Ramesh Shanmuganathan

A Visionary, Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur and Seasoned Digital, IT & Business Executive, Leader and Strategist.

Vita

Ramesh is a seasoned Digital cum Business Executive, Leader and Strategist who is dynamic, passionate, accomplished, balanced, multi-faceted, experienced having provided effective stewardship for many organizations, including premier, blue-chip, conglomerates, working in some of the most competitive markets in the technology industry. He has over 20 years of experience, with 15+ at the C-level, in Sri Lanka, USA and India with an operational footprint covering territories such as USA, Canada, UK, Nordics, UAE, Australia and emerging markets.

Ramesh is known for his innovative, creative and results-oriented leadership in building, transforming and managing businesses with an acute focus on achieving exceptional results, consistently, in highly competitive environments. His focused execution is built on his business acumen, strategic thinking, inspirational leadership, and building high performance teams with a single minded focus on delighting customers and driving exceptional transformation which has most often than not set the pace for the industry to follow suit.

Ramesh also has the rare distinction of being amongst the top 1% of my class, Hayes-Fulbright scholar and one of the youngest CEOs as well as the youngest CIOs at John Keells to date. He presently leads the Digital, IT and related Business strategy/execution for the John Keells Group, spanning 7 industry verticals with a gross turn-over in excess of US$ 800m, as it's Executive Vice President / Global CIO whilst providing leadership for the Group's IT Consultancy Organization, SGIT, as its CEO. He was awarded the prestigious Chairman's Award in recognition of his stewardship in transforming the Group's IT function to a profit-center with a broader client portfolio in a short span of 3 years.

He was recently recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Technology Leaders in Asia.

Memoir

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2006 Current

John Keells Holdings PLC

Executive Vice President / Group CIO

2006 Current

SGIT/John Keells Holdings PLC

Executive Vice President / CEO

2004 11 / 2005

John Keells Computer Services

Vice President / Head of Strategy & New Business Initiatives ( whilst being CEO of KBSL)

2001 11 / 2005

KBSL Information Technologies Limited

Vice President / Chief Executive Officer

06 / 1999 11 / 2000

KBSL Information Technologies Limited

Head of Enterprise Technology Services

06 / 1998 05 / 1999

University of Rochester, New York, USA

Senior Research Engineer

08 / 1997 04 / 1999

Rochester Institute of Technology

Teaching Assistant

06 / 1994 07 / 1997

DMS Electronics Ltd

Senior Systems Engineer

0 2016

TOP 50 Most Influential Technology Leaders in South Asia

Executive Vice President / Group CIO - John Keells Holdings PLC

0 2011

John Keells Group - Chairman's Award

Executive Vice President / Group CIO - John Keells Holdings PLC

0 11 / 2005

IBM Leadership Award - Best Business Partner CEO of the YEAR

Vice President / Chief Executive Officer - Keells Business Systems Limited

0 05 / 1999

Masters Degree with Phi Kappa Phi Honours with a GPA of 4.00/4.00

Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

0 11 / 1997

Recipient of the Hayes-Fulbright Scholarship 1997-1999

United States Education Foundation, New York

0 04 / 1994

Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering with FIRST CLASS Honours

University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

2006 Current

John Keells Holdings PLC

Executive Vice President / Group CIO

Executive Vice President/ Group CIO Jan 2006 to date ,John Keells Holdings PLC (www.keells.com ),
Sri Lanka. Diversified Conglomerate with presence in Food & beverages, Transport, Leisure, Information
Technology, BPO, Financial Services, Property Development, etc. Geographic presence in Sri Lanka, Male,
India, Bangladesh, Dubai, Scandinavia, UK and USA. Group's Turn over FY 2012/13 : US$ 800m; Total
number of companies: 75+; Group's Total no. of employees:12,000+ ; Group's IT Annual budget : US$ 10+m ( Opex); IT Asset base in excess of US$ 75m.

