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How digital collaboration & the evolution of networks are changing the future of work

8th August 2019, New York

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Digital collaboration technologies are emerging as the primary enabler of transformation within the enterprise. And as such, delivering an agile communications and collaboration architecture that supports both legacy and next generation services – one that can scale to meet evolving business requirements and help business transform effectively – is critical.

Yet most organisations face significant challenges on that journey. They must simplify existing operations while moving towards a cloud-first strategy. Networks must be both secure, performant and agile. New tools must be integrated seamlessly into that environment. User experience must be consistent, engaging and drive real productivity.

And of course, they need to do all of this under constant cost pressure, and without disrupting the ability to meet customer demand. So how do companies make digital transformation real? What steps are IT leaders taking to transform their company? And where do the pitfalls lie?

Join Meet the Boss and Tata Communications – along with a number of your IT industry peers – for an evening of dinner, discussion and discovery to find out. Share your experiences on how digital disruption has impacted your business,and understand how to build a global technology infrastructure to support increasing international expansion, global collaboration, the move to the cloud, and our growing reliance on the internet for e-commerce and customer experience.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome reception
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from master of ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker: Pathmal Gunawardana, Head of Americas at Tata Communications
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up & closing remarks from Tata Communications

Discussion Points

  • Digital collaboration platforms: How are you using these to support new business models, and how are you integrating them with legacy technology solutions?
  • Secure network transformation: How does this support a cloud-first strategy, and enable better integration of legacy apps into the cloud?
  • The expectations of a digitally savvy workforce: How do leaders create a connected work environment that encourages global collaboration in real-time?

Keynote Speaker


Pathmal Gunawardana, Head of Americas at Tata Communications

Pathmal Gunawardana, as Americas Region Head of Tata Communications drives the company’s GTM Strategy across Canada, USA, Caribbean and Latin America. In this role Pathmal is responsible for sales of Service Provider, Enterprise, OTT, Partner, Insider Sales, GSI and Technology Alliances. In addition to sales in the region, Pathmal drives services across all customers to ensure operational excellence to drive greater customer experience.

Prior to joining Tata Communications, Pathmal was Vice President of the Global Mobility Vertical Team at Juniper Networks. In this capacity, Pathmal defined the global mobile strategy, cross-functionally leading marketing, partner, and product teams enabling global field sales teams covering wireless operators.

Pathmal previously worked at Nokia Siemens Networks, where he held various senior executive roles in sales, solutions management, and business development. He held a dual role as Vice President/Head of North America Sales Development and Head of Global Softbank/Sprint customer business team. Pathmal has also worked at Alcatel Lucent Technologies and he began his career as a system engineer at Bell Labs.

Pathmal has a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Mathematics and Computer Science from The University of Denver. He also holds a master’s degree in International Management from the Josef Korbel Graduate School of International Studies at The University of Denver. Pathmal received an Executive Education degree from The Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York City.

About Tata Communications

Tata Communications is a leading global digital infrastructure provider. The company’s customers represent 300 of the Fortune 500 whose digital transformation journeys are enabled by its portfolio of integrated, globally managed services that deliver local customer experiences. Through its network, cloud, mobility, Internet of Things, collaboration and security services, Tata Communications carries around 30% of the world’s internet routes and connects businesses to 60% of the world’s cloud giants and 4 out of 5 mobile subscribers.

Industry analysts have recognized the company’s capabilities as industry-leading. For example, Tata Communications was recently positioned as a Leader by Gartner in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global, for the sixth year in a row.

Tata Communications’ integrated portfolio of services includes the IZO™ cloud enablement platform. IZO™ Internet WAN overcomes the limitations of the public Internet and private networks by offering enterprises guaranteed network performance and deterministic routing in more than 140 countries over the public Internet with end-to-end SLAs. And, IZO™ Hybrid WAN and IZO™ SDWAN bring increased resilience, performance and cost-efficiency to enterprise networking while overcoming the complexities that cloud adoption can bring.

Tata Communications’ own evolution – from an Indian voice company to a global telecoms business and today a digital infrastructure provider – has given it intricate knowledge and know-how to advise and enable customers on their own digital transformation journeys. The company’s 150-year Tata heritage, grounded in ethics, social responsibility, humility and impeccable integrity, and coupled with its creative, challenge-to-win mindset makes Tata Communications uniquely positioned to provide digital infrastructure services for enterprises, partners and service providers worldwide.

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