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Prehistoric - Hunters
Society 1.0

3000 B.C. - Agriculture
Society 2.0

1784 - Steam Engine
Society 3.0
Industry 1.0
1870 - Electricity
Society 3.0
Industry 2.0
1969 - Computers
Society 4.0
Industry 3.0
Cyber Physical Systems
Society 5.0
Industry 4.0

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Next Purpose:Are you clear about it?

Global Sustainability: Innovating to support UN’s 17 Sustainable Development goals. Aggressive objectives to improve Life on land, Life in water, Planet Environment,…

Society 5.0: Innovating to a create a Super Smart Society. Cyber-Physical-Biological Technology confluence to enable the desired human life style.

Industry 4.0: Innovating to create Smart Systems. Cyber-Physical Technology Confluence to enable efficiency and effectiveness of human endeavor.

Economic Stability: Innovating to a sustain or grow business from economic perspective. Evolutionary products and services to capture market share and financial growth.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

A United Nations provided a shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world's leaders and the people. The agenda for Sustainable Development calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve the 17 SDGs over the next 15 years. The goals address the needs of people in both developed and developing countries, emphasizing that no one should be left behind. Broad and ambitious in scope, the agenda addresses the three dimensions of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental, as well as important aspects related to peace, justice and effective institutions. At the least, we must ensure that our innovation effort do not negatively impacting any of the metrics. Read more at

Society 5.0

A Japanese initiative to go beyond Germany's Industry 4.0. A human-centered society that balances economic advancement with the resolution of social problems by a system that highly integrates cyberspace and physical space. In the information society (Society 4.0), cross-sectional sharing of knowledge and information was not enough, and cooperation was difficult. Because there is a limit to what people can do, the task of finding the necessary information from overflowing information and analyzing it was a burden, and the labor and scope of action were restricted due to age and varying degrees of ability. In Society 5.0, however, people, things, and systems are all connected in cyberspace and optimal results obtained by AI exceeding the capabilities of humans are fed back to physical space. This process brings new value to industry and society in ways not previously possible. Social reform (innovation) in Society 5.0 will achieve a forward-looking society that breaks down the existing sense of stagnation, a society in which each and every person can lead an active and enjoyable life. Read more at

Industry 4.0

In the fourth industrial revolution we move from 'just' the Internet and the client-server model to ubiquitous mobility, the bridging of digital and physical environments (in manufacturing referred to as Cyber Physical Systems), the convergence of technologies (Internet of Things, Big Data, cloud, etc.) with additional accelerators such as advanced robotics and AI/cognitive which enable Industry 4.0 with automation and optimization in entirely new ways that lead to ample opportunities to innovate and truly fully automate and bring the industry to the next level. Read more at

Economic Stability

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Next Project: How strong is your Innovation Pipeline?

Opportunity Scouting: Gathering Market Insight followed by Structured Ideation

Project Definition: Value Proposition and Business Case Qualification

Purpose and Ethics: Purpose and Ethics is a set of Screening Filters

Execution: Execution adds our Lean Innovation to your traditional practice

Opportunity Scouting entails 2 major steps:
  • Gathering Market Insight and trends, a step beyond traditional Voice of the Customer.
  • Structured Ideation to address market insight
Project Definition also has 2 major steps:
  • Value Proposition is where you filter those ideas into what will make sense to a stakeholder – customer, user, business owner, …. If created someone will use it.
  • Concept qualification is to further filter down those, into ones that will make business sense to pursue. While we have someone willing to use at the end of step 3, we have someone willing to invest in development because there is a return possible on creating this in step 4.
Purpose and Ethics is a:
  • Filter that evaluates the business worthy concepts to what is the right thing to do.
  • Process to rank order and create a portfolio to pursue as projects.
Execution can be very traditional with phase gate type process to manage cost and risk to a successful delivery of value. These steps could be:
  • Prove that the concept works and delivers to the projected performance.
  • Deliver 1st few pieces to a customer and prove it in market place. Gauge the price point.
  • Develop a multi-year business case and seek further funding.
  • Capture real customers and secure to reach a market share.

Next Innovation Profile: What processes do you still need?

Just Aware: Knows what is required to innovate, been there, done that

Agile Follower: Innovating in response to market demand

Smart Forecaster : Innovating in anticipation of market demand

Visionary Trendsetter: Innovating and creating demand

Robust & Resilient: Can handle disruption


We know the 9+ key technologies and 4 principles of Industry 4.0. We understand its impact to our business and also have some idea on how to use it for our growth. We are aware. We are not yet prepared to address the change.

Agile Follower

We know which technology to adopt when, and we will be able to do it as soon as our customers are ready for it. We have the necessary skill set to follow the industry leaders, in time, without sweating out of business.

Smart Forecaster

We understand the opportunity for us to enhance our customer’s experience. We have embarked on adaption of some of the relevant technologies to create value proposition in anticipation of customer demand. Our leadership team can see the near future, and invest wisely. Our organization has a dependable and proven innovation process.

Visionary Trendsetter

We are pushing the boundaries in some of the top 9 technologies and educating our customers through enhanced experience. We understand the risk in creating customer demand. Our organization has the exploratory mindset. We get it and intend to lead the consumers in this.

Robust and Resilient

We have the 3 things required to be robust and resilient as the fourth revolution unfolds. We can handle disruptions.

Next Mindset:What steps are you taking to build it?

Leadership Reboot: Re-align leadership and talent pool with Innovation Dashboard and Roadmap

Unshackle the Past: Activities to undo traditional processes driving risk aversion and lean execution

Re-ignite Creativity: Broad engagement & consistent ideation to monetization effort

Succeed and Learn: Embrace exploration and accept failure as learning

Mindset transformation is the longest and most difficult piece that you need to really build the culture of sustainable innovation, build new profile and achieve the purpose. This is our TOP secret sauce. Sorry, we can’t share more details here.


