Dhan Balachand is the Founder and CEO of Sulon Technologies, a Canadian high tech start-up redefining the world of augmented and virtual reality. Since founding the company in 2012, Dhan has been focused on conceptualizing and creating next-generation products, including immersive technologies that blend augmented and virtual reality into one seamless experience. This focus on innovation is embodied in Sulon’s flagship product, the Cortex; a disruptive augmented virtual reality headset launching in 2015/2016.
Dhan’s passion for reimagining consumer experiences spans beyond Sulon and into the larger tech industry, where his product vision has led him to be recognized as a leader amongst those creating disruptive consumer products, regularly speaking and headlining conferences around the world. His experience seeing products from conceptualization through to launch combined with a strong background in science, technology, and product development, allow him to engage audiences in discussion that spurs imagination and redefines what most thought possible.
Prior to Sulon, Dhan earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, and at a young age went on to work in the renewable energy industry developing disruptive technologies. There he quickly ascended to the role of Director of Engineering, where he led a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists credited with revolutionizing the lifespan and durability of traditional renewable energy infrastructures.
Dhan’s work has been featured in many journals and articles across the globe, with many of the systems he’s created currently being used by research labs at universities across Canada. He is also the author of a range of patents granted globally spanning multiple technologies and verticals, including Sulon Technologies’ initial product offers.