ThinkShop 2.0 (Present Day)

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‘ThinkShop‘ brings 25+ years of expertise in cross-functional solutions, and helps leaders and organizations leverage Technology & CX to grow the business, improve engagement and become future-ready.

1. We work with mid-to-large corporates across industries, on engagements that typically include defining Business Requirements for customer-facing digital assets, enhancing UX Design, providing Project Management oversight, designing Customer/Employee Engagement (CX/EX) programs and driving Digital Transformation initiatives.

2. We also offer Business Advisory to Founders, CEOs & SME Business Owners, to help them grow the Business, improve Operational efficiencies and create a Future-Ready roadmap, providing them with much-needed clarity and counsel in their (often solo) journey.

3. Through our People practice, we also offer Strategic HR and Capability Building solutions, including Training & Workshops on a wide range of topics, for mid to senior level executives.

The idea of ‘ThinkShop‘ was born way back in 1999, when I first started a web-design studio called ‘UncommonWisdom’. It subsequently took the form of a Consulting firm that provided Business, Technology & CX solutions to clients from 2013 until the end of 2017.

Now in its third avatar – ThinkShop Solutions LLP – sports a brand new identity, but remains focused on Business Advisory, Technology & CX.

ThinkShop 1.0 (2013-2017)

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Naveen started ThinkShop – his second venture – in 2013, launching a Consulting firm at the intersection of Business and Technology.

As the Chief Everything Officer at the helm of ThinkShop, he worked with leading players in Financial Services and EdTech, across a portfolio of solutions that included digital-first Product Development, UX Design, Customer Engagement and Program Management.

In 2018, after four years with ThinkShop, Naveen went back to industry, to apply his skills to problems of Scale.

At the Edelweiss Group, Naveen shaped enterprise-wide Customer Strategy to help transform the Group from a product-focused to a customer-focused culture. As a Charter Member of its Customer Council, his role involved driving key CX initiatives across entities, from Wealth Advisory & Asset Management to Capital Markets & Insurance.

Subsequently, he moved to Aegon Life as COO, where he spearheaded its Digital Transformation agenda. At Aegon, he had the privilege of leading teams that successfully designed, built and managed an industry-leading ‘Digital First’ framework for end-to-end Operations, spanning Product Development, UX Design, Underwriting, Claims & Customer Service.

After a very eventful stint in Aegon Life, Naveen joined Microsoft India as a Senior Director & Industry Advisor for Cloud & Enterprise solutions. At Microsoft, he worked with top-tier clients in Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI) across India, through their Digital Transformation initiatives.

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UncommonWisdom (1999-2001)

Naveen was fascinated with the power of the Internet since 1995 – before the first public cyber-cafe was available in India. Circa 1999, soon after a degree in Business Management, he started a web design studio – UncommonWisdom‘ – to help organizations make the most of the Internet.

His boutique venture was way ahead of its time, since startups were not even a word yet! However, it did deliver some interesting work in the space of Digital Marketing, Web Design and User Experience (UX) for some enterprise-grade applications, including the opportunity to design the UX for one of India’s first Internet Securities Trading platforms.

In 2000, Naveen returned to industry to gain experience of large-scale, enterprise functions.

What followed were stints with organizations of all shapes and sizes, in roles that spanned Technology, Process & Communication Design, with a focus on Financial Services. This included working with Digital/Consulting organizations (Mudra Digital, Indigo Consulting, Experian, etc.), as well as ‘intrapreneurial’ assignments on the client side (ICICI Group, Motilal Oswal, etc.), building capabilities and redesigning processes, to help align them to the new reality of the always-on world.

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