Headquartered in San Jose, California, Zone24x7 Inc is a digital transformation partner to a wide range of organizations from technology startups to Fortune 500 organizations. Established in 2003 by Founder CEO Llavan Fernando and CFO Saw-Chin Fernando, the company has successfully served leading Tier 1 retailers and hi-tech companies offering best in class technology solutions backed by a strong commitment for customer satisfaction. In 2004, Llavan and Saw-Chin founded Zone24x7 (Private) Limited, Advanced Technology Center in Colombo, Sri Lanka as a separate entity. The Advanced Technology Center located in Colombo offers highly skilled engineering specialists and related technology services to Zone24x7 Inc. Zone24x7 specializes in offering end-to-end technology consulting and engineering services encompassing both hardware and software. The services portfolio include, Enterprise Software Applications, Big Data & Data Science Engineering, Embedded Systems Engineering, Remote Monitoring & IoT, Cognitive Vision, Robotics, and Innovation Services with Technology Proof of Concept Development. Zone24x7 promote a culture of customer centric innovation, continuous learning, professionalism, caring for oneself and others and integrity to create a diverse, inclusive and a thriving workplace for all its associates.
Enhance the emotional experience of everyone we touch
Weave software and hardware into best-in-class solutions that ensure the enduring growth of our customers
Develop a lifelong passion for new knowledge
Question and validate what you already know against new knowledge acquired
Challenge conventional thinking with reason
Embrace open and sincere communication with everyone
Lead without a title
Leadership is not in the title. Having a title does not make you one
Have a healthy bias for action
Decide, communicate and move forward. Actions speak louder than words.
Measure what you manage
Determine if you are on track to achieve the expected goals, results, value.
Act with integrity
Each of the above behaviors must incorporate exceptional integrity and this is non-negotiable.
Meet Our Leadership
Founder & Chief Executive OfficerxLlavan Fernando is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Zone24X7. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Zone24x7 serve a wide range of organizations from technology startups to Fortune 500 organizations as a digital transformation partner. Since 2003, the company has successfully served leading Tier 1 retailers and hi-tech companies, with best in class technology solutions backed by a strong commitment for customer satisfaction. Llavan counts over 40 years of extensive global experience in the high tech industry. Prior to Zone24X7 he was the President and co-founder of @pos Transaction Systems (later known as Crossvue), a wholly owned subsidiary of Zebra Technologies Corporation. As an innovator, Llavan was instrumental in disrupting many industries with the careful application of technology. He has introduced Digital Signature Capture, Smart Devices for Visually Impaired, Electronic Signage Systems, Autonomous Robots for Inventory management and many other technology advancements through his companies. Llavan obtained his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc. in Instrumentation and Systems from the University of Reading U.K. He started his career in the United Kingdom at H. Tinsley & Company as an R&D Engineer and then joined Wilkinson-Sword where he worked on the fire protection systems on the legendary F-16 and F-111 fighter jets of the United States Air force. In the United States, he has worked for Telesensory Systems who developed groundbreaking technology for the blind and visually impaired and then for Wyse Technology who were developing computer terminals. He also worked for Inforite Corporation developing signature capture products.
Chief Financial OfficerxSaw-Chin Fernando is the Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Zone24x7 Inc. She is serving as the Chief Financial Officer from the inception of the company. Saw-Chin oversees the operations of the distributed teams in both the US and Sri Lanka and drives the company’s focus on excellence in operations, engineering, people, process and global alignment for successful execution. She is instrumental in fostering leadership, teamwork, culture and core values within Zone24x7. Saw-Chin is responsible in formulating and implementing organizational policies while ensuring efficient and effective management of activities. She started her earlier career in the United Kingdom, later directly assisted, and strongly supported several Silicon Valley start-up companies in planning and directing their operational activities. Her previous valuable experience includes involvement in supervising teams, managing properties and investments for over 20 years. Born in Malaysia, she had her early education in Malaysia and later in the UK.
Majella Fernando, Ph.D
Chief Operating OfficerxDr. Majella Fernando is the Chief Operating Office of Zone24x7. He has over 35 years’ experience steering Tier 1 and Tier 2 IT services organizations. His experience spans sales, operations and commercial management. Majella has held executive leadership roles in both commercial and public sectors and hence has a deep understanding of the business and operational drivers and pressures faced by these organizations. Most recently, he was a Bid Director within HPE (later named DXC) where he managed and won several multi-year, multi-million dollar services contracts. These deals were won against tough competition from global players such as IBM, TCS and CAPGEMINI. A common theme in Majella’s career has been the strong and deep client engagement and delivery reliability. Hence, Majella brings these attributes to Zone24x7 in order to help Zone24x7 to reach the next stage in their growth targets. Majella holds a PhD in Signal Processing from the Imperial College, University of London, UK. He lives with his family in Esher, UK.
