Raghu Bala is CEO, NetObjex Inc based in California USA. He is an experienced technology entrepreneur and is an alumnus of Yahoo, Infospace, PwC, and has had 4 successful startup exits. Focused on Web3/NFT/Defi/Metaverse/IOT/AI. Four exits. Wharton/MIT/Columbia/Stanford. Now the CTO of Kresus Labs.
Mr. Bala possesses an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), an MS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BA/BS in Math and Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is Ex-Columbia University Adjunct Lecturer, currently tutoring MIT courses in AI and Blockchain on the GetSmarter platform. He is a published author of books on technical topics and is a frequent contributor online.
He is a contributing author in an upcoming book titled “Handbook on Blockchain” for Springer-Verlag publications. He is also a Contributing Editor to a new book called “Step into the Metaverse”. Mr Bala was also instrumental in the development of the Metaverse strategy for NetObjex including its purchase of land and construction of a Metaverse building (see https://youtu.be/yV3YfZQpAGo). He is Board Advisor to several Metaverse and Crypto initiatives – 3DMeet – a Metaverse Education company , Dreamium Labs – a Layer 0 Protocol for the Metaverse, OpenFabric.ai – a decentralized AI platform, and, TrinityDEX – a state of the art DEX built on Algorand.
Mr Bala has spoken at several major conferences worldwide including Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, Global Foreign Direct Investment Conference in Sydney, Blockchain Malaysia, IoT India Congress, Google IO, and several more. He is also an elected board member of AIM – The global industry association that connects, standardizes and advances automatic identification technologies.
His current areas of focus include Product Development, Engineering and Strategy in the businesses or SaaS offerings related to Decentralized computing, Distributed Ledgers, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and the Metaverse. His domain knowledge is vast including Automotive, Retail, Supply Chain & Logistics, Healthcare, Insurance, Mobile & Wireless, and more.
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