Imagine What's Possible the democratization of Technology – making the complex simple
keynote talks about the possibilities and the many paths to engaging with technology beyond engineering and coding, and the importance of creativity and diversity of experience. The world is changing rapidly, disruption is happening everywhere, and we are at the beginning of the 4th industrial revolution. In these times of incredible change, the opportunities and possibilities are infinite.
Therefore, it is very important that we have diverse voices and perspectives, designing, reviewing, and delivering technology in all areas. is one of them. gets great joy from seeing the interest and excitement when she talks about technology to a diverse group of people, – ranging in age from 6 to 85. Her passion for the of technology and increasing the diversity of people in STEM shines through in her talks.
She also has a series of tech sessions that cover Cloud, AI, and Digital Transformation.
Engineer by nurture, feminist by nature; Her first award-winning keynote, aged 20, was titled “Am I Being Too Ambitious?”, referring to comments she received for studying engineering. Her decades of keynote and panel moderation experience range from Cloud Asia and TechXLR8 to teaching Cloud and AI at the Singapore Council of Women’s .
She was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Australia, and now resides in Singapore. relentless passion for innovation enabled the design of game-changing digital experiences. She has taken leadership roles at SingTel, Telstra, and Cisco, in Cloud Computing, Security, and Software. She was the Head of International Cloud Portfolio at Telstra, helping the company create award-winning differentiation in Asia Pacific’s highly competitive cloud market, resulting in 6 industry awards.
recently served as Vice-Chair of the Asia Cloud Computing Association and is now a Lead Advisor for Cisco APJC.
Shehara is one of the best speakers on Tech that I’ve ever heard! She is brilliant at making complex technology accessible and easily understood by almost anyone. She speaks with a deep understanding of her subject and she injects her keynotes, panels & training with humour, wit, and personal insights. Shehara can keep any audience engaged and listening to her is the highlight of any event.
It is my pleasure to recommend Shehara to be included in KeyNote Women Speakers directory. I have known Shehara for five years, where we first met professionally in Sydney. Following that first introduction to Shehara, I have worked with her closely in my capacity as the Executive Director of ACCA, and we often collaborate on speaking sessions and panels together. I am always continually impressed by the knowledge that Shehara brings to the table, as well as her ability to make a technical topic sound both interesting and relevant to the listener. Her strength lies in the combination of her passion for her work, combined with her heart to truly communicate with and educate the listener.