CJ Meadows


Dr CJ Meadows

Director, i2i – The Innovation & Insights Center
S P Jain School of Global Management

Dr. Meadows holds a Doctorate in Business Administration & IT from Harvard Business School and has over 20 years’ experience in Asia, Europe, and North America as a consultant, entrepreneur, dot-com builder, innovation lab co-founder, and Accenture IT & Business Strategy consultant. She currently leads an Innovation Center at a Forbes Top-20 Global Business School, creating growth initiatives at the intersection of IT, business strategy, and design, as well as an advanced-technologies Think Tank & Tinker Lab (, envisioning the future of education -- applying AI, biometrics, and other advanced technologies to human learning & development. Chair & Co-Founder of The Tiger Center, a ground-breaking social enterprise in central India, she was a CPA & CMA and has designed & delivered workshops at Harvard University, INSEAD, AIM, NUS, and SMU.

 Design Thinking Project Management – Crafting Business Value and Change People Want


How did P&G turn around a twice-failed project and design a multimillion-selling product? What could have saved the World Bank multi-millions before their water-project failure? How does award-winning design & innovation firm IDEO staff its project teams and re-direct clients to real needs & bigger success (e.g. Elmo Calls, the #1 app in the AppStore for ages 0 - 5)? A great place to start is Design Thinking (DT), honed by award-winning design & innovation firm IDEO. In this engaging DT-Intro, Dr. Meadows introduces IDEO's DT methodology, business value, project examples, and tools & techniques from the world's most innovative companies.