Dr. Kiran Deshpande is an engineer in printing technology from PVG’s College of Engineering & Technology Pune (India), has a MSc in Digital Color Imaging & PhD in Color Science from London College of Communication. Kiran has published and presented many scientific papers and articles in the field of Color Science and Imaging. He is actively involved in several international standardization activities such as ISO, CIE (International Commission on Illumination), ICC (International Color Consortium), Idealliance and FOGRA. He is a chair of the CIE Technical Committee TC 8-13 on “Color Gamuts for Output Media.”
He has worked worldwide across several printing plants on strategic development & roll-out of color management including Expanded Color Gamut (ECG) printing implementations. He has been providing training and consultancy on all aspects of color management to different stakeholders in the packaging supply chain e.g. brand owners, designers, pre-press, ink-room and press-room. He got “MacDonald-Green Award” from the Color Group of Great Britain and “Cactus Award for Best Interactive Paper” at the Color & Imaging Conference in Boston. He has worked for companies covering wide spectrum in the industry – like Xerox, Esko & Multi Packaging Solutions (WestRock). Currently he is working at Siegwerk as a Global Senior Expert Color Management where he is leading a color management program across all regions and business units worldwide.