Vinay Venkatraman

Sustainable buildings champion, CEO@Leapcraft, TED speaker, Leapcraft
AI/ML, Product Development
Start-ups, Thought Leader
Vinay Venkatraman


Vinay Venkatraman is the founder and CEO of Leapcraft – a design driven innovation consultancy based in Denmark. Prior to this Vinay co-founded CIID (Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design) in 2006. in 2013 he initiated the Big Data Viz academy in collaboration with the Danish Design Center also. Vinay helps shape the strategy and content for numerous initiatives through consulting, teaching and research lead initiatives.  He is trained as a product & interaction designer in India and Italy. His works in the past have spanned design of consumer products, software and film visual effects. He currently spends his time between creating new education curriculums, shaping policy initiatives for the Danish government and consulting large global companies on innovation around new product experiences and design strategy. He has helped shape product strategy for companies like Nokia, Intel, Novo Nordisk, Maersk line, Lufthansa Technik, Philips lighting etc.