Translating Ideas Into Action

BUSINESS
TECHNOLOGY
INNOVATION

Sridhar Dhanapalan is a problem solver at heart

He has a passion for using technology to empower people, organisations and societies around the globe

About Srid­har

Srid­har enjoys solv­ing com­plex prob­lems with innov­at­ive, multi-dis­cip­lin­ary solu­tions, work­ing with people from dif­fer­ent pro­fes­sion­al back­grounds and con­nect­ing the dots.

Hav­ing been a dir­ect­or of 6 organ­isa­tions and a co-founder­/­found­ing-team mem­ber in 7 star­tups, he has pro­fes­sion­ally made a high impact in sec­tors includ­ing SMEs, star­tups, edu­ca­tion, social enter­prise, not-for-profits and gov­ern­ment.

He has a pas­sion for empower­ing people, organ­isa­tions and soci­ety and has led devel­op­ment behind sev­er­al world-first solu­tions.

With a repu­ta­tion for solv­ing com­plex prob­lems with multi-dis­cip­lin­ary teams and approaches, he is known for his lead­er­ship and entre­pren­eur­i­al flair. This has cre­ated new busi­ness ini­ti­at­ives that have truly cre­ated an impact and made a dif­fer­ence glob­ally.

STRATEGY & INNOVATION

In organ­isa­tions such as Foss­mart, Nat­ive Title Ser­vices Vic­tor­ia and VISITS, Srid­har has empowered organ­isa­tions to thrive in chan­ging reg­u­lat­ory and eco­nom­ic envir­on­ments through new prac­tice man­age­ment sys­tems and busi­ness prac­tices. He has also led organ­isa­tions through the devel­op­ment of new products to enter new mar­kets as well as estab­lished prac­tices to provide new man­aged ser­vices.

START-UPS

Srid­har has provided stra­tegic dir­ec­tion and over­sight in star­tups and not-for-profits such as Activ­ity Cent­ral, Unleash Kids and OLPC enabling them to be more agile and com­pet­it­ive. He has exper­i­ence estab­lish­ing and lead­ing teams as well as rolling out tech­no­lo­gies used by mil­lions of chil­dren world­wide and win­ning multi-mil­lion dol­lar gov­ern­ment grants.

k

CONSULTANT & ANALYST

In organ­isa­tions includ­ing URSYS, Solu­tions First and BizCubed, Srid­har has designed, built and man­aged busi­ness net­works as well as cre­ate and imple­ment policies and sys­tems to stream­line tech­nic­al sup­port activ­it­ies to improve reli­ab­il­ity and pro­ductiv­ity both intern­ally and extern­ally.

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY LEADERSHIP

Srid­har has worked at exec­ut­ive and seni­or lead­er­ship levels with exper­i­ence build­ing and lead­ing teams in organ­isa­tions includ­ing West­ern Sydney Uni­ver­sity, Foss­mart and OLPC. He worked for West­ern Sydney University’s CIO to forge exec­ut­ive level rela­tion­ships across the organ­isa­tion and was a found­ing mem­ber of the Digit­al Strategy and Innov­a­tion unit. He has exper­i­ence lead­ing teams of sub­ject mat­ter and tech­nic­al experts from around the globe deliv­er­ing con­sist­ent and qual­ity products, ser­vices and rela­tion­ships.

Ven­tures and Pro­jects

CAREERNEXUS

Co-Founder of CareerNex­us, a unique tal­ent acquis­i­tion plat­form that empowers both employ­er and can­did­ate for bet­ter fit

business-Strategy

SCALEGY

Founder of Scalegy, Innov­a­tion and Tech­no­logy con­sult­ing with a focus on stra­tegic and busi­ness align­ment

IT Management

LINUX AUSTRALIA

Lead­er and key­note speak­er in glob­al open source pro­jects and con­fer­ences. Held roles such as Dir­ect­or — Linux Aus­tralia and Pres­id­ent — Sydney Linux Users Group

olpc, one laptop per child

ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD

We inven­ted the first com­pre­hens­ive children’s lit­er­acy exper­i­ence for a hybrid laptop /​ tab­let device and were rewar­ded with a $11.7m Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment grant

Videos

CREATING AN EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

Srid­har gave a talk in the main key­note room explain­ing the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) mis­sion and how they intend to achieve it.

 

Click here to read the blog post.

AUSTRALIA’S TOUGHEST LINUX DEPLOYMENT

 

Srid­har spoke at OSDC on the OLPC mis­sion and how tech­no­logy will enable it.

 

Click here to read the blog post.

WANT TO SEE MORE OF SRIDHAR’S TALKS?

Blog

Srid­har has been a lead­er in inter­na­tion­al open source com­munit­ies includ­ing Dir­ect­or of Linux Aus­tralia and Pres­id­ent of Sydney Linux Users Group, as well as CTO for One Laptop Per Child with end-to-end tech­no­logy respons­ib­il­ity across APAC.

Here you’ll find some of Sridhar’s fea­tured art­icles, talks, pub­lic­a­tions and inter­views.

CareerNexus: a new way to find work

The start-up that I have co-foun­ded, CareerNex­us, is look­ing for job seekers to take part in a product test and mar­ket exper­i­ment. If you, or someone you know, wants to know more and poten­tially take part, mes­sage me. If we can help just a frac­tion of those people who…

read more

A Complete Literacy Experience For Young Children

From the “I should have pos­ted this months ago” vault… When I led tech­no­logy devel­op­ment at One Laptop per Child Aus­tralia, I main­tained two golden rules: everything that we release must ‘just work’ from the per­spect­ive of the user (usu­ally a child or teach­er), and…

read more

WANT TO READ MORE OF SRIDHAR’S ARTICLES?

Con­tact Srid­har

Not afraid to ask the thought-pro­vok­ing ques­tions, Srid­har is inquis­it­ive and exper­i­enced in unlock­ing the poten­tial of SMEs, star­tups and not-for-profits.

Srid­har will bring his years of busi­ness, tech­nic­al and per­son­al exper­i­ence to deliv­er strategy, pro­cess and cap­ab­il­ity to lead and drive your organ­isa­tion for­ward.

Con­tact Srid­har if you’d like to know more about him or his ven­tures.

+61 425 239 701 | sridhar@​dhanapalan.​com