About Gauri Dutt
I am an "out of the box" thinker, recognised innovator, DIY enthusiast, sales and operations management professional. By academics I am a mechanical engineer (completed a 5 year full time program from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India in 1981, residing at the university campus). I believe, schools play an important part in the formation or evolution of one's personality. I enjoyed studied at the St. Anselm's School at Ajmer, India. I have devoted lot of time to managing sales and operations for companies across India. I fondly remember spendng a bit of memorable time at Sweden too. I participated in few contests on innovation and won recognition too.
Areas of Expertise
diy self help, CADCAM, Machine Tools, Innovation in technology, Innovation, Presentation
An idea worth spreading
In many countries, automotive air filling in tyres at gas stations is done by young, not so well to do boys as they are not well educated and are available for low wages. Whereas the filling equipment are updated and digital, the nozzle has to be manually connected at each tyre-valve and held until the fill is completed. The poor boy has to bend down at each tyre. If this repeatitive work has to be done on 100 cars or vehicles each day, imagine the fatigue and mental stress of the boy. I have imagied an innovation to this activity which will substantally relieve the boys. No more bending. When stress reduces, time reduces, and quality of work improves. The innovative device can also be put to self use, eliminating labour. Let us get together to change this scene.
I'm passionate about
Idea generation & change. My mind generates plenty of ideas on how we could have designed things differently from the way we see them. At the end of my career, I plan to set up an innovation lab.
Talk to me about
A specific project needing innovation. Or a consultancy assignment in innovation. Or a faculty position in a reputed institution or university. Or delivering a presentation or talk on innovation
People don't know I'm good at
innovation. Many people dont know that I am an active DIY enthusiast. At my home, I maintain a good stock of tools. Occassionally, I repair domestic appliances, electric fittings/plumb, doors/windows
My TED story
I have just arrived at TED. The world will see my contributions gradually