Vinay is the founder of Catalign
Innovation Consulting and a co-author of the book "8 steps to innovation".
Since 2006, Vinay has facilitated 100+ workshops related to innovation covering topics such as innovation strategy,
customer insighting, idea generation, prototyping, design thinking,
systems thinking, idea pitching, business model exploration etc. His clients include Airbus, Cognizant,
MindTree, Nokia, Oracle, Siemens, Titan etc. He has also been working with Govt and social sector.
Vinay is an Adjunct faculty at IIM Bangalore, a visiting faculty at TISS Mumbai and a faculty at Institute of
Product Leadership. He has been an invited speaker at industry forums such as CII Innovation Summit,
Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), CIO Leadership Summit.
Since 2007 he has been sharing his insights related to innovation on his blog.
Before starting independent consulting career, he worked with Sasken and Motorola for 10 years in various
roles in engineering, marketing and research functions.
Vinay did his Ph.D. in Computer Science from SUNY Buffalo and B.Tech. in Computer Science
and Engineering from IIT Bombay.