AmCham meeting features two Silicon Valley personalities

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By 2017-12-07

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Sri Lanka will conduct a meeting next week, hosting two speakers from Silicon Valley to discuss emerging technologies and their impact on local businesses, stated a press release. The event is titled, 'Evolution of Silicon Valley tech companies and how it impacts you'.

The two speakers are Sysco LABS (formerly CAKE) Founder Mani Kulasooriya, and Sysco Corporation Vice President - e-Solutions Ron May, the release added. Both speakers have ample industry experience in Silicon Valley, the global pinnacle of technology-driven business. Mani led Sysco LABS from a startup in Silicon Valley to eventually be acquired by Sysco Corporation, a Fortune 100 company. Having worked for companies like Citigroup, e-Citi and Yahoo prior to this venture, he has deep connections in the Valley. An astute tech investor, he maintains investments in over 25 tech companies. Ron is a professional services leader with proven expertise in digital customer experience, direct sales, contract negotiation, P&L management, large-scale operations, strategic solution delivery, and cultivation of executive-level client relationships.

The event will be held on 12 December at the Hilton Colombo and will cover some of the foundational technologies that will drive the next wave of disruption, and how Silicon Valley companies are leveraging this technology for their own gain. Silicon Valley technology companies are quickly evolving from enablers into competitors, and are no longer satisfied being the tech leaders of the world. Instead, their aspirations are now inclined towards global industry disruption.

The session will also look at how one can mitigate this new competitive risk through Leadership, Organizational Structure, Talent, and Brand, with Ron May discussing the example of how Sysco Corporation is handling its own transition.

The main sponsor of the event is Brandix, while it is co-sponsored by Microsoft. Daily FT is the print media partner for the event, the release concluded.

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