Nikhil Balram

Dr. Nikhil Balram is President and CEO of Ricoh Innovations Corporation (, a Silicon Valley company that creates global new businesses based on advanced information technology for Ricoh Company Ltd. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Balram is widely hailed throughout industry and academia as an expert and innovator in advanced information and display technologies and has been an officer of five publicly listed companies. He has won numerous awards including a 2015 Industrial Distinguished Leader Award from the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), a 2012 Gold Stevie® Award for Executive of the Year in the Electronics category in The 9th Annual International Business Awards, a 2012 Fellow Award by the Society for Information Display (SID) and the 2011 Alumni Achievement Award by Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Balram is an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, visiting professor of vision science at the University of California, Berkeley, a guest professor of design and innovation at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Gandhinagar, India, and serves on the Engineering Advisory Board at the School of Engineering at Santa Clara University. He has over 100 US and international patents granted or pending, more than 50 technical publications, including two invited book chapters, and has given over 25 keynote speeches at major conferences and events worldwide, including the 2013 Silicon Valley Business App (SVBA) Awards and the International Business Forum at the 2013 Ricoh Women’s British Open at St. Andrews, UK.

He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

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