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Shehara Viswanathan

Regional Technology Evangelist and Leader


Shehara is a Technology Evangelist and Leader with over 15 years’ experience in Global Cloud, Telecommunications and Applications industries.

As the Head of International Cloud Portfolio at Telstra, Shehara was instrumental in setting Telstra’s global strategy, helping the company create award winning differentiation in Asia Pacific’s highly competitive cloud market. Resulting in six industry awards in the last 9 months. Shehara also led the Gender Diversity program Brilliant Connected Women at Telstra Singapore. Her previous roles included General Manager of Telstra’s Cloud Application Solutions and Planning and Strategy Manager at SingTel Optus.

Shehara recently served as the Vice Chair of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA), a regional industry association which promotes and accelerates cloud computing use and adoption in Asia Pacific and she is a frequent speaker and panel member at Cloud and Digital Thought Leadership events.

 Shehara has also been involved in a voluntary capacity with several community organisations including – SCWO IT Hub and she has a Certificate of Commendation by the Order of Australia Association for Community Service.

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