Adheesha is a renowned performance marketing leader in Sri Lanka, with a regional reputation specializing in tech. With over a decade of marketing experience of which 4 years in Tech marketing, he's worked with both multinational and local brands in Sri Lanka and Cambodia, focusing mainly on FinTech. Adheesha has held pivotal roles in the recent years in his career, including Head of Growth (Vice President) at Koko Buy Now Pay Later (an Alibaba Group company), Growth Manager at Genie (an Axiata Group company), and Digital Performance Manager (Head of Digital) at Wing Bank (Cambodia) PLC, bootstrapping their growth through effective performance marketing strategies. Apart from his corporate success, Adheesha is a visiting lecturer at the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, a sought-after corporate trainer, and a consultant in digital marketing and technology. He is the youngest Doctoral(DBA) student of the first batch of Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM-USJP) and has completed his MBA from the same institute (PIM-USJP). He holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Business Management(2nd Class Upper Division) from the University College of Dublin, Ireland. He is also a member of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM-UK) and the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (MCS-SL).
Dallas currently works as the Head of Product at Pure SEO and is part of their Senior Leadership Team. He currently leads 22+ brilliant digital marketers in the SEO, Content, Web Dev, and Social teams at Pure SEO which are under my purview. I spearhead product & technology design, development, and delivery. I also guest lecture at Unitec, the Marketing Association & Crown Institute.
He has a world-leading SEO certification from SEO Toolset - personally trained under Bruce Clay and he is a Google certified marketer in Analytics and AdWords. He has been doing Search Engine Optimisation & PPC advertising since 2008.
He previously co-founded a web & mobile app development company in Sri Lanka and holds multiple industry-leading SEO certifications. Dallas is also a Google certified marketer in Analytics and AdWords.
He is interested in the intersection between digital media & business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Auckland – a Film, TV & Media Studies major, and a Diploma in Business from Auckland University of Technology.
As an agile delivery expert, Niroshan works with organizations to deliver high-profile projects and optimize delivery strategies. As an agile coach, Niroshan helps organizations with agile transformation strategies.
He is the founder of www.agilegreat.com and currently works as the head of projects at a UK-based Technology Scale-up. Working in highly diverse cultures over the twelve years, in global corporate giants such as Pearson, HSBC and fast-growing tech Netherlands scale-ups, I bring my expertise to companies who are looking for effective agile delivery and agile transformation strategy, product development, team building.
As a trainer and a speaker, his purpose is to educate and inspire you, spark discussion and motivate change through game-changing agile strategies. He motivates others to pursue their goals, leads and coaches professionals with the intention of making their career a better one! Niro is a go-getter and a personal coach with a greater vision to inspire people to live their own personal potential.
Darren Pullenayegam is a passionate Customer Relations and Sales Professional, with over 10 years of experience. He specializes in building healthy Customer Relationships through the use of CRM technology and interpersonal communication. He has been employed at brands such as NDB Bank, Classic Travel, HSBC Bank and Uber Eats which has helped gain valuable insights into the customer mindset.
Darren is currently operating as the Assistant Manager - Sales & Enrollments, for the Asia Pacific Institute of Digital Marketing. As the focal point of customer inquiries, he has helped build the Sales Process, through which both the organization and the customer are mutually benefited.
He is also a passionate Toastmaster and Public Speaker with over 6 years of experience and has achieved the Advanced Leader Bronze and Advanced Communicator Silver Awards, from Toastmasters International.
Ruwani is an experienced sales professional who’s worked with leading technology companies; Microsoft, Salesforce and Oracle. She is based in Singapore and worked in markets covering Asia and ANZ as she always admired diversity in global cultures. Ruwani has over 9 years of experience in B2B sales for CRM and Digital marketing software.
The epitome of Sales is being the CEO of your business (territory). Selling has evolved to a science with a mix of entrepreneurial skills, value-based offerings, risk vs return and interpersonal relationship biases. Sharing these skills and developing sales leaders is Ruwani’s passion.
Ruwani’s academic journey started off completing Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing at CIM UK. She has an MBA from the University of Wales. Ruwani is certified in Oxford executive leadership program in Said Business school Oxford University and certified in Organizational Design for Digital Transformation at MIT Sloan School of Management.
Zamreen is a well experienced & energetic motivational speaker & corporate trainer who has changed & turnaround companies with his remarkable skills. As an Internationally Certified trainer, he has served for 75+ brands and trained 25,000 + Private & Public sector employees, Entrepreneurs & students Locally and Internationally.
He currently serves as a Director of Glinmax Holdings (Pvt)Ltd. & Softlab Solutions (Pvt)Ltd. Further, he is attached to some leading Higher education campuses as a senior visiting lecturer for subjects of Marketing & Management.
Further, he is a part of many training providers in the country delivering his expertise on the subject & skills-oriented training as inbound, outbound & adventure-based sessions.
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 Neo@Ogilvy, a new business unit specializing in digital advertising. Under his leadership, Neo@Ogilvy 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 Neo@Ogilvy Sri Lanka driving digital marketing strategies & executions for multinational clients from various industries, Infas Iqbal holds Business Administration degree from Staffordshire University, UK
With over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, he is Sri Lanka's most internationally and locally awarded marketer and currently serves as Vice President, dentsu communications at dentsu. He was previously the A/Director—Digital Strategy at GroupM Sri Lanka and the "Head of Digital" for Team Unilever and Mindshare. Among the 110 plus awards he has won, he’s the only person to be part of six Effie GOLD-winning teams, all of which were incidentally driven digitally.
His work has resulted in the two most significant global marketing achievements to date for Sri Lanka. He has also served on jury panels for The Drum Awards, Cresta, Effies, NYF Advertising Awards, MMA Smarties, Dragons of Asia, and WINA World Independent Advertising Awards. In over seven years, his lectures have aided over 6,000 students and business owners in adopting digital media marketing. He is the most widely published digital marketing thought leader in Sri Lanka, with many of his articles appearing in the world's most prestigious publications. With over 400 articles, lectures, conference appearances, and a few quotes under his belt, he has become one of the industry's most followed thought leaders.
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.
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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.
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.
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