Niti brings a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective to innovation for the emerging and frontier markets in Africa. She is currently a fulltime doctoral student at the Aalto University Design Factory in Espoo, Finland.
Growing up as an expat kid in the ASEAN exposed her to the British and American systems of primary and secondary education whilst her university education in Engineering (Bangalore University), Design (National Institute of Design, India & the Institute of Design, IIT Chicago), and Business (majoring in Strategy at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh) gave her the experience of living and working in many disciplines on many continents. Her design & innovation planning studio, Emerging Futures Lab, came to life in San Francisco in 2005, operated out of Singapore from 2007 through 2013, and has now put down roots in Finland since 2014. She credits her peripatetic digital life to discovering the world through Lynx and Pine in 1995 in New Delhi, and DOS 1.0 on a Trash 80 in 1982 in Kuala Lumpur.