Shanta R Yapa

Shanta R Yapa has over 30 years of experience in diverse fields of engineering, banking and general management. At present, he works for Epic Technology Group as the Chief Operating Officer of Epic Research & Innovations. He is a visiting faculty member teaching strategy, technology management and international business in postgraduate programs of over 15 local and international universities. He is the immediate past president of the Software Chapter of the Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), serves in the executive council of the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) and acts as a member of several boards of leading universities and policy authorities. He is a certified innovation manager from Leipzig University.

All articles by Shanta R Yapa:

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    Innovation Simplified

    Dec 01, 2017 | In: Training & Education

    Organizations rely on innovations to sustain competitiveness. Managers often talk about innovations. Some use it as an ornament. Perhaps innovation is the mostly abused word by organizations and practicing managers. There are dozens of definitions for the word innovation.

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    Leap Innovation: a Strategy to Get Ahead and Stay Relevant

    Nov 29, 2016 | In: Strategies

    The importance of innovation for organizations to remain competitive is widely discussed and well accepted by scholars and practicing managers. However, failures in innovation attempts are quite common and raise many questions. Why do firms with innovative products fail? Does market acceptance of innovations alone guarantee continuous success? Is it innovation strategy that can ensure long-term prosperity? One can argue that it is not only how to innovate that matters, but also where, what and when to innovate that make the difference.

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    Innovation Tautogram — A Simple and Powerful Innovation Tool

    Apr 28, 2016 | In: Strategies

    The human vocabulary with millions of words is adequate to explain all of our expectations and experiences, even those which are imagined. Why not harness the power of language to discover new products and services? Author Shanta R Yapa shares the Innovation Tautogram technique, which can be used as an individual or a group exercise.