Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd June 2018
The Clayton Hotel, Cork City

Raomal & Rohan Perera
Design Sprint

How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 Days?

How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution? What’s the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your idea look like in real life? Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day. Now there’s a surefire way to answer these important questions; the SPRINT. Jake Knapp created the five-day process at Google, where sprints were used on everything from Google Search to Google X.

Raomal & Rohan Perera

Rohan Perera is an advocate of Jake Knapp’s (Author of SPRINT, How to SOLVE Big Problem and TEST New Ideas in Just FIVE Days) SPRINT process. Rohan attended Jake’s first two workshops in Bologna and Berlin. Soon after that, he was a guest designer at an AJ & Smart Design Sprint (Berlin). Rohan has facilitated multiple Design Sprints and is an evangelist of this game-changing methodology.

Rohan teaches Lean Start-up, Customer Development, Design Thinking, Design Sprints, Finance, Business Planning and Business Model Innovation. He has worked on several start-up programmes such as the Enterprise Ireland funded New Frontiers programme run in DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) and IADT (Institute of Art, Design and Technology), the iCubed student accelerate programme in DIT and SEIs (Social Entrepreneurs Ireland) impact programme, along with running Bootcamps at Insead and IADT.

When he is not teaching, he consults with government bodies, large corporations and early/medium stage start-ups, focus area’s being lean startup, business modelling and design sprints.

Clients include and not limited to: Darley, Glandore, An Garda Síochána, DJEI (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation), HSE (Health Service Executive), Screen Training Ireland and Eli Lilly

Raomal Perera is a veteran of multiple entrepreneurial ventures and an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at INSEAD where he currently teaches and studies entrepreneurship, innovation and the management of rapidly growing companies.

Raomal is an educator and loves to work with entrepreneurs. However, his primary role is helping established businesses make innovation work. He uses an interesting mix of his hands-on experience of building successful companies and the more recent experience of academia and research in helping companies GET, KEEP and GROW their customers, using a number of highly effective tools and processes.

Raomal co-founded two technology companies; ISOCOR was listed on NASDAQ in 1996 and subsequently acquired by Critical Path in 1999. Network365 acquired US company iPin and formed Valista in 2003. Valista was acquired by Aepona in 2009 and Aepona was acquired by Intel in 2013.

Raomal was a recipient of the Irish Software Association’s (ISA) Outstanding Software Achievement Award in 2003. He was also a finalist in the Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards. Raomal was one of 40 entrepreneurs worldwide chosen to the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) as a technology pioneer. Headed by Raomal, Valista also won a number of industry accolades, ranging from the Wall Street Journal Innovation GOLD award for business, and the Mobile World Congress Award for the most innovative product.


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