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Bala Balasubramaniam

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Technology Leader, HR Systems & Innovation, LinkedIn.

Technology Leader, HR Systems & Innovation, LinkedIn.

5 vouches

Involved In


Innovation Minds


LinkedIn Corporation


Technology Leader, HR Systems & Innovation LinkedIn April 2015 - present
Founder & Chairman Innovation Minds March 2015 - present
Innovation Program Leader - Research Labs eBay Inc August 2012 - January 2015
IT Operations Leader, Web/Mobile Applications PayPal May 2003 - August 2012
J2EE Architect / HR Delivery Manager 3Com September 2002 - April 2003
J2EE Architect/InternalCommunications Manager GE Power & Water September 2000 - August 2002
Technical Lead Citi January 1999 - July 2000


THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS(INDIA) Mechanical Engineering 1987 - 1991
Muthiah Polytechnic Mechanical Engineering 1982 - 1985

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Enterprise software
  • • Innovation management
  • • Technology innovation
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Events
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Healthcare
  • • Robotics
  • • Social Impact
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Edutainment
  • • Medical Devices

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Molly Brown Pickett, MSOD
We worked together  •  Program Manager, Enterprise HR (Talent Management), The Walt Disney Company ($42B sales; 175,000 employees).
Bala makes connections above and beyond was is present. He plants new ideas and take action to prototype and help people see what is possibl ... e.
Atirek Sharma
We worked together  •  Director, Business Applications and Analytics, LinkedIn.
Breadth of experience in innovation, idea generator, implementer and great collaborator to bring in right resources together to turn Ideas i ... nto real products
Zeya Bakhtyar
Senior Software Engineer, Move, Inc./ Previously Senior Software Engineer, El Camino Hospital.
Michael Foster
We worked together  •  Director of Engineering, Austin Ventures. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
At PayPal, "Bala" was synonymous with "Innovation". 'Nuff Said!
Phillip Seawright
We worked together  •  Business Technology Consultant, Future Point of View. Wharton grad. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Bala has a wealth of innovation experience, particularly in large corporate environments where he is effective at cutting through political ... issues and gaining sponsors across the organization. He is very good at creating compelling mockups and working code that generate funding.