Future of Business - Innovation In Action

Future of Business - Innovation In Action
17 May 2018
08:30 h - 17:30 h
Registration Closing Date
17 May 2018


Future of Business – Innovation in Action event is part of the Ceylon Chamber’s Initiative to help drive and foster innovation for local businesses. Through events such as these we aim to disseminate knowledge and highlight the practical challenges/opportunities in innovation and business development.

Keynote: Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana - Founder, Chairman and Chief Architect of WSO2.

Guest Speech: Prof. Ricardo Hausmann, Director of Harvard’s Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the Kennedy School of Government

 Main Plenaries:  

  1. Where do we stand? | Insights on Sri Lanka's status in Innovation & Charting the Way Forward 
  2. Taking The Wheel| Who is leading innovation in companies?
  3. Propelling Productivity |The Role of Process Innovation
  4. The Dynamic Disruption of Fintech


Immersive Breakout Sessions (Running Simultaneously): 

Breakout 1: The Check In: Stepping into social media led retail.

Breakout 2: The Check Up: What's driving innovation in Health & Wellness?

Breakout 3:  The Check Out: Riding the IoT revolution in Supply Chain Management


Speakers and Panelists:

Anushka Wijesinha - Advisor - Trade, Competitiveness and Innovation, Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade (MoDSIT)

Chandima CoorayCDO, Hemas Holdings PLC

Dee Liyanwela - Executive Director, Technology & Head of LSEG Sri Lanka

Deeshana Basnayaka - Director/ CEO, Healthnet International

Dinesh Fernandopulle – CEO, SYNAPSYS

Ganaka HerathPartner, McKinsey & Company

Gerard Irudayaraj - Supply Chain Director, Unilever Sri Lanka

Jeevan Gnanam - Director/CEO, Orion City

Jehan Mutaliph – CDO, MAS Holdings

Kamaya Perera – Principal, KPMG in Sri Lanka

Kasturi Chellarajah Wilson – MD - Hemas Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd. / Hemas Logistics and Maritime Cluster

Lahiru Pathmalal – CEO, Takas.lk Nalin Karunaratne – CEO, Ceylon Biscuits Limited

Prabhash Subasinghe – CEO, GRI Tires

Prajeeth Balasubramaniam - General Partner, Blue Ocean Ventures

Ramesh Shanmuganathan – Group CIO, JKH

Reyaz Mihular - Managing Partner, KPMG in Sri Lanka

Samath Fernando – CEO at H ONE / CIO at Hirdaramani Group of Companies

Shamindra Kulamannage - Editor-in-Chief, Echelon Magazine

Shiran Fernando – Chief Economist, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Sohan Dharmaraja – CTO, oDoc

Tilak Piyadigama- COO, Nations Trust Bank

Wasaam Ismail - General Manager, Loops Digital (Pvt) Ltd.



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