Design Thinking is one the most widely used product development methodologies used by all the top design agencies, incubators and accelerators around the world. The Design Thinking methodology was developed by Tom Kelley and David Kelley and later it was further improved by Jake Knap of Google Ventures. Design Thinking consists of 5-stage exercises which helps startups (and even established companies) solve big problems and test their ideas with real customers in a coherent and consistent manner while utilizing this methodology. In this Training Session, Dr. Cedric will talk about Design Thinking.
Dr. Cedric is the Chairman, Department of Management Sciences, CECOS University of IT and Emerging Sciences Peshawar. He is also serving as the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of Zalmi Foundation, a not-for-profit initiative of Peshawar Zalmi, the PSL franchise. He has been providing consultancy to foster innovation and creativity among management teams to MG Motors, Haier, Forland and several other companies. He has a PhD in Business Management from University of Liverpool, UK. Dr. Cedric has international experience of developing entrepreneurial ventures. He also served as Associate Director of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Impact Challenge, a project of KP Government and LUMS. Dr. Cedric and his team mentored, helped acquire seed capital of up to PKR 2 Million, and evaluated over 300 startups across KP. He is an expert in the field of commercialization of innovation products and services..