Keeping Innovation Flowing
Believing that knowledge is power, Gaurav Bhalla decided to march to a different drummer. He left a lucrative global corporate position and committed himself to a life of experimentation; the application of cutting edge knowledge to solving complex business problems.
Known as a thinker, doer and teacher, he now inspires others to experience and see the world through different filters. With his passion for collaboration, knowledge application, learning from experience, and continuous personal growth, he knows how to ask corporations those difficult questions that help change an organization’s future landscape.
He is an innovation, strategy, and marketing professional with global experience as a multinational executive, business consultant, entrepreneur, and educator. His principal professional focus is to help organizations create and deliver compelling customer value and achieve profitable business growth through customized innovation, strategic marketing, and customer insight programs.
He has held innovation, strategy, and brand marketing positions at companies such as Nestle, Richardson Vicks (P&G), TNS, and Passenger, and has consulted with large Fortune 500 clients in the Pharmaceuticals (GSK, Pfizer, B-MS), Technology/Telecom (AT&T, Motorola, Microsoft, Analog Devices), and Finance sectors (Capital One, Nasdaq, Citi), and has taught executive MBA courses in leading business schools around the world, like Duke University, Indian School of Business, and Singapore Management University.
His leading edge thinking is reflected in his HBR article “Rethinking Marketing” and his book “Collaboration and Co-Creation: New Platforms for Marketing and Innovation,” which has drawn audiences in more than 15 countries and which is currently being translated into Korean.
Currently the CEO of Knowledge Kinetics (www.knowledgekinetics.com), a customer value innovation company, he remains committed to helping companies create compelling customer value through continuous innovation. He frequently shares his knowledge and experience on winning customers’ hearts by creating compelling customer value through innovation in his personal website (www.gauravbhalla.com), and through speaking and presenting globally at conferences, corporate off-site meetings, and client seminars and workshops.