Our top-quality content is offered by various means including workshops, sessions, software and books.

Onsite Workshops

Facilitated Customized Sessions

  • Industry 4.0 Kick Starter
  • Ideation to Monetization
  • Innovation Stratety
  • Innovation Profile


A compilation of best practices in Innovation

  • 5 Innovation Profiles
  • 60+ Integrated Processes
  • 100+ Discovery Questions
  • Self analysis and improvement manual


SaaS Platform for Industry 4.0

  • Effective Strategy
  • Efficient Execution
  • Custom Analytics

Awareness Session

Invite us for an awareness session

  • Explore opportunities for your business
  • Know what you need to know
  • Seek further guidance and/or coaching

Why choose us?

Coach, Innovator & Strategist - Dr. Ripi Singh


Ripi will inspire you to Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Grow; of course, if you are willing to change, in order to out-grow. His corporate mentees and business clients have seen significant growth.

Ripi, you make complicated things simple. Indeed a great coach... thanks.
– Max Kothari, CEO Express Kitchens

Ripi is highly motivated, reliable, and intelligent leader/coach with a great skill to analyze and summarize ideas.
– Tyler Burke CEO Turbine Technologies

Ripi was my Manager at Pratt. People on his team have subsequently moved onto better positions.
– Hemanth Rane, Manager Lockheed Martin

Ripi has been an innovator ahead of his times for almost 4 decades now, contributing to technologies on world’s largest Jet Engine, Largest Solar Boiler, Toughest structural durability challenges, and many more. Over 100+ publications, are a testimony to his innovative solutions to frontline problems.

ISO/TC 279 is focused on Standardization of terminology tools and methods and interactions between relevant parties to enable innovation. Ripi Singh serves Working Group 1: Innovation Management System.

Ripi is very strong; both technically (Structures, materials) and in team building.
– Allen Pfeffer, Chief engineer, GE Power

Ripi Singh has obviously thought long and deeply about Innovation, and has developed a clear and cogent presentation that enables us to understand the process and begin being innovative.
– Paul Sessions, Director at University of New Haven

Ripi brings a structured approach from Purpose to Project execution, with Mindset and Process transformation in between, while building the team competency along the coaching way. Actively listening for discovery, and broad scale engagement with people, information, and trends empowers him to create unique solutions to tough problems.

NDE 4.0 committee has recently been formed to provide early guidelines and offer a development platform to various stakeholders in the NDE industry as we go through the 4th industrial revolution.

Ripi came into our defense manufacturing and engineering culture and managed team dynamics wonderfully while gathering and inspiring the group to tackle some complex and long standing challenges in the organization, and did it with excellent focus from a strategic and tactical perspective.
– John Dewey, CEO Dewey Electronics

Ripi is a talented strategic planning consultant who is keenly aware of the current trends and innovation within our industry. He coached and facilitated an offsite retreat for our executive team where we aligned the corporate strategy with operational goals and tactical objectives.
– Jill Mayer, CEO Bead Industries

Dr. Singh is most pleasant colleague and very effective strategist. His ability to operate in different and cross-cultural environments is remarkable. He is wonderful in taking fuzzy ideas and producing vivid steps to achieve a desired objective by a group.
– Khaled Hassouna, Director Virginia Tech

Keynote Speaker

Ripi is frequently invited to deliver key note lectures on subjects related to Industry 4.0.

April 2018 – How to create a trendsetting vision and drive change? @ASNT

October 2019 – Is it time for NDE 4.0? @ASNT

March 2019 – Industry 4.0 * Gender * Leadership @BCTechSummit

Sept 2019 – Thriving thru the Next Revolution: Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0 @ CFB/UNH

To request a speaking engagement or get a copy of past presentation, reach out to Ripi singh on LinkedIn, or use the contact form below.


Carsten Koenke

Univ. -Prof. Dr. -Ing. habil. bei Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Dr. Singh initiated a new way on how the results from our research and development projects could be transformed into business opportunities. The way we are thinking about innovation has been considerably changed. I can strongly recommend this workshop for every engineering business.

Dr. Pavan Suri

Director of R&D | Heraeus Materials, Singapore

Clarity of expression and provocative – This sums up the value we derived from Dr. Ripi’s workshop on Innovation Maturity. The workshop was well structured, intensive and highly valuable. Tools provided were simple yet highly effective. I highly recommend this workshop to all enterprises that strive to provide value.

Paul Sessions

CFB Director | University of New Haven

Ripi Singh has obviously thought long and deeply about Innovation, and has developed a clear and cogent presentation that enables us to understand the process and begin being innovative. The members of the Center for Family Business at the University of New Haven were impressed and motivated by him to begin being actively innovative in both their companies and their personal lives.

Srini Laxman

Co-Owner Marutee Engineering Services, MI, USA

I got introduced to Ripi about a year ago while my company was looking for a Coach that would help structure Marutee to take a path towards long term sustainable growth. The learnings were of great value for us. The best thing about Ripi is the value & experience he brings to an organization. It has been a great pleasure working with him so far and I expect the association to go much farther in the near future.

Vaibhav Garg

R&D Manager, Power Business

Dr Ripi is someone who has the unique quality of getting all the details right, without losing sight of the big picture. He can be counted upon to never miss the forest for the trees. Dr Ripi is astute in all organisational and leadership situations and still has the quality to accept creative solutions that others can come up with. Above all, he is willing to learn and adapt. He never shies from going back to the drawing board either to come up with well rounded, and robust solutions.


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Don Locke

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President, Ann Gowdey Consulting LLC
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Rick Pettit

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