Maria Matarelli is an International Business Consultant, Executive Coach, Keynote speaker and Published Author. Maria travels to consult businesses, leads training classes and speaks in conferences in New York, Hawaii, Sweden, Vancouver, Istanbul, Morocco and many other locations.
She consults Fortune 100 companies on business transformation for breakthrough performance results and she consults business owners and startup companies on rapid business development. She has 10 Industry Certifications and as a workflow management expert she has consulted organizations to increase their speed to market eighty percent faster than their competitors. On a mission to end corporate slavery, Maria is dedicated to inspiring people, showing them a better way to work, helping people realize their dreams, and helping organizations get better results.
Janani is an Experienced Enterprise Agile Coach, Scrum Ambassadors Trainer & Personal Agility Life Coach & SAFe Program Consultant. She has been inspiring Leaders, Teams and Organizations on Agile Transformation and Developing High Performing teams for the last 15 years.
Janani brings unique Tech-Management & Entrepreneurial experience in her journey as Software Engineer, Project Manager, ScrumMaster, Agile Trainer, Enterprise Agile Coach, Community Leader and Founder of Agility Tune-Up & Personal Agility Sri Lanka.
Coaching & Trainer is not only her Profession but her Passion. She is the only licensed trainer in Sri Lanka to Deliver Certified Scrum Courses from Scrum Ambassadors. She has inspired more than 1000 + agile aspirants from Asia, US & Europe for last 5 years.
As an Enterprise Agile coach, she supports leaders in designing an Agile Ecosystems in Organizations so company culture, strategy and process can live in harmony with Agile values & principles to achieve Business Agility. She has served as a coach for several large-scale agile transformations from Telecom, Marketing and Banking & Healthcare Industries.
She has been serving as a Jury member to World's Agility Forum for the last two years. She also serves as Global Goodwill Ambassador and Advisor to Scrum Alliance Agile Coaching Retreats.
Imesha is an experienced digital media professional with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry for more than 5 years. Currently, she is working as an Assistant Manager - Digital Media at Mindshare global providing strategic guidance to many local and global brands in many industries including FMCG, Automobile, Healthcare, Education sector, Banking, and Finance and E-commerce. Skilled in media planning and buying, crafting strategy, content, and marketing communication with a Bachelor of Business Management degree specialized in Marketing from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. She is currently reading her MBA at Postgraduate Institute of Management at University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Her journey started as a blogger/writer and a lecturer. But she started her digital marketing journey at Ogilvy Digital Sri Lanka. She also works as a visiting lecturer at many universities and works as an external quality assurer for City and Guilds. Her contribution to various corporate training programs such as Suhuruliya, empowering women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka and many other helped to enhance the digital marketing knowledge of professionals.
Minoli is an experienced content marketing consultant and a digital content strategist with over 15 years of experience in the industry and she helps brands create a strong content strategy to reach and influence audiences.
She is currently working as the Founder & the Content Marketing Consultant at The Mini Project, Singapore. In addition to several years of hands-on experience in content marketing, Minoli has more than a decade of experience in branding, marketing communications, influencer marketing, social media marketing and digital community building.
Having worked for a good number of both local and global brands in banking, FMCG, insurance, Education and healthcare industries in terms of digital media planning / buying and strategy, Chandranath Gamage is currently heading the paid media team at Ogilvy Digital.
Following his graduation from University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJP) with a Bsc. Marketing (Special) degree, he then became a certified digital marketer with reputed professional qualifications. He has been serving the industry for 6+ years as a digital marketer and has tried out reaching new horizons in everything he undertook, making sure the maximum return is grabbed from the investment done.
He is currently serving as a visiting lecturer at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura for Digital Marketing and has participated in several events and knowledge forums as a trainer and a resource person.
Nisal de Silva is a Sri Lankan based data-driven digital marketing professional with over 9+ years of experience in the industry. He is specialized in Digital Branding, Digital Strategy, Paid ,and Organic Digital Execution & Web/Data analytics segments. Nisal has worked with over 60+ local and global brands during his digital career in a senior manager/senior consultant capacity.
Nisal currently works as a Digital Director for one of the world’s leading digital agency (2018 – Present) and before that he has worked in few other leading global digital agencies and start-up space focusing on digital strategy and execution. He is also the co-founder of ignited and Millennial Asian Lecturer Tech and Educational YouTube channel.
He also works as a senior visiting lecturer in multiple local universities focusing on Digital analytics, Digital Strategy ,and consumer behavior.
Ama is a digital native who possesses extensive knowledge of the varied aspects of Digital Marketing (Digital Strategy, Content Strategy and Digital Planning). Over the years, He has garnered expertise working for global and local brands focusing on FMCG, Fintech, IT and insurance.
