Avinash Jhangiani (Avi) is a senior, award-winning digital transformation and innovations leader with more than 20 years of experience with large enterprises and consulting firms in the US and India, such as Deloitte, Reliance and Omnicom Group in India.
Avi left his fast-growing, cushy corporate career at the age of 42 to find his true calling, which is to make our children and younger generation as future ready as possible. He founded Play2Transform, that uses principles of human-centric design and play as a catalyst to accelerate transformation for the corporate and education sectors.
Avi curated India's first Book of Dreams titled "I dream...", co-authored by children of India. It serves as an eye-opener for policy makers and changemakers by aligning each dream to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. With an exclusive foreword by Nobel Peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, this book (downloadable) is a result of a year-long social initiative called "Dream On, India!" that captures dreams of over 10,000 children visualizing the future of India. A few months back, this project went global with a movement called “#DreamOnX” (www.dreamonx.org). This gives children around the world a platform to visualize the future of the world, and will result in the world’s first multimedia Book of Dreams.
He was honored as “Exemplary Mentor of Change” by Government of India’s innovation capability building initiative for children called Atal Innovation Mission. He is #teachSDGs global ambassador for India and advocates SDGs to children in schools and teaching community at large.
Avi is author of the book - ‘Flawesome Mind of a Daydreamer’. He serves as faculty for Design Thinking at many premium Business institutes in India.