Sim Lab IT Lanka (Pvt) Ltd+94 772 326 444 www.simlabit.com
CEO/Director – APAC Region: Tiranjan Bulankulame
Sri Lanka Address: Unit 209, 2nd Floor McLarens Building, No 123 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 4
Finland Head Quarters: Sim Lab IT Oy – Nuotiokija 4F 21, Kuopio, Finland 70820
No of Employees: 15
SimLab IT is a Virtual & Augmented Reality solutions company that will focus on the development of out-of-the-box platform solutions for enterprises. We believe that the 4th industrial revolution is now gathering full steam and companies will have to turn to new technologies to get ahead of the competition. We see a future where the forces of AI, AR, and VR come together to propel human-computer interaction to new levels. Areas of concentration are Leisure & Tourism, Movie Entertainment, Interior/Exterior Design, Plantations and Digital Health Care.
Our Company is head quartered in Finland where we have developed an online virtual reality platform that allows for medical professionals to practice their skills. Universities and hospitals to create and/or distribute virtual reality simulations for professionals to practice. In addition, we use the data from the courses taken to help suggest new courses to make the user and content better. Medical professionals need to continually educate themselves to avoid medical errors; however, training for medical professionals can be time and resource intensive. In Europe the world health organization estimates that 23% of citizen are affected directly by medical error.
According to the British medical journals, these errors disproportionately affect countries like china. More consistent training can solve this problem but limited medical training budgets stop this from happening. To solve this problem Hospitals and universities globally have been working on creating virtual reality environments, to supplement their real-world practice. What they need is a centralized place to share, purchased, validated, and improved upon these environments with their peers. This is what we have created.
The Company is based in Kuopio, Finland and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Robert Taylor, CEO & Co-Founder
A professional who has worked with multiple startups as well as helping to launch new products for large companies such as Groupon and Enova Financial. With several years of experience in business development there is a proven track record with launching such products a Quick Quid Flex Credits, Groupon Now services, and the Irofit Ziroo pay service. Thus, there is a deep knowledge for international marketing, business development, sales/marketing process creation, and product launch.
Keijo Haataja, CTO & Co-Founder
Dr. Keijo Haataja received the Ph. Lic. degree in computer science at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in 2007 and the Ph.D. degree at UEF in 2009. He has 15 years of experience working as Head of Research, Project Manager, and University Researcher at UEF. In addition, he is a member of Bluetooth Security Expert Group (SEG), which provides Bluetooth working groups and the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) with expertise in a wide range of security issues. Moreover, he is partner/co-founder in multiple Finnish Companies and currently works for them as CTO (Chief Technology Officer) at SimLabIT Oy, BDM (Business Development Manager) at SenSoftia Oy, BDM at Finnish Lean Solutions Oy, CTO at Etevium Finland Oy, and CTO at SofTieto Oy.
Anoja Obeyesekere, Co-Founder – Sim Lab IT Lanka (Pvt) Ltd & Shareholder, Co-Founder Sim Lab IT Oy
Following an accomplished career of over 20 years as a Specialist in the International Telecom/Technology arena, majority of which was with the Axiata Group and its subsidiaries (www.axiata.com), Anoja Obeyesekere took her first entrepreneurial plunge when she launched Telebiz International (www.telebizint.com) in 2010, an international wholesale telecom carrier which now maintains partnerships with globally renowned telecom carriers. Spurred by its success, she readily forayed into the healthcare sector and embraced the challenge of facilitating patient empowerment with the use of technology and co-founded My Health Solutions (Pvt) Ltd (www.mydoctor.lk) in 2017, an innovative digital healthcare solutions provider in Sri Lanka. She presently mentors the team as its honorary Chair of the Board.
An introvert Lawyer turned business Entrepreneur with a passion for new stuff and a flair for technology, Anoja excels alike in both start-up and mature corporate environments. Seemingly adept at multi-tasking, she held concurrent positions of Chief Corporate Officer and CEO of International Business of Dialog Axiata PLC of Sri Lanka (www.dialog.lk) and her proven expertise ensures that she is sought after as an independent Advisor in the Telecom/Technology arena by established organizations. She is a past Chair of GSMA Asia Pacific (2007/2009) of the GSM Association, an alumnus of the US State Department/FORTUNE International Women Leaders Mentoring Program. and a Board Director of LIRNEasia, (www.lirneasia.net) a regional ICT policy and regulation think tank active across the Asia Pacific.
Her latest entrepreneurial initiatives include SimLabIT Oy (www.simlabit.com) an online virtual reality platform founded in Finland, enabling organizations to better educate and train people with the use of virtual and augmented reality.