2006 Current

SGIT/John Keells Holdings PLC

Executive Vice President / CEO

SGIT provides end-to-end consulting and professional services and can help their customers maximize the
returns of their investment whilst optimizing the total cost of ownership.um benefit as quickly as possible
and helping ensure that the technology is straightforward to use and easy to administer. Comprehensive
services, built on best practices, including preinstalled infrastructure, integration and jump-start delivery
services, further enhance the power of SAP HANA. SGIT also offers customers both proactive and reactive
247 support, defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and regular system health checks apart from
Greenfield SAP implementations. This was setup from ground up to be a US$ 8m unit whilst running a full-
fledged CIO's Office for the John Keells Group of companies.

2004 11 / 2005

John Keells Computer Services

Vice President / Head of Strategy & New Business Initiatives ( whilst being CEO of KBSL)

Director Strategy and New Business Initiatives Jan 2004-Dec 2005,John Keells Computer Services
(www.jkcsworld.com), Sri Lanka. ( whilst holding the position of Director/CEO of Keells Business Systems Ltd). A Software services provider for the Global Aviation industry. Turn over FY 2004/5 : US$ 8m; Total
no. of employees: 250+

2001 11 / 2005

KBSL Information Technologies Limited

Vice President / Chief Executive Officer

Leading Systems Integration company in Sri Lanka addressing key verticals such as Service provider,
Banking & Financials Services, Diversified Conglomerates and Manufacturing with partnerships with
Leading Industry brands such as IBM, Cisco, Avaya, HP, NetApps, Veritas, Tekelec, Juniper, Foundry,
Microsoft, I-flex, Nokia, etc. Turn over FY 2004/5 : US$ 10m; Total no. of employees: 150+.

06 / 1999 11 / 2000

KBSL Information Technologies Limited

Head of Enterprise Technology Services

Leading IT Solutions company in Sri Lanka which was into Mobiles, Personal Computers, Servers,
Telecommunications, etc with Leading Industry brands such as IBM, Avaya, etc. Turn over FY 1997/98
was US$ 4m; Total no. of employees: 250+. Restructured the multiple, business units to an Integrated Systems Integration arm within a short span of 2 years which resulted in the entire company, KBSL, getting
rebranded and one of the most sought after Systems Integrator to date in the Sri Lankan market.

06 / 1998 05 / 1999

University of Rochester, New York, USA

Senior Research Engineer

a. Project Management experience of managing the roll-out of the US$ 15+ m project, together with NEC/
Cisco for a campus wide Voice/Data network for University of Rochester b. Research & development experience in working together with NYSERNET and other fellow university colleagues to improve the design and infrastructure for Internet 2 initiatives

08 / 1997 04 / 1999

Rochester Institute of Technology

Teaching Assistant

06 / 1994 07 / 1997

DMS Electronics Ltd

Senior Systems Engineer

0 2016

TOP 50 Most Influential Technology Leaders in South Asia

Executive Vice President / Group CIO - John Keells Holdings PLC

Executive Vice President/ Group CIO Jan 2006 to date ,John Keells Holdings PLC (www.keells.com ),
Sri Lanka. Diversified Conglomerate with presence in Food & beverages, Transport, Leisure, Information
Technology, BPO, Financial Services, Property Development, etc. Geographic presence in Sri Lanka, Male,
India, Bangladesh, Dubai, Scandinavia, UK and USA. Group's Turn over FY 2015/16 : US$ 800m; Total
number of companies: 75+; Group's Total no. of employees:12,000+ ; Group's IT Annual budget : US$ 10+m ( Opex); IT Asset base in excess of US$ 75m.

0 2011

John Keells Group - Chairman's Award

Executive Vice President / Group CIO - John Keells Holdings PLC

SGIT provides end-to-end consulting and professional services and can help their customers maximize the
returns of their investment whilst optimizing the total cost of ownership.um benefit as quickly as possible
and helping ensure that the technology is straightforward to use and easy to administer. Comprehensive
services, built on best practices, including preinstalled infrastructure, integration and jump-start delivery
services, further enhance the power of SAP HANA. SGIT also offers customers both proactive and reactive
247 support, defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and regular system health checks apart from
Greenfield SAP implementations. This was setup from ground up to be a US$ 8m unit whilst running a full-
fledged CIO's Office for the John Keells Group of companies.

