Date

March 25, 2021

Time

4.00 PM AEST | 11.30 AM IST

Description

The third digital seminar of Sri Lanka and Australia Bilateral trade Opportunities series, will speak of the tech and non-tech start-ups’ in Sri Lanka who are ready to venture into Australia. Our panel of experts from Sri Lanka and Australia will share their knowledge on how such start-ups’ can access the Australian market, what are the challenges ahead, and how to manage the transition.

Our Panellists

Jeevan is the visionary behind Sri Lanka’s first operational IT Park – Orion City, home to some of the world’s leading IT firms. He also serves as the CEO of Anton one of the largest plastic manufacturers in the country. Providence founded by Jeevan and his brother in 2007 serves as a web application development company. This has now grown to include Providence BPO. His latest venture SAKS (SA Knowledge Services), incorporated in 2012 now offers customized and flexible outsourcing solutions in financial services, research & analytics and legal process outsourcing. Jeevan is a mentor and facilitator for entrepreneurial development for youth in Sri Lanka. He is active member of SLASSCOM and helps in many initiatives driven by the Entrepreneurship and Marketing Forum. Jeevan is a founder member of the Lanka Angel Network. Jeevan is the Founder/MD of Veracity AI a successful startup focused on AI/ML. Primarily focused on BFSI, Capital Markets, Manufacturing and FMCG sector.

Randhula de Silva is the Founder and CEO of GoodLife X pvt Ltd, and works as a catalyst to empower startups and SMEs in the sustainable sectors to disrupt the old and transition into the new economy through technology and digitization. Former CEO and currently a member of the board at Hatch works, and former Chief Disrupter at GIZ Sri Lanka, sphere heading future of work and innovation in entrepreneurship in the SME sector. She currently sits on boards of Directors at Trace Expert City, and is Director of the Sri Lankan chapter of the Global Entrepreneurship Network. Randhula has built programs focusing on women in business, peer to peer mentoring, open innovation, and initiating a FabLabs and working with maker communities in Sri Lanka.

Peter George is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sportech Industries, and inventor of the MyCall® No Ball Detector, a technology that automatically detects front-foot no balls in cricket. Peter has combined his background in Mechanical Engineering with his 14-year professional cricketing career, which included playing at state level and in the Australian Test Cricket team. Peter’s responsibilities with Sportech encompass leading product and business development which has included development of the MyCall® user interface with Sri Lankan-based developer Mitra Innovation.

Suzy George is Co-Founder and CEO of Sportech Industries where she oversees strategy, management, and marketing of MyCall®. Suzy also supports women to become more confident in leadership roles through her involvement in the Queensland Government’s Female Founders program and The University of Queensland’s Lead Hers initiative. Suzy was instrumental in raising start-up capital and grant funding for MyCall® and has put in the place the fundamentals for successful commercialization. She has a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Marketing, and a strong background in project management and complex legal transactions.

David has more than 35 years of experience as a commercial lawyer in private and corporate practice.

He has a special interest in mergers and acquisitions; regularly advising clients on due diligence, acquisition and sales, and restructuring to private equity, public companies and small to medium sized businesses. David is known for delivering legal advice that is practical, commercially sound and easy to understand. He ensures the business teams follow the golden rule: always seek to understand the client first – their industry, individual needs and circumstances – before providing proactive advice to grow and add value in their business. A well-grounded commercial lawyer, David makes valuable contributions to many clients’ business affairs and serves as Chair and Advisor to many SME boards. His expertise- mergers, acquisitions &disposals/ Franchising, licensing and distribution/Finance and Capital raising/Competition/Innovation and intellectual property/Governance and risk management. David is also active at Board level for both Governance and Advisory Boards of businesses that operate in BioTech, Storage, Manufacturing and Technology industries.