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Jagath Wanninayake
President & CEO at Suvoda


Jagath is an entrepreneur and experienced executive with a background in founding and leading innovative software companies. He was co-founder, chairman & CEO of Clarix LLC, where he led the team that developed the first fully web-integrated randomization and trial supply management system with the industry’s shortest deployment timeline. In 6 years, until its acquisition by Phase Forward (now Oracle), Jagath led Clarix from a three-person startup to a 100-person multi-national company serving 3 of the top 5 and 11 of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Subsequently, he was a corporate officer and a member of the operating committee at Phase Forward. Jagath was also a co-founder of Jamity Records, an independent record label which produced several albums, and a co-founder of Mixette, a digital gifting startup. He is the recipient of the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for Greater Philadelphia and is an investor in technology startups and an advisor to entrepreneurs. Jagath is also currently a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Eastern PA Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He holds a B.A. in economics with a concentration in public policy from Swarthmore College.

Agenda Sessions

  • IRT Evolution: A Vision for the Future**