While he is a full-time professional in the digital advertising industry working as a Senior Manager for Isobar Sri Lanka (Dentsu Aegis Network), he is also a visiting lecturer for some of the renowned digital marketing institutes in Sri Lanka.
Suranga Priyashantha is a practising digital Marketer based in Sydney, Australia. Suranga holds over 16 years of industry experience both at strategic and functional levels in Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Training and Consultancy. He currently serves as the Director of Digital Marketing and Growth at Afterpay one of the fastest-growing global Fin-tech companies currently operating in Australia, NewZealand, United Kingdom and the United States.
Suranga founded Asia Pacific Institute of Digital Marketing (formerly eBusiness Academy) in 2009 through which he pioneered digital marketing education and training in Sri Lanka. He has partnered with a number of global training and educational institutions and digital platforms including General Assembly, Facebook and Google. Through various initiatives such as seminars, webinars, workshops, industry panels, course programs and consultancy he has trained over 1500 business executives, entrepreneurs and students in the Asia Pacific region.
Suranga started his digital marketing career in 2004 as an eCommerce Executive at Roomsnet International, a leading online travel agency. Having lead a number of innovative campaigns and product innovations over 6 years he finished at Roomsnet as the General Manager eMarketing. He then joined Netstarter (Sri Lanka) as the Head of search marketing and later joined Netstarter (Australia) and served as the Head of analytics and performance optimisation. In 2014, he joined Fairfax Media, the leading news media publisher in Australia as the Head of Digital Marketing.
Suranga obtained his bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management from the University of Jayewardenepura and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom.
A Digital Marketing professional with over 15 years of experience, Amitha is one of the earliest adopters to the digital transformation wave in the profession of marketing. He is one of the most experienced digital strategists in Sri Lanka, and spearheaded digital strategy for some leading local and multinational brands.
He started his career in digital marketing in 2004, at a time when the topic of digital marketing wasn't mainstream among the marketing fraternity in Sri Lanka. He joined a Colombo-based online travel agency (Roomsnet.com), catering to European travelers, as an eCommerce executive and held the position of eCommerce manager when he finished his six-year tenure with the company.
In 2010, Amitha joined the global advertising giant Ogilvy as the head of [email protected], a new business unit specializing in digital advertising. Under his leadership, [email protected] grew into being the pioneering digital agency in Sri Lanka serving many local and multinational companies. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura on the subject of Digital Marketing, and he is the lead trainer at the Asia Pacific Institute of Digital Marketing (APIDM). He has addressed many forums in Digital Marketing and technology field held in Colombo, Mumbai, and Cambodia. Amitha obtained his bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from the Postgraduate Institute of Management at the same university.
Chamara has over 15+ years of experience in the Digital and Technology space and has contributed both his knowledge and experience in tech startups in the past 10+ years.
He has successfully led and scale teams to design and bring new ideas to life and has had the rare and valuable opportunity of having co-founded 2 software consulting firms which catered to clients in UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Canada, and Latvia which invariably continue to gather knowledge and expertise in tech space.
Chamara is currently the Funder & CEO at Next Digital Innovations (Pvt) Ltd. Prior to starting Next Digital Innovations, Chamara was the Chief Operating Officer at Moneyworkz.lk. His exposure includes positions such as Chief Operating Officer at zMessenger, Chief Technology Officer at Yoho Bed, Director Marketing at Cinergix/Creately and Calcey Technologies. He Co-founded Xiteb (Pvt) Ltd and Minlo Technologies (Pvt) Ltd.
An enthusiastic digital marketing professional based in Sri Lanka, Udara Dharmasena is currently working for Facebook ASP at Roar Global as the VP - Client Success and is also a lecturer at Asia Pacific Institute of Digital Marketing (APIDM). A strategic thinker and a marketer in lieu with all the modern global trends, Udara has played a significant role in conceptualizing, planning and implementing digital marketing strategies for reputed brands across Sri Lanka.
A Post Graduate Diploma holder in Marketing from SLIM, Udara is known for his ability to think out of the box and generate ideas that give real results. He is well known as an individual who likes to keep abreast with all the new digital marketing news and trends as well as share it with those to whom it matters the most.
With plenty of prior experience working in non-government organizations sector, Udara has played an undeniably important role in the Mobile for Development (Mobile4D) Projects implemented by Sarvodaya-Fusion in bringing Smartphone technologies to rural parts of Sri Lanka.
He also went on to win the Cannes Young Lions competition (2017) in Cyber Category in Sri Lanka along with his team member and they competed at the global competition in Cannes, France.
A dedicated and committed individual, Udara’s specialty relies in Paid media and he is an active digital marketing trainer.
