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Design X Social 2020 Jury, Speaker, UMO Task Force Working Team

Bapu Kaladhar
Founder & Chair UMO Design Foundation & UX- INDIA Int'l Conf.

United States

Bapu Kaladhar is a Strategic Design Leader and Thinker. He is most interested in incubating new business models that deliver social impact, that are environmentally friendly and that drive economic growth while strengthening the ‘Good Design for Better Living’ value proposition.

He has established a reputation for building innovative, easy and pleasurable to use products and applications for Microsoft, Sapient, Fidelity, Dr. Reddys, Cordys, BaaN and numerous startups. He is one of the very firsts to bring User Experience Design to India.

His relentless commitment to social impact has led him to contribute to several non- profit boards and founded UMO Design Foundation (UMO) – a not for profit organization to create design awareness and make a positive difference in how we educate our next generation through strategic, technological and sustainable innovations. He always believes that spreading awareness is the best form of education.

Avid speaker, Founder President of UXINDIA International Conference, which is India’s biggest conference on User Experience Design (www.ux-india.org), Programs like Instill Design – Design Education for a Social Change, TechEase, iINNOVATE, Boycott Bad Designs, and World Usability Day have been the most participated and appreciated initiatives. He is driven to unlock human potential by empowering students through design education and help unprivileged to decode happiness and serve as the mentor.

He graduated from the prestigious Pratt Institute, New York in Design Management and from the Industrial Design Center, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) in Design.

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