0 11 / 2005

IBM Leadership Award - Best Business Partner CEO of the YEAR

Vice President / Chief Executive Officer - Keells Business Systems Limited

Leading Systems Integration company in Sri Lanka addressing key verticals such as Service provider,
Banking & Financials Services, Diversified Conglomerates and Manufacturing with partnerships with
Leading Industry brands such as IBM, Cisco, Avaya, HP, NetApps, Veritas, Tekelec, Juniper, Foundry,
Microsoft, I-flex, Nokia, etc. Turn over FY 2004/5 : US$ 10m; Total no. of employees: 150+.

0 05 / 1999

Masters Degree with Phi Kappa Phi Honours with a GPA of 4.00/4.00

Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

0 11 / 1997

Recipient of the Hayes-Fulbright Scholarship 1997-1999

United States Education Foundation, New York

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

0 04 / 1994

Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering with FIRST CLASS Honours

University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Proselytism

See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

2012 2018

International School of Management, Paris, France

International Business Management

Doctor of Business Administration

1997 1999

Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA

Information Technology & Computer

Masters in Computer Science and Information Technology with Phi Kappa Phi Honours

1995 1997

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Sri Lanka

General Management

Masters in Business Administration with Honours

1990 1994

University of Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Electronics & Telecommuications Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering with First Class Honours

1989 1992

British Computer Society

Computer and Communications Engineering

1988 1991

Engineering Council

Electronics and Computer Engineering

1979 1987

Royal College

Double Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Finesse

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Strategic IT Management

Information Security Management

Requirements Analysis

Operations Management

Strategic Partnerships

iSMAC - IOT, Social,Mobile, Analytics and Cloud

Business Intelligence

Enterprise Software

Strategic Sourcing

IT Management

Team Management

Telecommunications

Business Analysis

IT Governance

Management

Sales Management

Restructuring of Businesses

Project Portfolio Management

Pre-sales

Outsourcing

Governance

Strategy

Enterprise Architecture

Vendor Management

Unified Communications

Business Planning

Project Management

Enterprise Digital Strategy and Execution

Integration

Change Management

Marketing Management

IT Strategy

Team Leadership

IT Service Management

Leadership

Human Capital Management

Business Development

Enterprise Mobility

Information Technology

Business/ IT alignment

ERP

Strategic Planning

Cloud Computing

Business Strategy

Business Process Re-engineering

New Business Development

IT Portfolio Management

Contract Management

Personnel Management

CRM

Attache

Take a look at a few of my favorite projects I’ve started or been a part of during the course of my career.

