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The Happiness Engineer


Dr. Arun Bhardwaj is a global thought leader on engineering happiness, transformational leadership and systematic innovation process. He is a business strategist, peak-performance mentor, innovation expert and an internationally celebrated keynote speaker. This master storyteller has been transforming individuals and organisations worldwide with his spellbinding stories, engaging activities and reflective deliberations.

Dr. Arun has inspired inner-transformation to achieve peak performance mindset in 350+ corporations and academic institutions in Asia, Europe and Africa with his Engineering Happiness® programs. He has been a guiding force to more than 1,20,000 business leaders and youth worldwide in their pursuit of excellence. He was conferred with the “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. He has been conferred “51 Most Fabulous Global Happiness Leaders” award at World HRD Congress. His impressive list of mentees includes Fortune 500 companies, young startups, premier academic institutions, industry consortiums, and government organizations. He has conducted peak performance mindset workshops for Indian Jr. Hockey Team, Pro-Kabaddi league and the Indian Army.

Arun is a Gold Medalist in B.Tech from National Institute of Technology, an MBA from California State University, and a PhD focused on nurturing happiness and peak performance mindset in organizations. Arun has 25+ years of global leadership experience working with companies like Motorola, Samsung, Lucent (Bell Labs), and Dell. He is now cross-pollinating his experiential wisdom with his research to inspire Culture of Excellence in a spectrum of industries including aerospace, manufacturing, IT Services, Cancer Research, dairy etc.

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 potential and live a meaningful happy life.

Dr. Arun’s Engineering Happiness® Transformation Framework is transcending individuals and organizations from where they are to where they aspire to be. He also conducts customized leadership, innovation, business strategy, sales, marketing and branding workshops. He begins with cracking open the windows to possibilities, and then offers tools for action and progress.

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


Professional Contributions

  • Founder & Chief Mentor | Happiness Technology | Jan 2016 - Present

  • Director - APJ Alliances; Director - Product Marketing | Dell |2007 – 2016

    • Driving strategies to establish Dell as an end-to-end enterprise solution provider in APJ  

  • Director – Business Dev & Product Marketing | Keynote Systems (USA) |2006 – 2007

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

  • Sr. Product Manager | Lucent-Bell Labs (USA) | 1999 – 2005

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

  • Asst. Manager – SW Development | Samsung Electronics (S. Korea) | 1996 –1999

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

  • Software Engineer | Motorola Electronics (India) | 1995 –1996

  • Assistant Executive Engineer | R&D - Indian Telephone Industry |1993 –1995

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