Unveiling the Chronicles of Kyoorius Designyatra 2007 | Design Empowers Businesses

The seeds of Kyoorius Designyatra were sown in the year 2007. This ambitious initiative emerged with a singular mission: to forge connections among creative minds hailing from every corner of the globe.

Design Empowers Businesses

The heartbeat of Kyoorius Designyatra 2007 echoed with the theme “Design Empowers Businesses.” Reverberating within this theme was the resounding wisdom of Thomas J. Watson, Jr., the CEO instrumental in ushering electronic computers into IBM’s corporate landscape. Named among TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century, Watson’s memorable assertion, “Good design is good business,” became the cornerstone that inspired the theme of this remarkable event.

The inaugural Designyatra unfolded its wings from the 6th to the 8th of September 2007, in  Goa. Over the course of these three days, the event became an immersive exploration of the symbiotic relationship between design and business, unlocking insights that would reverberate across the creative and entrepreneurial spheres.

The Voices of #KDY07

Within the vibrant tapestry of Kyoorius Designyatra 2007, 14 luminaries from the realms of design and communication illuminated the path with their collective wisdom, each embodying the idea that design is not just an art but a dynamic catalyst for business growth. Their insights forged a tapestry of knowledge that attendees would carry forward as guiding lights in their own journeys.

Let’s delve deeper into the exceptional speakers who graced the stage of #KDY07:

  1. Aporva Baxi – Co-founder & Executive Creative Director, DixonBaxi
    A visionary mind behind DixonBaxi, Aporva Baxi has consistently pushed the boundaries of design. His creative leadership has brought transformative experiences to brands worldwide.
  2. Cary Murnion – Co-principal, Honest
    With an Honest approach to design, Cary Murnion has contributed to cutting-edge creative projects. His unique perspective resonates with those seeking authentic design solutions.
  3. David Kester – CEO, Design Council
    As the CEO of Design Council, David Kester has played a pivotal role in championing the value of design in driving innovation and business growth.
  4. Harry Pearce – Partner, Pentagram
    Harry Pearce’s partnership with Pentagram and his extensive portfolio of work have left an indelible mark on the design landscape. His creative prowess knows no bounds.
  5. Itu Chaudhuri – Founder, Itu Chaudhuri Design
    Itu Chaudhuri’s multidisciplinary approach to design has earned him a special place in the industry. His insights into design’s role in business are invaluable.
  6. Kyle Cooper – Founder, Prologue Films
    A trailblazer in motion design, Kyle Cooper’s work has adorned countless films and projects. His visionary storytelling through design has inspired many.
  7. Michael Johnson – Founder, johnsonbanks design ltd
    Michael Johnson’s journey as the founder of johnsonbanks design ltd showcases his commitment to creating meaningful design experiences that resonate with audiences.
  8. Neville Brody – Founder, Research Studios
    Neville Brody’s avant-garde approach to design has redefined visual communication. His presence at #KDY07 added a layer of radical creativity to the discourse.
  9. Piyush Pandey – Executive Chairman & National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather
    Piyush Pandey’s name is synonymous with creative excellence. He’s the man behind India’s most remembered ads.
  10. Simon Dixon – Co-founder & Executive Creative Director, DixonBaxi
    Simon Dixon’s collaborative spirit and design acumen have been instrumental in shaping DixonBaxi’s innovative projects.
  11. Simon Sankaraya – Director, AllofUs
    Simon Sankaraya’s directorship at AllofUs has been marked by pioneering digital design experiences. His contributions have propelled the evolution of interactive design.
  12. Stefan Sagmeister – Co-Founder, Sagmeister Inc
    A design luminary, Stefan Sagmeister’s thought-provoking work challenges conventions. His insights on design’s impact on businesses remain invaluable.
  13. Trevor Sowood – Technical Customer Services Team Manager, Arjo Wiggins
    Trevor Sowood’s technical expertise at Arjo Wiggins has bridged the gap between design and production, showcasing the intricacies of design implementation.
  14. Wally Olins – Owner, Saffron Brand Consultants
    Wally Olins’ ownership of Saffron Brand Consultants reflects his dedication to building enduring brand identities. His insights into design’s strategic role are unparalleled.

Kyoorius Designyatra 2007 marked a seminal juncture where creative fervor converged with entrepreneurial vision, forging an alliance that continues to illuminate the path for designers, business leaders, and visionaries. For those who were part of this transformative journey and for those who missed the voyage, the legacy of Kyoorius Designyatra lives on.

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