and flexible innovation—to sense and respond swiftly to big market opportunities and outsmart competition. You will learn how to apply the proven business principles of jugaad to innovate faster, better, and cheaper.

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Innovation and R&D in Emerging Markets - The New Networked Model for Global Success

To capitalize on the rapid rise of emerging markets like Brazil, China, and India, global corporations must abandon their insular and monolithic innovation model—that concentrated all their R&D resources in the West. Instead, they must embrace a...

To capitalize on the rapid rise of emerging markets like Brazil, China, and India, global corporations must abandon their insular and monolithic innovation model—that concentrated all their R&D resources in the West. Instead, they must embrace a “polycentric” innovation model in which R&D capabilities are distributed globally to swiftly seize regional opportunities—and yet are integrated into a loosely-coupled global innovation network to drive creative synergies on an international scale. Innovation expert Navi Radjou will draw upon case studies on Cisco, GE, IBM, Nokia, PepsiCo, P&G, Renault- Nissan, and Unilever to show the business benefits of polycentric innovation and offer a practical roadmap for traditional companies to embrace this new innovation model fit for success in a globally-dispersed knowledge economy.

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Frugal Innovation: The Art of Doing More with Less

In today’s resource constrained environment, Western firms are feeling the growing pressure to “do more with less”—that is, deliver more value to customers at less cost. Renowned innovation expert Navi Radjou will show you how companies such ...

In today’s resource constrained environment, Western firms are feeling the growing pressure to “do more with less”—that is, deliver more value to customers at less cost. Renowned innovation expert Navi Radjou will show you how companies such as GE, PepsiCo, P&G, Renault-Nissan, Siemens, and Unilever are pioneering “frugal innovation”—a cutting-edge management paradigm that will enable you to do more—and deliver more—with fewer resources. You will learn how to create “good enough” products and services that deliver high value for money to customers—and tap partners to drastically reduce your costs in R&D, operations, and marketing while simultaneously boosting your productivity and profitability.

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About Keynote Speaker Navi Radjou

Navi Radjou’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 
Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership strategist based in Silicon Valley. He is also a Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and a World Economic Forum (WEF) faculty member. He is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation and a regular columnist on HarvardBusinessReview.org. In 2013, Navi was given the Distinguished Achievement Award for Innovation by the prestigious Thinkers 50.

Navi Radjou is also the co-author of the bestseller Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough GrowthThe Economist calls Jugaad Innovation “the most comprehensive book yet to appear on the subject of frugal innovation”.

Most recently, Navi served as Executive Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Previously, he was a longtime VP/analyst at Forrester Research in Boston and San Francisco and advised senior executives worldwide on breakthrough growth strategies. Navi has consulted with leading international organizations—including Ernst & Young, GM, Hitachi, IBM, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Sprint, and TCS—on innovation and leadership strategies.

Navi Radjou has been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, BusinessWeek, and Financial Times. He has published articles and op-eds in MIT Sloan Management Review, BusinessWeek, and WSJ.

Navi has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Council on Foreign Relations, The Conference Board, Harvard University, Asia Society, and more.

More About Speaker, Navi Radjou. . .
An Indian-born French national, Navi Radjou earned his MS degree in information systems from Ecole Centrale Paris, and attended the Yale School of Management.

He lives in Palo Alto, California.

Testimonials

“Navi has a rare and clear-eyed view of global markets. His ideas are truly fresh, and his delivery is filled with stories and humor. I recommend Navi to every future-facing audience.”.

Christine Kinser

IBM Global Business Services

“Navi Radjou’s presentation received top scores from the nearly 1000 attendees from 25 countries. His examples of doing a lot with a little resonated with our executives as a productive theme throughout our 3-day event.”

Suzanne Neufang

President, Association of Corporate Travel Executives

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May 4, 2012

BigInnovation: Navi Radjou Unleashes His Jugaad Manifesto

Better. Faster. Cheaper. BigSpeak Innovation Expert Navi Radjou unleashes his Jugaad manifesto on corporate America.   Questions? Contact Us Any Time: 805.965.1400 info@bigspeak.com Facebook...

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