Cloud Adoption @ John Keells with Microsoft and AWS

Data Center Consolidation @ John Keells with Cisco,VMware and NetApps

Unified Communication @ John Keells with Cisco

Human Capital Management @ John Keells with SAP

Retail @ John Keells with SAP

SAP ECC 6.0 Upgrade @ John Keells

Hospitality Solution @ John Keells with SAP and INDRA

SAP IFRS @ John Keells

Data Center Migration @ John Keells

myPortal @ John Keells with SAP and Microsoft

Universal Identity and Access Management @ John Keells with IBM and Microsoft

3PL Warehouse Management @ John Keells with SAP

JV between Air Arabia & John Keells

Offshore Development Center @ Mercator- Emirates

Groupwide, Islandwide Intranet @ John Keells with Lucent, Cisco and SLT

Core Banking Implementation @ NTB Bank with iflex

Core Banking Implementation @ NDB Bank with iflex

Islandwide, MPLS Core Network @ SLT with Juniper and Cisco

SS7 Signalling @ Dialog with Tekelec

Contact Center @ Dialog with Lucent

Contact Center @ SLT with Avaya

Islandwide, private network for John Keells Group with Lucent and Cisco

Cloud based collabration @ John Keells with Microsoft O365

Campus-wide, converged network@ University of Rochester with Cisco and NEC

Internet-2 and IPv6 initiative with NSF @ University of Rochester

SOC/NOC for INTERNET operations @ SLT with HP and CA

SAP ERP Implementation @ Ceylon Pencils

Group-wide Digitalisation Initiative

Cloud Adoption @ John Keells with Microsoft and AWS

Data Center Consolidation @ John Keells with Cisco,VMware and NetApps

Unified Communication @ John Keells with Cisco

Human Capital Management @ John Keells with SAP

Retail @ John Keells with SAP

SAP ECC 6.0 Upgrade @ John Keells

Hospitality Solution @ John Keells with SAP and INDRA

SAP IFRS @ John Keells

Data Center Migration @ John Keells

myPortal @ John Keells with SAP and Microsoft

Universal Identity and Access Management @ John Keells with IBM and Microsoft

3PL Warehouse Management @ John Keells with SAP

JV between Air Arabia & John Keells

Offshore Development Center @ Mercator- Emirates

Groupwide, Islandwide Intranet @ John Keells with Lucent, Cisco and SLT

Core Banking Implementation @ NTB Bank with iflex

Core Banking Implementation @ NDB Bank with iflex

Islandwide, MPLS Core Network @ SLT with Juniper and Cisco

SS7 Signalling @ Dialog with Tekelec

Contact Center @ Dialog with Lucent

Contact Center @ SLT with Avaya

Islandwide, private network for John Keells Group with Lucent and Cisco

Cloud based collabration @ John Keells with Microsoft O365

Campus-wide, converged network@ University of Rochester with Cisco and NEC

Internet-2 and IPv6 initiative with NSF @ University of Rochester

SOC/NOC for INTERNET operations @ SLT with HP and CA

SAP ERP Implementation @ Ceylon Pencils

Group-wide Digitalisation Initiative

Ardor

My professional interest spans across the spectrum from Business, Entrepreneurship, Intraprenuership, Start-ups with the potential for disrupting the status-quo, Blue Ocean Strategy, Innovation led by Digital/Technology adaption and transformation, Social Enterprise, Crowd Souricng, Crowd Funding, Enterprise Architecture built on API and Microservices as an open eco-system, Digital Money, Transformation led by SMAC and IoE, Cyber Security, Sustainability and Governance, etc.

My experience across the value chain has helped me to appreciate, comprehend and understand the priorities, challenges, impediments, pitfalls, etc that most organizations are faced with today and would like to bring my knowledge, expertise and experience to bear in helping them to take that quantum leap powered by Digital/Technology!!

In furthering my own aspirations, I have embarked on an ambitious journey and started reading for my Doctor of Business Administration(DBA) at International School of Management, Paris, France with a view of broad-basing my horizon and to keep abreast of recent developments that would help me tread on paths that I have not trod before and in opening new vistas for myself and those who collaborate, co-innovate and co-create with me!


Laurels

Take a moment to share my "wow" moments in my life which recognize my achievements whilst distinguishing my faculty.

2006 Current

John Keells Holdings PLC

Executive Vice President / Group CIO

2006 Current

SGIT/John Keells Holdings PLC

Executive Vice President / CEO

2004 11 / 2005

John Keells Computer Services

Vice President / Head of Strategy & New Business Initiatives ( whilst being CEO of KBSL)

2001 11 / 2005

KBSL Information Technologies Limited

Vice President / Chief Executive Officer

06 / 1999 11 / 2000

KBSL Information Technologies Limited

Head of Enterprise Technology Services

06 / 1998 05 / 1999

University of Rochester, New York, USA

Senior Research Engineer

08 / 1997 04 / 1999

Rochester Institute of Technology

Teaching Assistant

06 / 1994 07 / 1997

DMS Electronics Ltd

Senior Systems Engineer

0 2016

TOP 50 Most Influential Technology Leaders in South Asia

Executive Vice President / Group CIO - John Keells Holdings PLC

0 2011

John Keells Group - Chairman's Award

Executive Vice President / Group CIO - John Keells Holdings PLC

0 11 / 2005

IBM Leadership Award - Best Business Partner CEO of the YEAR

Vice President / Chief Executive Officer - Keells Business Systems Limited

0 05 / 1999

Masters Degree with Phi Kappa Phi Honours with a GPA of 4.00/4.00

Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

0 11 / 1997

Recipient of the Hayes-Fulbright Scholarship 1997-1999

United States Education Foundation, New York

0 04 / 1994

Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering with FIRST CLASS Honours

