Vijay Kumar is a professor at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. He is also a consultant, coach, and advisor to global corporations and organizations. With over 30 years of experience on design innovation, Kumar has taught, published and lectured throughout the world about how to use structured methods for conceiving reliable human-centered innovations and turning them into strategic plans for organizations. He is the inventor of many methods and software tools designed to uncover unexplored innovation opportunities. He regularly conducts executive workshops for organizations in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. He has consulted to numerous global corporations and organizations such as Alamo, Autodesk, Bose, Daishinsha, Hallmark, Kraft Foods, Lenscrafters, Liberty Mutual, McDonald's, Motorola, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson, Shell, SAS Airlines, Steelcase, T-Mobile, Target, Texas Instruments, Wells Fargo, and Zurich Financials among others. Kumar is a frequent speaker and is widely published on innovation methods. His recent speaking engagements include the CII-NID Design Summit at Delhi, Design Thinking Summit at Singapore, the AllWorld Summit at Harvard University, the World Industrial Design Fair at Ningbo, Innovation Forum at Barcelona, and the Institute of Design Strategy Conference at Chicago.