Gayathri holds a decade of experience in fields of Digital Marketing, Online Branding and Communications Strategy, eCommerce and Online Revenue Optimization. She currently works for Amadeus Hospitality, one of the largest travel technology companies in the world, by providing strategic direction to luxury hotels and resorts in the Indian Sub-continent and Indian Ocean.She is professionally a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM) and is a certified Google Partner. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Staffordshire University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Computing and Information Systems by the University of Wales.
Emma leads a team of content marketers at a global digital agency headquartered in New York. She has worked with companies worldwide and across sectors, from Spain to Australia, and from IT to fashion, developing end-to-end content marketing strategies as well as delivering specialized content marketing services.
Wasantha Darshana has been at the cutting edge of digital marketing in Sri Lanka from its very infancy and, as well as attaining Certified Digital Marketer and Chartered Marketer status, became the only Sri Lankan so far to qualify as a Chartered PR Practitioner.
He was among the first to employ Google AdWords in Sri Lanka after it was introduced in 2000 and has gone on to train more than 10,000 professionals in IT and digital transformation in the banking and BPO sectors.
He has established himself as an experienced and innovative C-Suite Executive, excelling in start-ups and high-growth environments and demonstrating acumen in shaping and executing strategic visions aimed at transforming corporate landscapes in the healthcare and technology sectors.
He is currently the Group Marketing and Communications Director at Kingsley Healthcare Group, one of the top twenty healthcare companies, in the UK.
Wasantha is a qualified and experienced Director with a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance and Company Direction and has held over 40 Exec and Non-Exec Directorships for cross-sector enterprises covering Finance, Travel, Management Consultancy, Capital Investment, BPO & Real Estate.
Infas is an expert in data-driven digital marketing with 10+ years of experience in the digital domain with hands-on exposures not only in Sri Lanka but also in different regions such as Middle East, Africa & South Asia.
He is currently Heading the global online marketing & ad operations for Saltside group which operates leading classified platforms in Sri Lanka (ikman.lk), Bangladesh (Bikroy.com) & Ghana (Tonaton.com) he has exposure working.
Prior to Joining Saltside in 2014 he was part of founding team at [email protected] Sri Lanka driving digital marketing strategies & executions for multinational clients from various industries, Infas Iqbal holds Business Administration degree from Staffordshire University, UK
Mohenesh is the highest globally & locally awarded digital planner in Sri Lanka. He's currently the Vice President at Isobar. Formerly he served as the A/Director – Digital Strategy at GroupM Sri Lanka, And to that he was the “Head of Digital” for Team Unilever & Mindshare (2015 to 2017).
He has won the “Campaign Asia - Digital Media Agency of the Year” on 3 separate occasions, which recognises inspired leadership, management excellence & business performance. His efforts have won him a converted "WARC Media GOLD" & a "SMARTIES GOLD" which is considered the 2 biggest achievements in Marketing for a local Brand/Agency on a global scale. Locally he has also won the only Effie Gold to date that was driven digitally and the only person to be a part of 3 Effie GOLD winning teams among the 70+ metals he has bagged during his carrier.
Over a period of 7 years, his lecturing efforts have helped 4,000+ students and business owners embrace digital marketing. He’s the most globally published thought leader in the field of digital marketing in Sri Lanka, where many of his think pieces have been featured on some of the most reputed publications in the world. With over 300 articles, lectures, conference appearances, and a few quotes that got shared, he's now one of the most followed within the industry.
I help brands to unlock the Power of Digital Marketing and share the amazing experiences and learning gained from it.
I have worked over a decade in different verticals namely in business development, customer service, international logistics, INGOs and digital marketing industries. I'm further developing new skills and renewing the love I have for digital marketing while working and collaborating with others from different fields.
Navoda is an experienced digital marketer with over 10 years of experience specializing in the areas of SEO, PPC, Social Media, eCommerce, and Web Analytics. She started her career in online marketing in 2009 as an intern at eMarketingEye (EME) Pvt Ltd, a leading online marketing agency in Sri Lanka mainly catering to the travel and tourism sector both locally and internationally. During her tenure at EME as the Manager - Online Marketing, she managed a team of online marketing professionals and led SEO and PPC campaigns for globally renowned hotel chains.
In 2014, Navoda joined ODEL PLC as the Manager - eCommerce to manage the digital marketing strategy including SEO, PPC, Social media, Email, and other online marketing activities to drive online sales for ODEL.
In 2015, she joined Dilmah Tea as the Manager - Digital Marketing in managing innovative digital marketing campaigns for the Dilmah brand globally. Navoda is currently working as an independent digital marketing professional in addition to working as the Manager - Digital Marketing at Cenmetrix and CEMEX HRM on a part-time basis. She has also served at multiple organizations (Manager- Brand Engagement and Corporate Communications at DFCC Bank and Head of Digital Marketing at Dusit Thani Sri Lanka) on a short term contract basis.
