Sugath Warnakulasuriya, Managing Director of Thalamus Labs, is a strategic advisor and entrepreneur with 25+ years experience in tech- and market-driven innovation for Global Enterprises and Startups.
He was co-founder and CEO of 10EQS, a pioneering on-demand consultancy which serves 75+ of the Fortune 500 on critical issues requiring deep expertise in innovation, new markets and growth.
Previously, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co as well as independently, helping SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco, Allianz and a number of other industry leaders across a wide range of sectors to build new ventures, launch products, develop and execute growth and competitive strategies, and build channel ecosystems across the globe. Prior to McKinsey, he co-founded and was CTO of eLink Commerce, a collaborative commodity logistics platform.
He is an active startup advisor and investor with Sand Hill and Pasadena Angels, and AmplifyLA Accelerator.
He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS/BS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, where he also extensively studied Entrepreneurship at the Marshall School.