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March 7, 2023

Omnichannel Banking and Workflow Automation to Create a Modern, Customer-Focused IT Environment – Digital Cambodia Webinar Summary

Modern markets are going through digital transformation at an accelerated pace. Customers have started demanding fast, secure and easy-to-access services in practically every aspect of their lives. Most traditional services,…
Ashok SuppiahBlogs
July 14, 2022

Why, When and How to Pivot your Business

Entrepreneurs Evolution, Entrepreneurs Dilemma Every entrepreneur and business will at some point have to roll with the punches and pivoting is an essential part of adapting to the marketplace. Business…
June 21, 2022

Mitra Voices – Sherine Bandara

Sherine Bandara is the Client Services Manager for Mitra Innovation based in Martlesham in the UK. Her hard work, tenacity and flair for sales has taken her from technical Project…
June 15, 2022

Mitra Voices – Kithsiri Ekanayake

Sometimes fate plays a hand and an act of love can take your life in an unexpected direction. Such was the case for Kithsiri Ekanayake when he designed a clever…
May 18, 2022

Mitra Voices Kushan Athukorala

From the time a young Kushan dismantled his cassette recorder, taking a month to put it back together and making it work again, his future journey was clear. It came…
May 18, 2022

How to Secure the Cloud

How to Secure the Cloud We are now in a technology revolution. It is hard to see, in the same way the workings of a factory are hard to see…
May 16, 2022

Making Down Under our Top Tier

When Sangeetha Navaratnam and Peumalee Chandrasiri took over the governance of the Australia and New Zealand region in July 2020, they were facing the daunting task of re-engaging with a…
Ashok SuppiahBlogs
May 9, 2022

Best Practices to Run a Successful Sustainable Business

The term ‘sustainability’ is used when a business aspires to give back more than it takes from society or the environment. And while it’s never been easy to start any…
April 19, 2022

Where Eagles Dare – Revolutionary Virtual DriveThru Technology from Mitra

Technological innovation has always been at the heart of the business since Mitra’s inception in 2012. Designing and building unique and groundbreaking products and services is what we do, and…
Ashok SuppiahBlogs
April 6, 2022

Scaling Up? Why Delegation and Empowerment are Paramount

When scaling up your business, strong leadership is a must By default most entrepreneurs are hands-on experts and they take pride in building the business, including the culture, ideation and…
March 25, 2022

Mitra Celebrates 10 years of Innovation

A shared vision… When interviewed in 2016, the founders of Mitra Innovation were asked about the origins of the company and the values it held. The response still holds true…
March 2, 2022

Shanaka Mendis Interview

As Mitra Innovation grows as a business, its employee base in Sri Lanka, and around the world, grows to meet the demand of new, challenging, global projects. We work hard…
February 25, 2022

Mitra Inspire Program brings tech opportunities to Kethsirigama in Ampara district

When a financial visionary and a technology guru join forces to make a difference, lives change for the better. SDF’s CEO Mr Nilantha Jayanetti wanted to bring high quality technology…
February 23, 2022

How do I attract the right personnel with the right talent?

Anyone who has ever employed staff will nurture a nugget of doubt when signing their contract. Have I found the right person? Will they deliver what my company needs, when…
February 8, 2022

Tips for Smart Remote Working

“If working remotely is such a great idea, why isn't everyone doing it? I think it's because we've been bred on the idea that work happens from 9 to 5,…
December 10, 2021

Oliver Littlejohn shares a user’s perspective of Low-code with Mitra

Oliver Littlejohn is Head of Community at CodeBase, a technology incubator, and founder of a startup called Sets which is a tool for people using Slack to connect with their…
November 25, 2021

Mitra Lends a Helping Hand

In mid June, the MV X-Press Pearl, a cargo ship laden with chemicals, ran into trouble off the Western Province. The ship blazed for days, leaving in its wake an…
November 25, 2021

We talk to Nadini Sahabandu, winner of the TechWomen 100 Global Award for Achievement

Anyone who has worked with Nadini Sahabandu will not be surprised that she won the TechWomen100 Global Award for Achievement 2021. She was nominated by Digital Breakers, a Sri Lankan…
Ashok SuppiahBlogs
October 26, 2021

Eight Principles for Successfully Raising Seed Capital

When starting a business, raising seed capital can be a challenge, but there are certain measures you can take to achieve this quickly. By undertaking the steps below you will…
Ashok SuppiahBlogs
September 21, 2021

How do I get the Timing of my Product Launch right?

The biographies of every successful entrepreneur will throw up one recurring theme, and that’s timing. From Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg to Jeff Bezos, all will mention their immaculate timing…
Ashok SuppiahBlogs
July 13, 2021

How do I compete with more established brands? Ashok talks to Sahil Verma about The Cookaway.

Perception can make or break a business, and in a year where reaching your potential client base has never been harder, the impression you create online with your website and…
Ashok SuppiahBlogs
June 7, 2021

What does it take to scale up your start-up to a US$2Billion company?

We were an ideas factory, specialising in re-platforming, providing integration that could be used at scale, across multiple businesses. ‘Productication’ was a framework we invented to educate enterprises to replace…
Ashok SuppiahBlogs
May 5, 2021

How do I find my First Paying Customer in Year 1?

