Karthik Bala is CTO of Activision Mobile, a division of Activision Publishing, and CEO for Vicarious Visions.
Karthik Bala, along with his brother Guha, founded VV in 1991 while still in high school. Over the past two decades, VV has grown from a few friends working in their parent's basement to a world-renowned video game development studio. Karthik, and his brother Guha, were named Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Entrepreneurs of the Year in 2013. He has served as board member on several organizations and currently on the Board of Trustees of WMHT, a Public Broadcast radio and television affiliate. Outside of his love for video games, (in his copious free time!) he enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs and start-up ventures as well as spending time with his family.
Karthik holds dual degrees in Computer Science and in Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.