Rohan Gunatillake

Rohan Gunatillake is a producer, entrepreneur and advisor, with specialisms in digital innovation in the arts and how technology can improve wellbeing.

His first specialism is exploring how the arts can do more interesting things with digital tools & digital thinking. He is the co-producer of Sync, the progressive innovation programme for the arts in Scotland, is the learning partner of the £7M Digital R&D Fund for the Arts and was the founding producer of the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab.

Rohan's second specialism is understanding how popular technologies might create joy, focus and calm instead of distress, distraction and anxiety. He is the creator of buddhify the mobile mindfulness app for modern life and his ideas on how to design technology for wellbeing have appeared on BBC radio and in Wired magazine.

Now working independently or in dynamic collaborations, Rohan's previous employers include Nesta, IBM and Accenture where in his five years with the public sector consulting practice his clients included HMRC and the Ministry of Justice.  Glasgow-based, he speaks internationally on digital, arts and the mind and in 2012, Wired magazine named him in their Smart List of 50 people who are about to change the world.