Manav is a thought leader and senior executive with 20 years experience in leading digital marketing, e-commerce solutions, innovation consulting and strategic partnering with Global Innovation 1000 brands.
His recent experience (early-2010-12) includes advising Strategy Office of Shiv Nadar on digital experience, setting up HCL’s usability and customer experience practice serving global clients, and enabling digital strategy for top-tier companies in Healthcare, Education, Technology, Telecom, Retail and Media sectors.
During rise of Web 2.0 (mid-2000s), Manav's work with one of UK's leading media groups, DMGT led to launch of industry-first integrated online news platform (thisis Network) enabling “report-once-publish-anywhere” for UK’s largest regional newspapers. The "this Network" is a portfolio of 30+ online properties, 4 million monthly visitors with live news content from 100+ regional newspapers across UK.
While it was still early days of Web adoption (mid-1990s), Xerox PARC and National Centre for the Arts used Manav's digital experience as core member and designer of rapid authoring system for internationally acclaimed distributed multimedia and visual computing research project.
Manav achieved distinction in Lean Management (1994) from Association of Overseas Technical Scholarships, Japan. First division in Chartered Accountancy Foundation (1993) from ICAI. Earned 73% credits in BE Computers (1995) from Delhi Technological University. He has studied Business Japanese and professionally certified in CMMI from Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Melon University.