University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

2006 Current

John Keells Holdings PLC

Executive Vice President / Group CIO

Executive Vice President/ Group CIO Jan 2006 to date ,John Keells Holdings PLC (www.keells.com ),
Sri Lanka. Diversified Conglomerate with presence in Food & beverages, Transport, Leisure, Information
Technology, BPO, Financial Services, Property Development, etc. Geographic presence in Sri Lanka, Male,
India, Bangladesh, Dubai, Scandinavia, UK and USA. Group's Turn over FY 2012/13 : US$ 800m; Total
number of companies: 75+; Group's Total no. of employees:12,000+ ; Group's IT Annual budget : US$ 10+m ( Opex); IT Asset base in excess of US$ 75m.

2006 Current

SGIT/John Keells Holdings PLC

Executive Vice President / CEO

SGIT provides end-to-end consulting and professional services and can help their customers maximize the
returns of their investment whilst optimizing the total cost of ownership.um benefit as quickly as possible
and helping ensure that the technology is straightforward to use and easy to administer. Comprehensive
services, built on best practices, including preinstalled infrastructure, integration and jump-start delivery
services, further enhance the power of SAP HANA. SGIT also offers customers both proactive and reactive
247 support, defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and regular system health checks apart from
Greenfield SAP implementations. This was setup from ground up to be a US$ 8m unit whilst running a full-
fledged CIO's Office for the John Keells Group of companies.

2004 11 / 2005

John Keells Computer Services

Vice President / Head of Strategy & New Business Initiatives ( whilst being CEO of KBSL)

Director Strategy and New Business Initiatives Jan 2004-Dec 2005,John Keells Computer Services
(www.jkcsworld.com), Sri Lanka. ( whilst holding the position of Director/CEO of Keells Business Systems Ltd). A Software services provider for the Global Aviation industry. Turn over FY 2004/5 : US$ 8m; Total
no. of employees: 250+

2001 11 / 2005

KBSL Information Technologies Limited

Vice President / Chief Executive Officer

Leading Systems Integration company in Sri Lanka addressing key verticals such as Service provider,
Banking & Financials Services, Diversified Conglomerates and Manufacturing with partnerships with
Leading Industry brands such as IBM, Cisco, Avaya, HP, NetApps, Veritas, Tekelec, Juniper, Foundry,
Microsoft, I-flex, Nokia, etc. Turn over FY 2004/5 : US$ 10m; Total no. of employees: 150+.

06 / 1999 11 / 2000

KBSL Information Technologies Limited

Head of Enterprise Technology Services

Leading IT Solutions company in Sri Lanka which was into Mobiles, Personal Computers, Servers,
Telecommunications, etc with Leading Industry brands such as IBM, Avaya, etc. Turn over FY 1997/98
was US$ 4m; Total no. of employees: 250+. Restructured the multiple, business units to an Integrated Systems Integration arm within a short span of 2 years which resulted in the entire company, KBSL, getting
rebranded and one of the most sought after Systems Integrator to date in the Sri Lankan market.

06 / 1998 05 / 1999

University of Rochester, New York, USA

Senior Research Engineer

a. Project Management experience of managing the roll-out of the US$ 15+ m project, together with NEC/
Cisco for a campus wide Voice/Data network for University of Rochester b. Research & development experience in working together with NYSERNET and other fellow university colleagues to improve the design and infrastructure for Internet 2 initiatives

08 / 1997 04 / 1999

Rochester Institute of Technology

Teaching Assistant

06 / 1994 07 / 1997

DMS Electronics Ltd

Senior Systems Engineer

0 2016

TOP 50 Most Influential Technology Leaders in South Asia

Executive Vice President / Group CIO - John Keells Holdings PLC

Executive Vice President/ Group CIO Jan 2006 to date ,John Keells Holdings PLC (www.keells.com ),
Sri Lanka. Diversified Conglomerate with presence in Food & beverages, Transport, Leisure, Information
Technology, BPO, Financial Services, Property Development, etc. Geographic presence in Sri Lanka, Male,
India, Bangladesh, Dubai, Scandinavia, UK and USA. Group's Turn over FY 2015/16 : US$ 800m; Total
number of companies: 75+; Group's Total no. of employees:12,000+ ; Group's IT Annual budget : US$ 10+m ( Opex); IT Asset base in excess of US$ 75m.

