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Nandini Nayak Ph.D.


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Human centered digital transformation strategy. Thought leadership. Executive coaching.

Nandini Nayak is an experienced Digital Transformation executive - an amalgam of human- centered service designer, cognitive scientist, digital strategist and operator. She thrives on working at the bleeding edge of technology with a human-centered lens. Her 25+ year career spans digital leadership roles at Hewlett Packard and at Accenture where she led innovative product research and development and experience optimization programs enabled by transformative technologies.

A multifaceted leader, she has built expertise in Digital Strategy; Experience Optimization; Experience Frameworks and Standards; Product and Service Innovation; Experience Measurement; Design Led Analytics; Operating Model Innovation; Inclusion and Diversity; Leadership and Culture. Her innovative practices have been applied to serve multiple industry segments with a global focus to deliver impactful results.

She has led large cross-functional practice and delivery teams and mentored professionals at all levels as Executive Coach and Gender Diversity Champion.

A key strength is her ability to to help align cross-functional teams to solve complex technology and business transformation problems through compelling outcome-based narratives, underpinned by design and systems thinking and Agile delivery,

Nandini holds a PH.D. with academic training in Clinical and Cognitive Psychology; Brain-Behavior relationships; Experimental Design; Behavioral Research; Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence.