The Shape of Work

#91: Dr Upendra Pieris on first 90 days as CEO, leadership, employee recognition, and the tech ecosystem in Sri Lanka

August 27, 2021 Springworks Season 1 Episode 91
The Shape of Work
#91: Dr Upendra Pieris on first 90 days as CEO, leadership, employee recognition, and the tech ecosystem in Sri Lanka
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‘The only thing a designation carries is the level of responsibility'

On this episode of The Shape of Work podcast, we have Dr Upendra Pieris to share about his incredible journey from being a data processing officer to being the CEO of OREL IT, a global corporation that enables machine vision led innovation. It has grown exponentially from a two-person fraternity to a 4500 plus strong company in just over a decade.

With over 15 years of experience in the global IT industry, Upendra has contributed immensely to the IT industry of Sri Lanka and encouraged young professionals to become aspiring and innovative leaders.

In this episode, we discuss with Upendra:

  • His first 90 days as CEO
  • His philosophy on leadership in terms of employee well-being and professional development
  • What did the pandemic mean for OREL IT: from challenges to transformations
  • Reimagining the role of HR during the pandemic
  • The importance of Employee recognition
  • The tech ecosystem in Sri Lanka

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Produced by: Priya Bhatt
Podcast host: Abhash Kumar

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His first 90 days as CEO
His philosophy on leadership in terms of employee well-being and professional development
What did the pandemic mean for OREL IT: from challenges to transformations
Reimagining the role of HR during the pandemic
The importance of Employee recognition
The tech ecosystem in Sri Lanka