Tiranjan Bulankulame, CEO/Director of Simlab IT APAC Operations & CFO of Simlab IT Oy (HQ)
Non-Executive Director Sinhaputhra Finance PLC
B. Sc. Accounting and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance (Dominican University, USA)
CMA Canada (Certified Management Accountants of Canada)
Certification in Commodity Trading – Chicago Board of Trade, USA (1998)
CIM UK (Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK - Completing Dec 2018)
Tiranjan brings more than 14 years of experience in the financial markets and management accounting experience both in USA and Canada, and also in the Asia Pacific region including Sri Lanka.
He also sits on the board at Sinhaputhra Finance PLC and holds the position of Chairman of Sinhaputhra Audit Committee.
Tiranjan holds the position of CEO and founder of Layer 7 Innovations, Sri Lanka, Thailand & Singapore, a reseller of the Gartner recommended HCM Cloud human resource software. He is an active options trader on the Chicago Options Exchange. Prior to his role with Layer 7 Innovations, he held positions as The General Manger & Financial Controller of MDF ASIA and Vice President of stock market solutions at IronOne Technologies; he also held positions as an Investment banker at La Salle Bank (A member of Bank of America) and at John Keells Hotels as a Management Accountant. Tiranjan was a key driver of portfolio/wealth management modules in the Investment banking unit during his tenure at La Salle Bank.
He was educated at Dominican University, Chicago, Illinois where he was the recipient of the Shapiro Scholarship (1997) awarded to business students for academic achievement.
Professor Ishan De Zoysa, Director Sim Lab IT Oy & Sim Lab IT Lanka (Pvt) Ltd/Advisor to the Board
Prof Ishan De Zoysa had his primary and secondary education at Ananda College Colombo. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo with Honours in 1992. He commenced his surgical training in 1995 and completed the MS (Surgery) in 1999 and passed the FRCS (England) and the FRCS (Edin) in 2000. He worked as a specialist registrar at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn from 2000 – 2001.On his return to Sri Lanka he was appointed senior lecturer in surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in 2002.
He was promoted to Merit Professor in Surgery in 2009.
Awards and Distinctions
Sir Frank Gunasekera Award for the paper titled “Pericardial patch closure of Atrial septal defects” at the 108th Anniversary Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 1995.
Award for the best paper in gastroenterology for the paper titled “The role of therapeutic endoscopy in the management of oesophageal varices in children and adults; Does it mean no more open surgery? Presented at the International Congress and annual scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka (2000).
Professional Achievements and Activities
Presidential Scholarship 2005
Ethicon Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2007
Nilupul Senadheera, Senior Software Developer
A highly focused software developer with four years of experience in a variety of development and engineering positions. Organised, methodical and a keen eye for detail.
Results in solid coding and trustworthy software programmes. Understanding client requirements and communicating the progress of projects are core values in achieving long lasting business relationships.
Erkko Sallinen, Lead Developer
Studied electronics at vocational school where we designed embedded systems from scratch. Installed and delivered computers for hospitals. Study Computer Science and a current master's degree candidate in the University of Eastern Finland. Done games and simulations with Unity and also a full stack developer.
Pasi Mustonen, Developer
A master’s student studying at University of Eastern Finland. Majoring computer science and leadership & marketing. He has been working on Suomen Henkilöstötalo before, which is a HR firm, and has great knowledge how to work with different type of people and how to lead different groups. I am willing to learn new and I desire new challenges.
Taha Nakabi, Data Scientist
Engineer, Data science specialist and PhD. researcher in computational intelligence at University of Eastern Finland with a Master’s degree in scientific computing and data modelling from Mohammadia School of engineers. Six-month training in financial index structuring and corporate actions at Société Général corporate and investment banking, and six months in machine learning and data science applications for smart grid research projects at the University of Eastern Finland.
Abdul Akeem Odunmbaku, Developer
Hardworking, professional, ambitious, and experienced software and hardware programmer, with strong technical background and development ability to work with minimum supervision. Possesses strong analytical skills combined with experience in many programming techniques. Self-motivated individual, with the ability to communicate at all levels and also contribute to the development of best practices, policies within a company.
Core Competencies / Specializations
Virtual & Augmented Reality has already the potential to penetrate almost every area of our lives. Sim Lab IT is a VR/AR solutions Company that will focus on the development of out-of-the-box platform solutions for enterprises. We believe that the 4th industrial revolution is now gathering full steam and companies will have to turn to new technologies to get ahead of the competition.
We see a future where the forces of AI, AR, and VR come together to propel human-computer interaction to new levels.
Airbus Defense & Space
University of Eastern Finland
- Address: Unit 209, 2nd Floor, McLarens Building, No 123 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 4
- Fax: +94 11 7444 188
- Address: Unit 209, 2nd Floor, McLarens Building, No 123 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 4
- Phone: +94 772 326 444
- Fax: +94 11 7444 188
- Tiranjan Bulankulame, CEO