In the first instance, most start-ups concentrate on their product design or service and leave the thorny task of finding customers further down the line, almost as an afterthought. But…
Ashok SuppiahBlogs
March 31, 2021

How do I build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with little or no funding? Ashok talks to Paul Moorhead of Kraydel

This may be the question you are asking yourself, but is it the right one? Perhaps you should be asking, how do I bring my product to market sooner rather…
March 23, 2021

Introduction to Low Code and How Your Organisation Can Benefit

Within the last ten years, developing a business application  was only possible using skilled software developers. With the evolution of ‘low-code technology’ the need for experienced developers is far less.…
March 18, 2021

Does Low-code Pose a Challenge to Traditional Software Development or Can They Coexist?

If you have heard of low-code, then the above question will come as no surprise to you, but if you haven’t, let’s explain what low-code technology is and why it’s…
Quantum ComputingBlogs
March 17, 2021

How Quantum Computing Can Impact the Healthcare Industry

Technology, from the invention of the transistor, all the way through to the first computer processor, has significantly impacted our way of life, with healthcare being no exception. As we…
Ashok SuppiahBlogs
January 26, 2021

Conversational AI is the Voice of the Future

When a child learns to speak, they do so through interaction with parents and siblings. They mimic the sounds they hear; they find associations with those sounds, they learn what…
Ashok SuppiahBlogs
January 14, 2021

Dynamedics partners with The Suwodaya Program to help Communities across Sri Lanka

If the Covid-19 global pandemic has taught us anything it is how much we need our fellow humans. We are social creatures, at work and at play. We seek the…
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January 6, 2021

Foodie – Delivering your favourite food and groceries to your doorstep, safely.

By definition, entrepreneurs build businesses, hire staff, develop corporate and financial structures and chase profitable growth. But in the best of us there is often a desire to share the…
Ashok SuppiahBlogs
January 3, 2021

How to turn a great idea into a successful business – Part 3

Entrepreneurship would be easy if there was a science or formula for a start-up to become successful. Right? Unfortunately the formula doesn’t exist. However experience does tell me that many…
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January 2, 2021

How to turn a great idea into a successful business – Part 2

There is no science or formula for a start-up to become successful. However, experience shows that 10% of the entrepreneurs and start-ups that succeed master three very important characteristics: Commitment…
Ashok SuppiahBlogs
January 1, 2021

How to turn a great idea into a successful business – Part 1

Since the 2008 recession, we have seen a surge in the number of start-ups and entrepreneurs with great ideas. However, ideas are plenty, but success is seldom, and according to Fortune magazine…
December 1, 2020

Mitra Innovation 2020 leadership program – engineering a culture of ‘Inspired Performance’

Mastering the art and science of persuasion is the gold standard of progressive leadership. A skill that is often understood but seldom demonstrated with the consistency and accuracy that is…
ROI in Data ScienceBlogs
September 17, 2020

ROI in Data Science

The Splurge About five years ago, Big Data was at the height of the hype cycle, and enterprises, not wanting to be left behind, jumped in on the movement, with…
August 24, 2020

Understanding DevOps

- Part of our Discover DevOps series, with Anuradha Prasanna DevOps evolved from a rising demand for digital solutions, starting around 2010 and becoming mainstream in 2015. DORA DevOps Maturity…
DORA Quadrant for DevOpsBlogs
June 23, 2020

DORA Quadrant for DevOps

Anuradha Prasanna, Enterprise architect | Mitra Innovation - Part of our Discover DevOps series DevOps Research and Assessment or DORA is a research program that investigates the capabilities that drive…
July 15, 2019

Mitra partner with Creatio

Mitra Innovation is a Digital Advancement company. We help our customers stay ahead by harnessing the power of digital and cloud technologies. We guide them through the rapidly evolving technology…
Fishing in data lakes to derive valuable business insightsBlogs
October 26, 2018

Fishing in data lakes for business insights

Following EMC’s research, it is anticipated that by the year 2020, the amount of data in our digital universe is expected to grow from 4.4 trillion GB in 2013 to 44…
Data lake governanceBlogs
October 25, 2018

Data Lake Governance

A data lake is a central storage facility that houses an organisation’s structured, unstructured and semi-structured data. In most cases, the data that is ingested will be strewn all over.…
August 20, 2018

Scalable architecture using AWS IoT

Internet of Things (IoT) systems handle billions of source devices and trillions of data points flowing into a central platform. The growth of data is massive and IoT systems are…
August 20, 2018

IoT with AWS

7 best practices to follow when designing scalable IoT architecture using Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT   Internet of Things (IoT) systems handle billions of source devices and trillions of…
CI - CD Automation with JenkinsBlogs
April 6, 2018

CI - CD Automation with Jenkins

Software teams face a dilemma when they move away from traditional waterfall methods to agile methods of software development. Waterfall methods mean that software teams are required to iteratively build…
Mitra-Celebrating six years of successBlogs
January 19, 2018

Celebrating six years of success with a party in colombo

Mitra Innovation recently celebrated its sixth year of success, by throwing a party for our employees. The party was attended by the three co-founders of Mitra Innovation – Ashok Suppiah…
March 10, 2017

What is WSO2 Middleware?

What is WSO2? WSO2 are a global, open-source, middleware supplier. They have crafted an enterprise platform and methodology that enables systems, such as CRM and accounting systems, to communicate and…