Tuesday, 9 June, 2015

Annual Business Partner Conference 2015



08:30 - 09:00
Conference Registration

White Plains Foyer

09:00 - 09:20
Conference Opening - Imagine the Year 2036

White Plains 3, 4 & 5

Bart Geers,
Manager Strategic Marketing and Communications

09:20 - 09:35
Welcome Message

White Plains 3, 4 & 5

Henning Rudbech,
CEO Ricoh Emerging Markets Group EMEA

09:40 - 10:25
Building for Innovation

White Plains 3, 4 & 5

Nikhil Balram,
President and CEO, Ricoh Innovations Corporation

10:25 - 10:55
Emerging Markets Innovation

White Plains 3, 4 & 5

David Okutsu,
Senior Management Business Development Department, Emerging Market Business Center

10:55 - 11:20
The Emerging Markets between now and 2036

White Plains 3, 4 & 5

Henning Rudbech,
CEO Ricoh Emerging Markets Group EMEA

11:20 - 11:50
Coffee Break

White Plains Foyer

11:50 - 17:15
VIP Sessions & Showroom

Day 1 grid-pic

17:15 - 17:55
Preferred Partner Network 2.2

White Plains 3, 4 & 5

Paolo Cavenaghi,
Commercial Director Operational Business

17:55 - 18:10
Closing of Conference Day One

White Plains 3, 4 & 5

Bart Geers,
Manager Strategic Marketing and Communications

End of Conference Day One

White Plains 3, 4 & 5

Transport leaving from hotel to Gala Dinner

Meeting point in the Central Lobby.

Transport will leave at 19:15.

19:30 - 20:00
Welcome drink

Restaurant Estufa Fria, Lisbon

20:00 - 22:00
Gala Dinner

Restaurant Estufa Fria, Lisbon


Floorplan – Floor -1
Floorplan – Floor B


Ouissam BenthamiSenior Manager UAE Innovation CentreRicoh Innovation CentreUnited Arab Emirates

-2007 Meditelecom (Morocco):
Marketing analyst
2007- IDC North Africa :
Senior research Analyst,
Imaging & Hardcopy Devices
2015- UIC
English, French and Arabic

Alberto MarianiDirector, IT Services and Communication ServicesRicoh EuropeUnited Kingdom

In 2012 Alberto was appointed Director of IT Services and Communication Services at Ricoh Europe. Within his current role, Alberto has led the establishment and development of the IT Services and Communication Services commercial business units for Ricoh Europe in EMEA, and oversees all business unit operations.

He is responsible for managing the units’ profit and loss statements in line with the company’s business plan to budget in order to achieve financials goals, growth in revenues and to drive operating income.

He has played a key role in the IT Services and Communication Services business across EMEA by establishing a standardised operating model and achieving strategic business objectives.

Previously Alberto worked in Ricoh Italy from 2003 to 2012, where he acquired a range of knowledge and experience in marketing, sales and company management.

Alberto obtained a degree in Marketing and Economics from ISC University in Milan, Italy. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and jogging.

Nikhil BalramPresident and CEORicoh Innovations CorporationUnited States of America

Dr. Nikhil Balram is President and CEO of Ricoh Innovations Corporation (ric.ricoh.com), a Silicon Valley company that develops innovative technologies and creates global new businesses 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 technologies and has been an officer of five publicly listed companies. He has won numerous awards including 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 Industry Advisory Board (IAB) at the School of Engineering at Santa Clara University. He has over 100 US and international patents granted or pending, more than 40 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.

David OkutsuSenior Management Business Development DepartmentEmerging Market Business Center Business Solutions GroupJapan

1978 Joined Ricoh Company Limited
1985-1993 Ricoh Europe
1995-2000 Gestetner South Africa: Managing Director
2005-2009 Ricoh Global Service: General Manager
2010-2011 Ricoh China Limited ltd.: Vice President
2012- Emerging Market Business Center: Senior Management