Jury Member

Jay Dutta

Jay Dutta, abbreviated to JD, is an Indian Design leader. In the last decade, he has built and scaled design teams, and capabilities, for Adobe India, Flipkart, MakeMyTrip and now Udaan. He has advised multiple startups and unicorns as a Designer-in-Residence at the VC – SAIF Partners. In the journey, redefining the role and influence of Design in Indian Tech and Business. He is the founder of DesignUp Conference, arguably SE Asia’s largest and amongst it’s most influential Design-In-Tech Festival – listed by quartz.com as one of “the world’s most exciting Design Events”

After graduating from the National Institute of Design in India, JD spent over a decade in Europe, in the formative years of the interaction design discipline. After the dot com boom and bust, he went on do a MSc in Design Management and co-founded his Design Consultancy in Manchester.  Jay has shared his journey, insights and learning at TEDx, Adobe Max, Collision and multiple conferences across India, Asia and the US.

Bengaluru, India

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