Selected List: My Favorites

No favorites yet!


Item added to Favorites!

Balaji Krishnamurthy

Balaji Krishnamurthy

Categories: Big Data | CEOs | Digital Transformation | E-commerce | Entrepreneurship & SME | HR & Organizational Culture | Innovation, Change & Creativity | Leadership | Digital Marketing & Social Media | Productivity, Performance & Accountability | Sales & Customer Service | Strategy, Execution & Planning | Technology

Travels from Portland, Oregon, USA

Dr. Balaji Krishnamurthy is a veteran corporate executive with more than 35 years of corporate experience. TIME magazine recognized him as one of 25 Global Business Influentials.

Balaji Krishnamurthy is a veteran corporate executive with more than 35 years of corporate experience, having run 17 different businesses in his career. With a Ph.D. in computer science and a strong technology background, he has run a variety of service and manufacturing based, private and public technology businesses ranging from millions of dollars to a billion dollars. 

As president and CEO of Planar Systems from 1999 to 2005, Balaji Krishnamurthy led the company’s transformation from a sleepy technology company to a leading player in the flat-panel display market. Even as the technology industry collapsed, annual sales of this Nasdaq high-tech company more than doubled under his watch to $256 million. 

TIME magazine recognized Dr. Balaji Krishnamurthy as one of 25 Global Business Influentials, and national publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, have featured Dr. Krishnamurthy and his innovative concepts as representing a new genre of corporate leadership.

Although Balaji Krishnamurthyi has five advanced degrees from prestigious institutions, his concepts of leadership are shaped from the laboratory of corporate experience rather than the classrooms of academic learning. Yet, his academic training has caused him to structure his experience into practical models and tools that he has used and taught throughout his career and now teaches to corporate executives. 

Currently, as the Executive Chairman of Think Shift, Balaji Krishnamurthy communicates his decades of corporate leadership experience through provocative logic and passionate delivery. Known for his innovative and thought-provoking concepts on corporate leadership, Dr. Krishnamurthy works with CEOs to develop organic leadership through an intentional corporate culture.

Speaking Topics
Leadership=Leverage + Legacy

This talk will explore how leaders influence others, and cause the audience to ponder their own influence upon others around them.

Growth Through Legacy

Using intentionality exercises to become self-aware of the legacy you wish to leave, Dr. Krishnamurthy will show that you can uncover new ideas for growth both as a leader and a business.

Become An Intentional Leader

Introducing the concept of a Leadership Agenda, a short statement of your style of leadership, Dr. Krishnamurthy will provide insight into how one develops a Leadership Agenda. The power of the Leadership Agenda will be demonstrated using stories from his corporate experience of 35 years. 

Integrity Beyond Honesty

Dr. Krishnamurthy will develop a concept called three bars of integrity, carrying the audience from honesty to dependability and finally to the high bar of integrity. 

Entrepreneurism From Within

Dr. Krishnamurthy will argue that you should use hierarchy to execute, but anarchy to innovate. He will offer ideas he has implemented that use anarchy to foster entrepreneurs from within the corporation.

Developing Leadership Through An Intentional Corporate Culture

This presentation will provoke the audience to think about leadership and corporate culture in a manner they never have before. The speaker makes a case for why intentionality plays a heavy role in leadership and corporate culture.

Dr. Balaji Krishnamurthy's Keynote Address
A Tour of Machine Learning Advances, Opportunities and Challenges by Balaji Krishnamurthy
If Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast What's For Lunch - Balaji Krishnamurthy

Smart Speakers is a proud member of the IASB 


Selected List: My Favorites

No favorites yet!


Item added to Favorites!




Smart Speakers USA Corp
9595 Six Pines Dr.
Suite 8210
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Latin America

logo internacional mobil

Members of 





MPI nav logo

With offices in: √Boston  √Raleigh  √Houston  √Mexico City  √Bogota  √Santiago de Chile