Navoda obtained her BA Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Colombo in 2009 and she completed her MBA from the University of Colombo in 2013. She also holds CIM qualification (DIP M) which she obtained in 2009.
Fazlan has demonstrated proven 8 plus years in the field of Sales, Communications, and Digital Marketing. Currently working in one of the leading Digital Agency in Sri Lanka Ogilvy Digital and serving leading Brands in Sri Lanka, by providing guidance, strategic insights to align corporate goals. He is also developing targeted Digital Campaigns to position the brands in different Digital Spaces.
Fazlan has persuaded his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Postgraduate Institute of Management offered by The University of Sri Jayawardanapura, he has completed his Professional Qualification from Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, He is a Certified Professional Marketer (Asia) and completed his Bachelor's Degree in Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK). He is also an Associate Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (MSLIM)
Mariam is an award-winning strategist, consultant, and international speaker on human capital engagement to build strategies to engage different generations in your business.
In her role as Vice President in Wattleshire, Australia, her work spans Accountancy member education, HR Technology in workforce engagement solutions, Higher Education industry, Public sector, & multicultural community organisations.
She also lecturers in areas of Ethics and Sustainability, Human Capital Psychology, Consumer and Economic Psychology, and Social Media for Professionals, in face to face and online programmes for both academic institutions and professional bodies.
She lecturers and facilitates programmes for
Her thoughts and views on Ethics, Sustainability, and Human Capital Engagement are widely sought after at Accountancy, Audit and Human Resources Conferences by
She has spoken in global locations across Australia, Asia Pacific and MENASA regions; as well as their official publications, global webinars and online media.
Her advocacy efforts have been recognized with industry accolades, where Mariam was awarded
Combining Business Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, & Socioeconomic insights, her approach to her lecturing and delivery focuses on individual students’ requirements with a holistic simple view to explaining concepts and principles for easy understanding.
She is respected in her domain, & has 31,000 social media followers.
Umair Wolid a multiple award-winning Digital Marketing professionals who have over 12 years of experience in Digital Marketing fraternity Umair weights a variety of skills in the Digital Marketing fraternity, he shaped Sri Lanka’s leading News Publisher Wijeya Newspapers Digital strategy for 11 years.
Currently he is specializing in concepts such as Programmatic Advertising, Social Listening and Data Management Platforms at Digital X. Umair is a Chartered Marketer (2013/14), MCIM (UK) and holds an MBA from Bucks New University, UK. Further, Umair is a corporate trainer/speaker on digital media-related topics.
As a Digital Ad Trafficker, Siddhartho has closely associated with Building, Managing, Developing and Facilitating the entire process of a Digital Ad Campaign. Effectively manage campaign life cycle, including scheduling, delivery, tracking and reporting of advertising campaigns.
Heshan Perera is currently working as the Architect / Manager - IoT Platform at ZONE 24x7 and has years of experience in the field of product management, remote monitoring and management, software architecture and delivery management targeted at top tier 1 retailers in the U.S. Also, as a lecturer, he disseminates his knowledge & expertise in software engineering, information security and IoT.
Milinda is a certified digital marketer with 15+ years of experience in the digital domain. Specializing in digital strategy and execution for Sri Lanka’s No 1 Telco for the last 10 years. Possess comprehensive knowledge of tools coupled with an analytical background to excel in growth hacking.
Živilė is an experienced Business Development Professional with a demonstrated history of working in multiple industries (advertisement, manufacturing, lasers). Skilled in Negotiation, Team Management, Project Management and Business Development in new markets. Strong business oriented professional with analytical mindset and Bachelor degree in Applied Physics from Kauno Technologijos University.
Isuru Samarasinghe is currently working as the Engineering Lead at ZONE 24x7 and he is an experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Further, he is skilled in in Java EE, SQL, MongoDB, Node js, Angular JS, Spring, Hibernate, Requirements Analysis, and JMS.
Ishrath Ahmed is currently working as the Product Support Manager at ZONE 24x7 with an years of experience in the fields of Product Management, Technical Support, Operational Support and Technical QA for Fortune 500 Tier-1 retailers listed in the United States. His areas of expertise include strong communication, analytical skills and domain knowledge in the areas of Remote Monitoring and Management, RF Inventory Robots and Electronic Shelf Labels.
Asanka Alwis is currently working as the Director / Chief of Staff at ZONE 24x7 with a proven ability to groom engineering teams in order to maximize company profitability and efficiency. He further owns over 8 years of experience in working with customers in USA, Norway, Malaysia and Sri Lanka managing delivery of cutting-edge solutions.
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