Gerard Fernando, Ph.D
Chief Scientific OfficerxDr. Gerard Fernando is the Chief Scientific Officer to Zone24x7. He guides and provides direction to Zone24x7 in the areas of Cognition, Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Security, Media and strategic technologies. Gerard is a Partner and Co-founder of Compression Labs Inc., an organization dedicated to provide media encoding solutions. He counts over 35 years of experience in the technology industry specializing in technology commercialization from conception, leading the definition of architectural roadmap through to product launch including technology licensing. At Zone24x7, Gerard leads patenting and IP protection strategy and as the principal inventor, he has contributed to many US patents. During his career, he has held key technology leadership positions at Sun Microsystems, USA and Philips Research Laboratories, UK. He has done several publications to globally accepted conferences and journals. Gerard has participated and led standards activities in ISO/MPEG and IETF where the main focus of standardization activities has been on audio-visual media, including Java in MPEG. He obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Imperial College, University of London, UK. He lives with his family in Mountain View, California.
Sankalpa Gamwarige, Ph.D
GM (SL)/ VP – EngineeringxDr. Sankalpa Gamwarige started his career at Zone24x7 in 2006. He was the Principal Hardware Engineer and Director of Embedded Systems before being appointed as the General Manager / Vice President of Engineering in 2012. Sankalpa heads Zone24x7 (Pvt) Limited in Sri Lanka. Prior to joining Zone24x7, Sankalpa worked at Symbol Technologies (a Zebra Technologies Company), Interblocks (Pvt) Ltd, and Millennium IT (Pvt) Ltd. He counts over 20 years of extensive experience in different embedded system designs including Payment, Kiosk, Hand Held Terminal, and other POS devices, most of which were designed for global brands. He has been successfully working with clients in the USA, Canada, Taiwan, China, India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Sankalpa has a keen interest in supporting the growth of the Technology Industry in Sri-Lanka. He has served and currently serving as a director in leading industry bodies including SLASSCOM, TRACE and EDB Advisory Committee. Sankalpa is also a Board Member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Moratuwa. He also serves as an advisor to several other leading public and private Universities in Sri-Lanka. Sankalpa earned his BSc and PhD in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Moratuwa in 2002 and 2010 respectively. In addition, he has earned full academic qualifications of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK in 1998. Sankalpa has a number of peer reviewed research articles in journals and conferences to his credit. He has also served as a reviewer in a number of journals/conferences and has been actively involved in organizing several International research/knowledge conferences in Sri Lanka.
GM (US)/ VP – Strategy & Business DevelopmentxNeschae Fernando is the General Manager and Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Zone24x7. Neschae has worked with Zone24x7 in various capacities since its inception and is currently overseeing corporate growth strategy and US operations. Prior to joining Zone24x7, Neschae has held various positions in Cisco Systems and Symbol Technologies, where his team delivered multiple devices and large-scale solutions. He brings over 20 years of experience in developing embedded systems, software, hardware, mechanical design, program management, and business development. Neschae graduated with Honors from the University of California, Los Angeles and received BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, where he conducted graduate research in MEMS and Neural engineering sponsored by the California NanoSystems Institute.
Head of Global OperationsxMohan Fernando is the Vice President of Operations for Zone24x7. He carries over 20 years of post-qualifying experience providing fiscal, strategic and operational leadership in diverse industries such as Information Technology, Financial services, Telecom and Manufacturing. Prior to joining Zone24x7, Mohan has held the position of CEO at Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (Pvt) Ltd and Informatics International Limited. In addition, he has served as the Country Head and CEO in the Firstsource Dialog Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, which is one of the largest BPO service providers in Sri Lanka with over 750 staff. He has held various senior roles at the HSBC Group Services Centre from 2004 to 2012, such as Asst. Vice President – Operations & Shared Services, Asst. Vice President – Programme Management, Asst Vice President – Change Management, Manager – Migrations and Capacity Management. Mohan is a member of the Association of Business Executives (UK), Co-Chair of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Sri Lankan Chapter and also a Past Director – Board of Directors of Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM)
VP – Business DevelopmentxTim Becerra is the Vice President of Business Development for Zone24x7. Prior to joining Zone24x7 in 2013, he has held positions as VP of Business Development at Vivonet a leader in cloud based solutions, point of sale and self service kiosks for hospitality industry. He has also held positions at Posiflex as EVP Sales & Business Development and VP, Operations & Customer Support at Sable Technologies Inc. Tim brings over 30 years of experience in Point of Sale (POS) industry related to manufacturing, customer support, hardware assessment and sales and marketing. He has been successful in multiple start-up and developed environments with a proven track record of effectively managing small and large support and business development teams building long-term business relationships that provide mutual value.
Director – Business OperationsxSchayne Jallow is the Director of Business Operations for Zone24x7. Schayne has worked at Zone24x7 since 2006 and is responsible for overseeing the US Operations in many areas including Accounting & Payroll, HR and General Operations. Prior to joining Zone24x7, Schayne gained invaluable retail experience working in the Macy’s West Buying office. Her insider’s knowledge of the retail industry brings important insight to our clients and their projects. Schayne graduated from Santa Clara University and received a BSC -Bachelor of Science in Commerce- in Marketing and a Minor in Retail Studies. Being a member of the Retail Studies Student Association at Santa Clara University, her network includes top leaders and advisors in the Retail Industry.