Shanaka de Silva
Shanaka counts over 14 years’ experience in IT, of which 08 years have been spent in the Senior Management with exposure to both managerial and technical spheres. At present he heads the IT Advisory Team at Ernst & Young and provides IT Advisory Services to a distinguished clientele. At Ernst & Young, he specializes in services such as development of ICT strategic plans, ERP implementation related services, assessing gaps of the operations (business functions) with IS, business continuity planning, Project/Programme management of large scale IT implementations, Heading PMO on behalf of the client, IS security policies & procedures and IT Service Management.
Throughout his career, he has had extensive exposure to Software Development, Analysis & Design, Implementation, Project/Programme Management, IT Strategic Planning, Pre-Sales Activities (local/foreign clientele), IT Advisory, Administration and Formulation & Monitoring of Budgets.
He has over a decade of academic experience and has been associated with prominent universities/institutes including University of Colombo, APIIT, Gen. Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, Informatics Institute of Technology, Royal Institute, Imperial Institute of Higher Education, PMI Colombo Chapter and NIBM.