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The Happiness Engineer

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Dr. Arun Bhardwaj

Chief Happiness Engineer & Excellence Mentor

Dr. Arun Bhardwaj is an internationally celebrated keynote speaker and a global thought leader on corporate happiness, emotional well-being, innovation, and peak-performance mindset. Dr. Arun has 25+ years of global leadership experience working with Motorola, Samsung, Lucent (Bell Labs), and Dell; executing a breadth of leadership roles including engineering, product management, marketing, and sales.

Dr. Arun has inspired peak performance mindset and culture of excellence in 300+ organizations globally with his Engineering Happiness® programs touching more than 120,000 lives. He has been invited to deliver curated programs at leadership forums, business conclaves, and international conferences worldwide. Dr. Arun has helped governments in designing inspirational classrooms based on innovative Student Happiness Index framework. He has conducted mental conditioning workshops for the National Sports Teams and the Indian Army. He is now cross-pollinating his diverse domain experience as people and business transformation strategist. Dr. Arun has also authored “The Book of Reflections” that utilizes ancient wisdom in a story based introspective framework to inspire peace, prosperity and joy. 

International Awards: 

Dr. Arun has been conferred with prestigious felicitations including:

  • “Friend of Africa Award for Social Impact” at Pan African Humanitarian Summit 2019 for his Engineering Happiness Tour of Africa and “Inspiring One Million Smiles in Africa” campaign

  • A felicitation from the President of Namibia Dr. Geingob during his Engineering Happiness Tour of Namibia

  • “51 Most Fabulous Global Happiness Leaders” award at World HRD Congress in 2019 for his innovation in the field of personal and business transformation

Academic Credentials:

  • Gold Medalist (with Honors) in B.Tech from National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur

  • (H.P.)

  • MBA from California State University

  • PhD focused on nurturing happiness and peak performance mindset in organizations

 

Dr. Arun’s programs are a powerful blend of his experiential learning, neurosciences, modern research and the principles of ancient wisdom. He has founded Happiness Technology with the vision to inspire people to realize their full creative potential and live a meaningful happy life.

Key Professional Achievements      

  • International Motivational Speaker and Culture of Innovation Mentor; just finished a tour of Africa with The Head of States, Diplomats, Governor of Central Bank and senior leaders in the audience

  • Powered by his capability to cross-pollinate innovative ideas from his diverse experiences

  • Business scaling up expert with hands-on experience of entire business lifecycle in diverse domains

  • Winner of Pan African Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development Centre’s “Friend of Africa Award for Social Impact”

  • Dell Silver Award for incubating business-critical strategic alliances in Asia-Pacific

  • Dell Special Recognition Award for building Dell’s brand for Enterprise Solutions in Asia-Pacific

  • CEO's "Excellent Service Award" at Keynote Systems Inc. for conceptualizing and launching a new service that was selected as one of the Top-15 US inventions

  • "Winning Attitude" award at Keynote Systems Inc. for helping in winning largest US telecom deal 

  • Director’s Best Employee of the Year award at Lucent (Bell Labs Innovation)   

  • Established software development practices for Samsung in South Korea

  • Entrusted by Andhra Pradesh Government to establish Student Happiness Index for higher education system in the state

  • On Board of Studies of Management and Engineering Institutions as an Industry Expert

  • Conducted Innovation programs and taught full term Business Strategy course at IIMs

  • Delivered workshops and guest lectures at more than 200 academic institutions 

  • Research advisor to Sri Sri Institute of Advance Research Art of Living Foundation

Work Experience

Jan 2016 - Present

2007 - 2016

2006 - 2007

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Founder and Chief Happiness Engineer @Happiness Technologies 

Director of Product Marketing, Business Development and Strategic Alliances @ Dell 

  • Driving strategies to establish Dell as an end-to-end enterprise solution provider in Asia-Pacific and Japan 

Director of Product Marketing & Business Development @ Keynote Systems (Silicon Valley, CA, USA)  

  • Led VoIP product strategy to transform Keynote from Web Performance Management Company to “Quality Assurance Experts for new-gen Converged Networks”

Director of Product Marketing @ Lucent Technology (Silicon Valley, CA, USA)   

  • Key driver in transforming Lucent’s focus from individual products to enterprise solution

Asst. Manager Software Development @ Samsung Electronics (Suwon, South Korea)    

  • Led product team that developed Samsung’s first Network Printer Interface Card for Laser printers

Software Engineer @ Motorola India (Bangalore, India)     

  • Designed and Developed Software for Alpha-Numeric Pagers

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R&D Engineer @ Indian Telephone Industry (Bangalore, India)    

  • Designed maintenance module for India's first digital telephone exchange. 

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