Banny has worked in the field of Innovation and Design for 30 years. He is well known for his pioneering work in design thinking and more recently his advanced systems based innovation methodology and Systems Leadership models for large-scale transformations in multi-dimensional challenges. The trans-disciplinary nature of his work, which combines design thinking, technology strategy, business innovation, applied social psychology, behavioral economics, diffusion theory, and resilience theory, is pioneering the formation of a new type of innovation: “Systems Innovation”.
Banny teaches system transformation, business innovation, design thinking, and leadership at Stanford University. His research initiatives are centered on processes, paradigms, and integrated strategies to address complex challenges such as the future of water, energy, governance systems, and organizational transformations.
Banny is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future’s Council on Systems and Platforms and works with industry leaders in fostering cultures of innovation and Systems Leadership.
Banny previously served as the Director of the Design Program at Stanford. He was responsible for restructuring the curriculum and rubric of the undergraduate and graduate design programs. Prior to Stanford, Banny worked in the field of product design and strategic design at the design firm IDEO.