CES 2016: Ricoh Imaging

Ricoh has been a staple around the office for decades. This year after acquiring Pentax they have introduced the Theta S 360 degree spherical camera which won the Best of CES in the digital camera category.

I sat down with Jim Malcolm, the President of Ricoh Imaging America, to discuss this camera. This camera shoots fully spherical stills and videos so that you can view the entire scene. It allows the user to simply touch the screen to move the image up down and around. This camera is exceeding expectations everywhere.

Learn more from Ricoh Imaging below, and keep listening to Craig Peterson’s Tech Talk.

Jim Malcolm is the president of Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation, where he is responsible for guiding the company’s North American strategy for product, marketing, sales, operations and finance initiatives in support of Ricoh and PENTAX brand cameras. Early in his tenure at the company, Jim worked directly with Ricoh’s CEO and senior leadership team to oversee the successful post-merger integration between Ricoh and PENTAX.

Jim built his career in the imaging industry, starting as a contract photographer more than 25 years ago, which led to product marketing and general management positions at Sony Electronics. Following 12 years at Sony, Jim founded Aperture 360 Interactive, an innovative, web-based, B2B and B2C services company focused on 360-degree imaging.

Jim serves on the board of directors for the Consumer Technology Association’s Digital Imaging Division and the Photo Imaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association. He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Colorado at Denver, course work in biomedical communication from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a certificate in executive management training from the Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation, produces the heritage-rich, award-winning line of PENTAX DSLR cameras, lenses and sport optics equipment as well as Ricoh’s offering of stylish and compact digital cameras, known for their wide-ranging, rich set of features.
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