Deepa is an author and innovation consultant. She has worked with start-ups and large multinationals, and co-authored the book, Predictable Magic: Unleash The Power of Design Strategy To Transform Your Business, which was selected by Fast Company as one of the “Best Design Books of the Year”. She writes frequently for the Harvard Business Review, strategy+business, Businessweek and other magazines.
Deepa is an elected member of the International Academy of Management and was ranked #34 on the inaugural Thinkers 50 India list. She was recently selected by leadership guru Marshall Goldsmith into his “100 Coaches Program” from over 16,000 global applicants.
Deepa speaks on innovation and design strategy at leading companies and business schools such as Harvard and USC and mentors leading social entrepreneurs. She is on the Advisory Boards of the Global Peter Drucker Forum, ArogyaWorld and ModRoof, an innovative, sustainable roofing company in India. Deepa is also a Board Member for South Asian Art collection at the San Diego Museum of Art and actively supports several global efforts in memory of her late father, Dr. CK Prahalad. She is a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.