0 2011

John Keells Group - Chairman's Award

Executive Vice President / Group CIO - John Keells Holdings PLC

SGIT provides end-to-end consulting and professional services and can help their customers maximize the
returns of their investment whilst optimizing the total cost of ownership.um benefit as quickly as possible
and helping ensure that the technology is straightforward to use and easy to administer. Comprehensive
services, built on best practices, including preinstalled infrastructure, integration and jump-start delivery
services, further enhance the power of SAP HANA. SGIT also offers customers both proactive and reactive
247 support, defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and regular system health checks apart from
Greenfield SAP implementations. This was setup from ground up to be a US$ 8m unit whilst running a full-
fledged CIO's Office for the John Keells Group of companies.

0 11 / 2005

IBM Leadership Award - Best Business Partner CEO of the YEAR

Vice President / Chief Executive Officer - Keells Business Systems Limited

Leading Systems Integration company in Sri Lanka addressing key verticals such as Service provider,
Banking & Financials Services, Diversified Conglomerates and Manufacturing with partnerships with
Leading Industry brands such as IBM, Cisco, Avaya, HP, NetApps, Veritas, Tekelec, Juniper, Foundry,
Microsoft, I-flex, Nokia, etc. Turn over FY 2004/5 : US$ 10m; Total no. of employees: 150+.

0 05 / 1999

Masters Degree with Phi Kappa Phi Honours with a GPA of 4.00/4.00

Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

0 11 / 1997

Recipient of the Hayes-Fulbright Scholarship 1997-1999

United States Education Foundation, New York

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

0 04 / 1994

Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering with FIRST CLASS Honours

University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Kudos

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Deb Bhattacharjee

Partner - Deloitte

"Ramesh is an outstanding seasoned executive who possesses the rare combinations of 'strategic thinking' with deep understanding of ground realities. I am especially impressed with his vision in creating a common platform for a large conglomerate like John Keels in order to achieve the desired operational excellence for any such large complex organization. He has been a pleasure to work with!"

Jay J Keller

Vice President Project Managment Office & Vice President Information Services / CIO - Avaali Solutions

"I had and have the pleasure in working with Ramesh on the IT committee of the American Chamber of Commerce here in Sri Lanka. We are both very active speakers in the IT and business market here and often present at the same events on topics of interest. Ramesh is a very well trained business expert with lots of experience and has a can do mentality I particularly like. I enjoy working with him and look forward to more events we have the pleasure to share our know-how."

Sujit Christy

Experienced Governance, Risk ans Compliance Professional

"Ramesh brings to JKH Group a wealth of business knowledge and experience in Technology, Security, Management and Telecommunications. He is a seasoned executive with years of experience in the computer industry. Ramesh has a drive that is second to none. His affable nature and genuine care for those he works with are evident in everything he does He has provided me with a tremendous amount of help and valuable advice. Without hesitation, I'd say that working for Ramesh has been one of the highlights of my working career. He has an amazing ability to meet tough business goals while simultaneously building and fostering a high performance team. He's a pleasure to work with and I'd jump at the opportunity to do it again!"

Sujiva Dewaraja

Retired Corporate Executive

"Ramesh has a brilliant mind which keeps him a step ahead of those around him. He's constantly updating his knowledge in the rapidly changing world of technology."

Chamidu Karunathilake

Project Management Executive

"Ramesh has been a brilliant technologist and an inspirational leader. At John Keells he led couple of large projects with significant organizational change very effectively. His commitment for process excellence and his eye for transformational technology made him a good mentor to me.

