24.07.19 / AGDA Design Awards Juror / Dr Mathan Ratinam

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Dr Mathan Ratinam
Strategic and Tactical Designer / RMIT University

Dr Mathan Ratinam has 18+ years experience as a design professional and educator and spent the last decade operating at the intersection of design and international development focusing on climate innovation, entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystems, and human and environmental security. He was the inaugural Managing Director of CivVic Labs at LaunchVic, the Victorian governement's startup agency. Prior to that he was the Lead Design Specialist in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit at the World Bank and has been engaged as a strategic designer by the White House during the Obama Administration, various UN agencies, the US Dept of Defense, international NGOs and served as an advisor to the Australian Governments Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He holds a PhD in Architecture from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

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