All You Wanted To Know About Naveen
One Line Bio: “Founder & CEO at ThinkShop.in, Customer Engagement & Digital Strategy Expert, Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, Blogger, Shutterbug“.
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.
Oh, 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.
He is a sought-after speaker at business schools & conferences across the country, and an advisor at Zone Startups India where he mentors select start-ups. He currently teaches User Experience Design, Customer Engagement and other aspects of Digital Marketing to streams of full-time and part-time students at SIMSR.
He also loves to write, and his contributions have been featured in a crowd-sourced book by Seth Godin, and covered in various online and print magazines, including the Always-On Network, ZDNet India, YourStory, etc.
In addition to all this, he also manages to juggle a day job (as CEO of ThinkShop.in and Co-Founder at BetterPPTs.com), bring up two kids, maintain three blogs and keep in touch with his passion for Photography.