Speaking & Thought Leadership

ABOUT / Avinash Jhangiani

Founder CEO and Chief Facilitator of Play2Transform Group, Mr Avinash Jhangiani, is a keynote speaker, author, podcaster, curator, guest lecturer and award-winning senior transformation and digital innovation specialist. He has more than 20 years of global digital and technology leadership at Big 4 US consulting, large MNC and global marketing communications agency to drive digital transformation, design thinking and innovation with clients across multiple industries in India and USA. Under his leadership, PHD Media India won 4 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Awards. Key senior-level positions held: Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Information Officer, Managing Director – Digital

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Why mr jhangianI

Mr Jhangiani is in the transformation business. His talks do more than educate and engage. They produce profound insights into the challenges and opportunities of business and education ecosystem for the 21st century. Avinash’s message of transformative change and exponential growth is relevant for leaders at every level and for organizations in every industry. Through the framework of Play2Transform™, Avinash delivers a powerful prescription for how to organize, engage, and compete in the digital age using principles of Design and Play as a catalyst.

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Mr Avinash Jhangiani, has been Felicitated By NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission Tinkering Lab. He mentors young children of India in areas of building design thinking, innovation, technology and entrepreneurial capabilities. He was also selected as global play ambassador by PlayFutures powered by LEGO Foundation in July 2018, and selected as a #teachsdgs global ambassador.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Mr Jhangiani led India’s largest social initiative, project Dream On India!, to capture more than 10,000 dreams of children visualizing the future of India and aligned them to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The result is India’s first Book of Dreams, titled ‘I dream…’, addressed to the Honorable President of India, that contains an exclusive foreword by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi. He also recently published a Children’s book, The Flawesome Mind of a Daydreamer. Find more books here.

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Design Thinking at HPE CXO Conference

Keynote Speech at Ahmedabad Management Association (Established in 1956 by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, the father of Indian Space Program)

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Timeline of workshops, events, speaking gigs since 2017 in reverse chronological order




  • 26 Oct, iLive Innovation conference, Dynamic CIO
  • 8 Oct, Future of Design Awards, Business World
  • 27-28 Sep, Design Thinking & Innovation in Business, Bombay Management Association, Mumbai
  • 22-23 Sep, Design Thinking for Technology & Engineering, Mahindra Ecole, Hyderabad
  • 7-8 Sep, Play Conference, Bangalore
  • 18 Aug, N L Dalmia Institute of Management, Mumbai
  • 25-27 July, SP Jain, Design Thinking for Digital Marketing
  • 28-30 July, Tinkerfest, ATL Lab at NES High School, Mumbai
  • 3-4 July, Cohort 3 – School of Accelerated Learning, Hyderabad
  • 29/06 – 1/07, STiTCH for kids, Maker’s Asylum
  • 26 May, STiTCH school – Design Thinking, Makers Asylum, Mumbai
  • 14 May, Design Thinking for Corp Comm, Marketing & HR, BSE, Mumbai
  • 12 May, Design Thinking & Innovation for Makers, Makers Asylum, Mumbai
  • 27 Apr – 2 May, Cohort 2 – School of Accelerated Learning, T-Hub, Hyderabad
  • 21 Apr, Get your kid future-ready, Meetup – Education ecosystem, Rise Mumbai
  • 19 Apr, Design Thinking and Lego, Parisar Asha, Mumbai
  • 14 Apr, ATL Lab, NES High School and Jr College, Bhandup, Mumbai
  • 23-24 Mar, Cohort 1 – School of Accelerated Learning, T-Hub, Hyderabad
  • 20 Mar, Indian School of Management & Entrepreneurship, Mumbai
  • 21-23 Feb, S. P. Jain School of Global Management, Digital Program
  • 17-18 Jan, Geospatial World Forum Hyderabad
  • 5 Jan, Ahmedabad Management Association


  • 16 Dec, IIM Vizag, Entrepreneurship club
  • 14 Dec, TechTalk @ ICICI Bank
  • 10th-13th Dec, Makers Asylum, STEAM school, Mumbai
  • 21 Nov, Women Who Code & SOAL.io, Rise Mumbai
  • 18 Nov, EMBA S. P. Jain Global School of Management, Mumbai
  • 16,17 Nov, CX Conclave, Mumbai
  • 14 Nov, NMIMS School of Design, Mumbai

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