Dhairya Dand

ODD Industries
Principle, Founder
MIT Media Lab

Dhairya Dand is an award winning inventor and artist who runs ODD Industries - a futurist factory and lab in NYC. Previously a researcher at MIT Media Lab, Amazon's moonshot C-Lab, University of Tokyo, scientific advisory board at the XPRIZE Foundation and an artist at the NEW Museum in NYC, Keio-NUS CUTE Center in Singapore and in Phnom Penh. Educated in Sciences and Arts at MIT Media Lab.

He was part of the Forbes ’30 under 30’ list twice, a finalist for the Smithsonian’s National Design Award, was named as the first WIRED UK Innovation fellow ‘innovators who will change our world’ and an INK Fellow, part of Globe’s ‘Top 25 Innovators’ list, ELLE’s ’20 Names To Know’ list, Vogue’s ‘Cool People’ list. His art has been exhibited at the V&A, Tokyo Design Week, CHI Paris, TEI Barcelona among others. He has also given several talks at TEDx and other venues. Loves cooking, cycling and history.