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11:00 AM – 12:00 PM BST
By Barclays Eagle Labs – Virtual Events
September 30, 2021

About this event

Creating demonstrators, prototypes and MVP’s is always a tricky challenge for new entrepreneurs and early stage startups. It can take significant time and money and is often a challenge to find suitably skilled developers who can bring your vision to life. The rise of Low Code and No Code technologies represents a dramatic shift in the way software is created. LowCode allows you to significantly accelerate the time to create a demo, prototype or MVP while radically reducing the costs. What’s more iteration cycle time and agility are also significantly improved. In this event we will explore how LowCode technology can transform the journey for entrepreneurs – getting you to market faster and requiring significantly less investment.


Mitra Innovation is a global technology provider that has a team of 250 experts working across four continents that enables smart entrepreneurs, enterprises and public service organisations to accelerate innovative ideas into amazing global businesses or solutions, through product incubation, digital transformation, integration services and Cloud-to-Cloud integration, with expert skills in AWS, Azure and Creatio low-code technologies.


Welcome and house keeping

Brief overview of the concept of Low Code and No Code

Introduction to the panel and questions

Fireside chat with Oli Littlejohn

Panel discussion to include questions from viewers


We are joined by:

Dr Ashok Suppiah – Co-Founder and CEO of Mitra Innovation

Ashok is co-founder and CEO of the Mitra Innovation Group. He has been a leading light in the tech industry for over 25 years. A serial entrepreneur, Ashok has started more than 10 technology companies in the USA and UK, notably as a member of Virtusa Corp which sold for US$2 Billion in 2021 and as Chief Architect for eDocs which sold to Oracle for US$114 Million in 2004. With recent successes in Conversational AI, experienz and LowCodify, Ashok sustains his passion for pioneering and disruptive technology, with Mitra providing transformative solutions to clients and partners globally.

Matt Lawton, Solutions Consultant at Mitra Ventures

Matt has 21 years of extensive experience in both the corporate innovation world and working with innovative new start-ups. In his previous role Matt was Director of Applied Innovation at BT where he led a companywide programme of innovation projects, engaging with start-ups, delivering new products and services as well as efficiencies and customer experience improvements across all of BT’s lines of business. He was also responsible for BT’s Customer Centre and Innovation Showcases at Adastral Park, it’s Hothouse capability for rapid innovation implementation and the Innovation Martlesham technology cluster of 100+ companies.

He is a qualified leadership coach and loves mentoring and coaching entrepreneurial individuals and teams. Matt now leads his own innovation consulting business (Downstream Innovation Ltd) helping other companies implement effective innovation strategies, tools and techniques as well as helping start-ups engage successfully with large corporates.

Matt is also Solution Consultant as Mitra Ventures where he leads innovation, marketing and business development activities as well as providing mentoring and coaching to Entrepreneurs.

Oli Litteljohn, Head of Community at CodeBase and Founder of Sets

Oli is Head of Community at CodeBase, a technology cluster headquartered in Edinburgh. His day job involves working with the community of startups at CodeBase to make sure they get the support they need. He also runs the No Code Scotland community, and has a keen interest in how No Code can help founders build products, especially those without technical skills. He’s also the founder of Sets, a community portal that is built on slack – which is entirely built in No Code.

Nadini Sahabandu, Regional Head and Senior Manager of Mitra Innovation

Nadini is an ICT Product Manager and Business Consultant with over 11 years of multi-disciplinary experience in IT. She has an experience evaluating varied Low Code, No Code platforms for viability depending on the business need and also has hands-on practical experience using such platforms for product designing and creating MVPs, particularly on health and wellbeing related applications.

Harshan Senadhira – Head of Product Implementation at Mitra Ventures

Harshan brings more than 21 years of industry experience in which, 11 years are in software project management and solution delivery. He has experience in Software Quality Assurance, Software Engineering, solution Implementation, the configuration of ERP solutions with specialization on Oracle financials, Software Project management, handling solutions pre-sales and managing overall solution delivery function.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Manchester Metropolitan University of United Kingdom in the field of information systems and a post graduate diploma in Business Administration, specialized in Information Technology, from university of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He is also a certified project management professional (PMP®) (credential #1378629) from Project Management institute, U.S.A

Having worked for Informatics group of companies, LOLC group of companies (which was affiliated with Orix Japan) and London Stock Exchange, he is currently operating as Head of product implementations at Mitra Ventures