Ramesh's management style, calm yet stern, his ability to manage technical staff and vendors and effectively relate to and communicate with this very high profile group of end users resulted in one of the most strategic systems initiatives at John Keells delivering significant ROI.

He has continued to effectively manage our various IT teams throughout a period of uncertainty and market destabilization, keeping everyone focused and organized while adjusting to changes in corporate strategic plans and business models."

Fayaz Hudah

Program Head - ICTA Sri Lanka

"An exceptionally knowledgeable technology professional with seasoned business acumen. Certainly one of the top CIO's in the country. Since I founded the spiralation tech startup support program, Ramesh has been a part of it as a judge, mentor and trainer for the new companies. His real world experience flows naturally both in formal and informal settings adding value to the occasion . I will always consider him a dear friend and enjoy his company."

Sked

  • Panelist, Tourism 2.0, Amcham/Slasscom Forum, 12th September 2013

  • Keynote Speaker, INTEROP Conference, Sri Lanka, 4-5th September 2013

  • Speaker, Agile Enterprise of 2020: Actionable Analytics & Insights, CIMA Business as Unusual - Annual Management Conference, 8th October 2013

  • Panelist, The Power of Convergence and Enterprise 2.0, LBO-LBR Summit on Building Future Ready Enterprises, 4th/5th October 2013

  • Keynote Speaker, Leveraging ERP in Manufacturing, Manufacturing Forum, University of Colombo, 9th June 2013

  • Panelist, Technology vs Marketing, BCS Forum, 24th April 2013

  • Keynote Speaker, Beyond ERP - Unleashing your Value Potential, SAP Partner Event, 23rd February 2013

  • Speaker/Panelist, 43rd LBO-LBR Fourm on " Mobility - The next wave of Enterprise Computing", 6th November 2012

  • Speaker, Project Managment Best Practices, Virtusa, 20th Sept 2012

  • Speaker, Role of ICT in Reconciliation, Lakshman Kadigamar Institute, 18th Sepet. 2012

  • Panelist, Successful Adoption of Cloud Computing, Microsoft, 2nd August 2012

  • Keynote Speaker, National IT Conference 2012, CSSL, 10-11th July 2012

  • Keynot Speaker, BCS, Sri Lanka Chapter Seminar on " Consumerisation of IT", 26th April 2012

  • SAP Partner Summit, Kochin, 16-18th April 2012

  • Panelist, Panel Discussion on " Successful adoption of ERP in Enterprises", 2nd March, 2012

  • SAP FKOM APAC, Sinagapore, 12-15th January 2012

  • NBQSA - National ICT awards, BCS Sri Lanka Section - 7th October 2011

  • Leveraging Cloud Computing for Greater Business Agility, CMA Conference, 4th June 2011

  • The ICT Era - Is Sri Lanka ready?, An interview on Benchmark, 15th May 2011

  • Speaker, IT as a Value Innovator, Infotel 2010, 1st October 2010

  • Panelist, Innovation, Sustainability & Inclusiveness (AMCHAM), 29th July 2010

  • Panelist, SOA and Cloud Computing (AMCHAM), 19th May 2010

  • Panelist,Information Management(IBM), 14th May 2010

  • Guest Speaker, CIO Conclave (IMA), 9-11 April 2010

  • Presenter/Panelist, South Asia - CIO Summit (CTO Forum), 19-20th March 2010

  • Key-note Speaker, TestFest2010 (Virtusa), 25th February 2010

  • Panelist, Cloud Computing, De-mystified (SLASI) - 16th February 2010

  • Keynote Speaker, Annual Conference of ISACA - 15th December 2009

  • Speaker, Dept of Electronics & Tele. Uni. of Moratuwa - 8th December 2009

  • Speaker, Fusion - IT/BPO Career Fair (Royal College) - 2nd December 2009

  • Key-note Speaker, Members Forum of PMI - 18th November 2009

  • Key-note Speaker, CIO Forum of SLASSCOM - 12th November 2009



Ramesh Shanmuganathan

A Visionary, Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur and Seasoned Digital, IT & Business Executive, Leader and Strategist.

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