All You Wanted To Know About Naveen
Naveen graduated in Geology from St. Xavier’s Mumbai, began his career with a stint in frontline Sales, taught himself all he needed to learn about making computers work for him, and then, enrolled for an MBA in Marketing.
Some crazy years followed soon after, including working briefly for MTV, starting a dotcom (way back in 1999) and joining Radio Mirchi (FM Radio) for a while. That included going back to his business school one year after graduation, and teaching Information Technology to budding young managers!
After that, there were a string of “corporate” assignments with fancy titles like Creative Director (Indigo Consulting) and Vice President (ICICI Group), where either as an internal or external consultant, he helped organizations like ICICI, HSBC and others, leverage digital technologies, build cutting-edge products and improve engagement with stakeholders.
Along the way, he also experienced the journey of a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma, and trained in the art of Usability and Project Management – tools & techniques that would live in his DNA for years to come.
Naveen loves to write, and his contributions have been featured in a crowd-sourced book (What Should Google Do) by Seth Godin, and covered in various online and print magazines, including the Always-On Network, ZDNet India, YourStory, etc.
He is a sought-after speaker at business schools & conferences across the country, and an advisor at a leading accelerator where he mentors select start-ups. He is also a Visiting Faculty at various business schools on Customer Engagement, Design Thinking and Business Transformation.
His day job (as CEO of ThinkShop.in), keeps him focused on designing Business Solutions that improve Customer Engagement. As and when time permits, he also tries to keep in touch with his love for Photography.