What they didn't teach me: building a technology company and taking it to market
About the speaker
As a King's College Cambridge undergraduate Suranga Chandratillake edited Varsity, coxed the college 1st VIII eight, read Computer Science and was awarded a double first. He is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of blinkx plc, the Internet Video Search Engine company that he started in 2004, took public in 2007 and led as CEO until 2012.
Prior to blinkx, Suranga was Autonomy plc's US Chief Technology Officer and led the effort to enable Autonomy's software to work in highly distributed environments.
Suranga is a respected speaker and commentator on the overlap between technology and media and has been invited to speak at leading related events including the Financial Times' Digital Media Conference, the Cannes Lions International Festival and the Monaco Media Forum.
He is a silver medalist and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the World Economic Forum has elected him as one of its Young Global Leaders.