When Meena suggested that we consider someone she had first met at another UX conference where they were both speaking, I was interested. When she told me about his company and the other events that he supports in his native India, I was intrigued and excited. And when the three of us then met and spoke, I was convinced that Fluxible had to have Ayush Chauhan presenting in 2021.

Ayush is the Managing Partner and Co-founder of Quicksand, a design strategy and innovation consultancy working in emerging markets at the intersection of business, international development, arts and culture. At Quicksand, he promotes design for social impact by drawing upon the best practices of design, business and social entrepreneurship to address the pressing and complex issues of equity, public health, education, financial inclusion and other development issues. Ayush was selected as a Yale World Fellow from India in 2012, one of Yale University's flagship global leadership programs, for his work in designing products and services that promote sustainability and quality of life for low and middle-income communities. An entrepreneur, educator, and mentor, he is also the co-founder of UnBox, the first interdisciplinary festival in India bringing together leading voices from across the world for inspiration, debate and reflection. Ayush currently serves on the board of William J. Clinton Foundation in India.