Rohan Gunatillake

Entrepreneur, Innovation Producer

Rohan Gunatillake is an innovation producer and entrepreneur based in Glasgow with two main specialisms. The first is that of wise technology and modern mindfulness. Rohan heads up 21awake, a creative studio which combines deep experience in both meditation, technology & design. 21awake is best known for buddhify, the best selling urban mindfulness app and their other prototypes include the recently launched Mindfulness Games. His second specialism is in the cultural sector with current and past projects include Sync, Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, Culture Hack Scotland and the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab. His previous employers include IBM, Accenture and Nesta. Rohan is an award-winning blogger, has written for the Guardian and Wired and has yet to score a competitive touchdown for the Glasgow Hornets. He is also a regular speaker with recent appearances at SXSW, FutureFest, Future Everything and the Buddhist Geeks Conference. He is a trustee of the British Council and in 2012 Wired magazine named him in their Smart List of 50 people who are about to change the world.